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by Scott in VT
Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Only unbelievable if....
Replies: 7
Views: 2215

Teenager with pellet gun

This is a phenomenon most police departments are familiar with. It's called 'suicide by cop.'
by Scott in VT
Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: In praise of ... Shostakovich
Replies: 30
Views: 7860

Thanks for the recommendations, Barry Z. I'll check these out.
by Scott in VT
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: In praise of ... Shostakovich
Replies: 30
Views: 7860

Can't get into Shostakovich

Okay, label me an ignorant philistine, but so far I haven't warmed up to Shotsakovich. I DID like the second piano concerto (Leonsjaka and the Saint Paul Chamber Orch.), but that's to date. I have the complete string quartets by the Fitzwilliaim Quartet and have listened to the first six. I can appr...
by Scott in VT
Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: cornet...
Replies: 15
Views: 5433

Bixophilia

"bix beiderbecke. love that tone!!! go listen to some old jazz recordings for him."

I'm a serious Bix fanatic; have every note he ever played on CD. It was HIS interest in impressionism that got me interested in Debussy and Ravel.

And then there's that tone!
by Scott in VT
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Advice: Jazz fan discovery journey into classical music
Replies: 16
Views: 5944

Greetings, mcerqueira, Hey, you and I are "Birds of a feather." I, too, am coming to classical music as a long-time jazz fan. I'm still a neophyte, but here are a couple of things which have grabbed me: The two Ravel piano concertos, both somewhat "jazzy." Charles Tomlinson Griffes, an American impr...
by Scott in VT
Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Gershwin
Replies: 17
Views: 5794

Technical gaffe

Oops, my attempt to start a new discussion topic obviously didn't go through. Mea culpa.
by Scott in VT
Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Gershwin
Replies: 17
Views: 5794

"Yes. But much great music has been created by American composers in a similar vein...composers with names like Ellington, Mingus, Hancock, Monk, Evans, Shorter, etc., etc...."

DavidRoss, I'd respectfully like to take issue with you on this, but will start a new topic - Jazz vs. classical - to do so.
by Scott in VT
Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Gershwin
Replies: 17
Views: 5794

Jazz v. classical

"Yes. But much great music has been created by American composers in a similar vein...composers with names like Ellington, Mingus, Hancock, Monk, Evans, Shorter, etc., etc...." I've grown tired of hearing so many jazz artists referred to as "composers." Monk, Mingus, et al were arrangers and/ or tun...
by Scott in VT
Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Gershwin
Replies: 17
Views: 5794

Gershwin

A few comments on Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue was the first orchestral piece I listened to seriously, thanks to a 7th grade music teacher. I love all of Gershiwin's orchestral things: the Rhapsody, the Concerto, American in Paris, Cuban Fantasy and Variations on I Got Rhythm (did I miss any?). But th...
by Scott in VT
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Greetings from a newcomer
Replies: 7
Views: 3009

DavidRoss, responding to yours of th 26th: I'm getting into Vaughan Williams right now: the 4th and 5th symphonies. Thank you for the list. The only name that was new to me is Alwyn; I've at least heard of the others. I have a 2-CD set of Dutilleux' chamber music put out by Radio France, but the mus...
by Scott in VT
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Arabs unable to reproduce successes in Gaza greenhouses
Replies: 12
Views: 4095

Worse than Howard Dean, we've got Bernie Squanders, I mean, Sanders, the only "Independent" (read socialist) member of Congress. He's never met a problem than more government spending couldn't fix. He's like a wind-up doll, always squaking the same old mantra about 'corporate control' and 'working f...
by Scott in VT
Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Arabs unable to reproduce successes in Gaza greenhouses
Replies: 12
Views: 4095

Jewish greenhouses in Gaza

Amen, Corliss!

BTW, I'm a newcomer here, and having skimmed some of thes political posts, I delighted to find that you and I appear to share the same political perspectives. Ditto, Barry Z, and I'm not sure who else yet.
by Scott in VT
Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Arabs unable to reproduce successes in Gaza greenhouses
Replies: 12
Views: 4095

Jewish greenhouses in Gaza

Shame on the Israelis for not blowing up the greenhouses before they left!
by Scott in VT
Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Greetings from a newcomer
Replies: 7
Views: 3009

Merry Christmas

Thanks to all for the warm welcome. Yes, Vaseena, I love Pelleas, saw the San Francisco Opera do it about 15 years ago. BTW, did you ever hear the few fragments of "The Fall of the House of Usher?" What a pity Debussy died before completing it! It would have been an incredible opera. Jbuck, I am at ...
by Scott in VT
Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Greetings from a newcomer
Replies: 7
Views: 3009

Greetings from a newcomer

Hello, everyone, Just discovered this site, and it's more than a little overwhelming! I'm more or less of a newcomer to classical music, have been an avid jazz fan for many years, and have been a Debussy addict for a long time (I make no apologies). In addition to the 19th century giants (+ Mozart a...