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by david johnson
Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mouse and Chopin
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Mouse and Chopin

So have I. Thank you.
by david johnson
Tue May 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mouse and Chopin
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Mouse and Chopin

As a child (1950's maybe early 60's) I saw an animated cartoon that featured a mouse in an old church. The sound track was Chopin's Prelude #20. Any idea who produced this, title, other info? Thank you
by david johnson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA Ozawa "complete" RCA Recordings?????
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: RCA Ozawa "complete" RCA Recordings?????

I understand it as the complete RCA Ozawa/CSO recordings.
by david johnson
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: On a binge for clarinetists of late!
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: On a binge for clarinetists of late!

I have known many fine playing clarinetists. They all wanted to sound like Robert Marcellus
:)
by david johnson
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The symphonies of Sibelius
Replies: 47
Views: 1801

Re: The symphonies of Sibelius

I have always enjoyed the First one a great deal. The Second symphony is a favorite of many. There are several recordings to sample on youtube, so you can have a good time doing that.
by david johnson
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG's improved software!
Replies: 21
Views: 1323

Re: CMG's improved software!

Looks fine, Lance. No problems for me. :)
by david johnson
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 859

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

John, "Denial that changing the college's name is morally correct, indeed necessary, and dismissing that act as merely "politically" correct, meaning not really correct at all. Surely you agree that there's a moral difference between right and wrong, which goes far deeper than the political motive o...
by david johnson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 859

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

John, we're not speaking of Trump. I have already acknowledged Yale can do as it wishes. Their decision is not your moral necessity. It's only pc. "Mere denial doesn't cut it. I've explained my point of view. Care to explain yours?" Mere denial of what? That the deed was a moral necessity? It wasn'...
by david johnson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stanisław Skrowaczewski RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Stanisław Skrowaczewski RIP

Skrowaczewski made many recordings on budget labels but he was a first-rank interpreter of not only Bruckner, but of anything else he put his mind to. One of my favorite CD sets is his complete Ravel orchestral works with Minnesota on Vox, beautifully recorded and originally released on DBX LPs (re...
by david johnson
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 859

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

John, we're not speaking of Trump. I have already acknowledged Yale can do as it wishes. Their decision is not your moral necessity. It's only pc.
by david johnson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 859

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

I have no "dog in the fight". If Yale wants to recognize citizens with building names, do so for future construction. PC is unbecoming for any university.
by david johnson
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 859

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

Yale is free to do as it wishes. I think their decision is malarkey.
by david johnson
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One musician's experience with the CSO
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: One musician's experience with the CSO

I read that the other day. It's a good read :)
by david johnson
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A very Happy New Year, CMGers!
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: A very Happy New Year, CMGers!

God bless all with a Happy New Year :)
by david johnson
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: San Francisco Symphony Cancels North Carolina Concerts
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: San Francisco Symphony Cancels North Carolina Concerts

"the mayor of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee, who decided to bar city employees in publicly funded positions from traveling to North Carolina on business."
by david johnson
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: San Francisco Symphony Cancels North Carolina Concerts
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: San Francisco Symphony Cancels North Carolina Concerts

I know those things. It is still a sad move by the orchestra. What mayor will you permit to bar your travel?
by david johnson
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: San Francisco Symphony Cancels North Carolina Concerts
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: San Francisco Symphony Cancels North Carolina Concerts

A sad move from the orchestra, and the mayor has NO business barring travel to anywhere.
by david johnson
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart's Horn Concertos
Replies: 32
Views: 1411

Re: Mozart's Horn Concertos

Dennis Brain is the recoding I have, but there are many other fine ones.
by david johnson
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's programs Dec. 3/10/17 2016: Rudolf Barshai
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Lance's programs Dec. 3/10/17 2016: Rudolf Barshai

I did not know all of that! Thank you for the information. Like many, I do have his Shosty Sym Box.
by david johnson
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap van Zweden conducts NY Phil
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Jaap van Zweden conducts NY Phil

Nobody has ever said I possessed balanced poignancy and gravity :(
by david johnson
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What a treasure trove from RCA!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: What a treasure trove from RCA!!!

several of those I do NOT have !!
by david johnson
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Win Triggers Cornell Cry-In, Play-Doh Sessions
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Trump Win Triggers Cornell Cry-In, Play-Doh Sessions

Those college students have shocked me, and their profs should be docked pay for classes they cancelled. I didn't know, but am just learning, that stress-reducing "safe zones", complete with kitty & puppy petting zoos, Play-Doh and coloring books, are not uncommon on campuses nowadays. They were in...
by david johnson
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Win Triggers Cornell Cry-In, Play-Doh Sessions
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Trump Win Triggers Cornell Cry-In, Play-Doh Sessions

Those college students have shocked me, and their profs should be docked pay for classes they cancelled.
by david johnson
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A question for all you clarinetists....
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: A question for all you clarinetists....

speaking from a trumpet view point, I would not necessarily employ a D trpt, F trpt, and G trpt because a music sheet says: trumpet in D, F, G. just transpose as you play.
by david johnson
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic State: heading for a fall?
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Islamic State: heading for a fall?

may their fall now be quick, violent, and covered in disgrace.
by david johnson
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Congress dis-Bands Pentagon
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Congress dis-Bands Pentagon

Congress must leave music in the military alone, except to increase its use. I say there are plenty of $50K toilet seats to cut out first.
by david johnson
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Lang's Die Nibellungen Siegfried 1924 silent
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Fritz Lang's Die Nibellungen Siegfried 1924 silent

I had seen only a few of those scenes. thanx. I notice Lang's wife, Thea von Harbou was the screenwriter. She also did his 'Metropolis'.
by david johnson
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's Erotica
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Beethoven's Erotica

some boob thought that pic up...
by david johnson
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)

God bless Agnes and her family. This is sad news, indeed. :(
by david johnson
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aaron Copland
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Aaron Copland

I agree with you.
by david johnson
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Military March-- Classical Music?
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: A Military March-- Classical Music?

Farewell is well known. It's one of my favorites :) Here are two grand performances. I appear to have a crush on the Norwegian picc player in the close where they start singing. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_396VHg6t4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x87nSL58crc
by david johnson
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Critics Slam Opera Singer, But Not About Her Voice
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Critics Slam Opera Singer, But Not About Her Voice

http://www.taraerraught.com/ make up your own minds, friends. I suspect the critics are full of b s.
by david johnson
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nick Nickson, Mitropoulos producer dead at 93
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Nick Nickson, Mitropoulos producer dead at 93

I have the Mitropoulos/NYPO Shostakovich 5 and have always greatly enjoyed it. It's on a French/Columbia cd, I believe.
by david johnson
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Called to jury duty
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: Called to jury duty

I, too, have been called a few times. I was excused once because the defendant was a distant cousin. Another time I made it into the box and we sent a child abuser/thug to the region of the damned. That one felt good.
by david johnson
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Time for my annual Christmas post
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Time for my annual Christmas post

Merry Christmas to all! It's warm/rainy here.
by david johnson
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ryba's "Czech Christmas Mass," a total winner!
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Ryba's "Czech Christmas Mass," a total winner!

I found it easily on you tube. very enjoyable :)
by david johnson
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Morton Gould - Complete CSO Recs announced for January, 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Re: Morton Gould - Complete CSO Recs announced for January,

I have always enjoyed the Gould/CSO Ives album :)
by david johnson
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Smart ass Hee-hovah
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Smart ass Hee-hovah

Well...that was certainly mule crap.
by david johnson
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Do You Look Forward To The Colonization Of Space?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Do You Look Forward To The Colonization Of Space?

I don't look forward to all those space aliens coming to colonize Earth, However, the movies say we always win even though we are outclassed in weaponry and science.
by david johnson
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mikado Controversy NYGASP
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Mikado Controversy NYGASP

I hereby protest the use of any non-dragon, giant, rhine maiden, etc., to play those roles in all upcoming productions of Wagner's ring operas.
by david johnson
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What is your religion/faith?
Replies: 30
Views: 1184

Re: What is your religion/faith?

Piston, I am a Christian. While I have visited several kinds of churches to see what they are like, I was raised in, and continue to be active in, the Church of Christ. Most of us try to keep it simple: no national hq, a cappella singing, weekly communion, emphasis on helping the local folks. Even i...
by david johnson
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: farewell-to-blackfaced-otellos
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: farewell-to-blackfaced-otellos

all pc to the garbage dump, please
by david johnson
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bamberg Philharmonic
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Bamberg Philharmonic

I have read some of that story, too.
by david johnson
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bamberg Philharmonic
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Bamberg Philharmonic

Several years ago, when inexpensive cd's began showing up in area stores, I picked up a few recordings by the Bamberg Phil. on the Excelsior classic gold line. I've always had a few Bamberg Symphony recordings. Is the Bamberg Phil a label name of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for this series of rec...
by david johnson
Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court? Who cares what they decide
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: Supreme Court? Who cares what they decide

from post above - Rowan County attorney, Cecil Watkins, has said that licenses issued without Ms. Davis’s assent would be valid, but he could not be reached for comment Friday... that should fix the situation. if this is the situation, she should not have been jailed. if she were the ONLY person who...
by david johnson
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Spectacular sound from Neeme Järvi on DGG
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Spectacular sound from Neeme Järvi on DGG

Florentiner is a fine march :) I've not heard of this recording.