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by lennygoran
Sun May 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: PBS Thirteen Fleming Carousel Singing Comparison to Opera
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: PBS Thirteen Fleming Carousel Singing Comparison to Opera

Lance wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:50 pm
I would think she would do very well in Carousel.
Lance I was talking to Sue-we'll be in NYC this week and maybe we'll visit the box office. We've never actually seen the play but I love the music! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun May 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence medici.tv
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence medici.tv

jserraglio wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 7:46 am
I have Skin from medici.tv with subtitles. It is brilliant and Bejun Mehta is outstanding. I like opera in English cuz I study English.
Too bad it's not available on youtube. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sun May 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: PBS Thirteen Fleming Carousel Singing Comparison to Opera
Replies: 3
Views: 11

PBS Thirteen Fleming Carousel Singing Comparison to Opera

Opera virtuoso Renée Fleming takes Broadway by storm in the revival of the classic “Carousel.”

Aired on May 24, 2018. Regards, Len

https://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/201 ... e-fleming/
by lennygoran
Sun May 27, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence medici.tv
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence medici.tv

I'd like to see “Written on Skin,”--people I know liked it-it's on the internet and on Medici and I looked at a clip-even though it's in English I couldn't understand it-I'd want surtitles. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun May 27, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Picks Today's Visionaries in the Arts
Replies: 1
Views: 25

NYTimes Picks Today's Visionaries in the Arts

The first section pertains to opera but for anyone interested in other art forms I included them as well. Regards, Len Creativity That Comes From the Heart and Lives in the Memory From the Bayreuth Festival to Chicago and New York, looking for new ways to entertain. By Ted Loos May 24, 2018 Constant...
by lennygoran
Sat May 26, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes

jserraglio wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:48 am
I remember seeing 'Brokeback Mountain' online and liking it a lot.
Thanks, you've encouraged me! Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Sat May 26, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes

We see his opera on Thursday-it could be a pretty bad evening for us. He has things to say about Lamar and Levine-even Trump. Regards, Len [fingers crossed] He Has Fans, Fame and an Acclaimed ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Opera. So Why Is Charles Wuorinen So Cranky? By William Robin May 25, 2018 The composer...
by lennygoran
Fri May 25, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ROH Puccini Hitchcock
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: ROH Puccini Hitchcock

There is one opera coming up at the Met which has a Hitchcock connection: Nico Muhly's "Marnie." Its premiere was at the English National Opera, not Covent Garden, but Pappano could have seen it. But Muhly is no Puccini, more's the pity. Yeah I ordered it on my create your own subscription-it's a n...
by lennygoran
Fri May 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ROH Puccini Hitchcock
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: ROH Puccini Hitchcock

John F wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:34 am
I have no idea what Pappano means by that, particularly as regards "La Bohème."
Thanks, I feel better knowing I'm not alone on this. Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Fri May 25, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ROH Puccini Hitchcock
Replies: 4
Views: 49

ROH Puccini Hitchcock

Got an email from ROH which compares Puccini to Hitchcock-doesn't quite work for me though? Regards, Len "Rarely is an opera so universally admired as La bohème. Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano, who has described Puccini as the Alfred Hitchcock of music, attributes this adoration t...
by lennygoran
Thu May 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Maldidi: the world's most biologically diverse national park
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Maldidi: the world's most biologically diverse national park

We were in Bolivia in the 1970's-didn't know about this park-we went through the Pampas and had great steak-and here I thought Costa Rica had the most wildlife! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu May 24, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Opera House May 25 9PM
Replies: 0
Views: 39

The Opera House May 25 9PM

Sue and I saw this movie HD style at our usual HD place in Rockaway NJ May 25 9:00 pm Great Performances The Opera House Explore the rich history of the Met Opera's Lincoln Center home and the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met's general manager ...
by lennygoran
Thu May 24, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

John F wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:07 am
The main thing that needs to be done in the subways is to provide elevator or escalator access to every one of them.
John, Sue and I have started using the elevators from time to time-they're very nice to have! When traversing NYC every bit of energy you can save helps! :) Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed May 23, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rossini's "Semiramide" (Complete opera)
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Rossini's "Semiramide" (Complete opera)

It's not an opera I know well Barney it's an opera I've listened to a lot over the years but had not ever seen it done live-then it was done down in Wilmington Delaware live 2 years ago-wonderful-then the Met brought it back this season-a superb opera experience--a great cast! Regards, Len :D March...
by lennygoran
Wed May 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

Yes. I ride the bus between my building and that subway station. Not that familiar with the station named Jay St Metro Tech--I like what they've done with some of the subway stations-the Fulton St complex connects a lot of subway lines-very nice-we also like what they've done with the Hudson Yards ...
by lennygoran
Wed May 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

Of course there are taxis and car services, but the ride to Lincoln Center costs $20+ each way, which I can only manage occasionally, Yeah that $20 is a lot-you mentioned the A or C-what subway stop do you get on at-is it Jay St Metro Tech? I think you once told me you have to start with a bus but ...
by lennygoran
Wed May 23, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Video Clip From Bard
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Video Clip From Bard

Enjoyed this video sent by email from Bard college-we'll be seeing The Demon this summer. Regards, Len

http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/eve ... audiovideo
by lennygoran
Wed May 23, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

That's the thing. If upgrading the A and C lines involves shutting them down, other than late nights and weekends, then I'll be marooned in Brooklyn until it's done; goodbye Lincoln Center and Library for the Performing Arts. I can live with the current system, unsatisfactory as it is, but I can't ...
by lennygoran
Tue May 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

Of New York’s 22 subway lines, only the L train has the advanced signal system. . That L line-it's a line we never ride but the disruption from improving it will last some time-quite controversial from what I've heard-a lot of short term headaches for parts of Brooklyn and Queens when it closes dow...
by lennygoran
Tue May 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Belle wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:43 pm
This is also a perfect 'antidote to chaos' and musical artistry of the very highest level; George Shearing.
Belle thanks-I may need stuff like this if the Freedom Caucus gets its way and we get a second special prosecutor. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue May 22, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

Poetry. It takes dominion everywhere. Its jar is gray and bear. It does not give of bird or hare, Like nothing else in Delaware. Definitely doesn't take dominion over Delaware-come on, the Wilmington Opera house, Winterthur Garden! Regards, Len Okay so I just learned what vogon poetry is! :lol: htt...
by lennygoran
Tue May 22, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

Guys do be careful-I just read this:

Surgeons General Warning: the following blog entry contains lethal amounts of Vogon poetry. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. Lethal amounts of Vogon poetry have been known to cause death in laboratory mice.

Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Mon May 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Belle thanks! Len
by lennygoran
Mon May 21, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist at Windsor Harry Meghan Wedding
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Cellist at Windsor Harry Meghan Wedding

I didn't hear the performance, but I can speak to the program. John thanks for the info-gotta admit we enjoyed that cellist part of the ceremony-the whole program was very different from what we expected. I wonder if others who saw can give an opinion on how the cellist performed-he sounded good to...
by lennygoran
Mon May 21, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

I'm sure Trump reads CMG every day!! I'm sure gardening would be a far less stressful pursuit overall! :D Belle the stresses of gardening are out there everyday but the results are worth it-especially with our azaleas, rhodos and peonies having such a great year--otoh the stresses of having Trump a...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

For people who hate Trump you guys certainly demonstrate a fixation - talking about him morning, noon and night. I'm the opposite; when I hate somebody (almost never) I never want to mention that person's name. We deal with him in really important ways on a daily basis. I hardly ever deal with Pete...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Son Trump met with 2 foreign nationals offering to help dad win
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Son Trump met with 2 foreign nationals offering to help dad win

That news may have prompted Trump's wild tweeting today-the last one brings things to a new level-I see it as more obstruction of justice-hope it doesn't cause Rosenstein to resign or recluse himself. Regards, Len :( Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomor...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Lennygoran[/b] introduced DJT into the discussion as a point of comparison or contrast to Peterson. I see nothing boring about it. Thanks PC is where I was coming from on the comparison with Trump-the C-16 debate kept coming up as I googled--Trump is not a big fan of much PC-maybe that applies to P...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

You must be missing a lot. Could very well be but the clips I see provide me with enough ammo to see just how bad that Propaganda channel really is. The long segment where they had to find a way to stop the rambling Trump was quite incredible! Regards, Len :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lu_...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Hey, I watch FOX a lot. I feel like I'm doing recon behind enemy lines. I've gotten to watch a lot of Fox clips because other stations I do watch are constantly playing the controversial ones--especially now that we have Rudy constantly blabbing! I just loved when that guy Henry went into Pruitt! R...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Our Elmer Gantrys fill a cultural void. ... Peterson is far from that. He is a conservative (maybe a libertarian?) and part of me really likes that breed. At any rate they are harmless. On Elmer Gantry-can he turn into a Joseph McCarthy-that's dangerous. Is it good for a Gantry to fill a cultural v...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

I think leftist and rightist alike might agree the only thing POTUS and Peterson have in common is the number of letters in their first names. Peterson seems rather harmless to me, not one to get my shorts in a twist about, but then again who am I to judge? In my salad days, I voted for Barry Goldw...
by lennygoran
Sun May 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

jserraglio wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 4:46 am
Whichever way, no disrespect need be inferred from the choice of Mr..
I agree-I read as much of the article as I could stand-his views repulse me-I have enough listening to Trump for large periods of the day on CNN- Regards, Len :( :( :(
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Trump's crew are dismantling the government
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: How Trump's crew are dismantling the government

I see grounds for impeachment with this latest attempt to go after Jeff Bezos using the post office--reminds me of Nixon's enemy list! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist at Windsor Harry Meghan Wedding
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Cellist at Windsor Harry Meghan Wedding

Sue and I were watching this very different kind of wedding ceremony--I'm no musical cello expert-how did he do? Regards, Len :D Sheku Kanneh-Mason, royal wedding cellist, gives breathtaking performance. Sheku Kanneh-Mason was personally asked by Meghan to perform at the royal wedding. In 2016 he be...
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Genetic geneaologists team up with homocide detectives
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Genetic geneaologists team up with homocide detectives

The Atlantic – The same DNA analysis used to find the alleged Golden State Killer has led to the arrest of a second murderer. It’ll likely lead to more.... they generate more data than is stored in the FBI’s CODIS database. I watch a lot of shows from the Investigation Discovery channel and they of...
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse

I am very happy living in a city but also need something of an escape from it regularly: a 5-minute walk from my front door facing a busy interstate 8 minutes from downtown takes me into a magnificent 20,000-acre nature preserve. I am even happier there, but part of that happiness involves my knowi...
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Overdue for a meet-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 814

Re: Overdue for a meet-up?

Is the place pricey, good selection, good service? Might we have our own room or a place where we can all congregate? Lance in another message in this thread I mentioned we had a CMG forum dinner there-around 6 to 8 were there-it was pricey, service was slow, food okay but not great. I don't know i...
by lennygoran
Sat May 19, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Fires Levine
Replies: 43
Views: 4227

Re: Met Fires Levine Met Sues

Met Opera Accuses James Levine of Decades of Sexual Misconduct By Michael Cooper May 18, 2018 Two months ago, the conductor James Levine, having been fired by the Metropolitan Opera for sexual misconduct, sued the company for breach of contract and defamation. Now the Met is suing him back, arguing ...
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse

A miserable city dweller who moves to the country might simply become a miserable country dweller, in other words. [/quote] This doesn't quite explain it for me--I've always enjoyed the city and still still do-otoh I'm totally committed to our garden-still I'm getting old and decrepit. Regards, Len...
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rossini's "Semiramide" (Complete opera)
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Rossini's "Semiramide" (Complete opera)

to me one of his greatest operas in the best of the bel canto traditions. The opera has not seen very many complete recordings, with or without cuts. Lance after having never seen it we've now seen it twice in a two year period-Wilmington Delaware Opera and the Met-loved it both times! Regards, Len...
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Planning my musical summer
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Planning my musical summer

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 pm
For reasons I won't go into, I'm not going to Bard for Rubinstein's Demon which may be the opera that is making Len and Sue (Goran) unavailable for the meet-up on the 26th.
John you're right-Bard has been good to us-I gotta give the Demon a shot--I already have our tickets! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:21 pm
The same would likely be found in the US,
I'm out in the country-spent most of the day doing chores outside in the garden-I'm not sure I'm happier. Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

maestrob wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:13 am

.....and so is the NY Times classical music forum, where I first met cliftwood and arepo, as well as diegobueno and another friend who's too intimidated to post here: still a lurker after all these years!
Brian didn't even know the NY Times had such a forum. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink

Lake Erie still has outstanding walleye I've never seen this fish on a menu so I googled and found this: People also ask Is the walleye fish good to eat? Walleye Fishing Is Awesome, But Walleye Eating Is Better. There are many types of fish out there, and most are edible if cooked right. ... There ...
by lennygoran
Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A psychiatrist's point of view - contemporary music
Replies: 20
Views: 412

Re: A psychiatrist's point of view - contemporary music

Lance wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:21 pm
"Audiences are less comfortable with contemporary music, compared to baroque or romantic, because modern music is not often pleasing to the ear initially and the tonalities and music language are difficult."
Lance she's got me pegged to a tee! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu May 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

Brian the CompuServe forum now gone-it was great. Len
by lennygoran
Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Birgit Nilsson’s 100th, New Releases and a $1 Million Prize

These do not include the successor in O'Neals' space, a branch of the Atlantic Grill, which is mainly though not exclusively about fish and seafood and costs rather more. John I remember a CMG forum dinner at Atlantic Grill-June 10, 2015. The evening after that I believe is when you gave your lectu...
by lennygoran
Thu May 17, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line
Replies: 0
Views: 107

A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line

I sure hope the opera won't be effected by the noise coming from the trains at Hudson Yards. Regards, Len :lol: A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line By Joshua Barone May 16, 2018 David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects...