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by david johnson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Listening to some more RVW this morning: Toward the Unknown Region, Norfolk Rhapsody #1, Tallis Fantasia, Five Variants, and Mendelssohn: Fingal's Cave/ Tjeknavorain/City of Birmingham Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
by david johnson
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

spinning now is: Von Suppé overtures/Sandor/Hungarian State Opera Orch.
by david johnson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Early morning today: R. Strauss/Mabeth & Alpine Symphony/Janowski/Pittsburgh Symphony/PentaTone
by david johnson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

This morning has begun with: Brahms, sym 1 & 2, Serenade #2, Variations on a theme by Haydn/Kertesz/VPO/London 2 cd To the best of my knowledge--I would be pleased to learn of others--only three conductors have recorded all the Brahms symphonies and both of the serenades: Toscanini, Kertesz, and Ad...
by david johnson
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

This morning has begun with: Brahms, sym 1 & 2, Serenade #2, Variations on a theme by Haydn/Kertesz/VPO/London 2 cd
by david johnson
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Today begins with: Saint-Saens Sym 3/Barenboim/CSO/DG
by david johnson
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

Sounds like a tuba, for sure. Well, tuba is just the Latin word for trumpet. :) (The modern tuba is the bass or perhaps double bass of the relatively recent euphonium family.) Trumpets are cylindrical bore. Tubas are conical bored. That contrabass trpt tubing looked more cylindrical, but could prod...
by david johnson
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

Sounds like a tuba, for sure.
by david johnson
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

Trump may be an s***hole himself for calling those countries by that name...but then so would Obama by that scale, since he called Lybia a s***spot, while still in office, in 2016.
by david johnson
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

Come on guys, I was being polite and you know it. You responders are so closed minded as to label me a misogynist? Who would the dems run? Sanders? I was going to go for him. They shot their own toes off and Trump has not done most of the stuff he said he would, like most pols. Jserr, I have some Kn...
by david johnson
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

I have no problem with a female prez. It should never be Clinton, and the Dems were completely nuts for running her. Yeah well a lot of people disagree with you. What are you thinking of, anyway? Benghazi? E-mails? All fabrications or exaggerations put forth by the Republicans, quite probably with ...
by david johnson
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

I'm listening through the Vaughn-Williams EMI box with Boult/various London groups. It is very good.
by david johnson
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

I have no problem with a female prez. It should never be Clinton, and the Dems were completely nuts for running her.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Today: my voyage through Wagner's Ring has begun. Janowski/Dresden Staatskapelle/RCA
by david johnson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Jan. 7 begins with: Giulini/CSO box/EMI - Mahler 1, Berlioz/Romeo & Juliet, Beethoven 7, Bruckner 9, Brahms 4, Stravinsky Suites for Firebird & Petrushka. This will be fun!
by david johnson
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

This morning: Wagner/Lohengrin/Sawallisch/Bayreuth/Decca
by david johnson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Wagner/Overtures and Preludes/Bohm, HvK, Kubelik, Jochum/VPO, BRSO, etc./DG
by david johnson
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Boulez conducts Weber II/Boulez/BPO is going right now.
by david johnson
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carmen new ending in support of Italy’s battered women
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Carmen new ending in support of Italy’s battered women

“The idea for the change came from the realisation that when the audience applauds at the end of the last act, they are applauding in the presence of a corpse,” he added. - I would have assumed they were applauding the opera. When we applaud "West Side Story", we aren't applauding Tony's demise.
by david johnson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Jan. 3 begins with: Schoenberg: Transfigured Night and Pelleas und Melisande/hvk/bpo/dg
by david johnson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Jan. 2 - Hindemith/Symphonic Metamorphosis and Schoenberg/5 Pieces for Orch/Kubelik/CSO - Kodaly/Peacock Variations and Bartok/Miraculous Mandarin Suite/Dorati/CSO
by david johnson
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Beginning the New Year with - Schoenberg, 5 Pieces for Orch/Webern, 5 Pieces for Orch/Berg, 3 Pieces for Orch and Lulu Suite/Dorati/LSO
by david johnson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Today it's Schumann Sym 1 through 4, Zinman/Zurich Tonhalle Orch/Arte Nova.
by david johnson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

RebLem wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:52 pm
david johnson wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:57 am
Right now: Smetana/My Country/Kubelik/CSO
This is probably the consensus pick on the best Ma Vlast on records. But personally, I prefer the Karel Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic recording to all others.
It's very good, I'm sure you have heard it. I've not heard your recommended recording yet.
by david johnson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Dvorak; 7. 8. 9/The Wood Dove/Moldau/Kubelik/Berlin,Boston,Bavarian Radio Orch
by david johnson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Right now: Smetana/My Country/Kubelik/CSO
by david johnson
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Today's listening is Rossini Overtures/Fricsay/various Berlin orchestras/DG Mono
by david johnson
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

I am now finishing the Abbado/LSO box of Mendelssohn Symphonies and Overtures. It has been great fun :)
by david johnson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Today I am finishing the DG Schubert Sym Box/Bohm/BPO :)
by david johnson
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, what CDs might you like to get for gifts?
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: So, what CDs might you like to get for gifts?

I was considering the Haydn SQ's :)
by david johnson
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Listening to Tchaikovsky-Bogatyryev/Sym 7/Ormandy-philly
by david johnson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

John F wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:20 am
Speaking of church windows, do you know Martinu's "Frescoes of Piero Della Francesca"? Gorgeous music.
I do not.
by david johnson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Right now it is - Brahms 3 and his Serenade 1/Rahbari/BRT Philharmonic.
by david johnson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

This morning - Rachmaninov/Sym3/Dutoit/Philadelphia
by david johnson
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 137
Views: 5293

Re: What I listened to today

Friday, early morning: Dorati/Minneapolis - Respighi/Roman Festivals and Church Windows - Debussy/three Nocturnes
by david johnson
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Those are certainly colorful :) I hope all had a happy turkey day. I was more thankful than usual because I survived serious health problem a few weeks ago and actually got to be around for the holiday!
by david johnson
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: "Paradise Lost"
Replies: 27
Views: 2897

Re: "Paradise Lost"

I have enjoyed Paradise Lost each time I read it.
by david johnson
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky Symphonies #5 and #6
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: Tchaikovsky Symphonies #5 and #6

You seem to be enjoying yourself :)
by david johnson
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 1890

Re: "What the composer wants"

"What the composer wants" is for his music to be played. That's really most of what I know to say ;)
by david johnson
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guido Cantelli
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Guido Cantelli

I've sampled some Cantelli recordings in the past few days. Does he appear much in your personal collections? His Vivaldi/Four Seasons/New York Phil has a different sound, for sure.
by david johnson
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: After calling out NBA and NFL Trump gets slapped around on Twitter

I don't mind if someone fusses at the pro teams.
by david johnson
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Comments from Hillary

No. She lost because she was not electable. The Democrats were dumb for running her. I have voted Dem. plenty of times. I still can't believe they ran her.
by david johnson
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Comments from Hillary

No, she is NOT credible. Period.
by david johnson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gone With Wind Columbus Statue
Replies: 15
Views: 1182

Re: Gone With Wind Columbus Statue

Leave the statues and movies alone. It will not stop there unless we stop it now.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Comments from Hillary

Those who intend to believe that anybody wants to grope Hil, or that she really thought he would do it are, no doubt, set in their ways. I've known of Mrs. Clinton since she was first lady in my home state. Do not believe what she says regarding most anything. I supported Bill with my vote for his t...
by david johnson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Comments from Hillary

Does she rally think anyone wants to grope her? I don't care much for Trump, but I detest Hil.
by david johnson
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When Was The Last Time You Heard This?:
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: When Was The Last Time You Heard This?:

I've heard it. Freedom fighters usually fight within their own borders. Terrorists don't mind to come to your place in a different country and attack you.
by david johnson
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tate/Mozart
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Tate/Mozart

I haven't heard Tate conduct any Mozart symphonies, but I did see "Così fan tutte" and "Idomeneo" at the Met in the 1980s - brisk, businesslike, pretty heartless. For the mature symphonies, Furtwängler, Beecham, and Bruno Walter are my kind of conductor; for the earlier ones, it doesn't matter all ...
by david johnson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tate/Mozart
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Tate/Mozart

I've been re-listening to my Tate/Mozart complete symphonies from EMI. It is very fine :)
Do you folks have a favorite Mozart symphony box? I doubt I'll spring for another, but I might.
by david johnson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: House Dems call for inquiry into president's mental health
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: House Dems call for inquiry into president's mental health

Those guys need to be admitted themselves. They're the ones who ran Hil, and I never thought she could win. The dems need to clean out their top tier. I have voted democrat plenty of times in my life. I will not do it again until they show me some wisdom.