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Todd

Quote from: George on June 16, 2024, 06:41:18 PM

Good news for fans of historical pianism. I love that APR continues to crank out the old piano releases. I am not familiar with this pianist, but I plan to investigate some of his work online. Here's a lukewarm review of the set - https://www.classicstoday.com/review/mischa-levitzkis-hmv-recordings-rereissued/

I have the Naxos series and I'm rather fond of his pianism, which is often elegant.
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Que

Quote from: Mandryka on June 17, 2024, 12:41:27 AM

Anything with Eberhard Kummer has to be heard.

I had to look him up: he was specialised in Medieval songs.

Que

Quote from: Mandryka on June 17, 2024, 12:54:26 AM


https://static.qobuz.com/goodies/28/000170582.pdf

On the basis of two random tracks, this seems very special - performance, music and sound all wonderful!

I kind of expected that, but still good news!  :)

Mandryka

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Quote from: Que on June 17, 2024, 06:14:36 AMI had to look him up: he was specialised in Medieval songs.

He's even sang me


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Quote from: Mandryka on June 17, 2024, 06:27:55 AMHe's even sang me




Is the hat made of sheep wool and fox hair?

Mandryka

Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

Holden

Quote from: George on June 16, 2024, 06:41:18 PM

Good news for fans of historical pianism. I love that APR continues to crank out the old piano releases. I am not familiar with this pianist, but I plan to investigate some of his work online. Here's a lukewarm review of the set - https://www.classicstoday.com/review/mischa-levitzkis-hmv-recordings-rereissued/

You have to remember that ClassicsToday is David Hurwitz
Cheers

Holden

Brian

Quote from: Holden on June 17, 2024, 09:40:56 PMYou have to remember that ClassicsToday is David Hurwitz
That review is signed Jed Distler.

DH actually writes almost nothing now - he's so busy filming his videos that he hasn't written a review in years. ClassicsToday is mostly Distler now.

Mirror Image

Quote from: Brian on June 18, 2024, 04:41:29 AMClassicsToday is mostly Distler now.

Which is a good reason to ignore that site. I mean they desperately need more reviewers. You should contact Hurwitz and see if you can write reviews for his site. You'll be A LOT better than Distler and Hurwitz combined. Your reviews on MusicWeb are a case in point. Hurwitz wishes he could write as well as you do.
"You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance." ― Charles Ives

DavidW

Quote from: Brian on June 18, 2024, 04:41:29 AMThat review is signed Jed Distler.

DH actually writes almost nothing now - he's so busy filming his videos that he hasn't written a review in years. ClassicsToday is mostly Distler now.

I thought Distler usually focused on baroque era. Due to subscription fatigue, I don't expect CT to receive much traffic these days.

Brian

Quote from: DavidW on June 19, 2024, 10:03:50 AMI thought Distler usually focused on baroque era. Due to subscription fatigue, I don't expect CT to receive much traffic these days.
Distler is a classical and jazz pianist and focuses on piano stuff; he also writes booklets for some Sony piano boxes. David Vernier is the one who sings in choirs and loves Bach vocal and baroque. Victor Carr shows up sometimes but I don't know his deal.

Quote from: Mirror Image on June 18, 2024, 11:10:22 AMWhich is a good reason to ignore that site. I mean they desperately need more reviewers. You should contact Hurwitz and see if you can write reviews for his site. You'll be A LOT better than Distler and Hurwitz combined. Your reviews on MusicWeb are a case in point. Hurwitz wishes he could write as well as you do.

Ha, thanks, that is very generous. It has happened before with a GMGer, Jens has some CT reviews. I did send them a review back in 2013. Francaix piano music played by Corinna Simon on an obscure, now extinct label called Crystal Classics. The CD is on Berkshire Record Outlet.

Anyway, MusicWeb sent the CD to me and then, before I wrote the review, the editors got in a fight with Crystal and told me they were banning reviews of all Crystal CDs! So I emailed Hurwitz and offered the review to CT. He said since it's solo piano, Jed Distler has dibs and to wait and see if Jed would review it. He never did (though he mentioned liking it in a later review). Ultimately I sent the review directly to Ms. Simon by email and nowhere else.

It's not a bad idea, you know...they need more words appearing on the site and I need an outlet to rant about random new releases sometimes...  :o  8)

Mirror Image

Quote from: Brian on June 19, 2024, 11:06:18 AMDistler is a classical and jazz pianist and focuses on piano stuff; he also writes booklets for some Sony piano boxes. David Vernier is the one who sings in choirs and loves Bach vocal and baroque. Victor Carr shows up sometimes but I don't know his deal.

Ha, thanks, that is very generous. It has happened before with a GMGer, Jens has some CT reviews. I did send them a review back in 2013. Francaix piano music played by Corinna Simon on an obscure, now extinct label called Crystal Classics. The CD is on Berkshire Record Outlet.

Anyway, MusicWeb sent the CD to me and then, before I wrote the review, the editors got in a fight with Crystal and told me they were banning reviews of all Crystal CDs! So I emailed Hurwitz and offered the review to CT. He said since it's solo piano, Jed Distler has dibs and to wait and see if Jed would review it. He never did (though he mentioned liking it in a later review). Ultimately I sent the review directly to Ms. Simon by email and nowhere else.

It's not a bad idea, you know...they need more words appearing on the site and I need an outlet to rant about random new releases sometimes...  :o  8)

You're welcome. Ah yes, I forgot about Jens Laurson, who is a fine writer, too, but it appears he hasn't written a lot of reviews for ClassicsToday. That site just needs a resurgence in new blood. I haven't kept up with ClassicsToday or MusicWeb in quite some time, so I'm not sure how well they're doing, but I prefer MusicWeb reviews to the ones on ClassicsToday truth be told.
"You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance." ― Charles Ives

Todd

Quote from: Brian on June 19, 2024, 11:06:18 AMDistler is a classical and jazz pianist and focuses on piano stuff; he also writes booklets for some Sony piano boxes.

Distler has also written reviews for Gramophone from time to time, which is one reason why has not written reviews on some major piano releases for CT. 
The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

Propaganda death ensemble - Tom Araya

Mandryka



Bozhanov could have some ideas.
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

Mandryka

Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

Que


Brian

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LATE JULY



@TheGSMoeller



AND THEN AUGUST





The Wolf-Ferrari is a reissue from Marco Polo, while the Franchetti is 2011 recordings before the Rome Symphony disbanded.



Grieg (transc. Lozakovich): Solveig's Song
Franck: Violin Sonata
Shostakovich (transc. Lozakovich): Romance from The Gadfly
Alexey Shor/Pletnev: Violin Sonata (arranged from Shor's Violin Concerto No. 4)
Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3

Also Roberto Gerhard's complete ballet Don Quixote on Chandos.

AND THEN SEPTEMBER


Roy Bland


Todd





















On the AI album cover front:





Between these, various unbranded "news" articles online, and MSNBC copy, it's clear that AI is getting worse, not better.  I was told to expect great things.
The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

Propaganda death ensemble - Tom Araya

ritter

Quote from: Todd on June 21, 2024, 04:28:26 AM...
On the AI album cover front:





Between these, various unbranded "news" articles online, and MSNBC copy, it's clear that AI is getting worse, not better.  I was told to expect great things.
Why, oh why, do AI images have to represent the apotheosis of kitsch?