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by Rach3
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump damages national soul
Replies: 61
Views: 1288

Re: Trump damages national soul

At today's "briefing" , ie campaign rally paid for by taxpayers:

Reporter: You were highly critical of mail in voting
Trump: It’s corrupt
Reporter: but you voted by mail in Florida’s election last month
Trump: Sure
Reporter: How do you reconcile that?
Trump: Because I’m allowed to
by Rach3
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The only reporters encouraged to ask Trump questions are those that never do
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: The only reporters encouraged to ask Trump questions are those that never do

At today's "briefing", ie campaign rally paid for by taxpayers:

Reporter: You were highly critical of mail in voting
Trump: It’s corrupt
Reporter: but you voted by mail in Florida’s election last month
Trump: Sure
Reporter: How do you reconcile that?
Trump: Because I’m allowed to
by Rach3
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump damages national soul
Replies: 61
Views: 1288

Re: Trump damages national soul

https://tinyurl.com/vsndnua ( Trumpster Mississippi Governor's recklessness ) https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/opinions/the-south-and-coronavirus-bailey/index.html : "After South Carolina seceded in 1860, lawyer James L. Petigru said the state was "too small for a republic and too large for an insane ...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump damages national soul
Replies: 61
Views: 1288

Re: Trump damages national soul

Almost all of us find your side so intolerable (essentially anti-American, in that, as I've said before, you've rejected the American Way of Life and the values that made it great in favor of woke multiculturalism), that we'll take Trump until someone else we can embrace comes along. There are othe...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Friedman's Chopin Op.71 Polonaise
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Friedman's Chopin Op.71 Polonaise

I have high regard for pianist Evgenyi Bozanhov ever since the 2009 Cliburn.Here he is at the 2010 Chopin playing the Op.71,# 2 in fine manner.But, without my blabbing on specifics you can hear yourself , the comparison to Friedman's above illustrates the difference, ie gulf, between " Golden Age " ...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Friedman's Chopin Op.71 Polonaise
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Friedman's Chopin Op.71 Polonaise

Ignazy Friedman’s amazing Chopin Polonaise,Op.71,# 2, Danacord cd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaeT6Z62PaE

Pollini did not include the work on his 70’s DGG cd I have of all the other polonaises, including Op.61, a 63-min.cd ? Liner notes dont mention.
by Rach3
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump damages national soul
Replies: 61
Views: 1288

Re: Trump damages national soul

by Rach3
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump damages national soul
Replies: 61
Views: 1288

Re: Trump damages national soul

Trump's advice today: "There's a possibility, a possibility, and I say it: what do you have to lose?...Take it. I really think they should take it. But it's their choice...Hydroxychloroquine. Try it. If you'd like."
by Rach3
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump damages national soul
Replies: 61
Views: 1288

Re: Trump damages national soul

How Trump is failing :
https://tinyurl.com/r6vqt9u
by Rach3
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

Mozart PC #22 (K.482) not my fav Mozart PC, but Pavel Kolesnikov made the first mov. much more interesting than usual, as well as an extraordinary cadenza.Lovers of the slow mov. will find much to admire here. Final mov. quite subdued, pastoral colorations , another great cadenza.Great orchestral su...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Vikingur Olsafsson discusses new cd
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Pianist Vikingur Olsafsson discusses new cd

https://www.wqxr.org/#!/ Vikingur Olafsson discusses his new DGG cd of Rameau,Debussy. 17 mins.
by Rach3
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some wonderful recordings from Nikolai Lugansky!
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Some wonderful recordings from Nikolai Lugansky!

Live last year, recently broadcast by RTBF ; I have not heard: Enregistré le 2/04/2019 au Studio 4 de Flagey à Bruxelles César Franck - Prélude, Fugue et Variation, op. 18, FWV 30 (arr. H. Bauer) Claude Debussy - Extraits des Images Livre II, L. 111 : - Cloches à travers les feuilles - Et la lune de...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

Dusting off these: Complete solo piano music of Guy Sacre, Billy Eidi,pianist,Timpani cd 1995, world premiere recording Korngold's Left-Hand PC, Hamelin,Hyperion 1998 cd Vierne's Piano Quintet,Muza Rubackyte,pianist with Terpsycordes Quartet,Brilliant Classics cd 2016 Chausson,Concert,Op.21,Harmonia...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump damages national soul
Replies: 61
Views: 1288

Re: Trump damages national soul

Back in the USA: 280M masks ordered by foreign buyer March 30. FEMA says did not discourage such sales: :https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/31/pence-task-force-coronavirus-aid-157806 Health care workers fired for concerns over PPE : https://tinyurl.com/rugtk6u Per WAPO yesterday : “FL has promptl...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: And now Edinburgh
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: And now Edinburgh

Indeed,Salzburg,too, I assume ?
by Rach3
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bald eagles 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: Bald eagles 2020

These 2 new 2020's may in fact inherit the Earth:

https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/first-e ... in-decorah
by Rach3
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?

I have heard only a couple live broadcasts,and perhaps a YT or two.Decided not to follow him. But, as my wife and sons frequently point out, I am often wrong ( or so they say).
by Rach3
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

Couple of rarities, my first hearing of the Gablenz,Starts at about 1:06:00 into the broadcast. Bit Mendelssohnian to my ear, with some echoes of Brahms and Schumann, refreshing, very lyrical, although overstayed its welcome for me. Worth hearing , but probably just once.The work was written or comp...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aldeburgh Festival cancelled
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Aldeburgh Festival cancelled

University of Minnesota Law Prof.Richard Painter today after news National Symphony Orchestra salaries stopped despite $ 25M in aid recently: "Classical music as we know it may not survive this pandemic. This isn't just because concert venues will be shut for months, but also because ego centered ma...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

... Watts' playing is so idiomatic and so masterful that this is as good (or even better) than the piano/jazz band or piano/orchestra version. The album is filled out with the three piano preludes and gorgeous transcriptions of several Gershwin songs. Outstanding! Agreed. I have had the Columbia lp...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Grieg's Violin Sonatas
Replies: 3
Views: 174

New cd of Grieg's Violin Sonatas

Eldbjorg Hemsing and Simon Trpceski on BIS here for free listening. I have not heard as not a fan of these works, although I do have the Kreisler/Rachmaninoff recording of # 3:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/grieg-the-violin-sonatas
by Rach3
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wigmore Hall closed till September
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Wigmore Hall closed till September

Unfortunately,the US media continues to broadcast Trump's "Briefings" when they could just report later any important new facts, news ( would not take long ),and later highlight his most egregious falsehoods.
by Rach3
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Trump administration’s botched coronavirus response, explained
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: The Trump administration’s botched coronavirus response, explained

"Vile" is an understatement ; read this:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mashpee- ... 6a7a2bea44

Btw, New England Patriot's (Boston) NFL team is owned by huge Trump supporter Robert Kraft.May be he wants a license ?
by Rach3
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

More Lamond today, at age 71 his noble if spartan Beethoven PC # 3, 1939 live broadcast with RCO,van Beinum, my Marston cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wl8yt86bDc Per Lamond: " Haydn leads us to Heaven, Mozart is Heaven,Beethoven is God in Heaven." Although here Lamond plays a first mov. caden...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

The Lalo and Massanet PC's are worth hearing, especially the Massanet, a first-rate second-rate PC.Mystery it seems hardly played in comparison to the ubiquitous Saint-Saens # 2 and Ravel G, but perhaps is played in France. Mine the Vox Box here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXe3Vx7J_gQ (Massane...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

Frederick Lamond , revelatory readings:

From the Pearl cd :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-_aZq9vaIU ( “Gnomenreigen” )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-owYx0eFrc (“Feux Follets” )

From Marston's set :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGIEyTphZHU ( 2 Chopin mazurkas )
by Rach3
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven String Quartets live,complete next week
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Beethoven String Quartets live,complete next week

May be of interest . From RTBF ( Google translate ) : "One of the Klarafestival events was the complete Beethoven quartets performed by the Catalan quartet Casals. The coronavirus pandemic that is shaking the whole world has decided otherwise, since the Klarafestival unfortunately had to be canceled...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Meaty, beaty, big and brassy
Replies: 19
Views: 1054

Re: Meaty, beaty, big and brassy

diegobueno wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:19 pm
There is no other source that backs up the story (if there is, I'd like to be corerected).
No idea source here : https://www.classicfm.com/discover-musi ... na-stalin/
by Rach3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

A rare (?) chance to hear live the Korngold, fantastic work. I did not hear the others. Enregistré le 22/10/2018 au Brahms Hall, Musikverein, Vienna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Trio à clavier No. 6 en Sol Majeur, K. 564 Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Suite pour Piano à la main gauche, 2 violons et violonce...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

Not my cup of tea, but may be yours,

Harpsichordist Paolo Zanzu plays Scarlatti in France,2018 :

https://www.francemusique.fr/concert/fe ... atti-zanzu
by Rach3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pro-Trump group demands TV stations stop airing liberal super PAC ad
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Pro-Trump group demands TV stations stop airing liberal super PAC ad

Per NYT's David Leonhardt today : " Cases in Republican-leaning states, especially in the South, are now growing more quickly than in Democratic-leaning states, as Nate Silver noted yesterday. One likely reason is that many Republicans, taking their cues from President Trump and some other party lea...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Meaty, beaty, big and brassy
Replies: 19
Views: 1054

Re: Meaty, beaty, big and brassy

diegobueno wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:18 am
I assume this is not necessary in the top orchestras, but it does make them sweat.
Vey interesting.Thanks for the insight. The 2 - piano cannot replicate the sound world , especiallythe sax, but I find their transparency appealing.
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘I’m going to keep pushing.’ Anthony Fauci tries to make the White House listen to facts
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: ‘I’m going to keep pushing.’ Anthony Fauci tries to make the White House listen to facts

Fauci is a huge disappointment, no hero.Call Trump out, and quit, go to work elsewhere (many would hire) on the virus, continue to speak out against madman Trump and his goons like Kudlow , or shut up.
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt's "Tarantelle di bravura d'apres Auber"
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Liszt's "Tarantelle di bravura d'apres Auber"

OSVALDO FATONE (Italy), piano F. Liszt - Tarantelle di bravura d'après la tarantelle de La muette de Portici d'Auber, S.386 Live from COIMBRA WORLD PIANO MEETING 2017, Young Talent's Concert 04/02/2017 Grande Auditório do Conservatório de Música de Coimbra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mDCMzc3CUY
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2673

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Some in the GOP have a plan for us old timers: https://news.yahoo.com/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-021600858.html He should be jailed. Trump's drug cure : https://twnews.us/us-news/man-dies-after-taking-drug-touted-by-trump-as-virus-treatment Lunatic Trump wants to re-start the economy now ! Of course, ...
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 654

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Some in the GOP have a plan for us old timers: https://news.yahoo.com/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-021600858.html He should be jailed. Trump's drug cure : https://twnews.us/us-news/man-dies-after-taking-drug-touted-by-trump-as-virus-treatment Lunatic Trump wants to re-start the economy now ! Of course, ...
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: For Hamelin fans

Starting right now.
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: For Hamelin fans

maestrob wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:41 pm
Just tried to access this, but the Hamelin concert has disappeared! :oops: :(
Sorry,it's on tomorrow,Tues,March 24,1300 Brussels time, I believe 8 am NYC time ?
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: For Hamelin fans

Hamelin's new Hyperion disc arrived: six Feinberg piano sonatas. Who is game? I have the 2 earlier BIS cd's of the complete 12 Feinberg's, 2 different pianists.These works are worth getting to know,however Nos.1-6 are the most challenging for the listener, IMHO.May want to try a few at YT first, eg...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 914
Views: 728730

Re: What I listened to today

Pianist Tanya Bannister playing short solo piano works of David Del Tredici and Christopher Theofanidis, a 2009 Albany Records cd. The Violin Sonata (Sergiu Schwartz,Paul Posnak) ,String Quartet (Vega Quartet) ,and Piano Quintet (Vega,Posnak) of John Alden Carpenter, a 2002 Naxos cd. The Piano Sonat...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Illinois Gov. tweets Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter & do your job!'
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Illinois Gov. tweets Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter & do your job!'

"Get off Twitter and do your job." That's it in a nutshell. Here's hoping, but not much. Reported today madman Trump is thinking about relaxing the CDC social distancing, other virus guidelines, because his alt right wing nut advisors are telling him hurting economy too much, ie the cure is worse t...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2673

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Thanks for your concern.Pretty much same here in fly-over country.Too late to go to Montana.Ialso concur with Holden's suggestion of a tipple of red, doing my part to help Australia with my cheap Lindeman's. Reported today madman Trump is thinking about relaxing the CDC social distancing, other viru...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 654

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Thanks for your concern.Pretty much same here in fly-over country.Too late to go to Montana.Ialso concur with Holden's suggestion of a tipple of red, doing my part to help Australia with my cheap Lindeman's. Reported today madman Trump is thinking about relaxing the CDC social distancing, other viru...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 2014

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Next time you think about shopping at Target:
Or about visiting KansasTrumpReich, although apparently you'll be safer there :

https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/edit ... 53836.html
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 2014

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

Next time you think about shopping at Target:
Governor Jay Inslee
@GovInslee
We heard reports that a
@target
in Seattle was selling n95 masks.
My staff and others stepped in.
Those masks are now on their way to the health care workers who desperately need them.
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 2014

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

Now we discover Trump sent a letter to Dear Leader Kim offering to help No.Korea!! Even though obvious Trump can’t even help America.Treasonous. Denied there is shortage of masks here. Said masks could be sanitized and reused.Of course,on Feb.26 said US cases would soon be down to zero,despite what ...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 2613

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Using data as of March 13, 25 % - 75 % infection even with measures : https://tinyurl.com/up5zckg

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