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by pizza
Fri May 14, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NAXOS American Classics series
Replies: 44
Views: 1682

Re: NAXOS American Classics series

I believe this is the latest Naxos American Classics series catalogue. Not bad at all!

http://www.naxos.com/series/american_classics.htm
by pizza
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schoenberg, Webern, Berg ... where to start ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

Re: Schoenberg, Webern, Berg ... where to start ?

This is a good place to start: Mercury 432 006-2 stereo ADD (1990) CD Title: Dorati, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg Contents: Schoenberg: 5 Stücke, op. 16 Berg, Alban: Lulu Suite Three pieces for orchestra, op. 6 Webern, Anton: Five pieces for orchestra, op. 10 Program notes (English) by Harold Lawrence, ...
by pizza
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why Don't More Conductors Take Up The Nielsen Symphonies ?
Replies: 24
Views: 815

Re: Why Don't More Conductors Take Up The Nielsen Symphonies ?

I believe Nielsen is a major composer who ranks with the very best of the symphonists, and as already posted, it's obvious that many conductors agree. I can recall superb performances back in the '60s by Martinon and the CSO of his 4th, and by Morton Gould, of his 2nd. I have excellent recordings of...
by pizza
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great "New World"
Replies: 36
Views: 958

Re: Great "New World"

Here is a link to an excellent short survey of Dvorak 9 by Peter Gutmann. Of course, there are many fine recordings of the symphony, and two of my favorites are included in this article: Bernstein/Israel PO is usually the one I turn to most often for a modern recording in excellent sound, and the 19...
by pizza
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin Is An Amazing Man.........
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Leonard Slatkin Is An Amazing Man.........

I could never understand why he left St. Louis. He built that orchestra into one of the finest in the country. I have many St. Louis SO recordings that I consider the equal of any, including a great all-Gershwin twofer on Vox, and a Mahler 2nd on Telarc that's right up there with the very best of th...
by pizza
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "validity" of Horowitz or other musicians
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: The "validity" of Horowitz or other musicians

I have the greatest respect and admiration for Horowitz. I had the pleasure, as a youngster, of attending several of his recitals in Chicago during WW2, and I once sat on the stage behind him, together with a few other fortunate audience members who were able to take advantage of that seating arran...
by pizza
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "validity" of Horowitz or other musicians
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: The "validity" of Horowitz or other musicians

I have the greatest respect and admiration for Horowitz. I had the pleasure, as a youngster, of attending several of his recitals in Chicago during WW2, and I once sat on the stage behind him, together with a few other fortunate audience members who were able to take advantage of that seating arrang...
by pizza
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why Bernstein Rarely Conducted Bruckner
Replies: 39
Views: 1606

Re: Why Bernstein Rarely Conducted Bruckner

OTOH, I am a great fan of Bernstein's, who, IMHO, was one of if not the most important musical figures of the late XXth Century. He single-handedly brought about the Mahler revival, building on Mitropoulos's work . That's debatable. Horenstein's 1959 sensational live performance of Mahler 8 and its...
by pizza
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why Bernstein Rarely Conducted Bruckner
Replies: 39
Views: 1606

Re: Why Bernstein Rarely Conducted Bruckner

OTOH, I am a great fan of Bernstein's, who, IMHO, was one of if not the most important musical figures of the late XXth Century. He single-handedly brought about the Mahler revival, building on Mitropoulos's work . That's debatable. Horenstein's 1959 sensational live performance of Mahler 8 and its...
by pizza
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who was the greatest conductor of the 20th century?
Replies: 73
Views: 2169

Re: Who was the greatest conductor of the 20th century?

I was amazed just a few weeks ago to find the famous and acclaimed Hans Rosbaud/SWR Sinfonieorchester performance of Bruckner's Seventh in STEREO! I snapped it up, natch! Sounds terrific! That recording has been around since the days of early stereo LPs, coupled with Rosbaud's fine recording of Mah...
by pizza
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Should Conductors Talk To Audiences At Concerts ?
Replies: 29
Views: 738

Re: Should Conductors Talk To Audiences At Concerts ?

Leon Botstein often gives pre-concert lectures and then takes questions. He's one of the most knowledgeable musicians I've ever encountered, and has excellent rapport with audiences.
by pizza
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who was the greatest conductor of the 20th century?
Replies: 73
Views: 2169

Re: Who was the greatest conductor of the 20th century?

How odd that so many folks here chose as "greatest" conductors who recorded so relatively little--,. . . . . Horenstein, . . . . . Jack I said Horenstein was one of the most versatile conductors, and prefaced my remarks with the caveat that it's impossible to choose a single greatest conductor. As ...
by pizza
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who was the greatest conductor of the 20th century?
Replies: 73
Views: 2169

Re: Who was the greatest conductor of the 20th century?

Of course, for many reasons already mentioned, it's impossible to pick a single "greatest". For one of the most versatile great conductors not yet mentioned, I'll say Horenstein. He had an extremely wide repertoire, was a great Mahlerian -- his Mahler 8 and 3 in my opinion, leave all others in the d...
by pizza
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wichita jury convicts Scott Roeder of Dr. Tiller murder
Replies: 24
Views: 876

Re: Wichita jury convicts Scott Roeder of Dr. Tiller murder

Many states have fetal homicide statutes. The law in several of these states defines a person to include an unborn child in utero at any stage of development, regardless of viability. In some states one can be convicted of murder for the unlawful killing of a fetus. In some states, civil wrongful de...
by pizza
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joesph Horowitz Now Blogging At Artsjournal.com
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Joesph Horowitz Now Blogging At Artsjournal.com

stenka razin wrote: Mr. Horowitz has an interesting perspective -- that classical music in the U.S. was taken over by commercial interests --
It wasn't? :shock:
by pizza
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

I asked about the situation in Gaza. Are Jews obligated to help them since they are our enemies. They all said no. You're deliberately skirting around the issue of suffering. You didn't include that part of the equation in your question. That's the question I'm concerned with and which you continue...
by pizza
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinion on Balakirev's "Islamey" for solo piano
Replies: 18
Views: 1197

Re: Opinion on Balakirev's "Islamey" for solo piano

I rate Berezovsky's recording tops, with Barere a close second. Berezovsky's Teldec recording is probably the finest single recording of Russian piano music around, and certainly the best I've ever heard. His opening piece, Tchernev's piano arrangement of Mussorgsky's Night on the Bare Mountain , th...
by pizza
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

I asked about the situation in Gaza. Are Jews obligated to help them since they are our enemies. They all said no. You're deliberately skirting around the issue of suffering. You didn't include that part of the equation in your question. That's the question I'm concerned with and which you continue...
by pizza
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

I asked about the situation in Gaza. Are Jews obligated to help them since they are our enemies. They all said no. You're deliberately skirting around the issue of suffering. You didn't include that part of the equation in your question. That's the question I'm concerned with and which you continue...
by pizza
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Political disagreement does not automatically make people and "enemy" in the way in which you keep using the word. I dont know about you, but anyone who threatens to murder my people, engages in terrorists attacks, uses his religion to justify the murder and calls out everywhere for the murder of J...
by pizza
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Saul: First you claimed that the Halachas I rely upon apply only to Jews. When I showed that they also apply to non-Jews by demonstrating a real-life example, you respond with silly examples that are either irrelevant, such as Oscar Schindler, who wasn't in any trouble or distress and didn't need a...
by pizza
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Political disagreement does not automatically make people and "enemy" in the way in which you keep using the word. I dont know about you, but anyone who threatens to murder my people, engages in terrorists attacks, uses his religion to justify the murder and calls out everywhere for the murder of J...
by pizza
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Saul: First you claimed that the Halachas I rely upon apply only to Jews. When I showed that they also apply to non-Jews by demonstrating a real-life example, you respond with silly examples that are either irrelevant, such as Oscar Schindler, who wasn't in any trouble or distress and didn't need a...
by pizza
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Saul: First you claimed that the Halachas I rely upon apply only to Jews. When I showed that they also apply to non-Jews by demonstrating a real-life example, you respond with silly examples that are either irrelevant, such as Oscar Schindler, who wasn't in any trouble or distress and didn't need an...
by pizza
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

I posted this information before in another thread: The Bluzhever Rebbe, Rabbi Israel Spira, z'tl escaped from the Janowska Road Camp and was rescued by Gestapo officer Helmut Muller, who recognized him from their friendship before the war, provided him with a stamped passport for foreign nationals,...
by pizza
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Pizza, You are making the same error again. In this context the enemy is your Jewish brother. If both of them are Jewish and one of them is your beloved and the other is the one you hate, you should help the one you hate in order that he will have good thoughts about you and that peace should come ...
by pizza
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Take a look at Parshas Mishpatim, Exodus 23:4, and 23:5 , and the explanatory commentaries in Gemara Bava Metzia, 32b-33a ; the Halacha even requires of one who finds both his good friend and his hated enemy in a predicament: He must first go to the aid of the hated enemy "in order to subdue the evi...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Saul: Your nonsensical reply does you no service. Kirschenbaum's article, which I'm sure you haven't read in its entirety, is a well-researched, thoroughly documented overview of the subject of the history of rescue from a Jewish perspective. It is one of many excellent articles published in Assia, ...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Saul: Here is an opportunity for you to learn something useful about the Halachas concerning rescue, and their history. Pay particular attention to Maimonides' Code. Note that nowhere is there any reference to distinctions between Jews and Gentiles, friends or enemies, or the like with regard to the...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Pizza, This difference doesn’t matter. Jews should not help their sworn enemies, and if you believe they should do, I think that your opinion is absurd. If you were living in the Time of King David, you will be judged for treason, especially when they are in a state of war with us. Saul: It's not o...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

I'm not at all confused. It depends on what you mean by "help". Should we help by re-supplying our enemies with arms? Of course not. But if he lies trapped in a collapsed building and is likely to die if you leave him there, or lies injured on the battlefield, it doesn't matter. We're obliged to he...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

I'm not at all confused. It depends on what you mean by "help". Should we help by re-supplying our enemies with arms? Of course not. But if he lies trapped in a collapsed building and is likely to die if you leave him there, or lies injured on the battlefield, it doesn't matter. We're obliged to he...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

I'm not at all confused. It depends on what you mean by "help". Should we help by re-supplying our enemies with arms? Of course not. But if he lies trapped in a collapsed building and is likely to die if you leave him there, or lies injured on the battlefield, it doesn't matter. We're obliged to he...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

I'm not at all confused. It depends on what you mean by "help". Should we help by re-supplying our enemies with arms? Of course not. But if he lies trapped in a collapsed building and is likely to die if you leave him there, or lies injured on the battlefield, it doesn't matter. We're obliged to hel...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Let Saul Become a True Patriot" Fundraising Appeal
Replies: 63
Views: 1438

Re: "Let Saul Become a True Patriot" Fundraising Appeal

You are out of touch with reality. Every year they invariably trample more people to death without Saul's help than any explosive could possibly affect.

Better to bait Saul with a more relevant "conundrum". :lol:
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Arafat's Secret Archive
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Arafat's Secret Archive

DEBKAfile Yasser Arafat's Secret Archive - a Ticking Bomb DEBKA-Net-Weekly 429 Exclusive January 19, 2010, 5:39 PM (GMT+02:00) Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali holds on to prize The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, inventor and refiner of the Islamic suicide terror weapon, left a tim...
by pizza
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

You're just repeating yourself while continuing to miss the point. It's a matter of Derech Eretz , not tit-for-tat. Go back and read מסילת ישרים (The Path of the Just) The Ramchal explains the point perfectly. It doesn't matter what our enemies do. Their behavior is not an example for us to emulate...
by pizza
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

You're just repeating yourself while continuing to miss the point. It's a matter of Derech Eretz , not tit-for-tat. Go back and read מסילת ישרים (The Path of the Just) The Ramchal explains the point perfectly. It doesn't matter what our enemies do. Their behavior is not an example for us to emulate...
by pizza
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

You're just repeating yourself while continuing to miss the point. It's a matter of Derech Eretz , not tit-for-tat. Go back and read מסילת ישרים (The Path of the Just) The Ramchal explains the point perfectly. It doesn't matter what our enemies do. Their behavior is not an example for us to emulate...
by pizza
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

You're just repeating yourself while continuing to miss the point. It's a matter of Derech Eretz , not tit-for-tat. Go back and read מסילת ישרים (The Path of the Just) The Ramchal explains the point perfectly. It doesn't matter what our enemies do. Their behavior is not an example for us to emulate....
by pizza
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Veteran Conductor Otmar Suitner Dies
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Veteran Conductor Otmar Suitner Dies

Suitner's recording of Bruckner 8 and 1 with Staatskapelle Berlin on Berlin Classics is one of the finest.
by pizza
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

The word "deserve" implies entitlement, and I think that's the sticking point for Saul. It's not a matter of entitlement; it's a matter of humanity. The question really should be, "Should you provide ordinary folk who live in a country whose government is hostile to your own, relief from disaster?" ...
by pizza
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

ZAKA team rescues eight students in collapsed Haitian university building Jan. 16, 2010 JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST A ZAKA delegation in Haiti was dispatched on Saturday to a collapsed 8-story university building where cries of trapped students were heard. After hours working with rescue e...
by pizza
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

ZAKA team rescues eight students in collapsed Haitian university building Jan. 16, 2010 JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST A ZAKA delegation in Haiti was dispatched on Saturday to a collapsed 8-story university building where cries of trapped students were heard. After hours working with rescue eq...
by pizza
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

It's doubtful that your cynicism is shared by any of the blacks who were rescued by the Israeli team. Who still remain nameless in the eyes of Jpost, where my cynicism is directed. If it will ease your acute cynicisim in any way, see if you can find the names you're looking for in the New York Time...
by pizza
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

It's doubtful that your cynicism is shared by any of the blacks who were rescued by the Israeli team. Who still remain nameless in the eyes of Jpost, where my cynicism is directed. If it will ease your acute cynicisim in any way, see if you can find the names you're looking for in the New York Time...
by pizza
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

Early Sunday, rescuers pulled a dehydrated but otherwise uninjured woman from the ruins of a luxury hotel in the Haitian capital, an event greeted with applause from onlookers witnessing rare good news in a city otherwise filled with corpses, rubble and desperation. "It's a little miracle," the wom...
by pizza
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN
Replies: 109
Views: 2282

Re: Haiti regularly votes against Israel in the UN

The Prime Minister of Israel agrees with Saul! 8) PM: Haiti aid 'expression of our heritage' Jan. 17, 2010 Jpost.com staff and AP , THE JERUSALEM POST Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke of the "best traditions of the Jewish people" when referring to the help Israeli rescue and medical teams we...
by pizza
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Hamelin the best??
Replies: 20
Views: 1007

Re: Is Hamelin the best??

I agree with Lance. There are quite a few pianists today that are top echelon, and certainly M-A H is among them. I would include Ivan Moravec as one the great Chopin players, and Boris Berezovsky is as magnificent in Russian repertoire as any pianist currently active. I have quite a few of Hamelin'...
by pizza
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grieg Two-Piano Arrangement of Mozart's Fantasia in C Minor!
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Grieg Two-Piano Arrangement of Mozart's Fantasia in C Minor!

Grieg himself went some way towards preempting potential protests by insisting that his arrangements were intended for teaching. Such a line of argument obliges to examine the customs of the time - an age in which the gramophone was barely a glint in its investor's eye and there was no opportunity ...