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by lennygoran
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Americans and the arts
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: Americans and the arts

Belle wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:36 am
Which show was that, Len?
Belle this one. Len
https://www.broadway.com/shows/school-r ... 3EQAvD_BwE
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Americans and the arts
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: Americans and the arts

The answer is clear. Most Americans think that "the arts" means The Grateful Dead and some things they might see on TV. The excellent film " School of Rock " demonstrates how people have a visceral need for music. It mightn't be our kind, but the popularity of same is far greater than for audiences...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Oscar Levant to the fore!
Replies: 11
Views: 77

Re: Pianist Oscar Levant to the fore!

I remember him from his many appearances on the Jack Paar show. Len
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: muhly talks about marnie nytimes
Replies: 1
Views: 17

muhly talks about marnie nytimes

We see this on Fri. Len “Marnie,” my new opera, which has its American premiere on Friday at the Metropolitan Opera, is about a woman who lies, steals, gets caught and is forced to marry a man who sexually assaults her. It’s delicate material — to say the least — and deeply plot-driven, and the dram...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

maestrob wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:12 pm
Sure, Len, the film was released with subtitles. Enjoy! :D
Brian great thanks-tonight we were right over there across from Crispo at with a friend-went to La Nacionale right across the street for Tapas-unfortunately the food disappointed althoght the staff was very nice. Regards,Len :(
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World’s Largest Food Market
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: World’s Largest Food Market

Remember those funny scenes at the Parisian food markets in Billy Wilder's film " Irma la Douce "? Nester has his night job there and arrives home at dawn, exhausted, shimmying up the building to bed when Irma is refreshed and ready for the new day!! "But, that's another story.... " Belle I see in ...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Samson et Delila
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Tonight's Met Samson et Delila

After a delicious meal at our go-to french bistro in nyc Saju we leisurely got over to the Met and was pleasantly surprised-a new imaginative but basically traditional production of Samson et Dalila-the third act was very spectacular. Some very fine singing-still I thought Garanca was not quite righ...
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

Hi, Len! I first learned about The Tsar's Bride from this film, made by the Bolshoi Opera in the 1960's and made available here on videotape during the 1980's, if you're interested..... https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51f1SffDR5L.jpg Brian thanks-l'll check this out when we get bac...
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World’s Largest Food Market
Replies: 2
Views: 52

World’s Largest Food Market

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/5a83a7c4-de93-431c-a8c9-50e385484316-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/f79d710b-8ba0-4446-8650-5be51b3ea458-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static...
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

My personal favorite is "Tsar's Bride," which Rimsky-Korsakov composed after hearing Puccini's "La boheme," which inspired Rimsky to compose his opera based on Puccini's style. Brian I found a free youtube with captions. Couldn't determine cast or orchestra on this. Regards, Len /adr4JEa8AzY
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:03 am
For the record, I did not disagree with Mark what's-his-name
I'll go on the record too-while Rimsky has proved valuable there's no doubt Donizetti blows him out of the water! Regards, Len [fleeing to Secaucus] :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

Rimsky-Korsakov may not have been the greatest Romantic composer - of course he wasn't - but outside of Russia, his achievement is not taken as seriously as it deserves. John exactly how I feel and I also came across a Prince Igor with captions that's rentable that looked traditional but of course ...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

A highlight of "Sadko" is the scene in the Sea King's court, when the Viking, Hindu, and Venetian guests sing about their homelands that border on the ocean. In the first recording these were star turns, with Mark Reizen, Ivan Kozlovsky, and Pavel Lisitsian respectively. Thanks for these-it was the...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 15
Views: 181

First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

Wow I wish I could have seen this live-while the filming could have been a little better the production was very spectacular-on our TV screen it lost some of that and at times seemed a little cluttered-still the sets and costumes and special effects were wonderful-very good singing-paid $2.99 from A...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 am
The flavor of the month appears to be fascista.
Is it time for a MOB burger or ice cream? Regards, Len :)

https://www.yelp.com/biz/marinos-mob-bu ... m-prescott
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

If you're worried, I'm doubly worried: the danger to the republic posed by right-wing nutjobs should not be underestimated. My worry began after I saw this TV special some time ago. Regards, Len https://www.thedocumentarygroup.com/single-post/2018/How-to-Fix-an-Election-Airs-This-Sunday-on-MSNBC
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

They may not even get the House. Dems historically do not turn out for midterms the way the GOP do. Polls are one thing. Turn out is quite another matter. We shall see. I've already got a mail-in ballot my wife will fill out for me. Yeah I agree and am quite worried-the Republican dirty tricks and ...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Suppose the Dems win only the House of Reps. That alone would make a significant difference, if only as a check on the executive by the House's inherent authority to oversee, investigate and appropriate for the executive branch, to say nothing of its power to initiate legislation or block whatever ...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:24 pm
> It will put Len into a state of shock that I, not a general fan of bel canto, am posting this.
No shock at all-your taste is impeccable! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: SF Lucrezia Borgia Youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: SF Lucrezia Borgia Youtube

Blaming the singer for poor direction is just not right! If she wasn't reacting properly, that's the director's fault, not hers. Brian, while this production was pretty traditional--something I really like-the more I think about the homoeroticism between Gennaro and Orsini the more I feel that was ...
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After 4 Years, Jonas Kaufmann Returns to the Met Opera
Replies: 1
Views: 225

After 4 Years, Jonas Kaufmann Returns to the Met Opera

There are audio and video clips if the Times lets you in. Regards, Len https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/a39caf91-1588-4256-bc3b-289bb790dd95-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Mr. Kaufmann with Eva-Maria Westbroek in “Die Walküre” at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011....
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate

> My husband loves Australian native flora.< Belle we've seen documentaries on Australian gardens-beautiful-we always wanted to get there. Gotta keep those kangeroos out of them though! Talk about keeping critters out of a garden one of the neighbors is raising chickens-quite a few--somehow one got...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: SF Lucrezia Borgia Youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 223

SF Lucrezia Borgia Youtube

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/2b354fb0-7684-41a8-86cf-50adcf733ea5-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/afb44b4f-dfa0-402e-9bd3-d3f8f89024e3-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds What a pleasure to ...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate

Sydney Opera House Belle whenever Sydney is mentioned to me I always think of that opera house-today it's raining here so maybe in the opera house's honor I'll listen to the surtitled Les Huguenots--a work I've never seen live-where's the Met when I need it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Og7nQt...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Philharmonic Takes New Music Beyond Geffen Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 200

The Philharmonic Takes New Music Beyond Geffen Hall

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/6ed001f3-9a7d-46eb-b1db-609e6f5f0574-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds I sure like the setting for this but would I enjoy the music? Regards, Len :lol: The Philharmonic Takes New Music Beyond Geffen Hall By Anthony Tommasini Oct. ...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/6bc2ec33-977e-4969-876a-0547e9458a9b-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/5779bf85-53f6-452a-997d-c26757058a93-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Lyric Opera Musicians Walk Out as Season Opens
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Chicago Lyric Opera Musicians Walk Out as Season Opens

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/4ec33618-9bb5-41b7-94f7-9be6b604fa87-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Chicago Lyric Opera Musicians Walk Out as Season Opens By Michael Cooper Oct. 9, 2018 Just three days after Lyric Opera of Chicago opened its 64th season with ...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hungarian State Opera Needs More Practice Time
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Hungarian State Opera Needs More Practice Time

Fortunately they're doing another performance of Sheba! Regards, Len Dear Patron, We regret to inform you that due to technical complexity, more time is needed than originally anticipated to set up and rehearse many of the Hungarian State Opera and Ballet productions. In order to give the company th...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi Parma
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: verdi Parma

maestrob wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:27 am
Len: That's fascinating about Cornell MacNeil, that's a new one on me. Thanks.
Brian we heard Cornell MacNeil quite a few times and liked him very much! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta

Catching up on 60 Minutes there was this segment! Regards, Len :lol:


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chef-massi ... 0-minutes/
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thank You Mile Long Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Thank You Mile Long Opera

I see Metrofocus had a clip on it-I don't think it would have appealed to me. Regards, Len

https://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/201 ... igh-opera/
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi Parma
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: verdi Parma

And then there's this! Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi Parma
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: verdi Parma

Parma used to be notorious for its opera audience which often booed unfortunate singers off the stage. I've also heard of an occasion when a singer received an ovation for an aria, so sang it again as an encore, got another ovation, sang it again, yet another ovation. The singer gestured his thanks...
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi Parma
Replies: 5
Views: 331

verdi Parma

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/67e1d96d-f8f8-49b0-b53e-a4cf1da24875-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/b87bcdda-1287-4f89-bcea-2840c72cf285-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static...
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting a new computer
Replies: 29
Views: 2106

Re: Getting a new computer

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:47 pm
They are all backed up once to an external drive and once again to an off-site LMS (Learning Mangement System).
I now have 3 external hard drives. Regards, Len [fingers crossed]
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thank You Mile Long Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Thank You Mile Long Opera

We got to the cloisters today for the second half of the great tresures of the vatican show which I talked about previously when we saw it at the 5th ave Met-just superb-we hadn't been to the cloisters in a long time-why I can't say-it's magnificent! Anyway we had some time and headed for the high l...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Now, some critics are calling foul and accusing Roberts of mounting a cover-up in favor of the controversial Supreme Court nominee...New York University Law School Professor and legal ethics expert Stephen Gillers noted, in comments to the Post, “If Justice Roberts sits on the complaints then they ...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Belle speaks truth If only Brett had followed her lead, we might be in a different place. Too bad. I'd like to explore this-let's say Kavanaugh took advantage of his exchange with Sen. Amy Klobuchar to say something like this-"gee I might have blacked out and if I did this terrible assault to Dr. F...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jupiter Symphony finale analyzed
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Re: Jupiter Symphony finale analyzed

John F wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:35 am
>While many discuss familiar music, Atkinson ranges more widely
Yeah he even goes here! Thanks for the link! Regards, Len :lol:

by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85

John F wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:31 am
Wow, what a load of hype! Margalit Fox is not a member of the Times's music staff, she's their obituary writer; no professional critic would carry on like that. Maybe she was a fan.
She did get some help from these two: "Raphael Minder and Zachary Woolfe contributed reporting" Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85

Wow ... what a loss. Here's the NY Times obit. Regards, Len Montserrat Caballé, Revered Spanish Prima Donna, Dies at 85 These audios appear in the article if you can reach it. Regards, Len 1. Early Caballé's divine pianissimo upper register 2. Montserrat Caballé sings "Com'é bello" from Lucrezia Bo...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:40 am
These are very complaints having to do with BK's veracity under oath and his judicial temperament.
I supply a word here: very SERIOUS complaints!!! Regards, Len :D

PS-I thought I saw originally you posted the article as well-did you delete it?
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hadrian
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Hadrian

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/074a4388-5c50-49c3-9e36-02db24ee6562-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds “Hadrian” stars Thomas Hampson, right, with the conductor Johannes Debus, left, and Ambur Braid. https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/074a43...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Golden Cockerel
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: First Golden Cockerel

John F wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:04 am
The picture is black and white and a bit dim, but definitely better than nothing!
Thanks, this is good to know about-as someone who needs hearing aids I did appreciate the captions on the one we watched yesterday. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

What I suggest we all contemplate is the self-entitled and childish way in which Kavanaugh responded to Ford's testimony, with his "How dare you attack precious, entitled ME" attitude. If he is that way at age 53 when he is sober and as mature as he is ever going to be, imagine what he must have be...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:31 pm
It should be remembered that these accusations are not only unproven but untested and possibly too weak to present to a court.
Belle what should be remembered is that they didn't do a full FBI investigation-hopefully that will eventually happen. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.

. As for the singers, I only know Lucic, and he's a fine baritone (We saw him as Scarpia in the recent Tosca telecast.). Brian we saw it live and also HD in Rockaway-the Met abandoned the terrible Luc Bondy production and now has a wonderful new production! Lucic was imo very good! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Collins, Flake-really let me down-what a ridiculous rushed investigation. Collins so sure Kavanaugh's a moderate Republican like she is-naive or really phony. And the assault charges and drinking sure need further investigation-if only the Dems can take the House. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Golden Cockerel
Replies: 2
Views: 278

First Golden Cockerel

It turned out I was wrong-we have never seen Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel-it was sort of a cloudy dismal looking day so we abandoned our gardening and streamed in the performance below using our Roku and the 53 inch screen. What a wonderful imaginative work-it was traditional with a very nice p...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 am
My view at the time was the opera was really about, and the hero was, Jack Rance, who finally relents and acknowledges the better man has won her heart .
That's not my view-Minnie's the hero! Regards, Len :lol: