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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 26622

I can't find a melody, and when it's possible, the harmonies are so funny. Thank you. Your response helped me understand at first hand how some people felt about Wagner back in the 1800s. Which, by the way, is why I like Wagner. And Bach. Melody, harmony and musical history aside, their voices soun...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 573983

Alan Hoddinot Symphony No. 5 (A.Davis RPO) Lyrita SRCD 331
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 573983

Mozart, Symphonies 29, 31, 34 (Beecham-LPO) and 31, 35, 39 (Beecham-OSR)
Haydn, Symphonies 94, 96, 102 (Beecham-RPO)

A friend informs me a music reviewer called Beecham's readings dated, so I rushed to get these in before they're declared totally obsolete.
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Virgil Thomson
Replies: 13
Views: 4020

Check out the movie scores. There's Pilgrims and Pioneers from Journey to America film score on a recent Naxos American Classics 559022 with Symphonies 1-3. I love this disk...I'd never heard the symphonies. One famous score not on the Stokowski disk is Louisiana Story. There's American Orchestral ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Praise for the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Replies: 24
Views: 5617

I'll defer to your judgement. A sad case maybe of having to hear a musician live to form a balanced opinion.

With Ozawa in mind, I dug around today and found his Prokofiev 5th & Kije with the BPO, unplayed and forgotten. I played I and liked it. A lot.
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recomendations for Britten CDs
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

What about Britten on record as a conductor of the work of other composers?

Any standouts there?

I have a disk him conducting Mozart symphonies on LP vinyl--excellent--but I read that he conducted a pretty full range of repertoire--even a Mahler 4th!
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Virgil Thomson
Replies: 13
Views: 4020

I agree with Ralph, the Stokowski Vanguard disk is the one to have if you're having only one. Maybe also the two operas?--Four Saints in Three Acts (Nonesuch) and The Mother of Us All (New World). Not the greatest American operas--are there any?--but worth a listen. I didn't know VT had attacked Sib...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 573983

Giuseppe di Stephano Songs of Naples Angel LP 35470

10 guilty pleasures to complement Cherry Garcia ice cream
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Praise for the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Replies: 24
Views: 5617

Can Ozawa be that bad? I've never heard him conduct, only on records. Anyway, I like him because he records a lot of music I wouldn't even know about otherwise. Not the same old, same old. He's a good accompanist too, like Ormandy, another conductor who sometimes gets a bad rap. A few disks by Ozawa...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 31
Views: 7990

Three Choral Suites by Rozsa:
Ben Hur/Quo Vadis/King of Kings
Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops
Telarc
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recomendations for Britten CDs
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

Is there room for a few more favorite Britten recordings? Albert Herring -- amusing, esp on stage -- I like all three recordings I've heard--the composer's own, the Bedford on Naxos via Collins, and a Vox recording of a Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater production led by David Gilbert. The las...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: obscure Hindemith work
Replies: 11
Views: 3776

I agree. Hindemith rocks. And so does Whitman--why else do so many set his words to music? I hope it not because it was out of copyright.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MP3 Classical Music Store : Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 9590

from the BBC, a list of . . . CLASSICAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS AMClassical : a free site offering downloadable music in both MP3 and MIDI formats. URL: http://www.amclassical.com/ Classicalarchives.com : a subscription web service offering more than 30,000 full-length pieces in MP3 format. URL: http://www....
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MP3 Classical Music Store : Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 9590

Naxos MP3disks available ofrom major music services

Naxos in response to an e-mail I sent asking about MP3 classical . . . . <<I found a number of Naxos/MarcoPolo,dacapo/Naive MP3s available for sale on Audio Lunchbox.com. -- Thanks for noticing! Audio Lunchbox has 1500+ titles of ours live on their site at this time. <<Do any other sites offer them?...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 573983

Harrison Birtwistle
Panic {for sax, drum kit & orchestra} (A. Davis/BBCSO)
Earth Dances (Dohnanyi/CO)
on Decca/Argo

Just found it today in a used shop. Wild and wildly original.

Beecham, Bax, Britten, Boughton, Bancock, Bridge, Bliss, and Birtwistle. I belove the Brits.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More on Marin Alsop (I like her)
Replies: 23
Views: 6001

Sorry,

all four Brahms symphonies are listed, along with 4 other substantial works by him.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More on Marin Alsop (I like her)
Replies: 23
Views: 6001

Link to Alsop's repertoire on her Website. It's too long to post here even though it only goes up to 2001 (no Brahms symphonies listed in 2001).

Includes Mahler Symphonies 1,2,4,5,6.

http://www.marinalsop.com/repertoire.html
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Cleveland Orchestra at the Mondavi Center
Replies: 1
Views: 2784

And they most always play exactly like that at home. Preucil especially reminds me of the proverbial kid in a candy store. Love of music aside, who wouldn't want to be in Welser-Most's orchestra? From what I've seen and heard, this guy is open to other people's ideas, generous to younger musicians, ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MP3 Classical Music Store : Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 9590

Sorry to intrude agan but I found another review from Macworld that might be helpful.

http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/editors ... /index.php
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MP3 Classical Music Store : Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 9590

Check out reviews of Audio Lunchbox. Pros and cons:


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1819832,00.asp (2005)


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1463409,00.asp (2004 review with user reactions)
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MP3 Classical Music Store : Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 9590

P.S. -Audio Lunchbox also offers about 75 MP3 titles on Vanguard Classics: these are vintage performances from the 50's and 60's-- Horszowski, Griller String Quartet, Utah Symphony/Abravanal, Brendel, Julius Baker, Felicja Blumenthal, Bruce HungerFord, Harnoncourt, Deller, Leonhardt, etc. --They all...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MP3 Classical Music Store : Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 9590

Ran into this site by accident this morning. Covers all genres but there's a lot of classical, about 2,000 albums on reputable labels like Naxos, Marco Polo, and dacapo. Looks like Naxos Inc is now releasing their huge catalogue to MP3 outlets. All are in 192 kbps VBR MP3 and Q6 Ogg Vorbis format. R...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Most Impressive Concert You Attended in the Past Six Months?
Replies: 17
Views: 3879

Impressive in chamber music ... I finally got to hear a warm and refined European-based quartet .... Romantic even in the Janáček. Vlach Quartet Prague Feb 28, 2005 Cleveland, Ohio Rocky River Chamber Music Society West Shore Unitarian Church Dvořák Cypresses for String Quartet Janáček Quartet #1 Dv...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: And while we're on the subject of women conductors.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

I have heard her conduct The Cleveland Orchestra in Mozart concertos. She conducts an annual Mozart series. She is a great Mozart player, and a lively, entertaining conductor, not at all understated. I recall a long mane of jet black hair tossing back and forth as she conducts and plays. The audienc...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Cleveland Orchestra at Benaroya Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 4176

I am a Clevelander still trying to adjust to the sound this elegant orchestra produces. I usually am struck by their restraint and their cool sonority, especially when Boulez conducts--for forty years, he has influenced this orchestra. I think one favor Maazel did for Cleveland after Szell was to em...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 573983

Thanks, Karl. You are making me feel remiss for never having ventured to the College of Wooster to take in the Ohio Light Opera. I have several of their recordings but have never seen them live. I started attending CIM (Cleveland Institute of Music) recitals off and on several years ago and was asto...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 573983

Britten's Peter Grimes, Jon Vickers, Colin Davis on Philips. [I didn't think I'd ever appreciate Britten's operas till I heard an in-concert performance of the Rape of Lucretia and a staged version of Albert Herring at Oberlin College a couple of years ago. The door to Britten's music finally opened...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MP3 Classical Music Store : Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 9590

I went to the site and explored for 5-10 min. b/c I too am interested in MP3 classical. A few quick subjective reactions: --the price seemed a bit high when compared to Naxos (true audio Cds) at $6.99 per disk, & covering the same classical repertoire several hundred times over. Any good computer ca...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Missa Solemnis by Beethoven
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Amazon has the Klemperer version new and cheap (8-9 USD) thru third-party sellers. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005AVMH/qid=1118061418/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/103-1068071-7803833?v=glance&s=classical&n=507846[/url] Ormandy recorded a fine version too available on Sony Essential Class...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More on Marin Alsop (I like her)
Replies: 23
Views: 6001

Adding a few more "negatives".... 5. If she conducted a lot of music by American composers, she might call into question the cultural bonafides of any top-ranking American orchestra. 6. She records for a minor label that puts out too many recordings, sells too many of them, at too cheap a price, to ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More on Marin Alsop (I like her)
Replies: 23
Views: 6001

I really liked the Barber recordings she made for Naxos, also the Bernstein Chicester Psalms, and the in-concert DVD/PBS broadcast of Candide where I could see her conduct. I also found her name listed in the orchestra on the great 1970's RCA OC recording of Sweeney Todd. Why doesn't the New York Ph...
by jserraglio
Tue May 31, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Most Impressive Concert You Attended in the Past Six Months?
Replies: 17
Views: 3879

Thursday, March 10, 2005
Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor - debut
Truls Mørk, cello
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4
by jserraglio
Tue May 31, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Most Impressive Concert You Attended in the Past Six Months?
Replies: 8
Views: 6173

Thursday, March 10, 2005
Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor
Truls Mørk, cello
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4
by jserraglio
Sun May 29, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 573983

Robert Simpson String Quartets 1 & 4