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by Holden Fourth
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...

An important question that hasn't been addressed - mortality rate by demographic with age and comorbidity as a factor. From my perspective, if you were going to totally unlock all the retirement communities then mortality would most probably be a factor. Using my go to data guide - worldometer which...
by Holden Fourth
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert Octet in F, D803
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Schubert Octet in F, D803

I've never heard this piece so here goes.
by Holden Fourth
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project

I haven't got any modern recordings of the LvB PCs being very happy with the Perahia/Haitink set and individual performances by R Serkin, Gilels, Brendel et al.

I remember Jayson Gillham from his performances in the Chopin competition including a stunning set of Etudes.
by Holden Fourth
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Join us in cold war: Senator to Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Join us in cold war: Senator to Australia

My perspective as an Australian is not to have a cold war with China because that would be pointless. What we need to do is see that we've put nearly all our eggs in one basket and urgently seek new baskets to slowly remove the grip that China has on our economy. It will take time but it is doable w...
by Holden Fourth
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance G. Hill!
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Many happy returns Lance. I hope your birthday celebrations are great and that you have many more of them.
by Holden Fourth
Mon May 11, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view
Replies: 27
Views: 3860

Re: Polling shows 27% strongly approve of Trump and 42% have a strongly unfavorable view

It's the missing 31%, who the pollsters weren't interested in polling, that caught the Democrats with their pants down. Take these polls with a grain of salt.
by Holden Fourth
Sat May 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Sokolov cd set
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: New Sokolov cd set

It’s already on Spotify
by Holden Fourth
Sat May 09, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosalind Elias, a Popular American Mezzo-Soprano, Dies at 90
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Re: Rosalind Elias, a Popular American Mezzo-Soprano, Dies at 90

One of the most beautiful and moving duets I've ever heard was Elias and Pryce singing the Recordare from Fritz Reiner's very accomplished Verdi Requiem. I'm just about to look it up now on my external HD.
by Holden Fourth
Sat May 09, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia ticked off by U.S. pushing unproven Wuhan lab COVID-19 theory
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Australia ticked off by U.S. pushing unproven Wuhan lab COVID-19 theory

What we want is China to come clean about their reluctance to share their Covid19 problems with the rest of the world. I heard today that they are going to start the process through the WHO. Given that organisation's current track record we should keep pushing by ourselves. Dodgy conspiracy theories...
by Holden Fourth
Thu May 07, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3077

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

"Two epidemiologists estimated that 90% of U.S. deaths in the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic might have been prevented if social distancing policies had gone into effect March 2, instead of March 16. Estimated??? - pure speculation and probably BS. Have they published peer reviewed facts and f...
by Holden Fourth
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s
Replies: 25
Views: 4555

Re: Former neighbor of Biden accuser confirms she was told of an incident in the 1990s

You're missing the point. It's not about Biden for the Right. It's about the media. Media bias and its impact on the political process and perceptions of millions of Americans is up there with the most important issues for us (and again, I suspect it would be for the Left if the media situation wer...
by Holden Fourth
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: China threatens Aussie boycott over call for investigation
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: China threatens Aussie boycott over call for investigation

China is currently a four letter word in Australia. One thing we have been reminded of by this pandemic is the origin of our annual flu season.
by Holden Fourth
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing
Replies: 36
Views: 7070

Re: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing

Here in Queensland, we've never really been housebound, only getting as far as what seems to be called level 3 restrictions. Schools are partially open and for those that stay at home we use our learning management system to deliver the curriculum. I've been able to hit balls at the driving range an...
by Holden Fourth
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How prices DO change!
Replies: 13
Views: 3446

Re: How prices DO change!

One set that I dithered about and eventually didn’t get was the Horowitz Carnegie Hall Recitals box. I regret it now.
by Holden Fourth
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How prices DO change!
Replies: 13
Views: 3446

Re: How prices DO change!

The 40-CD set of Cziffra I got in 2008 from Amazon/France for $86/USD, which included postage charges. I have not located that set anywhere else. The 40-CD set of Cortot is around as is the Ciccolini set (the latter still very reasonably priced). I see the second Rubinstein collection is still avai...
by Holden Fourth
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How prices DO change!
Replies: 13
Views: 3446

Re: How prices DO change!

I have that second complete Rubinstein set, in red trimmed with white. I paid $A140 (these days only $US84) to get it from Amazon Germany, from memory. A wise investment, apparently in every way. :D I paid the same price Barney and am very glad to have the set. I think it worked out to less than $1...
by Holden Fourth
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Obituary: Legendary Baritone Silvano Carroli Dies at 81
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: Obituary: Legendary Baritone Silvano Carroli Dies at 81

I hadn’t heard of him either which makes three of us so where does the legendary status comefrom?
by Holden Fourth
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edward H. Tarr has passed on
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Edward H. Tarr has passed on

Thank you. What a beautiful tone he produces.
by Holden Fourth
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edward H. Tarr has passed on
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Edward H. Tarr has passed on

My favourite Hummel recording is by Wynton Marsalis. That said, I would like to hear Tarr's take on it but can't seem to find it online.
by Holden Fourth
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 14270

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I'm not hibernating and that's not by choice. While Australia has gone into what they call stage 4 lock down, schools remain open and that's not a bad thing when you think about it. A school like ours is a controlled environment. The children have access to all sorts of hygiene regimes (sanitiser, t...
by Holden Fourth
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 6267

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I'm not hibernating and that's not by choice. While Australia has gone into what they call stage 4 lock down, schools remain open and that's not a bad thing when you think about it. A school like ours is a controlled environment. The children have access to all sorts of hygiene regimes (sanitiser, t...
by Holden Fourth
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 8140

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Why the hell publish a story with the title: Worst Case Estimates for US Coronavirus What sort of journalism is this? Certainly not responsible in any way, just scaremongering with questionable facts and figures. I immediately saw the connection that Belle made with her The Blob trailer. This is wha...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Virus
Replies: 39
Views: 8452

Re: Virus

Apologies but I'm going to take this away from the political arena. The effect here in Australia is minimal with three reported deaths (all over 80 years old) and sporadic cases being detected around the country. However, big events like the F1 Grand Prix have been cancelled and sports matches are b...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35215

Re: Australian fires

Saw this on FB

"Male coronavirus sufferer looking to hook up with lady who has Lyme disease" :lol:
by Holden Fourth
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35215

Re: Australian fires

Belle hope you've been safe-just yesterday I watched the DVRed latest 60 minutes and this was one segment-they interviewed the previous prime minister and the current one. Regards, Len https://www.cbsnews.com/video/australia-fires-climate-change-relationship-60-minutes-2020-02-16/ Climate change's ...
by Holden Fourth
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Zealand to Lose FM Classical Broadcasting
Replies: 9
Views: 3526

Re: New Zealand to Lose FM Classical Broadcasting

Per a NZ friend, it appears that a petition campaign has halted for now the effort to close down the usual FM Classical broadcast. It also appears NZ had the driest January on record and water reservoirs are at disturbingly low levels.Antarctica recently recorded its all time high temp.No climate c...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Zealand to Lose FM Classical Broadcasting
Replies: 9
Views: 3526

Re: New Zealand to Lose FM Classical Broadcasting

It's important to note that this is a broadcaster publicly funded by taxpayers. It doesn't have ads and is not expected to make a profit. If anyone can provide a service to try and cover the gamut of broadcasting it has to be RNZ, just like the ABC here in Oz.
by Holden Fourth
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Kirk Douglas, dead at 103
Replies: 3
Views: 4661

Re: Kirk Douglas, dead at 103

I loved his work!
by Holden Fourth
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Zealand to Lose FM Classical Broadcasting
Replies: 9
Views: 3526

Re: New Zealand to Lose FM Classical Broadcasting

This from MediaWatch https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/2018732872/rnz-set-to-cut-back-concert-and-launch-new-youth-service. One statement that interested me was that receiving music in stereo would still happen because people listen at home. Almost 100% of my listening is vi...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Record Review - Chopin Scherzi
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Re: BBC Record Review - Chopin Scherzi

I felt the same way. Was it the Glencoe Road? I've spent a lifetime mocking the Scots, naturally, because it is my wife's heritage and because it's so easy to do, but there I discovered my inner Scot! No, it was the coastal route via Inverness and I ended up staying at Lybster which is a bout an ho...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Record Review - Chopin Scherzi
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Re: BBC Record Review - Chopin Scherzi

As I was driving through the Scottish Highlands it started to snow and the dramatic scenery was given a greater emphasis. To top it off, BBC3 were playing Sibelius. This would have to be one of best drives I've ever done.
by Holden Fourth
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 6520

Re: Impeachment Thoughts

From an outsiders point of view so take it with a grain of salt...This is how I, as an outsider, see this and I strongly suspect that I am in the majority group regarding this point of view. We outsiders just see it as a pointless exercise which has had a load of money and effort thrown at it. Sorr...
by Holden Fourth
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 6520

Re: Impeachment Thoughts

From an outsiders point of view so take it with a grain of salt. From the very moment of his election there has been a section of the US political spectrum who adopted a “We was robbed” (I believe that might have been an actual headline somewhere in the media) attitude “and by golly we are going to ...
by Holden Fourth
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Record Review - Chopin Scherzi
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Re: BBC Record Review - Chopin Scherzi

Thank you for sharing this with us. Last year I spent 6 weeks in the UK and tuned in the hire car radio to BBC3. For some reason I always seemed to be driving somewhere on a Saturday morning when this program was on and heard some great classical music and well informed comment.
by Holden Fourth
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35215

Re: Australian fires

Sue, I agree with everything you just said. Sensible land management legislation to prevent a recurrence of this dreadful fire season is urgently needed. We had measures in the past designed to significantly lessen the impact of our annual fire seasons and they were subverted by well meaning but ign...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments
Replies: 9
Views: 5137

Re: Author J.K. Rowling under fire for transgender comments

This is not about whether or not Forstater's views are correct or not, but her right to express them privately. Of course, those who disagree with her also have the right to express their contrary point of view. The uptake of all this for me is that we are no longer able to comment on something we d...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13738

Re: The dejection election

The making it up part tends to apply to those who write for some of those online only publications with names eerily similar to actual large media publishers. The deliberate manipulation of facts (and figures) applies to all. Much of this “distortion” comes from political or ideological agendas and ...
by Holden Fourth
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13738

Re: The dejection election

So much news today is “fake news” because nobody challenges it. Sorry, I have to ask you to expand on what you mean by this. What are you categorising as fake news? Who isn't challenging it? Normally when I hear "fake news" I want to reach for the bucket - it's usually claimed by spivs and exploite...
by Holden Fourth
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin live
Replies: 7
Views: 3874

Re: Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin live

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:55 pm
Belle wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Wonderful!! Thank you for posting this. I really admire this pianist and will listen again this morning while I'm polishing the silver for Christmas day. (Where's Hyacinth Bucket??)
It's " Bouquet " .
:lol:
by Holden Fourth
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13738

Re: The dejection election

So much news today is “fake news” because nobody challenges it.
by Holden Fourth
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13738

Re: The dejection election

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/12/13/the-revenge-of-democracy/ A good article. This is not new of course as the election of Donald Trump, and the 'miraculous' re-election of the LNP against all odds have already shown. The Labor party here in Australia did the same thing as the Labour party in ...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A loss
Replies: 54
Views: 19163

Re: A loss

John Francis was his own man, stood strongly behind his opinions and was not afraid to call you out on yours. I know because this happened to me a few times. However, it was never you the person who he took to task but your ideas instead and I can easily run with this. That said, he would also affir...
by Holden Fourth
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set
Replies: 10
Views: 3567

Re: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set

Why do I get the impression that he is trying to imitate a harpsichord
by Holden Fourth
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35215

Re: Australian fires

While the Greenies are claiming that this is all about climate change, they are extremely culpable in the whole scenario. The aboriginals discovered that early back burning was a good way of minimising any fire risk. However, the Greens oppose this as they see that it might be dangerous to certain e...
by Holden Fourth
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vale Raymond Leppard
Replies: 8
Views: 7276

Re: Vale Raymond Leppard

I've got his Brandenburgs which I love.
by Holden Fourth
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How is classical CD buying in Australia?
Replies: 21
Views: 13804

Re: How is classical CD buying in Australia?

Back to the Amazon thing and paying taxes. Last year the government, under then treasurer Scott Morrison, decided to collect GST (sales tax) from purchases outside of Australia at any price point. Originally this was for goods over $1000 but now applies to everything regardless or price. Instead of ...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martha Argerich playing Scarlatti
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

Re: Martha Argerich playing Scarlatti

You are lucky to actually see something. When I looked at the post I thought that he'd forgetten to include the link.
by Holden Fourth
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Climate Change Bandwagon - Who's On It?
Replies: 56
Views: 29995

Re: The Climate Change Bandwagon - Who's On It?

you can take that to the bank!! In the end, it all comes down to who's got da CASH, dont it? The political class has lost touch with the people, particularly the working class - which has endured the most out of their governments' neglect. The Left became rich and they forgot their own people. We'r...
by Holden Fourth
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's
Replies: 7
Views: 8083

Re: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's

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by Holden Fourth
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's
Replies: 7
Views: 8083

Re: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's

maestrob wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27 pm
No apologies necessary! :D I enjoyed about half of the Chopin before the intrusive ads finally frustrated me.
Ad Block Pro will solve that problem for you.