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by rasputin
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Recommendation for student violinist
Replies: 6
Views: 4642

Jina: go to "www.violinist.com". You'll get all the help you need.
by rasputin
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: historical recording question
Replies: 20
Views: 8436

About Barer, you sure dont want to heard him doing Grieg's p.c.with Ormandy and the PH.Orch. He died on stage from a brain stroke. Poor Barer, when at last he had became loved and respected after a very,very hard
life...
by rasputin
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Violinist.com and Sites for Musicians
Replies: 1
Views: 2277

Yes, It's a great forum, but mainly for professional violinists or violin students. 85/95% of all threads are relative to technical subjects, repertory, opinions on violinists,etc. Very few or recordings or works as such. Ilia Gringolts is there once in a while. They don't made critics of works or c...
by rasputin
Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Violinist David Oistrakh & Taneyev's music
Replies: 5
Views: 3593

But we don't have to believe everything Nathan said, He had an acid sens
of humor. After all, Auer and Stoliarsky had some of the greatest violinists
of the 20th.century as pupils. And they were just kids when Auer took them
So,he had to teached them a lot. :wink: :wink:
by rasputin
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Edvard Grieg
Replies: 19
Views: 8525

The 3 violin sonatas, the cello sonata and the 2 string quartets :) :)
by rasputin
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Violinist David Oistrakh & Taneyev's music
Replies: 5
Views: 3593

Lance: it's debatable Milstein's as Auer's pupil. He denied that and criticized Auer teaching, saying that he learned much more listening to the other kids that Auer's advice. About K.v.c..I've 4 0istrakh's recordings of the piece; 2 with the composer, 1 Ancerl and 1 Kubelik. All are great. But Igor...
by rasputin
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The fascination for old recordings
Replies: 34
Views: 14674

A lot of recordings of: Heifetz - Menuhin - Milstein - Oistrakh - Renardy - Ricci - Morini - Nadien- Rabinoff - Seidel - Zimbalist - Gingold - Korsakoff - Primrose - Starker - Rostropovich - Tertis - Dinicu - Enescu - Flesch - Neveu - ...... Schneider,Budapest, Pro-Arte, Kolish,Primrose,Bush, Capet,...
by rasputin
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: GMG?
Replies: 32
Views: 14073

GMG?

Anybody knows what happen to GMG forum?. It's gone for a weck now. :shock: :shock:
by rasputin
Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 24: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Franz Waxman wasn't a film music composer only. Besides his (in)famous violin variations on Carmen (Heifetz supreme), he left some curious works, like his "Auld Long Syne Variations for piano quartet",in 4 movements: 1) Eine Kleine Nichtmusik-Rondo-Allegro 2) LyB-Adagio 3)Chaconne a son gout-Stately...
by rasputin
Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 22: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Slatkin was founder and first violin of famous Hollywwod SQ, IMO
one of the best quartet ensambles of the 40s and 50s. Some of their recordings, like Schoenberg,Carter,Dohnanyi,Borodin,Tchaikivsky,are
already classics. If you see any of his Testament CD,take it.
by rasputin
Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: out of print cds
Replies: 7
Views: 2264

Would ever RCA re-published the complete Heifetz Collection?. Last time
I saw it offered on Ebay,it went for more than a thousend dollars :shock: :shock:
by rasputin
Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Composer quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

I'm also a RK nut. I love his symphonic music, but also his chamber, which very few know. IMO his piano trio is one of the most powerful and beautiful of all russian's romantic.; his string sextet is lovely. His SQ deserve more diffusion. And what about his short but wonderful Phantasy-concerto for ...
by rasputin
Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 21: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Better said, his Paganinianas. It seems that every time he played this
piece,he changed it, supressing or adding variations. I've 2 own Milstein's
recordings, one on studio and other live, and they are different.
by rasputin
Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 21: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Transcription for solo violin of Liszt's first Mephisto Walz !!!!
If interested, look for Rachel Barton Pine "Instrument of the Devil" CD
on Cedille Label. :wink:
by rasputin
Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Russia: More Dangerous Now Than Ever
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Drop nuke bombs at Moscow, St.Petersbourg and every other russian big cities. Kill all of them, men,women and child. At the same time do that on Iran,Iraq,Korea,Afhganistan,Cuba,Venezuela, China, Siria, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and any other not white and extreme right that you can think on. Maybe...
by rasputin
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 21: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Honor and praise to Nathan Milstein, one of the greatest 20th.cent.
violinists, and composer of one of the most awfully difficult pieces
ever written for solo violin
by rasputin
Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Violin sonatas: a poll
Replies: 24
Views: 4856



There are more IMO great violin sonatas with piano:


Alberic Magnard
First Saint-Saëns
Achron
Josef Wieniawsky (yes, Henryck's brother)
The first Faure
Lekeu (!!!!!)
Enescu 2 and 3
Ireland
Janaceck
Dvorak
Shostakovich
And more..
by rasputin
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violin concertos--not a poll
Replies: 53
Views: 26240

Well Jack, that's because you consider the violin only as the medium.
For those who love violin deeply, the century was the 19th IMO
by rasputin
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Violin sonatas: a poll
Replies: 24
Views: 4856

Could be, but even so, the Trio op.50 aggressive??. It's one of the most
tender a deeply emotional works that master did!
by rasputin
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violin concertos--not a poll
Replies: 53
Views: 26240

There are composer who's violin concerto/s are the best or one of the best works they ever write. Like: Elgar - Goldmark - Miaskovsky - Hubay - Lalo - Taktakishvili - Moszkowski Manen - Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Gruenberg - Rosza - Dohnanyi - Achron Ysaye- Svendsen - Karlowicz - Petterssen - Bloch - Bri...
by rasputin
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violin concertos--not a poll
Replies: 53
Views: 26240

You should find his russian v.c.and the magnificent third piano trio.
by rasputin
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Nazis Lose Again Thanks to Los Angeles Opera!
Replies: 2
Views: 979

I think that is rather hazardous to affirm that the nazis lose again.
I believe that they did not lose. They are just waiting for a new chance,
joining together and making plans.
If at the end of WWII 50000 of them had been shot, things would be
much better.
by rasputin
Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Violin sonatas: a poll
Replies: 24
Views: 4856

keninottawa wrote:I am a fan of Tchaikovsky's sonata for violin and piano... Very aggressive!
Tchaikovsky sonata for violin y piano??? Very aggressive?
What are you talking about??
For my part, I add Saint-Saëns first, IMO one of the most beautiful
ever written.
by rasputin
Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 10: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

On the booklet of "Heifetz Collection" Vol.2,Irving Kolodin (?) do a biographical outline of JH, and begin with "1900.Born in Vilna,Russia, on February 2". There's a mark, and at the end it's said "Heifetz mother advanced his birth date one year when no one was looking" No documentary corroboration ...
by rasputin
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 10: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Heifetz..Heifetz..hm, I thing I've heard that name before.
Some say that he was borne really on 1899. Anyway, he was from
the 19th.century :wink: :wink:
by rasputin
Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Third world keeps itself poor
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Of course you have obligations. You have to reduce the overpopulation
danger, It's your duty as the guardian of the planet. So,begin right now. A billion less will be enough for a while.
by rasputin
Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Stupid or Criminal or Both?
Replies: 15
Views: 2513

Enybody interested on learn in detail about concentration and murdering camps, should get Konnilyn G.Feig's "Hitler's Death Camps, The Sanity of Madness",1979 Holmes&Meier, London and New York Pub. She was not jewish but a christian lutheran The book describes the history, structure and operation of...
by rasputin
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: the best recording for Max Bruch Violin concerto No 1
Replies: 10
Views: 5294

To me, Igor Oistrakh with papa conducting. A marvellous recording IMO
by rasputin
Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 1: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

I think that was the year Ferencz wrote his variation for Diabelli.
by rasputin
Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: November 30: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Thanks Lance, but I've Michael Binn's recording on Pearl, and for now
it's enough for me.
I just remember the lovely Lyapunov v.c. By that genius Yulian
Sitkovetsky (I think it was the only version?).Fantastic play!!
by rasputin
Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: December 2: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Barbirolli did well leaving the cello and turning to conduct. I've his one and
only cello recording (a Bach's sonata with piano),and is rather bad.
by rasputin
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: November 30: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Agree.Have the Dutton and is a gem like Gretchaninoff piece. Also recommend Lyapunov's fantastic and extremely difficult Trascendental Etudes for piano. He was the russian Liszt. Ther's an old recording by the great Louis Ketner, but I couldn't get it. Piotr Stoliarsky was the teacher of David 0istr...
by rasputin
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 598299

An unknown and extremely beautiful Paul Jouon's SQ No.3
by rasputin
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Cheap at the Price
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Edmund Kurtz. Whasn't he who recorded Rachmaninoff's sonata with
Kapell on Victor?
by rasputin
Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Chausson's Concerto for Piano, Violin & String Quartet
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Hey Lance, are you sure that you have a David Oistrakh-Zertsalova recording?. Would it be IGOR Oistrakh-Zertsalova-Shostakovich SQ? I've this version and to me is just fantastic. But it´s my opinion. You´re right about Ketner, a very undervaluated pianist. I've by him complete Liszt R.H. and it's a ...
by rasputin
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: November 22: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Collaborations don't get better than Rubinstein/Heifetz/Feuermann. Though Casals/Corot/Thibaud was not far behind, less than an inch![/quote]

Corot?. You mean Jean-Babtiste Camille Corot, the french painter? I did'nt
know that he played the piano :wink: :wink:
by rasputin
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: RCA 59 CD Heifetz Collection
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Lance: you are right of course about Paulb. He seems to hate everybody.
(maybe H.and R.because were both jews ?), But on Bruch. hmm,
I prefer Rachel Barton Pine's version to H. Do you know it?
by rasputin
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: November 22: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

France Clidat was a very fine pianist. I've several Liszt's recordings
by her and they are excelent.
And Feuermann was the only cellist who can match Heifetz in virtuosity.
When those two joint with little Arthur,the polish kid, the results are
amazing.
by rasputin
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: November 21: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 768

If we blend Godowsky with Lewenthal, we'll get a passable pianist
by rasputin
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Please help me find the name of this track
Replies: 11
Views: 2223

I thing it is from a broken glass
by rasputin
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: November 16: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Hindemith a violinist?. I don't thing so. He played the viola. He could
play the violin, I suppouse, but he was not a violinist.
by rasputin
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: November 17: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

On Google I've found that great russian violinist Toscha Seidel was borne 11-17-1899. He was a friend of Heifetz and also an Auer's pupil, and he had one of the most powerful and sensual sounds in the history of the violin. If you saw the "Intermezzo" film. he was the player of the Prevost's theme. ...
by rasputin
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 10-CD set: Yehudi Menuhin on EMI
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

About Nielsen's v.c.,first recording (Emil Telmanyi in the 40s) is still
one of the best.
by rasputin
Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Dvorak String Quartet "America"
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

My recommendations:
The Prague SQ
The Budapest SQ
The Stamitz SQ
(I have also an early version by THE Budapest original hungarian, 1926, but you won't find it) :roll:
by rasputin
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 10-CD set: Yehudi Menuhin on EMI
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

Of all the works recorded, only ones I want are Saint-Saens third,Nielsen and the 2 Vieuxtemps v.c. And there's one missed: the IMHO best ever version
of Paganini's second with Fistoulari. Really extraordinary!! And Mendelssohn
D Minor.
by rasputin
Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 10-CD set: Yehudi Menuhin on EMI
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

Not for me,Lance. I've many YM recordings between 1929 and 1960, and
IMO it were his best. Later recordings I don't buy. His technique decline
is clair.
by rasputin
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: I thought he was dead!
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Immigrants also hate you. Only they hate their own country more.
by rasputin
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Today marks the 68th Aniversary of Kristallnacht
Replies: 11
Views: 1460

And still jews are living in Germany and Poland. Will they never learn?
by rasputin
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Post-Election Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Don't be surprised if after the elections, some key democrats began
to suffer heart attacks, car accidents and the like,his/her sons kidnaped
and their bank acconts hackered..
by rasputin
Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Chamber music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg on RCA
Replies: 2
Views: 2013



I've (and recommend):
SQ 12 and piano quintet; Olympia 474
Sonatas for solo cello No.2,3 and 4; 0lympia 643
Children's notebooks 1-3 for piano and piano trio; Olympia 581
SQ 1,10 and 17; 0lympia 628