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by jbuck919
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected
Replies: 22
Views: 245

Re: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected

Stupidity for sure. Who with an ounce of sense or anything that could pass as a reasonable basic education would think that Trump and the Republicans would be the ones to rescue them from their insecurities? Well, for one, folks who hoped Bill Clinton would rescue them and didn't. Who trusted Obama...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected
Replies: 22
Views: 245

Re: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected

[snip] in Germany and France, where voters have so far managed not to fall to the level of stupidity that Americans evidenced all on their own, without Putin having even to say "boo" t knock them flat on their asses. Is it stupidity or heightened economic insecurity that differentiates vulnerable A...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:

One might also ask why did Rossini stop composing operas in mid-life when he was fabulously wealthy and successful. Imagine the masterpieces we have missed...... Brian still imagine all the great food he ate! Regards, Len [fleeing] http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/tournedos_zpscinmczrd....
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected
Replies: 22
Views: 245

Re: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected

My question is the perhaps naive one of what the Russians are trying to accomplish. No one seems to be talking about that. They helped get Trump elected or so I thought? What about this begging from Trump: "I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 ema...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alan Gilbert: retrospective view
Replies: 14
Views: 464

Re: Alan Gilbert: retrospective view

You can find out what that orchestra is, more or less, from the Wikipedia article, which does not mention that the "Elb" part refers to the fact that Hamburg is on the Elbe River. On the face of it, this is not much in the way of a step up in Gilbert's career, but then, much as I hate to say it, the...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected
Replies: 22
Views: 245

Re: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected

My question is the perhaps naive one of what the Russians are trying to accomplish. No one seems to be talking about that. Presumably, they want to ensure that the US has the worst leadership possible, but we're doing a fine job of that ourselves without needing their help. The other obvious motive ...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Marcel DuPré. organist - Mercury
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Marcel DuPré. organist - Mercury

I have long had a passion for organ music. There is really so much available on discs, and like any music one is interested in, it is quite impossible to have everything. DuPré, however, made a big hit whenever he appeared in the USA. He made a series of ten LPs for Mercury's "Living Presence" labe...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lili Kraus's Complete Mozart Concertos [Sony]
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Lili Kraus's Complete Mozart Concertos [Sony]

All I can say about Lili Kraus is that I heard her twice, which is remarkable since there are so few performers I have heard even once. The first time was in Newburgh NY in the high school auditorium, with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic under Claude Monteux (Pierre's son and a noted flutist). She ha...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. 😉 The officer with a Russian name once mentioned an old lady from LENINGRAD. What is Leningrad? . Yes, and all the displays ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. :wink:
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alcyone by Marais
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Alcyone by Marais

No doubt to be followed by Alcytwo and Alcythree. (OK, time to ban Brosseau.)

There is a movie about Marin Marais. I saw it a long time ago and do not remember that much, but I do remember liking it and would watch it again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tous_les_Matins_du_Monde
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:

Funny but Ravel would have been on my short list for dulcinea's other thread about composers she would have liked to meet. Someone who led a quiet and possibly non-existent private life. My kind of guy. :)
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Think Someone Already Asked About ...
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: I Think Someone Already Asked About ...

... what great musician(s) you would have liked to meet. Yes, and I think it was you. :wink: I strongly suspect that most great composers had personalities that would have overwhelmed me if they had deigned to say good morning to me in the first place. Then there is the only composer I was ever in ...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It

All I know of Handel as an organist is that he was an organist, having played in churches in his youth; that he led performances of his oratorios from the organ; and that the organ concertos were played as interludes in the oratorios. At least I believe I know that. I make no claim for Handel's vir...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It

And for jbuck919: vxKPeQiU3c0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxKPeQiU3c0 And why not? Handel was an organist himself. That works, but then so does Wotan's farewell on the Wanamaker organ, which if I recall correctly you didn't care for when I posted it after hearing it live last summer. For me, it...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It

Every major period in music history has its distinctive qualities. Music of the high Classical era is very different not only from the Baroque but from the high Romanticism of Berlioz and Tchaikovsky, not to mention Verdi and Wagner; and Modernism, with its high dissonance and renunciation of the C...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It

Handel: I'd put his music right up there with that of immortals like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert. Would absolutely agree with that, though I'd exclude Mozart from that list!! Jbuck, I don't know how to access that free music library IMSLP online where you can get scores; I've tried in the pas...
by jbuck919
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: The Charm Of The Baroque--Nothing Discreet About It

Every major period in music history has its distinctive qualities. Music of the high Classical era is very different not only from the Baroque but from the high Romanticism of Berlioz and Tchaikovsky, not to mention Verdi and Wagner; and Modernism, with its high dissonance and renunciation of the C...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Fit Question For A Psychologist
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: A Fit Question For A Psychologist

dulcinea wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:15 pm
The promise of an afterlife spent in the company of all the men for which I have yearned would never persuade me to commit such atrocities.
Whew! For a minute there I was worried.
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Schumann

Thanks, I'll take a listen. And I noticed I wrote incorrectly for Waldszenen!! I must say Schumann has been a constant in my musical life, along with Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. I never tire of Schumann. Waldscenen is the spelling on Schumann's holograph. If you don't believe me, the facsimile is a...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73

Yes, it's the 3rd sonata that I found most deficient in the Zukofsky set, because it is the longest and the most conventionally romantic. It was clear from the looking at the score that Zukofzky was not giving the music the expression that it needs, that the tempos were dragging, and the climactic ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cambridge students rated famous poets lower than the unknown ones in a blind test
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: Cambridge students rated famous poets lower than the unknown ones in a blind test

So was I right? John F did not serve as a paratrooper? What brings you back here, Mikhail? John F does not owe you a response and has graciously ignored your invidious comments regarding his service. When you have another one of your interesting challenges regarding art appreciation, do post again,...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73

I was not an admirer of Paul Zukofsky's playing. He could play the bejeezis out of the technically demanding contemporary music he favored (such as the Penderecki Capriccio ), but in the more traditional end of his repertory, such as the Ives Sonatas (for him Ives is traditional), Well, isn't he fo...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Gossett
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Philip Gossett

I didn't know that MIT had a music department. When I was in college I learned of a manuscript devotee (not Gossett, who appears to have been a very serious scholar) who was born to wealth and loved music but by his own admission had no talent. (Except for the born to wealth part that sounds like me...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Gossett
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Philip Gossett

I didn't know that MIT had a music department.
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump is not Caesar, or any other Roman
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Trump is not Caesar, or any other Roman

Unfortunately,Ross Douthat's thoughts notwithstanding, neither Shakespeare nor Roman history provides us with the combination of fool and knave who could be compared to Donald Trump. (I note that the NY Times has adopted a new online format, a classic case IMO of fixing something that was not broken...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73

I'd never heard of him either. Embarrassing. Not at all. There are certain corners of contemporary music I know just a little about (very little, actually) because they were in fashion when and where I was in college. There was another pianist named Robert Miller whom I heard premiere a piece for p...
by jbuck919
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73

Probably the first (and also the last) time I'm one up on you, Lance. 8) How are you with Paul Jacobs (the pianist I mean, not the organist)? Image
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Paul Zukofsky, violinist and conductor, dead at 73

He made the first (and possibly still the only) recording of Roger Sessions's excellent violin concerto. (He must have been all of 20 years old.) I'm having difficulty embedding it, so here is the link. I don't love every composer whose works he played, but there is something admirable about devotin...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Julius Katchen
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Julius Katchen

I swear I read that as "Julia's Kitchen" and thought, off to the Pub. Difference between the food of love and the love of food, I guess.
by jbuck919
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Harvard revokes acceptances over obscene memes
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Harvard revokes acceptances over obscene memes

Or, how they discovered that work sucks but were never prepared for what to do instead to stay out of (our) trouble. One doesn't have to point the finger at today's college kids. Grover Norquist will do nicely. There's really a school called Midland College? Sounds like something from a Kurt Vonnegu...
by jbuck919
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philippe de Montebello on museums
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Philippe de Montebello on museums

I note that he mentions Titian's "Flaying of Marsyas." While very great and very late (Titian painted it when he was about 85), it is not a famous painting and is not even mentioned in many books and articles about Titian, possibly because it is somewhat atypical, possibly because its home is not a ...
by jbuck919
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Harvard revokes acceptances over obscene memes
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Harvard revokes acceptances over obscene memes

And they were not even sophomores yet, so that we could call them sophomoric.
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Heavenly Birthday Of The Man From Rohrau:
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: The Heavenly Birthday Of The Man From Rohrau:

I'm not sure what May 31 has to do with Haydn (his birthday was March 31), but I find any day will suffice to celebrate one of my favorite composers. Heavenly Birthday is when a person dies and goes to Heaven, which is why saints are commemorated on the anniversaries of their deaths. HH Pope Benedi...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jeffrey Tate, English conductor, dead at 74
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Jeffrey Tate, English conductor, dead at 74

Why this contempt for Canteloube's songs? An original idea, the orchestral accompaniments are sophisticated and don't conduct themselves, and some of us find the music quite beautiful. Maybe Tate did too. As for your question, one might as well ask why a serious pianist would accompany Brahms's Vol...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jeffrey Tate, English conductor, dead at 74
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Jeffrey Tate, English conductor, dead at 74

Lulu and Chants d'Auvergne? Now there's a juxtaposition for evaluating a conductor's legacy. :) That's the idea, all right. Tate had a wide repertoire, and was successful in all of it, IMHO. Sure, he centered on Mozart (his set of the piano concerti with Uchida works very well for me), but so do hi...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jeffrey Tate, English conductor, dead at 74
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Jeffrey Tate, English conductor, dead at 74

Lulu and Chants d'Auvergne? Now there's a juxtaposition for evaluating a conductor's legacy.
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE STING
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: THE STING

Regarding Gershwin's sublime creation, I remember two performances on TV of SUMMERTIME, AND THE LIVING IS EASY; FISH ARE JUMPING, AND THE COTTON IS HIGH sung by a black soprano and a black tenor, and the audiences at both occassions, which were at least half black, went wild with enthusiasm. \ I be...
by jbuck919
Wed May 31, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Major Article on Why Alan Gilbert Left the NYPO
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Major Article on Why Alan Gilbert Left the NYPO

Modernistfan wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 3:02 pm
"Philosophical differences," indeed!


What would you call them?
by jbuck919
Wed May 31, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Heavenly Birthday Of The Man From Rohrau:
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: The Heavenly Birthday Of The Man From Rohrau:

settings of the Ordinary of the Mass.

(Think about it.)
by jbuck919
Wed May 31, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britannic [ocean liner] organ music on Oehms Classics
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Britannic [ocean liner] organ music on Oehms Classics

A pitfall of such recordings, whether piano or organ, is that the playback tempo may not be the same as the original player's. Unlike grooved discs, piano rolls maintain the same pitch regardless of how fast or slow they're played. There would seem to be no good reason why Welte wouldn't replicate ...
by jbuck919
Tue May 30, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britannic [ocean liner] organ music on Oehms Classics
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Britannic [ocean liner] organ music on Oehms Classics

Where is jbuck on this thread? I'm sure he would be able to offer some insights on the Britannic project. Well sheesh, give me leeway of a day or two. :) This is a big topic. The reason that organ rolls are more successful than piano rolls is that they were prepared for electro-pneumatic action org...
by jbuck919
Tue May 30, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours

Thanks much, Len. Sounds more reliable than the ISP I've got. Don't really want to change, as my main email address would also have to change, but I might do it. My e-mail client is from my mother's ISP when I first moved here 15 years ago. (She didn't even have DSL, only dial-up access.) Fortunate...
by jbuck919
Mon May 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is wrong with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: What is wrong with this?

Singers make all kinds of vocal mistakes, thinking wrongly that "This is just my voice, and voices naturally deteriorate with age." 'T'ain't necessarily so, as Domingo demostrates, or John Alexander, who out sang Pavarotti in Idomeneo during the MET revival in the 1980's, and Lucine Amara, who I he...
by jbuck919
Sun May 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is wrong with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: What is wrong with this?

Hey, I understood every word of Lucien Fugère's performance! Wait a minute, I think I have that aria memorized in another language. :)

The Mark Reizen was a revelation in more ways than one. Thanks, John.
by jbuck919
Sun May 28, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: No cable TV or internet for 13 hours

You could try Dish Network, which is what I use. Oops, I suppose they won't allow a satellite dish outside a rented apartment in Brooklyn. :wink: For Internet I use high speed (allegedly) DSL, which is a land-line service like yours, though I often receive offers from satellite Internet services lik...
by jbuck919
Sat May 27, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boulez weighs in on most important modern works
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Boulez weighs in on most important modern works

jserraglio wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 3:36 pm
. . and it [Genet's The Screens] runs more than four hours during which nothing happens except that the characters endlessly rant at each other.
Then I reckon Genet was influenced by Richard Wagner.
:lol:
by jbuck919
Fri May 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boulez weighs in on most important modern works
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Boulez weighs in on most important modern works

I don't know what kind of oversight Beckett's estate has on productions of his work, but Beckett insisted on artistic control down to the last detail and would never have agreed to an opera version of Godot.
by jbuck919
Fri May 26, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is wrong with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: What is wrong with this?

Thanks John and B, but the point is that this is a particular problem for English-speaking singers. Typically, even the great men-and-boy choirs of England cannot be understood singing their own language. It does not have to be this way. Famously, Peter Pears could fill an opera house with perfect s...
by jbuck919
Thu May 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is wrong with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: What is wrong with this?

Thank you, Mark and John, you got right to it. I looked for another performance and the one I found is just as bad, only also awful in terms of the musical quality (a senior recital of some sort I suppose). What makes this sadder is that speakers of German and French have told me over and over again...