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by arepo
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Flynn

To use his memorable words.....
Lock him up, lock him up, lock him up!!!
The Trump disaster continues unabated.
cliftwood
by arepo
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Emanuel Ax in recital
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Emanuel Ax in recital

Henry..

Your usual fine review. Ax remains one of my most satisfying pianists, always tasteful, technically immaculate and consistently almost flawless. The Chopin sonata was memorable.
I always look forward to your in-depth analysis.
Regards,
cliftwood
by arepo
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Reger fans
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: For Reger fans

Let me recommend a terrific recording of Max Reger's Piano writings, including the Variations and Fugue on a theme by Bach, performed by Marc-Andre Hamelin on the Hyperion label. A fine work and the CD also contains the Five Humoresques, Op.20 and Variations and Fugue on a Telemann theme, Op.134. cl...
by arepo
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tatiana Nikolyeva, piano {live!}
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Tatiana Nikolyeva, piano {live!}

Lance.. Three weeks before this great artist died in SF, I was fortunate to hear her recital at Haverford College. She performed the Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues and if you closed your eyes and just listened, the pianist could have been a twenty-five year old woman, with no evidence whatever ...
by arepo
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?

I failed to mention a superb recording of the Scarlatti Sonatas by Mikail Pletnev, an artist who unfortunately as abandoned his piano career to become a conductor.
What a waste. :(
cliftwood
by arepo
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?

I must confess to the simple truth that I do not like the sound of a harpsichord, finding it to be too metallic, too harsh and lacking any audible subtlety. The sound of Scarlatti's superb sonatas on the modern piano are totally gratifying to my ear and I suspect that if the modern day piano existed...
by arepo
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach/Busoni 'Chaconne in D Minor'
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Bach/Busoni 'Chaconne in D Minor'

Here's a truly wonderful performance of the Brahms/Bach Chaconne by Trifinov.
Very special.
cliftwood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8-nWq6pqag
by arepo
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump

Nunes just recused himself from the chairmanship of the committee.
Perhaps this fiasco will begin to get on with the business of unearthing the scoundrels.
The nightmare of the Trump era continues.

cliftwood
by arepo
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach/Busoni 'Chaconne in D Minor'
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Bach/Busoni 'Chaconne in D Minor'

Henry..

Your reviews contain more of the "right words" than any reviewer I'm familiar with, and you could be writing for any publication that covers classical music concerts.
Keep up the fine work you do.
cliftwood
by arepo
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: An eagerly anticipated recital by Daniil Trifonov
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: An eagerly anticipated recital by Daniil Trifonov

Henry.. +Sorry for the delayed response. Your review, as always was beautifully written and quite accurate. Trifinov is a remarkable talent and so accomplished at this point, I wonder where he'll be a decade from now. A real treat to hear him playing the Schumann and Shostakovich gems. Hope to see y...
by arepo
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What's going on here??
Replies: 1
Views: 139

What's going on here??

​http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/3/31/1649051/-State-Dept-employees-have-been-instructed-not-to-speak-to-or-make-eye-contact-with-Rex-Tillerson?detail=email&link_id=1&can_id=7d0bd1d95c247744b2f4145b034d9a4f&source=email-state-dept-employees-have-been-instructed-not-to-speak-to-or-make-eye-contact...
by arepo
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alex Ross on Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Alex Ross on Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall

I can find no more convincing evidence of what a young musical giant of a pianist Trifinov is than the Verbier 2013 program on Medici.TV. He performs the Scriabin 2nd Sonata, The Liszt B Minor Sonata and the complete Chopin Preludes and the results left me completely breathless and overwhelmed. He i...
by arepo
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New picture of Chopin discovered
Replies: 23
Views: 739

Re: New picture of Chopin discovered

I sent this to my good friend, Jeff Kallberg, who is a highly regarded Expert on all things Chopin and this is his response. "I’ve been following this story for a few weeks. I haven’t seen anyone from the Polish Chopin Museum weigh in, and they’re the ones with the technical know-how to sort this ou...
by arepo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't get better than this
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Can't get better than this

My favorite tenor, singing one of the great arias ever composed for a tenor..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HavZY7v ... ED74CD846C

cliftwood
by arepo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favorite works under 2 minutes
Replies: 23
Views: 917

Re: Your favorite works under 2 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a1phByRPKo

Best short encore piece ever.

cliftwood
by arepo
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Roy Harris Symphony #3
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Roy Harris Symphony #3

From my perspective, the Wm.Schuman 3rd and the Hindemith E Flat symphonies are two works written in America during the same period that are superior to any of the aforementioned works. Len, check both these gems, both recorded by Bernstein and the NYPhilharmonic and I'll bet you'll agree with me. B...
by arepo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A prophecy that has come to pass
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

A prophecy that has come to pass

Before false equivalency we had journalists like H.L. Mencken: "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House w...
by arepo
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our possible President?
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Our possible President?

For those undecided.... traveled, jouncing through destruction brought largely by the furies howling from deep within The Donald. Trump on his own splendiforousness “No one RESPECTS WOMEN more than me.” “Nobody BUILDS WALLS better than me, believe me.” “MY IQ is one of the highest.” “Nobody knows mo...
by arepo
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Washington Post endorses Clinton - finally
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Washington Post endorses Clinton - finally

A fine and comprehensive editorial by the Post. This paragraph says it all for me.. "Mr. Trump, by contrast, has shown himself to be bigoted, ignorant, deceitful, narcissistic, vengeful, petty, misogynistic, fiscally reckless, intellectually lazy, contemptuous of democracy and enamored of America’s ...
by arepo
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fact Checks of the Second Presidential Debate NY Times
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Fact Checks of the Second Presidential Debate NY Times

Thanks for posting this, Len.

It's hard to believe that this campaign has been able to sustain itself so long but I believe Trump has done more than enough to insure his defeat and probably injuring the GOP for years to come.

Thankfully, it'll be over on 30 days.

cliftwood
by arepo
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald Trump and Howard Stern
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Donald Trump and Howard Stern

Robert DiNero comments...

http://www.businessinsider.com/robert-d ... mp-2016-10

cliftwood
by arepo
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Orchestras . . . ON STRIKE
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Orchestras . . . ON STRIKE

The strike in Philadelphia is over. They signed a new contract and concerts will resume tomorrow.

cliftwood
by arepo
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First time ever
Replies: 1
Views: 216

First time ever

What a coup for Hillary..

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/27/politics/ ... index.html

cliftwood
by arepo
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New SOKOLOV live piano recital on DGG
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: New SOKOLOV live piano recital on DGG

Try this little gem from Sokolov..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r5kecJfS2I


cliftwood
by arepo
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's the verdict on Russian pianist Denis Matsuev?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: What's the verdict on Russian pianist Denis Matsuev?

Lance..

I believe Matsuev ranks in the top three of young pianists out there, along with Wang and Triponov.

He is a remarkable talent, indeed.

Best,

cliftwood
by arepo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gene Wilder dead at 83
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Gene Wilder dead at 83

One of the greatest comedic talents ever, he never failed to perform his roles at the highest level.

My sleeper film from Wilder has to be the Frisco Kid, a true classic.

Great artist and will always remain a very special man and actor supreme.

RIP.


cliftwood
by arepo
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Brahms 1st Piano Concerto
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

The Brahms 1st Piano Concerto

One of my very favorite works in all the repertoire. Check out YouTube and listen to Denis Matsuev give as great a performance of this masterpiece as I ever heard and there's very few I'm unfamiliar with. This is a brilliant artist, indeed. Also, his Schumann Symphonic Etudes are equally sensational...
by arepo
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: more and more E-mails
Replies: 0
Views: 382

more and more E-mails

https://www.conservativedailyreview.com ... ing-found/

Aren't you shocked at this revelation?

cliftwood
by arepo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: today`s glimmerglass crucible
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: today`s glimmerglass crucible

Len.. We were there to see the Crucible on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I knew the play quite well and wondered how this powerhouse would be translated into an effective opera and I was more than pleased with how brilliantly Ward brought this to realty. Fine singing, excellent score, the orches...
by arepo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: today`s glimmerglass crucible
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: today`s glimmerglass crucible

Len.. We were there to see the Crucible on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I knew the play quite well and wondered how this powerhouse would be translated into an effective opera and I was more than pleased with how brilliantly Ward brought this to realty. Fine singing, excellent score, the orches...
by arepo
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: norma with nazis
Replies: 27
Views: 872

Re: norma with nazis

John Francis..

I wish you could hear this recording and see if your comments remain the same.

best,

cliftwood
by arepo
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's tax returns
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Trump's tax returns

He's trying desperately to deny the American people the reality of his tax returns. I assume that Hillary will nail him on this. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/08/08/1558055/-Trump-says-if-he-releases-his-Tax-Returns-like-Romney-did-it-will-damage-his-campaign?detail=email&link_id=2&can_id=7d0bd...
by arepo
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: norma with nazis
Replies: 27
Views: 872

Re: norma with nazis

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51vHlfcAqvL.jpg All of us know and love Callas's Norma, but was that really what Bellini had in mind when he wrote the opera? I'll admit readily that I'm not sure, especially since Callas is so imprinted in my memory, but I wonder. Bartoli is an extr...
by arepo
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We can't look away
Replies: 1
Views: 279

We can't look away

by arepo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald Trump, B.S. artist
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Donald Trump, B.S. artist

The ship is slowly sinking..

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/6/6/ ... that-smart


cliftwood
by arepo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: George Will's comments on Trump
Replies: 0
Views: 296

George Will's comments on Trump

A conservative speaks out..

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/polit ... ments.html

cliftwood
by arepo
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Khizr Khan: Behind that extraordinary speech
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Khizr Khan: Behind that extraordinary speech

John..

I really like that Crooks and Liars site.

I include in my daily reading ..AlterNet, Consortium News, Huffington Post and Daily Kos. I do read National Review to try and keep balanced.

cliftwood
by arepo
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Khizr Khan: Behind that extraordinary speech
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Khizr Khan: Behind that extraordinary speech

As a veteran who has seen the brutality and horror of wa rmyself, it makes me angry beyond words to read the response by this disgraceful excuse for a man, and, incredibly, a candidate for the Presidency, who continues to lie, evade and show what a terribly flawed cretin he actually is. https://mail...
by arepo
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are the Democrats waiting for??
Replies: 9
Views: 389

What are the Democrats waiting for??

How can the party and, even more so, the media refrain from jumping on this subject immediately? I'm certain the vast majority of Americans want to know this information. What goes? http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/breaking-donald-trump-refuses-release-tax?utm_source=Crooks+and+Liars+Daily+Newslett...
by arepo
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Trump-Putin Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: The Trump-Putin Connection

I'd put nothing implausible past Donald Trump's actions and although this relationship with Putin is certainly speculation, it may very well be true. Trump wants to reduce or eliminate our NATO involvement and Putin would be dancing on the streets of Moscow if that would come to pass. Imagining a Tr...
by arepo
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A complete waste of time.
Replies: 1
Views: 325

A complete waste of time.

This is their last shot and they have nothing left to try and defeat her. It won't work.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=en ... 0c371ac7df


cliftwood
by arepo
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: The illusion of GOP unity
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: David Brooks: The illusion of GOP unity

Like it or not, the Republican Party isn't going away. It is likely to keep control of the House of Representatives and many state and local governments, even with Trump dragging down the ticket. If the GOP is the enemy, it's not perverse to keep an eye on what the enemy is doing, or trying to do." ...
by arepo
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump gems
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Trump gems

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/2/1533705/--Trump-literally-said-all-those-things?detail=emailb&link_id=9&can_id=7d0bd1d95c247744b2f4145b034d9a4f&source=email-the-press-responds-to-hillarys-epic-speech-and-it-is-awesome-3&email_referrer=the-press-responds-to-hillarys-epic-speech-and-it-is-awe...
by arepo
Tue May 31, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another Beethoven "32" from Friedrich Gulda!
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

Re: Another Beethoven "32" from Friedrich Gulda!

I agree with maestrob's comments about the Russell Sherman set, which is absolutely brilliant. My favorite recordings of the Beethoven 32 Sonatas is the fabulous lecture set by Andras Schiff, which reveals so much about the works that makes these masterpieces even more enjoyable to the listener than...
by arepo
Fri May 20, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Washington Post editorial worth reading
Replies: 2
Views: 292

A Washington Post editorial worth reading

This column hits the nail squarely on the head.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... story.html


cliftwood
by arepo
Sat May 14, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang, Live Broadcast From Carnegie Hall Tonight!
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Yuja Wang, Live Broadcast From Carnegie Hall Tonight!

Yuja Wang gave a stunning performance of Brahms, Schumann and Beethoven this evening. When one looks at this very attractive young woman, it's easy to be distracted from this simple fact...she's a masterful artist. who plays with the technique of a Horowitz and the musical depth of great interpreter...
by arepo
Fri May 13, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's income tax returns
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Trump's income tax returns

This will be a major nail in the political coffin of Trump, who has showed, thanks to the media, a remarkable resilience to being squashed like a bug by his comments on endless serious issues. Let's watch his squirming campaign avoiding the tax return issues because he surely knows what this revelat...