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by Richard Mullany
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: fifth annual comeback
Replies: 0
Views: 226

fifth annual comeback

First of all I want to thank Barry for his Vick thread. I have been fulminating over this thing for so long and finally have the chance to vent my spleen. I have again been blindsided by Lady Luck and am now home again recovering from a heart fibbrulation(sp?) hands down the most painful thing I hav...
by Richard Mullany
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I'm Ashamed To Be A Philadelphia Eagles Fan
Replies: 23
Views: 1307

Re: I'm Ashamed To Be A Philadelphia Eagles Fan

I am sitting here with my five little mutts, all rescues, trying to wrap my poor feeble mind around this story. I don't believe rehabilitation is acheived by two years in prison, probably cushy in comparison with his fellow inmates, folllowed by community service for some period of time, and some pu...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Death of a Former CMG Member
Replies: 41
Views: 5630

Re: Death of a Former CMG Member

Here's another old timer who remembers Mel by the scars he left;The first post on the old site was trashed to a pile of letters. I couldn't understand why he hated me so much but in a few days I saw him do the same thing to other members and decided it was just part of him acting out some past wrong...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Virgil Fox's "The Bach Gamut" CD
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Virgil Fox's "The Bach Gamut" CD

I still like Fox for his unabashed flair. I have some of his Capitol recordings made in Riverside Church. The organ is an Aolian Skinner and the pieces he plays are made for the instrument. As an old codger I still love things like The Lost Chord and he does it up brown. As an aside Lance you mentio...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Baroque organs: what did they sound like?
Replies: 24
Views: 2009

Re: Baroque organs: what did they sound like?

The magazine of they American Guild of Organists always has an ad for "Historic Ameriican Organs." I have a few of these multi disc productons and they are very interesting, rich with liner notes. Most if not all of them are made during conventions of the AGO and the feature I really like is that th...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What attracts (or repels) you to (from) Brahms’s symphonies?
Replies: 172
Views: 9471

Re: What attracts (or repels) you to (from) Brahms’s symphonies?

I have the four by Walter from the late fifties. I had them on lp too. It's hard to say what precisely there is in them that I never tire of. They were made for playing on Sunday afternoon, stretched out on the sofa, after a dinner of roast beef, with veggies floating iin rich brown gravy. The Germm...
by Richard Mullany
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another dull stay
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Another dull stay

Reblem; I have anticipated you in that I had a chair lift installed a few yars ago. I still have an old Sony cassette player that serves me well. I finally got to listen to my Berlioz "Te Deum" and once again the Deo Dominum and the Judex Crederis carried me away to another world. The music runs as ...
by Richard Mullany
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another dull stay
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Another dull stay

in the local hospital. I was attempting a brief walk Sunday last week when I found that I had left without my lungs. I hied myself back in the house and collapsed. On Monday I went to the doc office and thence to the hospital. I now have COPD, a surprise since I thought I breathed pretty good. This ...
by Richard Mullany
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NEWSWEEK's Top 100 Books of All Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Re: NEWSWEEK's Top 100 Books of All Time

For me, "A Death in the Family" bu James Agee. He remminds me of Hemingway in his relentless pursuit of the perfect sentence ion conveying mood or time and place. He is also the screenwriter for the masterpiece "The African Queen" starring Hepburn and Bogart.
by Richard Mullany
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Health Insurance

You made a good move buying adjacent to the parkway Teresa. The traffic is never very heavy, no trucks climbing grades and no billboards!!! These mountain counties have, for the most part, as nice a population as you would want to find until you mention one topic; zoning. The idea that you might wan...
by Richard Mullany
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: much sequins, no black crepe
Replies: 0
Views: 250

much sequins, no black crepe

This Tuesday we will see a spectacle right out of the movies. I think it will rank well above Brunhildes Immolatiion Scene in "Die Walkure". At least in the drama if not the music. The final rites for Michael will take place of course in the only venue suitable, that chrome plated Walhalla On The Fr...
by Richard Mullany
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Health Insurance

Reblem. I had a bad reaction to Zocor. Medco called me to get permission to swith to Zocoer from Lipitor. My doctor agreed. iIt took a couple of months to develop the reaction. My doctor took me off the Zocor annf back on Lipitor. It took a couple of months before I began to feel better. It is inter...
by Richard Mullany
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hi to all [Richard Mullany's Long-Hoped-For Return!]
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

Re: Hi to all [Richard Mullany's Long-Hoped-For Return!]

Only rarely in Western history has one been given such an opening David; rarer still to be given a captive audience, so to speak I have never gone into the subject in such a situation as this, it is too crowded, too many voices, too much contagious fears. Even given the perfect scene, a quiet place,...
by Richard Mullany
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A wonderful surprise
Replies: 4
Views: 529

A wonderful surprise

This afternoon I was resting and thinking what a lovely Fourth it was, brilliant blue sky, the mountains seemed nearer somehow and even though we had no particular plans still very enjoyable. Of a sudden the dogs began to bark and my wife told me to arise from my pallet, the Snyders were here. I got...
by Richard Mullany
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Health Insurance

Back in the fifties I, like 800.000 others found myself picked up by GM. I was told of the many benefits, perks etc. that went with their company and it seemed like a good deal. It was in almost every respect, the lone flaw being the resistance of management to change. But it didn't seem to affect t...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hi to all [Richard Mullany's Long-Hoped-For Return!]
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

Re: Hi to all [Richard Mullany's Long-Hoped-For Return!]

Thanks to all for all your kind words. Through all the absence from this forum I wondered how the ship was sailing; who had debarked, who had boarded. Looking back to when I joined, well before the 9-11 days, when the forum was on the Amazon site, I still recall some names but most alas are vanished...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hi to all [Richard Mullany's Long-Hoped-For Return!]
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

Hi to all [Richard Mullany's Long-Hoped-For Return!]

For what seems like the tenth time I announce my return to this forum. As in the previous suspensions the cause is medical and I am not going into them but for the first time I have a handle on things and with a new cast of providors pursuing new paths I am happy to say I feel better and get around ...
by Richard Mullany
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: question
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: qustion

Lance: Harold was kind enough to burn cd's of all the pieces so I ahve gone from rags to riches so to speak. The style takes some getting used to but those fortissimo passages ring my chimes!
by Richard Mullany
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: question
Replies: 6
Views: 734

question

A young man who does small repairs for us was telling me today about a pianiist named Irviny Nytregyhazi. Ever the country bumpkin I thought I knew all of the well known pianists but this one is unknown to me and i'd like to know more about him.I had two CD transfers from a pristine LP put out by th...
by Richard Mullany
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: To Topo. Absinthe and other anti-Semites.
Replies: 105
Views: 3904

Re: To Topo. Absinthe and other anti-Semites.

So far I haven't heard anyone speak for the children from both sides who are paying the price of this horrible confflict. You don't have to take one side or the other to see the suffering they endure while their parents fight. I wish there was a way to bring them all, Palestine and Israeli children,...
by Richard Mullany
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Medications taken by CMGers ...
Replies: 59
Views: 2153

Re: Medications taken by CMGers ...

take 27 prescription drugs for heart failure, kidney function,diabetes,arthritis, insomnia,and blood pressure and cholestrol. My cholesterol is 55, BP90/60,hemoglobin a1c, a test to tell how well your glucose is controlled, is 5.7, normal for a person without that disease and so while I get very tir...
by Richard Mullany
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 512
Views: 91362

Re: About CMG's contributors!

I never dreamed I'd be around this long Werner or I would have altered my personality a long time ago. Yesterday I was listening to Handels Concerti Grosssi Opus six. I fell into a reverie about how many hours I had spent doing just what I was doing then; listening, all atwitter because I enjoyed mu...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 512
Views: 91362

Re: About CMG's contributors!

Male, 81,Smoky Mountains,CD's, about 3000, mostly the core repertoire plus a bit of fluff like cd's of old acoustic records, and now because of that 81 years old part I can't recall the other questions. I'm also afraid that I am become an old windbag so I guess I am done. I love this forum for its d...
by Richard Mullany
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Holiday thought
Replies: 6
Views: 503

A Holiday thought

I took a tumble a week ago;no broken bones but many sore spots. So this is a venture to come downstairs and say hi to all. I don't celebrate Christmas, mostly because of all the hoopla and general nonsense that comes with it. I can't stop my wife from giving me some simple thing, a shirt, socks etc ...
by Richard Mullany
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What's Your Favorite Christmas Carol or Hanukah Song?
Replies: 31
Views: 2042

Re: What's Your Favorite Christmas Carol or Hanukah Song?

"Break Forth Oh Bounteous Beauteous Light" from Bachs Christmas Cantata.
A simple chorale; nothing pretentious nor flashy; a perfect tune.
by Richard Mullany
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Like, it's all, you know, like whatever...
Replies: 33
Views: 1282

Re: Like, it's all, you know, like whatever...

Slightly off topic but cell phones: I was in a sandwich shop and nearby was a guy talking up a storm on his cell phone; evidently some business coup worth bilions had just gone down and he was a big deal in it. While he was blabbibg away the phone rang. He turned several shades red and left without ...
by Richard Mullany
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone in a relationship w/ someone of a different religion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: Anyone in a relationship w/ someone of a different religion?

I am the child of a mixed marriage, mother Protestant Father Catholic. I was baptized Catholic, raised protestant and by the time I grew up had a healthy suspicion of both. My wife is a practicing Christisan by which I mean she lives her faith; kind, forgiving, non judgemental, and the soul of toler...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your feelings on the harpsichord?
Replies: 58
Views: 3447

Re: Your feelings on the harpsichord?

Does anyone remember Dame Myra Hess? i think she was also responsible for restoring the harpsichord to it's place. I had many of her recordings on LP, now gone but not forgotten. I always thought that Madame Landowska designed her instrument to suit the acoustiics of large spaces. Was not the origin...
by Richard Mullany
Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: Hello all

I agree Charpentier is very underated, I tried to get anything by him but it was hard finding much. His Te Deum along with Vivaldi's Gloria are pieces I have played countless times over the past sixty years or so and never tire of them. As for our new blue status I'm sue alo of these Bible Belters m...
by Richard Mullany
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Whither the USA car industry?
Replies: 47
Views: 1096

Re: Whither the USA car industry?

The post above was truncated; the first half dealt with the fact that I had spent 37 years working at GM Proving Grounds in Milford Michigan' I was a test cordinator responsible for the testing,, repair, maintenance and test integrity. I had gotten into the fact that GM is worldwide in every sense o...
by Richard Mullany
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Whither the USA car industry?
Replies: 47
Views: 1096

Re: Whither the USA car industry?

ia there is GM Holden in Australia, and GM China. As an aside the most popular car in China today is the Buick Regal. There is GM in Malaysia, South Africa, and in Europe there is Opel in Germany and Vauxhall in England. The latest newbie is in Russia, bigger than the Toyota plant across the street....
by Richard Mullany
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: Hello all

Thank you all very much. As long as I can stay reasonablly mobile I care not for much else. To Slofstra; Yes I did play a CD as soon as allowed but nothing random. I went for a piece which struck the exact right chord; Te Deum" by Jean Francois Charpentier long one of those pieces that make me feel ...
by Richard Mullany
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Hello all

Hello, I'm not sure anyone remembers me anymore after a long absence. I'm home again from from the never never land we call our health care system, somewhat the worse for wear but still able to get about some halting steps. I hope everyone is well; it has been so long that I can't even recall what w...
by Richard Mullany
Mon May 26, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For LP Buyers Only!
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

I never bought anything based on the cover but there were some nice covers. My favorite of all was the RCA nine Beethoven symphonies. It was a full spread portrait of the Toscannini in black and white, very sharp and he had a gaze much like the Mona Lisa. I stared at that cover every time I played o...
by Richard Mullany
Mon May 26, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My gosh - I passed the 5,000 post mark - unnoticed!
Replies: 29
Views: 2419

How long , in years, did it take to get to that number?. It boggles my mind!
by Richard Mullany
Thu May 22, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Forgotten Composers
Replies: 37
Views: 2539

I buy anything I can by Charpentier, Marc Antoine that is. And Gillles also. MAC wrote some sublimely beautiful liturgical music. He was persecuted by Lully and the performance of his music was bannned during much of his lifetime. Gilles wrote a stunning requiem. There may be more by Gilles in the c...
by Richard Mullany
Thu May 22, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fondly remembering soprano BEVERLY SILLS
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

The CD is back in my arms again and thnk you for the copy. And for the copy of her Vienna album. The Victor Herbert and the Vienna album illustrate just what it was that made one treasure "Bubbles" so much. I can't think of anyone else who made us feel the same joy that she felt in singing; she had ...
by Richard Mullany
Thu May 22, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Henry!
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

Best wishes Henry!!
by Richard Mullany
Thu May 22, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Like your first kiss?
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Like your first kiss?

Today I played to cd's of the Berlioz "Te Deum", one by the Bavarian SO and company and the other by Dennis Keene and company. Both are good but decades after my first hearing it by Beecham on a Columbia release I find I still prefer it and it has been many years since I heard it last. Is this pheno...
by Richard Mullany
Sun May 18, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Old radio
Replies: 30
Views: 2462

Auntie Lynn,No but the piece you mention sounds interesting, and the opening monologue from "The Shadow" gave me goosepimples. The theme was "Omphales Spinning Wheel" By Saint Saens. I found an old LP by Mitropoulis and the NYPO and not knowing it by the title was pleased to find it there waiting to...
by Richard Mullany
Sun May 18, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Old radio
Replies: 30
Views: 2462

Auntie Lynn, do you remember the thme music for The Shadow? I spent years trying to find the name of it. It was properly mysterious and stll runs through my mind on occasion. I'll give you a chance to respond and if you don't get it I'll reveal all.
by Richard Mullany
Sun May 18, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Forgotten Conductors
Replies: 77
Views: 6422

I remember Carl Weinrich; his recording of Orgelbuchlein was recorded on an organ in the town of Skannigen(sp), Sweden by Westminster and was one of the best I know of. The organ, the maker of which I do not recall, was all that E. Power Biggs would have wished for, a mechanical tracker. Copious lin...
by Richard Mullany
Sun May 18, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Forgotten Conductors
Replies: 77
Views: 6422

Although he may not have the same aura as most of those on these liists Arthur Fiedler must rank somewhere as having a real impact on the appreciation and sales of good music. His recording of 'Jalousie" was a record in sales. He offered so many records that sold to people who never would have bough...
by Richard Mullany
Fri May 16, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Forgotten Conductors
Replies: 77
Views: 6422

Another legacy of Eugene Goosens is his arrangement of "The Messiah" which was used by Beecham in his notorious RCA set of the fifties. Like many others I have both the original version and Goosens' and love them both.
by Richard Mullany
Fri May 16, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pieces impossible to be heard at a single sitting
Replies: 44
Views: 3617

Another vote for Romeo and Juliet but I'd throw in the "other" one by the other Russian, PT. One loses me a quarter of the way through, the other I bolt as soon as the love theme, or whatever it is that you call it, starts. It has the same effect as an excess of Hershey Bars fuses teeth and jaws.
by Richard Mullany
Fri May 16, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Old radio
Replies: 30
Views: 2462

Hi Wallingford, Ahhh memories. I had a recording of Monteux and the SFSO in Sheherazade. I remember the first time I heard the solo violin motif. That recording is still the best of the lot for me.
by Richard Mullany
Fri May 16, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Old radio
Replies: 30
Views: 2462

We're talking about the one that opens with Mrs. Goldberg saying"Hello, is anybody?" Is that right Corlyss?
And speaking of Corylss do you recall "Meet Corylss Archer", a series involving a precocious girl doing tomboy things.?
by Richard Mullany
Thu May 15, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Old radio
Replies: 30
Views: 2462

Old radio

I was feeling bored. It is 4AM and I have Googled myself into a stupor. But I did find a welcome site; "Old Radio Shows" wherin i ran across a recording of the 25th anniversary of the Voice of Firestone with a few good singers; Rise Stevens, Eleanor Steber, Richard Rounsville(sp?) Leonard Warren and...
by Richard Mullany
Thu May 15, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where did you come from?
Replies: 36
Views: 1993

I bought a computer in mid-2000 and had not a clue as to how to do anything (so what's new?) I did finally learn how to google and ended up in whatever the board was that was part of Amazon. I recall Auntie Lynn, Ted, Ralph, Dennis Spaeth, and of course Mel. I recall a continuing thread with Mark Am...