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by Lance
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tarrega / Ricci encore
Replies: 5
Views: 4360

Re: Tarrega / Ricci encore

I can't determine right at the moment if Ricci, himself, ever recorded this piece. I collect Ruggiero Ricci voraciously. Do you know?
by Lance
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Monteux's 40-CD RCA boxed set
Replies: 0
Views: 4079

Monteux's 40-CD RCA boxed set

I just happen to run into this … how quickly some of these mega-sets go OOP. This is RCA 07348 with original jackets. When first issued, priced around $80/USD. I see it on Amazon USA for $1,000 now (new set), or a used set for $400. If you have this one, count your blessings! Decca has also issued a...
by Lance
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 97 CDs of Zubin Mehta?
Replies: 7
Views: 4968

Re: 97 CDs of Zubin Mehta?

I have over 100 discs with Zubin Mehta's involvement, major labels, and non-major. However, this 97-CD boxed set doesn't resonate with me enough to acquire it. He has apparently had a fine career, and the 100+ discs I have represents his art enough for me. But, Brian, if you DO get the set, I'd like...
by Lance
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 13 strange deaths of composers ...
Replies: 16
Views: 7142

Re: 13 strange deaths of composers ...

Some others ... César Franck: Was riding in a cab when it was struck by a horse-drawn carriage. Edward MacDowell: He was run over by a cab in 1904 dying of complications a few years later. George Butterworth (aged 31), was shot down by a sniper during World War I. Alexander Borodin: Died while vigor...
by Lance
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera Yamaha Piano Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3397

Re: Met Opera Yamaha Piano Sale

I think Knabe was endorsed by the Met, but they also the Baldwin was the official piano of the Met for a long time; with their demise, Yamaha was the provider. No doubt there were no more Knabes around the Met, but surely some Baldwins, especially the vertical ones for artists to use. The Baldwins (...
by Lance
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Orchestre de Paris at Edinburgh 23 August
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

Re: Orchestre de Paris at Edinburgh 23 August

Hello Philip … glad you made it to CMG! Looks like you are enjoying some great music in the UK. Please continue to keep us informed. Any good piano recitals heard recently?
by Lance
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano makers ... most gone, some flourishing
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

Piano makers ... most gone, some flourishing

This was of great interest to me as a concert piano technician. I have seen many brands over many decades. The article and list is extensive, but most are gone in the 21st century now. Some well-known names are still listed. Steinway's biggest competitor, Baldwin, is no longer making pianos, which i...
by Lance
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 13 strange deaths of composers ...
Replies: 16
Views: 7142

13 strange deaths of composers ...

This link comes courtesy of Australia's LIMELIGHT.

https://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/fe ... cal-music/
by Lance
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stephanie Blythe Will Be There But Not Me
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

Re: Stephanie Blythe Will Be There But Not Me

I can't make that either, Lenny!
by Lance
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Beethoven PC #4 cadenzas: Harbison!
Replies: 0
Views: 3005

New Beethoven PC #4 cadenzas: Harbison!

I was quite amazed listening to Beethoven's Piano Concerto #4 in G Major, Op. 58. Heard it on Sirius/XM - had to have it. Not only are the cadenzas brought into the 21st century, but it is done with the Borromeo Quartet, not a full orchestra. David Deveau is the pianist. It appears on Steinway & So...
by Lance
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Harding, Air France pilot
Replies: 4
Views: 2815

Re: Daniel Harding, Air France pilot

I give Harding a lot of credit. He will be doing something that is a dream-come-true for him. I seriously doubt he will give up conductor permanently. I wish him good luck in his new endeavor.
by Lance
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz: "Come Back" Edition!
Replies: 12
Views: 6021

Re: Horowitz: "Come Back" Edition!

There is some new material and recitals that are not in the other extraordinary box, all recorded at Carnegie Hall. The book, in size, is about 11" by 11" so it should fit on a shelf that will accommodate that height and depth. It should also be said that, if Horowitz was still amongst us, he probab...
by Lance
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Berlin Philharmonic’s Anti-Anti-Maestro
Replies: 17
Views: 6381

Re: The Berlin Philharmonic’s Anti-Anti-Maestro

Just for the record, Vasily [b.1976] and Kirill Petrenko [b.1972] are NOT related. Vasily, however, has recorded quite a bit, especially with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras. Vasily has about 52 recordings to his credit, many with some outstanding soloists. So far, about ei...
by Lance
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz: "Come Back" Edition!
Replies: 12
Views: 6021

Horowitz: "Come Back" Edition!

Sony Classical 93533, 15 CDs A couple of days ago, the new book-style Horowitz "Come Back" edition arrived, which includes two CDs of dialogue between Abram Chasins and his old friend Horowitz! Sony has done their usually excellent job in the presentation with many photographs of Horowitz's return ...
by Lance
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 3559

Re: Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?

Hah! That's the problem! I have most all the works of those composers you named as well! It is a wonderful sickness to have (and collect) so much available. Musical riches for sure as maestrob has said, and, of course, I'm delighted by it all. I would just like to add another 100 years to my lifespa...
by Lance
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Social Security "Suspension" phone calls!
Replies: 1
Views: 2354

Social Security "Suspension" phone calls!

I've had a number of pre-recorded calls from someone representing the Social Security stating that my number has been suspended due to "suspicious activity." DON'T FALL FOR IT … it's a scam. Besides those calls, I get at least 10 calls a day that have to be blocked. I thought someone was working on ...
by Lance
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 17464

Re: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?

HUGE price for this now. I got that EMI "Introuvables" set in 2005 for about 15% of the used price you mention. I've long enjoyed it, too. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ys-x0oq0L.jpg Agree, John, that the Petrushka is amazing: thanks for the reminder. I have it in the set pictur...
by Lance
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 17464

Re: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?

John, my most humble apologies! How I could have confused Weissenberg with Ciccolini, I do not know. The 10-CD Weissenberg "Icon" box is [79086], the complete RCA 30150, 7 CDs, and the complete DGG 482 5534, 4 CDs. Weissenberg can also be found on a number of other labels (live recitals, etc.), such...
by Lance
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann's symphony number 2
Replies: 24
Views: 7783

Re: Schumann's symphony number 2

It is interesting to observe that Schumann's Symphony No. 2 was actually the third by the time it was complete. And the Third (Rhenish) was actually the last symphony he wrote. It is the publication dates of the symphonies that confuses many with regard to their numbered sequence.
by Lance
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 17
Views: 5365

Re: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

Yes, Arkiv does charge tax. Their distribution is from Pennsylvania, as I recall. But they often have the product sent directly from the prime distributor still labeled as Arkiv. I don't know if arkivmusic.com charges this tax . So why not try it if it doesn't ? They specialize in classical CD and D...
by Lance
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang's " Black Diamond"
Replies: 3
Views: 2200

Re: Lang Lang's " Black Diamond"

I never heard of such a ridiculous thing as NOT being able to play your piano in your complex. It should be allowed during the day and say, up to about 10pm as other residences have stipulated. Our rights are being taken away from us, one-by-one. Are there others in the building who have pianos as w...
by Lance
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Please welcome Philip M to CMG!
Replies: 17
Views: 7038

Please welcome Philip M to CMG!

We have someone from the UK joining us.

Philip, welcome to Classical Music Guide. We hope you participate often and enjoy your time with us!
by Lance
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's special about Edwin Fischer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Re: What's special about Edwin Fischer?

Edwin Fischer had an incredible touch that seemed light and natural. As Brian/Maestrob has noted, he was at his best in the music of JS Bach and Mozart. If you ever have a chance to hear Fischer's chorale prelude, "Ich ruf zu dir," BWV 177 [JS Bach], you will hear what I mean. It's the best recordin...
by Lance
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 17464

Re: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?

I have the mega-box of Weissenberg and I believe the Lumen recordings are to be found there in [EMI-Warner 85824, 56 CDs]. It was issued around 2010 and I believe already out-of-print, and not available even on the used market. If the Lumens are not in the big 56-CD set, they are available on Doremi...
by Lance
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 3559

Re: Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?

Artur Schnabel holds a very special place insofar as pianists are concerned. I would not want to be without his 32 Beethoven sonatas, but his Schubert, in many ways, is even more special. I always find I learn from Schnabel in his interpretations. His piano tone in the EMI/Warner recordings is exqui...
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, is soprano Lisa Davidsen ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

So, is soprano Lisa Davidsen ...

… going to be the new Flagstad in our own time? Thoughts? I see she has a new recording on Decca/Wagner and Strauss. I haven't heard it yet.
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vale Anner Bijlsma
Replies: 2
Views: 3782

Re: Vale Anner Bijlsma

Very sorry to learn of Bilsma's passing. I have many of his recordings and always enjoyed his art enormously. First-class musician and cellist covering a very broad range of repertoire highlighted by his work in Baroque era compositions.
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 17
Views: 5365

Re: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

I too have a couple of spares (one older one, one newer) that I save for "just in case." Smart thing to do. I guess we can still buy LP turntables given the vinyl comeback, but I also have a couple of very good ones that, quite honestly, don't get used much when CDs are my main source for music toda...
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 23670

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Well, I hope it all proves to be untrue. I have been a Domingo fan for as long as I can recall. I just did a count on the number of entries he appears on - CDs in my collection, and the count is nearly 200 entries (not total discs, which would thus be higher). Does all this mean radio stations NPR a...
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 17464

Re: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?

Isn't it interesting that Amazon shows Entremont's complete concerto recordings box on Sony for almost $300.00! Hard to believe as when first released it was on sale for $35 for 19 CDs. Insofar as Pennario's Capitol recordings go, either EMI or Warner have already issued a number of the Capitol/EMI ...
by Lance
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 23670

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Interesting about Domingo. Several people I know that know him well simply say to me "it's about time this is brought into the open … it is well known by those that work with him." In his golden years, like Cosby and others, is he going to pay the price now? How will this affect his late career and ...
by Lance
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 3559

Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?

I deal with this mentally all the time. Anybody with 150+ "Emperor" concertos of Beethoven (as I have) could be considered losing his marbles. But when you are tuned in to performing artists , such as moi , it is very important. How many times will I play all 150+ of them? Like most, I have my favou...
by Lance
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued
Replies: 6
Views: 2852

Re: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued

Joe, that was a VERY interesting article in The New Yorker. I learned much from it. Thank you.
by Lance
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 17
Views: 5365

Re: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

Well, whatever happens will happen. I do not stream or download and like Brian/Maestrob, I want the physical product. I only hope CD PLAYERS will remain in the market place for years to come and hope they don't go the way of cassette tape players. Many people really miss the convenience of cassettes...
by Lance
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 17
Views: 5365

Re: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

Montana is a lovely state, but not a good state for me at this age! [New Hampshire could be a possibility, but doubtful, nonetheless. Alaska? No way.] I just think the whole tax situation has gotten out of control. I pay my taxes, willingly, because it is my duty. Widespread Internet buying, however...
by Lance
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued
Replies: 6
Views: 2852

Re: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued

Education is for educating all , regardless of gender. If it is for "musical" purposes only to have an all boys- or all girls choir to achieve some musical purpose (as has long been done), I see nothing wrong with that either. It reminds me of the Boys Clubs of America, or the Boy Scouts programs. T...
by Lance
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 17
Views: 5365

Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

Most of us order recordings from Amazon, either directly from them or from third-party sellers. Some of these recordings come from out of the country (England, Germany, Japan, etc., and many other countries). The shipment comes to me in New York State, which, in our area, carries an 8% sales tax. No...
by Lance
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Silvestrov piano music
Replies: 5
Views: 4756

Re: Silvestrov piano music

Well, thank you! Being away a month to recharge my batteries was the best thing ever. As they say, we sometimes need a vacation from the vacation. My piano work is in full swing, working seven days this week with not much rest in between. Universities starting up, recitals already being planned, etc...
by Lance
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Kiriil Gerstein live,Mozart PC # 20
Replies: 2
Views: 2836

Re: Pianist Kiriil Gerstein live,Mozart PC # 20

Mozart's 20th performed by Artur Rubinstein on RCA I consider one of his very best concerto recordings. Do you know this one?
by Lance
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Offenbach’s ‘Fabulous Nonsense’ Hits Salzburg, With Cancan
Replies: 27
Views: 9299

Re: Offenbach’s ‘Fabulous Nonsense’ Hits Salzburg, With Cancan

Me? Absolutely a devoted G&S fan. I have the Elektra-Nonesuch recording of Pirates with Ronstadt and Kline - loved it - though it was quite different than the usual concept of this, one of the best G&S operettas. Ronstadt did a marvelous job with "Poor Wandering One." If music is meant to be enterta...
by Lance
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Silvestrov piano music
Replies: 5
Views: 4756

Re: Silvestrov piano music

Vladimir Feltsman, whose pianos I have prepared for concert, has come forth with a tribute to Silvestrov. It appears on Nimbus Alliance CD 6317. It contains music by CPE Bach, Silvestrov, Chopin, Scarlatti, Schubert, and Schumann. I can say I was not terribly enamored with Silvestrov's music, but m...
by Lance
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Best/Word Schools in the Nation: Quite Shocking
Replies: 2
Views: 2789

Best/Word Schools in the Nation: Quite Shocking

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/01/08/states-with-the-best-and-worst-schools-8/11/ Just happened to see this 26 pages of comparisons for schools. Living in the state of New York, it probably will not surprise you that we spend $22,366 per student , the highest of all 50 states; there is a ...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Artur Balsam
Replies: 2
Views: 3877

Pianist Artur Balsam

Here was a superlative pianist who seems more widely known as a collaborative pianist in chamber music though he played concertos and solo music as well. He was known as one of the most prominent pianists teaching collaborative piano. Bridge Records has released a number of recordings recorded live ...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who was pianist Lothar Broddack?
Replies: 1
Views: 3529

Who was pianist Lothar Broddack?

Lothar Broddack made a number of recordings with cellist Zara Nelsova on Decca/London and also accompanied violinist Michael Rabin on occasion. However, I cannot find out any biographical information about the pianist. He seems to have been active in the 1950s. Judging his work with Nelsova, I woul...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 6014

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

Here it is again, hope it all comes through. In the early years, some of those releases on this label were not engineered for the best possible sound being too widely filtered. Now, things seemed to have changed for the good. These sets usually cost between $15 or $22/USD for ten CDs … no notes, but...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 6014

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

Yes, I have the original 78s for the Triple Concerto and a couple of CD transfers of it. My reason for wanting that so long ago was because of my fascination with Felix Weingartner's conducting. I wonder, if, indeed, that recording was the first ever of Beethoven's Triple Concerto. The only record I...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 6014

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

I'm surprise my post ran out at the end. All of it is showing on my screen. That's strange. I wonder if it did that, too, for John Francis? I'll be glad to have that Feuerman set, Lance, but the other two are unknown to me, and one has to draw the line somewhere. Always appreciate your level of know...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Emanne Beasha: You Won't BELIEVE The Voice That Comes From Her Tiny Body | America's Got Talent 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 6853

Re: Emanne Beasha: You Won't BELIEVE The Voice That Comes From Her Tiny Body | America's Got Talent 2019

Bbbbut Lenny - where's the link for Emanne Beasha?

Did you have any wine with your meal? The place looks great!
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 6014

Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

In the early years, some of those releases on this label were not engineered for the best possible sound being too widely filtered. Now, things seemed to have changed for the good. These sets usually cost between $15 or $22/USD for ten CDs … no notes, but at least recording information, accompanist...