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Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-03-2018, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Albert Gans
Thanks, Lee !!!! Finally. I never got a response...

Thanks, Lee !!!! Finally.
I never got a response from Gardiner....
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-04-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,043
Posted By Albert Gans
I can't believe I left out Sibelius's Violin...

I can't believe I left out Sibelius's Violin Concerto in my little list. I guess either the Schubert or the Rameau, much to my regret, would have to go....
Which reminds me.
A friend of mine and I...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-29-2017, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Albert Gans
My choice

In no particular order:
1. Beethoven Symphony 5 (either Klemperer or C. Kleiber, both at extremes of interpretation, but equally impressive in my view)
2. Beethoven: Op. 111, Piano Sonata in C-minor...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 03-03-2017, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Albert Gans
Might be interesting for the less qualified, like...

Might be interesting for the less qualified, like me, to hear the difference....
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-20-2017, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Albert Gans
As I said in another posting, I have once seen a...

As I said in another posting, I have once seen a performance of Beethoven's 1st 'as if it had been composed 10 years later'. This performance, with Gardiner and the LSO, was simply electrifying. And...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-02-2017, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Albert Gans
Thank you, Peter, I've just contacted that...

Thank you, Peter, I've just contacted that address.... let's see what happens.

A Happy New Year to all (Beethoven fans and others) :)
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-27-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Albert Gans
Hymne du Panthéon - Cherubini

Dear all,

Best wishes for 2017, may it be filled with Beethoven's delights !

I am trying to find a recorded version of Cherubini's Hymne du Panthéon, which, it is claimed, has been used by our dear...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 07-30-2016, 05:24 PM
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Views: 2,555
Posted By Albert Gans
I have seen all of Mahler's symphonies performed,...

I have seen all of Mahler's symphonies performed, except his 8th, and quite a few of them more than once... only recently, I saw the Resurrection Symphony in London with the LSO and Harding....
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-12-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Albert Gans
Certainly would agree on Carlos Kleiber (assuming...

Certainly would agree on Carlos Kleiber (assuming it was Carlos you meant). Among the fourteen or so versions I have, it certainly ranks near the top. At the other extreme in terms of tempo, you will...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-12-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Albert Gans
There cannot be any more happy combination but...

There cannot be any more happy combination but Gardiner and Beethoven 5. I once saw him give a speech on the link with Cherubini in the Barbican, during a concert he was giving with the 5th. Absolute...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 05-13-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Albert Gans
I have Pianco Concerto N° 4 coming up in June,...

I have Pianco Concerto N° 4 coming up in June, with the Berliner, Rattleand Krystian Zimerman performing, comes with a Dutch new piece, some Elgar and Dvorak.
PC 4 is my favourite one of Beethoven's...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 03-26-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By Albert Gans
We now have a list of female composers in this...

We now have a list of female composers in this discussion, some of whom are called extraordinary. I always find it difficult to make the distinction between very good and extraordinary. It would be...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 03-26-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By Albert Gans
Hi Hollywood, 4???? It's more than that.... I'm...

Hi Hollywood,

4???? It's more than that.... I'm not sure anyone knows exactly how many places he lived in in Vienna.... he went back to the Pasqualati flat several times, or the Theater an der...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 03-14-2016, 02:55 PM
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Views: 1,380
Posted By Albert Gans
Smile Hollywood in Heiligenstadt???? :):)

Hollywood in Heiligenstadt????

:):)
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 03-14-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By Albert Gans
I still don't buy that it is not a factor that...

I still don't buy that it is not a factor that plays. There probably are still a lot of other elements that play and in many other areas: language is one, for example. I come from Flanders, where...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 03-08-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By Albert Gans
Dear Peter, I don't claim that gender is the...

Dear Peter,

I don't claim that gender is the only reason, but it does play a role here as much as in many other areas of public life in which women are looked upon diffently than men. While you...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 03-08-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By Albert Gans
I suppose the emphasis on the word 'should'.......

I suppose the emphasis on the word 'should'.... it is like everything else in this context: women have an uphill struggle, even today and even in our Western world, which pretends to be egalitarian....
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-20-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Albert Gans
Thanks for all your responses. And the concert...

Thanks for all your responses.

And the concert was simply spectacular. Patricia Kopatchisnkaia performed, a wonderful violinist, with a mind of her own, which makes for quite a show. She played...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-08-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Albert Gans
Going to a performance of the Violin Concerto ...

Going to a performance of the Violin Concerto and the 5th tomorrow:
http://www.koelner-philharmonie.de/veranstaltung/116072/
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-08-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Albert Gans
Make that four. As for great conductors still...

Make that four. As for great conductors still left, there's plenty of wonderful new(er) talent around.
Of course, there are a number of very big names that are now reaching a very respectable age:...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-08-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,699
Posted By Albert Gans
I feared that the Choral Fantasy and the Triple...

I feared that the Choral Fantasy and the Triple Concerto would turn up in the list, and I strongly disagree with those choices. There are a few listed, like Christus am Ölberge or Wellington's...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-02-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By Albert Gans
As with all approach to music, it is very...

As with all approach to music, it is very individual. Asking someone how someone will react to the String Quartets (which as such already is so diverse a set) is like asking someon to look into a...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Albert Gans
Smile Interesting responses, although no definite...

Interesting responses, although no definite answers. The one mentioning Liszt in 1836 doesn't give a source where that came from.
Nor do mine... I have no idea, Peter, whether or not the Czerny or...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-23-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Albert Gans
Hammerklavier

Hi all !

I was trying to find the date of the first (public) performance of the Hammerklavier, but so far only have found the following:
The work was created between 1817-1819 (on this website, the...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-21-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Albert Gans
I found this on you tube (i have this on a CBS...

I found this on you tube (i have this on a CBS record): Bernstein on the 5th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI1klmXUER8
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