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by Rach3
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Far-right MAGAnderthals are weaponizing Christianity
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Far-right MAGAnderthals are weaponizing Christianity

Good warning. From Axios today: " President Trump didn't have to punish his critics in Congress — his allies back in the states instantly and eagerly did the dirty work. Why it matters: * Virtually every Republican who supported impeachment was censured back home, or threatened with a primary challe...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527032

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

The Naxos 2-cd set of Korngold's "Die Tote Stadt" arrived today, my first hearing.The cd is a Swedish Opera live production in 1996.My used copy from an Amazon seller is in great condition, complete with booklet, and I could not turn down the price: $2 cd,$4 s&h,total $6. Sound is a little distant a...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GO VANCE GO!
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: GO VANCE GO!

maestrob wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:13 am
The thing is, I don't know if this applies to a case where the IRS can prove fraud.
Some answers, perhaps:

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail ... 9896261788

Bottom line: Trump is in trouble.
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GO VANCE GO!
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: GO VANCE GO!

The thing is, I don't know if this applies to a case where the IRS can prove fraud. I don’t know, but I believe if IRS started its audit within 6 years of any particular return ( eg.a 2010 return due in 2011 could be audited until 2017), they are ok, the 10 year limitation applying only after IRS w...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This 105-Year-Old Beat Covid. She Credits Gin-Soaked Raisins.
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: This 105-Year-Old Beat Covid. She Credits Gin-Soaked Raisins.

barney wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 pm
I heartly endorse the gin-soaked raisins plan, except I omit the raisins. :D
LOL!!
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 4746

Re: TrumpReich in action

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 pm
”TDS? Our fam’ly yuse to call it Doo-doo Economicz. Now it goes by jest plain ol’ Wonder Woman White Bread.”[/b][/size]
LOL !!
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 4746

Re: TrumpReich in action

...America the beautiful. IF interested, more on Justice Thomas’ dissent in the PA case, Sen.Lee on the Trump election suits: https://www.yahoo.com/news/dissent-justice-thomas-election-case-223407739.html https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/11/23/21591535/donald-trump-election-legal-challenge-pennsyl...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who knew pillows were dangerous to the Country ?!
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Pillow fight

Excerpt from NYT 2/23 re: Dominion lawsuit against My Pillow: " ...The complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and also named MyPillow, alleged that Mr. Lindell “exploited” false claims about election fraud to support his company’s sales... “Lindell — a tal...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne plays live Beethoven's Opa.110,111 Sonatas
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Pianist Steven Osborne plays live Beethoven's Opa.110,111 Sonatas

In Glasgow, Scotland, March,2020.A pianist I follow, with a catholic repertoire. A natural , warm-toned inevitability to much of his playing here , the final mov. of Op.110 luminous and majestic , a heart-rending transition into the middle andante, then a well-paced inspiring conclusion. How to play...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?

Fww, Solomon plays the Chopin "Berceuse" and first 17 variations ( rest not at YT, unfortunately) of Brahms' Handel Variations, from the APR cd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O8rbQ6Hi2M (Chopin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3SViy7zY2Y&t=40s (Brahms)
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 4746

Re: TrumpReich in action

GOP.Sen. and wacko Trumpist Utah’s Mike Lee spent the weekend doing a big GOP fund raiser in Florida at Mar-A-Lago for his 2022 Senate campaign, $10600 per couple, per MSNBC. AOC and Beto were raising over $5M for distraught Texans and both personally there. SCOTUS Justice Thomas was unfit, intellec...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ted Cruz lashes out at critics of his Cancun getaway & lame gaffes afterwards
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Ted Cruz lashes out at critics of his Cancun getaway & lame gaffes afterwards

Unlike Australia, the American public seems barely if at all capable of reasonable thought these days, except when threatened with the extinction of democracy itself. I would except from your except 95% of the GOP and most of the 72M who voted for Trump even in 2020.For those, democracy is Trumpism...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scrapped Plans for London Concert Hall Sour Mood for U.K. Musicians
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Scrapped Plans for London Concert Hall Sour Mood for U.K. Musicians

When, if ever, will we return to normal? Brian Sue and I talk about this constantly. Regards, Len From WAPO newsletter tonight: "When will daily life resume? When will it be safe to hug or party or sing karaoke or do X thing, like normal? No one knows. Uncertainty is perhaps the only thing U.S. pub...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?

maestrob wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:41 pm

Don't have that, but will seek it out.
The APR also has his notable Chopin “Berceuse.”
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SCOTUS Conference tomorrow - Danger
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: SCOTUS Conference tomorrow - Danger

Thanks for the update, Steve. Please keep us informed, as you seem to be the only one here able to navigate and interpret the SCOTUS website. It appears SCOTUS today dismissed all the GOP challenges before SCOTUS to the 10000 segregated Pennsylvania ballots,and any other challenges to the PA electi...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bloom off the Texas rose ?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Bloom off the Texas rose ?

NYT today, 2/22 , on the myopia, failure of Texas’ conservatives: "Texas can be the future." You can make a case that the U.S. state with the brightest long-term economic future is Texas. It’s a more affordable place to live than much of the Northeast or West Coast and still has powerful ways to dra...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evangelical Christian prophets proclaim the Resurrection . . . of the Donald
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Evangelical Christian prophets proclaim the Resurrection . . . of the Donald

Not only the prophets, but also the fascist GOP: Axios today, 2/22: In his first post-presidential appearance, Donald Trump plans to send the message next weekend that he is Republicans' "presumptive 2024 nominee" with a vise grip on the party's base, top Trump allies tell me. A longtime adviser cal...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist

After listening to Lamond and then Cziffra I've changed my mind and now think that Grinberg played glissandi. Your first impression may have been correct.She does sound a bit more like Cziffra and Lamond, even though quicker, smoother than either, and bit more more distinct than some like Kissin,Mo...
by Rach3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?

The reviewer has apparently not heard Solomon’s rightly celebrated recording of the Brahms Handel Variations, mine the APR cd of his HMV recordings, one of the great readings of the work, which leads me to question the reviewer’s opinions, even though limited to LbV.
by Rach3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sokolov Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Sokolov Interview

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:19 pm
Same here, more often disagree, but can recommend his live Prokofiev 7th Sonata at YT, especially the darkened last mov. “Precipitato”.
Forgot the link. Here is Sokolov's "Precipitato". Must-see TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwji3k0v_AM
by Rach3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist

I'd be interested to know if you thought she actually played the double octaves at the end of the Waldstein or used the thumb for glissandi. I think you are correct that she actually played them. Here is Frederick Lamond in 1930 actually playing them as far as I can tell: https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1270
Views: 926795

Re: What I listened to today

Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt's "Don Juan " Fantasy , live video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE9g8pW6vGM
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist

I listened to her "Moonlight" and "Waldstein" here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq7lxeZY2BU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QuAL37Mxs4

Remarkable. Individual ideas and playing.Reminds me a bit of Ansel Adams' b&w photographs.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How to live to 111
Replies: 3
Views: 78

How to live to 111

Wine, beer, good food, and German.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/ ... 60-vpx.cnn

Many of you have at least 3 of the requirements.Maybe get to 95.

Think I’ll have another glass now.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony

barney wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:16 pm
... But lying and toadying are skills universally appreciated by employers. :D
Bingo ! The epithet for our times, but not for the times when America or Australia were founded.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ted Cruz lashes out at critics of his Cancun getaway & lame gaffes afterwards
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Ted Cruz lashes out at critics of his Cancun getaway & lame gaffes afterwards

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:40 pm
Ted’s presidential hopes have flown off to Cancun.

“Montezuma’s revenge” deja vu.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sokolov Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Sokolov Interview

maestrob wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:30 am
Still, Sokolov can make incredible music, although I don't always agree with him...
Same here, more often disagree, but can recommend his live Prokofiev 7th Sonata at YT, especially the darkened last mov. “Precipitato”.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony

Bottom line : When you have committed to a big mortgage, car payments, private school tuition, it's hard to be principled, especially if getting a bit long in the tooth or have a skill set for DC - type work that is not easily transferrable.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist

As a fan of Russian pianists from that era I sampled Grinberg's LvB complete PS collection. To be blunt, I was underwhelmed but then again I was only sampling and maybe this will require a relistening from me. The only Grinberg recordings I have are a 320kbps mp3 of her LvB "Hammerklavier", and 4 S...
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glenn Gould Columbia Edition
Replies: 26
Views: 1832

Re: Glenn Gould Columbia Edition

Playing through the entire Glenn Gould collection is a bit like Forrest Gump's comment on a box of chocolate, "you never know what you're going to get". I began recording my responses after CD #45 and this was a few years ago now. The following had three stars out of three.... 68 - R. Strauss, Sona...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evangelical Christian prophets proclaim the Resurrection . . . of the Donald
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Evangelical Christian prophets proclaim the Resurrection . . . of the Donald

Surely God will not permit the resurrection of someone who eats like this: https://www.yahoo.com/news/washington-restaurant-staff-spill-secrets-230315270.html FritoLays chips ?! Well-done steak ( which I understand he smothers in ketchup )?! Fortunately,he does not drink as would be a waste of good,...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527032

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

Modest Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition has fascinated me since I first heard the Ravel orchestral version in a recording by Fritz Reiner as a young lad. I have a Vox Turnabout lp ( poor sound ) of Alfred Brendel playing "Pictures" recorded in the early '50's.The lp also has him playing " Is...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1270
Views: 926795

Re: What I listened to today

The Chausson Op.21 Concert again, love the work. From BBC Radio 3: " The Calidore String Quartet conclude their Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend series of recitals at St Marys', Tetbury, with a work by the Pulitzer Prize winning American, Caroline Shaw. They're then joined by two more former Radio 3 New ...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: OT We Get Lucky On Covid Vaccine
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: OT We Get Lucky On Covid Vaccine

We got our first Moderna last week, final one to be March 12. The trick will be to see if there is adequate supply and /or further weather delays in shipments and/or further manufacturing glitches.The Moderna is to be given 28 days apart.Some experts say 6 weeks ok if absolutely necessary ; beyond t...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chic Corea,Friedrich Gulda play Mozart K.365
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Chic Corea,Friedrich Gulda play Mozart K.365

I have that Jarrett recording of the DSCH Op.87, and enjoy it greatly.No jazz influences to my ear. . I do wish both Richter and Gilels had recorded more of them, though. Even the composer himself never recorded a complete set. Richter in "Notebooks": " I've played lots of his works...and sixteen o...
by Rach3
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 4746

Re: TrumpReich in action

Per CNN today: Six US Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay, and 29 others have been placed under investigation, for their actions in the January 6 riot, a department spokesman said Thursday. "Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior...
by Rach3
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In

I'm happy that FB has dropped all news content because the day I rely on social media for my news is the day I start believing in unicorns... Well said. I was on FB many,many years ago , shortly after they first started, but became concerned over privacy issues, use of my data, left never to return.
by Rach3
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor discusses his new Liszt Sonata cd
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor discusses his new Liszt Sonata cd

Back to the Trifonov observation - how did he do it? It reminds me of the device that Schumann built to improve his technique (and did the opposite). I'm sure Trifonov has a much better option. Apparently up to his shoulders in the swimming pool, and on his back at the keyboard. Here at about 7:00 ...
by Rach3
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chic Corea,Friedrich Gulda play Mozart K.365
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Chic Corea,Friedrich Gulda play Mozart K.365

Jarrett recorded Shostakovich also (as well as Bach and Bartok), as pictured below: I have that Jarrett recording of the DSCH Op.87, and enjoy it greatly.No jazz influences to my ear. In fact, some critics felt Jarret too reserved, not dramatic or emotional or " Russian" enough. I also have Gilels ...
by Rach3
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cruz'in with Ted -TrumpReich in action
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Cruz'in with Ted -TrumpReich in action

NO laughing matter, but Trevor Noah makes a point he should have made somberly about Texas:

Per CNN:

“They don’t have snow shovels out there. Their best bet is to grab their AR-15s and shoot each snowflake before it lands: ‘Go back to Canada where you belong!’” Noah joked on Tuesday."
by Rach3
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cruz'in with Ted -TrumpReich in action
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Cruz'in with Ted -TrumpReich in action

WAPO Feb. 18, 2021 at 3:43 p.m. CST Sen. Ted Cruz confirmed Thursday that he traveled to Cancun, Mexico, as millions of Texas residents were without power and safe drinking water amid freezing temperatures that have left at least 21 people dead in the southern United States. In a statement, the Texa...
by Rach3
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poppin' up with DeSantis-TrumpReich in action
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Poppin' up with DeSantis-TrumpReich in action

Per CNN today: As the vaccination process continues in an attempt to blunt some of this suffering, Florida lawmakers on both sides of the aisle castigated Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis's launch of a “pop-up” vaccination clinic in an affluent, mostly White part of Manatee County. The governor refused ...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor discusses his new Liszt Sonata cd
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor discusses his new Liszt Sonata cd

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:29 am
Completely agree. I have been following him for several years, and was able to attend one live concert where he played the S-S PC #2 and a Dohnanyi Etude as encore.
Here is that Dohnanyi Etude played live by Cziffra:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHfTDnZIto (Video)
by Rach3
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A pianist I knew not: Thomas Emmerling
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: A pianist I knew not: Thomas Emmerling

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:38 pm
I believe the Meyerbeer/Liszt Robert the Devil may have been one of the works by which Liszt " slew " Thalberg at their Paris piano duel, my recording by Earl Wild on a Vanguard lp or cd.
The Wild recording of Liszt's "Devil ":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_V_urp0fe8
by Rach3
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A pianist I knew not: Thomas Emmerling
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: A pianist I knew not: Thomas Emmerling

Thanks for this !! Not known to me, either.I plan to explore further as the Naxos seem attractive. Did explore further.Apparently , " the artist formerly known as Emmerling " ? : BIOGRAPHY THOMAS FISCHER https://www.art-and-piano.de/biografie/ Per Google translate : “ Was born in Munich in 1962. Pi...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The illiberal Right
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: The illiberal Right

Those damn socialists: WAPO Antonia Noori Farzan Feb. 17, 2021 at 4:05 a.m. CST By Tuesday morning, the residents of Colorado City, Tex., were getting anxious. More than 24 hours had passed since a deadly Arctic blast knocked out power across the state, leaving them without heat or electricity in be...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The illiberal Right
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: The illiberal Right

How are you holding up with all the terrible cold and snow out your way? Still have power and constantly running water to keep your pipes from freezing? Thanks for asking. Been a bad winter ; glad I am retired.No power loss thank goodness. Today , 2/17, at 7 am was - 14F. ( - 26C.). 2 weeks ago we ...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor discusses his new Liszt Sonata cd
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor discusses his new Liszt Sonata cd

Every time a new Benjamin Grosvenor release is announced I get excited. (I feel the same about Trifonov). This is still a very young man but one who seems to have such a mature and fresh approach to so many works...There's something about Grosvenor that instantly appeals to me every time I hear him...