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by david johnson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Penn law prof finds out about free speech on campus after op-ed appears
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Penn law prof finds out about free speech on campus after op-ed appears

That was a very interesting read. Some of those "academic personnel" are closed minded and, I believe, do not even want to recognize that fact.
by david johnson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

I'd agree that Roger Voisin's tone color was unique - blaring and loud. For me he wasn't a BSO asset but a liability. Similarly principal horn James Stagliano. Leinsdorf replaced the orchestra's substandard principals when he could, but that was limited. The bso had an old style French influence am...
by david johnson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

Belle wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:31 am
david johnson wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:21 am
Bach: St. Matthew Passion/Klemperer/Peter Pears, DFK, etc./Philharmonia/EMI
What's THAT like? Klemperer's tempi were always a bit leaden; that's why I'm asking.
it is enjoyable. perhaps you could sample it on you tube.
by david johnson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

Bach: St. Matthew Passion/Klemperer/Peter Pears, DFK, etc./Philharmonia/EMI
by david johnson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

Glass: Violin Concerto/Kremer/Dohnanyi/VPO
by david johnson
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

Weingartner: King Lear and Sym # 1/Letonjo/Basel Sym Orch
by david johnson
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

Paderewski: Chopin Etudes, Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, etc. An anthology from RCA
by david johnson
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

Arvo Paart: Sym 1 - 3/N Jarvi/Bamberg Sym Orch/Bis
by david johnson
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fighting Irish
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Fighting Irish

Since some of our members are discussing the Cleveland Indians mascot, here is a similar topic - an ESPN personality has deemed the Notre Dame mascot as being non-pc and calls for it to go. Mascots do not bother me.
by david johnson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

My Monday has begun with Ivry Gitlis/VSO/(Horenstein and Swarowsky, conductors) playing Violin Concertos by: Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Bartok (also Bartok Sonata for Solo Violin)/Vox Legends
by david johnson
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 564

Re: Mahler Survey

1 - Leinsdorf/Boston
2 - Klemperer/Philharmonia
3 - Horenstein/LSO
4 - Reiner/CSO
5 - Solti/CSO
10 - Ormandy/Pilly
by david johnson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

This morning I am continuing my Brahms/Vegh Quartet journey with string quartet #1 and the clarinet quintet, 1949 recordings from Archipel.
by david johnson
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

Re: What I listened to today

My day has begun with Brahms: string quartets 2 & 3/Vegh Quartet/Decca
by david johnson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stokowski's Phase 4 Recordings: Decca
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Stokowski's Phase 4 Recordings: Decca

I recall owning a few Phase 4 lps! Some of them sounded great, others seemed a bit distorted.
by david johnson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 5
Views: 321

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: 5
Views: 321

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: 427

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: 524

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: 524

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 524

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 353

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 515

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 194
Views: 10803

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: 422

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!