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by lennygoran
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In 1919, an Opera Tried to Heal a Broken Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: In 1919, an Opera Tried to Heal a Broken Europe

maestrob wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am
Fascinating reading, Len, many thanks. I had no idea that Empress Zita had lobbied for a restoration in 1945: how interesting that would have made European history in the cold war! 8)
Brian this was all new to me. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:46 am
Hey Len, I didna write about cancer, only about LOVE.
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Wonder about the Conway LOVE situation-George and Kellyanne! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:33 am
(next to cancer itself)
There's a cancer in the White House-where's my John Dean! Regards, Len:x
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The operas of Handel
Replies: 21
Views: 433

Re: The operas of Handel

Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:06 pm
lennygoran wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34 am
(Gotta love the Netherlands!!)
We do-don't their flower bulbs! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The operas of Handel
Replies: 21
Views: 433

Re: The operas of Handel

From the YouTube comments, it's an entrée from Rameau's Les Boréades. Don't know it at all. Thanks for that info-I'd sure go see the opera if they ever did it around NYC but I want a full production-thanks for all the other recommendations! Regards, Len "The first modern performance of the work was...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In 1919, an Opera Tried to Heal a Broken Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 25

In 1919, an Opera Tried to Heal a Broken Europe

Opinion In 1919, an Opera Tried to Heal a Broken Europe “Die Frau ohne Schatten” imagined an enlightened, democratic empire. By Larry Wolff Dr. Wolff is a professor of European history at New York University. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/sqxhuI.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.co...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 am
Comparison to the illegitimate 1919 WS is far more to the point. The President complements his phallic red tie with his Black Sox.
Good points! Sox made me think of Nixon and his sock it to me! Regards, Len :lol:

by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The operas of Handel
Replies: 21
Views: 433

Re: The operas of Handel

This is tremendously moving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=pQKhkVBUdZ8 Belle I enjoyed the music but there's no info on what piece is being played-do you know what it is. I guess the conductor is this person? Regards, Len Franciscus ("Frans") Jozef Brüggen (30 October 1934 – 13 Au...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any news of Karl Henning?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Any news of Karl Henning?

Oddly, I have heard nothing from Karl Henning since his illness quite some time ago. I had some correspondence with his wife, Maria Bablyak, but cannot find the e-mail now. I checked his web site but cannot find any way to contact him directly. Apparently he is "up and running" again, thankfully. H...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:11 am

That's a good catch, Yankee lover—CATCH-22.
Well sure-Yogi was my favorite ball player-btw his number was 8-not 22! Regards, Len [fleeing] :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Unsingable Music That Stumped a Diva
Replies: 0
Views: 35

The Unsingable Music That Stumped a Diva

Plenty of her singing from other works available at the site. Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/1M9dlq.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/jG2KTl.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/zQ2Gw9.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘Desire’ Is an Operatic Glimpse Into a Secret Garden
Replies: 0
Views: 23

‘Desire’ Is an Operatic Glimpse Into a Secret Garden

I listened to some of the instrumental clips-there were a lot of them at the site-they seemed okay to me. Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/EQSfaB.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/xvQ6St.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/OQ6pwi.jp...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 78
Views: 19636

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:10 am
Did you get the allusion to the 'hair-style' challenged?
Yeah but that's neither HAIR nor THERE! Regards, Len [fleeing] :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 78
Views: 19636

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:06 am
I remember Trump's first wife said, "don't get even; get everything".
You mean the one he raped! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 78
Views: 19636

Re: Toxic Masculinity

The one thing I'll say about Trump is that it always makes me laugh the way he claps himself in front of a crowd, repeating exactly the same manoeuvre as the hairstyle-challenged North Korean, er, leader. Yep these are his people-Kim, Putin-at least Putin knows how to comport himself. Still when I ...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 78
Views: 19636

Re: Toxic Masculinity

lennygoran wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:00 am
Belle wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:30 pm
bullshit-he's using these words more and more in public. Regards, Len :(
Wow I just noticed the word I used was turned from bulls... to bull crap-too bad some one can't do this to Trump's words! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 78
Views: 19636

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Interestingly, our estranged daughter-in-law belongs to a family of evangelical happy-clappers. I don't trust or respect these people and their whacky rituals!! And I don't admire our PMs attachment to it either!! Belle reminds me of how the evangelicals refuse to turn on Trump-just on how he speak...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics

In a few days, when asked about Rudy Giuliani, Trump will say something like this: "We used to have a lot of contact when he was Mayor of New York, but I've only seen him once or twice since then." Hank even with him being a Yankee fan and an opera lover he's got to be punished for what he's done. ...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:25 pm

Does the name Michael Cohen ring any bells?
It sure does-your thoughts on this-if Trump throws Rudy under ther bus is there a chance Rudy could then throw trump under the bus! Regards, Len [waiting patiently for trump's tax info if it ever comes to light]
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:47 am
As I said earlier, he doesn't really rate on my radar
Belle are you ever lucky-sure rub it in! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

barney wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:19 am
I'd add a reference to treachery, if I thought he would understand the word, but it has 3 syllables.
Barney he doesn't understand treason either! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The operas of Handel
Replies: 21
Views: 433

Re: The operas of Handel

diegobueno wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:14 am
Next summer they'll be doing Rinaldo.
I hope to be there for that and Wagner’s Die Feen (The Fairies). Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Belle wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:53 pm
I note that Turkey has moved militarily against the Kurds.
That's right-the Kurds didn't help us at Normandy! This from The Stable Genius! Regards, Len :(

"Trump defends allowing Turkish offensive against Kurds: ‘They didn’t help us in the Second World War’"
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Qui tacet consentire videtur. Got it-okay I had to look it up! Regards, Len :lol: "A silence procedure or tacit acceptance procedure (French: procédure d'approbation tacite; Latin: qui tacet consentire videtur, "he who is silent is taken to agree", "silence implies/means consent") is a way of forma...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

I'm interested that only Lenny of our American posters has said anything. Is that because of Trump-fatigue, or because you think I am wrong? Barney even I'm tiring-still gotta keep going-this guy has to go! Just today news from Tillerson and Conway! President Trump Urged Rex Tillerson to Help Drop ...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Filming the Show: Pardon the Intrusion? Or Punish It?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Filming the Show: Pardon the Intrusion? Or Punish It?

Reading the article I came upon this: "The Metropolitan Opera offers similar advice on its website: “Tip: Snap a pic of the cast during curtain call!” There's a nice 18 second video clip if you can get to the site. Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/q7DyZA.jpg Filming the...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: On Site Opera Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 60

On Site Opera Schedule

Arrived via email-this Das Barbecu sounds wild! Regards, Len :lol: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/lkljcq.jpg Das Barbecü Books and Lyrics by Jim Luigs Music by Scott Warrender presented at Hill Country Barbecue Market 30 W 26th St. New York, NY 10010 Winter takes a witty and delic...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 78
Views: 19636

Re: Toxic Masculinity

I am suggesting that men engage in pernicious behaviors to a far greater extent than do women, but for a variety of socio-political reasons that have little to do with gender. Just yesterday I watched a new series from PBS I had DVR'ed and one segment showed Wall St harrassment of women in the 1980...
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

I don't like to discuss Trump here on this site, but I feel America has obligations to the people who helped fight Isis. We would do the same for our friends in need. Belle I think Trump wants your country to investigate the start of the Mueller report-maybe get some dirt on Biden-Trump is truly di...
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

You are right, of course, Sue - he may back down. But that he has proposed abandoning his best, most loyal allies in the Syrian war in favour of a thuggish authoritarian who wants to wipe them out confirms my belief that not only does he have no honour, he hasn't the slightest concept of what honou...
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martin Bernheimer, Tartly Eloquent Music Critic, Dies at 83
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Martin Bernheimer, Tartly Eloquent Music Critic, Dies at 83

Bernheimer, even though he may have been a distinguished music critic , often wrote grossly unfair and gratuitously nasty reviews of many eminent musicians, such as Mehta, Maazel and others as cited in the obituary . Bob I only know about his reviews of operas-I agreed with most of his reviews beca...
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amore Opera Dinner Event
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Amore Opera Dinner Event

Got this email invitation but won't be able to make it-would love to have seen the elegant penthouse. Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/ANZd0L.jpg Join us for an elegant October concert in honor of Amore Opera! As a loyal supporter of Amore Opera, we thought you'd like to be the ...
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: From Homeless Subway Singer To Toast Of The Town, It’s Been A Wild Week For Emily Zamourka
Replies: 0
Views: 262

From Homeless Subway Singer To Toast Of The Town, It’s Been A Wild Week For Emily Zamourka

I enjoyed hearing her story. Len :D From Homeless Subway Singer To Toast Of The Town, It’s Been A Wild Week For Emily Zamourka SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — In Hollywood and show business lore, there is no adage probably more written about or even sung about than how quickly one can go from nobody to star in ...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tenor Marcello Giordani Dies at 56
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Tenor Marcello Giordani Dies at 56

Over the years we enjoyed him a lot-very sorry to hear this. Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/NRFhbW.jpg "It's a tragic loss," soprano Renée Fleming, a frequent singing partner, told AP, recalling him as "a remarkably lovely man." Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Classical Duo ‘Nerding Out’ on the Cosmos
Replies: 2
Views: 247

A Classical Duo ‘Nerding Out’ on the Cosmos

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/1FJYeG.jpg A Classical Duo ‘Nerding Out’ on the Cosmos By Rosalie R. Radomsky Oct. 5, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ET Larisa Martinez and Joshua Bell were married Oct. 5 at their home in Mount Kisco, N.Y. David Brooks, a friend of the couple and a New York Times...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads a Revelatory ‘Turandot’
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads a Revelatory ‘Turandot’

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/Cs5PFn.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/zGNOHy.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/QNuN7R.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/4lpKX2.jpg Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads a Revelatory ‘Turandot’ By A...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: President Pelosi? Improbable but not impossible
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: President Pelosi? Improbable but not impossible

Okay, but I am so confused now. What should be the sequence of potential impeachments? Joseph don't know the best strategy--maybe we'll have a better idea after next week's hearings-also I sure hope we'll hear from a second intelligence official alarmed by President Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukr...
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How the Silence Makes the Music
Replies: 2
Views: 294

How the Silence Makes the Music

At the end of each section the name of the composer and the work shows you what she's using as an example-if you can get to the site you can hear the clip. Regards, Len How the Silence Makes the Music A brief, incomplete, very quiet guide to the history of music’s negative spaces. By Corinna da Fons...
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: President Pelosi? Improbable but not impossible
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: President Pelosi? Improbable but not impossible

After seeing the texts from Volker and seeing Trump openly requesting China now investigate Biden I think it's time for Nancy to get the official impeachment going--we'll worry about who will be president next after that. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martin Bernheimer, Tartly Eloquent Music Critic, Dies at 83
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Martin Bernheimer, Tartly Eloquent Music Critic, Dies at 83

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/7aQOid.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/zvVuS3.jpg Martin Bernheimer, Tartly Eloquent Music Critic, Dies at 83 Mr. Bernheimer minced no words when he wrote about classical music, which for most of his career he did for The Los A...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Plácido Domingo has resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Plácido Domingo has resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera

The London Times and many other newspapers. Regards, Len Plácido Domingo has resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera after allegations of sexual harassment from two sopranos and a host of anonymous accusers. The Three Tenors star said that the claims had “created an atmosphere in which...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74

The NY Times has short clips of what they are calling 10 of her greatest-to hear them completely you have to log in to Spotify. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/dWzcvO.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/gEtUJn.jpg Jessye Norman: Hear 10 of Her Greatest Performance...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: State Department IG requests 'urgent' meeting on Capitol Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 291

State Department IG requests 'urgent' meeting on Capitol Hill

This news has got me very interested-hope it's something really big! Regards, Len State Department IG requests 'urgent' meeting on Capitol Hill The State Department inspector general is scheduled to brief staffers from several House and Senate committees Wednesday, according to a report late Tuesday...
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74

I heard her at the MET as Ariadne, and in Carnegie Hall as well. She had an extraordinary presence, and will be missed. Brian we heard her 5 times live at the Met: We were fortunate enough to hear her live 5 times-Bluebeard /Erwartung Feb 4, 1989, Ariadne Sept 20, 1987, Dialogue of the Carmelites M...
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: She’s Rising From the Depths of Soviet Music History
Replies: 1
Views: 285

She’s Rising From the Depths of Soviet Music History

Back from Longwood Gardens Fountain and Firework Trip and yesterday's Brooklyn Rosh Hashanah dinner and found this article interesting-there are quite a few clips. I wasn't familiar with her or her music. Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/c2D7up.jpg https://imagizer.imag...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Career diplomat Kurt Volker set up Rudy Giuliani's meetings in Ukraine. Tonite he is out of a job.
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Career diplomat Kurt Volker set up Rudy Giuliani's meetings in Ukraine. Tonite he is out of a job.

Joseph the NY times covers it too-hope his deposition reveals lots of info! Regards, Len

Kurt Volker, Trump’s Envoy for Ukraine, Resigns

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/27/us/p ... signs.html
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo Next Covent Garden Appearance
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Domingo Next Covent Garden Appearance

A friend sent me this article by Richard Morrison. Regards, Len In 2002 I impertinently asked Plácido Domingo (then a mere 61) when he might retire. “I don’t know yet how to end my career,” he replied. “I may just step forward one night and say, ‘Ladies and gentleman, that was my last performance.’ ...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump told Ruskies Lavrov & Kislyak in the Oval: Your election interference? No problemo, amigos. The U.S. does it too.
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Trump told Ruskies Lavrov & Kislyak in the Oval: Your election interference? No problemo, amigos. The U.S. does it t

WASHINGTON POST President Trump told two senior Russian officials in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because the United States did the same in other countries, an assertion that prompted alarmed White House offici...