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by diegobueno
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How Classical Music Can Help You Hear the Open Road
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: How Classical Music Can Help You Hear the Open Road

Among more recent music, Michael Torke's Being (2019) also has that same symbionce with the road. It's a more urban landscape, though, with more details, more buildings and the distant hills are less dominating. (BTW I've decided this is my very favorite 21st century music; when I listen to it I fee...
by diegobueno
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How Classical Music Can Help You Hear the Open Road
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: How Classical Music Can Help You Hear the Open Road

....has such a strong sense of motion with the ostinato, that repeated motif in the orchestra — almost like telephone poles against which you can measure the speed of the soloist. It’s kind of an aural analogue to what they call optic flow. Like if you’re driving in a tunnel with lights — or, as yo...
by diegobueno
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thomas Larcher's Cello Concerto
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Thomas Larcher's Cello Concerto

There are at least two performances of this piece on Youtube. One of them is by Weilerstein.

by diegobueno
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day

It goes without saying that the MAGAgoths are going to be antisemitic. They wear their antisemitism on their sweatshirts. But even being Protestant is not safe from them. You have to be the right kind of Protestant, and eventually you'll have to be the right kind of right kind of Protestant. And the...
by diegobueno
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day

Brian, your response puzzles me. From the UCC website: “I see two primary tasks for the Church, one prophetic and one pastoral. The first is to call out and name the persistent evil that is white supremacy,” said the Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president. “It is gaining purchase wit...
by diegobueno
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day
Replies: 10
Views: 168

'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day

'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day Ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration this Wednesday, the United Church of Christ (UCC) tweeted a warning about threats that "liberal" churches have received leading up to Biden's swearing in. On Friday, the UCC...
by diegobueno
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another Attack on Western Music from the Woke
Replies: 40
Views: 898

Re: Another Attack on Western Music from the Woke

slofstra wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:48 am
Does Pizzaro's genocide in Peru somehow affect what Mozart wrote on the page?
At least we know how Pizzaro's actions towards Florestan affected Beethoven. 8)
by diegobueno
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pro-Trump Protesters to Gather Amid Fears of Violence
Replies: 79
Views: 706

Re: Pro-Trump Protesters to Gather Amid Fears of Violence

MSNBC is reporting that some House or Senate members,when many were herded together into a small, but crowded,safe area by Capitol police, still refused to wear virus masks. These assholes should be named, and a motion to expel them from Congress at least advanced so they will have to vote the moti...
by diegobueno
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ivry Gitlis, RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Ivry Gitlis, RIP

When I was a teen, I had his recording of the Stravinsky and Hindemith violin concertos. I was struck by his tight vibrato, which gave his playing a different sound than any other violinist I've heard

by diegobueno
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Friday Morning Piano Quartet
Replies: 3
Views: 240

My Friday Morning Piano Quartet

Recently I was asked to write a piece to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the Friday Morning Music Club, a musical organization in the Washington DC area with which I have been associated for 12 years. My new piece Friday Morning can be heard here in a program of the Friday Morning Music Club. The...
by diegobueno
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Noah Creshevsky, Composer of ‘Hyperreal’ Music, Dies at 75
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Noah Creshevsky, Composer of ‘Hyperreal’ Music, Dies at 75

Thank you for introducing me to a composer I've never heard of. It's too bad composers have to die before you find out about them. Fortunately there's a selection of his music available on Youtube, and I've been sampling them. Some of them sound like manic jazz with lots of drums, some of them sound...
by diegobueno
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big problems await Texas' SCOTUS bid to nix 20 million votes
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Big problems await Texas' SCOTUS bid to nix 20 million votes

The fact that so many states, and so many congressmen that ought to know better have signed on to this ridiculous suit lays bare for all to see what the Republican party has become. They've utterly given up on democracy. They've given up on constitutional republics, even. They've given up on voting ...
by diegobueno
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven and sickeningly stupid culture warriors
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: Beethoven and sickeningly stupid culture warriors

New York Philharmonic clarinetist Anthony McGill, one of the few Black musicians in the ensemble, agrees that Beethoven’s inescapability can make classical music appear monolithic and stifling. He likens the inescapability of the Fifth Symphony to a “wall” between classical music and new, diverse a...
by diegobueno
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven and sickeningly stupid culture warriors
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: Beethoven and sickeningly stupid culture warriors

I am a fan of some of the piano concertos of Aussie (?) Malcolm Williamson and piano sonatas of Kiwi Douglas Lilburn. Others from down under we should hear ? TIA. I took a composition lesson with Malcolm Williamson. He was a composer in residence at my college (Florida State University, 1975) for o...
by diegobueno
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven and sickeningly stupid culture warriors
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: Beethoven and sickeningly stupid culture warriors

Beethoven is, by his prominence in the canon of classical music, an easy target, and a convenient screen on which people can project all of their own issues and concerns. I can remember a book called Beethoven, the Man Who Freed Music by someone whose name escapes me. Freed music from what? Was musi...
by diegobueno
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Risks from liquor store vs. large religious gatherings

If a religious group feels so strongly about the need to congregate in large numbers, so much so that meeting virtually by way of Zoom or other software is not acceptable (which is how most churches are handling the pandemic), then they ought to be willing to take the responsibility to quarantine th...
by diegobueno
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump atty. Sidney Powell: the President was the hapless victim of a leftist algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Trump atty. Sidney Powell: the President was the hapless victim of a leftist algorithm

Leftist algorithm = more people voted for Biden, many more.

They lost. Their Erlöser is now just a LOSER. They need to get over it.
by diegobueno
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: "Cliftwood" is back on CMG!!!

Welcome back, piano man! And stick around for your centennial!
by diegobueno
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 Shows Why the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: 2020 Shows Why the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral

I get the large state vs. small state aspect of the electoral college. But the fact that state politicians can even contemplate setting aside the votes of their state in favor of their partisan choice I find flawed and unacceptable. The process for tabulating electors on election day already provide...
by diegobueno
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pentagon pays a price for not requisitioning tanks and jets for Doughboy‘s holiday parades
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Pentagon pays a price for not requisitioning tanks and jets for Doughboy‘s holiday parades

I suppose the most charitable interpretation of these actions is that Trump wants to create more problems for Biden to solve once in office, but it sure looks like the actions of a president who wants to use the military to keep himself in office.

I tawt I taw a coup d'etat.
by diegobueno
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If Kamala Harris becomes vice president, what happens to her Senate seat?
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: If Kamala Harris becomes vice president, what happens to her Senate seat?

First of all Joe Biden is not going to die within the next four years. He's fit as a fiddle and mentally sharp (in spite of all the lies you may have heard from the residents of Trumpistan). He may want to decline to run for a second term, though. Kamala Harris will be an excellent president in any ...
by diegobueno
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears

I heard his Ayre performed a couple years ago, and enjoyed it. It held my interest for its 40 minute duration. It effectively blends Spanish and Jewish folk materials. You can hear some effective klezmer-style clarinet playing pretty close to the beginning in this performance.

by diegobueno
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears

I was wondering what had become of him.
by diegobueno
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is the US really a democracy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1229

Re: Is the US really a democracy?

When I saw this thread I was wondering how long it would be before someone would come along with the “America is not a democracy, it’s a constitutional republic” argument. And sure enough, they have. It strikes me as odd that for most of my 66 years the words “democracy” and “republic” were used pre...
by diegobueno
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax

Nevertheless, it's all true.
by diegobueno
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Far Might Trump Go?
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: How Far Might Trump Go?

The Trump administration has made it clear that this is exactly the strategy they are going to use. Judge Kavanaugh's statement that "to avoid the chaos and suspicions of impropriety that can ensue if thousands of absentee ballots flow in after Election Day and potentially flip the results of an ele...
by diegobueno
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samsung Commercial Music???
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Samsung Commercial Music???

Lance -- You might find your answer here:

(and then again, you might not)

https://www.tvadvertmusic.com/tag/samsung/
by diegobueno
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why did Balakirev go out of fashion?
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Why did Balakirev go out of fashion?

maestrob wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:55 am
So sad about Balakirev's mental troubles. I imagine we could have had many more musical treasures from him if he had been more stable. Genius always seems to have a price, doesn't it?
I, for one, have had quite enough of stable geniuses.
by diegobueno
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Purchasing CD's - Confusion?
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: Purchasing CD's - Confusion?

Are the Brilliant Classics sets of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach etc. worth obtaining? I have the Brilliant Classics boxes for Mozart and Haydn, and enjoy them very much. For your favorite pieces you may want to buy other performances in addition, but for a modest outlay of cash you've got everything tha...
by diegobueno
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's war on women
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Trump's war on women

Just for the record, it's not his Department of Justice. It's not his Federal Law Enforcement. Those agencies serve the American people, not the president of the United States. Trump now has an attorney general who's willing to use the DOJ to serve his personal interestts. But the FBI arrested those...
by diegobueno
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By
Replies: 23
Views: 1617

Re: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By

I think Biden showed admirable restraint in merely telling Trump to shut up and calling him a clown. Trump was deliberately trying to make Biden blow up and have a melt-down. It didn't work. Likewise I think Nancy Pelosi showed remarkable restraint in merely ripping up Trump's laughable excuse for a...
by diegobueno
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A 639-year-long piece by John Cage
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: A 639-year-long piece by John Cage

It's certainly an expression of optimism to undertake a project like that: optimism that the building and the organ will continue to exist, that it will remain in the hands of the people overseeing the project, that there will continue to be people overseeing the project, or that there will continue...
by diegobueno
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1310

Re: The collapse of democracy?

If you say 7%, let's agree on that - but the Dems should not defend that 7% or they are playing into Trump's hands...... Do you not share my sense that BLM began with massive American and international sympathy and support, and could have been a catalyst for real change (and may yet still be), but ...
by diegobueno
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1310

Re: The collapse of democracy?

...if the Democrats deny that looting is a problem, or even happening, and Trump is able to turn this into a law and order election, that will be calamitous. That is Sullivan's point, and I agree. You're suggesting a defensive strategy, particularly one that assumes the Republican framing of the Bl...
by diegobueno
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1310

Re: The collapse of democracy?

So much BS, so little time. ...Kamala Harris say, as she did yesterday: “The reality is that the life of a black person in America has never been treated as fully human.” This is what Trump has long defended as “truthful hyperbole” — which is a euphemism for a lie. If what she said is a lie, police ...
by diegobueno
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1215
Views: 912045

Re: What I listened to today

nK3q01mta2o Since getting the CD, I've been listening to Being by Michael Torke pretty much non-stop*. Being (2019) is a 42 minute opus for a 25-member chamber orchestra. It is in 9 movements, all of which move at the tempo of quarter = 126. If you are familiar with Torke's style, this is a prime e...
by diegobueno
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

I would also like to see an end to white on white violence, but at least I know that no one will use that as a reason to dismiss my complaints should I or my family be brutalized by the police. I'm sorry to hear you fear being brutalized. But there are more ways than just physical violence which qu...
by diegobueno
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 57
Views: 14947

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Her 8th uses the 1887 original version.
This is the one with the loud ending for the first movement and a totally different trio in the scherzo?
by diegobueno
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Spectator on Don Carlo
Replies: 20
Views: 1518

Re: Spectator on Don Carlo

Don Carlo has always been my favorite Verdi opera, fascinating as well as frustrating for its convoluted plot and multiple versions. As an undergrad I got to know it through the recording with Placido Domingo and Sherill Milnes and Shirley Verett and Gilulini conducting. In those days I made it a ha...
by diegobueno
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love 21st-Century Composers
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love 21st-Century Composers

They mention Michel van der Aa, who I know is one of some guy's favorite composers, so that means I'm probably not supposed to like him. But I'm finding this piece quite listenable.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3x7xQwgBdg
by diegobueno
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

I would also like to see an end to white on white violence, but at least I know that no one will use that as a reason to dismiss my complaints should I or my family be brutalized by the police.
by diegobueno
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

Events like this, and they happen quite regularly in the US, are what drive the protests. This has been going on for years and years. But now, because people can document this behavior by taking videos on their cell phones, people can see first hand what's going on and it's no longer just One person...
by diegobueno
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Foundation Removes Trustee for Racially Charged Comments
Replies: 18
Views: 1645

Re: Opera Foundation Removes Trustee for Racially Charged Comments

You have freedom of speech, but not freedom from the consequences of your speech. Ask the Dixie Chicks (now the Chicks). Anyone with a high public profile, or representative of an organization with a high public profile has the added burden of needing to moderate their speech, since anything they sa...
by diegobueno
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal agents
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal agents

The Guardian, July 31, 2020: The withdrawal of federal agents from frontline policing of demonstrations in downtown Portland significantly reduced tensions in the city overnight. Protesters in support of Black Lives Matter once again rallied near the federal courthouse that became a flashpoint, and ...
by diegobueno
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2996

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:36 am
I watched the video the day it was posted and found it informative but had nothing really to say about it since it was tangential to the announced topic of this thread.
You were wise.
by diegobueno
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2996

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

You want it all to burn, sir, presumably because it hasn't served you personally very well. I'm so glad you know exactly what I think and what I want. I should just leave a blank post and let you fill it in. But you see, I came to this thread out of sense of fairness, because others weren't willing...
by diegobueno
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2996

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

Belle, there's nothing to argue against. Your depiction of "The Left" is a fiction invented in your own mind (and most likely in the pages of.whatever far far right publications you prefer to fill your head with).

I gather that in your mind ad hominems are OK if you say them but no one else.
by diegobueno
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2996

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

Belle, your ranting is so unmoored from reality it's impossible to respond to. You may need to up your meds.
by diegobueno
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2996

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

Of course we wouldn't want the victim narrative to be taken away. God forbid!! No. The Trump administration would have nothing to do if it weren't for their own sense of victimhood. Everybody loves Dr. Fauci, nobody likes Trump. Liberals invented the coronavirus in order to make him look bad. Here ...
by diegobueno
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2996

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

I skimmed through it. It was a discussion with Bret Weinstein and some black intellectuals about larger issues of race in American society. I listened to an extended segment somewhere in the middle. There was a lot of talk about the need for opportunities in education (can't argue with that) the nee...