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by lennygoran
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cold brew coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 38

Re: Cold brew coffee

John F wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:17 am
4.5 cups of coffee a day for each of you?
It's 5 for me and 4 for Sue. BTW the strong burnt quality of Starbucks coffee is coffee I can't drink no matter how much milk I add to it-also I can't drink coffee with sugar. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Rich RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Maria Rich RIP

John F wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:06 am
You probably don't know her name, but Maria Rich was the executive director of the Central Opera Service,
John as you know I met her from time to time at the Met and always enjoyed talking with her-so sorry to hear about this. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Car Owners Inspections
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Car Owners Inspections

That's just in New Jersey. Across the Hudson, all vehicles registered in NY State have to be inspected every 12 months. Yet another reason to avoid driving in New Jersey...My stepsister, who lives in Los Angeles, would be surprised that California isn't in this list. Very interesting-now I wonder i...
by lennygoran
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cold brew coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 38

Re: Cold brew coffee

To break it down, each serving of Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee is about 66¢. If you were to pick up a bottle or cup at any other retailer, you’d expect to pay at least two to three times that amount. Thanks for the info. Interesting to read the price breakdown-Sue and I have 9 cups of coffee per d...
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Car Owners Inspections
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Car Owners Inspections

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:27 pm
The knowledge of how to do it has probably been lost (fleeing).
I'm not sure about that-that card is already in my glove compartment! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Julliard Katya
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Julliard Katya

Don't know about this-in the past we've liked Julliard performances of opera. Mixing Folk and Modern in 'Katya' Stephen Wadsworth appeared to be meditating as he leaned over his desk on a recent Saturday afternoon. He was studying the score to Leoš Janáček's Katya Kabanova, which concludes Juilliard...
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Car Owners Inspections
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Car Owners Inspections

My 1995 Saturn seems to have reached a milestone-it no longer needs to be inspected-got a notice from the motor Vehicle Bureau-got a card I can keep in the car to prove this to the police-had no idea such laws existed. Regards, Len :D What vehicles do not have to be inspected? The following vehicles...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CURSE OF CAMERA PHONES’ AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: CURSE OF CAMERA PHONES’ AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Texting is silent, and you should be attending to the spectacle in front of you, not to a 2-inch square of light beside you. I don't agree-if that light were right next to me it would be very distracting. You say texting is silent-only if the person hadn't turned off his smartphone as he is suppose...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Whitney Biennial Controversy
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Whitney Biennial Controversy

Modernistfan wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:57 am
No one would or should call that work illegitimate or a work of improper cultural appropriation merely because the composer and the lyricist were non-Jews and presumably did not experience the Holocaust personally.
Thanks I agree with this. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler Score Returned to Vienna
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Mahler Score Returned to Vienna

Finally Returning Bernstein’s Overdue Mahler By MICHAEL COOPER MARCH 28, 2017 It was more than 50 years overdue, but Leonard Bernstein’s score of Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” was finally returned to the Vienna Philharmonic on Tuesday. Bernstein used the score, which bears the stamp of the Vienna...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Whitney Biennial Controversy
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Whitney Biennial Controversy

I wasn't aware of this controversy but am always interested when attempts are made to suppress art. Regards, Len Should Art That Infuriates Be Removed? By ROBERTA SMITH MARCH 27, 2017 We all encounter art we don’t like, that upsets and infuriates us. This doesn’t deserve to be exhibited, our brains ...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CURSE OF CAMERA PHONES’ AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: CURSE OF CAMERA PHONES’ AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

It would disrupt the performance and annoy the audience even more if ushers were to enter the auditorium and start evicting offenders wholesale. Not to mention creating an unfriendly relationship between the ushers and the customers. If this is so widespread, there really isn't much the opera house...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Where is everybody?

Beckmesser wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:43 pm

Well, here goes. I hope it works.
I could see all your work-impressive! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CURSE OF CAMERA PHONES’ AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Replies: 6
Views: 92

CURSE OF CAMERA PHONES’ AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

A friend sent me this letter from the Times [of London]-may it never get so bad here in NYC! Regards, Len CURSE OF CAMERA PHONES’ AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Sir, There is no longer any attempt at the Royal Opera House to enforce the rule of “no photography in the auditorium”, as printed in the programme. ...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump

Agree with Schumer and Pelosi-Nunes has to go-so what did he find and who told him! Regards, Len :( House Democrats Ask Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN MARCH 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — Top House Democrats on Monday called on the Republican chai...
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The iceman and modern detective work
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: The iceman and modern detective work

introducing the play and asking the audience to turn off their cell phones etc. A minute later, a cell phone starts ringing. This is something I always worry about-at the HD Idomeneo Sue forgot to turn off her phone for Act 1 but fortunately it didn't ring-made me nervous--couldn't wait for Act 1 t...
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams Gospel Carnegie Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 40

John Adams Gospel Carnegie Hall

The reference to three boys from “The Magic Flute caught my eye. Regards, Len Conducting an Eerie, Political ‘Gospel’ By DAVID ALLEN MARCH 26, 2017 David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony (who recently announced his departure from that orchestra in 2019), has been an unstinting adv...
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The iceman and modern detective work
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: The iceman and modern detective work

I enjoyed this show from Nova on the subject:

http://www.pbs.org/video/2365669542/

Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Visionary American composer Francis Thorne
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Visionary American composer Francis Thorne

I never heard of this guy-Tommasini mentions neo-classical elements and a Reich “Tehillim,” he calls a seminal 1981 work--all new to me. Regards, Len Review: An American Composers Orchestra Concert Pays a Bracing Tribute By ANTHONY TOMMASINI MARCH 26, 2017 In an ideal musical world there would be no...
by lennygoran
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Chicago Symphony job was not what I thought it would be
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: My Chicago Symphony job was not what I thought it would be

John F wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:34 pm
Yes, that's it.
Great --surprised myself coming up with it! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Chicago Symphony job was not what I thought it would be
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: My Chicago Symphony job was not what I thought it would be

I've read this here before and commented on it. Was it you who posted it or somebody else? I remember reading this too and did find this thread but I don't know if that's what you're looking for. Regards, Len http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46739&p=476423&hilit=First+Associa...
by lennygoran
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Where is everybody?

I would be happy to post some pictures of the harpsichord but I've never done something like that before. I believe I need to post them on another website first which is something I don't know how to do. Can anyone offer some advice? Best wishes with the surgery-I use photobucket to post photos-I p...
by lennygoran
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Friar Alessandro
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Friar Alessandro

I think this would fit in here rather than the Pub? My Thirteen PBS schedule for April arrived and listed this show to air April 13 and repeated a number of times-had never heard of him but there's plenty from YouTube and wiki. Regards, Len "Alessandro Brustenghi (born in Assisi, Italy on 21 April 1...
by lennygoran
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump rings up Post reporter Bob Costa and admits defeat
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Trump rings up Post reporter Bob Costa and admits defeat

I liked this tweet from a conservative columnist! Regards, Len :lol:

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by lennygoran
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Today's HD Met Idomeneo
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Today's HD Met Idomeneo

The wonderful old production of a wonderful opera-the cast was very good-lovely singing and acting-the clips of Levine at the second intermission with him rehearsing the Ariadne and Naxos with Battle and Norman sure brought back memories. A very satisfying opera day! Regards, Len Idomeneo..............
by lennygoran
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wall Street Journal: Former CIA Director James Woolsey accuses Mike Flynn of plotting with Turkish officials
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Wall Street Journal: Former CIA Director James Woolsey accuses Mike Flynn of plotting with Turkish officials

Sadly, the original WSJ report is behind a paywall, forgot to mention that in my post , but a number of other outlets are picking up on the details of this story: CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post. The other shoe that dropped yesterday is that Rep. Devin Nunes who chairs the House Intelligence Committee ...
by lennygoran
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wall Street Journal: Former CIA Director James Woolsey accuses Mike Flynn of plotting with Turkish officials
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Wall Street Journal: Former CIA Director James Woolsey accuses Mike Flynn of plotting with Turkish officials

By JAMES V. GRIMALDI, DION NISSENBAUM and MARGARET COKER Updated March 24, 2017 James Woolsey says he attended a September meeting where other participants, including then-Trump adviser Mike Flynn, talked of moving Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey without going through U.S. extradition process. Retir...
by lennygoran
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pathless Woods
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Pathless Woods

Funny you should mention the Ringling Museum. Tomorrow I'll be going with family to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus's last hurrah, at the Prudential Center in Newark. My 2-year-old great-niece will be seeing the Greatest Show on Earth for the first and last time. <sigh> Got thi...
by lennygoran
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump

What a pathetic apology-Nunez has to go! Regards, Len :evil: Nunes apologizes for going directly to White House with monitoring claims Nancy Pelosi calls the Intelligence Committee chairman a 'stooge for the president of the United States.' By Austin Wright and Nolan D. McCaskill 03/23/17 11:16 AM E...
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Cunning Little Vixen La Monnaie
Replies: 0
Views: 90

The Cunning Little Vixen La Monnaie

I won't get a chance to attend this. Regards, Len A Hat Designer for Rock Stars Turns to Opera By HETTIE JUDAH MARCH 22, 2017 BRUSSELS — In the atrium outside a rehearsal space at La Monnaie opera house here recently, a rack of basketballs was stashed haphazardly beside a vending machine and a janit...
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Toscanini at 150 Rubenstein Atrium
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Toscanini at 150 Rubenstein Atrium

John F wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:59 am
This should be good - Harvey Sachs literally wrote the book about Toscanini. Too bad I can't make it.
Thanks, I never heard of him. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump

"If you believe that, then have I got a bridge for you (or "I have a bridge to sell you")."

Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Came Across This Rusalka Review
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Came Across This Rusalka Review

John F wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:40 am
After saying you agree with Mac Donald "a lot," you then said "I disagree with her on a lot of her review." Left me wondering.
Ah now I get it-my take on this is that even she is no longer to be fully trusted when it comes to opera reviews. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Toscanini at 150 Rubenstein Atrium
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Toscanini at 150 Rubenstein Atrium

We were just at the atrium a month ago to make use of the tickets booth-got a great deal for the play Cagney-now I got this invitation which I won't be able to get to but others may be interested. Regards, Len Tuesday, March 28 “Toscanini at 150: The Maestro Lives On” Leonard, please join us for the...
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sneak Peek NYCO Campana Sommersa
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Sneak Peek NYCO Campana Sommersa

If City Opera is really putting it on, they can't hope to match that kind of cast, so the opera had better be good! Well I'll find out in a few weeks-so far I've enjoyed every production they've done at the Time Warner Jazz Center-Tosca, Florencia en el Amazonas, Aleko / Pagliacci, Candide. OTOH we...
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Came Across This Rusalka Review
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Came Across This Rusalka Review

Are you now taking back what you said?...Instead of a conventionally staged sword fight, what we see is Lohengrin's speer glowing green, ...It's productions like Wilson's that grow out of an opera's imagined world, not just what the characters say and sing but the meaning of what they do. This is n...
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sneak Peek NYCO Campana Sommersa
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Sneak Peek NYCO Campana Sommersa

Wish NYCO would announce a new 2017/18 schedule. I'm sure ready for this one! Regards, Len :D

by lennygoran
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Came Across This Rusalka Review
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Came Across This Rusalka Review

Well, your views on opera production are the most extremely conservative of anyone I know, so it figures that you'd agree with her. ...I think Robert Wilson's production of "Lohengrin" for the Metropolitan Opera is brilliant, faithful to the text but strikingly original, one of the best I've seen, ...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Came Across This Rusalka Review
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Came Across This Rusalka Review

maestrob wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:23 pm
For the record, I loved the Otto Schenk production, and thought the entire cast excellent in spite of the opinions expressed elsewhere.
Brian I'm pretty much with you-had no problem at all with that Schenk production-AAMOF most of his productions sit very well with me! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Came Across This Rusalka Review
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Came Across This Rusalka Review

It's Heather Mac Donald, a lawyer and conservative political commentator. Though opera and classical music are not her beat, this is an intelligent and pretty well informed piece. ...Met general manager Peter Gelb has been under relentless pressure to import to the house the European style of revis...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing

I watched a good part of the Comey/Rogers hearing on CNN and heard both explicitly shoot down Trump's allegation about Obama's wiretap of Trump Tower as well as the allegation that British intelligence performed this surveillance at Obama's request. Henry I was very happy with what I saw-a cloud ha...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing

Anyone know where these hearings can be watched-any opinions on which will be more dramtic? Regards, Len :) A followup-watched it all on CNN-at one point the Spicer press briefing interfered but a CSpan station had it going-a very exciting event for me although watching the whole thing was kind of ...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Came Across This Rusalka Review
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Came Across This Rusalka Review

In this review of the Met's Rusalka I came across there is much I disagree with in it-I liked the production for the most part-she's a little too critical for me-liked at least reading this part: "He has continued to commission productions faithful to both the setting and the emotional content of an...
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Scam phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Scam phone call

By "calls like this" do you mean they claim to be from the IRS, or are you speaking of robocalls generally? If the latter, I usually don't pick up at all unless I recognize the caller on Caller ID. John specifically the IRS-I've answered them a few times with curses and profanities! Regards, Len :l...
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Scam phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Scam phone call

John F wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:41 am
I just got a new one. Didn't answer as the caller ID was "unknown" but got this message on the answering machine
I've been getting calls like that for months-I either hang up immediately or if it's on the answering phone delete it immediately. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing

Gorsuch will carefully avoid saying anything that reveals his opinion on any of the issues likely to come before the Supreme Court. On the other hand, there's a fair chance that Comey will have something to say on the "wiretap" allegation as well as the Russia investigation. As one commentator note...
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing

In my case, neither. But if I wanted to watch them, I'd first look at C-Span 1, 2, or 3. Thanks, for some reason I've never gone to them but this might be the first time-I have to check if my Comcast has them all--I think I'd go for the Comey one even though he may not reveal that much-one can at l...
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Which To Watch-Comey or Gorsuch Hearing

Anyone know where these hearings can be watched-any opinions on which will be more dramtic? Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Loft Otello Rossini
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Loft Otello Rossini

I see this is at least available on/line right now--watched first 12 minutes of it-enough for me to determine this is now how I want to see this opera for the first time-no surtitles and too many people in business suits. Regards, Len :( https://livestream.com/thenewschool/LoftOpera-Otello/videos/15...
by lennygoran
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Caballé's Herodiade (Massenet)
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Caballé's Herodiade (Massenet)

Lance I love the music-if only someone here in NY would perform it-why does the Met have to repeat Thais-they ought to give this Massenet a go. Regards, Len