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by BuKiNisT
Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 336511

Dvorak, Symphony No. 9. A new release from TELARC with Paavo Jarvi leading the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A very good performance of this rarely recorded piece.
Oh yeah, Ralph, I own this one too. A good recording of an outstanding piece :)
by BuKiNisT
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: OPERA WITHOUT MUSIC
Replies: 11
Views: 2796

The next step would be to create opera without words and without music. That's an idea to consider :lol:
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

Corlyss, are you reading what I've written at all? It's rather sad, having had expressed and shared so much to just see it run down the drain. And by 'transforming' I meant the continuation of gradual introduction of private property and market values, the resulting emergence of a strong middle-clas...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

John Bleau, My personal opinion is that there was a chance of it collapsing anyway, and there was a chance of it not collapsing - but transforming. And while the latter opportunity was the less likely of the two, it could have yet come true (not with Gorbachyov, though, that man has the ability to r...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

I judge Communist Russia objectively. I recognize its military, industrial and space exploration prowess - all at the cost of decent, humane and minimally civilized treatment of its citizens. All the progress it made can't offset the reign of terror it sustained through the NKVD and its successors ...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ahoy Pizza: Israel Arts Minister-Barenboim an Anti-Semite
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

You can't be serious that the UCC stopped used car sale scams!!!!
Yes, but it surely lowered their amount, so Bahrenboim's word already doesn't qualify. :D
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

Ralph, you're forgetting creation of a world-class industrial infrastructure in a previously retarded and utterly agricultural country, setting a not-so-bad life standard (while previously people en-masse were in terrible conditions), winning WWII against Hitler, setting the world's highest educatio...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

Corlyss, i won't cite your whole lenghty post, but you a) got me all wrong b) are totally misinformed. That's what they call making judgement without knowing the issue. If you want to continue this discussion, we might do so in a new thread, otherwise I'll just consider your post dismissed as uneduc...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

Barry Z It is a mistake to think that Soviet Union was just that evil. It was, rather, full of internal anti-soviet propaganda - at the later stages, that convinced many of the residents that everything was 'bad'. Soviet Union was a stucture produced by the russian background and it is Russia's own ...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

Well, that could be expected from a man who seriously proclaims communism "the greatest evil this world has known" :P

No offense.
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

Modern anti-Semitism has its roots in the post-war establishment of Israel, which managed to make the second-class Islamic world notably angry because, in case you didn't notice, they are not quite as rich as us. This is one of those opinions that are just as widespread as they are far from being a...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

herman, there is. Arafat was the political successor of the Great Mufti, who was a close friend of Hitler's. Arafat stood for exactly the same things that the Mufti did, and used the same methods, just updated. And the ground on which he started operating was one prepared by Mufti. If you don't call...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss And Pizza - Why Do You Admire Bush?
Replies: 53
Views: 10967

And maybe since the 30s when the Nazis cultivated and trained the Muslim Brotherhood to use against the British. Hitler's favorite cleric was not Pope Pius but the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who was Arafat's uncle. you're hilarious. You get this obscurantist stuff on the web, don't you? If anything ...
by BuKiNisT
Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Price Gouging Saves Lives
Replies: 59
Views: 16693

BWV 1080 And also a little addition to the above post. Just in case you haven't thought about the negative effects caused by price-gauging in a major emergency event, rapid impoverishment of the middle-class, almost ensuring abolition of the society - with mass plunder, looting and murder following ...
by BuKiNisT
Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Price Gouging Saves Lives
Replies: 59
Views: 16693

But you did forget that this kind of setup doesn't come out of thin air, and therefore might not (and usually won't) reach its addressees in time, and when it does arrive it can only accomodate the needs of a limited portion of the folks in need, while the simple price control and rationing policy w...
by BuKiNisT
Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Price Gouging Saves Lives
Replies: 59
Views: 16693

BWV 1080, In your theoritising you forget about just one thing: There is the "poor storekeeper" who is denied the additional profit he might have gained, but has the goods, and there are those guys out there who have nothing to eat. Yes, price-control and rationing creates shortages. But it also ens...
by BuKiNisT
Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Deep breath--the gun thing again
Replies: 23
Views: 7046

jbuck919, While I absolutely cannot agree with you on communism being the greatest evil (blah blah) - that being a judgement highly affected by (and mostly based on :)) the anti-communist propaganda, that issue is beyond this discussion. I only mentioned Russia to give an example of how gun situatio...
by BuKiNisT
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Deep breath--the gun thing again
Replies: 23
Views: 7046

This gun-control discussion is a very interesting one if one looks at it from a perspective. So let me go slightly off-topic for a while. In Russia there exists a similar discussion - and it's there for years, just like in the US, about guns. The only difference is, not only gun carriage, but gun ow...
by BuKiNisT
Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The different spelling of Russian names.
Replies: 36
Views: 10609

The word "rahman" in "Rachmaninov" has two different inheritance suffixes, the first one being "-in", and the 2nd - "-ov". Both are slavic, but from different regions, so it's easy to guess that the semitic in origin lastname is rather far from its roots - having been modified at least twice. As for...
by BuKiNisT
Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The different spelling of Russian names.
Replies: 36
Views: 10609

Again, you are speaking about spelling, young lad. All non-sonorants (the term I once learnt) are voicless word-finally in Russian, and most Slavic languages. People normally don't emphasize the last sound in a word or name such as Rachmanino*'s unless it is for a special reason. I imagine that thi...
by BuKiNisT
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The different spelling of Russian names.
Replies: 36
Views: 10609

There is no need to deliberately pronounce the final -v as an "f", it will sound ok both ways :) If you emphasize on the "f" though, it'll be weird :p The -ff trend isn't originally for representing russian pronunciation at all, I may suggest. It is rather a germanisation/scandinavisation of russian...
by BuKiNisT
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The different spelling of Russian names.
Replies: 36
Views: 10609

What were we talking about, again?
The right of an individual to be respected or which spelling is closer to the russian origin?
For the latter - i gave an answer. And the former, in my opinion, isn't subject for discussion at all :).
by BuKiNisT
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The different spelling of Russian names.
Replies: 36
Views: 10609

Well, i'd say that Rachmaninov matches the russian pronunciation better than Rachmaninoff. Those -off suffixes were adopted a lot by emigrants from Russia, true. Mostly by those who had moved to Germany, Holland, Denmark etc. But to a russian ear this version looks and sounds as a funny foreign dist...
by BuKiNisT
Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Apparent deletion of Great Pianists of the 20th Century
Replies: 28
Views: 5337

Pizza.
You say you've seen some of the complete sets in Israel recently? :)

Could you please give me a clue as to where. I'd be glad to get one.

Thanks in advance
by BuKiNisT
Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Rachmaninov Piano Concertos - which recording?
Replies: 17
Views: 8443

Besides the performances by Rachmaninov himself (which hold the number one for me as well for most of the other posters here :)), the list would be as follows: #1 - Richter #2 - Richter #3 - Horowitz, Gilels #4 - i don't have a real opinion in which performance of this one to consider the best :) I ...
by BuKiNisT
Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Felix Mendelssohn Fans
Replies: 55
Views: 9742

Saul, i would rather say that it's you who's laughable in your fanboy-ish escapades.

It is always nice to see someone admire a composer so much, but there's certainly no need to emphasise your idol's achievements by belittiling those of others. Especially to such a degree.
by BuKiNisT
Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mahler, oh yes!
Replies: 42
Views: 15899

Whether one finds Bruckners music better or worse than sitting in an empty baroque cathedral is strictly a matter of personal taste. And while i am also not especially fond of this composer, i can't see how your advice fits into a nice conversation.

No offense
by BuKiNisT
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mahler, oh yes!
Replies: 42
Views: 15899

Hey, jbuck... Could you please at least add "imho" to those statements like And as for the comment on Bruckner, do very kindly allow yourself the experience of sitting in an empty baroque church; it is quite the superior to having to listen to his music. We're not discussing politics here anyway, so...
by BuKiNisT
Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 336511

Rachmaninov, Isle of the Dead

Philadelphia orchestra, conducted by Rachmaninov.

Damn, i love this thing...
by BuKiNisT
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A little question...
Replies: 6
Views: 10480

2bla... Well, Moonlight sonata 1st movement is arguably the most abused and 'pop' composition in the whole classical area - the only real contenders being Chopin's MArche Funebre and Mendellsohn's Wedding March, so you could probably find the answer pretty much anywhere. But i still had to add my 2 ...
by BuKiNisT
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mahler, oh yes!
Replies: 42
Views: 15899

What an interesting thread this turned out to be :) Didn't think that there could be a lot of controversy around Mahler, but as it turns out, people will inevitably argue over any given subject - provided it is interesting for them :D jbuck919 While i cannot agree with you on Mahler... I also cannot...
by BuKiNisT
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A little question...
Replies: 6
Views: 10480

Poorly transcribed, though
by BuKiNisT
Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bach's hardest piano works. List them!
Replies: 63
Views: 26563

I personally find the harpsichord vs piano argument rather pointless...having heard and enjoyed both - they're just different. We just have to remember that composer's vision doesn't come through single notes or even phrases. Is is the higher order structures that channel it - and for that matter it...
by BuKiNisT
Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 336511

Cesar Franck, Symphony d-moll
by BuKiNisT
Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mahler, oh yes!
Replies: 42
Views: 15899

Mahler, oh yes!

His music never ceases to amaze me with its ability to pretend being simple and light-hearted - while seamlessly evolving into something of a true nigthmare - daunting, gut-wrenching and deeply moving. And all that without too much of a boom factor. And this jarring contrast is exactly what makes th...
by BuKiNisT
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: haunting works
Replies: 41
Views: 13694

When the word 'haunting' comes up I can't help but think Mahler.

Das Lied von der Erde
are really haunting. In the distinctly Mahler way.
by BuKiNisT
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 336511

Rachmaninov, Piano Concertos
Performed by Horowitz and Rihter.
by BuKiNisT
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A little Sarah Brightman discussion :)
Replies: 7
Views: 11944

Hey, guys. Thanks for the replies. I really only wanted to collect opinions - and yours shed some light :) GK - agreed. Bocelli is rather awful. Karlhenning - We cannot really be grateful for this kind of vandalism upon the past, can we? Agreed here as well. And we certainly aren't. I, though, tried...
by BuKiNisT
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Palestine
Replies: 3
Views: 8161

I think you're being too theatrical on this one, my friend.

History isn't an Arnold Schwarzenegger flick where everything is painted solid black and white - and highlighting its facts as such isn't going to do them justice :)
by BuKiNisT
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A little Sarah Brightman discussion :)
Replies: 7
Views: 11944

By that time, she was.
Go on.
:D
by BuKiNisT
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A little Sarah Brightman discussion :)
Replies: 7
Views: 11944

A little Sarah Brightman discussion :)

First post :) I've got an issue in my mind regarding the subject... Sarah, as a singer, seems to be held in really low regard in the classical (dare i say 'purist') community - and this is a thing that i can't fully understand. Yes, she is a crossover artist - and many of the adaptations are positiv...