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by Huckleberry
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Karl's Out in the Sun at New England Conservatory
Replies: 15
Views: 3522

Karl's Out in the Sun at New England Conservatory

If every dog has his or her day, Karl is enjoying a whole week - nay, a veritable month or two - in the sun! :D :D :D The NEC Wind Ensemble is now performing Karl's composition, Out in the Sun. Concerts for Thursday, November 9 The NEC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Charles Peltz, perform Kev...
by Huckleberry
Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Karl Henning appointed as CMG's Composer-in-Residence
Replies: 21
Views: 4481

This had to be, Karl. :D

For this alone I have emerged during the wee hours from my self-sentenced solitary confinement. :)

Sir Lance and Contessa, a sagacious decision.
by Huckleberry
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Young Nova Scotian Soprano to be Soloist with Vienna Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 846

Young Nova Scotian Soprano to be Soloist with Vienna Opera

Somehow I have never heard of Jane Archibald prior to this new item from the CBC website. Does anyone in this forum know of her? Truro soprano will be soloist with Vienna Opera Last Updated Mon, 20 Mar 2006 13:48:11 EST CBC Arts An up-and-coming soprano from Truro, N.S., has landed a role as a soloi...
by Huckleberry
Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Minnesota Orchestra performances online - free!
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Recently acquired their 12-CD set entitled "Minnesota Orchestra at One Hundred" - quite a history there. Huck, What may be my favorite performance of Mahler's fourth is in that set I believe. With De Waart conducting. YES! It's the Mahler 1. (Barry, for some peculiar reason I, too, sometimes say Ma...
by Huckleberry
Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Minnesota Orchestra performances online - free!
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Recently acquired their 12-CD set entitled "Minnesota Orchestra at One Hundred" - quite a history there.
by Huckleberry
Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ted Baylis Undergoes Heart Procedures
Replies: 76
Views: 13280

As one who has never been sick a day in my life and was not even sick before the angioplasties, this was the worst week ever (On a physical level) I developed a severe allergic reaction to the Plavix—an drug that prevents thrombosis in the stent (blockage by scabs of blood as it were) There was an ...
by Huckleberry
Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Gergiev's Ambassadors: Russian Lieder at GlennGouldStudio
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

Re: Gergiev's Ambassadors: Russian Lieder at GlennGouldStudi

Though Gergiev might be a little under the weather (see Music Chatterbox section), his ambassadors have been busy. Here is a concert that I attended at the Glenn Gould Studio on March 5. The young Russian baritone was a star (and he knew it), small in build but with a voice that was almost booming,...
by Huckleberry
Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Remarkable Article About Muslim Moderate Physician
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Most of us, I think, admire such courage. It is an enormous pity that, at the same time, we fear for the woman's welfare and, sad to say, even her life.

Gandhi, Sadat, and Rabin are excellent examples of people who were punished for being "too moderate." There are scores of other examples.
by Huckleberry
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Evensong in Boston, 19 March 06
Replies: 26
Views: 14667

Karl Henning, you do us proud! Is is possible for us to $BUY$ a CD featuring your compositions? Thank you, Huck ! It isn't quite 'featuring' . . . but the Santa Fe Women's Ensemble has a 25th-anniversary disc, which includes my modest Alleluia in D Karl, I have bookmarked the page. When do you thin...
by Huckleberry
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Tafelmusik: Rehearsal of Mozart PC 24 with Robert Levin
Replies: 5
Views: 3680

Sir Lance, somehow I knew that if anyone in this forum had heard about Robert Levin's hand-made piano (or pianoforte), it would be you! I loved the sound of this new-old instrument. A couple had constructed it, and the woman was at the rehearsal. She was in charge of the dynamics of the piano vis-a-...
by Huckleberry
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Evensong in Boston, 19 March 06
Replies: 26
Views: 14667

Karl Henning, you do us proud!

Is is possible for us to $BUY$ a CD featuring your compositions?

And do let us know how the Lenten Evening is received. :)
by Huckleberry
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Critic: Don't Miss Met Opera's Spectacular Flop
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

By strange coincidence, MAZEPPA is being performed by Toronto's Opera in Concert as well. A neighbour from directly across the street (no, not SueCan!) is singing in it. (He's a psychiatrist by day and an opera singer by night :) ).

Why Mazeppa all of a sudden, I wonder.
by Huckleberry
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Gergiev's Ambassadors: Russian Lieder at GlennGouldStudio
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

Gergiev's Ambassadors: Russian Lieder at GlennGouldStudio

Though Gergiev might be a little under the weather (see Music Chatterbox section), his ambassadors have been busy. Here is a concert that I attended at the Glenn Gould Studio on March 5. The young Russian baritone was a star (and he knew it), small in build but with a voice that was almost booming, ...
by Huckleberry
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Making an Opera's Plot Understandable
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

I agree, SueCan. And one could throw in some colour coding to indicate details such as licit love, illicit love (lust), unconsumated adultery (cf. Un Ballo), etc.

And solid lines when the love or lust is heavy, and broken lines when it is waning, and so on.
by Huckleberry
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Music Teachers
Replies: 15
Views: 4505

And Huckleberry, I gather we're neighbours?! Yes indeed. And here I was, imagining that I was Huckleberry of No Fixed Address. :D When Sir Lance visits I might have the honour of meeting you! (I've told him that he could leave his trusty steed or his golden Camry (whichever he chooses as his mode o...
by Huckleberry
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dana Reeve Dies at 45
Replies: 2
Views: 942

And how dreadful for the little boy. However, if he has his parents' genes, he is probably made of sterner stuff.

This news has bothered me all day.
by Huckleberry
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Making an Opera's Plot Understandable
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

Since it is up for grabs, I think that I'll have the last word.

8)
by Huckleberry
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Manliness
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

Some here will benefit from Hollywood lessons on manliness. You might want to stock up on Robert Mitchum . I must say I kinda like guys who were unabashedly and unapologetically manly, like Mitchum, Lancaster, Wayne, Douglas, Peck, Stewart, Cooper, Cagney, Garfield, Newman, Russell, Elliot, Selek, ...
by Huckleberry
Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Manliness
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

Re: Manliness

Calling All Hombres A Harvard sage makes the case for manliness. BY NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY Saturday, March 4, 2006 12:01 a.m. Of course, Mr. Mansfield doesn't need to go to the movies to see how men and women behave today. He has the classroom for that. Though he thinks that his female students have ...
by Huckleberry
Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Manliness
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

Higher education and the country need feisty, manly sparkplugs like Prof. Mansfield. Harvard has him, Pace Law School has me. :) If we can just keep you quiet and resting long enough . . . :wink: **** I am slowly losing my mind now. It matters not, dear Ralph, as long as you are manly. :lol:
by Huckleberry
Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bellini's Norma or Berg's Wozzeck? Pray, tell me ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

These are both masterpieces but they are world’s apart from each other in musical and dramatic aesthetic. Norma is primarily focussed on the singing, whereas Wozzeck is primarily concerned with the drama; the musical score of each serves a different purpose. SNIP So, if you haven’t seen a lot of op...
by Huckleberry
Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bellini's Norma or Berg's Wozzeck? Pray, tell me ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Thank you, Contessa and Sir Lance.

(One of the remarkable aspects of the CMGFs is that the moderators also contribute to threads, where appropriate. I'm sure that many here agree. :) )
by Huckleberry
Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A TRIBUTE to a FORMER CMG MEMBER/MUSIC LOVER par excellence
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

A TRIBUTE to a FORMER CMG MEMBER/MUSIC LOVER par excellence

My Dear Music-Loving Friends, Here am I, Huckleberry of no fixed address, short of a long history in this forum, both blessed and burdened with a passion for music, learning, and living, and truly delighted and honoured to invite you to view some of the literary tributes paid to your former associat...
by Huckleberry
Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bellini's Norma or Berg's Wozzeck? Pray, tell me ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Bellini's Norma or Berg's Wozzeck? Pray, tell me ...

So the Canadian Opera Company is performing both of these at the end of March. And I have to choose to go to one of these two performances. Never mind who is singing what or who is directing what, at least for the moment. My reasoning is as follows: I know that I like the music in Norma , but will I...
by Huckleberry
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

Spelt is a grain. "Spelt is a grain," Tom Swift stated huskily. :D Some 800 years ago Hildegard von Bingen, (St.Hildegard) wrote about spelt: "The spelt is the best of grains. It is rich and nourishing and milder than other grain. It produces a strong body and healthy blood to those who eat it and ...
by Huckleberry
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

MaestroDJS wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:Similarly, after a full day conjugating verbs, someone asked me to continue with nouns, but I declined. :D


In English-speaking countries we barely decline (except morally, of course). In Georgia they decline ergatively.
by Huckleberry
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

Excellent, Dave!!! May I suggest an alternative radio show entitled Die Meisterstyber und D. Swansong? :lol: That's a jolly good idea. I'm very flattered indeed. One correction, however: My Czech family name is spelled (or spelt) Stybr , because my ancestors emigrated from Prague to Chicago in the ...
by Huckleberry
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

And hey, did I tell you about my Ravels during my last Faure into a Debussy? Well, I Satie on the ...
by Huckleberry
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

jbuck919 wrote:
Jack Kelso wrote:gotta GOUNOD....

Jack
I presume to use the Debussy, otherwise known as the John Cage.

Didn't know I had it in me to pun Bach to Bach, did you?

Some say WaterCloset, and others, WaterLoo. :lol:
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

Excellent, Dave!!!

May I suggest an alternative radio show entitled

Die Meisterstyber und D. Swansong?


:lol:
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: So What's So Great About Ralph?
Replies: 60
Views: 7898

Re: So What's So Great About Ralph?

Seriously. I've never met this man (though I assume his and "Alban Berg's" offer to host me for dinner is still open - even if now it might be alfalfa sprout salad and soybean milk. But eveyone here on the forum seems just short of worshipful whenever speaking about him, in a way that seems often b...
by Huckleberry
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Back to Lincoln Center-A Doubleheader on a Cold Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Back to Lincoln Center-A Doubleheader on a Cold Sunday

In the morning I attended my subsscription Coffee Concert with Irish In the afternoon I Musici (from Rome) performed an all-Mozart concert with pianist Stephen Hough doing a great job with the composer's Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K.449. He's an outstanding musician whom we see too seld...
by Huckleberry
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ted Baylis Undergoes Heart Procedures
Replies: 76
Views: 13280

Ted, it is so very sweet of you to write to us at this time. Yes, I know of both Plavix and Prednisone. I haven't heard of Ticlid; it must be fairly new. Thank goodness for the multiple options that exist now! Keep thinking of how wondrous it will be to up and about in the Catskills a few weeks henc...
by Huckleberry
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Peter Schenkman Dead (CMG's Cello Specialist)
Replies: 19
Views: 5159

MEA CULPA!!!!! I composed the short tribute in the wee hours of the morning, after a long phone conversation with Sir Lance, and claimed that Peter was CMG's Winds Specialist when, of course, I know that he is the resident Cello Expert. Blame it on Morpheus's leaden mace or temporary insanity. :shoc...
by Huckleberry
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Peter Schenkman Dead (CMG's Cello Specialist)
Replies: 19
Views: 5159

Lance , I put a note in the Toronto Star's Obituary Guest Book, on behalf of CMG - it's the only one there. People can use this link to arrive at "View Guest Book". Link to Guest Book I threw in an email address so that the message wouldn't look bogus. (Messages are screened by staff.) Edited by Co...
by Huckleberry
Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ben Heppner & Mayor Sullivan: Come&Play in Vancouver
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Re: Ben Heppner & Mayor Sullivan: Come&Play in Vanco

Corlyss_D wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:I do have to escape periodically to places like Alexandria (VA!),
Now hows come you wait till I leave the area to visit???? :wink:
How comes ya leave before I visit, huh???!
by Huckleberry
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ben Heppner & Mayor Sullivan: Come&Play in Vancouver
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Ben Heppner & Mayor Sullivan: Come&Play in Vancouver

I do have to escape periodically to places like Costa Rica, Nicaragua (soon!) and Alexandria (VA!), but Canada is really not half bad. Do let me know if you are ever in Toronto and think of visiting Vancouver in 2010. Here's an account of the closing ceremonies from cbc.com: Olympic flag passed ont...
by Huckleberry
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ted Baylis Undergoes Heart Procedures
Replies: 76
Views: 13280

Ted, I have just encountered this thread and am relieved that, a week later, you are in excellent spirits and have been running up and down stairs (and the Catskills next), while some of us might have been whining about a stubbed toe or two. :)

Nicely done, Ted.
by Huckleberry
Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Peter Schenkman Dead (CMG's Cello Specialist)
Replies: 19
Views: 5159

Lance, too, has asked me to look into this, Corlyss. I've just finished talking to Conrad Blomendal (another cellist in the Glenn Gould circle). Conrad is supposed be rehearsing tomorrow with Arthur Ozolins, Peter's friend, and will try to find out what happened. I've left it like that (don't want t...
by Huckleberry
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Peter Schenkman Dead (CMG's Cello Specialist)
Replies: 19
Views: 5159

Peter lived in my neighbourhood, around three minutes away from me on foot. In fact, I'd park my car right in front of his house on occasion. I have to say that I'm very shocked by this news. We exchanged a few emails, mostly about local musicians. A few months ago, we talked on the phone for a long...
by Huckleberry
Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Tafelmusik: Rehearsal of Mozart PC 24 with Robert Levin
Replies: 5
Views: 3680

Is that your first rehearsal? :D Don't you love them? I sure do. Yes, I remember a post that you wrote about attending rehearsals. I used to go to Canadian Opera Company rehearsals. Now time is an issue. This is my first rehearsal for donors only! I'm not a Tafelmusik donor, but my tenant's parents...
by Huckleberry
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Lance is FINALLY on HIGH-SPEED Internet!
Replies: 21
Views: 2985

Lance, I've always had a secret soft soft for Mr. Wile E. Coyote, but I agree that a Road Runner connection would be much safer and less crooked. :lol:

Allen, do send Ralph some edible flowers instead ... :wink:
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Elder Wisdom Circle
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Hey Gary, these were very enlightening. I didn't think I would, but I read all of the letters and responses. They are wonderful! I especially liked the one about how angry and bitter people are unlikely to change, and the best one can do is to either avoid them, or, if they are "unavoidable", to wor...
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Tafelmusik: Rehearsal of Mozart PC 24 with Robert Levin
Replies: 5
Views: 3680

Tafelmusik: Rehearsal of Mozart PC 24 with Robert Levin

You have to have been there to witness the most exciting rehearsal ever. Robert Levin played on his hand-crafted fortepiano with great panache, and talked to the orchestra with a voice that laughed, tickled, implored, and praised. He chuckled like a little boy when things went well ... Apart from a ...
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: While Our Soldiers Die in Iraq......
Replies: 56
Views: 7422

Huckleberry ..... Weren't you known as Smuckleberry and Winkleberry in a previous life? I'm sure that if your allusions made sense, as they might have in my previous life as a double half-wit, I'd find you witty. :wink: Ah, never you mind. Sleep tight and thank Dame Fortune that you are simply Lili...
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: While Our Soldiers Die in Iraq......
Replies: 56
Views: 7422

Ralph wrote:
Huckleberry wrote:Aren't you the same Lilith, who is Owlice, who is Alice or Ellis? :mrgreen: I seem to remember something of that sort from many months ago. :idea:
*****

Lilith isn't Owlice.
It's a relief that Lilith is Lilith.

But are you saying that there are two of them then? :lol:
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: WERNER ISLER: Belated 84th birthday greetings!
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Werner wrote:Now I have something to try to live up to!
Easy. When I visit you and Sir Lance in NY State, you must be on your best behaviour.



Just pulling your leg, as you know. Bad behaviour in a person like you (if indeed it could transpire!) would go unnoticed. :D
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Making an Opera's Plot Understandable
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

Amen! Wagner's absurd plots, mostly devoid of meaningful actions (I except Meistersinger), are based on a simple premise - the heroine must die at the end of Act III no matter what, and often the hero also. If the heroine does not die, she must fall into a swoon which is indistinguishable from deat...
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: While Our Soldiers Die in Iraq......
Replies: 56
Views: 7422

Aren't you the same Lilith, who is Owlice, who is Alice or Ellis? :mrgreen: I seem to remember something of that sort from many months ago. :idea:
by Huckleberry
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: WERNER ISLER: Belated 84th birthday greetings!
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Dearest Werner,

Oh, I've been asleep at the switch. Happy 84th to you!

Your reputation preceded you (via two well-liked sources), and the real thing has turned out to be just as warm and wonderful!

Moi