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by lennygoran
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea

Yes, of course, but that's a matter for NY State, not the Feds. At least not yet. Brian I don't think this will make Richard Neal (D-Mass.) happy! Regards, Len House Democrats to renew effort to obtain Trump's tax returns next year House Democrats are planning to renew their efforts to obtain Presi...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Handel Master on Building the Perfect ‘Messiah’
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: A Handel Master on Building the Perfect ‘Messiah’

A followup-Sue and I haven't seen many Messiahs and I was looking for one with English captions-then I came upon one that had them and was also staged-I found a review-it sounded interesting-I wonder? Len https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LsZpitl-cI Blurring lines between speech, dance, and musical f...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fidelio Met On Demand
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Fidelio Met On Demand

maestrob wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:36 am
How about trying this link below?
Brian thanks-I'll look into this. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea

His income taxes should be examined imo. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fidelio Met On Demand
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Fidelio Met On Demand

If I recall, you mentioned a while back that you and Sue had come into NY(?) to see a performance of Beethoven's earlier draft of the opera, then called "Leonore," and said that you preferred the revisions Beethoven made better. https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71jsuX+tAqL._SS500_.jpg https://sm...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Handel Master on Building the Perfect ‘Messiah’
Replies: 2
Views: 16

A Handel Master on Building the Perfect ‘Messiah’

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by lennygoran
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best Classical Music of 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Best Classical Music of 2020

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/ed6Lkf.jpg Best Classical Music of 2020 A host of livestreamed concerts, the sounds of silence, time-hopping quartets and at-home divas were among the highlights. By Anthony Tommasini, Zachary Woolfe, Joshua Barone, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, Seth...
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's FB Rant
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Trump's FB Rant

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:54 am
After the signing ceremony, they will both attend Trump’s anti-inauguration ball, the biggest ever in US history.
How does it rank as a super spreader-biggest ever there too? Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's FB Rant
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Trump's FB Rant

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:50 am
The election in Arizona was rigged, right? Then why did Pence just swear in the new Dem senator from AZ, Mark Kelly?
Well after trump fires barr he'll go after pence! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If only something could be done to stop trump's pardons
Replies: 1
Views: 44

If only something could be done to stop trump's pardons

If only something could be done to stop trump-Rachel's show yesterday was so fascinating in bringing this history out-ironically it was the day Alexander gave his departing speech in the Senate and Moscow Mitch was brought to tears! Lock Them Up! Regards, Len Goy. Blanton of Tennessee Is Replaced 3 ...
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's FB Rant
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Trump's FB Rant

I saw a little of this scary disgusting material but the whole thing can be watched. It's a dangerous time for all of us. Regards, Len Trump rants against election results for 46 minutes in new video post https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/528469-trump-rants-against-election-results-for-45-minute...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fidelio Met On Demand
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Fidelio Met On Demand

Fidelio On Demand To be honest we enjoyed this more today than when we saw it live at the Met in 2000-our date for the live performance was [Met Performance] CID:333093 Fidelio {208} Metropolitan Opera House: 10/25/2000-that's the date it was for the On Demand we just watched-the second act which wa...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Has Discussed With Advisers Pardons for His 3 Eldest Children and Giuliani
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Trump Has Discussed With Advisers Pardons for His 3 Eldest Children and Giuliani

Lets get these preemptive pardon possibilities out in the open-lock them up! Regards, Len Trump Has Discussed With Advisers Pardons for His 3 Eldest Children and Giuliani Rudolph W. Giuliani, who is promoting baseless claims of widespread election fraud, talked about a pardon with President Trump as...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our first Un mari à la porte Offenbach
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Our first Un mari à la porte Offenbach

Lovely! My favorite Offenbach operetta is still The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, which we saw on our first date, with Teresa's voice teacher in the title role, April, 1980. :D Brian we saw it too in NYC I believe at Hunter College with Stephanie Blythe-I'd like to see it again if I could find the r...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings

"Thou shall not covid thy neighbor's life.Wear a mask." This reminded me of an email I got from a friend just yesterday. Regards, Len A text to a neighbor: Hi, Max. This is Richard, next door. I've been riddled with guilt for a few months and have been trying to get up the courage to tell you face-...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative

After watching that interview, I had one reaction--Biden should hire him! And then there's this disgraceful recommendation as to what should happen to him. Regards, Len :( :( :( Trump attorney issues call for violence against former election cybersecurity official Anderson Cooper 360 Appearing on T...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our first Un mari à la porte Offenbach
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Our first Un mari à la porte Offenbach

On this rainout indoor day we went to France-first a nice documentary on the Louvre-wish we could have eaten at some of the places around there he went into! And we found c/o Amazon and saw an Offenbach operetta with english captions and a full set-wish there were more DVDs or streams like this--it ...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative

Last night, I watched an interview on 60 Minutes of Christopher Krebs, the Homeland Security official who was fired by Trump for saying that the 2020 election was the most secure in history. He is described as a life-long Republican. After watching that interview, I had one reaction--Biden should h...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Trump boosted the "failing" New York Times
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: How Trump boosted the "failing" New York Times

maestrob wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:38 pm
I've been an online subscriber ever since they started their website and have never looked back.
Brian I'm a subscriber too-it's so valuable! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hunt For Stratas On Met Demand Leads To A Rough And Tumble Pagliacci
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Hunt For Stratas On Met Demand Leads To A Rough And Tumble Pagliacci

Teresa Stratas also made an incandescent film of La Traviata in the early 1980's with Domingo and MacNeil that you may be able to find online, and recorded two CDs of music by Kurt Weill. She was very close to Lotte Lenya (Weill's first wife) near the end of her life, and immersed herself in Weill'...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Have you noticed? ROBO calls!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 382

Re: Have you noticed? ROBO calls!!!

It is tantamount to the number of commercials I see on TV channels such as National Geographic, Discover, etc. The same commercials played over and over so closely together. I had to get these two points off my chest. I've had enough of it all! So what do we do about it? Lance even when I use my ro...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Con Ci Là Operetta - complete work english subtitles Not So Much
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Con Ci Là Operetta - complete work english subtitles Not So Much

I think it's astounding that more Offenbach is not available. He wrote nearly 100 operettas during his prolific career, yet only a certain few are known today. Like Donizetti's output of 70 operas, I suppose most of them are quite forgettable, but still..... Maybe it's time for a revival! :D Brian ...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hunt For Stratas On Met Demand Leads To A Rough And Tumble Pagliacci
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Hunt For Stratas On Met Demand Leads To A Rough And Tumble Pagliacci

We were so happy with Stratas in the Met's Bartered Bride and hadn't seen her in so long we decided to see what else On Demand had of her-would have liked to see more of her but they had about 4 including her Nedda-she was only in the Pagliacci-at some time we'll go back and see the Cav-- we had see...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Con Ci Là Operetta - complete work english subtitles Not So Much
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Con Ci Là Operetta - complete work english subtitles Not So Much

In looking for operettas that had English captions I came upon this operetta-I hadn't been aware of Italian operetta and had never heard of Carlo Lombardo or this operetta-the set seemed appropriate but unfortunately after about 20 minutes we could see there just weren't enough captions to make it w...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Bartered Bride On Demand
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Met Bartered Bride On Demand

You can stream it on amazon if you like. If you do, play the final duet between Onegin and Tatiana, and you'll hear what I mean. I'm really sensitive to this, because I've sung that in concert more than a few times. Brian thanks I found it on you tube-the audio of the whole opera is there. https://...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in December
Replies: 1
Views: 84

10 Classical Concerts to Stream in December

This article caught my eye because it lists John Adams-turns out "Correction: Nov. 25, 2020 An earlier version of this article, using outdated information from the Cleveland Orchestra, misstated the details of a performance. The orchestra’s concert will be Jan. 14, not Dec. 10. The conductor and pia...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Sheku Effect: A Classical Music Star Rises
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: The Sheku Effect: A Classical Music Star Rises

Ricordanza wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:30 am

I hope his next tour across the pond includes Philadelphia.
Hank sure hope Philly and all of the US can get back to normalcy-as you probably know Philly is very important for Sue and myself! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Bartered Bride On Demand
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Met Bartered Bride On Demand

What a delight-we had seen the opera live back on Nov 18, 1978 but not since and how wonderful to see Stratas-the cast was great! Thank you Met On Demand-we had forgotten they sang it in English-thank goodness there were English captions! Len The Bartered Bride Every bit of the spontaneous charm tha...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met On Demand Rondine La Rondine' Puccini and Operetta? He Does It His Way
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Met On Demand Rondine La Rondine' Puccini and Operetta? He Does It His Way

Not Puccini's best work, https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51SY8W1Y6GL.jpg Brian as an aside I couldn't help but notice how the Met links up cigars for the bad guys for at least 2 of their Puccini production-La fanciulla del West and now Ramey lighting up as Rondine concludes. And th...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met On Demand Rondine La Rondine' Puccini and Operetta? He Does It His Way
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Met On Demand Rondine La Rondine' Puccini and Operetta? He Does It His Way

If I may suggest, if you want to hear how this beautiful work should be sung, do try to hear or even buy the recording by Anna Moffo and my ex-client Mario Sereni, still happily in print: Brian thanks and happily I just checked and I have that on CD! Haven't listened to it in years! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings

There was the Warren Court, the Burger Court, the Rehnquist Court and now, with its 10 associate justices, the McConnell Court. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yt2xUJfdyw Joseph thanks for reminding me about that show-I watched it a few months ago-very informative and very scary. Regards, Len :( W...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings

Sorry Gorsuch, I side with Sotomayer! And at least at my liquor store there's even curbside service-they put it in the trunk for us while we sit in the car-a wonderful convenience-still others are going into the store which had been off limits for sometime. Regards, Len "Sotomayor vigorously dispute...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How an Opera Can Fit in a Mailbox
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: How an Opera Can Fit in a Mailbox

maestrob wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:33 pm

I'm not a big fan of Janacek's song cycles, but his operas can be quite thrilling.
Brian thanks to the Met we've gotten to see alot of his operas-we like them alot! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met On Demand Rondine La Rondine' Puccini and Operetta? He Does It His Way
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Met On Demand Rondine La Rondine' Puccini and Operetta? He Does It His Way

Sue and I couldn't figure out why we had not gone to see this either live or HD back in 2008-a stunningly beautiful production-very good acting, lavish sets-some wonderful music obviously Puccini--still I have to agree with alot of Tommasini's review-it's a problem opera and the principal singers di...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical Travel Companions for a Year of Going Nowhere
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Musical Travel Companions for a Year of Going Nowhere

I'm not that familiar with John Luther Adams-like the photos and am listening to the musical clips the article provides links for. Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/ynXPP1.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/CILWqw.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's On Demand Idomeneo
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Met's On Demand Idomeneo

Good morning, Len & Sue, and Happy Thanksgiving! I well remember that broadcast. IMHO, tenor John Alexander sang Pavarotti off the stage in that 1982 production that was broadcast (We saw it on TV.). Brian thanks so much for the review-a safe happy Thanksgiving to you and Teresa-we'll be doing Than...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How an Opera Can Fit in a Mailbox
Replies: 2
Views: 301

How an Opera Can Fit in a Mailbox

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/Pp5w0O.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/ATqJIL.jpg How an Opera Can Fit in a Mailbox In a year when everything seems deliverable, On Site Opera is presenting “The Beauty That Still Remains,” its first production by mail. By Josh...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: QAnon-leaning Deplorables are talking Georgia boycott on January 5
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: QAnon-leaning Deplorables are talking Georgia boycott on January 5

Wow, that would be wonderful! Regards, Len [fingers crossed]
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The case for prosecuting Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: The case for prosecuting Trump

The left wing media need to understand that by trying to chase down Trump they are playing into his hands by keeping him out there in front of the public. They could possibly help to make him the Republican candidate for 2024. I'm interested in seeing if he pardons himself-this should be fought imo...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Perils of Tosca
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Perils of Tosca

barney wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:54 pm
Nothing like a good laugh, as we all agree (though not all the below is funny). I was going through an old file on my computer and came across this, which I am happy to share.
Barney glad you posted this-thanks! Regards, Len [tosca lover] :D
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's On Demand Idomeneo
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Met's On Demand Idomeneo

Tonight we saw Idomeneo c/o On Demand-a wonderful production with a great cast! Mozart’s once-rare opera has become a favorite at the Met, thanks to James Levine’s loving conducting of the score and this stunning production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. In fact, this telecast follows the Met’s premiere o...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The case for prosecuting Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: The case for prosecuting Trump

Like Joe McCarthy after the Senate censured him, he’s washed up, he just doesn’t know it yet. Yeah but McCarthy was an alcoholic-he really washed up-trump-I don't think he drinks-maybe his 2 scoops of ice cream could melt and then he too could wash up-now I'm thinking how symbolic that would be-lik...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The case for prosecuting Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: The case for prosecuting Trump

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:08 pm
(not that he would ever be confirmed by a likely Republican Senate).
A likely Republican Senate-come on--what about the money Sue and I donated for Warnock and Ossoff! Regards, Len [the dreamer] :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The case for prosecuting Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: The case for prosecuting Trump

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:35 am
Who cares? The overeducated SOB will soon be history.
Gotta admit I do. As for him becoming history maybe not so fast as you and I would like.
Regards, Len [lock him up, lock him up, lock him up]
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The case for prosecuting Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: The case for prosecuting Trump

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:02 am
Tax fraud. Big problem.
Do you think there's any chance the House will now be able to at least examine trump's tax returns to see if changes in the tax laws need to be made? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: "Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!

Just to remind you, Len, that cliftwood studied with Rudolf Serkin at Curtis when he was a lad, and he heard Rachmaninoff play live! His opinions on piano matters have greatly informed many of my purchasing decisions to my great satisfaction over the years, as have my many discussions with Pepper o...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: "Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!

maestrob wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:34 am


I see above that your publicity team (Len & Sue) is already hard at work! :lol:
Brian I could be your publicity agent too-I have the photos! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our Second (Die Csardasfürstin) (The Csardas Queen) Kalman
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Our Second (Die Csardasfürstin) (The Csardas Queen) Kalman

I found some more info about the operetta and the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre. This Friday, 25th March at 7:00 pm at India Habitat Centre, Delhi witnesses an extravagant Operetta from Hungary – THE CSARDAS PRINCESS celebrating the 100th anniversary. Delhi stands the last station of the “Pr...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In the Wake of Ferguson, a Style-Blurring Album
Replies: 1
Views: 105

In the Wake of Ferguson, a Style-Blurring Album

There's an audio clip of the mono-opera. Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/W6ul3m.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/sFRkdX.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/hNEgYZ.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/WXjN7F.jpg In the Wake...