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by lennygoran
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Phantom Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Phantom Opera

This sure doesn`t sound like Weber's Phantom of the Opera I so love! Len :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/arts/music/pauline-oliveros-opera.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=lates...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING

david johnson wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:22 am
Those are certainly colorful :) I hope all had a happy turkey day. I was more thankful than usual because I survived serious health problem a few weeks ago and actually got to be around for the holiday!
So glad that you weathered the health issue-congrats! Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: martin luther music article
Replies: 2
Views: 29

martin luther music article

This article caught my eye-for me it has little meaning but others probably will understand it better-all I know is I love mendelssohn's 5th symphony. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/arts/music/reformation-martin-luther-anniversary-500.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-mu...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Replies: 3
Views: 26

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

We were enjoying the holiday yesterday in nyc-Xmas windows and the show at the Radio City Music Hall-we hadn't been in Radio City for many years-what a spectacular space and the show was very nice! Today it's off to Brooklyn and the turkey dinner! Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/201...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exterminating Angel HD
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Exterminating Angel HD

I found a lot of the music appropriate for this surrealistic work and the ending really grabbed me. I admit however that seeing it HD style was much better for us-you really needed to see all the characters up close and personal imo. The Met sure was packed last night and when the opera ended there ...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died

This shocking news has just come through and it's a terrible tragedy for the music world. What a voice that man had!! Belle so sad-the NY Times has a very nice article on his life here: Len [back in secaucus] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/arts/music/dmitri-hvorostovsky-dead.html?rref=collectio...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

Belle wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Of course Franck wrote no operas, but I love his chamber and organ music. His Piano Quintet is one of my favourites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJtVbbwKzXc
Belle I like his symphony in D. Len
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Live Exterminating Angel At The Met
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Tonight's Live Exterminating Angel At The Met

Thank goodness we saw it HD style last week at the rockaway mall with all the closeups as they sang and acted-very hard to see the performers from center balcony Row D live tonight--normally good seats-the ending was very powerful. As before at the HD very good singing tonight. Len
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

Belle imho saint saens blows franc out of the water! Len
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Charlie Rose gets canned, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Charlie Rose gets canned, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid

I watched a lot of him-the Fri show-60 minutes-he sure as anything deserves no pass! Len
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nico Muhly's Marnie
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Nico Muhly's Marnie

Now the NY Times has weighed in on the opera. Regards, Len Review: Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’ Brings Hitchcock Into the 21st Century By ZACHARY WOOLFE NOV. 19, 2017 LONDON — How are we, late in 2017, to solve a problem like “Marnie”? The story — a traumatized girl grows into a sexually frigid, kleptomani...
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met's week: a stupid review
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: The Met's week: a stupid review

Witness the Met's Luc Bondy Tosca vs the beloved Zeffirelli one . I hated that Bondy Tosca-my feeling is don't update and fiddle with and change the older established operas-do them traditionally. As for new modern operas like the the Exterminating Angel the composers are there and they can handle ...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ROH review Semiramide
Replies: 0
Views: 44

ROH review Semiramide

Now another review from my friend in London-we'll be seeing Semiramide this season at the Met-we saw our very first Semiramide last spring down in Wilmington Delaware-it was wonderful-I don't think Morrison or Beethoven know what they're talking about! Regards, Len :lol: Richard Morrison gives the p...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:46 am
So that's why you went to see Schoenberg's "Moses und Aron" at the Met? :D
You got me! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:45 am
I tend to prefer music that doesn't give me everything it's got on first hearing, from Bach to Saariaho.
Just the opposite for me--that's exactly what I want! Regards, Len [on the run] :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nico Muhly's Marnie
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Nico Muhly's Marnie

>Whatever, I'll be curious enough to hear "Marnie" when it comes here. Muhly's other Met opera, "Two Boys," is not as barren as Morrison says ...Making operas out of movies looks like a trend, what with "The Exterminating Angel." Broadway has been making musicals out of movies for quite a while; I ...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nico Muhly's Marnie
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Nico Muhly's Marnie

This is a discouraging review sent to me by an England friend-apparently it's coming here next season. Regards, Len Nico Muhly's Marnie Production: Michael Mayer Margaret "Marnie" Edgar: Isabel Leonard Co-production with the English National Opera Here's the Richard Morrison review: Only two stars: ...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Operas With Nothing in Common Except Exhausted Women
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Two Operas With Nothing in Common Except Exhausted Women

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:00 pm
I would happily have met Len and Sue there with more notice.
John this time of season it proved too far for us as well. Where's the new NYCO when we need them! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Operas With Nothing in Common Except Exhausted Women
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Two Operas With Nothing in Common Except Exhausted Women

I don't know if this comparison is a stretch-I would like to see Mother Of Us All again-it's been a long time. We saw the Met's Thais some time ago with Fleming and Hampson-the set left something to be desired imo. Regards, Len Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women By ZACHARY WOO...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exterminating Angel HD
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Exterminating Angel HD

Just back from this at the Rockaway Mall, NJ-an extraordinary experience-unique, riveting! And here I was thinking of returning next week's Me tickets when we're back in nyc to see it live--go figure. Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics, poor decisions starved New York's subways
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Politics, poor decisions starved New York's subways

We've been in nyc all week using the subways-thanks for the article-I skimmed through it but will read it more carefully when we get home after today's exterminating angel hd style. Have to agree the subways have problems. We had some trouble after 2 performances at lincoln center-after the play jun...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: la finta giardiniera
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: la finta giardiniera

I can't get excited about anything before Die Entfürung, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) John I hear you-it's not up there with his masterpieces but they did such a nice job with the production and they all acted so well it was very pleasurable. We had tickets earlier this year to hear it at the of...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: la finta giardiniera
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: la finta giardiniera

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:20 am
Did it have koi in it Len? :lol:
Belle, LOL, no koi but there was a large snake during the thyrsius and chloris segment in the latter part of act2-also plenty of plants and even a few moving trees and loads of flowers! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: la finta giardiniera
Replies: 4
Views: 124

la finta giardiniera

Our first la finta-very nice performance-imaginative lovely sets, good singing, wonderful acting and stage presence by all. You sure could hear mozart opera music in this opera he wrote as an 18 year old! Len :D
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's zeffirelli turandot
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Tonight's zeffirelli turandot

What a visual treat-spectacular! First time hearing oksana dyka-pretty impressive but a little shrill at times. Antonenko was pretty good at times but a little weak in the first act-his stage presence needs some work. Still overall it was a great experience-we treated ourselves to dress circle seats...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

Belle what an exciting experience to have been a part of-talk about screaming and a lot of cursing both shows we've seen while celebrating in nyc this week have contained plenty of that-book of mormons and Junk--a play at lincoln center's vivian beaumont theater. Don't be alarmed-today and tomorrow ...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

Belle I love janacek's operas! Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: girls of the golden west
Replies: 0
Views: 115

girls of the golden west

I'd sure be interested in seeing this new adams opera! Len

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/arts ... .html?_r=0
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: compuserve forums ending dec 15
Replies: 2
Views: 127

compuserve forums ending dec 15

Surprised and disappointed. Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: war of the worlds opera LA
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: war of the worlds opera LA

An opera based on "War of the Worlds" itself, by Wells rather than Welles, depicting an actual alien invasion, would be something. To base it on a radio broadcast which, as we know, was a Hallowe'en prank gone wrong, seems to me rather pointless. I just can't tell-if it was in nyc I might go-just d...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: war of the worlds opera LA
Replies: 4
Views: 208

war of the worlds opera LA

Fake News in an opera! Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/arts/music/review-war-worlds-los-angeles-philharmonic.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=coll...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Domingo William Tell!

To be frank, I think he is clinging on. I think he's still a fine singer, but the voice has deteriorated from when he was one of the greatest. I heard him sing Boccanegra at the Met, and the other singers had to scale back a bit when on stage with him. Maybe he just can't face retirement. Barney on...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny

Belle wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:42 pm
You might call an argument "the law of the jungle" but, quite frankly, the American mainstream media leaves a very great deal to be desired.
Belle fortunately there's the NY Times, Washington Post and CNN! Regards, Len :D :D :D
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: What I listened to today

Oops, hope I didn't offend him in any way. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:10 am
His "House of the Dead" for the Met was extraordinary, in a good way. RIP.
Yes we saw that too and it was wonderful! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny

I deplore the modern tendency of the deep state and it's advocates to tell the people what's good for them. Belle what about things like banning smoking in public places and restaurants or are you only talking about food-I remember the NYC attempt by Mayor Bloomberg on the size of soda cups that on...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: What I listened to today

Glad you're doing better-what was causing the nose bleeds? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

The idea of showing the war dead on stage during the Ride of the Valkyries is not original with Pountney; it goes back at least to Chereau's Bayreuth staging of 1976. Wow that's quite an act-I couldn't put it down even with the frock coat, shirt and tie! Regards, Len :lol: Looking for the cast I ca...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

barney wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Looks pretty good to me. The horses are recognisably equine. Sounds like he's gone to town on the Valkyries and the dead, but there's a lot of music, and a need for something to be happening on stage.
Barney gotta admit it caught my eye too. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Domingo William Tell!

barney wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm
I can see why the translator is free! :D
Barney yes but what about Domingo doing William Tell-what do you think? At least he's not doing the role of Arnold! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time To Close Down Mueller
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Time To Close Down Mueller

The folks who work in our intelligence agencies must be incredibly demoralized by these utterances by our poor excuse for a president. That he made this statement on Veterans Day adds to the pain. Henry, Tillerson sure got it right when he called him a moron! Regards, Len :( CIA chief Mike Pompeo c...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein Kadish
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Bernstein Kadish

I'm glad there's a you tube version-no subtitles but the speaker is easy to understand--I gotta give this a try. Regards, Len Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival By ANTHONY TOMMASINI NOV. 10, 2017 “Every son, at one point or other, defies his father, fights him, departs ...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another incredible episode of What's My Line
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Another incredible episode of What's My Line

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:59 pm
Len, your link to Donald O'Conner didn't work!
Belle hope you can get relief for the back pain-I know how terrible that can be. I'll try again with the link. I previewed and see it's on my screen. Regards, Len

by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Domingo William Tell!

A friend sent me info on this and I googled and then used a free translator. Regards, Len :lol: Some new roles, unstoppable in its effort to expand its repertoire are drawn on the agenda ahead of Placido Domingo. In particular, in the summer of 2018 will be provided his voice to the role of Zurga in...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

John F wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Then it occurred to me that you might be asking for information about the Schumann song cycle, though this wasn't clear in your message, so I replaced what I had written with what you read.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGW7UJuWGx8
Exactly, thanks, I'll get to this today! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/chicago%20lyric%20walkure_zps6houd7qn.jpg So what do you think? Regards, Len :o Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’ By ANTHONY TOMMASINI NOV. 11, 2017 CHICAGO — Many productions of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” stage the “Ride of the Val...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another incredible episode of What's My Line
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Another incredible episode of What's My Line

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:26 pm
Never heard of Geritol?
I definitely remember that item! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Robbie the Robot - Going once, going twice...
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Robbie the Robot - Going once, going twice...

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Francis, the talking Mule!!! 😉 :mrgreen:
Belle that made me think of Donald O'Connor-he could dance! Regards, Len

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