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1  Various types of music / Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) / Re: Records International on: June 11, 2022, 10:52:58 pm
Jeff Joneikis is the owner of Records International.
2  Various types of music / Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) / Records International on: June 11, 2022, 06:17:34 pm
As of today the message on Google is that the website https://www.recordsinternational.com/ has been suspended. Anyone know what is happening. Is this a case of failure to renew or pay or is it closing down for good. Hopefully not. It would be a shame to lose this valuable source of CDs.
3  Various types of music / YouTube performances / Re: Downloading from YouTube on: May 26, 2022, 05:19:50 pm
You can use any of several free youtube to mp3 services on the web. They work just fine.
4  Various types of music / Rare scores / Re: Vasili Zolotarev Scores available for free on: May 23, 2022, 05:50:42 pm
Too bad there are so few recordings, especially of his quartets and quintets
5  Various types of music / Individual composers / Re: Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894) on: May 21, 2022, 05:10:03 pm
Yes many of his big works are certainly compelling. His chamber music also. As one critic wrote, if he had not been one of the leading piano virtuoso of all time, more attention would have been paid to his compositions. Unlike a lot of piano virtuosi, he knew how to write for both strings and winds and orchestra.

His piano trios are first rate and have all been recorded. They deserve concert performance, pity they do not get it. As for his string quartets, it would be great if we could get a recording of his last four, Opp.90 and 106.
6  Various types of music / Piano quintets / Re: Peter Heise on: April 29, 2022, 08:19:14 pm
Substantional soundbites (2-3 minutes per movement) can be heard here
http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/heise-piano-quintet.htm

Edition Silvertrust produced the world premiere of the score and sheet music parts
http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/heise-piano-quintet.htm
7  Various types of music / Piano quintets / Re: Sir Hamilton Harty on: April 22, 2022, 07:18:17 pm
He wrote first rate chamber music.
His 2 string quartets and piano quintet were recorded by the Goldner String Quartet on Hyperion
Sadly, the music has never been published but exists in manuscripts at the Queens University in Belfast. Apparently the recordings were possible because of copyists making parts for the performers, which is also what happened in the case of the recording on Youtube by the Jupiter Players.
8  Various types of music / Piano quintets / Re: Lucien Durosoir on: April 21, 2022, 06:43:45 pm
Quite a lot of his chamber music has been recorded

String Quartet No.1 in f minor by Quatour Diotima on Alpha CD 125
String Quartet No.2 in d minor ditto
String quartet No.3 in g minor ditto
Piano Trio in b minor on Alpha CD 175
Piano Trio in d minor ditto
Idyll for Wind Quartet also on Alpha 175
Idyll for Wind Quintet ditto
Also several works for cello and piano, and voice with various strings on Alpha 175

But have been unable to locate sheet music parts. The website www.durosoir.com has scores, not parts, for sale.
9  Various types of music / Individual composers / Re: Emilie Mayer (1812-1883) on: April 18, 2022, 06:22:26 pm
She wrote a huge amount of chamber music, some of which is absolutely first rate and is now beginning to receive attention. Unfortunately, much of it remains in manuscript and has not yet received publication.
FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 17
Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 18 Recorded on a Feminae CD 
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 19 Recorded on a Feminae CD
Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 29
Notturno for Violin and Piano, Op. 48/2 Recorded on a CPO CD
Violin Sonata in D Minor
Violin Sonata in D Major
Violin Sonate in E-flat Major Recorded on a Feminae CD
FOR CELLO AND PIANO
Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 38
Cello Sonate in C Major, Op. 40
Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 47
Cello Sonata in F Major
Cello Sonata in C Major
Cello Sonata in C Minor
Cello Sonata in D Minor
Cello Sonata in E Minor
Cello Sonata in A Major
Cello Sonata in B♭ Major
Cello Sonata in B♭ Major
Cello Sonata in B Minor
PIANO TRIOS
Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 12
Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 13 Recorded on a CPO CD
Piano Trio in E-flat Major
Piano Trio in E Minor
Piano Trio in A Minor
Piano Trio in B Minor, Op. 16 Recorded on a CPO CD
PIANO QUARTETS
Piano Quartet in E-flat Major Recorded on a CPO CD
Piano Quartet in G Major Recorded on a CPO CD
STRING QUARTETS
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 14 Recorded on a CPO CD
String Quartet in F Major
String Quartet in D Minor
String Quartet in E Minor
String Quartet in G Major
String Quartet in B♭ Major
String Quartet in A Major
STRING QUINTETS
String Quintet in D Major
String Quintet in D Minor
10  Various types of music / Individual composers / Re: Berkeley, Sir Lennox on: April 18, 2022, 06:09:21 pm
I have performed his String Trio which is an appealing modern work. Also familiar with his String Quartet No.1 but not the last two.  The trio has been recorded at least twice. Once on an Altarus LP by the Thamyse String Trio and once on a Cadenza CD by the Heidelberger String Trio. All three of the string quartets were recorded by the Maggini String Quartet on a Naxos CD. And the New London Ensemble recorded his Quintet for Winds and Piano and a Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano on a Naxos CD. That trio certainly deserves concert performance since there are so few. And if a group were to perform the Brahms trio, they could add those of Holbrook and this Berkeley trio.
11  Various types of music / Individual composers / Re: Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935) & Reinhold Glière (1875-1956),too! on: March 22, 2022, 09:50:07 pm
Ippolitov-Ivanov if you are not familiar with his smaller works, you are missing out. For example

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op.8
Spanish Serenade for Viola and Piano (1897)
String Quartet in a minor, Op.13
Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.9
An Evening in Georgia, Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano, Op.71

There are recordings of all but the string quartet and piano quartet. Soundbites of the string quartet can be heard on the Edition Silvertrust website  http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/ippolitov-Ivanov-string-qt.htm  And a movement of the piano quartet is on Youtube.

As for Gliere, in my opinion, without any doubt, his best music is his chamber music
His four string quartets and three string sextets for which he won several prizes. While the sextets were composed when he was a yount man, the quartets were composed throughout his life and it is interesting to see how he evolved under the Soviet Stalinist regime. The first two were written in Tsarist Russian, the last two in Soviet times.



12  Various types of music / Individual composers / Re: Dora Pejačević the talented composer who impressed Nikisch! on: March 22, 2022, 09:42:57 pm
Dora Pejačevič (1885-1923 until recently spelled Pejacsevich) was born in Budapest, the daughter of an important Croatian aristocrat. Her mother had been a pianist. She studied piano and violin locally before attending various conservatories. At the Munich Conservatory she studied composition with Walter Courvoisier and violin with Henri Petri, although it has been said that she was mostly self-taught. Today, she is considered one Croatia's most important 20th century composers and many of her works, during her lifetime, enjoyed considerable success and were performed throughout Germany, Austria, Hungary and the rest of the Habsburg Empire.

Her chamber music is first rate. There are CDs on the CPO label of her Piano Trio, her Piano Quartet and some violin sonatas. Some soundbites can be heard at
http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/pejacevic-piano-trio.htm   and

http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/pejacevic-piano-qt.htm
13  MEMBERS' CORNER / Miscellany / Re: Another good forum is the GMG Classical Music Forum on: March 22, 2022, 05:57:37 pm
"What's wrong with this one"....The fact that almost every post is "What are you listening to now" with no mention of any composer's name or names. TOTALLY UNINFORMATIVE. Maybe you do not want anyone to know

You could, for example, at least write something like I am listening to a string quartet by Dmytro Klebanov or symphony No.39 by Mozart etc etc
14  Various types of music / Individual composers / Re: Dora Pejačević the talented composer who impressed Nikisch! on: February 28, 2022, 05:21:27 pm
Dora Pejačevič (1885-1923 until recently spelled Pejacsevich) was born in Budapest, the daughter of an important Croatian aristocrat. Her mother had been a pianist. She studied piano and violin locally before attending various conservatories. At the Munich Conservatory she studied composition with Walter Courvoisier and violin with Henri Petri, although it has been said that she was mostly self-taught. Today, she is considered one Croatia's most important 20th century composers and many of her works, during her lifetime, enjoyed considerable success and were performed throughout Germany, Austria, Hungary and the rest of the Habsburg Empire. She is said to have died either in or from the complications of child birth.

There are recordings of her piano trio Op.15 and her piano quartet op.25. In her short life, she cranked out a respectable amount of work including 2 string quartets, a symphony, lots of songs and sonatas.

You can, if interested hear soundbites of her piano trio and quartet at the links below
http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/pejacevic-piano-trio.htm
http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/pejacevic-piano-qt.htm
15  Various types of music / Individual composers / Re: Vilém Blodek (1834-1974) Yet another talented Czech composer who died too young! on: February 27, 2022, 01:41:20 am
What short live?? He appears to have lived 140 years. (1834-1974). Pretty good innings I would say...
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