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by IcedNote
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 28963

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Great meeting you all (and seeing a couple of you again)! Really enjoyed it.

-G
by IcedNote
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 28963

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

See you all in a couple hours! And thanks for picking a place 0.3 miles from my place. :D

-G
by IcedNote
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 28963

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Looking forward to it! Especially if Chalkie shows up. :D

-G
by IcedNote
Tue May 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 28963

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

All of that is fine, so count me in.

And Maestro, July 18 is a Wednesday. :)

-G
by IcedNote
Mon May 21, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 28963

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

I should be able to make it for a weekday lunch -- probably just won't have the luxury of staying for the whole thing.

-G
by IcedNote
Wed May 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 112
Views: 28963

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

I'd be game! I live just a few blocks from Lincoln Center, so anywhere is just fine with me. Doubt I'll attend a performance (still need a break from that stuff!), but lunch or dinner works.

-G
by IcedNote
Fri May 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical claims to fame
Replies: 24
Views: 3373

Re: Musical claims to fame

Haha, yes yes...definitely for the pianist. Best seat in the house. 👍 And yeah, Hilary surprised the hell out of me. She looked right at me and smiled, slightly mischievous. It was a great moment. 😍

-G
by IcedNote
Thu May 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical claims to fame
Replies: 24
Views: 3373

Re: Musical claims to fame

Does page-turning for recitals by the likes of Yo Yo Ma, Perlman, Hahn, etc. count? :mrgreen: Hilary actually thanked me by name to the audience during the second half. :D And I forgot to bring out Perlman's music for the second half of his concert. I quickly went backstage to get it, came back out,...
by IcedNote
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 68
Views: 13266

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

Garrett, it might be productive if you would clue us in as to what talent goes into a hip-hop track, and Kendrick Lamar's tracks in particular. I'm not trying to dispute you, I just think there are some people here, myself included, who might benefit from an explanation of just what it is that has ...
by IcedNote
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 68
Views: 13266

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

Why does it signify, compared with the example I gave? . . . It's so obvious that I shouldn't have to say it again. If I read him right, what's bothering IcedNote, and me, is the dismissive tone about rap adopted by some here. Yeah, you're reading me right. Maybe I'm bringing the baggage of other s...
by IcedNote
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 68
Views: 13266

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

Boy, is this thread depressing.... :roll: I think one of the roots of the problem is that people just can't grasp the immense amount of skill, talent, and dedication required to produce a successful hip hop track. "Oh, c'mon, that sounds so easy to do!" Well, consider that Kendrick is simply so tale...
by IcedNote
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 68
Views: 13266

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

My buddy said it well elsewhere: New Music People: This modernist piece sounds like noise to you because you need to educate yourself in the specific vocabulary of this type of music. Also New Music People: I don't really listen to hip hop, but I listened to Kendrick Lamar and I'm not hearing anythi...
by IcedNote
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 68
Views: 13266

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

Modernistfan wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Does this work have any lasting value? I doubt it
People are going to be playing Kendrick's music for a long, long time. Sorry that they're not your people. :roll:

-G
by IcedNote
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New album released with a piece of mine -- listen!
Replies: 3
Views: 840

New album released with a piece of mine -- listen!

Well, even though I've stepped away from composing, I still have a few irons left in the fire. Here's the latest! This is my penultimate piece -- "Four Hypnoses (after Skip James)" for Duo Tandem (London/Chicago). They asked me to write a piece that responds to the music of Delta Blues legend Skip J...
by IcedNote
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brad Mehldau: After Bach
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Brad Mehldau: After Bach

He's performing selections live in Paris right now:

https://live.philharmoniedeparis.fr/con ... -bach.html

-G
by IcedNote
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical Structure as part of the listening/appreciation paradigm
Replies: 25
Views: 3579

Re: Musical Structure as part of the listening/appreciation paradigm

It no longer surprises me, but it used to, that so many people like or dislike a piece of music when, from what they say about it, they haven't really listened to it at all, not attentively enough to hear what's going on in it. Maybe that's part of music's appeal, that it can get to the inattentive...
by IcedNote
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Fires Levine
Replies: 43
Views: 8206

Re: Met Fires Levine

What a ___________. :roll: :roll: :roll: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-james-levine.html James Levine, Fired Over Abuse Allegations, Sues the Met Opera The conductor James Levine sued the Metropolitan Opera for breach of contract and defamation on Thursday, three d...
by IcedNote
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ivan Davis RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Ivan Davis RIP

Ah, that's too bad. I spoke with him a few times when I was a student at UM. Nice fellow, and very gifted pianist.

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brad Mehldau: After Bach
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Brad Mehldau: After Bach

Nice! Don't know the James album -- is this it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0T4SaISYY



-G
by IcedNote
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brad Mehldau: After Bach
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Brad Mehldau: After Bach

So the superb jazz pianist Brad Mehldau just released a new solo album, "After Bach." The album comprises the pianist/composer's recordings of four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an “After Bach” piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. A...
by IcedNote
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best Buy and Target bail on CD audio
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Best Buy and Target bail on CD audio

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Nothing will "replace" the CD for classical music consumers, who have golden ears and demand the ultimate in sound quality that's provided by CDs. Careful, good sir! Digital downloads can/do/will-continue-to match and, indeed, surpass CD audio quality. It'...
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone know this composer and/or work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Anyone know this composer and/or work?

He is a god in the choral world. Like....untouchable. His influence on the modern choral sound is incalculable.

-G
by IcedNote
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:24 pm
John this surprises me--we never had a problem with the wines offered-aamof the wine prices were fairly priced and satisfied us-at restaurants we shy away from the pricier wines. Regards, Len
Len, you're a wine guy!? That's that -- we'll be meeting at a wine bar. 8)

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

John F wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:13 pm

Every Monday from 4:30 to about 8pm, except when the library is closed for a holiday, and every Friday from 3:30 to 6pm.
Ah, great! It'll be easy to catch you in a couple of weeks after I move.

-G
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Wow that's wonderful-we'll be back in NYC in March and April and maybe we could link up sometime. In Feb we're heading down to Florida-we've had enough of this winter for awhile-here's how our garden looked 2 days ago. Regards, Len :( Yikes! Yeah, the latest snow storm wasn't much fun. But it's bea...
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Good for you! If you come to the performing arts library at Lincoln Center tomorrow after 3:30, next to the Met, you'll find me at the Welcome Desk just inside the main entrance - and you'll also find remarkable exhibitions about Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, and recorded sound preservation ...
by IcedNote
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Alright, just got an apartment within walking distance to Lincoln Center, etc.! Let me know if any of y'all want to grab a pre-show drink or something. :D

-G
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Verizon cell service - lots of problems!
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Verizon cell service - lots of problems!

I've had Verizon as my cell carrier for years. Never a problem when I lived in CA. However, during these first few weeks in NYC, I've noticed that I'm often only getting one bar of service, especially in my office building (no bueno). I'd actually been warned that Verizon isn't very good in NYC, and...
by IcedNote
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Haha, yeah. Thankfully (?) I grew up in Detroit and the rest of my family now lives in Chicago, so I at least know what to expect. But that doesn't mean I need to like them! :P

-G
by IcedNote
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Thanks, y'all. I'm itching to get there and to get the proverbial ball rollin'. And I can hardly imagine a better next step for my life/relationship/career/etc. Feeling like the stars aligned a bit. :D

Now...about these winters...I already miss California. :cry: :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Well, it's finally happened! I'm the new Associate Director of Annual Fund Programs at Columbia University! Woohoo! Still working out a start date, but it's possible that I'll be moving to NYC this month. Looking forward to the next meetup. 8)

-G
by IcedNote
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 14769

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

I have to admit that it's much more difficult for me to make allowances for Levine than it is for, say, Wagner or Karajan. I wonder if this is strictly because he's contemporaneous...or if there's something else going on in my head. Have to think more about it...but I can't imagine I'm the only one....
by IcedNote
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 14769

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

JohnF wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:58 pm
I have to wonder why the alleged victim waited some thirty years before bringing this to the attention of the Illinois police, and why he finally did so last year.
A victim of sexual abuse as a child? By a powerful man? It's a miracle he came forward at all.

-G
by IcedNote
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 14769

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

The Met admits they knew about it last year and chose to do nothing until the media picked it up. Met officials acknowledged they had been aware of the police report since last year, but said that Mr. Levine had denied the accusation and that they had heard nothing further from the police. They deci...
by IcedNote
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 14769

Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

I've heard these rumors for a long, long time. Glad to see the truth is finally coming to light. https://nypost.com/2017/12/02/legendary-opera-conductor-molested-teen-for-years-police-report/ Legendary Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine molested an Illinois teenager from the time he was 15 ye...
by IcedNote
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michael Tilson Thomas Will Leave San Francisco Symphony
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

Re: Michael Tilson Thomas Will Leave San Francisco Symphony

I'm very curious to see how the SFS will shape itself moving forward. I'd heard he was stepping down months ago, and there's a *lot* of upheaval within the symphony's staff. Hope they right the ship quickly.

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A wonderful discovery
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: A wonderful discovery

I've always loved his piano pieces and chamber music. And for a time in undergrad he was my favorite composer. :D There's just something so....delightful about his pieces, if not always profound. Long live Felix!

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 4047

Re: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll

Also, for what it's worth, I worked at Oakland Symphony when we did a *very* similar survey, and our results were virtually identical to those listed above.

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 4047

Re: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll

The future of classical music will be fine'n'dandy until uber-wealthy old people stop giving millions and millions of dollars to our orchestras, opera companies, etc. THEY are the ones who truly matter. Think a problem for your local orchestra is that it can't sell enough tickets? Pffft....insignifi...
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Even if you work in Manhattan, you don't need to live there. I've lived in Brooklyn for 45 years and always relied on the subway to get me to work. Mostly it's been no problem. Yeah, from what I understand, Brooklyn and Queens have some convenient locations, so we'll look into them. The ladyfriend ...
by IcedNote
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Congratulations-can you weed-tell the difference between a weed and a valuable plant! :lol: Seriously how wonderful-any idea what part of NYC you're moving to. Best wishes! Regards, Len :D Yeah, 98% certain going to end up in Manhattan. Almost all nonprofits are based there, and my ladyfriend is an...
by IcedNote
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 7936

Moving to NYC...!

Well, big changes happening out here! Not only have I quit composing this year, but I've also decided to quit my job and move to NYC. I've been itching to do something drastic for a while now, and everything came together for me to get a fresh start. I mean...how often does that opportunity actually...
by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glorious pieces of music
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Re: Glorious pieces of music

by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glorious pieces of music
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Re: Glorious pieces of music



That performance specifically.

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"
Replies: 22
Views: 5216

Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"

https://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21724792-his-first-solo-recording-decade-shows-how-his-playing-has-matured-evgeny-kissin EVGENY KISSIN has written an autobiography. He has also married a childhood friend and is about to release his first recording for a decade. A European tour will fil...
by IcedNote
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Music Library access (130,000+ CDs) free with IMSLP $22/yr subscription
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Naxos Music Library access (130,000+ CDs) free with IMSLP $22/yr subscription

Yeah, I signed up for this last year...and haven't logged in once to do any listening. :lol: Mainly did it to support IMSLP since it's such a fantastic resource.

-G
by IcedNote
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guitar Foundation of America Competition: Live Streaming
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Guitar Foundation of America Competition: Live Streaming

In case you want to hear some of the world's best guitarists, you can watch all the rounds streamed live at the Guitar Foundation of American's Facebook page. This is a major, major competition in the classical guitar world. Right now it's the preliminaries, Day 2. https://www.facebook.com/guitarfou...
by IcedNote
Tue May 30, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steven Isserlis, cello: Complete RCA Recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Re: Steven Isserlis, cello: Complete RCA Recordings

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra brought him in for a concert while I worked there, and his take on the CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A was absolutely spellbinding. One of my favorite memories from working there.

-G