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by Alberich
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOPer lies
Replies: 59
Views: 7872

Re: GOPer lies

Yawwwnnnnn....
by Alberich
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A scathing indictment...
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: A scathing indictment...

Oh my! - what a horrible country is the United States! If Jimmy C says so, it must be true that we are bad. So dreadful - and, of course, he knows whereof he speaks. It is to laugh.
by Alberich
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FANTASIA 2000
Replies: 31
Views: 3934

Re: FANTASIA 2000

Haven't seen it and am not really interested. The original post showed a real emotional response to the film. Obviously expressing a genuine feeling and with a reasonable question for others. A post meant to engender a meaningful exchange on an interesting topic. John F cannot control himself on th...
by Alberich
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Somehow, my faith in humanity isn't heightened by people risking their lives to save the lives of animals. Which is the theme of quite a few of those pictures. I'm more impressed by people who make sacrifices to help other people in need, especially people they don't know. Surely that's what humani...
by Alberich
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rattle Bruckner 9th Is Here
Replies: 41
Views: 1842

Re: The Rattle Bruckner 9th Is Here

Unlike some guy hearing pastiches that sound vaguely Brucknerian cobbled together from bits and pieces, this work was revelationary to me - a glimpse of what Bruckner was aiming for - what he was facing (spiritually) perhaps - and how well it extended from the first three movements. As Harnoncourt ...
by Alberich
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rattle Bruckner 9th Is Here
Replies: 41
Views: 1842

Re: The Rattle Bruckner 9th Is Here

There's no need to insult the members. You have your opinion, they have theirs, I have mine. Knowledgeable people can and do disagree about this, both here and at the "Unsung Composers" forum you've linked to. What suffices for you may not suffice for others and certainly doesn't for me. Hey - if t...
by Alberich
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rattle Bruckner 9th Is Here
Replies: 41
Views: 1842

Re: The Rattle Bruckner 9th Is Here

For some informed opinions by knowledgeable people who actually have listened (as have I) to the recording, and who have more to say than the above infantile potshots (so predictable) at Rattle, visit: http://www.unsungcomposers.com/forum/index.php/topic,2742.0.html For me, it is sufficient to quote...
by Alberich
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You'll never guess how I caught Rodelinda
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: You'll never guess how I caught Rodelinda

Or half an hour of it, anyway, with apologies in advance to Lenny Goran for the fact that it was not by tuning in at home and giving it my undivided attention at the appointed time. I got a flat tire on the way to church in the town of Warrensburg (where I play the organ for those who do not know)....
by Alberich
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Mexico invaded by moths
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: New Mexico invaded by moths

Those moths must have been sent by the Republicans. Why else would this epitome of the one-track mind bother to post this irrelevant information? :roll:
by Alberich
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Meet-Up ... wonderful!
Replies: 34
Views: 1264

Re: CMG Meet-Up ... wonderful!

Great picture - great bridge - great borough.

(One wonders why people shy away from using "me" when it is correct - and preferring, incorrectly, to use the pronoun "I?")
by Alberich
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Harnoncourt Falls in Love with Porgy
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Harnoncourt Falls in Love with Porgy

"Gershwin was Russian" :?:

He was born in Brooklyn. Why not then call Copland a "Lithuanian?"
by Alberich
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Has Happened to Saul?
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: What Has Happened to Saul?

His profile no longer exists. All his posts seem to have vanished.

Surreptitiously, to be sure - but high time this action was taken.
by Alberich
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our society thrives on embarrassing others It’s time to stop
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Our society thrives on embarrassing others It’s time to stop

The question of the moment - the momentous question - is: Does Saul Chanukah have a job? What does he do with his life - besides flood this site with his monomaniacal screeds? Wouldn't it be interesting to know? Of course, he will respond - as he often does - "none of your business." But I wonder if...
by Alberich
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CMG Summit Meeting Today
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Nice pic - poor grammar.
by Alberich
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barak Plans Attack on Gaza - It's About Damn Time!
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Who, pray tell, is Uzi Mahnaimi ?
by Alberich
Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: "Borat" Litigation Alert!
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

I can imagine the lawyers lining up
to represent and look out for those
poor, put-upon villagers. Do they get
a third of the take - what is the exchange rate for the
lei? About 40 cents - hmmmm....
by Alberich
Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2746

Well, let's hope the Dems and their Ms Pelosi
do a better PR job than they acomplished with the
Murtha fiasco. Pelosi's first at bat was a three-pitch
strikeout. Amateurish, at best.
by Alberich
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Michael Barone article about John Kerry's ...
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Michael Barone article about John Kerry's ...

...inability to shake the 60s. From US News & World Report: Kerry's Words Betray Democrats' Attitudes "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq. " Those two sentences, sp...
by Alberich
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2746

Geeze - there are plenty of right wingers around:

New York Rangers - Jaromir Jagr
New Jersey Devils - Alexei Yashin
Ottawa Senators - Daniel Alfredsson

and so on.
by Alberich
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The "slowness" of CMG - explanation.
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Thanks for the response. It is surprising that people are reading the archived posts. Nevertheless, if this is the case - perhaps you could somehow compress those files on your server? I honestly don't know what I am talking about but it just seems that you're carrying some baggage which might be af...
by Alberich
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The "slowness" of CMG - explanation.
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

What would be the result if you
cleared out all that "archived" stuff
you're carrying on the server? Wouldn't that
speed things up? I can't imagine anyone really
needs those old posts.
by Alberich
Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: THE WIZARD OF OZ
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

What a specious argument is presented by this thread... Who cares what Hollywood did or did not select from Baum's original - or what amplifications were added. How many films are literal translations of the book from which they are taken? Very few. The movie is one of the classics of cinema - why g...
by Alberich
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What Seems Like Fun For Our Troops In Iraq…..
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: What Seems Like Fun For Our Troops In Iraq…..

You’d think that after the photographic evidence that backfired on the participants in the Abu-Grab fiasco our soldiers would get the message that maybe it’s not a good idea to videotape anything that’s not done 100% by the book—And while all the participants here are seemingly “Having Fun” it’s ob...
by Alberich
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Chamber music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg on RCA
Replies: 2
Views: 664

It never ceases to astound me that this man's music has any glimmer of hope residing in it. Besides the horrors that he suffered under the Soviet Regime, what the above post does not mention is that Weinberg's (Vainberg's) entire family was trapped indoors and burned to death by the Nazis. And yet h...
by Alberich
Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Help! can anyone identify this peice of music for me
Replies: 2
Views: 687

The composer is Albert Ketelby.

I believe it is called "In a Monastery Garden."
by Alberich
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Recommendation for SACDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Mr. Wetmore: There are lots of 'em... I would recommend, for a change of pace, the excellent symphonies written by the conductor Felix Weingartner, on the cpo label. I believe all are in SACD format. The music is unique and truly captivating. Weingartner, through these works, has proven to be one of...
by Alberich
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Any composers similar in style to Kalinnikov?
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

In the Kalinnikov First you've come upon
one of the greatest Russian symphonies. Who knows, indeed,
what this composer would have done had he
lived longer. As it is, a miraculous work like this one
emerged from a life of dire poverty and ill-health.

Try Sergei Taneyev - Symphony No.2, especially.
by Alberich
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A Truly Weird Tort Suit
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

Well, that paragraph which appears to get under your skin a bit actually was taken from the prologue to the operetta above-mentioned. They were well ahead of their time and were fond of needling the funny ideas they encountered - including, obviously, the possibility of taking normality to extremes ...
by Alberich
Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Help needed / Looking for Music Title!
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

ch1525 wrote:It isn't even in the same key!! Mozart would be offended too.
Don't think Mozart would have been
offended. After all, he pushed the
eighteenth century envelope and no doubt
Amadeus would have enjoyed the new
application of one of his tunes.

Why not?
by Alberich
Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A Truly Weird Tort Suit
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

There's nothing at all funny about having a loaded gun trained on you by someone proficient in its use, while being threatened with death if you don't kill him, and working your way out of the dilemma with a positive result. Unquestionably such an event can cause post traumatic stress disorder and ...
by Alberich
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A Truly Weird Tort Suit
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

And, guess what? There's always an attorney at the ready to pursue these preposterous actions. Hardly nobody today is deemed responsible for their own lives - any emotional tic and one looks to blame someone else - with the assistance, of course, of the ubiquitous negligence attorney. Gilbert & Sull...
by Alberich
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Bush, Kerry, and respect for the troops
Replies: 39
Views: 3665

You'd first need to define for him and all of us that big word you used. We're in awe of your brilliance, and are honoured that you've condescended to truck with us here. Sure, hyperbole is a useful writing tool - everyone here, including your exalted self, uses it. But, let's see how the oracle res...
by Alberich
Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Bush, Kerry, and respect for the troops
Replies: 39
Views: 3665

Thank God (and the electorate) this man did not win the Presidency. If he had, we'd all be on our prayer rugs a couple of times a day. Chilling. And what exactly do you think we are doing under Bush? Perhaps I did not make myself clear. I meant that, under a Kerry Presidency we'd be speaking Arabic...
by Alberich
Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Bush, Kerry, and respect for the troops
Replies: 39
Views: 3665

Thank God (and the electorate)
this man did not win the
Presidency. If he had, we'd all be on our prayer
rugs a couple of times a day. Chilling.
by Alberich
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: ArkivMusic is expanding its market
Replies: 6
Views: 889

I certainly agree with all the above comments. Arkiv's search abilities are excellent, and I, too, use that site for research - but seem to wind up buying from CD Universe. CDU's search function is OK. I usually use the "advanced search" and 99% of the time come up with what I am looking for. And, a...
by Alberich
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Naxos: A Rheinberger release, kind of a "sleeper."
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Those works are very nice. There is a Hyperion (66883) which does them proud. But, for those who don't know much about Rheinberger's music, the Naxo price will be attractive. If anyone wishes to hear more of this wonderful composer, I would recommend his Symphony in F "Florentine" and his chamber mu...
by Alberich
Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: ArkivMusic is expanding its market
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Arkiv is a fine site -

But CD Universe has much lower prices.

And very good service, too.

Never multiple packages, a la Arkiv.

I would recommend trying
cduniverse.com before ordering from
Arkiv. You will save some bucks.
by Alberich
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Neglected Masterworks of American Composers
Replies: 25
Views: 2359

Alberich: I thought it was clear that the question applied to American composers. If not, I'll make it more clear now. Can anyone think of other works by American composers that are buried in obscurity and ripe for discovery? Pizza: I'll respond despite your rudeness. Nicholas Flagello was born in ...
by Alberich
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Neglected Masterworks of American Composers
Replies: 25
Views: 2359

Many. Too many to describe here.

For one - or for one composer -
Nicholas Flagello. His brooding,
romantic music can be described as "neglected," and, I
believe, "masterworks."
Flagello's three piano concertos and his Symphony 1 are
glorious examples of appealing contemporary
music.
by Alberich
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Win-Win If He Runs
Replies: 27
Views: 2396

Okay. One, who had far more bona fides in 1976 than Obama does now or will have in 08 or 12. Bona fides? Since when do bona fides mean anything? Here is being discussed the possible Presidential campaign of a person who has, what?, two years' experience in national government? Two years? And he is ...
by Alberich
Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Firearms and the NBA
Replies: 23
Views: 1835

Back to the original topic - The passing of Red Auerbach, juxtaposed with this (ridiculous) discussion, causes one to realize how far this league has fallen in quality and fan appeal. In Auerbach's days it was a beautifully-conceived team game, populated with informed, educated, well-spoken players ...
by Alberich
Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Best Recording for tchaikovsky sympony
Replies: 17
Views: 7379

Yes - it's an amazing difference in timings.
For me, the structure of the finale doesn't hold and it
falls apart at such extreme tempos. It loses me somewhere
along the way. But it sure
is interesting to hear.
by Alberich
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Greatest Austro-Germanic composer of High-Late Romanticism?
Replies: 113
Views: 8960

Re: Greatest Austro-Germanic composer of High-Late Romantici

popagano wrote:I'm curious who you think the greastest Austro-Germanic composer is of the High-Late Romantic Period.

(I personally would say Gustav Mahler, but he can be very depressing to listen to, and you might need a brake from him once in a while.)
Yes, true - Mahler was into hydraulics.
by Alberich
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What happened to Good Music Guide forum?
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

jbuck919 wrote:[
All the nightmares over there have already been banned here, sometimes more than once.
You can say that again...
by Alberich
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Best Recording for tchaikovsky sympony
Replies: 17
Views: 7379

Agree on the Mravinsky set of 4,5,6 as first choice. However, and off the subject a bit - what comments do we have about the Bernstein/NYPO Tchaikovsky 6th on DGG. The late (1980s) performance - one which Maestro Bernstein stretched the Pathetique to almost an hour's time. The last movement is almos...
by Alberich
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What happened to Good Music Guide forum?
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

What happened to Good Music Guide forum?

Unable to raise this website
for two days now. Anyone
experiencing the same?
Have they played a final note
or perhaps simply server probs?