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by diegobueno
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Faure's Piano Trio
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Faure's Piano Trio

This is real connoisseur's music. Really exquisite. I think if Charlie the Tuna had really wanted to impress the Star Kist people with his good taste he would have let them see him listening to this music. But of course they didn't want tunas with good taste; they wanted tunas that taste good. Anywa...
by diegobueno
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Billy Evans, the officer who died in the Capitol attack, was an 18-year veteran of the force.
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Billy Evans, the officer who died in the Capitol attack, was an 18-year veteran of the force.

Noah Green, the suspect who law enforcement sources say rammed his car into two US Capitol Police officers on Friday, posted on social media in the weeks before the attack that he had lost his job and suffered medical ailments, and said he believed the federal government was targeting him with "min...
by diegobueno
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra

barney wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:50 pm
Brian, you're having a lend of us. Frank Sinatra conducts Wilder?
I believe this is legit. It shows in how much esteem Wilder was held. The personnel includes Julius Baker on flute and Mitch Miller on oboe.

https://sinatra.fandom.com/wiki/Frank_S ... lec_Wilder
by diegobueno
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In WSJ op-ed, Mitch sounds doomsday note on the filibuster
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: In WSJ op-ed, Mitch sounds doomsday note on the filibuster

What McConnell is doing is nothing different than what he did when he was majority leader before. How many bills from the House did he keep on his desk and not allow on the floor of the Senate? How many judges did he ram through in the past 2 years and how many Obama nominees did he not allow? He do...
by diegobueno
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Soler's "Fandango"
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Soler's "Fandango"

Soler's Fandango has been given a modern orchestral spin by Puerto Rico born composer Roberto Sierra. One thing it has in common with the modern piano performances is the addition of a tonic D minor conclusion (Soler's original ends on the dominant). The orchestration is quite colorful

by diegobueno
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Soler's "Fandango"
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Soler's "Fandango"

Soler loses quite a lot when played on the modern piano. The harpsichord gives his music a Spanish zing, with the clicking of castanets.

Here's Scott Ross' performance
by diegobueno
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greatest chamber work
Replies: 40
Views: 1328

Re: Greatest chamber work

I'm quite fond of 'The Soldier's Tale'. Does that one count? The suite counts as chamber music, and that's how it's usually performed. It has so many "all time great clarinet licks". I've had the pleasure of performing L'histoire in a staged performance, and I've played the Octet and the Septet of ...
by diegobueno
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ernest Ansermet
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Ernest Ansermet

Agree. I've read a bio of Stravinsky which didn't mention anti-semitism - I need to read a more modern account, probably. But, to me, the most important composer of the 20th century. I believe I read about it in Stephen Walsh's 2-volume biography (in the first volume). Once he came to America he ke...
by diegobueno
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ernest Ansermet
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Ernest Ansermet

I don't think I've heard Ansermet conduct anything that wasn't by Stravinsky.

Stravinsky himself is rather problematic in terms of antisemitism, but I love his music too much to reject it.
by diegobueno
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Composer’s Notes Echo After His Death
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: A Composer’s Notes Echo After His Death

Rautavaara has been on my radar for some time. He wrote a beautiful clarinet concerto for Richard Stoltzman about 20 years ago which I had the pleasure of hearing Stoltzman play at Carnegie Hall.

by diegobueno
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greatest chamber work
Replies: 40
Views: 1328

Re: Greatest chamber work

You raise an important point, which is generally true, but not totally. I think some works are understood to be masterpieces very quickly. Some Britten works - Peter Grimes, say, or the Serenade for tenor and horn - were accepted as such immediately and remain so today. Rachmaninov's second and thi...
by diegobueno
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Do Liberals Care if Books Disappear?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Do Liberals Care if Books Disappear?

Yet more knickers-twisting. The 6 Dr. Seuss books were not withdrawn from publication by liberals. They were withdrawn by Dr Seuss' estate, for the same reason Disney pulled "Song of the South" from circulation: because they contain images of racial stereotypes that are unacceptable today. The Seuss...
by diegobueno
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greatest chamber work
Replies: 40
Views: 1328

Re: Greatest chamber work

I would never have dared open this subject while JohnF was with us, That's true about a lot of subjects. I think the Schubert C major Quintet makes the short list of greatest chamber works for a lot of people. It certainly makes mine. The Brahms Clarinet Quintet op. 115 is another frequent short li...
by diegobueno
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vivaldi ... for the CLARINET??? Yes!
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Vivaldi ... for the CLARINET??? Yes!

I'm sure that there's wonderful vocal music by Vivaldi that I will never hear, but it's a decision I've made. Every minute spent on Vivaldi is a minute I could be using to discover a fabulous 21st century composer. It's a minute I could be using to write my own music.
by diegobueno
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Left must control its hard/progressive cohort
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: The Left must control its hard/progressive cohort

I've just learned a new term today, "TERF", or "Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists", a group which to which some say J.K. Rowling belongs. These are people who don't believe trans women are women, that men who go trans are trying to take something that belongs to women alone. My understanding of t...
by diegobueno
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Left must control its hard/progressive cohort
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: The Left must control its hard/progressive cohort

Transgender issues have suddenly become a personal matter to me because I have a stepson who has decided at the age of 35 to come out as transgendered. He says he has known since he was a teenager that he was a woman, but he never told anyone because he feared being misunderstood or rejected. He’s f...
by diegobueno
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vivaldi ... for the CLARINET??? Yes!
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Vivaldi ... for the CLARINET??? Yes!

I don't see the point. But then I don't enjoy hearing Vivaldi on the violin either. In fact I've listened to more Vivaldi than I care to in this lifetime. Martin Fröst is a phenomenal musician, though, and now that he's a star he's going to have to put out a lot of recordings that can sell a lot of ...
by diegobueno
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And to Think That I Saw It on Dr. Seuss Street
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: And to Think That I Saw It on Dr. Seuss Street

david johnson wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:45 am
Will the same people cancel Wagner because of his anti-Semitism?
You mean like in Israel?
by diegobueno
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biden blasts Texas, Mississippi governors for ‘Neanderthal thinking’
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Biden blasts Texas, Mississippi governors for ‘Neanderthal thinking’

I believe the citizens of the Neander Valley are even now filing suit.
by diegobueno
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CPAC Takeaways: Trump Dominates, and DeSantis and Noem Stand Out
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: CPAC Takeaways: Trump Dominates, and DeSantis and Noem Stand Out

T.W. Shannon, a Republican from Oklahoma, was the first to say it. Speaking Friday morning on a panel called “Tolerance Reimagined: The Angry Mob and Violence in Our Streets,” Mr. Shannon said the reason pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 was that “they felt hopeless.” They felt ...
by diegobueno
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And to Think That I Saw It on Dr. Seuss Street
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: And to Think That I Saw It on Dr. Seuss Street

Of the six works being withheld, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street is the only one that I've even heard of. Of course we are entering a time where, once again people of Asian descent are being subjected to harassment, so Dr. Seuss' images of slanty-eyed Asians are especially unfortunate....
by diegobueno
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right-wing Catholic bishops call J & J and Moderna vaccines ‘morally compromised’
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Right-wing Catholic bishops call J & J and Moderna vaccines ‘morally compromised’

Oh, for heaven's forking sake! What is the problem with these people???!!!
by diegobueno
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Love Classical Music? Anthony Tommasini Recommends Contemporary Composers
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Love Classical Music? Anthony Tommasini Recommends Contemporary Composers

The article doesn't really say much about contemporary composers, but in general I always think it's a good to listen to them.
by diegobueno
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How to live to 111
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: How to live to 111

The secret to living to 111?
Op. 111 (the Beethoven sonata)
Contemplate that regularly and your brain will remain active and functioning into your second century.
by diegobueno
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘Mad’ Marjorie Greene threatens G.O.P. Congresswoman for throwing McCarthy under the bus
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: ‘Mad’ Marjorie Greene threatens G.O.P. Congresswoman for throwing McCarthy under the bus

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:41 pm
Rach3 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:40 pm
Let them decide what is more important,their friendship with you or Trump.
If you have a lot of Trump friends and pursue this course, prepare yourself to lose a lot of friends.
Trumpist friends aren't really friends, and they're not worth having.
by diegobueno
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘Mad’ Marjorie Greene threatens G.O.P. Congresswoman for throwing McCarthy under the bus
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: ‘Mad’ Marjorie Greene threatens G.O.P. Congresswoman for throwing McCarthy under the bus

This is precisely why there needs to be accountability for the Jan. 6 insurrection, the very thing that Greene is trying to prevent. If the Senate does not convict, or rather WHEN the Senate fails to convict, the clear message that will be communicated is that the use of force, the use of violent mo...
by diegobueno
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Onward Christian soldiers
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Onward Christian soldiers

I'm reminded of the band director I played under who used to tell us to play the "Light Calvary Overture". I thought maybe this was the version where they took it easy on Jesus, tying hiim to the cross rather than nailing him, letting him take bathroom breaks, or whatever. It seems to me that if Tru...
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: 755

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: 755

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: 305

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: 397

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: 397

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: 397

'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: 43
Views: 1910

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: 1600

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: 380

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: 362

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: 463

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: 972

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: 1580

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: 1580

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: 1580

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: 806

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: 529

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: 849

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: 702

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: 284

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: 597

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: 605

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: 605

Re: After a Decade of Silence, a Composer Reappears

I was wondering what had become of him.