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by lennygoran
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prototype: An Opera Festival That Actually Earns Its Name
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Prototype: An Opera Festival That Actually Earns Its Name

I don't know about this-there are some clips at the Times website. Regards, Len Prototype: An Opera Festival That Actually Earns Its Name By Michael Cooper July 16, 2018 The thing about new works is that no one knows what they will be like. But the Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival has establish...
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: News From NYCO
Replies: 0
Views: 7

News From NYCO

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by lennygoran
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump scores triple hat trick on swing thru Europe; Brennan dares call it treason
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Trump scores triple hat trick on swing thru Europe; Brennan dares call it treason

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Question. Who in that press conference lineup would a Martian have picked out as the POTUS and who as the vassal from a tributary realm offering his submission?
Thanks for such an easy question! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump scores triple hat trick on swing thru Europe; Brennan dares call it treason
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Trump scores triple hat trick on swing thru Europe; Brennan dares call it treason

It's been a pleasure watching this all afternoon-after all it's way too hot to be out in the garden-Schumer and I want to know what does Putin have on him-any chance Putin was able to record the private secret meeting! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dresden 1945
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Dresden 1945

I've been watching this historic footage today of the aftermath of the bombing of Dresden; the images are horrific. Belle we were in Dresden maybe 4 years ago-a remarkable recovery-it was on a trip that included Berlin and Prague. Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_9721_z...
by lennygoran
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Woolfe on Dr. Atomic
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Woolfe on Dr. Atomic

We saw it at the Met. Regards, Len Review: ‘Doctor Atomic’ Brings the Bomb Home to New Mexico By Zachary Woolfe July 15, 2018 SANTA FE, N.M. — “We must first devise a demonstration,” a nuclear scientist sings in the opera “Doctor Atomic.” “Where there won’t be any people. Not on a city. Or a demonst...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Queen's Handbag
Replies: 8
Views: 79

Re: The Queen's Handbag

I'm sure she's thankful he didn't try to lip lock with her the way Carter did with her grandmama. Thanks, I hadn't known about this! Regards, Len "U.S. President Jimmy Carter only visited the British Royal Family once during his presidency but, in that short time, he made a very strong impression. ...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Queen's Handbag
Replies: 8
Views: 79

Re: The Queen's Handbag

My question about the Queen was prompted when I looked at other women leaders during Trump's European trip. Maybe she should have had something in the bag to prod Trump with when he dared to walk in front of her! Regards, Len [fleeing] :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/14/us/trump-walks-front-q...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is ‘Mass’ Leonard Bernstein’s Best Work, or His Worst?
Replies: 30
Views: 339

Is ‘Mass’ Leonard Bernstein’s Best Work, or His Worst?

Is ‘Mass’ Leonard Bernstein’s Best Work, or His Worst? By Anthony Tommasini July 13, 2018 The controversy over Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” began with its premiere in 1971. In his review for The New York Times on Sept. 9 that year, Harold C. Schonberg dismissed the piece as “fashionable kitsch,” “chea...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Painting Wagner: Celebrated Artists’ New Work for the Opera Stage
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Painting Wagner: Celebrated Artists’ New Work for the Opera Stage

I've provided a few photos if you can't get to the article-Wagner and some newer operas. Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/wagner%20painting%20tristan_zpshpq1rxft.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/wagner%20parsifal%20painting_zpsj9u5tdel.jpg http://i116.photobu...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Indictment
Replies: 0
Views: 28

New Indictment

Every day seems to bring new dramatic developments-there's lots more I want to know but will I ever get the chance! Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/mueller%20trump%20photo%20from%20Times_zpsgsn0yx2i.jpg "The indictment revealed that on July 27, 2016, Russian hackers tried f...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 97
Views: 13307

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

maestrob wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:59 am
The restaurant is on 71st and Columbus, IIRC?
Brian yes it's on Columbus between 71st and 70th--the eastside of columbus ave. Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rachael Maddow explains who Peter Strzok really is; how he may blow up House smear tactics in today's public testimony
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Rachael Maddow explains who Peter Strzok really is; how he may blow up House smear tactics in today's public testimo

I think I'm half in love with her, or maybe it's with her persona: Rosalind in As You Like It. I DVR the some of the shows mentioned but often don't get to play them-the days go by so fast. I have her show from yesterday and hope to watch it later-I'm dying to know what she says on the Strzok heari...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ predicts Kavanaugh will lead the Court's right wing
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: WSJ predicts Kavanaugh will lead the Court's right wing

Actually I remember Ralph well. The late Prof. Stein was hands-down the most brilliant person I never met. Learning what was on his mind on any given day was the main reason at the time that I even bothered to log in here. He and I had two things in common: born in the same year and emotionally att...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rachael Maddow explains who Peter Strzok really is; how he may blow up House smear tactics in today's public testimony
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Rachael Maddow explains who Peter Strzok really is; how he may blow up House smear tactics in today's public testimo

I like her long overtures. displaying the tessellated quality of her mind. She is drop-dead brilliant. Yes and often the facts she comes up with and news she reports is better than what you get from my man Lawrence or from Brian Williams. I don't care for Chris Matthews-too many times where everyon...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:45 pm
I worry this is all a run up to civil warfare.
It's gotten real bad, I agree. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rachael Maddow explains who Peter Strzok really is; how he may blow up House smear tactics in today's public testimony
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Rachael Maddow explains who Peter Strzok really is; how he may blow up House smear tactics in today's public testimo

Ms Maddow is great. She reminds me of my wonderful elementary school teachers, surely among the most important influences in my life. Joe I like her-still some times it just takes her too long to get to the point imo-love her interplay with Lawrence as he moves in right after her-he's my favorite! ...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rachael Maddow explains who Peter Strzok really is; how he may blow up House smear tactics in today's public testimony
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Rachael Maddow explains who Peter Strzok really is; how he may blow up House smear tactics in today's public testimo

I watched the hearings today-just about all 6 or 7 hours-I didn't realize it would be on until your alert-thanks-what drama! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request

Thanks for the info. Sadly, the nation has moved beyond facts at this juncture to confrontation. You got it right for today-confrontation--first the Times article, then turning on the TV a few minutes before 7 and encountering the Trump when what I wanted was the Today Show which I dvr every day-th...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Article From Different Critics
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: NY Times Article From Different Critics

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 am
I don't care what literal anniversary the horrible song God Bless America "enjoyed," it is surely Irving Berlin's worst song that is commonly known and was only introduced to the public by Kate Smith certainly not yet a century ago.
I love the way she sang that song! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request

he testified before the House Judiciary Committee. I watched most of that hearing and was pretty impressed with the guy. Joe I watched most of it too and thought Rod handled himself very well-otoh I happened to catch Trump's impromptu press conference this morning-he failed my test! He even bragged...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request

I sure hope this doesn't give Trump an excuse to make trouble for Rosenstein. May the paper trail find something and may the confirmation come after the elections-that's my hope! Regards, Len By Katie Benner July 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has asked federal...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Way To Enjoy The Plants!
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Great Way To Enjoy The Plants!

Longwood gardens has, as you know, a famous organ. Believe it or not, the organist is the same person who controls the Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia. We go to Philly at least once a year for the Flower Show-twice we've had time to catch the performance there at the former Wanamaker which is now a...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Way To Enjoy The Plants!
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Great Way To Enjoy The Plants!

Was that walking or running? Belle neither-it was standing still in awe as Rossini's great overture was being played! Imagine this and in the meantime being in Longwood's great conservatory admiring fantastic plants! Regards, Len :D http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/20180708_135624_zpscc...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Article From Different Critics
Replies: 3
Views: 99

NY Times Article From Different Critics

The NY Times had an article in their "classical music this week" with many people writing in-the article has quite a few photos and video and music clips. Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/NYCO%20Book_zpsjeygxww3.jpg Music lovers! I’m writing mere hours from the blockbuster p...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 97
Views: 13307

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

barney wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 pm
You got me there! Regards, Len :)
This is ambiguous, Len. Jbuck got you to travel to Guam? Or his riposte has you stumped? I hope it's the former.
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Barney what I meant was that Guam was a place he had been to but that I had never been there. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can Andy Byford save the subways? Or will it be MTA (More Trouble Ahead)?
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Can Andy Byford save the subways? Or will it be MTA (More Trouble Ahead)?

John F wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:01 pm
it looks to me like a walkover for the Democrat whoever that is.
John hope you're right and think you are! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 97
Views: 13307

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:46 pm
My turn, since I've let poor Lenny bear the burden of so much of this when it was my idea. Yes, we will meet up at 2:00 at Pomodoro Rosso on 229 Columbus Ave.
John thanks for your help here-very much looking forward to it! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can Andy Byford save the subways? Or will it be MTA (More Trouble Ahead)?
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Can Andy Byford save the subways? Or will it be MTA (More Trouble Ahead)?

Wonder what effect the The Working Families Party could have on splitting the vote-now there's also Former Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner-still I'd put my money with Cuomo. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Way To Enjoy The Plants!
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Great Way To Enjoy The Plants!

Last Sunday-This is the way I like to walk through the superb Longwood Gardens Conservatory-listening to great music! Regards, Len :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndSXzVe ... e=youtu.be

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by lennygoran
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Does Trump want to run a protection racket in Europe: trading security for lower trade barriers?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Does Trump want to run a protection racket in Europe: trading security for lower trade barriers?

I think Kim says Trump's people are gangsters or maybe it's just that they're robbers? Regards, Len

PS-they stole a Supreme Court justice. :(
by lennygoran
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thailand Cave: all 13 now rescued; Who are the 12 boys & their coach?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Trapped in a cave — What it's like

We're still down here in Wilmington-the TV was on at breakfast and we saw the rescue is now on! Wish them all well! Len
by lennygoran
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Landline phones are here to stay
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Landline phones are here to stay

We've kept our landline and also each have a smartphone-we like them all-if any of the smartphones fails we'd get another one as quickly as possible-essential items for us. Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A conservative makes the case for Judge Kavanaugh
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: A conservative makes the case for Judge Kavanaugh

CNN-especially Wolf-MSNBC-Lawrence and Brian Williams-okay, Rachel too! Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Doctor Atomic Article NYTimes Santa Fe Opera
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Doctor Atomic Article NYTimes Santa Fe Opera

maestrob wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:52 am
Very informative review. Thanks, Len!

I'm not a fan of the music in this opera, but it tells an important story
Brian i enjoyed some of the music-I'd go see it again sometime-I'm ready for another nixon in china! Len from wilmington deleware
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post-Pruitt pollution - five E.P.A. battles still on the table
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Post-Pruitt pollution - five E.P.A. battles still on the table

Despite him probably being even more effective then Pruitt I'm glad Pruitt is gone! Who knows--in his own way Pence could be more effective than Trump-still Trump has to go! Regards, Len [cutting off nose to spite face] :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Doctor Atomic Article NYTimes Santa Fe Opera
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Doctor Atomic Article NYTimes Santa Fe Opera

This NY Times article has many photos and musical clips. Regards, Len Bringing ‘Doctor Atomic’ to the Birthplace of the Bomb Michael Cooper By Michael Cooper July 6, 2018 SANTA FE — The lights of Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, can be seen at night from the idyllic open-air theater of...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 97
Views: 13307

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:19 am
except maybe Guam.
You got me there! Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 97
Views: 13307

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:40 am
whoever else here has heard of Wheaton, Maryland?),
Sue and I-we've had Thai food there and it's close to a wonderful garden we've been to at least 3 times--Brookside Gardens! Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang’s Return
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Lang Lang’s Return

Gotta admit-I didn't even know he had been gone. Regards, Len Why Lang Lang’s Return Is a Big Deal for Classical Music By Michael Cooper July 4, 2018 For more than a year, the pianist Lang Lang has been largely out of commission with an injured left arm — a major loss, since he is one of classical m...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 97
Views: 13307

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Chalkperson wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:38 am
I should be able to make July 18th lunch.Will be good to see you all again.
Chalkie great news! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strange - at Best Buy!
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Strange - at Best Buy!

barney wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:22 pm
I can now demonstrate the figures (and my age): Sophia Loren, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bridget Bardot, Jane Fonda, and Renee Fleming.
Barney I always thought you had good taste! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pruitt purged as Trump launches toxic-waste cleanup
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Pruitt purged as Trump launches toxic-waste cleanup

What took that crook so long! Regards, Len :x
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle-LSO - Stockhausen Gruppen - Turbine Hall of Tate Modern 30 June 2018 - binaural sound
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Rattle-LSO - Stockhausen Gruppen - Turbine Hall of Tate Modern 30 June 2018 - binaural sound

To hear binaural's full spatial effects, important in this work, I believe you do. Maybe this afternoon I'll try it again downstairs where I have headsets for the 53 inch TV-I can get to youtube using my roku. I'm listening to it a second time now while I do other computer activities but when I lis...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle-LSO - Stockhausen Gruppen - Turbine Hall of Tate Modern 30 June 2018 - binaural sound
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Rattle-LSO - Stockhausen Gruppen - Turbine Hall of Tate Modern 30 June 2018 - binaural sound

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:38 am
I'm breaking out a set of headphones.
Don't need headphones-I'm listening upstairs on the PC where my wife can't hear it! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Die Frau ohne Schatten

it's too bad you didn't see the Met's previous/first one by Nathaniel Merrill and Robert O'Hearn which was truly spectacular and met the requirements of the opera much better. It also had the premium cast for the opera in those days, Leonie Rysanek, James King, Christa Ludwig, and Walter Berry, wit...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Die Frau ohne Schatten

I have fond memories of seeing it at the Met-... we were supposed to get Thomas Moser as the prince but could be off on that? Regards, Len Len your memory is faulty-you thought you had seen him do it--you forgot you went back to see it with him Jan 17, 2002! Regards, Len [Met Performance] CID:35023...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strange - at Best Buy!
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Strange - at Best Buy!

barney wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:25 pm
The other was assembled quite expensively (5 figures) by an expert friend.
Whew! Did the 5 figures have any periods in among them-for example $100.00! Regards, Len [fleeing]