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I know everybody has their own  taste,but I am quite fond of chamber music.It was small group jazz that helped me appreciate it.It isn't that much of a leap from Thelonious Monkto Schubert Quartets.
 
Roger 
 
> Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 21:43:07 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] classical announcers, was Future of CDs
> To: [log in to unmask]
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> Hi Clark:
> 
> We obviously have very different tastes. I love the Beethoven symphonies in all times for all 
> seasons, but have very limited tolerance for the small-ensemble works and almost no tolerance for 
> the solo-instrument works except some of the piano sonatas. Different strokes for different folks. I 
> like my music big, which generally means an orchestra is involved, and not a stripped down "old 
> music on old instruments" band, a full-on modern orchestra recorded well.
> 
> -- Tom Fine
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Clark Johnsen" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2014 9:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] classical announcers, was Future of CDs
> 
> 
> > Tom Fine: My general beef about classical FM radio has always been an
> > over-reliance on chamber music.
> >
> > Noooo!
> >
> > You're talking the best of Beethoven, the best of Schubert, and much of
> > Mozart and Brahms and Shostakovich. How could you possibly think that!?
> >
> > It is true however that they "over-play Baroque" -- with the exception of
> > Bach, of whom there's never enough. Baroque is considered harmless music
> > for the carriage trade that tends to support public radio but isn't really
> > into music that much.
> >
> > c
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> >
> >> My general beef about classical FM radio has always been an over-reliance
> >> on chamber music. It may be that the orchestral music is played at times of
> >> the day I don't tune in, but especially NPR-afflilated classic stations
> >> seem to over-play Baroque and other era small-ensemble music. This is not
> >> to my taste, so I usually choose my own music collection over FM radio for
> >> classical music. One notable exception was the Syracuse NY NPR station in
> >> the early 90s. Back when I lived in transmission range, I'd often tune in
> >> and here them playing newly-released Mercury CDs. Needless to say, I
> >> donated generously and let the program director know how much I enjoyed
> >> hearing the flood of great orchestral recordings then coming out on CD. As
> >> I recall, that station mercifully relegated chamber music to overnights and
> >> very early morning. WHen most people were tuned in, it was mostly
> >> orchestral music, and an excellent variety at that. No bias against
> >> American music or 20th Century music. It's hard to believe it was only 20+
> >> years ago, but there was still a very vibrant classical recording scene in
> >> the US and Europe at the time. And it was the golden era of CD reissues, so
> >> there was a huge variety of music coming in from the record companies each
> >> month.
> >>
> >> -- Tom Fine
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Clark Johnsen" <[log in to unmask]
> >> >
> >> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:23 PM
> >>
> >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] classical announcers, was Future of CDs
> >>
> >>
> >>  I would say that the two cities that most surprisingly have decent CM
> >>> stations are Miami/Broward and Las Vegas.
> >>>
> >>> NYC sucks!
> >>>
> >>> clark
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>  On 18/05/2014, Lou Judson wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> > Perhaps you will find one or two here:
> >>>> >
> >>>> > <http://www.kdfc.com/> Hoyt Smith isn't bad.
> >>>> > The one remaining Bay Area classical station. Now available
> >>>> > planet-wide on the internets.
> >>>> >
> >>>> BBC Radio 3 announcers are mostly OK. They do know how to pronounce the
> >>>> names of composers.
> >>>>
> >>>> Sarah Mohr-Peitch is excellent, I think.
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards
> >>>> --
> >>>> Don Cox
> >>>> [log in to unmask]
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> >