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by Holden Fourth
Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Vault treasures that were never reissued
Replies: 20
Views: 6893

Re: Vault treasures that were never reissued

There are some recordings that cry out for reissue but whose cries fall on the deaf ears of record execs. One of the greatest Schubert Sonata cycles ever recorded lies moldering in Vox's vaults -- I'm referring to Friedrich Wuhrer's tremendous effort from the mid '50s. Sandpaper LP surfaces notwith...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
Replies: 44
Views: 14995

Herman, what program are you using to create your shortened URLs? I like the idea of being able to name them to fit the site.
by Holden Fourth
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"
Replies: 19
Views: 5247

I'm gong to divide this into two parts. HIP: Giuliano Carmignola, violin Andrea Marcon, conductor Venice Baroque Orchestra Sony Classics SK51352 Modern Instruments: Christopher Warren-Green/London Chamber Orchestra Virgin Classics #61466 http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000632N.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_.j...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
Replies: 44
Views: 14995

In my early CD collecting days I was looking for a good version of Carnaval and happened upon the Rubinstein. On this disc was the Op 12 Fantasiestucke and in one listen I was hooked! Despite hearing Cziffra (also excellent) and the truncated Richter, Rubie was king of this work. I've recently heard...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Tchaikovsky's Music for Piano Solo
Replies: 17
Views: 5357

I have a Virgin double CD of Pletnev playing and conducting Tchaikovsky and it's one of the best CDs in my collection. The Seasons is coupled with a searing and haunting 6th Symphony and the two disc set finishes off with Pletnev's own transcriptions of some of PIT's orchestral works. This man has T...
by Holden Fourth
Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Dumbest Line in Journalism? You Make The Call
Replies: 15
Views: 2860

We know that George Bush exists but in applying the guiding principles of the "flat earthers" I have to ask

Does Osama bin Laden exist?

Does Al Qaeda exist?

The media certainly thinks so but then again they also told us that WMD existed in Iraq.

ciao

Holden
by Holden Fourth
Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Congress Says No To Bush’s Un-Patriot Act
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Shades of 1984.......

Big Brother is truly watching.

ciao

Holden
by Holden Fourth
Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: BBC opens its archives to Universal
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

But why should it? A lot of the material would no longer require royalty payments and obviously there are a lot of other cost savings as well when compared to recording a work anew. I'm looking forward to what is in their film library.

ciao

Holden
by Holden Fourth
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Nothing to Crow About: Another Superstar Busted!
Replies: 28
Views: 4643

Russell Crowe was born in NZ but is an Australian citizen. What amuses me is that when he won an Oscar the press hailed him as a 'great Aussie actor'. The other day when this news broke, the radio report started with the line "NZ born actor Russell Crowe.......". We Aussies are very good at claiming...
by Holden Fourth
Sun May 29, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Outsourcing Teaching to India
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

There's enormous variability. In Westchester County there are some of the top-rated school systems in the U.S. and one major system in virtual collapse. That's a product of local control of and local taxes in support of schools. I assume you mean Yonkers. Living in Maryland for 25 years converted m...
by Holden Fourth
Sat May 28, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 10343

Another vote for Jochum but I'd be interested in the Klemperer
by Holden Fourth
Sat May 28, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Outsourcing Teaching to India
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

We should now apply outsourcing to education, the American industry most in need of improvement.
How true is this? From what I've read on educational bulletin boards it appears that the US education system is in a state of crisis, variable from state to state.
by Holden Fourth
Sun May 22, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Summer Time Recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Doe anyone have a good seafood chowder recipe?
by Holden Fourth
Wed May 18, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: 'Piano Man'
Replies: 19
Views: 5010

The likeliest answer is that he is an illegal immigrant to the UK and came across hidden in a lorry on one of the cross channel ferries. He's been ripped off and dumped in the middle of nowhere and as soon as he opens his mouth it will be apparent that he speaks no English. Remember, he was found cl...
by Holden Fourth
Thu May 12, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: "Who's On First" --New Version
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

By the way, with a steadily increasing number of Asian players (both Chinese and Korean, as well as Japanese) in the major leagues in baseball, I am waiting for someone to sign a first baseman named Hu. It will happen soon, I am sure. Then you will really have "Hu's on first." (The Dodgers now have...
by Holden Fourth
Wed May 11, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Dvorak 9
Replies: 62
Views: 13108

You've missed one of the best - Fricsay with the BPO. You also get a very moving Moldau to go along with it. I've got an Ancerl (don't know which you've got, mine is live in Switzerland with the CPO from 1958) but then again he recorded this a number of times. However, I feel the Fricsay is a far be...
by Holden Fourth
Sun May 08, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Cecille Ousset's Schumann Piano Concerto
Replies: 13
Views: 3790

The Zimerman/Karajan one can be great to listen to when you are in the right mood. Other times it is just a bit too ... too ... fluffy. How on earth can Karajan or Zimerman be descirbed as fluffy? It's a tongue in cheek remark. Karajan carries the somewhat derogatory nickname among classical aficio...
by Holden Fourth
Thu May 05, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Beethoven's E minor sonata op 90
Replies: 7
Views: 3103

I'd always found this sonata to be superficially dramatic, rather percussive and leaden footed until I heard Ivan Moravec play it, then it made sense. I've got recordings by Solomon, Richter, Schnabel etc and never really liked any of them.
by Holden Fourth
Wed May 04, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: North Korea Plans to set off Super EMP Bomb
Replies: 41
Views: 7939

.........are these REAL weapons of mass destruction? Did anyone say anything about WMD? They don't kill people. They kill electronics. Maybe GWB needs to send someone to investigate just like he did in Iraq. When you look at this information you begin to see just how nearsighted the invasion of Ira...
by Holden Fourth
Tue May 03, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: North Korea Plans to set off Super EMP Bomb
Replies: 41
Views: 7939

.........are these REAL weapons of mass destruction? Maybe GWB needs to send someone to investigate just like he did in Iraq. When you look at this information you begin to see just how nearsighted the invasion of Iraq actually was. If the US had to go on the offensive anywhere surely this would hav...
by Holden Fourth
Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Jacques Loussier Trio - Classical/Jazz personified
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Loussier's view of Bach shows just how versatile this composer is. I love the way that the JLT play his works and yet it doesn't spoil the traditional performances for me.
by Holden Fourth
Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 14146

One possible quick fix salvation. While they may not play on your CD player it might be possible to save the recordings by burning them to CD-R. I had an APR disc of a Solomon recital which started to bronze so that the last couple of tracks wouldn't play. I burnt a copy (using Feurio) and found tha...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Looking for Writers/Editors!
Replies: 9
Views: 3436

Ralph wrote:Why in the World Wide Web would reviewers have to be based in any particular country?
Probably because they have to send them the CDs to review.
by Holden Fourth
Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: It's Ratzinger!
Replies: 123
Views: 33487

I think that the Catholic Church's position on the role of women in society was most strongly expressed in mediaeval times. Their pursuit of the 'pagan' cult of 'wicke' with its female priests and worship of Mother Earth says it all and the witch hunts that were part of the process continue today, a...
by Holden Fourth
Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label
Replies: 17
Views: 9094

Where can I get this set from? What are my options? Is there an Australian distributor? Someone mentioned $15 for the set! My interest has been piqued. Here are my Richter recordings of Beethoven solo piano works. No 1, 9, on 16 October 1976 Moscow??? (or was this on the 10th of October?) No 3, 7, 1...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label
Replies: 17
Views: 9094

Lance, how well does he perform the last 3 sonatas? I've got at least one recording of every sonata in Richter's repertoire but my Opp 109-111 are from the early 90s and Richter was not on good form by then.

Can you also buy the discs separately?

Holden
by Holden Fourth
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Anyone know what happened to ...
Replies: 27
Views: 13770

Cheniston is alive and well apparently as he is posting on both the Gramophone and GMG boards.
by Holden Fourth
Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What name will he choose?
Replies: 36
Views: 14188

In line with my Irish ancestry can I suggest that he chooses from the following: Aloysius Seamus Patrick (or Paddy) Michael (or Mick) Kevin Barry Sean Ciaran, Keiran Daniel (Danny Boy) I can see it now. Advertisements with the Pope drinking a pint of Guiness. Begorrah, it fair warms the cockles of m...
by Holden Fourth
Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: For Bocelli Fans (Are there any here?)
Replies: 18
Views: 9166

Bocelli singing the tenor part in the Verdi Requiem cruelly exposes his; poor diction, limited vocal range, lack of breath control and dramatic ability. Two obvious examples are the Ingemisco where he starts out too loudly and carries on that way and in the Lacrimosa where his limited range has him ...
by Holden Fourth
Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Real Names vs. False Names
Replies: 56
Views: 39269

And to add to Dave's list pianist Mischa Dichter becomes Mike Poet.
by Holden Fourth
Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Listening surprises.
Replies: 8
Views: 6285

Just heard LvB symphonies 2, 4, 5 and 7 conducted by Monteux with the LSO and thought "Why haven't I heard of his name connected with the LvB before?" All are excellent performances and the 7th is possibly the best I've ever heard.
by Holden Fourth
Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Real Names vs. False Names
Replies: 56
Views: 39269

Solomon Cutner became, quite simply, Solomon.

A small correction - Moura Lympany's ancestry was Cornish, not Scottish.
by Holden Fourth
Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: DG Originals finally reissues Beethoven's "Triple"
Replies: 5
Views: 5138

I already have it as part of the series mentioned in the previous post. After hearing it I decided that I didn't need another version especially as the only other competitor (Richter/Rostropovich/Oistrakh) was not rated highly by those performers themselves. That aside, the DG Originals is a wonderf...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Anybody Listening to Rach Today?
Replies: 4
Views: 3830

I'm listening to him play on the "Windows in Time" CD - a remarkable recording by a remarkable pianist.
by Holden Fourth
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Grant Johannesen Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 7436

Maybe I need to check out the Alzheimer's drug in Corlyss's thread. The pianist I was thinking about was Carlo Grante.
by Holden Fourth
Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Grant Johannesen Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 7436

Didn't he record the Godowsky "Complete Studies on Chopin Etudes"?
by Holden Fourth
Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Hello all, just gotten the Holy Grail of Reiner/CSO CD
Replies: 3
Views: 3504

I know that Kubelik is the man when it comes to Dvorak, but I've discovered another great conductor for Dvorak: Ancerl! He plays with great intensity but he taps into the rhythmic power of Dvorak. I don't know if he recorded the ninth though, I discovered his recording of the sixth symphony. Yes, h...
by Holden Fourth
Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Continued Board Vulnerability
Replies: 5
Views: 7604

But if you ugrade the board software then at least it is one problem solved!

ciao

Holden

BTW, hasn't anyone here heard of tinyurl? If it's made available as part of the formatting (or if people go to the tinyurl website) we won't have to scroll across the page to read posts.
by Holden Fourth
Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Are we back? Hmmm ...
Replies: 16
Views: 16426

I received no e-mails. Is that because I decided not to include an e-mail address in my profile? The admin guys have it from when In registered but this d*ckbrain who hacked in couldn't get at it. Why show your e-mail address when someone can send you a PM on the board. Also, my name only appears on...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What happened?
Replies: 14
Views: 15081

Our webmaster spent 4 hours cleaning out the debris and relaunching the site. The fora have been recreated. The member database was unaffected so we administrators were the only ones who had to re-register. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please, carry on as you were . . . Wrong - I, like Mel, ...