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by AlanM
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eastside Met Policy Change
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Eastside Met Policy Change

Why not join? You don’t have to get on line; you get invites to some exhibitions before they open to the public; discounts in the Dining Room on the fourth floor; discounts in the bookstors; a glossy publication about holdings and exhibitions a few times a year; etc.
by AlanM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Speaking of scams
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Speaking of scams

Get a phone that blocks phone calls of your choice. My Panasonic does. And subscribe to Nomorobo. It’s free. These are not for cell phones. For cell phones get one that blocks phone calls. My iphone SE blocks phone calls.
by AlanM
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: It's that time of year again
Replies: 27
Views: 1954

Re: It's that time of year again

I just donated three dollars to wikipedia. Very simple for me. I did it via Amazon.com. They billed me via my account in Amex. I may send a little more now that I see how easy it is.
by AlanM
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Radio Streaming Playlist for Foobar Music Player
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Classical Radio Streaming Playlist for Foobar Music ‘Player

I am using an ipad and stream to my Tivoli Pal radio. Unfortunately those you list only stream via Windows. I have found by googling a few classical music stations to stream. Not WQXR which seems distorted in its transmission. Any suggestions howto find others?
by AlanM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sign in problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Sign in problems

As I have indicated elsewhere in this forum, and like J. Serraglio, I too am using Apple iou, in this case 11. But strangely, I only have to do the two stepon my ipad mini 2, not on my iphone se, which takes me in using Quick links. I have sent this informaion to those in charge of the forum, hoping...
by AlanM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When you change your e-mail address/password on CMG ...
Replies: 2
Views: 121799

Re: When you change your e-mail address/password on CMG ...c

Strangely, while I cannot log in on my ipad using Quick links, and must log in each timeusing the login window, I can log in using Quick links on my iphone, which is too small to read comfortably. Both are ios11.
by AlanM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When you change your e-mail address/password on CMG ...
Replies: 2
Views: 121799

Re: When you change your e-mail address/password on CMG ...

Please help me sign on. My sign on name is Alanm. My email is amargolies3@nyc.rr.com. Thank you.
by AlanM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sign in problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Sign in problems

John: Thanks for the suggestion. I deleted the cookie but that did not work. I always click on Remember Me, but that does not work. And each time I log in, there is atwo step process. I log in, then have to log in again with a code provided to guarantee that I am not a hacker or a machine. It’s too ...
by AlanM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sign in problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Sign in problems

Each time I attempt to sign in I have to log in. This has been happening consecutively for at least a week or more. It happened once in awhile before then but not all the time. Could the new ios11 be the cause? This does not happen with any other forum I look into. Can someone make suggestions or he...
by AlanM
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP senator Bob Corker suggests POTUS is unstable, incompetent and a danger to the nation
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: GOP senator Bob Corker suggests POTUS is unstable, incompetent and a danger to the nation

In the original news article, the senator does not refer to Trump as unstable nor does he call him incompetent. He does use those words but not exactly as suggested here. Let's not overdue it, please.
by AlanM
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

After a concert on Medici.com is streamed live, it is available for some time, weeks or more, many times for free. I believe it is their backlog , very large, for what their subscriptions are for. So one doesn't have to stay around just for the original performance. It's been some time since I looke...
by AlanM
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

That Wang recital was presumably broadcast (that is, streamed) by medici.tv. They stream concerts and recitals, etc, usually with better than good sound and picture. Some are no charge to view (it's a subscription service) and I have listened to parts of some on my ipad using Grado headphones and an...
by AlanM
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

Thank you. I followed your instructions, went to the Amazon site on my TV, did a search, and soon after Beethoven's Ninth was on my screen. I may get a Roku to make it all easier. (I have a 4 year old Panasonic plasma. It's smart but too many steps are involved.). Now can someone tell me if the Roku...
by AlanM
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: Do you already subscribe to Amazon Prime Shipping? If so . . .

Where exactly did you find this list of symphonies, concertos, etc.? I subscribe to Amazon Prime and watch free films on my TV by going into The streamming channel. But there I only find lists of films, both free and some for rent or even for sale. I have never seen any list of classical musiv items...
by AlanM
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Surviving Met broadcasts: 1931-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Surviving Met broadcasts: 1931-2005

Only acts 3 and 4 of the 12/26/1931 Norma were broadcast.
by AlanM
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Surviving Met broadcasts: 1931-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Surviving Met broadcasts: 1931-2005

Where are 12/25/31, Hansel and Greter, and 12/26/31, Norma? You can look them up in the Met Archives.

I once owned a copy of the Hansel and Gretel.
by AlanM
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nicolai Gedda RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Nicolai Gedda RIP

I would add Jussi Bjorling to John's list of those who sang an outstanding Il Mio Tesoro. It's a little more urgent than the other three but still wonderful. It's on youtube.
by AlanM
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Logging in annoyances
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Logging in annoyances

Thanks to jserraglio who understood that this was an ipad problem and made good suggestions.I went into settings and made corrections. Let's see if this works.
by AlanM
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Logging in annoyances
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Logging in annoyances

Can anyone suggest why. every few days I must log in even though I click on automatic login each time? This only happens on this forum, no other. And two weeks ago, for several days I could not even rerregister, as requested. Any ideas? I do not participate as much as others, but I do once in awhile...
by AlanM
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The NY Times endorses Hillary Clinton
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: The NY Times endorses Hillary Clinton

The hard copy of the Times has a slightly different headline, "Why He Should Not Be President" (My quotes.) Possibly a little more effective with those who really dislike him.
by AlanM
Sun May 15, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Trombone Comes Home
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: The Trombone Comes Home

After reading this wonderfully fascinating and amusing essay, I llooked up Alvin Curran's name in the internet. Curran is a successful ccomposer in an area that I and presumably many others have little or no knowledge of. I enjoyed reading the article as well as googling Curran online.
by AlanM
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox: Reader View
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Firefox: Reader View

Safari has a similiar device, a small box, top somewhat right, with 3 horizontal lines and a fourth shorter one. It appears at times, not for every message. I employed it for your message, and it cleaned up the original page just as you described. I can't tell if it is employable in all ways as you ...
by AlanM
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Medication change may prolong Levine's career
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Medication change may prolong Levine's career

Why hasn't anyone suggested Alan Gilbert as Levine's successor? Everyone else has been mentioned. I look forward to his staging on the stage of Das Rheingold next year. Will it be as interesting as some of his previous Philharmonic semi-stagings? We shall see.
by AlanM
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap van Zweden to head NY Phil
Replies: 47
Views: 3891

Re: Jaap van Zweden to head NY Phil

Has anyone heard or read anything explaining why Gilbert resigned? Did it have to do with the coming reconstruction? Was he pushed out? And if so, why? I always enjoyed his interpretations and felt he was underappreciated.
by AlanM
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A musical quiz question for you
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: A musical quiz question for you

A guess. Liszt.
by AlanM
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Artur Rodzinski home moVies
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Artur Rodzinski home moVies

Alex Ross in his site TheRestIsNoise.com gave me this information. Artur Rodzinski during the 1930s took home movies of many people in the field of music. You can go to Ross's site or to Composersdoingnormalshit.tumblr.com to see them. They are fascinatiing
by AlanM
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Callas Remastered
Replies: 23
Views: 4530

Re: Callas Remastered

The recordings with the Philharmonia Orchestra were made in London , not at Abbey Road but Kingsway Hall. However, her monaural EMI recordings were made in Milan at La Scala in the theatre. Both had more resonant acoustics than Abbey Road Studio 1. Kingsway Hall was demolished in 1998, and its site...
by AlanM
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Problem accessing CMGF's Board Index
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Problem accessing CMGF's Board Index

Since At least Sunday evening, using Safari on my Ipad, I have been unable to get into this site. Instead googling the correct googled address (the one I have been using for at least ten years), I get a totally different site with the same address. Below it says "Sedo This page provided to the domai...
by AlanM
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Robeson & John Charles Thomas
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Paul Robeson & John Charles Thomas

Robeson's Ballad for Americans can be found on Youtube. I don't know if it is the same recording as cited.
by AlanM
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The VERDI Requiem
Replies: 33
Views: 3101

Re: The VERDI Requiem

[quote="John F"]A little more. In the Bruno Walter performance, Zinka Milanov fainted or something during the "Dies Irae" and was replaced by Heidi Krall. The recording on YouTube splices from the ed end of "Mors stupebit" to "Ingemisco," cutting about 15 minutes of music. I suppose that's where Wal...
by AlanM
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not going deaf yet (computer speakers)
Replies: 22
Views: 2059

Re: Not going deaf yet (computer speakers)

I've been using a DAC (a digital audio converter that connects via USB to my computer) and a pair of powered speakers for the past year. It's a Cambridge DacMagic Plus and AudioEngine 5+ speakers that I got online at the Audio Advisor. The setup wasn't cheap. However, the sound I get from my compute...
by AlanM
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Live" or Recorded
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Re: "Live" or Recorded

Well, I was an avid CD collector during my employment at Tower Records; after I got caught in their inner political maze, however, you could say I became a bit disgruntled. I also began to see the point of those who'd developed a distaste for any collection of songs or pieces put together by someon...
by AlanM
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which are the best Hearing Aids for Music?
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

Re: Which are the best Hearing Aids for Music?

This may be posted on the wrong forum, but I have needed hearing aids for the last five years to compensate for slight hearing loss plus tinnitus. I first chose "Widex" because the company specialized in music and the results were excellent from the start. Now these show signs of wear and no compan...
by AlanM
Fri May 24, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!
Replies: 175
Views: 44428

Re: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!

[quote="Lance"]We all have sign-on names. We have become such a closely knot CMG family that I would like to compile a personal list of your actual FIRST name. I known SLOFSTRA is Henry; I know JBUCK is John. I know CHARMNEWTON is John. I know MADAME is Leenie (Colleen). I know FEBNYC is Frank, etc....
by AlanM
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MoMA expands, but at a cost
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: MoMA expands, but at a cost

I was at MOMA yesterday and the crowd was overwhelming. Many, many youngsters as well as oldsters crowding the escalators, going in groups from one place to another. The new building will only bring more crowds, all talking loudly, some lecturing to others about the art, but most just walking past t...
by AlanM
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you enjoying listening to arias "out of context"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1944

Re: Do you enjoying listening to arias "out of context"?

Yes, of course. I grew up listening to Caruso, Martinelli, Chaliapin, Pinza, DeLuca, Gigli, Ponselle, Farrar, and so on. Later in life some of them, Pinza, Gigli, Martinelli, Ponselle, for example, could be heard on record in complete operas. But there's nothing like listening to them and others in ...
by AlanM
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Search for Eroica NBC 1939 transfer of original 78's.
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Search for Eroica NBC 1939 transfer of original 78's.

That is a fine recording. I listened to it mainly through my DacMagic Plus and Grado SR225i headphones. You are right. The reproduction is really good for the time. Of course, they had made many advances by 1924 or so, but it's still an acoustic recording. It seems as though the entire orchestra is ...
by AlanM
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Search for Eroica NBC 1939 transfer of original 78's.
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Search for Eroica NBC 1939 transfer of original 78's.

Thanks for the suggestions. I just ordered the Music and Arts cd. I'll get it in a couple of days and see what M and A did. That 78 is not something I would want. But it's interesting to see what they are asking for it. A copy of The Great Gatsby, 1st printing, with the first edition dust jacket (th...
by AlanM
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Search for Eroica NBC 1939 transfer of original 78's.
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Search for Eroica NBC 1939 transfer of original 78's.

Thanks, but as you suggest it's not at all like the original. Any other replies? The sound of the 78s on a large Magnavox console, probably manufactured sometime soon after World War II, seemed to be far more vivid and have more body than as reproduced today. (At least that was my very youthful reac...
by AlanM
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Search for Eroica NBC 1939 transfer of original 78's.
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Search for Eroica NBC 1939 transfer of original 78's.

I am looking for a cd copy of the RCA 1939 NBC Toscanini broadcast performance of the Eroica as originally recorded. For example, the original 78s had coughs in between the first and second chords. Every available cd now on sale that I know of has these coughs deleted or almost deleted. In RCA Victo...
by AlanM
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish delicatessens: going, going...
Replies: 18
Views: 917

Re: Jewish delicatessens: going, going...

Not a huge fan of such places, but I definitely enjoyed stopping by Zingerman's every now and then when I lived in Ann Arbor. I was also sure to hit Schwartz's in Montreal a couple of years ago...but I wasn't that impressed. I'm not sure this post adds anything to the conversation, but there it is....
by AlanM
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Verdi Year: The great Verdi Recordings.
Replies: 105
Views: 15497

Re: Verdi Year: The great Verdi Recordings.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oUBKWC%2B4L._SS500_.jpg Among many Rigolettos that I love, this one always seemed special to me. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31eX6tUJ2zL._SL500_AA300_.jpg And although I love Callas/Karajan's' Il trovatore, this one also ranks among my top 5. Actual...
by AlanM
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USPS: No more Saturday mail deliveries
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: USPS: No more Saturday mail deliveries

A few of us may recall the days when there were three deliveries Monday through Friday, approximately 9am, 12 noon, and 3 PM, and two on Saturday, 9 and 12. And yet it seemed to take forever for the mailman (it was always a man in those days) to deliver those items associated with certain radio pro...
by AlanM
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USPS: No more Saturday mail deliveries
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: USPS: No more Saturday mail deliveries

A few of us may recall the days when there were three deliveries Monday through Friday, approximately 9am, 12 noon, and 3 PM, and two on Saturday, 9 and 12. And yet it seemed to take forever for the mailman (it was always a man in those days) to deliver those items associated with certain radio prog...
by AlanM
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Specs Is Gone....Sad News......Nostalgia Trip...........
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Specs Is Gone....Sad News......Nostalgia Trip...........

From the late 1940s on one of my favorite spots to purchase records in New York City was Sam Goody. One of his earliest stores was on Ninth Avenue and very early I recall a sale of 78s where I got at low price "The Heart of La Boheme, ten or so sides with excerpts from the complete Gigli performance...
by AlanM
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: no wonder this place is dying
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: no wonder this place is dying

[quote="Lance"][color=#800040]Many thanks everyone. I know this has been a problem of late. I get roughly 100+ hits a week to join CMG and I try to verify each one. {One day alone, I had over 100!} 99% of the time, they are bogus e-mail addresses. [b]If you send me a message via CMG's Private Messag...
by AlanM
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: It's flu time
Replies: 9
Views: 1590

Re: It's flu time

I had shingles some 20 years ago. Fortunately, I spotted the large red area on my stomach and nearby and immediately had it diagnosed and got a shot of something that worked to alleviate it. But it was painful while it lasted and the shot worked only because I noticed the red area so quickly. Unfort...
by AlanM
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Not many people know this
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Not many people know this

The first time I read this column this morning, I was wondering if its purpose was to denigrate this type of research. After all, I have some friends who are extremely politically conservative and who are suspicious of anything that comes from academia. And they also are suspicious of any excessive ...
by AlanM
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where Is The November/December Issue Of Fanfare Magazine?
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: Where Is The November/December Issue Of Fanfare Magazine

I think I saw a copy in my library, but could be wrong. Hasn't anyone who is concerned thought of phoning or writing Mr. Flegler about this?
by AlanM
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Windows version 8: you have been warned
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Windows version 8: you have been warned

If Windows 8 is as difficult to learn as is suggested here, I wonder how many old time XP users will convert to the Apple system, that is, if Apple is as easy as its ads claim it is. Of course I don't know if it will be possible to retain all of the old XP files. And from what I have read, Apple com...