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by D
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Five Favorite Composers
Replies: 242
Views: 10112

Re: Your Five Favorite Composers

Beethoven
Chopin
Schubert
Mozart (sometimes Bach)
Schumann...

Or Freddie Mercury. :D
by D
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2404354

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Chalkperson wrote:
D wrote:I am enjoying Beecham's 1937 Magic Flute.
I haven't played that in a while...
I haven't played it before now. :)

I like it.
by D
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2404354

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I am enjoying Beecham's 1937 Magic Flute.
by D
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Louis L'amour
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: Louis L'amour

What about Lonesome Dove?
by D
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A More Advanced Stage of Evolution
Replies: 14
Views: 799

Re: A More Advanced Stage of Evolution

I think this is the same thread. Someone saw fit to change the title I came up with. Hm...
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kind of a New Year's resoloution (in a sense) ...
Replies: 51
Views: 2908

Re: Kind of a New Year's resoloution (in a sense) ...

Thanks, Scott! Much appreciated.
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KUSC No. 1 in USA For Classical Music....Do You Listen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: KUSC No. 1 in USA For Classical Music....Do You Listen?

iTunes has Internet radio but I always forget it's there. :lol:
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kind of a New Year's resoloution (in a sense) ...
Replies: 51
Views: 2908

Re: Kind of a New Year's resoloution (in a sense) ...

I'm trying to cut back. Who can listen to all that music? Not me.

However, it is difficult to stop purchasing music completely. :mrgreen:
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: To All Who Know Their Fantasy Literature:
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: To All Who Know Their Fantasy Literature:

Lovecraft has quite the cult following. You might try Thomas Ligotti too.
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Me and My Kindle
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Me and My Kindle

I have Kindle for iPhone. Anyone use that? I haven't yet.
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kind of a New Year's resoloution (in a sense) ...
Replies: 51
Views: 2908

Re: Kind of a New Year's resoloution (in a sense) ...

Lance, like you I've been collecting for more than fifty years and occasionally I vow to stop getting new recordings, but don't seem to be able to stop myself. I particularly am interested in new pianists and as I've said many times before, I really think we're in a new Golden Age of pianists. Such...
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KUSC No. 1 in USA For Classical Music....Do You Listen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: KUSC No. 1 in USA For Classical Music....Do You Listen?

MPR = Minnesota Public Radio

The only game in town.
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: How many books do you read at once?
Replies: 32
Views: 4784

Re: How many books do you read at once?

But don't you still have to go out in the cold of winter and the heat of summer? I must admit to not visiting a modern library in several years because of the availability of books on even a modest budget, almost anywhere I go - the supermarket, used book stores, even donations by my fellow residen...
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: How many books do you read at once?
Replies: 32
Views: 4784

Re: How many books do you read at once?

That brings up a very interesting adjunct to this thread: what is the future of libraries in these days of Kindle and other E-readers. With thousands of titles at reasonable prices right at your fingertips....will we make those trips to the library in the cold of winter or the heat of summer? Will ...
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: How many books do you read at once?
Replies: 32
Views: 4784

Re: How many books do you read at once?

If I'm reading a book and a second book is calling out to me, I will share my reading time with both, switching off between them. If there's a third book screaming my name, well then we will make it a threesome. David, I'm like you, I get an itch for a new book quite frequently, but it's because my...
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: How many books do you read at once?
Replies: 32
Views: 4784

Re: How many books do you read at once?

I've read one of her mysteries. I enjoyed it, although I haven't picked up any more since. Too many books to read! :)
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Psst kid, I've got just one word for you: Sikh
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Psst kid, I've got just one word for you: Sikh

living_stradivarius wrote:
D wrote:What century is this? :(
Oh Hey there D, nice to see a fellow Minnesoootan. We also have to hate Texas (Dallas in particular) for stealing our hockey team :)
I like me some Texans but they are a cocky bunch. :)
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Psst kid, I've got just one word for you: Sikh
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Psst kid, I've got just one word for you: Sikh

What century is this? :(
by D
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Louis L'amour
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: Louis L'amour

Brand was one pseudonym for Frederick Faust who also gave us Dr. Kildare!
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Bestseller List
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Classical Bestseller List

Must other than classical showing up on the classical bestseller list.
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Louis L'amour
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: Louis L'amour

I"ve been reading some Max Brand lately. Ever had the pleasure?
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 512
Views: 92340

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

HoustonDavid wrote:Welcome Aboard, David, join our (usually) friendly crew. Good to have another GMG
graduate on our ship of good music - and other things interesting. We share the same
name as a few others here, one of the most ancient in the history of names.
Thank you. 'Tis a fine name. :D
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Dream Concert is a Reality!!
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: My Dream Concert is a Reality!!

Cool beans. Have a good time.
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Bestseller List
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Classical Bestseller List

Okay, how about WITH national bias. :lol:

Gramophone sends me one but it's always British artists. Not that there's anything wrong with that... :mrgreen:
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: How many books do you read at once?
Replies: 32
Views: 4784

Re: How many books do you read at once?

It can be either, though I mainly read fiction.
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Genre: Horror
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Re: Genre: Horror

Plenty of good titles here. I will come up with more later. Meanwhile, here's one I co-wrote:

http://store.pspublishing.co.uk/acatalo ... wn_hc.html
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Genre: Fantasy
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Genre: Fantasy

I like any fantasy with lots of quick-paced adventure. I'm a quick-paced adventure kinda guy.
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Genre: Science Fiction
Replies: 55
Views: 26469

Re: Genre: Science Fiction

THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN by Gene Wolfe
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal

It seems to me he has at least a few "co-writers". I figure he gives them an outline and they finish the book.
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: How many books do you read at once?
Replies: 32
Views: 4784

Re: How many books do you read at once?

If I'm reading a book and a second book is calling out to me, I will share my reading time with both, switching off between them. If there's a third book screaming my name, well then we will make it a threesome.
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Bestseller List
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Classical Bestseller List

Does anyone online maintain a classical CD bestseller list without non-classical music leakage or national bias?

Thanks.
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2404354

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

karlhenning wrote:Welcome, D, dude!

Cheers,
~Karl
Hi, Karl. :D It's me!
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ries Piano concertos
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Ries Piano concertos

I'm up for that. Just ordered it from Amazon Marketplace. Thanks.

[I purchased the one with four and a half Amazonian stars.]
by D
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2404354

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

A download of 20th Century and Contemporary music.
by D
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 512
Views: 92340

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Jared wrote:
D wrote:Oh, that might be trouble eventually, eh? I'm David. Pleased to meet you.
Hi David... a very warm welcome to our friendly forum! :D
Thanks, Jared.
by D
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 512
Views: 92340

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

MarkC wrote:Is your user name an initial, or a smile? :D

BTW.....I didn't mean that smilie to be a smiley; I just typed ":" and then your name. :lol:
Oh, that might be trouble eventually, eh? I'm David. Pleased to meet you.
by D
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 512
Views: 92340

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

GMG no longer works for me at my weekday location, so guess who's coming to dinner? :lol:
by D
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Music and iPods...
Replies: 65
Views: 5436

I just read in the Lebrecht blog that regular iTunes tracks' sound quality are 1/10 that of a regular CD, so iTunes Plus tracks (EMI-only currently) would be at 1/5 sound quality. Also, recently I downloaded a couple EMI albums from iTunes and there were skips in many of the tracks. So... Maybe I'll...
by D
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 433284

Petre Munteanu - Schubert and Schumann Lieder (on Preiser)
by D
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 433284

Beethoven Warhorse Alert!

Symphony 9, op. 125 "Choral"

Fritz Reiner and Chicago, recording in May of 1961

RCA Victor Gold Seal

Still AWESOME! :D
by D
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 433284

Tchaikovsky Sym 5

Mravinsky/Leningrad
by D
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Clementi and Beethoven -- Can you love Beethoven?
Replies: 33
Views: 26288

Sergeant Rock wrote:Mark's tongue is so firmly implanted in cheek I'm surprised most of you didn't understand his post as satire. His post is a comment on recent posts here by the rabid conservative element that were critical of modern masters like Stravinsky and Bartok.

Sarge
Now, that makes sense.
by D
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Clementi and Beethoven -- Can you love Beethoven?
Replies: 33
Views: 26288

Re: Clementi and Beethoven -- Can you love Beethoven?

johnshade wrote:
Intergamer wrote:...of course I can love Beethoven's music, as it is utterly sublime.
What could be more sublime than the piano sonatas, especially the slow movements.
Yeah. Is this thread some sort of joke?

Not that I've heard much Clementi.