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by johnQpublic
Tue May 22, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Kraus - Overture to "Olympie" (Sundkvist/Naxos)
F. J. Haydn - String Quartet #70 (Kodaly/Naxos)
Hummel - Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 85 (Hough/Chandos)
by johnQpublic
Mon May 21, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Stravinsky - Overture to "Pulcinella" (Boulez/Erato)
Tubin - Sinfonietta on Estonian Motives (Jarvi/BIS)
Ran - Violin Concerto (Shapira/Albany)
by johnQpublic
Sun May 20, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grigory Sokolov
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

Re: Grigory Sokolov

I would like to throw out for discussion the proposition that any performer who never records and only gives one recital a year is out of the running for the title of "greatest living performer," or even one of a few, as we cannot hear enough of him on which to base that judgment, at least with reg...
by johnQpublic
Fri May 18, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Husa - Overture to "Divertimento for Brass" (Iowa BQ/UI Press)
L. Stein - Quintet for Sax and String Quartet (Minor/Crystal)
Schwantner - Autumn Canticles (Western Arts Trio/Laurel)
J. Jones - Ambiance (Bryn-Julson/Nonesuch)
by johnQpublic
Fri May 18, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Morton Gould's Burchfield Gallery & Apple Waltzes
Replies: 12
Views: 3040

Re: Morton Gould's Burchfield Gallery & Apple Waltzes

LOL! I'm not sure why Leroy Anderson got into this conversation about Gould (except tangentially because of Gould's couple of lighter, well-known pieces like Pavane, Latin American Symphonietta, etc) as I was referring to his more serious works. I have conducted Leroy Anderson pieces both with very ...
by johnQpublic
Thu May 17, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Morton Gould's Burchfield Gallery & Apple Waltzes
Replies: 12
Views: 3040

Re: Morton Gould's Burchfield Gallery & Apple Waltzes

First, I have had that album for quite a few years and give it a listen now & then & I have 11 other selections by him. Now, what to say. It's like he clings to tradition but deliberately lets a melody, a dissonance, a rhythmic pattern, or a chord go slightly awry creating moments of quirkiness. Per...
by johnQpublic
Thu May 17, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Goetz - Overture to "Francesca da Rimini" (Albert/cpo)
Liszt - Two Legends (Zilberstein/Eloquence)
Humperdinck - Selections from "Konigskinder" (Rickenbacher/Virgin)
Schrecker - Prelude to "Die Gezeichneten" (Seipenbusch/Marco Polo)
by johnQpublic
Thu May 17, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Symphony in C Sharp of E Bloch
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Symphony in C Sharp of E Bloch

I've never been let down by a work of Bloch. Feel free to explore
by johnQpublic
Thu May 17, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who Are Worthy Contemporaries of Chaykovsky?
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: Who Are Worthy Contemporaries of Chaykovsky?

The 2 by Kalinnikov are good and so is the only one of Kopylov
by johnQpublic
Wed May 16, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Der Mann Who Made the Symphony What It Is Today
Replies: 18
Views: 2575

Re: Der Mann Who Made the Symphony What It Is Today

jbuck919 wrote:
You have performed in them, Mark, in them.
Well, he could've performed them....if he was a pianist playing transcriptions. :wink: :wink:
by johnQpublic
Wed May 16, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Goldmark - Sakuntala Overture (Korodi/Hungaroton)
R. Strauss - Sinfonia Domestica (Sawallisch/EMI)
by johnQpublic
Sun May 13, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Caudella - Moldova Overture (Litvin/Olympia)
Stravinsky - Violin Concerto (Mutter/DG)
C. Baker - Vier Nachtszenen (Inglefield/Gasparo)
Volans - White Man Sleeps #1 & 5 (Kronos/Nonesuch)
Lawhead - Aleost (Zimmermann/Louisville)
by johnQpublic
Sat May 12, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Schuller - Dramatic Overture (Whitney/Louisville)
Wuorinen - Duo for Violin & PIano (Zukofsky/AR)
Druckman - Incenters (Weisberg/Nonesuch)
Carter - Symphony of Three Orchestras (Boulez/Columbia)
by johnQpublic
Fri May 11, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aram Ilyich Khachaturian
Replies: 18
Views: 5244

Re: Aram Ilyich Khachaturian

Well, let's add to the confusion, by my stating that Khachaturian scored the second movement for a "musical saw" and since there aren't a lot of those players around it has been substituted by other instruments like flexatone, theramin, etc
by johnQpublic
Fri May 11, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I'm willing to share. :D
by johnQpublic
Thu May 10, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aram Ilyich Khachaturian
Replies: 18
Views: 5244

Re: Aram Ilyich Khachaturian

Well, Burbage, I'm not saying it's a great work of art, but it is one of his more exciting pieces; and to say that a specific recording can't make this (or more broadly) any other piece come off better is just wrong. In the case of the 3rd, the ASV recording which I also own does not do the piece ju...
by johnQpublic
Thu May 10, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Wow! I have this 300+ page thread all to myself. :lol:

Carvalho - Overture to "Penelope" (Rolla/Hungaroton)
W. A. Mozart - Violin Concerto #1 (Grumiaux/Philips)
F. J. Haydn - Symphony #60 (Fey/Hanssler)
by johnQpublic
Wed May 09, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

So I go away for much of a week and see that nobody's posted their listening since the day I left. WTF?? LOL!

Gretry - Overture to "L'amitie a L'epreuve" (Sanderling/ASV)
Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto #4 (Roge/London)
Le Flem - Symphony #4 (Lockhart/Marco Polo)
by johnQpublic
Wed May 09, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aram Ilyich Khachaturian
Replies: 18
Views: 5244

Re: Aram Ilyich Khachaturian

His Symphony #3 is big, bold and brassy (15!!.. count 'em...15 extra trumpets!!) But only get the Stokowski/CSO recording.
by johnQpublic
Thu May 03, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Suppe - Wiener Jubelouverture (Pollack/Marco Polo)
Satie - Danses gothiques (White/Arte Nova)
Francaix - A huit (Gaudier/Hyperion)
Wolf-Ferrari - Intermezzo & Ritornello from "Il campiello" (Marriner/EMI)
by johnQpublic
Tue May 01, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Carwithen - Overture: ODTAA (Hickox/Chandos)
Wolpe - Toccata (P. Serkin/Koch)
Ligeti - Trio for Violin, Horn & Piano (Aimard et al/Sony)
Lieberson - Drala (Knussen/DG)
by johnQpublic
Tue May 01, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you have a treasured "collectible" from classical music?
Replies: 22
Views: 6886

Re: Do you have a treasured "collectible" from classical mus

maestrob wrote:2) Eugene Ormandy autographed a copy of his Mahler X LP set when I presented it to him at a Strawbridge & Clothier signing session in 1969, along with several RCA albums..
I got Ormandy to sign one of his "new" RCA albums too. But I thought it was at Wanamakers.
by johnQpublic
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you have a treasured "collectible" from classical music?
Replies: 22
Views: 6886

Re: Do you have a treasured "collectible" from classical mus

Boulez signed my score of "Le marteau sans maitre"
by johnQpublic
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Gliere - Overture to "Shakh-Senem" (Sinaisky/Chandos)
Shostakovich - String Quartet #3 (Eder/Naxos)
Kasparov - Reminiscence (Dubov/Le Chant du Monde)
by johnQpublic
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Dvorak - My Home Overture (Neumann/Pro Arte)
Sibelius - String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 (Claremont/Nonesuch)
Scriabin - Poem of Ecstasy (Svetlanov/Melodiya Angel)
by johnQpublic
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE SIMPLE-minded SYMPHONY
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: THE SIMPLE-minded SYMPHONY

Well, I don't know the Simple Symphony very well (more later on that) but for me Britten is not the easiest of composers to embrace fully and enthusiastically; but there's no denying he wrote some masterpieces (Peter Grimes, War Requiem). Now for my "Simple Symphony" story. Somewhere's in the 1980's...
by johnQpublic
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Cimarosa - Overture to "Li due Baroni di Roccazzurra" (Rojatti/Nuova Era)
F. J. Haydn - Piano Sonata #18 (McCabe/London)
Crusell - Sinfonia Concertante for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon & Orchestra, Op. 3 (Klocker/cpo)
by johnQpublic
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Joachim - Hamlet Overture (Botstein/IMP)
Brahms - String Quintet #2 (Raphael/Hyperion)
Bulow - Des Sangers Fluch (Andreae/Thorofon)
by johnQpublic
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For fans of John Cage and those who are other than that
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: For fans of John Cage and those who are other than that

"I prefer laughter to tears"

Typical Cage. :D

Did I ever mention that I met Cage back in the 1980's?
by johnQpublic
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Auber - Overture to "The Crown Diamonds" (Cambreling/EMI)
Canteloube - 15 Selections from "Songs of the Auvergne" (de los Angeles/Angel)
by johnQpublic
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2012 Pulitzer Prizes announced
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Re: 2012 Pulitzer Prizes announced

Actually Gruber's copyright expired and Puts jumped on it. :lol:
by johnQpublic
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Thomson - The Mother of Us All (Leppard/New World)
by johnQpublic
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

R. Schumann - Overture to "Faust" (Wildner/Naxos)
Chopin/Balakirev - Romanza from "Piano Concerto No. 1" (Hamelin/Hyperion)
Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite No. 1 (Sanderling/Naxos)
by johnQpublic
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help me title my piece
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Help me title my piece

diegobueno wrote: Name it after your favorite beer.
LOL! I just drank one tonight called "Magic Hat". It has potential...yeah...potential....
by johnQpublic
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I don't have that one, nut-job, but if you don't have his "Serenade" ( for small orchestra ) please try to hear it. It's my all time favorite Francaix. Is that the "serenade" on this release? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qg1cE5QbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Yes, I have that one, nut-job. But I fi...
by johnQpublic
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

That's a disc I have and plenty of Francaix contains moments of wit and joie de vivre. Which reminds me, I also have this disc, which I have not had a chance to listen to yet. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/613gHGME05L._SL500_AA300_.jpg I don't have that one, nut-job, but if you don't have h...
by johnQpublic
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

This delightful disc of music by Francaix by the Gaudier Ensemble: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61mQOP9Hn%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg The first piece in the collection, "A huit," which has the same instrumentation as Schubert's Octet, is particularly charming. That's a disc I have and plenty of ...
by johnQpublic
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Panufnik - Tragic Overture (Horenstein/Unicorn-Kanchana)
Bartok - String Quartet #4 (Arditti/Gramavision)
Tubin - Symphony #6 (Jarvi/BIS)
by johnQpublic
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Martin Y Soler - Overture to "La festa del villaggio" (Vicent/Columna Musica)
Granados - Seis piezas sobre cantos populares espanoles (de Larrocha/London)
Montsalvatge - Cinco canciones negras (de los Angeles/EMI)
Gerhard - Harpsichord Concerto (Tozer/Chandos)
by johnQpublic
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kinshasa Symphony
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Kinshasa Symphony

It was a wonderful story (I never watch 60 Minutes and yet I did tune in last Sunday) and had I been there live, the Beethoven would have been a delight to hear. But I found, what excerpts they did air, to be not really that good.
by johnQpublic
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Purcell - Overture to "The Old Bachelor" (Thomas/Chandos) Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Mandolins, RV532 (Biondi/Virgin Veritas) Handel - Flute Sonata in B minor "Halle Sonata #3" (Beznosiuk/Hyperion) Geminiani - Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 3, No. 1 (Biondi/Opus 111) J. S. Bach - Sonata for Viola da gamba ...
by johnQpublic
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Chabrier - Overture to "Gwendoline" (Paray/Mercury)
Satie/Debussy - Gymnopedie Nos. ! & 3 (Auriacombe/Angel)
Stravinsky - Eight Instrumental Miniatures (composer/Columbia)
Shostakovich - Violin Concerto #1 (D. Oistrakh/Angel)
by johnQpublic
Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vivaldi piece unsatisfactory?
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: Vivaldi piece unsatisfactory?

I have several Scimone/I Solisti Veneti Erato/Apex Baroque albums. Very strict, straight, non "HIP". While the recording of RV532 Double Mandolin Concerto that I have (Biondi on Virgin Veritas) is far more loose and "HIP". My impression by the way Biondi does it, is that the outer movements don't al...
by johnQpublic
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vivaldi piece unsatisfactory?
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: Vivaldi piece unsatisfactory?

I've got the RV532. I'll be doing some Baroque listening tomorrow so I'll give it a spin. However, I know nothing about the practice of improvising with such a piece. But I will say that Vivaldi's harmonic language is frequently "plain vanilla" which would allow for easier improvising. Meanwhile, I'...
by johnQpublic
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Bach´s St. Matthew´s Passion
Replies: 10
Views: 2578

Re: Taking Stock: Bach´s St. Matthew´s Passion

LOL! Nobody's mentioned mine that I listened to today:

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by johnQpublic
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3655171

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

J. S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion (Corboz/Erato)