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by Lance
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74
Replies: 13
Views: 4059

Re: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74

Outstanding tribute to this extraordinary singer. Thank you!
by Lance
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KUSC-FM, Steve Reich, and the High Holidays
Replies: 8
Views: 2883

Re: KUSC-FM, Steve Reich, and the High Holidays

There are some wonderful recordings by clarinetist Giora Feidman, one called Yiddish Soul. I featured many of his recordings - exclusively on Fiedman - on my radio broadcasts and had many comments about his music-making. Surely KUSC-FM must have some of his recordings, which are many on Sony, Plane,...
by Lance
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura Skoda
Replies: 11
Views: 3596

Re: Paul Badura Skoda

Sue, you have a wonderful sense of humour, which is contagious! Yes, I've always had trouble spelling that activity. I looked it up on Google before posting that and it described a game - the game my friend plays. Knit one, pearl one, plain one; not that isn't it. He hits a ball between two posts. N...
by Lance
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura Skoda
Replies: 11
Views: 3596

Re: Paul Badura-Skoda

Very interesting to see Badura-Skoda's final recital. Yes, tempos change periodically, overuse of the sustaining pedal, and some slips here and there, but, at 91 - still quite wonderful to see and hear. One of those cases where the mind wants to but sometimes the body is unwilling. The artistry rem...
by Lance
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Harpsichorrdist Zuzana Ruzickova's autobiography
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Harpsichorrdist Zuzana Ruzickova's autobiography

Well, of course, movies have been made about the holocaust, and some specifically geared to musicians. It is a marvel, however, how Zuzana reinvented her life especially with the music of JS Bach. Her story is an inspiration.
diegobueno wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Sounds like movie material. They could call it The Harpsichordist.
by Lance
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Harpsichorrdist Zuzana Ruzickova's autobiography
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Harpsichorrdist Zuzana Ruzickova's autobiography

BOOK ONE HUNDRED MIRACLES: A Memoir of Music and Survival By Zuzana Ruzickova with Wendy Holden [344 pages, photos, hardcover; published by Bloomsbury, London, England] Here is an incredible story of one of the world's great harpsichordists. I have long enjoyed her recordings, mostly of JS Bach. Ho...
by Lance
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elly Ney, piano - early recordings on Appian
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Re: Elly Ney, piano - early recordings on Appian

Yes, I am in agreement with that if we are to listen to performing artists. I know there are some on this board that would prefer not to listen to music performed by confirmed Nazi collaborators. Ney's daughter, Eleanore, was an actress who passed in 2007 and did much to remove that stigma from her ...
by Lance
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elly Ney, piano - early recordings on Appian
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Elly Ney, piano - early recordings on Appian

Of course, there is a lot of controversy over pianist ELLY NEY and her associations with the Nazi Party; that seems to be very well documented. As a PIANIST, however, she was, in a two words, quite incredible . Now Appian has released a really treasurable 3-CD set [7311], which contains Ney's compl...
by Lance
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74
Replies: 13
Views: 4059

Re: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74

WOW … what a tribute to a great, great artist in every sense of the wordl. Thank you for sharing, Lenny.
by Lance
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ulf and Ludwig Hoelscher - related?
Replies: 0
Views: 2393

Ulf and Ludwig Hoelscher - related?

I have a feeling violinist Ulf Hoelscher is related to cellist Ludwig Hoelscher. Research, however, doesn't point me to that positively. Anyone know for sure? I believe Ulf is the son of Ludwig.
by Lance
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74
Replies: 13
Views: 4059

Re: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74

What a truly tragic loss. She did much with her life … too bad it didn't last longer. I am so happy to have so many of her recordings. Her voice will live on. May she RIP.
by Lance
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1121367

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Decca 11-CDs 476 8589 - "Great Performances: Jean Sibelius" - Many illustrious and historical artists in mono and stereo - including Flagstad, Nilsson, Anthony Collins (complete Sibelius symphonies), Oivin Fjeldstad, Monteux, Ruggiero Ricci, Hans Rosbaud, Thomas Jensen, Erik Tuxen, Jan Damen, Van B...
by Lance
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Family musicians performing together?
Replies: 25
Views: 10144

Re: Family musicians performing together?

Wonderful responses. Let's keep going with this! I am sure it is much more than we think.
by Lance
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Jussen Brothers
Replies: 6
Views: 2454

Re: The Jussen Brothers

Consider it done - and I haven't heard of the prior to this! Thank you.
Beckmesser wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:10 am
Lance, you could add them to your list of family musicians.
by Lance
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap Van Zweden as violinist
Replies: 2
Views: 1791

Re: Jaap Van Zweden as violinist

Van Zweden actually has a number of recordings as a violinist, made before he made made his mark as a conductor. If interested, this is what I have: • Danish RCA 53177: Brahms Violin Sonata #2; Franck Violin Sonata _____with Derek Han, piano (r.1997) • Philips Eloquence 464 369: Mendelssohn: Concert...
by Lance
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ruggiero Ricci (violin) - NEW CD Treasures!
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: Ruggiero Ricci (violin) - NEW CD Treasures!

Other than yours truly and maestrob/Brian … are there not many other RICCI fans out there? I am curious to your reaction to these releases.
by Lance
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945

I found the Artur Schnabel Beethoven PC #3 w/Szell, NYP 1945 on LP in my collection. It is listed as SID-721. I don't have the LP in hand, but catalogued it as SID-721. As memory serves, it was put out by the precursor to Music & Arts company name. I have looked to see if any CD has ever been issue...
by Lance
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 7094

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Yes, I do have that! (You are getting to know me quite well! :D In fact, I have 16 or 17 of Tozer's recordings. That's how good he was! Here is Tozer playing Medtner!! But, being the connoisseur that you are, you probably have it already. Yes, I think that film will be distributed for international ...
by Lance
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 7094

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Wow, Sue … what a powerful article. What insight into the art of Geoffrey Tozer! I have long enjoyed his art on his Chandos CDs (I have I think 10 or 11 of them), and I did a radio tribute to him some years ago. To lose an artist with these "supernatural" powers is a huge loss to humanity and those...
by Lance
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Re: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!

Yes, I didn't mean to imply that Raymond Lewenthal "hopped on the bandwagon," he actually started it with that amazing RCA Victor LP and the PBS TV production on Alkan. It was Ronald Smith who also took on much of Alkan's repertoire, and in essence, he "hopped on the bandwagon." I do have a recordin...
by Lance
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Re: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!

Glad you like ALKAN as well, Sue! One of the most neglected Romantic period composers, but since pianiss Raymond Lewenthal and Ronald Smith hopped on that bandwagon, things have changed exponentially. It was, in the early days, pianist Egon Petri, who more or less rediscovered Alkan's music and perf...
by Lance
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Plácido Domingo Leaves Met Opera Amid Sexual Harassment Inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

Re: Plácido Domingo Leaves Met Opera Amid Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Plácido Domingo spent some time in Binghamton, New York with Tri-Cities Opera Co., quite a long time ago, at the very beginning of his career. He has had one of the most glorious singing careers of just about anybody. To have a wonderful career end in this manner, as it did for Levine, and others, i...
by Lance
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Magdalena Llamas, mezzo ???
Replies: 0
Views: 2352

Magdalena Llamas, mezzo ???

I've been listening to a new CD from Naxos [574072, 72:46] - Isaac Albeniz: Complete Works for Voice and Piano. Magdalena Llamas, mezzo-soprano; Guillermo González, piano. I was not familiar with Albeniz's vocal music. The recording was made in Madrid, Spain in September 2018. Anyone familiar with t...
by Lance
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!

I have extolled the virtues of English pianist, MARK VINER, whose reputation is growing more and more. His commercial recording company is Piano Classics (part of Brilliant Classics), their higher price label. Volume 2 of Alkan's 25 Preludes (in three suites), Op. 31 has just been released and it's ...
by Lance
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Edition/DGG
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Edition/DGG

About a week ago, this 11-CD set arrived. We learn Fassbaender, herself, was very involved in this production, selecting the items that would be placed into the now 80-year-old's "Edition." The set is full of lieder/cylcles by Schubert, Loewe, Schumann, Wolf, Liszt, Strauss, Dvorak, Brahms, Mahler, ...
by Lance
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ruggiero Ricci (violin) - NEW CD Treasures!
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Ruggiero Ricci (violin) - NEW CD Treasures!

Some may not be aware that the Taiwanese label, RHINE, seems to be in the historical reissue market and doing and excellent job. Ruggiero Ricci was born in California as Woodrow Wilson Rich in 1918, passed in 2012. His brother, a cellist, George Ricci's given name was George Washington Rich (1923-20...
by Lance
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura Skoda
Replies: 11
Views: 3596

Re: Paul Badura Skoda

Very sad, indeed. Badura-Skoda was among the very first concert artists that made an impression on me as a youngster when he performed in Binghamton, New York. I have tons of his recordings. The DGG/Westminster set is very worthwhile having. Another, lesser-known set appears on the Kleos label [5117...
by Lance
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Family musicians performing together?
Replies: 25
Views: 10144

Re: Family musicians performing together?

Right on. I've prepared pianos for Orli in the past. Canary Records is Shaham's own label. He apparently started it when his contract with DGG expired or he was released from the label. Ihave several of the Canaries! I just heard an excerpt of a new recording on the radio: pianist Orli Shaham perfor...
by Lance
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945

John F, near as I know, I have just about everything recorded by Artur Schnabel, commercially and live. Schnabel's name is a magic word for piano aficionados. I am trying to put my finger on whether this 1945 live PC #3 with Szell has ever been issued by anyone. I'm sure I either have it on LP or CD...
by Lance
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vittorio Grigolo suspended by the Royal Opera House
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Re: Vittorio Grigolo suspended by the Royal Opera House

Do you think this stuff will EVER end? So many people I want to pay tribute on for my radio broadcasts but I am hesitant … Levine, Domingo, Dutoit, Grigolo/Gigolo, Daniels, Preucil, Gatti. Hmm, who did I miss?
by Lance
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tim Page on music reviewing
Replies: 11
Views: 5564

Re: Tim Page on music reviewing

Yeah, that was my big laugh for the day! But then … maybe he was?!? [I corrected it.]
John F wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Lance wrote:Virgin Thomson
:lol:
by Lance
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tim Page on music reviewing
Replies: 11
Views: 5564

Re: Tim Page on music reviewing

Virgil Thomson was a favorite reviewer of mine, as was Harold C. Schoenberg. Harris Goldsmith and I were personal friends and I learned much from his reviews in ] High-Fidelity magazine. He was also a fine pianist. Locally, newspapers have done away with any artistic critiques of classical music con...
by Lance
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What Are You Doing On Bastille Day?
Replies: 2
Views: 2836

Re: What Are You Doing On Bastille Day?

I often think of John Brosseau, Ralph Stein, Werner Isler, Ward Botsford (CMG's founder), and so many others than have gone to the Great Beyond since the inception of CMG. They are greatly missed.
by Lance
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Wayenberg RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 3228

Re: Daniel Wayenberg RIP

Interesting about Wayenberg. For some reason, very long ago, I became interested in Wayenberg's art … I think his Gershwin playing tickled my ears and I went searching. Very few people in the world of pianists or piano music lovers that have crossed my path ever heard of him. Recording-wise, I luck...
by Lance
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Family musicians performing together?
Replies: 25
Views: 10144

Re: Family musicians performing together?

Thank you for those. Of course they should have been included! Donald Weilerstein and his wife Vivian Hornik Weilerstein playing with their daughter Alisa Weilerstein (piano trio--Donald on violin, Vivian on piano, Alisa on cello). Also, the Chung Trio (Myung-whun Chung on piano, Kyung-wha Chung on ...
by Lance
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Family musicians performing together?
Replies: 25
Views: 10144

Re: Family musicians performing together?

I included Claude Frank and Lilian Kalir, but forgot to include Pamela! (Thank you!) Didn't see pianist Claude Frank who performed with his wife, pianist Lillian Kallir, and their daughter, violinist Pamela Frank. Wikipedia reports that violinist Miriam Fried performs with her son, pianist Jonathan ...
by Lance
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Family musicians performing together?
Replies: 25
Views: 10144

Family musicians performing together?

The Petrenko/Berlin Phil thread prompts me to write this one. When you think of various husbands/wives, fathers/sons/daughters/cousins and what-have-you performing and/or recording together, there are quite a few examples. •Artur Schnabel, pianist/composer and contralto wife Therese Behr - they perf...
by Lance
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another "Messiah" by Sven-David Sandstrom
Replies: 4
Views: 4259

Re: Another "Messiah" by Sven-David Sandstrom

Well Brian, I'm thrilled. Yes, I'd love to have a copy of those recordings, and will mention the competition name. I am looking over some of the singer's commercial recordings as well and will plan to do a program in the future, keeping you advised, of course. Thank you! Well, Brian, it is, indeed, ...
by Lance
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach Was a Musician’s Companion to Tragedy
Replies: 3
Views: 4403

Re: Bach Was a Musician’s Companion to Tragedy

I have long enjoyed anything performed by Zuzana Ruzickova. Her complete Bach on Erato along with the Supraphon issue of Bach's concerto recordings are valuable editions to anybody's collection who loves Bach and harpsichord music. Indeed, the artist's life was horrible with what she went through - ...
by Lance
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ernst Haefliger (tenor) - EDITION/DGG
Replies: 11
Views: 6082

Ernst Haefliger (tenor) - EDITION/DGG

A new vocal edition from the house of Deutsche Grammophon, just arrived a couple of days ago: tenor Ernst Haefliger [1919-2007] . I have heard a few things from it. 12 CDs of lieder, oratorio, and opera. DGG 483.7122 with booklet. DGG has issued this "for Ernst Haefliger's centenary [which] showcas...
by Lance
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guardian's The best classical music works of the 21st century
Replies: 14
Views: 7734

Re: Guardian's The best classical music works of the 21st century

Hmmm. Not too much there to bring me out. What else are you planning besides the ones you've already seen, Lenny?
by Lance
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another "Messiah" by Sven-David Sandstrom
Replies: 4
Views: 4259

Re: Another "Messiah" by Sven-David Sandstrom

Well, Brian, it is, indeed, a small world. Johannsen has an extraordinary voice. I hope she does not confine herself, on recordings at least, to the older repertoire. Mozart, of course, is always great to have. Would you ever consider sharing those recordings you made (with her kind permission, too)...
by Lance
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 7709

Re: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

Hello, John! Inasmuch as we were talking about complete sets of Beethoven's piano concertos, I centered my response on that issue alone. Of course, I agree with you entirely. There are many one-only issues by pianists that may be and are better than some of those recorded all within a short period o...
by Lance
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 7709

Re: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

Near as I know, I have everything Gieseking recorded, commercially and privately. I do not believe he recorded all five (5) of Beethoven's Piano Concertos (I was only listing complete versions I have in my original post - of all five concerti). He only recorded Nos. 1, 4, and 5, several times each o...
by Lance
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 7709

Re: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

I've used up my CD allowance well into January 2020. But the decision has been made NOT to acquire yet another set of Beethoven concertos. I even hate to tell you how many I already have and love. I will, of course, be interested to hear the pianist in the YouTube links mentioned. I mean, after Schn...
by Lance
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another "Messiah" by Sven-David Sandstrom
Replies: 4
Views: 4259

Another "Messiah" by Sven-David Sandstrom

https://www.amazon.com/Messiah-SVEN-DAVID-SANDSTROM/dp/B003XYL7HK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sandstrom%3A+Messiah&qid=1568493423&s=music&sr=1-1 MESSIAH by Sven-David Sandstrom Oratorio in three parts for soloists, chorus and large orchestra Robin Johannsen, soprano Roxana Constantinescu, contralto Timothy ...
by Lance
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 32503

Re: Your changing musical tastes

Being half Russian (not sure which half!) and half English with other mixtures, I certainly have a great interest in the Russians and admire some of both Prokofiev and Shostakovich insofar as the symphonic or concerted works are concerned, and of course their chamber music. It has taken me much long...
by Lance
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 32503

Re: Your changing musical tastes

For me, musical tastes haven't changed that much since about the age of 14 or thereabouts. I continue to be hugely interested in, particularly, the Romantic period, but Baroque and Classical are not far behind. Besides, they are constantly discovering music and composers from these periods. For exam...
by Lance
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Petrenko / Berlin Phil
Replies: 7
Views: 5535

Re: Petrenko / Berlin Phil

A most interesting review. With regard to the best of the European orchestras, and the contemporary music scene, I can't imagine that concertgoers support too much music composed today or even late 20th century. Everybody can't like everything, and I hear it so much in orchestral concerts that I att...