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by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate on the Southern Border
Replies: 0
Views: 14

We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate on the Southern Border

Immigration is America’s lifeblood, so we can’t risk losing it. By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist April 13, 2021 After reading as much as I can about the latest surge in illegal immigration along our southern border, I’m still not clear how much is seasonal, how much is triggered by President...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1336
Views: 946160

Re: What I listened to today

Richter,Prokofieff's Piano Sonata No.6, live at Carnegie Hall, 1960, perhaps the one on my "Richter Rediscovered" 2-cd set on RCA/BMG, audio with score ( I'd never seen before ) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFCeeLXdSQs Nobody played Prokofiev better than Richter and Horowitz. No one. Rubin...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins

Even without the internet, bad ideas spread across borders during the past century. Now it's even easier.

No one is immune, sad to say.

Never forget. :evil:
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Long Covid Is Not Rare. It’s a Health Crisis.
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: Long Covid Is Not Rare. It’s a Health Crisis.

Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms New research found that half of young patients with the inflammatory condition, MIS-C, in a London hospital experienced confusion, hallucinations and other issues, in addition to physical symptoms. By Pam Belluck April 13, 2021...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Signals Support for Ukraine and Will Add Troops in Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: U.S. Signals Support for Ukraine and Will Add Troops in Germany

Time will tell.As with Russia’s first invasion of Ukraine, Truman’s pull back in Korea, Obama’s imaginary “ red line” in Syria, Trump’s support of Saudis’ war in Yemen, is the US again blinking, this time in Afghanistan, where the repression of women and slaughter of opponents will start en masse S...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

Why Tucker Carlson Is Obsessed With Kristen Clarke She’s a fighter for civil rights. Of course Fox News is trying to smear her. By Farah Stockman Ms. Stockman is a member of the editorial board. April 14, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET There are few people in the country today who have more experience fighting...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

Again, brilliant writing and analysis. I continue to be horrified at the ability of so many Americans to deny what's real and demonstrate their total lack of any social consciousness. Just what the hell are we playing at? Marx famously tagged religion as "the opiate of the people." So many of us see...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 174
Views: 7955

Re: TrumpReich in action

Republicans in two rural Georgia counties censure Gov. Brian Kemp and others The actions were driven by anger over the governor’s refusal to overturn the state’s 2020 results in favor of Trump. By Lisa Lerer Published April 13, 2021 Updated April 14, 2021, 9:00 a.m. ET Republican Party officials in...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our Letter to the White House
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Our Letter to the White House

Brian, I suspect that the Biden administration follows the practice of previous administrations in selecting a small sample of the thousands of letters that are received for the President to read himself. I also think that there's a good chance the eloquent and heartfelt letter you sent will make t...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds

Despite being tipped that “Congress itself is the target” on Jan. 6, Capitol Police were ordered not to use their most powerful crowd-control weapons, according to a scathing new watchdog report. By Luke Broadwater April 13, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Capitol Police had clearer advance warnings about th...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lincoln Center’s Plaza Is Going Green. Really.
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: Lincoln Center’s Plaza Is Going Green. Really.

Good grief, Len! A synthesizer? I think I would have resigned from their Board too. Vincent La Selva used to keep an electric piano on call (with the permission of the union orchestra) for his Central Park fully-staged productions of Verdi & Puccini operas. I've only seen it employed once, when a su...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz promotes new G.O.P. Contract with America: sex, drugs and parties
Replies: 57
Views: 957

Re: Joel Greenberg, Indicted Matt Gaetz Pal, Has Been Cooperating With Prosecutors Since Last Year

We've had this discussion a few times. Sometimes I have a lot of faith in Americans, and sometimes not much. The latter state of affairs particularly applies to Republicans. If they support Trump, the Capitol-stormers and voter suppression, why would these morals-free imbeciles ditch somebody just ...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right-wing Aussie PM Morrison’s approval ratings head down under over vaccination and treatment of women
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Right-wing Aussie PM Morrison’s approval ratings head down under over vaccination and treatment of women

A majority of the sample believes that companies that have made windfall gains from the fiscal stimulus should repay the government (66%). But there is also concern about a looming rout in so-called “zombie” businesses propped up by wage subsidies. Over half the sample (65%) believes there are a lo...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:48 pm
Nutcase GOP Gov. Abbott recently claimed Texas was one of the safest States to visit. God help the Met orchestra.
Republicans do like to deny reality, don't they? :evil:
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

Astonishing story, Rach3!

I've never heard of this before, and I'm amazed that he lived through such an ordeal. If he'd have tried this with today's modern planes that fly at 30,000+ feet, he'd have never made it.
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Military coddles their far-right white extremists
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Military coddles their far-right white extremists

USA TODAY 13 investigations, no court-martials: Here's how the US Navy and Marine Corps quietly discharged white supremacists https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/04/13/us-navy-marines-white-supremacy-discharged/4566463001/ The video from PBS/Frontline that you posted, Joe, features m...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: PBS investigative report delves into violent far-right militias
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: PBS investigative report delves into violent far-right militias

This video is now rated by youtube as "offensive" to some in the community, but they are still making it available. We watched this gripping documentary last night and saved it to DVD. This is, IMHO, historical and insightful reporting. One of the young organizers is briefly reported as "disappearin...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edinburgh Festivals Will Go Ahead, in Person and Online
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Edinburgh Festivals Will Go Ahead, in Person and Online

This sounds better to me than what's happening here in NYC.

Soloists and chamber ensembles sounds more like it.
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lincoln Center’s Plaza Is Going Green. Really.
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: Lincoln Center’s Plaza Is Going Green. Really.

That picture looks quite odd, Len. While I'm glad they're doing SOMETHING, I'm not sure I'm totally comfortable with covering up the entrances to Geffen Hall and the Koch Theater.

What I want to hear about is musicians getting back to work.
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alexei Lubimov
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Pianist Alexei Lubimov

The Lubimov Alpha 7-CD set arrived yesterday, as I type this, I am listening to Beethoven's 32nd. I didn't realize this upon ordering that the playing was largely on historical keyboards such as those such as Erard facsimiles, Graff, a tangent piano. In listening to the 32nd, I miss the sound of a ...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Lance, I found two albums on CD with Peter Leiner, and here they are: This one's on amazon for $18+ https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/31KXMZVMRML._AC_UY218_.jpg And this 2CD set from Brilliant is on sale on Presto's website for $9.25: https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQiOiJwcmVzdG8tY...
by maestrob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hundreds of Companies Unite to Oppose Voting Limits, but Others Abstain
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Hundreds of Companies Unite to Oppose Voting Limits, but Others Abstain

Amazon, Google, G.M. and Starbucks were among those joining the biggest show of solidarity by businesses over legislation in numerous states. By David Gelles and Andrew Ross Sorkin April 14, 2021 Updated 7:36 a.m. ET Amazon, BlackRock, Google, Warren Buffett and hundreds of other companies and exec...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera Players to Meet an Old Friend for a Gig, and Aid
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Met Opera Players to Meet an Old Friend for a Gig, and Aid

Excellent news, Len.

Let's hope that everyone is properly vaccinated by the time this happens.

I thought Fabio Luisi was an excellent candidate to replace Levine. I admire his conducting a great deal.
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Signals Support for Ukraine and Will Add Troops in Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 43

U.S. Signals Support for Ukraine and Will Add Troops in Germany

American and NATO officials have grown increasingly concerned about Russia’s deployment of additional troops near the Ukraine border. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/91CD/production/_109452373_ukraine_rebel_held_areas_29october_640-nc.png COMMENT: Although the Times article doesn't give...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

Of course. Fox can't win by asserting what's real, so they reject what actually happened and claim innocence. We've been living with this ever since Reagan ditched the fairness doctrine, and it keeps getting worse and worse, more and more bizarre and blatant. All bubbles burst eventually, don't they...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

Texas Froze and California Burned. To Insurers, They Look Similar. An effort to pass on costs in Texas will echo the wildfire strategy by arguing that power companies should have taken protective steps after past cold snaps. By Mary Williams Walsh April 13, 2021, 9:11 a.m. ET A deep freeze in Febru...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Faure's Piano Trio
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Faure's Piano Trio

Have a number of recordings of this work. Love most everything of Fauré. Yes, I do too. The only chamber music of Faure's that doesn't sit quite right in my ears is his Op. 121 String Quartet, a work where Faure uses some experimental harmonies which sound grating to the ear. I made my debut as a p...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MBS once hung a DaVinci in his yacht
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: MBS once hung a DaVinci in his yacht

Just another burden of excessive wealth, eh? :mrgreen:

I wonder if MBS ever thought about what would happen if his yacht had been caught in a storm and sunk?

Oh, well!
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:38 am
Just one small example , an event in 1979 , 5 years after I finished law school in North Carolina ; since then we of course had the Charlottesville white supremacist march -rally Trump praised :

https://www.blackpast.org/african-ameri ... -massacre/
OMG. :shock:
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our Letter to the White House
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Our Letter to the White House

Copies have also been sent to Senate Majority Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and our Congressman, the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler. President Joe Biden First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D. C. 20500 April 2, 2021 Dear Fir...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How a Very Weird Quirk Might Let Michigan Republicans Limit Voting Rights
Replies: 0
Views: 25

How a Very Weird Quirk Might Let Michigan Republicans Limit Voting Rights

State Republicans are pushing a voting law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said she will veto. But a rarely used option for a voter-driven petition could allow the G.O.P. to circumvent her veto. By Reid J. Epstein and Trip Gabriel April 13, 2021 Updated 9:28 a.m. ET At first glance, the partisan bat...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More staffers describe being abused by Andrew Cuomo—‘People were terrified of him’
Replies: 33
Views: 1406

Re: More staffers describe being abused by Andrew Cuomo—‘People were terrified of him’

‘Bond Girl’ Talk and Groping: Albany’s Toxic Culture for Women As allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a new spotlight on sexual misconduct in New York’s capital, numerous women there described an enduring predatory and misogynistic environment. By Sydney Ember, J. David Goodman and Luis Ferré...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

We are going to take advice from the USA about Covid-19!!? Absolutely risible.:lol: In the first place we don't have a national epidemic of obesity which has seriously compromised the health of the population and, in the second place, see the first place!! Actually we do. Where on earth do you get ...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Could an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser?
Replies: 0
Views: 29

How Could an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser?

The chief of police for Brooklyn Center, Minn., where Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by a white officer on Sunday, said on Monday that the shooting was an accident. The officer, Kimberly A. Potter, a 26-year veteran of the force, had intended to deploy her Taser, the chief ...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

I wouldn't dignify anything at all written in the New York Times; this most recent incarnation of Pravda cannot be taken seriously by anybody except its ideological captives. It should therefore be re-badged the Stockholm Syndrome Times. That's simply because you have no idea of any difference betw...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

We are going to take advice from the USA about Covid-19!!? Absolutely risible.:lol: In the first place we don't have a national epidemic of obesity which has seriously compromised the health of the population and, in the second place, see the first place!! Astounding post. You obviously have not ac...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases
Replies: 0
Views: 55

U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and urge states to do so as well while they examine the safety issues. By Noah Weiland, Sharon LaFraniere and Carl Zimmer April 13, 2021 Updated 8:05 a.m. ET WASHINGTON — Federal health...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Energized by your post, Lance, I will be listening to the original issue today. One seller has it for $969.00! No wonder it's being reissued! I used to have these on an MHS LP, many moons ago, with different musicians, of course. 😉 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61NyvBWzI1L._SX425_...
by maestrob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works
Replies: 82
Views: 6353

Re: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works

Well, guess what arrived in the early afternoon of April 12, 2021? Yes! The Ormandy Legacy Box! Arrived in perfect condition. It's a wonderful presentation with a massive book inside the box. So those that have ordered it, be prepared for a LOT of listening! Wonderful news, Lance! At last! Mine is ...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

This racist theory is rooted in white supremacist panic. By Charles M. Blow Opinion Columnist April 11, 2021 On Thursday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson caused an uproar by promoting the racist, anti-Semitic, patriarchal and conspiratorial “white replacement theory.” Also known as the “great replacem...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1336
Views: 946160

Re: What I listened to today

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61Ga7We0NFL._AC_UY436_QL65_.jpg This 2016 recording by violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, with the BBC Symphony led by Andrew Litton, finally makes a compelling case for Roy Harris' unjustly neglected Violin Concerto. Wonderfully recorded, Waley-Cohen draws out the me...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 174
Views: 7955

Re: TrumpReich in action

“A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain: You cannot have either until you have both. ” “A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you. ” --Ramsey Clark No matter wha...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1336
Views: 946160

Re: What I listened to today

Vitezslav Novak’s ( 1870-1949) Piano Sonata “Eroica “, Op.24 ( 1900 ), Frantisek Rauch,pianist, from my Suraphon cd set to the composer’s complete solo piano works played by Rauch. For awhile, the Sonata was in the active recital repertoire of Ignanz Friedman. Here audio plus score: https://www.you...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hearing Aids for the Masses
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Hearing Aids for the Masses

Relatively simple technology and a change in government policy could unleash more innovation for Americans who have difficulty hearing. By Shira Ovide April 12, 2021 Updated 12:54 p.m. ET Today, let’s talk about relatively simple technology and a change in government policy that could unleash more ...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

Good point. I suspect that this is near what is being said to him privately right now, and that Manchin's various statements are meant for public consumption by his West Virginia voters in order to be sure that he stays in office. I'd be VERY surprised if he refuses to vote for Biden's agenda when i...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bruno Walter 77-CD complete edition, Sony
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: Bruno Walter 77-CD complete edition, Sony

I'm resurrecting this thread o let everyone know that amazon currently has copies of the Bruno Walter Box available for a bit less than I paid in December 2019 ($166). It's now selling for $147, with free prime delivery. Grab it while you can if you haven't already! :D https://images-na.ssl-images-a...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1556148

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

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51ldVrnoq9L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg Franz Schmidt composed his First Symphony when he was quite young, at age 22. Schmidt was a virtuoso cellist and pianist who played cello for many years in the Vienna Philharmonic (Mahler used to prefer him for solo work ove...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

Australia has given up on the goal of vaccinating its entire population against Covid-19 by the end of the year, following updated advice from health officials that younger people should not receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, as well as delays in the delivery of doses. The Australian government said l...