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by Gary
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pilz classical label
Replies: 29
Views: 1967

Re: Pilz classical label

Oops. :oops:
by Gary
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pilz classical label
Replies: 29
Views: 1967

Re: Pilz classical label

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by Gary
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeing China Whole
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Seeing China Whole

Corlyss, I thought you showed more optimism in that earlier post; maybe that was it. Oh, well...doesn't matter, really. :)
by Gary
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pilz classical label
Replies: 29
Views: 1967

Re: Pilz classical label

They issued some interesting ballet CDs by the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. I ordered their complete Giselle from Berkshire Record Outlet in 2001. The performance itself is quite good. However, my copy of the Act II disc has the music from Act I on it. :( In the early '90s I picked up their double CD...
by Gary
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeing China Whole
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Seeing China Whole

I don't recall, Gary. I don't deny it; I just don't recall. Corlyss, I found it. It's the sixth post from the bottom. http://classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10143 The Han in Taiwan persecuted and excluded aboriginal Chinese... Does that mean I have to retract my assertion about the abse...
by Gary
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeing China Whole
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Seeing China Whole

While the CCP is largely a bunch of corrupt thugs, they do deserve credit for opening the economy and preserving stability. Preserving stability is China's specialty. Five thousand years of experience has taught them not to discriminate against the people they want to lord it over, whatever their e...
by Gary
Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post 2K!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: Post 2K!!!!

Corlyss_D wrote:
Madame wrote:B-b-but I DID go over there ... several times ... and <sniff> you didn't even notice <sniff>.
Did you leave any evidence? :D
Here
by Gary
Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White Americans will be a minority in one generation
Replies: 32
Views: 838

Re: White Americans will be a minority in one generation

When I started in the contracting profession, in the late 60s, the only preferential treatment based on race was "black." Then the Hispanics were added, then native Americans, then Asians, then Hawaiians, etc. It never ends: there's always some group that wants preferential treatment because there'...
by Gary
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post 2K!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: Post 2K!!!!

And a GRATULATIO to you, Madame!
by Gary
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: India condom ad. Best music from India... ever!
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: India condom ad. Best music from India... ever!

They're like the condom version of the Teletubbies. :mrgreen:

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by Gary
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do Absinthe, Topo and Wallingford have in Common...
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: What do Absinthe, Topo and Wallingford have in Common...

GRATULATIO! GRATULATIO! GRATULATIO! One to each.
by Gary
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 5 cars that will not get you laid
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: 5 cars that will not get you laid

Ralph wrote:Oh really? Any car can lead to amor if it has a decent stereo system AND the hopeful guy driving it has cleverly put a Dittersdorf CD on.
You forgot two cans of Diet Coke in the cup holders, Ralph. :wink:
by Gary
Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What work have you most versions of?
Replies: 154
Views: 7899

Re: What work have you most versions of?

Strauß's Blue Danube Waltz
by Gary
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Olympic Fireworks Faked For TV
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Olympic Fireworks Faked For TV

jbuck919 wrote:Unfortunately, Lang Lang's performance was not faked.
Fortunately, it was inaudible. :)
by Gary
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 325106

Re: What are you listening to?

Got this one on the cheap.

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by Gary
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: As I Watch Bulgaria and Mainland China ...
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: As I Watch Bulgaria and Mainland China ...

But I heard Bob Costas explaining that countries are ranked in ascending order according to the number of brushstokes used to spell the country's name in Chinese. It is quite possible for several characters--each representing a different country--to have the same number of brushstrokes and yet look...
by Gary
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1939336

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

New Year's Concert in Vienna (1991) with C. Abbado leading the Philharmonic.


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by Gary
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Isler On Youtube!
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Isler On Youtube!

"Wunnerful, Wunnerful!" as Lawrence Welk used to say. My favorite Rach sonata, too. :D
by Gary
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My work in the bathroom
Replies: 16
Views: 536

Re: My work in the bathroom

Good luck, Piston. Sounds like a Herculean task!
by Gary
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1939336

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Amirov: Six pieces for flute and piano Amirov wrote a ballet based on The Arabian Nights . http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/ce/29/04508bacd7a03e54810f6110._AA240_.L.jpg # Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Nazim Rzaev, Rauf Abdullayev # Orchestra: Azerbaijan Symphony Orchestra, Bolsho...
by Gary
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kentucky Fried Fallujah Fake Fools FOX
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Kentucky Fried Fallujah Fake Fools FOX

Does it contain trans fat?
by Gary
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I'm Paris Hilton and I approve this message.
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: I'm Paris Hilton and I approve this message.

I don't really know much about anything she's attempted in the past... I think a couple of B movies (one of which Piston has already mentioned) and one, let's just say, has a rating that doesn't fall in the G to R range. :wink: Her comments hold no value for real people. The only people that her wo...
by Gary
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Music Magazine CDs
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: BBC Music Magazine CDs

I find their orchestral recordings ho-hum; so I would avoid those unless it's something you've never heard before. The others are pretty good.
by Gary
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Railways and Tchaikovsky
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Railways and Tchaikovsky

piston wrote:...his fairyland ballets with the support of a devoted, intelligent, resourceful woman who, it so happens, derived her wealth from railway construction....
We ballet fans can't thank her enough!
by Gary
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New and/or lesser known violinists.
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: New and/or lesser known violinists.

Frank Peter Zimmermann

He mainly recorded for EMI. Love his Mozart concertos.

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by Gary
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Olympic Freedom
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Olympic Freedom

As a Chinese, I must say that China's behavior on an international stage of this size is a huge embarrassment to Chinese everywhere--major face-losing! :evil:
by Gary
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BRO highlights.
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: BRO highlights.

They're also selling photographs of famous musicians and such.
by Gary
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New and/or lesser known violinists.
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: New and/or lesser known violinists.

Alan Loveday

Aaron Rosand

Wolfgang Schneiderhan

Igor Oistrakh (certainly lesser-known than his father)
by Gary
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How to clean sponge markings?
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: How to clean sponge markings?

This article is taken from BBC Music Magazine 's April 1994 issue. I typed this, so there may be typos. Perfect sound for ever? The recent reports on CDs’ durability—or lack of it—have caused a great stir among record buyers, reports Barry Fox. But are we still the victims of a cover-up? Recent sho...
by Gary
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The DVD Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 3941

Re: The DVD Thread

C. Kleiber's Carmen


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by Gary
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 28th July Happy Birthday.Madame !!!
Replies: 36
Views: 750

Re: 28th July Happy Birthday.Madame !!!

Madame wrote:
Gary wrote:FELIX SIT NATALIS DIES!!!
Thank you, Gary. Is that Latin? Or is it something about Natalie Wood's cat? <the devil made me say that :twisted: >
It's the former. :)
by Gary
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 28th July Happy Birthday.Madame !!!
Replies: 36
Views: 750

Re: 28th July Happy Birthday.Madame !!!

FELIX SIT NATALIS DIES!!!
by Gary
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Use of Search function
Replies: 22
Views: 2811

Re: Use of Search function

Parentheses can be used in complex queries, such as: "If you're searching for more than one phrase or keyword in addition to the Boolean, you can group them with parenthesis, such as recipes gravy (sausage | biscuit) to search for gravy recipes for either sausages or biscuits. You could even combin...
by Gary
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Use of Search function
Replies: 22
Views: 2811

Re: Use of Search function

But why do we have to place parentheses before & after? That I'm afraid I can't answer. That's just the nature of the beast. You don't have to do this on google or alta vista or dogpyle or... Allow me to demonstrate the superiority of the parentheses & quotation marks method. :wink: In Image 1 belo...
by Gary
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach, Mozart
Replies: 59
Views: 2733

Re: Bach, Mozart

Performing Mozart is extremely difficult. Lily Kraus used to say that children play Mozart well. It is because they do not yet know the complexity of his music. Agnes. Spoken like someone who knows a thing or two about Mozart--both you, Agnes , and Lily Kraus. :wink: :) The Viennese conductor Josef...
by Gary
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Music Magazine
Replies: 28
Views: 1343

Re: BBC Music Magazine

Welsh ensemble What's the name of this Welsh ensemble, Rob? That is the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. [/size] Found these: http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/now/sites/orchestra/pages/about.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/now/sites/orchestra/pages/history.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/now...
by Gary
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Music Magazine
Replies: 28
Views: 1343

Re: BBC Music Magazine

RebLem wrote:Welsh ensemble
What's the name of this Welsh ensemble, Rob?
by Gary
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Use of Search function
Replies: 22
Views: 2811

Re: Use of Search function

the Search box it comes back to tell me I shouldn't put the word "of" in there. Search engines generally don't like prepositions and (in)definite articles, so leave out the following: of , for , the , a , an , etc. So then if I put "recordings Rienzi" I obtain results of both words separately. I wo...
by Gary
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Recording Will Be Featured At A FREE Schnabel Event......
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: My Recording Will Be Featured At A FREE Schnabel Event......

A well deserved Gratulatio, Donald!
Werner wrote:Whose moustache - Donald's or Schnabels's?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Gary
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Werner's First Ever Post of the Day Award!
Replies: 15
Views: 1046

Re: Werner's First Ever Post of the Day Award!

Another well deserved GRATULATIO! :)
by Gary
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I am hoping to create a ...
Replies: 53
Views: 5811

Re: I am hoping to create a ...

Can there be more talk of Dittersdorf, more information/details on contemporary music composers, opera, performers, favourite CDs, new CDs, etc., et al.? We need more talk pertaining to ballet music. More important, we need to talk about Cesare Pugni at least once--the "Dittersdorf" of ballet music...
by Gary
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY. RALPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1753

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY. RALPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FELIX SIT NATALIS DIES!!!
by Gary
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Songs (lieder) specifically about WINE/drinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1736

Re: Songs (lieder) specifically about WINE/drinking

Wine, Women and Song :lol: Strausz Topo , That's a purely orchestral piece, not a song. So it doesn't count. :) However, there are several places in Die Fledermaus where they sing about wine and drinking. Act 1: Nr. 5 Finale: Trinke, Liebchen, trinke schnell (Alfred, Rosalinde, Frank) Act 2: Nr. 7 ...
by Gary
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1939336

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

A vinyl evening: http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s810668.jpg I've been reading Volume 2 of Stephen Walsh's biography of Stravinsky, and I dug out this LP of Agon (SWR Baden-Baden Orch conducted by Hans Rosbaud)(shortest LP ever?). Agon has always been rare on disc, and I'd like to have...
by Gary
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Songs (lieder) specifically about WINE/drinking
Replies: 26
Views: 1736

Re: Songs (lieder) specifically about WINE/drinking

Does anyone know of something rare in opera or song that deals with this subject? How about an oratorio instead, Lance, as in Haydn's The Seasons ? 31. Chorus Joyful the liquor flows, that by degrees refined, high-sparkling cheers the soul! Hurrah! Produce the mighty bowl! Now let us merry be! Let ...
by Gary
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BARRY!!!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BARRY!!!!!!!

FELIX SIT NATALIS DIES!!!
by Gary
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vacation picture of the day (Final update)
Replies: 48
Views: 2130

Re: Vacation picture of the day (as of June 16) ...

Corlyss_D wrote:How'd you do that, Gary?
I used an image capture program called "SnagIt" and used its editing tools to place the blue circle on there.

http://store.techsmith.com/order/snagit.asp
by Gary
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vacation picture of the day (Final update)
Replies: 48
Views: 2130

Re: Vacation picture of the day (as of June 16) ...

slofstra wrote:June 15.

A man sitting on a rock in the lower left corner of the picture provides a sense of scale. I've isolated his figure in the second photo. See if you can find him in the first.
There.
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by Gary
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: opera libretto help!
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: opera libretto help!

There's one called The Book of 101 Opera Librettos; it has both that you're looking for. It's not perfect but it does the job. By the way, most complete opera CD sets come with librettos. So you may not need a book like this.

See here.