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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2500 on: September 04, 2020, 08:47:41 AM »
Some of you guys might enjoy my first ever article in Texas Monthly magazine, which is about a 100-year-old classical radio station that started in a fire station with fire marshals airing their classical records between calls.

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« Reply #2501 on: September 04, 2020, 09:01:26 AM »
Yes, enjoyable; the article was readily available here too.

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« Reply #2502 on: September 04, 2020, 11:50:47 PM »
A long shot - has anyone heard of the conductor Ernest Borsamsky? The name is possibly a pseudonym. There are a few uploads on YT including an impressive 1949 Mahler 1st Symphony. He seems to have come from nowhere and promptly disappeared without trace.
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« Reply #2503 on: September 06, 2020, 01:45:43 AM »
A long shot - has anyone heard of the conductor Ernest Borsamsky? The name is possibly a pseudonym. There are a few uploads on YT including an impressive 1949 Mahler 1st Symphony. He seems to have come from nowhere and promptly disappeared without trace.

Have you read Peter Gutmann's speculation / reporting that Ernest Borsamsky was the conducting nom-de-plume of polish violinist Ern(e)st Eichel's (who was from Sambor, Galicia)?

Strangely, he even shows up under Henri Pensis' Wiki-entry... but it's clear that this all comes from one source, which, as we know, is not suggesting top-reliability. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Pensis

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« Reply #2504 on: September 07, 2020, 01:28:42 PM »
Have you read Peter Gutmann's speculation / reporting that Ernest Borsamsky was the conducting nom-de-plume of polish violinist Ern(e)st Eichel's (who was from Sambor, Galicia)?

Strangely, he even shows up under Henri Pensis' Wiki-entry... but it's clear that this all comes from one source, which, as we know, is not suggesting top-reliability. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Pensis

I have not read Peter Gutmann but I think the link nails it. Borsamsky can be traced last to 1956 when he conducted the Dresden Orchestra after that he disappeared. My friend who is preparing a survey of Mahler's 1st Symphony for Musicweb International finished his review with - Ernest Borsamsky is by no means overshadowed by anyone in this survey - and that is a huge surprise, all things considered. 8/10
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« Reply #2505 on: October 31, 2020, 12:36:28 PM »
Learning interesting things about my girlfriend today. She described Ravel's "Miroirs" as boring and "it sounds like there are harps" and told me not to play it when she's around anymore, and now she's saying that the repeated notes in Beethoven's Op. 28 sonata make her hyper.

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« Reply #2506 on: November 02, 2020, 03:39:27 AM »
Am enjoying this new arrival:
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #2507 on: November 02, 2020, 05:10:02 AM »
Learning interesting things about my girlfriend today. She described Ravel's "Miroirs" as boring and "it sounds like there are harps" and told me not to play it when she's around anymore, and now she's saying that the repeated notes in Beethoven's Op. 28 sonata make her hyper.

My condolences. This is looking like a crisis. I hope you can overcome thins and grow stronger from it, together.

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« Reply #2508 on: November 02, 2020, 07:57:40 AM »
My condolences. This is looking like a crisis. I hope you can overcome thins and grow stronger from it, together.
;D ;D

She's just hard to predict. She has an infinite capacity for Haydn, loves Sibelius, and of Lutoslawski says, "You can play that one whenever you want!"

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« Reply #2509 on: November 02, 2020, 12:51:20 PM »
;D ;D

She's just hard to predict. She has an infinite capacity for Haydn, loves Sibelius, and of Lutoslawski says, "You can play that one whenever you want!"

Oh, that bodes well, then! If she digs Bach Organ Music, that'd be the trifecta.

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« Reply #2510 on: November 02, 2020, 01:15:38 PM »
Oh, that bodes well, then! If she digs Bach Organ Music, that'd be the trifecta.
Not sure about Bach specifically but she loves the organ. She pursued oboe seriously enough to consider (and reject) conservatory, but her favorite instrument is the French horn. We definitely get along okay.  8)

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« Reply #2511 on: November 07, 2020, 05:26:44 AM »
Not sure about Bach specifically but she loves the organ. She pursued oboe seriously enough to consider (and reject) conservatory, but her favorite instrument is the French horn. We definitely get along okay.  8)
Glad that all is not amiss!  ;) :)

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« Reply #2512 on: November 21, 2020, 08:50:10 AM »
I was wondering what on earth happened to a violinist who recorded one really good album for Naxos, signed a deal to record more for them, and then virtually disappeared, the promised future work unfulfilled. Indeed, he was never to record a commercial album again. Well, google found me his official website, and it's probably the worst website I've seen in years, the kind of thing you usually associate with alien invasion conspiracy believers.

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« Reply #2513 on: November 21, 2020, 10:15:41 AM »
Wow, that is a horribly-designed website!

I wonder what happened to him.  You could try and use the "Contact me" if there is one on there.

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« Reply #2514 on: November 22, 2020, 12:42:00 PM »
Wow, that is a horribly-designed website!

I wonder what happened to him.  You could try and use the "Contact me" if there is one on there.

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Oh, wow. An HTML-Elephant Graveyard... ca. 1996.

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