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by lennygoran
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: And Then There Were None
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: And Then There Were None

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:25 am
Who knows, Len? The chemistry might just work out.
John I agree-I'm not scared off by all the defections-still looking forward to it. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Good News For NY Philharmonic
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Good News For NY Philharmonic

The Philharmonic, Under New Management, Raises $50 Million — Fast By MICHAEL COOPER DEC. 12, 2017 In a show of donor confidence in its new leadership, the deficit-challenged New York Philharmonic announced Tuesday that it had raised $50 million to help it balance its budgets in the coming seasons as...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: And Then There Were None
Replies: 3
Views: 79

And Then There Were None

More disappointing Tosca news. Regards, Len :( Bryn Terfel Joins Cast Exodus From Met Opera’s New ‘Tosca’ By MICHAEL 12, 2017 The high-profile new production the Metropolitan Opera is planning to open on New Year’s Eve is Puccini’s “Tosca.” But it is starting to resemble Agatha Christie’s trickle of...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pipe bomb explodes near 42nd St & 8th Ave
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Pipe bomb explodes near 42nd St & 8th Ave

“ You tried to terrorize New York subway commuters? Nice try. Nice try. New York commuters don’t even flinch when the subway breakdancers kick two inches away from their face. You know Sue and I use that underground passageway in the winter when it's cold-for the rest of the year we walk above grou...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christoph Waltz Who Tarantino Who
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Christoph Waltz Who Tarantino Who

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:42 pm
Netflix has both. Rentals @ 3.99 or less at Amazon Movies, Google Play, etc. Alternative history, revenge fantasy.
Thanks-took a look at the strudel clip on youtube-quite dramatic and well done imo-I was offered the movie for $2.99 at Hulu. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christoph Waltz Who Tarantino Who
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Christoph Waltz Who Tarantino Who

Waltz is excellent in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained with Jamie Foxx, mentioned in passing in the reprinted article. In Basterds he plays a villainous Nazi SS hunter of the Jews in occupied France, in Django a bounty hunter that cuts the ground out from under Southern racism. Thanks maybe I'l...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christoph Waltz Who Tarantino Who
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Christoph Waltz Who Tarantino Who

I assume he has arranged the entire opera so that it is in 3/4 time. I'm way behind on movie going-a friend said she was surprised I had never even heard of Tarantino--never heard of either him or Waltz--I read the plot of Tarantino's inglourious basterds at wiki--sounds very dramatic-I might prefe...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook reconsidered
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Facebook reconsidered

Belle wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:53 am
I've never liked this social media platform, but here's an interesting item from one of its original creators:
Belle I use it from time to time-keeps me up to date with some of my younger relatives--even with some of our CMG membership! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christoph Waltz Who Tarantino Who
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Christoph Waltz Who Tarantino Who

New for me. Regards, Len [dinosaur] Christoph Waltz, Directing Opera, Moves From Tarantino to Verdi By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM DEC. 11, 2017 ANTWERP, Belgium — Christoph Waltz acts musically — even operatically. Characters like the cunning S.S. officer he played in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Ingl...
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pipe bomb explodes near 42nd St & 8th Ave
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Pipe bomb explodes near 42nd St & 8th Ave

Wow that's my bread and butter area for reaching NYC from Secaucus--these days you just never know. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Glass Question I Sure Can't Answer
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Philip Glass Question I Sure Can't Answer

John F wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Not sure what question you're speaking of. Walls asks a rhetorical question at the beginning and answers it immediately.
Yes the rhetorical question --do you agree with his answer-I don't know enough Glass to accept or reject his answer. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Glass Question I Sure Can't Answer
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Philip Glass Question I Sure Can't Answer

Though it can be mesmerizing, I do find its repetitious iterations to be both frustrating and tiring. This work is an enjoyable one Belle thanks for the recommendations-I saw his opera Satyagraha (opera) at the Met-didn't like the production-the music was okay but went on way too long-it reminded m...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Glass Question I Sure Can't Answer
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Philip Glass Question I Sure Can't Answer

Or even understand. Regards, Len Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match By SETH COLTER WALLS DEC. 10, 2017 Is Philip Glass the creator of sprawling grand operas like “Einstein on the Beach,” or intimate, gloomy pieces like the Partita for Cello No. 2? He’s both, of course, but when an...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is it time to impreach?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Is it time to impreach?

Bad news for the WH. Mueller's key investigator. Andrew "Pit Bull" Weissmann, has been accused of favoring three things: gin martinis, classical music and nailing Donald Trump. https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/12/09/robert-muellers-pit-bull-is-coming-under-intense-scrutiny-over-perceived-anti-...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 29
Views: 1300

Re: Moving to NYC...!

IcedNote wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:27 am
Haha, yeah. Thankfully (?) I grew up in Detroit and the rest of my family now lives in Chicago, so I at least know what to expect. But that doesn't mean I need to like them!
Detroit, Chicago-wow-that's even worse! NYC should be a dream. Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is it time to impreach?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Is it time to impreach?

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:53 am
Let's say Trump does fire Mueller. Then the Grand Old Pedophiliacs in Congress will have a choice: either impeach the DOM or be tossed out on their collective ear in 2018.
Sure hope you're right-in the mean time I eagerly await the next indictment and/or plea deal! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is it time to impreach?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Is it time to impreach?

Not yet, We agree-first we have to see if we can win in the House in 2018. I'm also concerned that as Mueller keeps getting closer the moron is getting ready to pounce. Any mistake the media makes gives him more ammo. Yesterday I caught the Maddow Dossier special on CNN-most of that Dossier has bee...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams's new opera
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: John Adams's new opera

“Nixon in China” and “The Death of Klinghoffer.” (Goodman’s work is now available in a volume titled “History Is Our Mother,” from New York Review Books.) It’s worth recalling that those operas, now considered classics, were initially dismissed as artificial and inert. Still, “Golden West” seems an...
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 29
Views: 1300

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Now...about these winters...I already miss California. 😢 :mrgreen: -G Winters-hate them-first snow and shoveling of the season. Regards, Len :( http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_6376_zpsrsjeakqb.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_6379_zpsmn9c4grl.jpg
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 2256

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

It's called William Tell, but quickly morphs to Carmen. Barney, Sue and I felt the Tell was great-the Carmen didn't work well for us. Regards, Len PS-I decided to google Donizetti yodel and came up with this about his opera Betley which I have but have never played-that will change tonight! "The "S...
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

John F wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:13 am
Len posted this in the wrong thread:
Yes thanks for posting it in the proper thread-I was able to delete it from the other thread. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berlin's State Opera NY Times
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Berlin's State Opera NY Times

Some great photos at the site! Regards, Len Berlin’s State Opera Has Served Kings, Presidents and Dictators. Now What? By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM DEC. 8, 2017 BERLIN — Since its founding, the Berlin State Opera has lived through a monarchy, two republics and two dictatorships. It is used to stro...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

Finally a statement from Levine-I can't imagine a lie detector test for him and others-I see them a lot since I watch Investigation Discovery shows a lot. Regards, Len James Levine Denies ‘Unfounded’ Sexual Abuse Accusations By MICHAEL COOPER DEC. 7, 2017 James Levine, the famed conductor and former...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After CompuServe
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: After CompuServe

where the dispossessed can go and resume normal services. The current info is here: http://forums.compuserve.com/discussions/Windows_Support/Water_Cooler/121_Update_on_the_new_forums_we_are_moving_to/ws-winsupport/212287.1?nav=messages John thanks-I've been following this closely-while classical mu...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listening at the Met After James Levine
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Listening at the Met After James Levine

Tommasini reviews many newer singers along with some old ones like Meade. Regards, Len Review: Listening at the Met, After James Levine By ANTHONY TOMMASINI DEC. 7, 2017 Many look to opera as an escape. But returning to the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday and Wednesday, for the first time since its re...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boheme Guth set a dystopian future.
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Boheme Guth set a dystopian future.

Belle wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:48 pm

I'm sure that's a musical version of this!!! :mrgreen:
Belle while I don't know about that I decided to read up on Lost In Space! Regards, Len :lol:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_in_Space
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boheme Guth set a dystopian future.
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Boheme Guth set a dystopian future.

I sure won't be at this one nor will I even bother to watch it. Regards, Len :( https://www.medici.tv/en/operas/puccini-la-boheme-opera-de-paris/?utm_source=Mainlist&utm_campaign=f04bc92727-%23405+-+20171207+-+Don+Quichotte%2FNobel+%28insc+EN%29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ae558c6ab2-f04bc92727-3201...
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: attorney-client privilege for Don Jr.?
Replies: 0
Views: 79

attorney-client privilege for Don Jr.?

Wonder what Mueller will think of this excuse--will he just get a card like this from Don Jr? Will there be a subpoena issued? Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/treasons%20greetings_zpsv5c3vfkm.jpg Trump Jr. Won’t Provide Details of a Call With His Father By SHARON LaFRANIERE...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 2256

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

John F wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:14 am
"Yodeling the classics"? Oy vay!
Thanks you made my day! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Replacements Named for Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Replacements Named for Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’

maestrob wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:03 pm
I wonder if Yoncheva is ready for Tosca.
Brian I sure hope so-we see it Jan 9. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brooklyn: A Perfect Day of Eating
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Brooklyn: A Perfect Day of Eating

Most likely only lennygoran has any use for this, if even he does. Zagat bypasses Peter Luger's steakhouse for St. Anselm. John, thanks, didn't get a chance to look at this yesterday-Sue was having a dental implant-when she's ready to eat again this article which I'm forwarding to her should prove ...
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exhausted by Harmony, Schoenberg Found Atonality
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Exhausted by Harmony, Schoenberg Found Atonality

karlhenning wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:18 am
Oh, it does not, Len! I love Erwartung.

Cheers (fleeing),
~Karl
Karl, okay then-enjoy! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Replacements Named for Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Replacements Named for Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’

James Levine’s Replacements Named for Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’ By ZACHARY WOOLFE DEC. 5, 2017 The Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday named replacements for James Levine, its suspended music director emeritus, on the podium for a highly anticipated new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” set to open with a gala on...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Julliard BEMF Operas
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Julliard BEMF Operas

Some flyers are starting to come in for next year and even beyond and these events sound interesting-Julliard will do Otto Nicolai's Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor in Feb: Wed Feb 14 7:30 Fri Feb 16 7:30 Sun Feb 18 2:00 Wilson Theater [very limited seating] and Hippolyte et Aricie--the first opera ...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exhausted by Harmony, Schoenberg Found Atonality
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Exhausted by Harmony, Schoenberg Found Atonality

Belle wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:36 am
I love Schoenberg's arrangement of this little gem, which is very appropriate for this time of year and is posted by way of a seasonal greeting
Belle thanks so much for this-it sure beats Erwartung! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

A massive penalty imposed on the conductor through enforcement of reparations by the court. Unless he's squirreled money away in inaccessible trusts this is the likest outcome of any damages claim. If so proven. The legal fees alone will be horrendous. Belle thanks-imo certainly any damage claims w...
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exhausted by Harmony, Schoenberg Found Atonality
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Exhausted by Harmony, Schoenberg Found Atonality

And yet for me just thinking about Schoenberg and Atonality exhausts me! Regards, Len Exhausted by Harmony, Schoenberg Found Atonality By ANTHONY TOMMASINI DEC. 4, 2017 What’s most fascinating, and even moving, about the experimental works Arnold Schoenberg wrote in his mid-30s is how you hear a pio...
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

Belle wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:47 pm
Undoubtedly The Met will have some insurance to cover these contingencies but it will bankrupt Levine - if the court finds against him in any future litigation, that is.
Belle what court-Levine bankrupted-how? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

Belle wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:57 pm
This has a baying mob feel to it.
Belle have to disagree--these people have gotten away with these things for too long. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:23 am
Levine, for the time being, tops the list of men accused in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal
Wow the top three all effect me-Levine, Lauer and Rose. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

The delay in reporting. Barney for anyone who couldn't get to the NY Times website to see the whole article there was a letter from Bliss back in 1979. Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/bliss%20letter%201_zps6cckjqua.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/bliss%20l...
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

"... regardless of whether the accusations are true or not ". I have a problem with this statement as it has more than a faint whiff of kangaroo court and trial by media. Perhaps it would be much wiser for The Met to make a public statement regarding its expectations about the standards of behaviou...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

>I am a devoted admirer of Levine's artistry (I listen often to his recordings and broadcasts)...But, as you suggest, to have this stuff swirling around in the public arena (NY Times. Post, Boston Globe, etc.) in this day and age is a massive problem for the Met, Yes all the PBS repeats on TV I've ...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn is reportedly prepared to testify Trump ordered him to contact Russians
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Flynn is reportedly prepared to testify Trump ordered him to contact Russians

Trump issues triumphant tweet gloating over this turn of events . . . Thanks for this alert-this is of course very disappointing for me-would it be correct to say further investigation might very well show this news is true? How terrible that Trump gets more ammo for his Fake News tweets. Regards, ...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 67
Views: 1234

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:56 am
Maybe, maybe not.
I have to agree with you-in this age no one is entitled to a free pass-like in these other cases that have come out about sexual misconduct I think the matter needs further investigation and transparency on Levine's part. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn is reportedly prepared to testify Trump ordered him to contact Russians
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Flynn is reportedly prepared to testify Trump ordered him to contact Russians

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:54 pm
It was POTUS-elect, not Candidate Trump who asked Flynn to contact the Russians.
Well that's perfectly okay according to Trump-Flynn just doing his job. Too bad for Flynn he lied to the FBI. Obstruction of Justice is in the air. Regards, Len.
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The bigger the fish, the sweeter the deal
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: The bigger the fish, the sweeter the deal

Flynn got a real sweet deal-hope it nets a whale of a fish-one with a lot of blubber! Len :lol:

Okay it's not a fish-it's a mammal
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams's new opera
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: John Adams's new opera

I'd sure give it a try. Len
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn is reportedly prepared to testify Trump ordered him to contact Russians
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Flynn is reportedly prepared to testify Candidate Trump ordered him to contact Russians

They gotta get Kushner for lying-that should be a big step forward if they can prove that he lied-no amnesia-just lying! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn is reportedly prepared to testify Trump ordered him to contact Russians
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Flynn is reportedly prepared to testify Candidate Trump ordered him to contact Russians

I think Mueller already knows which big fish Flynn has offered to testify against in exchange for a potential Get Out of Jail Free card. The threat is that nobody knows what Mueller's next move will be, so they gotta be freaking out tonite in the WH. But based solely on the Statement of Offense rel...