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by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Stravinsky's "L'histoire du soldat" in the Berkshires
Replies: 0
Views: 754

Stravinsky's "L'histoire du soldat" in the Berkshires

There's a great organization in the Berkshires (Great Barrington, Mass.) called "Close Encounters With Music" (CEWM) that has been doing concert series annually for a long time. It is led by a world-class cellist, Yehuda Hanani. Usually the concerts prominently feature him (rightly so) in various co...
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bombastic Music That You Actually Like.......
Replies: 30
Views: 2746

Re: Bombastic Music That You Actually Like.......

James wrote:Beethoven! I don't like his music myself, but he's bombast personified!
You'd get a kick out of the above piece...... :lol:
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bombastic Music That You Actually Like.......
Replies: 30
Views: 2746

Re: Bombastic Music That You Actually Like.......

Looks like nobody yet has mentioned Beethoven's Wellington's Victory.
It's so bombastic that it's funny.

War.
Funny. :mrgreen:

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by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3580680

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Hey y'all -- I'm new and this thread seemed like a good way to start getting to know about some of you. I'm pretty immersed in Scriabin these days and so I've been listening a lot to: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Trpba9%2BNL._SS500_.jpg It includes Horowitz's Scriabin 9th Sonata, which is...
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl Records and Turntables Are Gaining Sales
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Vinyl Records and Turntables Are Gaining Sales

Yes!!! -- I'm new here and thrilled to see that this is getting attention. I posted about it on another music forum (Piano World) and there was considerable interest and affirmation on it, including (most impressively) from non-old-timers.
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

Let's give some love to concertos for some of the "other" instruments. :D What do you like? Great thread -- and terrific collection of replies. Assuming that "Sinfonia Concertante" counts (and why not, it's basically a concerto for multiple instruments)...... Everybody knows about Mozart's famous o...
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

I am shocked and amazed that no one in the first 12 posts in this thread mentioned the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. There's one by Hummel, too. I am shocked and amazed that Ralph has not posted a note as yet about Dittersdorf's very fine Harp Concerto. Hey Ric -- do you know about Boieldieu's? (several ...
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

http://fla.fg-a.com/wel_ani3Tay.gif Mark Cannon , we're glad you made it here and hope you enjoy your visits. We look forward to your participation. Thanks for the welcome! I didn't expect anything like that. And please pardon my thousands of posts on this thread.....just getting my feet wet here. :)
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

Donaldopato wrote:....Vaughn Williams Tuba Concerto
I'm thrilled about all the mentions this "unknown" piece is getting. I guess it's not as unknown as I thought. 8)
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

Jared wrote:.....Walton: Viola Concerto (Kennedy/ Previn)
In case this "viola joke" hasn't been said on here for a while (or ever)........

Q: What's the best recording of Walton's Viola Concerto?
A: Music Minus One :lol:
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

jbuck919 wrote:
THEHORN wrote:How about P.D.Q. Bach's concerto for Horn and Hardart
(an obsolete instrument)?
Yes, but there's an arrangement for counter tenor.
I think that would be bargain counter tenor. :mrgreen:
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

.....Frank Martin - Concerto a' 7 [Seven wind instr/perc] and Strings... Nice to see Martin on here. A friend played a set of his piano pieces and I loved it. BTW......maybe we ought to mention -- that's "mar-TAN." Do a lot of people know about him? I sure wouldn't have if not for that piano set.
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

Heck148 wrote:
THEHORN wrote:How about P.D.Q. Bach's concerto for Horn and Hardart
(an obsolete instrument)?
great piece!! a true masterwork!! :lol: :lol:
+1
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

How about P.D.Q. Bach's concerto for Horn and Hardart (an obsolete instrument)? HA!!!!! :mrgreen: Truly one of my favorites. In fact (and this is true!).....I've started "collecting" stray things to build a hardart , in due course. I've been to a couple dozen of PDQ's concerts and a couple of times...
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VsIdB6%2BnL._SL500_AA240_.jpg One of my all-time faves is right there on that album that you posted: Boieldieu's Harp Concerto I can characterize it best as a cross between Mozart and Chopin. The last movement especially is dear and memorable. It begins just ...
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

Heck148 wrote:......Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto.....
You too, eh? Cool!
BTW......I'm not a "tubist" or anything :mrgreen: but I love out-of-the-way combos.
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello
Replies: 77
Views: 5519

Re: Favorite concertos that are NOT for piano, violin, or cello

Wallingford wrote:Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto
Cool!!! I was going to mention that if you didn't.
by MarkC
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The RBI Machine
Replies: 66
Views: 4132

Re: The RBI Machine

Hey, what's the deal? The Yanks win and nobody says anything? :lol: I'm new here and saw that the person who got me here had posted on this thread.......but I see it's kind of old. My wife and I are Yank season tix holders, but it's all good, we don't hate the Phils or anything. :wink: It was a grea...
by MarkC
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Yannick's Second Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Yannick's Second Interview

But seriously folks..... :) Great to see you on here, Ric, and thanks for bringing me on. For others who are looking and might wonder what's the story: I made contact with Ric on Facebook by mistake -- I mistook him for an old friend of mine because they have very similar names, and what a fortuitou...
by MarkC
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Yannick's Second Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Yannick's Second Interview

Are they sure the 2 clocks were both accurate? :lol: