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by Belle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonalds Change
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Mcdonalds Change

We were on our way up to poughkeepsie and wanted to stop at a garden first-we needed a quick lunch stop and went to Mcdonalds-now they cook the hamburger after you order it-took quite a bit longer than it used to take-the coffee was starting to get cold-otoh the hamburger seemed to taste a little b...
by Belle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bye Bye Radio Belgium
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Bye Bye Radio Belgium

I wouldn't touch Facebook with a barge pole.
by Belle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Sounds like you've got excellent things happening there with your students. I've done storyboarding with my students and they seem to enjoy that and learn to understand how film is constructed. Mine you, I have no experience in the digital media with cinema and have no idea how they're put together....
by Belle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le toit
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le toit

The Beef on the Roof! Perhaps my most favourite piece by Milhaud along with Scaramouche . Many great recordings of these works, too. Le Boeuf was also transcribed for piano, four-hands. You can hear Milhaud himself conduct the piece on at least a couple of recordings: EMI 54604; Vox 2-CD set 5109. ...
by Belle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Of course if the film club had some faculty guidance and instead of the Harry Potter and Terminator movies the kids watched Bergman . . . . But that might kill the club. But one showing of "Persona" or "Cries and Whispers" and the kids would probably stop coming. Clubs like ours are led by freethin...
by Belle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le toit
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le toit

I just love this fun piece by Milhaud:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1X_Ucj6Guc
by Belle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security

The computer is becoming more difficult to use rather than easier, in my experience. As a teacher (I retired over 10 years ago) I soon realized that many of the students in the middle to bottom rungs of the educational ladder would become overwhelmed by the technology and would remain limited to a f...
by Belle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"

JohnF, when Pavarotti was once asked who his favourite singer was he nominated Gigli!! I have that recording of Jussi Björling with Merrill. All these singers seem to use more vibrato than their modern counterparts. Or am I hearing things?
by Belle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Nicolai Gedda and Ernest Blanc , 1960 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbAKWOemzjg
Very moving!!
by Belle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

Thanks for these links/recommendations; I'll explore them this weekend through by Bluetooth device.
by Belle
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Good god; it's hideous. You must be standing guard each day with your savage dog at the ready! :lol:
by Belle
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"

I still find it upsetting to watch Dmitri as it's only comparatively recently that this wonderful artist left us:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2MwnHpLV48

Which is your favourite combination for this duet?
by Belle
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

I must say I'm impressed by your knowledge of these lesser-known composers. Haven't heard of any of them myself!
by Belle
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

What ARE they? Perhaps you should get a cat!!!
by Belle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Whatever floats your boat, as they say in Australia. Or, in your case, grows your flowers!! Belle right now my boat--the USA--is sinking. :( And I'm sure doing a better job of weeding my garden then Trump is doing with his so-called weeding the swamp-just ask Ivanka, Jared and Pruitt! Regards, Len ...
by Belle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin from his hospital bed
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Leonard Slatkin from his hospital bed

A fine pedagogue. I would not have had the imagination to answer that way, I would just have talked about musical notation (and probably made the comparison with letters). She would have had an answer but no chance of being inspired. That's why I am not a great teacher. It's a gift, isn't it; being...
by Belle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Belle wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:20 pm
I thought that moniker more suitable to the preaching Barrack Obama.
Belle if only he could have run for a third term-the best we've had in 50 years. Regards, Len :D
Whatever floats your boat, as they say in Australia. Or, in your case, grows your flowers!!
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

"Hectoring" is precisely how I'd describe the modern left too. On that we agree. Recently I watched one hour interview with the excellent Dr. Thomas Sowell; for " The Rubin Report ". It would be worth watching this and to hear Dr. Sowell's response to Dave's question about why this man - born into p...
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

You generalize in an accusatory tone about an entire group, then ask for a break when your statement is challenged. Now that IS priceless!! Take a look back at lots of your other posts, including those on Pope Francis. You might be interested in this, though: https://www.wsj.com/articles/climate-ch...
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Puts moralizing aside in favour of sanctimony, as the modern Left does so well. Sanctimony? A clear case here of the pot holding the kettle up to ridicule. Give me an absolute break!! A bit of honesty, if you please. https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11027 Some can afford to duck and weave endlessly...
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3876
Views: 385466

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

I've always found it interesting how often very important Soviet composers also wrote for film. Do you suppose they were expected to do this by the state for films which had propagandistic value?
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Liberalism is not a "utopian theory." It's not really a theory at all. It is a way of thinking and behaving . . . . I agree. Liberal and conservative thinking and behavior is at its best when it puts moralizing aside and gets down to cases. Here the notable "New-Deal liberal" (her words) and politi...
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Liberalism is not a "utopian theory." It's not really a theory at all. It is a way of thinking and behaving based on respect for the well-being and feelings of others in contradiction to what passes for conservatism in America today, and it is certainly not "wreaking devastation in Western countrie...
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

John F wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:34 am
Herr Doktor Peterson? Or if he earned two doctorates, Herr Doktor Doktor Peterson?
Professor Dr. Peterson and his MANY other qualifications including, but not limited to, advising the UN would be more appropriate.
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:29 am
Belle wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:01 am
Annoyingly, Dr. Peterson is still being referred to as Mr. Peterson. Some manners from the mainstream media, if you please!!
How about The Reverend Dr. Peterson? :roll:
I thought that moniker more suitable to the preaching Barrack Obama.
by Belle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Annoyingly, Dr. Peterson is still being referred to as Mr. Peterson. Some manners from the mainstream media, if you please!! His qualifications are discussed in the first minutes of this discussion program. (And you can tell what a bad person he is by the looks on the faces of young people at 1:55:3...
by Belle
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

Have you read Moore's autobiography, "Am I too Loud?". I haven't.

Gradually checking out the Furtwängler recordings and John F's suggestions about Schnittke. Slowly.
by Belle
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The making of Amadeus
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: The making of Amadeus

I've been turned into an invalid for the last 8 days with appalling back problems and 8 our of 10 pain levels. Belle sorry to hear this-was there a specific cause like working in the garden-feel better soon-I know only too well what back problems feel like. Regards, Len You're such a kind and thoug...
by Belle
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

Thanks, John F, for that comprehensive take on HIP and all its implications. I read Harnoncourt's books in the 1980s when I first became interested in this and, as I've said, I do prefer many performances now on instruments of the period. Some of them aren't so good also; unstable intonation, excess...
by Belle
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein at 100
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: Bernstein at 100

This radio broadcast (available soon) should be interesting:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5wk03
by Belle
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Intellectual Dark Web
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: The Intellectual Dark Web

Really interesting radio interview about the IDW, though the interviewer is something of a stooge unable to think outside the square: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b60wnq As Professor Niall Ferguson said recently, "the price for speaking out against 'woke progressives' is reputational destructi...
by Belle
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

I know next to little about historic recordings and performances but have to disagree about HIP. Some of those performances have been a revelation to me compared to most conventional performances post 1960s. But I have Arthur Schoonderwoerd playing Beethoven 5 Piano concertos with virtually a chambe...
by Belle
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

I agree about the importance of good audio. The Densen CD player is superb for picking up finer detail. When I bought it I compared the model below with the same speakers I've got (Bowers and Wilkins *CM10S2) the detail was much finer on the model I chose. But it's temperamental and often stops mids...
by Belle
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The making of Amadeus
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: The making of Amadeus

Thanks, but I don't see a U-Tube play signal here. I'll watch it today as I've been turned into an invalid for the last 8 days with appalling back problems and 8 our of 10 pain levels.

Having just checked out the film I see that I have watched it before.
by Belle
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

Agree, some of the earliest CDs, especially from RCA I thought were on the harsh and too brilliant side. I find this true even today especially with CDs remastered by Berliner in Germany for DGG. However, that's why we have tone controls and we can eliminate some of that harshness to our individual...
by Belle
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The making of Amadeus
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: The making of Amadeus

I couldn't find a link here.
by Belle
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

In fact, CDs arrived in Australia the very month and year my fourth child (a daughter) was born. March, 1983. Some of those early digital CDs - well, up to years later really - were harsh in quality and they sit on my music shelf largely unplayed these days because the sound quality just isn't up to...
by Belle
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

Salonen probably doesn't know about this - why should he? - but the Boston Pops concerts have featured the serving of beer while the performance is going on. In the old days when Arthur Fiedler was the conductor, and continuing (somewhat reduced) under John Williams, much of the Pops programming wa...
by Belle
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

My father had the morality quote right; society is arranged in groupings/dominance hierarchies that go from top to bottom - not in a straight line moving sideways. That last is wishful thinking!! One person's wishful thinking is another person's idealism. I'll try to break this to you gently—egalit...
by Belle
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

I just refer you to my comments on another thread; "the morality of society runs vertically through all the classes and not just horizontally through one." It was one of my late father's more perceptive observations...I guess that's how he landed near the top This saying appears to have it backward...
by Belle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

As I recall, it was PSONY orchestral musicians who took full advantage of Mitropoulos, a nice guy they could prey upon. I don't know anything about it at all! I just refer you to my comments on another thread; "the morality of society runs vertically through all the classes and not just horizontall...
by Belle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

I was thinking more about the perspectives of the orchestral musicians, not other conductors. I'm not sure they're looking for saints, exactly. They're usually dead people, aren't they?
by Belle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

Welser-Möst was appointed music director of the Vienna State Opera in 2010 and left that post (i.e. he was not dismissed) after four years because of "irreconcilable differences of opinion" over artistic matters, presumably with artistic director Dominique Meyer. What those differences were hasn't ...
by Belle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

No wonder this conductor has fallen foul of everybody in Vienna!! And, of course, he was criticized during his earlier tenure in Cleveland by a well known music critic in that city (name forgotten). I remember his name being bandied about at the time. All I can tell you is that sexist and ageist com...
by Belle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Famous Australian playwright uses daughters for sex
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Famous Australian playwright uses daughters for sex

This shocking story appears in today's "Australian" newspaper. I was working in television in those days and I knew some of the people referred to as complicit in these events; it doesn't surprise me because some of them were vile human beings everybody fawned over!! Many of them were outright scum ...
by Belle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror

This is just terribly sad. All too common for seemingly successful people to suicide. I don't understand it at all. We've watched and enjoyed his programs.
by Belle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is it exciting for you to receive CD packages?
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: Is it exciting for you to receive CD packages?

Thank you John and Lance; I'll investigate your comments and links on this long weekend - which is dull and overcast at this time.
by Belle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

And you get the death stare if you do, wear or say anything untoward. I sure do know what that feels like in Severance Hall, the stares and comments usually being directed at what is regarded as my unsuitable attire. Of course, the glaring blue-hairs are only good for the Haydn on the first course ...
by Belle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

It's just that they don't need to be patronized into being able to buy a coffee during a concert in order to be able to appreciate it. Belle at the HD Met opera performances we see at the Rockaway Mall in NJ the chairs are comfortable and most of the time the theater is not completely full-we arriv...