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by jbuck919
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Biber, "Rosenkranzsonaten 1 & 2"
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Biber, "Rosenkranzsonaten 1 & 2"

Very nice, and I did not know these. I was all prepared to show off when I read the Wikipedia article, which reveals all. I knew that Rosenkranz means rosary, and Guildenstern is apparently a nickname for a baby boy. These commentaries on the characters in Hamlet are lost on modern audiences, as the...
by jbuck919
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys

Paul VI and John XXIII were also diplomats before being given the second and third most important sees in Italy. (Venice is much diminished now because of depopulation, but its historic importance is obvious and it is the only see in Italy other than Rome whose archbishop is designated a patriarch.)
by jbuck919
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse

Catholics were often considered aliens by nativist Know-Nothings In 1909 when the America magazine was founded, and of course even as late as 1960 when JFK ran. So maybe this name was the Jesuits' way of saying 'up yours' to the WASP birthers of that era. Likewise for the subsequent choice of Commo...
by jbuck919
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys

Pope Paul VI, notwithstanding his refusal to be crowned with a gilded, jewel-encrusted relic of the Middle Ages, is on the short list for canonization, possibly as early as this year. Francis's chances for sainthood are nonexistent—reactionaries brand him a heretic; worse still, he's on Motel 6's s...
by jbuck919
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse

I've always found it odd that one of the two major Catholic periodicals in the US, sponsored by the Jesuits, is called America. (The other is Commonweal, and I was friends through the chaplaincy with someone who became its editor-in-chief.) I guess this is good news. I can't think of anything cynica...
by jbuck919
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys

I'm all for reining in abuses (Cardinal Law is another case, but his sinecure was handed to him by a previous pope), but if I knew I was going to have to retire to the level of a mere curate after having literally owned every ecclesiastical property in a diocese (as American bishops do), I would ne...
by jbuck919
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys

I'm all for reining in abuses (Cardinal Law is another case, but his sinecure was handed to him by a previous pope), but if I knew I was going to have to retire to the level of a mere curate after having literally owned every ecclesiastical property in a diocese (as American bishops do), I would nev...
by jbuck919
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Well here's HOPEing she tells all and helps Mueller! What Trump has done with the Dem's memo is outrageous. Glad I can forget about alot of this while down here in the sun-only bad thing is at breakfast the TV is set on FOX News. Len :( I gave up my barber because she only ever had on Fox News I un...
by jbuck919
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

In recent days, Trump has complained about Hicks — a rare occurrence for a president who rages about others but rarely about her.
Does one have to paint a picture here? Obviously, she turned him down after a pass. Doesn't anyone understand the depth of his venility?
by jbuck919
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Huberman Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: The Huberman Violin

Sometimes it could be a wealthy patron, today (not then) it could be crowdfunding, it could be a massive loan underwritten by someone. Do you know he has family money, or that simply a logical assumption? Elizabeth Pitcairn, whom I doubt you ever heard of, is the music director of the extremely loc...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 193
Views: 10669

Re: What I listened to today

Yes, now tell me that he was not an enthusiastic polemicist and lobbyist against abortion freedom to choose (in some cases violating separation of church and state), coverage of women's needs including contraception as a matter of routine in health insurance, and recognition of gay people other than...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 193
Views: 10669

Re: What I listened to today

. . . is not a saying of the late dubious Cardinal George, though he might have quoted it. I assure you, I have known my share of American Cardinals, and none of them was a man of sufficient stature to originate such a saying. Neither did the late cardinal originate this saying: "Speak no ill of th...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 193
Views: 10669

Re: What I listened to today

​ Not to put too fine a point on it, this is flat out Commie agitprop music. You can get a good idea of what its about @ http://americansymphony.org/deutsche-sinfonie-op-50-1936-58/ and this performance of the work is online @ YouTube. So why are you wasting our time, Rob? BTW, if I have not pointe...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Franco Fagioli's new Handel CD [DGG]
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Franco Fagioli's new Handel CD [DGG]

Lance, as dear as you are to us as our irreplaceable moderator, will you please stop posting suggestions that involve only album covers when there is YouTube available? This is one of many possible selections.

by jbuck919
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: "Yes Minister" TV series
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: "Yes Minister" TV series

Yes I saw some episodes, but speaking only for myself, but as an American, it is hard to get into that kind of humor (or humour), even though it is fairly well-represented on US TV. Did you ever see "A very British coup?" Now that one I enjoyed. I didn't see that series of which you speak. "Yes Min...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: "Yes Minister" TV series
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: "Yes Minister" TV series

Yes I saw some episodes, but speaking only for myself, but as an American, it is hard to get into that kind of humor (or humour), even though it is fairly well-represented on US TV. Did you ever see "A very British coup?" Now that one I enjoyed.
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Sea of Blood
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Met Sea of Blood

Another perspective on the Met Parsifal : http://observer.com/2018/02/opera-review-met-opens-yannick-nezet-seguins-transcendent-parsifal/ Cheers. Thank you for your interesting contribution. I did have to turn off Ad Block to read that page, but it was worth it. Now why do we only have 20 posts fro...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Huberman Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: The Huberman Violin

barney wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:10 am
Yes, I loved it too. But he passes over how he managed to beat the collector, who presumably had pots of money, and I would have liked to know that.
Oh for heaven's sake, he has family money. How do you think anyone affords a priceless instrument unless it is on loan?
by jbuck919
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: They thought they were white but their DNA told a more complex story
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: They thought they were white but their DNA told a more complex story

The idea of "race" is really a sociopolitical construct with essentially no biological reality. When I was an instructor at Tulane University in 1977, Ernest Morial was running for the mayor of New Orleans, and the press was talking about the possibility of "New Orleans's first black mayor." When I...
by jbuck919
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evidence of new ozone depletion baffles scientists
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Evidence of new ozone depletion baffles scientists

We weren't promised a rose garden, j. Our time here is limited, and any one of a number of things could cause the entire species to go the way of all flesh at any moment. Expectations of species immortality based on political hope are as much the stuff of science fiction as thinking that our descen...
by jbuck919
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evidence of new ozone depletion baffles scientists
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Evidence of new ozone depletion baffles scientists

If they can discover a planetary system in another galaxy, as has recently been done, then they can figure this out too. That's the easy part; doing something to reverse any depletion given the current retrograde political climate will be far less of a sure bet. We weren't promised a rose garden, j...
by jbuck919
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Huberman Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: The Huberman Violin

All I can say is, I'm stunned and thank you, Hank
by jbuck919
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evidence of new ozone depletion baffles scientists
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Evidence of new ozone depletion baffles scientists

If they can discover a planetary system in another galaxy, as has recently been done, then they can figure this out too.
by jbuck919
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: kosky interview ny times
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: kosky interview ny times

Down here in st petersburg, Fl-nice and warm and sunny! I found this article and interview interesting-okay maybe alarming as well. Len :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/arts/music/barrie-kosky-carmen-royal-opera-london.html Thank goodness for you that you and Sue are in St. Pete. It makes m...
by jbuck919
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arrau Live Recitals 1954, 1960, 1963 Ludwigsburg
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Arrau Live Recitals 1954, 1960, 1963 Ludwigsburg

Arrau is rather neglected these days, though it is not unusual for our stalwart Lance to uncover things like that. It is from Arrau (on a radio broadcast) that I first heard the simple but fantastically correct interlocution, "How do you know when to take a repeat in Beethoven?" "The rule is simple....
by jbuck919
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Giants vs. Colts outdid most Super Bowls
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Giants vs. Colts outdid most Super Bowls

You want to impress me with Frank Ryan because his Ph.D. was in math, an impossible achievement except for the happy few. You know perfectly well that both boxing and American Football are extremely dangerous sports that have been shown to cause brain damage in an inordinate number of cases starting...
by jbuck919
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Giants vs. Colts outdid most Super Bowls
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Giants vs. Colts outdid most Super Bowls

And what, pray tell, in your opinion is the greatest? :roll:
by jbuck919
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Super-Bowl eve, Cleveland pubs are awash in crafted suds
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: On Super-Bowl eve, Cleveland pubs are awash in crafted suds

Here I go with my never-will-die Academic Bowl obsession again. I give the devil about the Superbowl or that so-called sport in general, but how may four-letter words can you make out of Superbowl? And "pubs" is one answer. Incidentally, there was a lightning round of ten questions on the American f...
by jbuck919
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Academic Bowl over
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Academic Bowl over

The Lake George coach is eight months along. Nationals in Washington DC don't happen until May, but she may very well want to take advantage of extended maternity leave, which is still relatively generous in upstate New York. She has already asked another volunteer if she would be willing to replace...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 551

Re: Mahler Survey

If you're not familiar with the 10th, John, you've got to get a load of this: Right around the 19:00 mark Mahler unleashes the most ear-splittlingly dissonant chord in symphonic music. Nine different pitches at one time, but it's the way it's orchestrated that really packs the big punch. For maximu...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: K475
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: K475

You are referring to the following, which is complete nonsense as far as I know, for I see no connection between the two pieces. This is one of those occasions when I say "thank you, Dad, for my ability to read music," for never was following a score more important than in these two pieces. The fant...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Sea of Blood
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Met Sea of Blood

This strikes several, ahem, chords with me. First, I do not understand the insensitivity of someone who would drive a considerable percentage of the audience away and/or into literal sickness at the sight of blood. (Fortunately, I don't have that fear myself, for I have had to witness my own blood a...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now it's Copley
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Now it's Copley

I have to wonder about this. One member of the chorus took amiss something Copley allegedly said during a rehearsal. What was it, and what did the rest of the chorus think? The Met's announcement says nothing about investigating the complaint or whether it was confirmed by the witnesses present. Co...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fighting Irish
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Fighting Irish

When I was teaching full time in Maryland I had a terrible time getting my best students to consider the best colleges. Often it was a problem with their families who assumed that they would be bankrupt, when in fact the very best schools still offer meaningful scholarships to whomever they accept i...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

I'd recommend L'élisir d'amoré. Why--he doesn't get rid of anyone in that opera? Do you think if I took some of that elixir handed out in L'élisir d'amoré I could warm up to Trump-no way after listening to his babbling speech today down at The Greenbrier? Regards, Len :( I was thinking of diversion...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now it's Copley
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Now it's Copley

Copley? Well, he was square anyway.
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Thought you'd catch me out on the Sessions, didn't you, Sorry, I didn't recall seeing you there. Oh you were there? I was 13 and Chicago might have been the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, it is impossible for a music major at Princeton in the early 70s not to appreciate Sessions. I never had ...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 111691

Re: The Great American Songbook

Color me a snob, I am proud to say I never saw a single episode. And who, pray tell, is Galveston? It is a city in Texas most famous for having experienced the worst hurricane in US history. Pity you missed MASH. In the intended final episode, Winchester loses all interest in classical music when t...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cheat Sheet From NY Times American Orchestras
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Cheat Sheet From NY Times American Orchestras

The Lyric Opera of Chicago still has its inaugural music director: Andrew Davis, who became the first conductor to hold that position at the company in 2000 Misleading. Bruno Bartoletti was not just principal conductor but artistic director for 35 years; artistic director is higher-ranking than mus...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 111691

Re: The Great American Songbook

Unfortunately, her example was (ugh) Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin: Sept 9, 1970. Greatest rock concert I ever heard, except maybe for B.B. King opening for the Stones when the crowd would NOT let King end his act and let the Stones on. From that day, King became a superstar. http://www.ledzeppelin.co...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Thought you'd catch me out on the Sessions, didn't you, even though it was not conducted by Solti. In Beethoven, there is only one rule about repeats: One always takes the repeats. (I am quoting so many musicians, starting with Claudio Arrau, that if I could list them all I would take up more space ...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 111691

Re: The Great American Songbook

I never post here, but just now on Facebook someone wrote that she missed a lot of great music because her father would not allow in the house anything composed after 1900. Unfortunately, her example was (ugh) Led Zeppelin. This is what I returned. Jerome Kern was one of the few composers in the GAS...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

in the Solti years the Chicago Symphony, which many at the time considered the finest in the world, Maybe b/c I love concert music for band, the CSO has always been for me the embodiment of what an American orchestra should sound like, brass and brash. It's my favorite. I'd trade every listening ex...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

You want to get rid of Trump and what he represents? Plan on living to at least the age of 200. This very pessimistic statement depresses me greatly-I'll definitely play Donizetti tonight while in the kitchen! He knew how to get rid of people! Regards, Len :lol: I'd recommend L'élisir d'amoré.
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

Every US president after maybe George Washington could have been called up on articles of impeachment. Heck, the US was founded on de facto trumped-up (so to speak) notions against "the present king of Great Britain," who is not mentioned by name in the Declaration of Independence. (Try that for an ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Purely incidentally, but to demonstrate the depth of musicianship of US military bandsmen (or bandspersons if you must), in the Solti years the Chicago Symphony, which many at the time considered the finest in the world, auditioned one of my father's West Point mates, and not on an instrument you wo...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Marketing Opportunity for Classical Music?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: A Marketing Opportunity for Classical Music?

I agree that exposure is everything, but you do not necessarily have to be born to it or even exposed to it early in your education. I grew up with it and still remember my father playing Beethoven symphonies (the Toscanini recordings), the Sibelius Second Symphony, and other works, on 78's. My wif...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Talking to a well-known conductor about Levine ...
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Talking to a well-known conductor about Levine ...

Persona non grata (an unacceptable person) is a quasi-legal term which refers to someone who is not welcome on given premises and will be forthwith expelled from same if found on them. Everyone here who attended a private university is familiar with the concept. Now are you ready for a topic switch ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

"Twinkle in his eye, larceny in his soul"—so writes Michael Wolff in his stunning book, portraying Donald as a latter-day Henry VIII. "I now understand," quoth Bannon, "what it is like to be in the court of the Tudors." Assuming the book to be only 10% accurate, our country would still be in sheepd...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chief Wahoo Logo Cleveland Indians
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Chief Wahoo Logo Cleveland Indians

As a Washington Redskin (that's Redskin singular, not Redskins), one might have been one of The Hogs in the 80s and 90s. http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/blog/article-1/Remembering-The-Origins-Of-The-Hogs-On-Joe-Bugels-Birthday/bb0cc601-5eff-41fa-b2ed-4946de5bd257 I swear I am not making thi...