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by lennygoran
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hermann Prey vs. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritones
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Hermann Prey vs. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritones

CharmNewton wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Here is a recording of a duet from Suppé's Boccaccio, "Rosen für dich", with Anneliese Rothenberger recorded in 1964.John
Wow this work was new to me-lovely! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment could make life miserable for GOP Senate majority
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Impeachment could make life miserable for GOP Senate majority

I'm not sure how this strategy of delay in sending this to the Senate would work out? Regards, Len Impeachment could make life miserable for GOP Senate majority Opinion by Joe Lockhart "They also have a little discussed, but potentially powerful tool if they work with their House colleagues. What D...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Best Classical Music of 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: NYTimes Best Classical Music of 2019

maestrob wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:49 am
but let me just say that Rameau's "Les Indes galantes" is one of my favorite baroque operas.
Brian thanks-I'd love to see that some day. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steve Reich Makes a Rare Venture Into the Orchestra
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Steve Reich Makes a Rare Venture Into the Orchestra

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/bk1qPW.jpg I know very little about him wanted to find something that's considered his best and found this link: https://www.npr.org/2011/10/03/140951516/steve-reich-music-we-love Decided to give Music for 18 Musicians a try. I've listened to about 15...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Mayor, prances and dances to a Putin tune in Ukraine
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Mayor, prances and dances to a Putin tune in Ukraine

Belle wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Whoah!! Why not wait 12 months and let nature take its course.
We can't wait that long-by then Russia will have infiltrated our 2020 election and given him another 4 years. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Best Classical Music of 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 47

NYTimes Best Classical Music of 2019

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by lennygoran
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is ‘Playing It Safe’ Bad for Classical Music?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Is ‘Playing It Safe’ Bad for Classical Music?

maestrob wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:48 am
Good response from the reader, IMHO.
Brian I was pleased that he was given the last word on the discussion-this makes it look like Tommasini was very fair. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Mayor, prances and dances to a Putin tune in Ukraine
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Mayor, prances and dances to a Putin tune in Ukraine

barney wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Len, in any previous generation Trump would have long gone.
I can't think of any conceivable crime that would make the Republicans remove him
Barney what about shooting someone on 5th Ave? Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A loss
Replies: 36
Views: 638

Re: A loss

Belle wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Somebody has just written this about me for publication in our city's 'third age' learning community and you'll see that CMG gets a mention, though 'un-named'!!
Congratulations-any idea who wrote this! Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is ‘Playing It Safe’ Bad for Classical Music?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Is ‘Playing It Safe’ Bad for Classical Music?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/0JyJzm.jpg Is ‘Playing It Safe’ Bad for Classical Music? By Anthony Tommasini Dec. 6, 2019 After Anthony Tommasini faulted the conductor Philippe Jordan in a review for leading a program of repertory staples — including Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony — ...
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Mayor, prances and dances to a Putin tune in Ukraine
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Mayor, prances and dances to a Putin tune in Ukraine

So when will the spineless Republicans force Trump to abandon him--maybe someone can produce incriminating phone calls from Trump's unsecure cell phone! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Female Composer Makes History With ‘Orlando’ in Vienna
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: A Female Composer Makes History With ‘Orlando’ in Vienna

Belle wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:13 am
Well I certainly hope this is better than her orchestral piece "Clocks Without Hands" which I endured at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 2011 with the excellent Vienna Philharmonic.
Belle I'll take all this into account if it ever comes to the NYC area. Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Adding to My Impeachment Wish List
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Adding to My Impeachment Wish List

I'm sure hoping these 2 items can be brought out into the open! Regards, Len Schiff: Pence aide provided new impeachment evidence — but VP's office classified it https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/06/adam-schiff-pence-jennifer-williams-impeachment-077532 AND https://www.washingtonpost.com/busines...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: San Francisco Opera Names a New Conductor. She’s Making History.
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: San Francisco Opera Names a New Conductor. She’s Making History.

The article doesn't mention it, but I notice that in her photograph, Maestra Kim is holding her baton in her left hand. Does that mean she's also a left-handed conductor? Interesting! Brian based on these photos I'd say no. Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/6ecSnN.jpg h...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Female Composer Makes History With ‘Orlando’ in Vienna
Replies: 3
Views: 74

A Female Composer Makes History With ‘Orlando’ in Vienna

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/JWGpkP.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/OPEk17.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/xxim76.jpg A Female Composer Makes History With ‘Orlando’ in Vienna By Ben Miller Dec. 6, 2019, 7:49 a.m. ET VIENNA — The promp...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: San Francisco Opera Names a New Conductor. She’s Making History.
Replies: 3
Views: 73

San Francisco Opera Names a New Conductor. She’s Making History.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/tEayPc.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/omJq9q.jpg San Francisco Opera Names a New Conductor. She’s Making History. By Michael Cooper Dec. 5, 2019 The fast-rising conductor Eun Sun Kim was named the next music director of the Sa...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Outrage, confusion and expulsion: is this opera’s Me Too moment?
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Outrage, confusion and expulsion: is this opera’s Me Too moment?

A friend sent me this article from the London Times by Neil Fisher. Regards, Len Outrage, confusion and expulsion: is this opera’s Me Too moment? As Plácido Domingo faces claims of sexual harassment and the tenor Vittorio Grigolo is fired by the Royal Opera House, Neil Fisher investigates a bitter c...
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cecilia Bartoli Has a New Role: Head of Monte Carlo’s Opera
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Cecilia Bartoli Has a New Role: Head of Monte Carlo’s Opera

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/0S0yQK.jpg Cecilia Bartoli Has a New Role: Head of Monte Carlo’s Opera By Michael Cooper Dec. 4, 2019 The great Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is preparing to take on a new role: director of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. The appointment of Ms. Ba...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe

but the flowers will be back again with their shining faces and vigorous push towards the sun.Life is too short for worrying about all this political stuff; I feel that very strongly just now. Belle I have no worry about the flowers-yes I know they'll be back. My worry is that Trump will be back. R...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A loss
Replies: 36
Views: 638

Re: A loss

You do get to know people in these kinds of forum interactions; very much so...John had physical ailments but, by god, his brain as a sharp as any really intelligent 30 something!! John Francis was unique. No question about that. Nothing will be the same here again on CMG. Belle Sue and I had the p...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe

I shouldn't worry anyway because if Trump is so bad he won't be re-elected. You only have a year to wait. Belle you're forgetting one thing-he tries to have our enemies in foreign countries meddle in our elections-this could help him win again and continue to try to establish a dictatorship. Did yo...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A loss
Replies: 36
Views: 638

Re: A loss

I've known John since around the year 1999-Sue and I have gotten together with him over the years so many times it's hard to count them all-a wonderful conversationalist and so much knowledge he imparted-this is a big loss for us. We saw him at the last CMG forum dinner at Pomodoro-he was in bad sha...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe

Turn on cable TV from the USA, by contrast, and all you get is endless yap, yap, yap about Trump with everybody pontificating, talking over and shouting at everybody else. Belle not the shows I watch on MSNBC-Rachel, Lawrence, Brian--on these shows crooked lying bullying Trump has to go-they all ag...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After Years of False Starts, Geffen Hall Is Being Rebuilt. Really.
Replies: 3
Views: 130

After Years of False Starts, Geffen Hall Is Being Rebuilt. Really.

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by lennygoran
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Inspired by CNN Movies Episode Golden Age
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Inspired by CNN Movies Episode Golden Age

We saw another one yesterday-the snow is keeping us inside--found it a little choppy and the ending didn't quite grab us-still it did hold our interest for the most part-I see the critics just loved it. Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/LioOTt.jpg August 16, 1946 1. 'Not...
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How does it "streich" you that ...
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: How does it "streich" you that ...

maestrob wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:15 am
Lance wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:06 pm
How does it strike you that I would call RITA STREICH one of the finest coloratura sopranos of her time (perhaps even the best).
Lance I wasn't familiar with her-I youtubed her and liked what I heard! Regards, Len :D

by lennygoran
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Queen of Spades
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Tonight's Met Queen of Spades

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/ENBdpc.jpg Now the NYTimes has weighed in-I'm sure glad we got to this one-it will be interesting to see how she does for all those operas she has coming up at the Met! Len Review: A Young Soprano Meets the Hype at the Met Opera Just 32, Lise Davids...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe

Joseph can't seem to find if the hearings will be televised-any idea? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Inspired by CNN Movies Episode Golden Age
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Inspired by CNN Movies Episode Golden Age

We've now added Laura to those CNN recommended Golden Age films-quite enjoyable-okay the plot is kind of incredulous-I don't think Sue or I ever saw a Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney or Clifton Webb film before. Regards, Len :lol: In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark M...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mariss Jansons has died
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Mariss Jansons has died

Deep sorrow: Mariss Jansons has died By norman lebrecht on December 1, 2019 Mariss Jansons died last night at his home in St Petersburg. He was 76. The cause was a longstanding heart condition. He had been ill frequently this year, collapsing in the Vienna Philharmonic podium and cancelling a Bavari...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Queen of Spades
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Tonight's Met Queen of Spades

Love Bergdorf's windows: they have the absolute best menswear in the city, and their service can't be beat! Brian the last few years they've been the best in our opinion-in the past we favored Lord and Taylor but the creativity of Bergdorf the last few years has just been great! Regards, Len https:...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Queen of Spades
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Tonight's Met Queen of Spades

Brian a double-he was getting tips from people who wanted to pose with him-we hadn't actually been in trump tower in many many years. Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7715/sgMUNI.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4108/N3tEVu.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5001/uf4G3s.j...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Met Statue
Replies: 21
Views: 913

Re: New Met Statue

Belle good find! Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Queen of Spades
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Tonight's Met Queen of Spades

Great day today-before the opera we saw spectacular Xmas Windows at Bergdorf Goodman, then ran into Trump as we entered Trump Tower on 5th Ave, then our first visit to MOMA since it's expansion, delicious Chinese food at one of our upper west side favorites and then finally the opera at the Met. A n...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An Updated der freischutz
Replies: 0
Views: 242

An Updated der freischutz

At the Heart of a 19th-Century Opera: Modern Gun Culture With a new version of Weber’s “Der Freischütz,” Heartbeat Opera has done its latest rethinking of a classic. Chloe Treat (left) and Louisa Proske (right), the directors of Heartbeat Opera’s updated production of Weber’s “Der Freischütz,” flank...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Met Statue
Replies: 21
Views: 913

Re: New Met Statue

Lance didn't know about this-Sue has used AC Moore for some of her art supplies-she's seen other art stores go into decline over the years as well. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Met Statue
Replies: 21
Views: 913

Re: New Met Statue

Do you know of any major statue anywhere made of aluminum? Statues meant to last are made of stronger stuff, such as bronze. John I'll have to check when we get home-talk about material around lincoln center after dealing with the Met box office I needed a rest room and went into the library-this e...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Met Statue
Replies: 21
Views: 913

Re: New Met Statue

Mind you, the Macy windows aren't exactly to my taste either. :D We have a similar tradition, though probably not as grand, in Melbourne's oldest and biggest department store, interestingly also with four letters, two of which are M and Y - Myer. When my children were very young we would go in to t...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Met Statue
Replies: 21
Views: 913

Re: New Met Statue

it shines like gold when it is in perfect harmony My impression is just the opposite: a confused jumble with gold leaf added in an unsuccessful attempt to prettify the mess. Not my taste either. Tacky. It's made of gilded aluminum. What's wrong with that! Len fleeing :lol: https://www.google.com/se...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: spontini opera article
Replies: 7
Views: 300

spontini opera article

I'd love to see some of these operas if they ever came to the NY area-their are plenty of clips and photos at the website. Regards, Len Two Centuries Later, a Composer Gets a Second Look Gaspare Spontini, once celebrated for operas like “La Vestale,” is largely forgotten. But there are glimmers of a...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Met Statue
Replies: 21
Views: 913

Re: New Met Statue

Gotta admit I didn't need it out there but I sort of go for the shiney glitzy-you should have seen the Xmas Macys Windows yesterday! Len :lol: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5190/rPD4Zj.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5127/8Z5QTA.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7070/GsM...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BEETHOVEN'S “LEONORE” AND “FIDELIO”
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: BEETHOVEN'S “LEONORE” AND “FIDELIO”

Barney thanks so much for this-I'm passing ot along to Sue as well. BTW we didn't spend too much for the tickets-$30 a piece. Your effort in getting me this is much appreciated! Len
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Met Statue
Replies: 21
Views: 913

Re: New Met Statue

Found out. Len Metropolitan Opera Presents New George Condo Sculpture, Constellation of Voices By Francisco Salazar The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled a new sculpture by American artist George Condo: Constellation of Voices. The new sculpture will be on view on the Met’s outdoor Terrace facing Linc...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Met Statue
Replies: 21
Views: 913

New Met Statue

I was at the Met Box Office today and came upon this statue I don't remember seeing before at the front facade area. Len

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by lennygoran
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Message From Francesca
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Message From Francesca

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:26 am
No recipe this time but a nice photo of the Hudson
Just dawned on me that's probably Lake Otsego out of Cooperstown-got it confused with Bard and annandale on Hudson. Len
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Message From Francesca
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Message From Francesca

No recipe this time but a nice photo of the Hudson-we're heading into Brooklyn for the Thanksgivng feast-Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. Regards, Len :D https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/38Ofax.jpg Greetings from the heart Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I want to take a mo...
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DGG's Furtwangler Edition - who's going for it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: DGG's Furtwangler Edition - who's going for it?

I can't bring myself to criticize them for that. Belle what about Trump's comments on Charlottesville? " Trump said: "Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch",[361] adding in a later response that he believed there were "ver...
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BEETHOVEN'S “LEONORE” AND “FIDELIO”
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: BEETHOVEN'S “LEONORE” AND “FIDELIO”

barney wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:43 am
the power is back.
Barney great news! Regards, Len