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by Rach3
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Delicious" comment
Replies: 1
Views: 12

"Delicious" comment

Pianist Steven Osborne, on trying to put together a chamber recital containing both Beethoven and Ravel on the programme, said he tried and thinks perhaps there is a way he could not find, but for him Beethoven and Ravel together would have been "horrible " , like " putting chocolate on your steak."...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1353
Views: 949207

Re: What I listened to today

A pianist I follow. An eclectic,fascinating program.The very brief Pousseur new to me.A Beethoven-esque Schubert, Ligeti-esque Pousseur, Ligeti-esque LvB Op.119 and a “Bagatelles” -esque “Ricerata”, with the LvB Op.31 recalling the Op.119,Schubert and Ligeti ; or I missed the point ? But, a great re...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Oklahoma Legislature passes bill protecting drivers who hit protesters
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Oklahoma Legislature passes bill protecting drivers who hit protesters

The murder by motorist bill requires the motorist must be " fleeing from a riot ", a hopelessly vague standard unless the bill ( I have not seen ) has more specific language. It's an invitationto the neo-Nazi crazies.
by Rach3
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Oklahoma Legislature passes bill protecting drivers who hit protesters
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Oklahoma Legislature passes bill protecting drivers who hit protesters

And also Oklahoma will effectively make it risky, ie impossible as a practical matter, to video or photo police in action:

https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/la ... untability
by Rach3
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Augustin Hadelich live
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Violinist Augustin Hadelich live

Unfortunately,the Beethoven VC is no longer available as the archive usually exists for only 30-60 days after original broadcast, here 2019.I do agree about the Heifetz/Munch Beethoven,mine the 50's RCA lp. As to the recent Hadelich , here is the link: https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert?id=275...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former Aussie Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull skewers Rupert Murdoch & Fox News for creating a ‘market for crazy’
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Former Aussie Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull skewers Rupert Murdoch & Fox News for creating a ‘market for crazy’

Per Wiki: “ Turnbull has publicly criticised the Morrison Government for not taking strong enough action on climate change , arguing that they should readopt his National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy. In a piece in The Guardian, he stated that, ‘ Scott Morrison can't afford to waste the bushfire c...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to American Democracy
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Why Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to American Democracy

And thanks to SCOTUS , well-funded. From NYT today:


" A dozen megadonors and their spouses accounted for about one out of every 13 dollars in federal political donations since 2009 — an effect of the Supreme Court’s loosening of restrictions."
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters

Suicide by gop. LOL! And correct.From IPR tonight: Forty-three of Iowa’s 99 counties declined additional shipments of the vaccines, the state reported. Of the 43 counties, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 12 as having a high rates of coronavirus transmission: Clay,...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kent State deja vu
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Kent State deja vu

The GOP controlled Oklahoma legislature will probably soon pass a bill which effectively prohibits taking videos or photos of police.

America.2021.
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kent State deja vu
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Kent State deja vu

The photo , and others:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/03/us/galle ... index.html

America. In 1970 !
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former Aussie Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull skewers Rupert Murdoch & Fox News for creating a ‘market for crazy’
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Former Aussie Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull skewers Rupert Murdoch & Fox News for creating a ‘market for crazy’

Per Wiki: “ Turnbull has publicly criticised the Morrison Government for not taking strong enough action on climate change , arguing that they should readopt his National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy. In a piece in The Guardian, he stated that, ‘ Scott Morrison can't afford to waste the bushfire cr...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Media Assaulted by Police in Minnesota During Demonstrations
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Media Assaulted by Police in Minnesota During Demonstrations

The attorney for Chauvin, as he had to, moved for a mistrial based on Watters’ statement.The Judge denied the motion, said he will trust the jury , but called Watters’ behavior “abhorrent”. At a minimum, it was stupid. And now today Biden gives his opinion which he says is ok for him to do because ...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kent State deja vu
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Kent State deja vu

By Patricia McCormick APRIL 19, 2021,WAPO " Last May, when Mary Ann Vecchio watched the video of George Floyd’s dying moments, she felt herself plummet through time and space — to a day almost exactly 50 years earlier. On that afternoon in 1970, the world was just as riveted by an image that showed ...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The price of freedom is eternal vigilance
Replies: 1
Views: 44

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance

I rarely agree with NYT"s Stephens, but do here, largely. ( Full disclosure, I have a person close to me who served in Afghanistan ). The argument America will have no problem monitoring terrorists in Afghanistan in the future and striking them there from far off rings hollow to me ( we had to go in...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Irrational Covid Fears
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Irrational Covid Fears

I am also among the group who have fear of Covid despite having received the vaccine. I have been fully protected by the Moderna vaccine since early March but have not dropped my guard, due to the spread of variants in Ohio by a group of cretinous Maganderthals who mistake irresponsibility for free...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Augustin Hadelich live
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Violinist Augustin Hadelich live

For fans of violinist Augustin Hadelich (I’m one ). From the Cologne concert I heard only the Barber VC , also a fav of mine, would usually rather hear the Barber than the Mendelssohn VC. Enregistré le 7/11/2020 à la Philharmonie de Cologne Grazyna Bacewicz - Scherzo pour piano, arrangement pour orc...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Media Assaulted by Police in Minnesota During Demonstrations
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Media Assaulted by Police in Minnesota During Demonstrations

The attorney for Chauvin, as he had to, moved for a mistrial based on Watters’ statement.The Judge denied the motion, said he will trust the jury , but called Watters’ behavior “abhorrent”. At a minimum, it was stupid.
by Rach3
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kirchner / Henze piano concertos
Replies: 9
Views: 1270

Re: Kirchner / Henze piano concertos

Heard the Albany cd again today.Confirmed, a lyricist at heart under a crusty exterior, Scriabin-like at times.A good start would be the 2nd Piano Sonata. Here is the Albany cd. I need to go back to his PC's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gnAOFZdWcA&list=OLAK5uy_njzVwB90l0dF7uBv640TLZ2BbpFpwDpX4...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters

From NYT Morning newsletter today: A fable for our times Guido Calabresi, a federal judge and Yale law professor, invented a little fable that he has been telling law students for more than three decades. He tells the students to imagine a god coming forth to offer society a wondrous invention that ...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.

I'm not a fearful person and I'm not afraid of dying from Covid-19; not when I've already had cancer. Wonderful to hear you beat cancer !! As I'm sure you more than agree ! But, I'd be wary of Covid as more transmissible and more deadly variants are now rampant, efficacy of vaccines against the Bri...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1353
Views: 949207

Re: What I listened to today

maestrob wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:57 pm
Bartok's early Piano Quintet w/Janine Jensen, a new work for me and one I will return to:
Agreed, especially the Adagio.Mine is the Kodaly Quartet with Gyorgy Pauk.
by Rach3
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 183
Views: 8455

Re: TrumpReich in action

"Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is launching a new "America First" caucus, her office confirmed Friday, bringing together a group of far-right lawmakers known for their controversial rhetoric. These monsters now claim they had no such plans. But, GOP House leader McCarthy did not have the...
by Rach3
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 183
Views: 8455

Re: TrumpReich in action

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:24 pm
"Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is launching a new "America First" caucus, her office confirmed Friday, bringing together a group of far-right lawmakers known for their controversial rhetoric.
The whole flier, fww, a GOP "Mein Kampf." https://tinyurl.com/4m254f9w
by Rach3
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons

For such a young artist, he is wearing his brains very well, I'd say. Agreed.I have not heard this Liszt Sonata cd, but have heard earlier live Liszt Sonatas of his, as far back as 2011.While he has played the concerto of Schumann, the Chopins ,Rach 2, Grieg, Saint -Saens #2,Beethoven #1 and 3, Rav...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 183
Views: 8455

Re: TrumpReich in action

"Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is launching a new "America First" caucus, her office confirmed Friday, bringing together a group of far-right lawmakers known for their controversial rhetoric. Punchbowl News obtained a flier promoting the new caucus, which calls for a " common respect for ...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1353
Views: 949207

Re: What I listened to today

Max Reger’s Violin Concerto, Op.101, at about 1: 38 : 00 in to this live broadcast, a work Reger apparently called “ a monster “ , but which the BBC presenter said one might “easily mistake “ for Felix Mendelssohn or “perhaps” Max Bruch ( ??!! Fww, I dont think I would have made such a mistake.) My ...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 183
Views: 8455

Re: TrumpReich in action

Boebert and Greene vote against National bone marrow donor law :

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-reps-lau ... 23417.html
by Rach3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: States Struggle With Vaccine Pause as Federal Officials Reassure Public
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: States Struggle With Vaccine Pause as Federal Officials Reassure Public

Yet, NYT tonight:

" Johnson & Johnson privately reached out to other Covid-19 vaccine makers and asked them to join an effort to study the risk of blood clots and address concerns as a single entity, but Pfizer and Moderna declined, The Wall Street Journal reports."
by Rach3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Supreme Court Is Making New Law in the Shadows
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: The Supreme Court Is Making New Law in the Shadows

Thanks for this. A concise and right-on, brilliant analysis. Not surprising from a Court with an incompetent Thomas, " Citizens United " Alioto, frat boy Kavanaugh, and religious fanatic Barrett, "guided" by finger-in-the wind Roberts. See for yourself. The California ruling : https://www.supremecou...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Collusion Back In The News
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Collusion Back In The News

Who at Treasury, in the IC,FBI,DOJ had this info, and why did they not release it to Mueller ? Afraid of Trump , who was not even elected yet, was predicted to lose anyway, or on orders from Trump ? Duh !
by Rach3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 183
Views: 8455

Re: TrumpReich in action

Latest from the racist Iowa GOP, per Cedar Rapids Gazette op ed.Original bad bill I reported earlier now made even worse: "This is part of a concerted, nationwide effort to crack down on protests and to strip law enforcement and local government of any discretion to respond to them. The House bill s...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kirchner / Henze piano concertos
Replies: 9
Views: 1270

Re: Kirchner / Henze piano concertos

I know the Mitropoulos (one of my favourite conductors anyway). In 2001, my late associate in producing recordings, Nick Nickson and I, released of semi-private CD of this very performance with the NYP. Dimitri Mitropoulos was an excellent pianist. He performed and recorded Prokofiev's Piano Concer...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kirchner / Henze piano concertos
Replies: 9
Views: 1270

Re: Kirchner / Henze piano concertos

There is an Albany cd I have , also at YT , of Kirchner's solo piano music played by several of his students, among them Fleisher, Peter Serkin,Jonathan Biss,Jeremy Denk. As with the concerti , tough nuts at first hearing , but rewarding after more. Heard the Albany cd again today.Confirmed, a lyri...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 183
Views: 8455

Re: TrumpReich in action

From a longer WAPO article: "Among journalists who say they have been harassed following segments on Carlson’s show, there is a reluctance to speak publicly about what happened for fear of inciting a new round of negative attention and hostility. One female journalist expressed fear of a “Tucker wav...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases

I'm of course not a scientist. But, does not seem the messaging has been good ? 7 cases out of 7M vaccinations. 7/7M = .000001. It is reported the chance of being hit by lightning is 1 in 500000, twice as likely as a clot. 1/500K = .000002 Also reported the clot risk is higher in most commonly used ...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Could an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: How Could an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser?

The fact the officer was charged surprisingly quickly with criminal manslaughter may suggest she was not supposed to use even a taser in this case ?
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Enabling stupid
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Enabling stupid

Per Axios today: " 21 Iowa county health departments turned down vaccine allocations this week, possibly due to lack of demand. (Iowa Capital Dispatch) The number of new coronavirus infections in the U.S continues to rise, making a quick, clean end to the pandemic less and less likely. New cases ros...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1353
Views: 949207

Re: What I listened to today

Sir Andras Schiff live here at Gstaad's 2020 Menuhin Festival, my 2 fav LvB piano sonatas:

Bach
Prelude & Fugue in E, BWV.878 (Well-Tempered Klavier, Book II)

Beethoven
Sonata in E, Op.109
Sonata in A flat, Op.110

Schubert
Allegretto in C minor, D.915

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000v306
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Enabling stupid
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Enabling stupid

George F. Will Columnist WAPO April 14, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. CDT Many 21st-century Americans are impressed, and distressed, by the supposed power of late-20th-century technologies, especially the Internet and social media, to shape society, and them. Two 19th-century technologies stirred somewhat simil...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1353
Views: 949207

Re: What I listened to today

maestrob wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:19 pm
This 2016 recording by violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, with the BBC Symphony led by Andrew Litton, finally makes a compelling case for Roy Harris' unjustly neglected Violin Concerto.
Thanks, heard at YT, had not heard before. Very pleasant.
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 183
Views: 8455

Re: TrumpReich in action

Where is General Sherman when we need him ?!
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1353
Views: 949207

Re: What I listened to today

Richter,Prokofieff's Piano Sonata No.6, live at Carnegie Hall, 1960, perhaps the one on my "Richter Rediscovered" 2-cd set on RCA/BMG, audio with score ( I'd never seen before ) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFCeeLXdSQs
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 183
Views: 8455

Re: TrumpReich in action

GOP Trump suck-up Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds surprisingly proposed an anti-racial profiling ban this year that would have required law enforcement agencies to report race and ethnicity data on the people they stop, but it died in the GOP controlled Legislature. AxiosDesMoines 4/14
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

As with White supremicists, appears what White evangelicals really fear their loss of power and prestige in the society, both groups cloaking their fear and concern as a loss of “rights” and/or “ freedom”, rather than asking why their power is waning and what constructive steps they could take ? Fro...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Signals Support for Ukraine and Will Add Troops in Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: U.S. Signals Support for Ukraine and Will Add Troops in Germany

Time will tell.As with Russia’s first invasion of Ukraine, Truman’s pull back in Korea, Obama’s imaginary “ red line” in Syria, Trump’s support of Saudis’ war in Yemen, is the US again blinking, this time in Afghanistan, where the repression of women and slaughter of opponents will start en masse Se...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

Nutcase GOP Gov. Abbott recently claimed Texas was one of the safest States to visit. God help the Met orchestra.
by Rach3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

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It's horror stuff, for sure.
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Indeed, Aussie railroads and paper mills, La-La land, Cardiff !