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by lennygoran
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: david dichiera dies
Replies: 0
Views: 8

david dichiera dies

Hadn't heard of him or his opera cyrano-enjoyed the alfano alot. Len DiChiera, the founder of Michigan Opera Theater, a regional company that attracted world-class talent and became a bastion of culture and a booster of revitalization in a downtown Detroit that many had abandoned, died on Tuesday at...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYT the machine is back
Replies: 0
Views: 12

NYT the machine is back

I liked the production but it cost so much-article begins this way. Len in the sky with united air and wifi One morning in August, Peter Gelb settled into a seat in the nearly empty auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera, where he is general manager, and waited for a run-through of Wagner’s “Die Walkü...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling

Belle thanks-we come home today and I'll check those trees out. Len
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling

I see my plants quivering with fear when I enter the garden with gloves on and tools out! Len No, Len; it's called WIND. :lol: Suggested reading: " The Day of the Triffids ". Belle, wind--exactly why we have a project going to remove some big trees that could fall on our house-big bucks. Len from m...
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Upcoming Opening Preparations At The Met
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Upcoming Opening Preparations At The Met

Lots of photos-here's part of the article. Len Few challenges in live performance rival the start of the Met season. Monday brings the new “Samson et Dalila,” with 145 performers onstage, including 18 dancers for its orgiastic Bacchanale. A revival of Franco Zeffirelli’s cinematic “La Bohème” — stag...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 44
Views: 595

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

liv on your references I'll have to view them when we return from our trip-here in madrid with only a tablet and so much to see and do I'll just say I hope the dems get the house in Nov and the Presidency and senate back in 2020-of course if the dems got the senate back in 2018 that would be even be...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 44
Views: 595

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

:( :( :( -collusion, cooperation, lying, corruption,sexual harrassment and maybe even rape- Hillary is no different in this respect. Sabotaging the Sanders campaign with the DNC through collusion, corruption, and lying. Talking through both sides of her mouth when we all know she's a pet of Goldman ...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 518

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Now blasey ford wants the fbi to investigate before she testifies with congress-the republicans may oppose this-this turn of events worries me. Collins and Flake better come through. Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 44
Views: 595

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

Debates on social security are one thing-what trump has done is a completely different issue-collusion, cooperation, lying, corruption,sexual harrassment and maybe even rape-you get the idea. Len Think Joseph Mccarthy, mussolini, the mob, etc-his cooperation got him elected-Russia if you have those ...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: hatuey memory of fire review
Replies: 2
Views: 61

hatuey memory of fire review

We're in madrid now-if we were home it might have been monclair. Len :lol: MONTCLAIR, N.J. — I won’t lie: I had to suspend disbelief while watching a crucial moment in Frank London’s new opera “Hatuey: Memory of Fire” on Sunday. On stage, a conquistador priest brandished a crucifix as he urged an in...
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 518

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

How do you think Trump will go-republicans still hold enough votes to keep Trump in? Len
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 518

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

It would make sense that Trump would require his nominee to be a sexual harrasser-this is a topic trump is well equipped to judge the credentials of! Len
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Calendar for the Fall and into Next Spring
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: NYTimes Calendar for the Fall and into Next Spring

I see that Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra will do Martinu's "Julieta" in concert this season. Maybe they'll produce it at Bard College on the stage, but this mysteriously beautiful opera, especially the second act, deserves to be heard even if it isn't seen. John thanks-it would be gr...
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Calendar for the Fall and into Next Spring
Replies: 8
Views: 125

NYTimes Calendar for the Fall and into Next Spring

For me it seems the opera options for this year have been lessened-NYCO really let me down. This article has a long list of events. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/arts/music/fall-classical-calendar.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmusic&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=rank&...
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 518

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Barring complete exoneration, Kavanaugh is tainted. By comparison, Justice Thomas looks like a mischief maker who needed his mouth washed out. Kavanaugh LOCK HIM UP! Or has the stateute of limitations run out? Len from Lisbon https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/6d990fff-9da0-43c...
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 518

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

:lol: :lol: :lol: Two words: Clarence Thomas. Two more: Attempted Rape? Three more: Lying to Congress? Four more: Lying to the FBI? Five more: I herewith withdraw my nomination. Six more: Why wasn't this stiff properly vetted? See I told you-when I travel in Aug bad things happen to people like Nixo...
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A First for the Met
Replies: 1
Views: 74

A First for the Met

by lennygoran
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Names to Look for this Season
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: 5 Names to Look for this Season

There's a lot to question in that, starting with Nixon in China being an undisputed masterpiece. But mainly, they don't present any performance by most of the figures mentioned, requiring us to seek them separately on YouTube assuming anything is available. Also, though I never think any but the be...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling

I see my plants quivering with fear when I enter the garden with gloves on and tools out! Len
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 44
Views: 595

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

Joe I'm sure staying tuned-as we travel around lisbon I'm checking in with the smart phone to the NYTimes several times a day! Len

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by lennygoran
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Names to Look for this Season
Replies: 6
Views: 131

5 Names to Look for this Season

I'll be dealing with one of those named at the Met with Muhly's Marnie. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/arts/music/classical-music-faces-to-watch-this-season.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmusic&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&con...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 44
Views: 595

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

Joe this reminds of when we were on a 4 week trip to south america in 1974-I had grabbed an international herald tribune just before boarding a plane-after sitting down and opening to the headlines it said-smoking gun tape discovered-it was the final blow for nixon. Now here we are in lisbon and I t...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Analyzes New Wave Festival BAM
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: NYTimes Analyzes New Wave Festival BAM

Thank's-that turnage might work-early Dec is a time we might come in to Nyc! Len
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Analyzes New Wave Festival BAM
Replies: 2
Views: 109

NYTimes Analyzes New Wave Festival BAM

Not sure there's anything here for me? Regards, Len

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/thea ... ic-reviews
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYC Conductors
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: NYC Conductors

:( Of course, the proof of the pudding etc. etc., and we'll find out eventually, for better or worse. My season is already much worse-I was really counting on 3 or 4 operas from NYCO but I'm afraid I don't see the need to buy a single opera ticket from them-this has really left a gap for us. Regards...
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYC Conductors
Replies: 9
Views: 192

NYC Conductors

As far as the Met is concerned I'm not a bit worried about this-can't speak about the Philharmonic. Len

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/arts ... -york.html
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Florence Price
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Florence Price

Belle thanks-they do have plenty of castles-we saw a great one today just outside of lisbon! Len

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by lennygoran
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Florence Price
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Florence Price

Music of Florence Price, Albany cd, her Piano Concerto and Symphony in E Minor heard today : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ54dddRI08 ( Concerto ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgJ1OkjnaI&start_radio=1&list=RD1jgJ1OkjnaI&t=18 (Sym.) Pleasant listening, if probably a one-hear for me. Thanks-wi...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: tito capobianco dies
Replies: 0
Views: 128

tito capobianco dies

Can't copy and paste the actual article with only the tablet here in Lisbon-just too cumbersome for copying and pasting and editing. Len


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/obit ... -dead.html
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norman Lebrecht Publishes My Gary Graffman Interview
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Norman Lebrecht Publishes My Gary Graffman Interview

Donald congratulations on this interview! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 1 Tishrei 5779
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: 1 Tishrei 5779

Donald Isler wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:21 pm
Wishing a good New Year to everyone observing it, as it begins Sunday evening.
Donald Happy New Year to you-we normally celebrate with our Brooklyn friends but this year we are leaving for Lisbon and Madrid this afternoon. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 597

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

barney wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:55 pm
but so far work intervenes too much.
Barney work-what's work? Regards, Len [retired for 18 years!] :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 597

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

from Peter Grimes (which I saw in Paris in 1981 with Jon Vickers) to the Serenade for Tenor and Horn Barney some nice guy in this forum gave me a laser disk of Vickers doing Grimes-superb--Vickers was just mesmerizing even if Britten didn't care for it! Then the Met did it in a pretty lousy product...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Village Voice RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: The Village Voice RIP

John F wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:36 am
Last Rites for the Village Voice, a Bohemian Who Stayed On Too Long
By Tricia Romano..."Now the lodestar is both nowhere and everywhere."
Romano better be careful using lodestar-she writes for the Times and could wind up being investigated as the Anonymous author! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Article Anton Reicha
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: NYTimes Article Anton Reicha

John F wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:22 am
Reicha wrote some music of remarkable originality, as Wollheim says.
Thanks, I'm big on symphonies and am starting with his Anton Reicha - Symphony No.3 in F-major (1808)-you tube comes through! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Article Anton Reicha
Replies: 4
Views: 154

NYTimes Article Anton Reicha

Have to admit I never heard of this guy. There are clips at the NYTimes site.Regards, Len A Friend of Beethoven, Now Rediscovered in His Own Right By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim Sept. 7, 2018 Until recently, the place you’d be most likely to encounter the name Anton Reicha was in the footnotes of bo...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horror Opera Mazzoli
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

Re: Horror Opera Mazzoli

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/be0c0125-b7f3-49fe-a9db-709799a99248-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds I'm sorry we'll have to miss this-we'll be away-enjoyed her “Breaking the Waves” Regards, Len After Two Hit Operas, a Composer Takes on the Bleak Prairie By Za...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obama lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obana lecture

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:22 pm
I doubt that Trump has any problem sleeping at all. The problem he has is staying awake.
Are you sure-some of those tweets come at pretty late or early hours-I think Fox News is on all night? Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Villainy
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Opera Villainy

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/36096c94-2a3a-4644-8e0a-c6746d135716-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds There are audio and video clips if the site lets you in. Regards, Len :lol: Opera in Film Takes On a New Note in ‘Bel Canto’ (It’s Not Evil) By Michael Cooper ...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obama lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obana lecture

Donald Trump stated to Fox News that he tried to watch President Obama's talk but soon fell fast asleep. Obama is good for that, he noted. Glad Obama is back in-I bet Trump's not getting much sleep what with the NYTimes anonymous letter! I don't think if he starts reading FEAR he'll get much sleep ...
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Love Classical Music
Replies: 5
Views: 370

NYTimes Love Classical Music

I hadn't heard a lot of these-I didn't edit this message completely so you can see what's offered with the links. Regards, Len 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Classical Music We asked some of our favorite artists to tell us about the sounds they cherish. Listen to their choices. I posed a deceptiv...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Was Suzuki a fraud?
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Was Suzuki a fraud?

l don't know whether or not this, which I picked up from Facebook, will come across as a successful link or not, nor have I the competence to comment on it, but I thought people might find it interesting. I clicked and got this: Sorry We cannot find the page you are looking for. The page may have b...
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Problem Downloading Program To Remove Duplicate Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Problem Downloading Program To Remove Duplicate Photos

By "Mozilla" you mean Firefox, right? Mozilla is the non-profit corporation that makes Firefox and other software. Kind of like saying Microsoft when you mean Windows. Yes Firefox-btw today it's getting along perfectly with the duplicate scanner-right now I'm deleting over 102000 documents-I do not...