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by david johnson
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky Symphonies #5 and #6
Replies: 22
Views: 298

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: 532

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: 196

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: 438

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: 790

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: 790

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: 652

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: 790

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: 790

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: 375

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: 597

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: 597

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: 396

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.
by david johnson
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gorecki's 3rd symphony - remember?
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Gorecki's 3rd symphony - remember?

I do remember the hullabaloo. I have the Naxos recording.
by david johnson
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klaus Tennstedt
Replies: 43
Views: 2590

Re: Klaus Tennstedt

I remember when his Mahler recordings were becoming well known. They certainly got some good reviews.
by david johnson
Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mouse and Chopin
Replies: 2
Views: 555

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: 555

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: 780

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: 784

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: 3183

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: 1920

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: 1341

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: 1341

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: 1152

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: 1341

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: 1341

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: 1341

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: 1046

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: 976

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: 1018

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: 1018

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: 1018

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: 2367

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: 953

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: 555

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: 1223

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: 1640

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: 1640

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: 670

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: 530

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: 1066

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: 566

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: 532

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: 1541

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: 569

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: 997

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: 487

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: 501

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: 1225

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.