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by jbuck919
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: More Bach free online
Replies: 1
Views: 28

More Bach free online

Thanks to a Facebook friend, I have been made aware of the Netherlands All of Bach project. (In fact, the FB post was the Pedal Exercitium featured in the following link.) This is not just organ music, but apparently has the goal of becoming a complete Bach. The whole project is not explained in the...
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3725
Views: 223747

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

It's a mass, fer cryin' out loud. Whatever gave you that idea? It's not a liturgical work but, like Bernstein's Mass, a secular piece premiered and always performed in concert. It may not be a liturgical work, but the proper comparison would be with Fauré's Requiem and not Bernstein's Mass , which ...
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: This Week’s 8 Best YouTube
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: This Week’s 8 Best YouTube

Peter Sellars's trash production of Theodora, most of which is or was available in pieces on YouTube, is only a landmark in the sense that the Sahara Desert is a landmark if one wants to traverse North Africa.
by jbuck919
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bastille Day
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Bastille Day

Donald Isler wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:18 pm
Well, at least we know what our (fake?) President did today. And at least John B. will know why I wrote that.
Yes Don, it was to commemorate our late lamented member Ralph Stein, whose birthday was on July 14.
by jbuck919
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Harvard proposes banning all social clubs from campus by 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Harvard proposes banning all social clubs from campus by 2022

I'm going to defer to John F on this one, of course. Instead, I'll comment on the situation at the other two universities of the Ivy League's inner circle with which I am familiar. Princeton never had frats or the kinds of "social clubs" that are being spoken of here. Instead it had dining clubs tha...
by jbuck919
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler 5th organ transcription
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Mahler 5th organ transcription

It's as though I'm hearing the symphony for the first time. No transcription could be better than this one. (Adapted from the Lexicon of Intentionally Ambiguous Recommendations ,) Transcriptions are where it's been at in recital organ work for some time. It surprises me not the least they they have ...
by jbuck919
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga

"Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny," by Weill and Brecht, is a full-length opera, and his other operas (rarely performed) are "Der Protagonist" and "Die Burgschaft." But most of his theatre pieces are musicals, and those written after he moved to America are American musicals of one kind or an...
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga

I'm confused. It sounds as though Barone is saying that doing the full original production was rethought after weighing concerns from both the left and right, so it was decided to do the full original production. Anyway, I have a day or two to decide whether to waste, pardon me spend, my money on th...
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"

John F wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:17 pm
The Economist is a serious mag and doesn't print puff pieces by publicists. But cultural reporting is not its strong suit, and commissioning this piece at all is rather odd.
Evidently, since both the author and the editor if any allowed "Sonata No. 6" with quotation marks to pass.
by jbuck919
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 275

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

How many here would like to possess a linguistic ability that Roddenberry never dreamed of: the ability to understand--AND LIKE--all styles of music? MUSIC CHOICE has no stations for CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR THE VOICE, OPERA, or FOLK MUSIC of every country and culture. Why on earth would I want to have ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Volvo will stop making gas-only cars in 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: Volvo will stop making gas-only cars in 2019

I'm holding out for Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles. No steering wheel. No pedals. Remember when videophones were experimented with in the 1960s? Now think of how recent Skype is, and I think I have made my point. (And Skype is still not a video telephone, as the warning not to use it for a 911 emergen...
by jbuck919
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Volvo will stop making gas-only cars in 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: Volvo will stop making gas-only cars in 2019

I own a 2014 Hyundai Elantra which I keep in perfect shape with low mileage. Also, it gets about 38 mpg. The only reason to buy a new car within the next several years is a significant upgrade in technology. Out of curiosity I checked recently, and the relatively new Hyundai hybrid model is very sig...
by jbuck919
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A.C.Douglas
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: A.C.Douglas

Mark may be too recent a member to know that A.C. Douglas was also a member here for quite some time. In addition to that name, he went by at least one sock puppet name which I cannot remember but would recognize if I saw it. I do not know why he left. I don't recall that he posted in any way that w...
by jbuck919
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Music Library access (130,000+ CDs) free with IMSLP $22/yr subscription
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Naxos Music Library access (130,000+ CDs) free with IMSLP $22/yr subscription

I'm tempted. I use IMSLP literally every single week to download my organ selections.
by jbuck919
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: House Dems call for inquiry into president's mental health
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: House Dems call for inquiry into president's mental health

Those folks need to read The Caine Mutiny.
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gavotte, piano piece
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Gavotte, piano piece

This belongs on the music board. Congratulations (meant seriously). The convention is indeed for a gavotte to be notated to start on the third beat, but to sound as though it starts on the first. Here is probably the most famous one of all, from the Bach French Suite in G. V-YsNbe21OY Ah thanks, I ...
by jbuck919
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gavotte, piano piece
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Gavotte, piano piece

This belongs on the music board.

Congratulations (meant seriously). The convention is indeed for a gavotte to be notated to start on the third beat, but to sound as though it starts on the first. Here is probably the most famous one of all, from the Bach French Suite in G.

by jbuck919
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope Francis has relieved powerful traditionalist prelate of his post
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Pope Francis has relieved powerful traditionalist prelate of his post

All that it would take is the little matter of death, i.e., of Pope Francis, to undo any supposed good that has been done. The next pontificate is bound to be reactionary. Yes, but Ars longa, vita brevis . . . First ever Anglican Evensong in St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City March 2017 Choir of Mer...
by jbuck919
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected
Replies: 26
Views: 716

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

Here are two contrasting (complementary?) articles that you might find interesting. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/do-voters-adore-trump-because-they-dread-death/ http://www.alternet.org/education/manufactured-illiteracy-and-miseducation-long-process-decline-led-president-donald-t...
by jbuck919
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope Francis has relieved powerful traditionalist prelate of his post
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Pope Francis has relieved powerful traditionalist prelate of his post

All that it would take is the little matter of death, i.e., of Pope Francis, to undo any supposed good that has been done. The next pontificate is bound to be reactionary, not that there is ever that much in the RC church to be reactionary against.
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CIA "eyes only" Intel disclosed: Putin personally ordered hacking team to get Trump elected
Replies: 26
Views: 716

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

. . . my point: millions of people voted as though there were not a brain within a mile of their head. I begrudge no one, not even political pundits, a living earned by talking. It sure beats bullets. If the checks were not rolling in for these smarty-pants, might they not go rogue and vote for Tru...
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: 26
Views: 716

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: 26
Views: 716

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: 416

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: 26
Views: 716

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: 647

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: 26
Views: 716

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: 270

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: 355

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: 7
Views: 275

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: 7
Views: 275

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: 247

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: 416

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: 247

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 216

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: 401

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: 660

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: 1489

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: 660

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: 404

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: 404

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: 213

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: 660

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: 660

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: 660

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...