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by david johnson
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG's improved software!
Replies: 21
Views: 861

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: 464

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: 464

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: 438

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: 464

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: 464

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: 464

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: 484

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: 349

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: 629

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: 629

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: 629

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: 1122

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: 746

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: 404

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: 735

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: 889

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: 889

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: 330

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: 315

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: 549

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: 344

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: 355

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: 844

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: 358

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: 569

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: 286

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: 334

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: 600

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: 941

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: 457

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: 1588

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: 672

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: 371

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: 427

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: 1061

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: 770

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: 315

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: 315

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: 559

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: 524

Re: Spectacular sound from Neeme Järvi on DGG

Florentiner is a fine march :) I've not heard of this recording.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barenboim to conduct in Iran?
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Barenboim to conduct in Iran?

I thought Barenboim was originally from Argentina. Has he become a citizen of Israel?
by david johnson
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gennadi Rohzdestvensky - Swan Lake
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Gennadi Rohzdestvensky - Swan Lake

THEHORN wrote:I heard it recently on youtbe , and I thought it was a terrific performance . You could check to see if it's avaialable at arkivmusic.com, which is the best site on the internet for hard to find classical CDs .
not available at arkiv :(
by david johnson
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Windows 10 Still Thinking About It
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Windows 10 Still Thinking About It

I 'went 10' yesterday. It's ok - think I prefer 7 :)
by david johnson
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gennadi Rohzdestvensky - Swan Lake
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Gennadi Rohzdestvensky - Swan Lake

Gennadi Rohzdestvensky/Swan Lake/Moscow Radio Orch.
I seldom read of this one on CD. Any particular reason Melodiya doesn't push it anymore?
by david johnson
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What I don't get about the Confederate flag issue
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: What I don't get about the Confederate flag issue

The flags are neither "morally and politically wrong nor abhorrent", period. "Period" won't do. Please explain yourself. Of course it will do, John. Are you in agreement with the grave robber in Memphis who want to dig up Gen. Forrest and sell off his statue? If people were genuinely concerned abou...