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by PJME
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Penderecki Eighth Symphony on Naxos
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Grazie Gigio, it is a mysterious and intriguing portrait.
Thanks,

Peter
by PJME
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Penderecki Eighth Symphony on Naxos
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Caro amico Gigio, mi è rincresciuto molto di non avervi trovato a Parigi, ultimamente. Volevo dirvi anzitutto che noi approviamo integralmente e con entusiasmo il vostro Manifesto futurista, batteria d'idee a tiro rapido puntata contro tutto ciò che rimane di piú fradicio e di piú passatista a Parig...
by PJME
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Koechlin and my philosophy on posterity!
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Hello Val, I hope Koechlin's time will come... As with Bruckner(!) it takes time to get used to these long ( well, ca 40- 60 minutes for the late tone poems), meandering works. Belgian conductor Franz André,who dared to perform Koechlin in Brussels ca 1945-1950, urged the composer to shorten his com...
by PJME
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After Schoenberg, What?
Replies: 45
Views: 4663

No pains at all, Karl! I bookmarked the Schönberg Center website - very interesting.
and...journalists should check their quotes.

Peter
by PJME
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After Schoenberg, What?
Replies: 45
Views: 4663

Re: After Schoenberg, What?

Schoenberg didn't just want to entertain; he was a culture warrior who said things like, "I have discovered a technique that will guarantee German music's supremacy for the next thousand years." Does anyone have a source for this? It makes such good copy, it circulates a lot. Yet I found it interes...
by PJME
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Always Knew It: Messiaen Is For The Birds!
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

[img]http://interplanetary_music.blogia.com/upload/olivier_messiaen.jpg[/img]


Messiaen at work

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by PJME
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone heard of Chris Heinze?
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Corlyss_D wrote:Peter!

I thought you were dead.

Glad to see I was wrong.
No not dead..yet. But I'm at home with the flu, and it feels awful. :cry: :cry:
by PJME
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone heard of Chris Heinze?
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

it's CHRIS HINZE - see http://www.chrishinze.nl/ He's a Dutch flautist/composer who's into jazz/crossover/symphonic music . His fame has faded now ,but back in Jethro Tull days he was quite famous . His website is (mostly) in English. You'll find all details there and a complete discography ( Best o...
by PJME
Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: IF I HAD WORDS
Replies: 10
Views: 2642

Yvonne Keeley & Scott Fitzgerald had a hit with this song in 1977.
by PJME
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: the opera world expands
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

In belgium this performance met with great succes. Almost sold out in Ghent, Antwerp and BRussels.

Next : Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel!

Great idea! People got champagne and oysters here in Antwerp....!
by PJME
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music And The Other Arts in The Soviet Empire
Replies: 21
Views: 3358

after a couple of seconds on Google: The Tradition of Classical Music In Albania Sotiraq Hroni When Paloke Kurti (1860-1920) wrote the "The Unity of Albania March" in 1878, Albania was still a long way from establishing a classical or professional music tradition. Kurti was a musical amateur, singer...
by PJME
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Peter Mennin
Replies: 34
Views: 7601

I second most - positive- thoughts on Mennin. I discovered him through the 7th symphony and the mighty pianoconcerto. Mennin is ( fortunately) not an "easy" composer - but he does deliver drama, excitement, passion, amazement. And, of course he can be soft spoken and deep : try the Adagio religioso ...
by PJME
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Important Historical Figures Associated With December 5th
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

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And don't forget Saint Nicholas ( the one and only ...Sankt Nikolaus, Sint Niklaas, Sint Nikolaas...he has many names)!

Tonight, he just might visit your house ...?!
by PJME
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: He's back
Replies: 25
Views: 3200

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Best wishes! Peter
by PJME
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Canteloube
Replies: 27
Views: 3567

I'm sure you can listen at many sites - you can try http://www.jpc.de/ I find her creamy and lush voice really very well suited . The disc has gotten very good reviews in Europe : Casadesus and Gens apparently prepared the recording with the utmost care and that is audible. A supple and refined orch...
by PJME
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Canteloube
Replies: 27
Views: 3567

As far as I know Canteloube didn't write symphonies, stringquartets or quintets etc. I do have "Tryptique" - 3 songs for soprano & orch. (an older version with Frederica Von Stade /de Almeida). I find it a very beautiful and quite substantial work - less decorative and light than the Chants - full ...
by PJME
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Canteloube
Replies: 27
Views: 3567

The Chants d'Auvergne are definitely exquisite - but I can understand that ,taken in an overdoze the swirling flutes, glittering piano arpeggios and pastoral oboe tunes can become just too much.... I listen regularly ..in small doses! BTW, it is Véronique Gens who sings them on Naxos - and her voice...
by PJME
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Canteloube
Replies: 27
Views: 3567

I found this list on the Internet : Colloque sentimental (1903), Chambermusic (vo, 2vln, vla, vc) Dans la montagne: suite (1904), (vln, piano) Chants populaires de Haute-Auvergne et Haut-Querey (1907), Folksong arr.(voice, p) Eglogue d'automne (1909), Lied (voice, orch) Vers la Princesse Lointaine (...
by PJME
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Death of Maurice Béjart (on Ste. Cecilia's Day)
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

As with any other artist, Bejart's legacy is open to criticism and reflection. But - and I can speak from experience- he showed a whole generation of teenagers ( ca 1970-1990) that contemporary dance could be really interesting and emotionally gripping. He choreographed ballets on music by Mozart, M...
by PJME
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bridge is better than Bax...
Replies: 20
Views: 2716

"Enter spring" is a great score - I'd love to see and hear it in the concerthall! Great variety in atmosphere, magnificent orchestration , uplifting music. I have an old Pearl LP with a short (Christmas )opera "The christmas rose" - fond memories of an exquisite worK. I wonder if the CD is still ava...
by PJME
Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Question About Food Coloring
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

flamingoes

From :http://en.tourduvalat.org/dossiers/flamants_roses/generalites_sur_l_espece Finally, its pink colour is extremely rare in the wild. Flamingoes synthesize the pigments necessary for their colouring from carotenoids they find in their food, by consuming unicellular algae and seeds of watery plant...
by PJME
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 37368

This Klara/Etcetera disc (I mentioned earlier) is getting very good reviews - read this article at Musicweb - the French magazine Diapason (cfr. The Gramophone etc) gave it a Diapason d'Or. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2007/Oct07/Fragilitate_KTC4023.htm De Fragilitate: Piae Cantion...
by PJME
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Contemporary Choral Music
Replies: 28
Views: 3014

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Bacalov : Missa tango!

Take out your castanets,maracas and bandoneon!!! :this is fun,really fun! And it's done in the best possible taste! /.....Very good performance ,anyway....
by PJME
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Most pleasing language to your ears?
Replies: 12
Views: 1902

I know, I know, some people in Belgium do speak French ... ( actually ca 60% Flemish/Dutch, ca 40% French)..and that is the same French as spoken in France. So I can understand that albert Giraud is seen as a Frenchman. But he is Belgian. From Wiki: Albert Giraud (June 23, 1860 – December 26, 1929),...
by PJME
Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FLASH!!!! News About Jbuck
Replies: 48
Views: 13833

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Get well soon - greetings from Belgium!

Peter
by PJME
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music inspired by war and its human tragedies
Replies: 59
Views: 9613

Hello Peter: I appreciate all of your input. I can't believe I did not include Milhaud's Chateau de feu; it's an LP I have had in my collection since the seventies. Do note that I had included Copland's fanfare, as commissioned by Goossens. Again, any help is appreciated. Hi Piston I did notice tha...
by PJME
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music inspired by war and its human tragedies
Replies: 59
Views: 9613

In 1942 Goossens wrote to several composers, including Aaron Copland, to request patriotic fanfares as "stirring and significant contributions to the war effort..." Copland responded to the request with his famous Fanfare for the Common Man. Eighteen fanfares were written by the different composers ...
by PJME
Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE STORM by Pierre-Auguste Cot
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Pierre-Auguste Cot's "The Storm" James Henry Rubin Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 14, 1979 (1979), pp. 191-200 doi:10.2307/1512746 This article consists of 10 page(s). http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0077-8958%281979%2914%3C191%3APC%22S%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X&size=SMALL&origin=JSTOR-reducePage This arti...
by PJME
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Regietheater activites: Yes or No?
Replies: 16
Views: 3280

Meanwhile, at New York City Opera... _________________ Gerard Mortier saved La Monnaie /De Munt in Brussels from oblivion (1982-1992). None of the productions he commissioned could be (were) labeled eurotrash - not all were succesful , some were grandiose ( Mozart, Janacek, Shostakovitch...). Press ...
by PJME
Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Regietheater activites: Yes or No?
Replies: 16
Views: 3280

I voted yes - for creativity's sake. But ,please, believe me, I do understand that some "experiments" are rude, silly and shocking and totally superfluous. I rather like Anne Midgette's article ( from Andante): The Age of the Director (V): Bring On the Eurotrash! By Anne Midgette How one critic lear...
by PJME
Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The music of Saint-Saens
Replies: 101
Views: 15617

it's OOP, but on the ADDA label one could find a fine and complete performance of the oratorio ( poème Biblique) Le déluge ( The flood - 1876) and two very beautiful orchestral songs : La fiançée du timbalier (( 1887 - poem by Victor Hugo) for mezzo & orch.( ca 11 mins.), and La nuit (The night - 19...
by PJME
Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE STORM by Pierre-Auguste Cot
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

This is what i found at the Metropolitan's website : This painting was commissioned from the artist in 1880 by Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, under the guidance of her cousin, John Wolfe, one of Cot's principal patrons. When it was exhibited in the Salon that year, critics speculated about the source of...
by PJME
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 37368

Only a few months after De Fragilitate – Piae Cantiones Hymns from medieval Finland , here's a new Klara/Etcetera CD : Lambert De Sayve - Missa Dominus Regnavit - Motetten Oltremontano; Capilla Flamenca; Wim Becu KTC 4022 http://www.klara.be/html/images/klara_cds/KTC4022_de_sayve.jpg We do not know ...
by PJME
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: At the Risk of Sounding ...
Replies: 43
Views: 5673

This is what Maurice Ravel writes about "La valse" , in a letter to Mlle. Marnold, 25th March 1920 : "After Le tombeau de Couperin, my bad health prevented me from composing for some time. But then I started again to write : the choreographical poem ( "poème choréographique" - it was commissioned by...
by PJME
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Indian Chief
Replies: 34
Views: 1661

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Running Antelope.
by PJME
Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Label Aaron Copeland Clarinet Concerto - Question
Replies: 104
Views: 10592

Aaron Copland is one of the composers that "got me into music". as with many composers, there are (fortunately!) many sides to his talent . His music can be serious and grand, funny and light , movingly poetical and simple. i love the clarinet concerto. There are many outstanding versions . Goodman/...
by PJME
Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GMG
Replies: 62
Views: 6631

But everything is back to normal now ( Monday Oct. 1st)
They had a crash....
by PJME
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GMG
Replies: 62
Views: 6631

I cannot access it either.
Peter
by PJME
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Bland Leading the Bland
Replies: 74
Views: 14898

The French label Cascavelle has issued a CD with a string orchestra version of the "Concert" this article can be found at Arkiv / Fanfare Before carping let it be said that this commands an enthusiastic recommendation. The tide has turned so conclusively during the period of Fanfare’s existence that...
by PJME
Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Bland Leading the Bland
Replies: 74
Views: 14898

I also want to let you know that some critics have a different point of view on those Pierné piano & orchestra works : ( also from Musicweb International) : Stephen Coombs magnificently conquers the knuckle-cracking challenges of these fascinating works. They are by no means the insubstantial glitte...
by PJME
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Bland Leading the Bland
Replies: 74
Views: 14898

Mais mon cher John, I don't understand... Who is "ridicule"...? You mention " a concerto for string quartet and orchestra " by Chausson. OK - you made a mistake - not me! It's no big deal,however - everybody makes mistakes. C'est pas grave. For the rest : I'm listening to Johan Ludwig Bach - Motette...
by PJME
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Bland Leading the Bland
Replies: 74
Views: 14898

Pierné

as for Dulcinea ...I cannot help her. But for information's sake I can confirm that Pierné's works for piano and orchestra (most of them stem from an early stage inhis career) are indeed not his best inventions. And I wouldn't classify him as second rate Debussy - César Franck, Massenet, Ravel, Milh...
by PJME
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Bland Leading the Bland
Replies: 74
Views: 14898

One example would be the Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra by Chausson, as weird as that sounds. One can imagine any major orchestra performing the dreadful Fifth Symphony of Sibelius but never even considering such a superior work That's an amazing discovery John! Of course you couldn't fi...
by PJME
Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Operation rolling thunder
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

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Maybe, for a change? some folkmusic?
there's also Liszt....and Beethoven, of course!

Anyway - hope you survive!

Peter
by PJME
Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Significant sonatas
Replies: 101
Views: 15340

I warmly recommend Henri Dutilleux's Sonata ( ca 1946-1948) , an important 3 movement piece, written for his wife Geneviève Joy. http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/full/96/965113.jpg i haven't heard this performance ,but at Naxos price...! It is really an impressive work ( nothing agressively...
by PJME
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sins of Omission of WUSF-FM:
Replies: 28
Views: 2333

Try : http://www.windowsmedia.com/Mediaguide/Radio And you can listen to most (European) Radio stations via the Internet (webradio) : BBC 3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ France Musiques http://www.radiofrance.fr/francemusique/accueil/ KLARA (Flemish classical radio) http://www.klara.be/html/continuo/...
by PJME
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Still Thin-Skinned at 71
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Because it tickled my curiosity : the Minsk State Philharmonic: http://www.classicalarchives.com/artists/minsk.html Pierre Dominique Ponnelle is Jean Pierre Ponnelle's son . From Wiki: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (19 February 1932 - 11 August 1988) was a French opera director who was born in Paris. He stud...
by PJME
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music with a deeper sound (literally)
Replies: 49
Views: 7563

Jon Leifs is a good example. Not all his music that ear shattering, but he wrote some terryfying stuff . His organconcerto ( also in brillant sound on the BIS label) has these "primeval" qualties in plenty. still, you just might be ready for percussion only works. try to find "Les percussion de Stra...
by PJME
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will the Last Person Leaving Belgium Turn Out the Lights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3235

just for fun : The Flemish list 1. Pater Damiaan ( 19th C. Hawaii/cared for the lepers) 2. Paul Janssen(20th C -Janssen pharmaceuticals) 3. Eddy Merckx 4. Ambiorix " a real "old Belgian" leader of the Eburons at the time of Julius caesar) 5. Adolf Daens "socialist" priest / Aalst /19th C/ cared for ...
by PJME
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will the Last Person Leaving Belgium Turn Out the Lights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3235

Corlyss, inspite of our Operetta - attitudes, we must be brave & try to be intelligent. We do not need compassion. We need well guided action - and that proofs to be difficult. I do miss simple" love for our country". Nothing "patriotical" , but a clear acceptance of the worth of Belgium. Life is go...