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by lennygoran
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Mefistofele
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Tonight's Met Mefistofele

Our last day on this trip in nyc was great-we had super weather for walking and exploring soho-imo it never looked better-Chinatown was lovely too except for a very bad attempt by a new for us restaurant's vietnamese crepe-I decided to send a review to tripadvisor. We love the music from the opera a...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes article on Debussy book
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: NYTimes article on Debussy book

Yes, Len, thank you: a most enlightening article. I cannot read books now; my right eye gives me a double image, but perhaps I can find the text available for computer download, which I can still read. Wonderful music, and such a difficult life! Wasn't it Debussy who said something like "I'm good a...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes article on Debussy book
Replies: 4
Views: 80

NYTimes article on Debussy book

I learned alot about Debuusy from this review-it's a long article-I posted the first part of it. Never thought about him and Wagner. Len By John Adams Nov. 19, 2018 DEBUSSY A Painter in Sound By Stephen Walsh Illustrated. 323 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $28.95. By John Adams Nov. 19, 2018 DEBUSSY A Painter...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: only the sound remains
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: only the sound remains

I see Tony liked it! Len On Saturday at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the festival presented the highly anticipated American premiere of Ms. Saariaho’s “Only the Sound Remains,” a production directed by Peter Sellars, who conceived the work with Ms. Saariaho. Structured in two parts, t...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: only the sound remains
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: only the sound remains

Decided to see if there were any reviews and this guy george grella makes a lot of sense to me! Len The first question to ask of any opera throughout the genre’s history is “Why are these people singing?” If there’s no good answer, they probably shouldn’t be. This answer is harder to come by when th...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: only the sound remains
Replies: 3
Views: 69

only the sound remains

This was at the rose center-part of the white light festival-going to the lecture before with saariaho, sellars and guzelimian didn't help that much-frankly for most of the time I had little idea what they were talking about. Anyway we liked part 2 feather mantle better than part 1-- always strong-a...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: lenquiz nov18th
Replies: 0
Views: 28

lenquiz nov18th

Guess where this is located-not a place I normally frequent-for extra credit id the instruments although I won't be able to tell you if you're correct on that. Len https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/06e41072-d710-4116-a84b-1ec9ed2563fa-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=boun...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Endgame

Samuel Becket, who insisted in his lifetime on complete artistic control of every one of his works no matter where in the world it happened, would never have allowed this. I guess he left no estate that maintains that standard, so I would have to take an opera of Endgame on its own terms. Incidenta...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Callas in Color
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Callas in Color

A follow up-we've been back in nyc for musical events and also a tradition of checking out the XMAS window displays-we started with those on 5th ave near central park-those at bergdorf win the prize this year so far-anyway at 57th and 5th we turned the corner and staring us in the face where we saw ...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide

I was getting it free and just couldn't stand being without it-for a while they allowed you a certain number of free articles but when that came to an end I threw in the towel and became a subscriber! So tell me more about that street in Cleveland-is that downtown-it looked great! Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide

Wow, that street in cleveland they show looks like the kind of street Sue and i love to walk! Still LIC is a lot closer! Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM

John we've been to that museum quite a few times over the years-sensational-gotta get back there some time-we used to go to boston more often. Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Callas is on tour
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Maria Callas is on tour

John F, thanks for posting this article-remember meeting Teachout a few times. Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When Puccini Came, Saw and Conquered New York City
Replies: 0
Views: 41

When Puccini Came, Saw and Conquered New York City

A big article from the NYTimes with loads of photos-very enjoyable-I'll copy and paste the beginning of it-it's too long for me to do the whole article here in secaucus with only the smart phone and the tablet. Len He visited Little Italy and Chinatown, posed for pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge, mar...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Snow in the Northeast & Listening!
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Snow in the Northeast & Listening!

Weather report: The snow/slush is almost completely gone here in Manhattan, thankfully! We went out to dinner in the thick of the mess last night, but the evening was well worth it! At least the subways were working. Brian today things worked perfectly-port authority buses, subways, museum, opera, ...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Turn of the Screw
Replies: 0
Views: 38

First Turn of the Screw

After the first trip ever to the museum of arts and design with some very impressive ceramics and other modern ideas for the world of crafts located on columbus circle we went to julliard for the opera-liked the music, production and set-the singers acted and sang well-I found the story a little str...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM

Here's one for the CMG music forum-a party like those we don't see today! Len :lol: https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/846b9785-4df9-46a3-8db7-6f385ff5b761-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/d3f36eca-5204-4c61-927...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM

John B, i was face to face with Aristotle and a lot more of his paintings-also 4 vermeers! Len
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM

Yes, thank you, mother nature, for the surprise. :roll: Good thing I have food in the house, because the weather alert is telling people up here not to go out on the roads. John as I just said in my message to John F the roads were just terrible when that amazing couple took us back to out hotel-th...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM

It's not as if we had a real blizzard. The snowfall was pretty gentle and while it accumulated, I don't believe there was more than 2-3" on the ground. It's not like NYC to panic just for weather like this. John absolutely agree-at 5:15 with the museum closing we decided it was best to walk back th...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Snow in the Northeast & Listening!
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Snow in the Northeast & Listening!

Lance wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Ah yes, our first snow fall that is sticking in upstate New York. So, take the time to enjoy some of your newly acquired recordings. A very good day/night for it!
Lance definitely a bad day to be at the NYC Port Authority like Sue and I were--I opened up a new thread about it in the Pub. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Quite Wonderful Day In NYC Until 5 PM

We were doing great on the first day of our NYC trip what with fabulous oysters and clam chowder at the famous grand central terminal oyster bar and a very nice Dutch art show at the Met Museum of Art-then we encountered this. Len :( Freak snowstorm causes commuter hell, shuts George Washington Brid...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Latest Trump Tweet Attack
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Latest Trump Tweet Attack

Mueller needs as much protection as possible. Regards, Len [the worrier]

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by lennygoran
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Growing up amid books = literacy
Replies: 26
Views: 3918

Re: Growing up amid books = literacy

the horrendously racist Woodrow Wilson had a father who moved the family from Ohio to Virginia so that he could own slaves. (Otherwise, to make my trivia point for the day, we would have nine presidents from Ohio instead of the already record eight.) And now Virginia may be more blue than Ohio! Reg...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon is coming to NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Amazon is coming to NYC

You would think, wouldn't you, that everyone recognizes the Brooklyn Bridge. No, not at all. I even had to identify that. John I love viewing the Brooklyn Bridge-I also love when you look out at it and also see the Manhattan Bridge and behind that the Williamsburg Bridge-just yesterday was watching...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon is coming to NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Amazon is coming to NYC

Outer boroughs such as Brooklyn? That's a laugh. John we were just in Long Island City a few weeks-had an absolutely superb weather day--we left from Pier 13 south of the South St. Seaport and took the ferry to the Long Island stop at Gantry State Park-it's our second visit over there--we walked al...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Salzburg Festival is Planning a Mythic Summer
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: The Salzburg Festival is Planning a Mythic Summer

maestrob wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:33 am
I would LOVE to hear Netrebko in Adriana Lecouvreur, one of my favorite unknown operas.
Brian we have our tickets to hear that one live-Jan 16! Hope she shows up. BTW it's being done HD style Sat Jan 12. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Salzburg Festival is Planning a Mythic Summer
Replies: 4
Views: 106

The Salzburg Festival is Planning a Mythic Summer

The Salzburg Festival is Planning a Mythic Summer By Michael Cooper Nov. 14, 2018 The Salzburg Festival plans to delve into myth next summer, with new opera productions including Mozart’s “Idomeneo,” by Peter Sellars; Offenbach’s “Orphée aux Enfers,” by Barrie Kosky; George Enescu’s “Oedipe,” by Ach...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does Len or anyone intend to see this?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Does Len or anyone NYTIMES Article Only Sound Remains

Can't say I fully understood the article but we'll give it a shot on Sunday if the snow doesn't foil our NYC minitrip. https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/acdea436-006d-4c47-a291-ef9d26c92407-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Japanese Theater Inspires a New Opera of C...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

You all are speaking of Trump. I am speaking of Waters. How would you compare the faults of Waters with all the faults of trump. BTW trump was right on Abby Phillip-she did ask a stupid question-she should have known she was wasting her time--what she should have asked was this and in this manner: ...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Marx in London Jonathan Dove
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Marx in London Jonathan Dove

barney wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Well said, Brian. Me too.
Barney-so Marx was into the ME TOO movement-didn't know it was around then--he really was way ahead of his time! Regards, Len :lol: [fleeing]
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's Tucker Gala
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Met's Tucker Gala

Thanks, some of my favorite singers. Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mark Morris’s ‘The Hard Nut,’ Tchaikovsky
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Mark Morris’s ‘The Hard Nut,’ Tchaikovsky

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/b00036e0-bbdb-4815-b665-43f825370a0d-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/0e31cb4b-2c92-4af7-ad98-8619680196cf-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.p...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

Maxine Waters deserves all the mocking she can get, and probably more. I do not know much about the others. You should imo take a look at what he has said toward the others-for example can you defend this material-the reporter asked the absolutely correct question and got this: https://www.cnn.com/...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Marx in London Jonathan Dove
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Marx in London Jonathan Dove

Jonathan Dove interview: the composer on his latest opera Marx in London An opera about the father of communism? Jonathan Dove might make it more fun than it sounds Hugh Canning Jonathan Dove is our most prolific composer of opera: his new one, Marx in London, opening in Bonn next month, is, he says...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:05 am
Lordy, a combo heaven-decreed.
Wait a second, now Comey is brought back in! Regards, Len :lol:

Comey: ‘Lordy, I hope there are tapes’

https://thehill.com/homenews/administra ... -are-tapes
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it

And someone needs to write an opera: Trump in Riyadh with the Trump role assigned to countertenor or soprano. Wow, how ironic-in another context I was just listening to the duet between Akhnaten and Nefertiti in Glass's opera-the Met may be doing a new production of the opera Akhnaten in the future...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My jaw literally dropped...
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: My jaw literally dropped...

the Constitution. Doesn't the Trump Doctrine embrace the notion of the unitary executive that can in effect amend the Constitution via executive order? Wonder when he'll start ordering the media he's been so viciously attacking to be jailed-go Acosta go! Regards, Len https://6abc.com/white-house-su...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. The US Attorney for the Sovereign District of NY should indict Donald J. Trump, Sr. now . He stands accused, as the 9 Nov. WSJ story suggests, of conspiring with Michael Cohen to violate federal election laws: he should be booked, fingerprinted, ...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘Mefistofele’ at the Met Opera
Replies: 3
Views: 149

‘Mefistofele’ at the Met Opera

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/52846042-6b1f-4e31-8033-da9d9b06aef4-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds This is tempting me-we saw it with Ramey-it won't be done HD style. Regards, Len Review: ‘Mefistofele’ at the Met Opera Is a Devil That Dances By Zachary Woolfe...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My jaw literally dropped...
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: My jaw literally dropped...

Trump outdid himself with this pick--his best lackey since Devin Gerald Nunes. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it

Yeah I was watching CNN and they were covering all this-you've heard of lying Ted-nothing compared to prevaricating Donald Trump! Regards, Len :D
We need a few indictments now-I'd prefer Don Jr. but even Stone would satisfy me. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So you really want to immigrate to America?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: So you really want to immigrate to America?

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:57 am
Changes in gut bacteria upon becoming Americans are more important than one might have thought.
John just finished dinner and came up to check messages-obviously I read this at the wrong time. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does Len or anyone intend to see this?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Does Len or anyone intend to see this?

It looks to be fascinating, and from the stills alone it does not appear to be a trash producion, Sellars or no Sellars. As John F once pointed out, when he wants to, he can create a truly beautiful production :| John yes we have tickets for it-Sun Nov 18-of course we're a little nervous about how ...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Endgame

Never heard of Kurtag. Regards, Len A 92-Year-Old Composer’s First Opera Is His ‘Endgame’ By Palko Karasz Nov. 7, 2018 BUDAPEST — In the fall of 1956, the Soviet Union crushed an uprising in Hungary, swiftly ending an attempt to escape the superpower’s grip on the Eastern bloc. The Soviet tanks that...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann’s ‘Faust’
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Schumann’s ‘Faust’

This looks interesting to me but I am not going all the way to Hamburg just to see it. Regards, Len A Rare Staging Finds the Magic in Schumann’s ‘Faust’ By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim Nov. 7, 2018 HAMBURG — One reason Schumann’s “Scenes From Goethe’s ‘Faust’” is so rarely performed is its hybrid sha...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Glad Election Will Be Mostly Over Today Miss Mueller
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Glad Election Will Be Mostly Over Today Miss Mueller

Wow that didn't take long--he just got fired. Regards, Len :( :( :( On Whitaker. Regards, Len Matthew Whitaker, a Trump Loyalist, Is Seen as Ascendant Amid Rosenstein Chaos By Katie Benner and Maggie Haberman Sept. 26, 2018 WASHINGTON — Convinced that the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein,...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Glad Election Will Be Mostly Over Today Miss Mueller
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Glad Election Will Be Mostly Over Today Miss Mueller

lennygoran wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:55 am
Of course this brings up when will Trump move on Sessions-when will he cause a constitutional crisis.
Wow that didn't take long--he just got fired. Regards, Len :( :( :(