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by PJME
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dark doings in Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Dark doings in Africa

Witchcraft and sorcery are everywhere - from Alaska to Zanzibar. Think of UFO's & abductions, toast with the face of Christ,miracle diets and miracle machines that will change your life ( Tell Sell), lotteries, magical shampoos and anti wrinkle cream, unsinkable ships, secure banks.
by PJME
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Deaths (Music-related) in 2008 - Alphabetical
Replies: 13
Views: 2367

Re: Deaths (Music-related) in 2008 - Alphabetical

Sorry...for already starting a new list - 2009 obituaries... but Maltese composer Charles Camilleri passed away on jan 3rd. Charles Camilleri (7 September 1931 – 3 January 2009) was a Maltese composer, long acknowledged as Malta's national composer. Camilleri was born in Ħamrun and, as a teenager, h...
by PJME
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

Sorry Dirk, but it is exactly the other way round! I wasn't able - of course - what kind of elephant was used...but it is very, very doubtful that African elephant were used. Bigger, heavier, more agressive. From Wikipedia : In general, the Asian elephant weighs between 3-5 tons (6,615-11,025lb); ho...
by PJME
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Roy Harris 'Symphonies
Replies: 12
Views: 1587

Re: Roy Harris 'Symphonies

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NEECYBYcL._SS500_.jpg Symphony nr 11 is available now. Good performance - rather difficult work. Even if all the typical Harrison traits are there. But I only listenen once - so my perception will change Love symphony nr 8 "San Francisco" - nr. 3 deserves all...
by PJME
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

http://www.hbdirect.com/coverm/21/24321.jpg Paul Dombrecht and Octophorus. This disc is a good introduction to historical orientalism. 19th and 20th century Orientalism( in symphonies, symphonic poems, piano pieces,operas and ballets) is abundently available. Richard Strauss is yet another composer...
by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

See : http://cnx.org/content/m15861/latest/ : Janissary music and Turkish influences on Western music.

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And Geraldine Farrar as Thaïs to top it off!
by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

Who was the costume designer? The production team includes: Tanusree Shankar (of the Ravi Shankar artistic clan) provided the choreography, Omung Kumar Bhandula the sets, Rajesh Pratap Singh the costumes. Singers :Sylvie Brunet as Padmâvatî, Ratan-Sen :Finnur Bjarnason, Alain Fondary as Aladdin the...
by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

As for Fux ( this is a text from Amazon) : Johann Joseph Fux (1660 - 1741): Concentus Musico-Instrumentalis I: Serenada K. 352; Overture E. 109; Overture K. 355; Turcaria. Performed by: Armonico Tributo Austria [Gunar Letzbor, Chiharu Abe, Ilja Karol, Wolfhard Schuster, Brigitte Täubl, Barbara Erdne...
by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

Ok - one more photograph as a grand finale! Director was Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

I told you : elephants!

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by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

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Albert Roussel's Padmâvati in Paris / bollywood-style ( it was apparently really great, including two real elephants)

Zeffirelli... he surely knew Bakst...but goed usually over the top with gold.
by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

Maurice Delage

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by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

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poster for "Salammbo"
by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

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Léon Bakst / Les Ballets Russes : Cléopâtre
by PJME
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orientalism
Replies: 51
Views: 10218

Re: Orientalism

Sure "Orientalism" adds spice and color, has wonderful rythms, can be wildly riotous or sweetly languorous....and it covers a huge range of styles and interpretations. Real and fantasy orients mix and combine in pianominiatures and grand operas: Rondo à la Turca, Turcaria, Bacchanale, Danse oriental...
by PJME
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ibert Concertino
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Re: Ibert Concertino

As you can see, we hardly know a thing about Ibert. "Escales" and the flute concerto are -arguably- his best known compositions. The saxophone concertino is light music, loved by many saxophonists. But there could be hidden treasures... Musique orchestrale Escales, pour orchestre (1922) Jeux, pour o...
by PJME
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12604

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

here is the name :

John Ging, director of operations in Gaza for UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, told reporters at U.N. headquarters by videolink that he had visited the Jabalya school during a three-hour lull in fighting on Wednesday.
by PJME
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Suggestions of music inspired by LOVE!
Replies: 32
Views: 3202

Re: Suggestions of music inspired by LOVE!

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by PJME
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Suggestions of music inspired by LOVE!
Replies: 32
Views: 3202

Re: Suggestions of music inspired by LOVE!

Berlioz' Nuits d'Eté - especially Vilanelle Ralph Vaughan Williams : 5 mystical songs for baritone, chorus and orchestra : Love bade me welcome( I know, not exacvtly a romance....George Herbert is a mystical poet...but the song is so exquisite!) Johannes Brahms : Liebesliederwälzer Carl Orff: Stetit...
by PJME
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help with DUTCH pronunciation of a name ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: Help with DUTCH pronunciation of a name ...

Lance; Hendrik Slofstra's explanation is correct. Aaf-yeh Hey - nis : keep the "i" rather short, it should rhime with "Liz"or "miss" And ,hey, that's an easy one : Hey you there! "je" is also a diminutif : kind - kindje ( child/little child),poes - poesje ( cat/little cat) ,many names : Hendrikje St...
by PJME
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: OLIVIER MESSIAEN

http://www.nom-famille.com/nom-messiaen.html http://www.familienaam.be/ ( type "Messiaen" and click. More "Messiaen" ( and Missiaen) live in Belgium ( Flanders) than in France. It is a name rather typical of West Flanders and the Nord Pas-de-Calais region in France . I haven't studied olivier Messia...
by PJME
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concerti for Orchestra
Replies: 18
Views: 1587

Re: Concerti for Orchestra

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Both the McCabe concerto and Malcolm Arnold's Concerto philharmonico are well worth discovering. Great performances with Solti or haitink conducting.
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by PJME
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concerti for Orchestra
Replies: 18
Views: 1587

Re: Concerti for Orchestra

In Belgium, Arthur Meulemans wrote two ( ca 1950-1960) . The first was once available on a Decca LP. They are fairly short ( ca 20 mins) concentrated works. Goffredo Petrassi' series of 8 Concerti has been recorded twice http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2002/Mar02/petrassi.jpg Zoltan Pesko http:/...
by PJME
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Recession
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: Recession

It goes all very fast. Here in Belgium almost everyday large companies fire people or slow down the production. Mital steel, Nyrstar, BASF, GM/Opel, Janssen Pharmaceutica.... The car industry is hit hard.From today on Cardoen cars offers two cars for the price of one.... http://www.cardoen.be/nieuws...
by PJME
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Say Fazil, pianist
Replies: 15
Views: 2724

Re: Say Fazil, pianist

AFAIK, he gets mixed reviews. But he definitely is a virtuoso of the highest calibre. Gershwin, Stravinsky, Haydn, his own compositions... A couple of years ago he even performed Jolivet's concerto in Paris. I had that on a cassette... His Cds turn up - often - in the cut out bins.... I'll keep you ...
by PJME
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Musicalpaintings
Replies: 331
Views: 38548

Re: Musicalpaintings

Its from the HauntedHouse of JoanCrawford!!!
PJME wrote:Ah! thanks Topo, now my imagination was stimulated aswell!
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I'm delighted! Many thanks,

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Mme. J.Crawford
by PJME
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Musicalpaintings
Replies: 331
Views: 38548

Re: Musicalpaintings

Ah! thanks Topo, now my imagination was stimulated aswell!
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by PJME
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How I think CMG stacks up against another site ...
Replies: 110
Views: 6157

Re: How does CMG stack up against another site?

Of course, no Forum is "perfect" ( and doesn't need to be). I enjoy browsing several, picking up recommendations. At all the Forums ( French, German, American...) I investigated, discussions degenerate in ugly fights ( Wagner, religion, politics...the US versus Europe, etc), silliness ( lists, who's...
by PJME
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music for Alto Flute
Replies: 17
Views: 1453

Re: Music for Alto Flute

Koechlin : Stèle funéraire for flute, piccolo and alto flute op.224 (1950)

But there might be more - his output is huge !

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by PJME
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music for Alto Flute
Replies: 17
Views: 1453

Re: Music for Alto Flute

André Jolivet Incantation ''Pour que l'image devienne symbole'' Pour flûte Durée : 3' Composition : 1937 Première audition en 1937 par Jan Merry Cohu Pour flûte en Sol (ou en Ut) Éditeur : Billaudot Ascèses Cinq pièces pour flûte en Sol Durée : 15' Composition : 1967 Éditeur : Billaudot Other French...
by PJME
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: World's Greatest Orchestra Plans for the Future
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: World's Greatest Orchestra Plans for the Future

Thanks for that message Ralph. Messiaen's "Poèmes pour Mi" deserve a little bit more information - and it's great theat Fleming will perform them; Messiaen married Claire Delbos in June 1932, and during the summer, the young couple moved into a new apartment in the South of Paris. Claire was a compo...
by PJME
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jean Francaix clarinet concerto Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: Jean Francaix clarinet concerto Video

Discover Francaix's concerto in a splendid version by Belgian virtuoso Walter Boeykens : http://www.buffet-crampon.com/files/EPRC_2_front%20web.jpg The concerti by Marcel Poot and August Verbesselt are excellent aswell. From :http://www.buffet-crampon.com/en/news.php?mode=printNews&nid=286 Verbessel...
by PJME
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Photography Page
Replies: 52
Views: 3327

Re: Photography Page

He changed a lot...as we all do ,and will...

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by PJME
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Photography Page
Replies: 52
Views: 3327

Re: Photography Page

I have no idea Topo...but here are some vintage accordions for you! :D
by PJME
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Symphonic Works Depicting the Sea
Replies: 67
Views: 7147

Re: Symphonic Works Depicting the Sea

On Timpani : Philippe Gaubert (From http://www.recordsinternational.com/cd.php?cd=10K001) Known almost exclusively, especially in the U.S., as a flutist and composer of music for his own instrument, Gaubert was also a talented conductor and wrote quite a bit of orchestral music. His major work must ...
by PJME
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Note By Note-The Making of Steinway L1037"
Replies: 13
Views: 4648

Re: "Note By Note-The Making of Steinway L1037"

Hi Lance, this post reminds me of a DVD I sent you ( admittedly, with some technical flaws...) about mr.Maene and the reconstruction of the 1836 Steinweg/Steinway....Were you able to play it ? I have no idea if the European DVD recording system is compatible with the US one. http://www.canvas.be/can...
by PJME
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Mendelssohn Project
Replies: 28
Views: 2121

Re: The Mendelssohn Project

[quote="Lance"][color=#004000]Ah, Leipzig. I must get there again. Hey, PJME, where have you been? I haven't seen a lot of you here. I hope you still love us! [/color][/quote] Hi Lance, greetings from Belgium. All's well and the leaves are turning red. We'll stay in touch. I occasionally visit the f...
by PJME
Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Mendelssohn Project
Replies: 28
Views: 2121

Re: The Mendelssohn Project

That Mendelssohn had an interest in drawing and watercolour is documented see : http://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/downloads/mendelssohn.html In Leipzig : The house in Leipzig, 12 Goldschmidtstraße, has been preserved as the last and sole private residence of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy....
by PJME
Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Harpsichord Concerto of 1936...
Replies: 15
Views: 1720

Re: Harpsichord Concerto of 1936...

Hi Topo, there's actually a more recentbrecording of Distler's concerto on the Thorofon label. It has Martin Haselböck both as soloist and conductor of the Wiener Akademie. Thorofon CTH 2403 http://images.alibris.com/cover/l59560fhcg3.jpg Two works : a Kammerkonzert für Cembalo und 11 Solo-instrumen...
by PJME
Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Symphonic Works Depicting the Sea
Replies: 67
Views: 7147

Re: Symphonic Works Depicting the Sea

[quote="PJME"][quote="Sylph"][quote="PJME"]Paul Le Flem : La magicienne de la mer ( The sorceress of the sea) - 2 interludes [/quote] Is there somewhere a synopsis or a recording of this opera?[/quote] I'll give you more details later, but basically it is a story very similar to "Le roi d'Ys" : a ci...
by PJME
Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Symphonic Works Depicting the Sea
Replies: 67
Views: 7147

Re: Symphonic Works Depicting the Sea

[quote="Sylph"][quote="PJME"]Paul Le Flem : La magicienne de la mer ( The sorceress of the sea) - 2 interludes [/quote] Is there somewhere a synopsis or a recording of this opera?[/quote] I'll give you more details later, but basically it is a story very similar to "Le roi d'Ys" : a city that disapp...
by PJME
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Symphonic Works Depicting the Sea
Replies: 67
Views: 7147

Re: Symphonic Works Depicting the Sea

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Paul Le Flem : La magicienne de la mer ( The sorceress of the sea) - 2 interludes

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by PJME
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mysterious Corpse found in Georgia
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Mysterious Corpse found in Georgia

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:mrgreen:
by PJME
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Three Cheers for Father Damien!
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Three Cheers for Father Damien!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/Belgie_tremelo_damiaan.jpg/280px-Belgie_tremelo_damiaan.jpg This the house (now a museum) where "Pater Damiaan" was born - in the village of Tremelo. His tomb is erected in the vault of St.Anthony & St.Joseph church in Leuven (Louvain). Damie...
by PJME
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Solo violin repertoire
Replies: 22
Views: 3461

Re: Solo violin repertoire

By no means a disc with "easy listening" music...but this young Belgian performer's ( Wibert Aerts) first CD got glowing reviews http://www.fugalibera.com/data/cds/303/BIG.JPG And for extremely difficult ,yet often unexpectedly poetic, pyrotechnics :another Belgian Eugène Ysaye's six sonatas. (avail...
by PJME
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianists of promise and where they are now.
Replies: 34
Views: 3798

Re: Pianists of promise and where they are now.

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A ca 1995 recording by Lorin Hollander, but after that?

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by PJME
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianists of promise and where they are now.
Replies: 34
Views: 3798

Re: Pianists of promise and where they are now.

Cécile Ousset retired in 2006.

I remember fondly recordings by : Danielle Laval, Marie Cathérine Girod and Bernard Lemmens .

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by PJME
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Loveliest Theremin Performer
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

http://www.moderecords.com/catalog/images/lydia.jpg Lydia Kavina is a star! http://www.moderecords.com/catalog/076theremin.html Lucie Rosen ( the Netherlands) in 1936 http://www.cultuurwijs.nl/sites/cultuurwijs.nl/contents/i000304/lucy_rosen.jpg And Fay Lovsky (the Netherlands) is a singer/songwrit...
by PJME
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you know this guy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

On the Centaur label you can find an interesting (very) neo-Classical concerto for two pianos and orch. by Lopatnikoff. - Coupled with works by Alexandre Tansman and Malipiero. ( see Arkiv) Apparently, his 3rd symphony has been recorded aswell, but I don't know that work. P. http://www.arkivmusic.co...
by PJME
Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Referential classical piece for animation, help!
Replies: 9
Views: 2167

Maybe the sound of a celesta will do. Try Tsjaikovsky's Danse de la Fée Dragée. (Danse of the Sugar plum fairy from The Nutcracker) Respighi's Botticelli tryptich ( The birth of Venus) The percussion section in Britten's The young persons guide to the orchestra - the harp variation may work aswell. ...