Search found 4423 matches

by BWV 1080
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: metro cards nyc end
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: metro cards nyc end

and how much revenue do they stand to lose in money loaded on unspent metro cards? I have probably half a dozen with a few bucks each on them
by BWV 1080
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who is the most recent composer to have entered The Canon?
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Who is the most recent composer to have entered The Cano

Okay, I just figured this out. Google reference count, using first and last name. Brian Ferneyhough - 145,000 Oscar Golijov - 224,000 Ernest Chausson - 352,000 Dmitri Shostakovich - 382,000 Aaron Copland - 483,000 Frederic Chopin - 1,470,000 Joseph Haydn - 10,600,000 Ludwig van Beethoven - 15,400,0...
by BWV 1080
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: can anyone convert a 2010 Finale file to MusicXML?
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: can anyone convert a 2010 Finale file to MusicXML?

I can do it - email it to scbrowne <at> gmail.com
by BWV 1080
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who is the most recent composer to have entered The Canon?
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Who is the most recent composer to have entered The Cano

First proposition: the 'canon' is determined by performers not audiences. Composers whose music gets championed by leading performers is the quality test

Based on this Ferneyhough or Finnissy would be the most recent
by BWV 1080
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: It Can't Happen Here (but it can)
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: It Can't Happen Here (but it can)

another classic along the same lines

by BWV 1080
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music business has lost billions
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: Music business has lost billions

Once we needed the recording industry because making and distributing quality recordings was an industrial process. Now anyone can cheaply make and distribute a quality recording, the challenge is marketing in a crowded marketplace. For a brief period with the CD the music industry got the best of b...
by BWV 1080
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CDs Always in Stock
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: CDs Always in Stock

Well Amazon does not run out of digital versions because every time one is downloaded an Amazon employee in their digital warehouse quickly orders a replacement copy from the publisher Do you know that for a fact? After all, if Amazon.com has one copy in digital format on its server, it can technic...
by BWV 1080
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CDs Always in Stock
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: CDs Always in Stock

I can't tell the difference between Amazon's 320k MP3 compression and cd audio on my equipment (which in total has a low 4 digit price tag - so decent but not audiophile crazy - and there are numerous double blind studies that tend to show that very few people can tell the difference even in more hi...
by BWV 1080
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CDs Always in Stock
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: CDs Always in Stock

Well Amazon does not run out of digital versions because every time one is downloaded an Amazon employee in their digital warehouse quickly orders a replacement copy from the publisher - because the digital versions travel to Amazon so much quicker - at speeds of 400 million miles per hour instead o...
by BWV 1080
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CDs Always in Stock
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: CDs Always in Stock

And I have yet to see Amazon run out of any of the digital versions of their music or books
by BWV 1080
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help with Max Reger music?
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Help with Max Reger music?

Reger tried to fuse post-Wagnerian chromaticism with traditional forms, the numerous sets of variations are a good place to start, particularly the Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart op.132 The Clarinet Quintet is one of his most respected works and the String Quartets are worth the effort Th...
by BWV 1080
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy 70th Birthday to Michael Finnissy
Replies: 0
Views: 649

Happy 70th Birthday to Michael Finnissy

https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/birthday-playlist-for-finnissy-at-70/ Few living composers have an output as large and as diverse as Michael Finnissy does. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, I’ve tried to reflect that in a little playlist, along with some brief thoughts on what I...
by BWV 1080
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Her Royal Highness has passed away
Replies: 0
Views: 665

Her Royal Highness has passed away

Speaking of course about Joan Bates, Princess of Sealand

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ed-86.html
by BWV 1080
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: North Carolina and the Politics of Barbecue
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: North Carolina and the Politics of Barbecue

Kreuz market in Lockhart is the real deal, so the NYC branch ought to be legit Houston is privileged in that there are any number of quality BBQ joints plus a deli nt far from my office which is as good as anything in NYC http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-deli-man-feature-20150305...
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holy Black Square
Replies: 37
Views: 2133

Re: Holy Black Square

If you read an economics textbook you learn that efficient market sets the price of a commodity just above the production cost. If it doesn't - it does not work. that is not so. The definition of an efficient market is one that does not allow risk-free arbitrage, prices reflect all available inform...
by BWV 1080
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holy Black Square
Replies: 37
Views: 2133

Re: Holy Black Square

Like this http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.2458 We analyze the time pattern of the activity of a serial killer, who during twelve years had murdered 53 people. The plot of the cumulative number of murders as a function of time is of "Devil's staircase" type. The distribution of the intervals between murder...
by BWV 1080
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holy Black Square
Replies: 37
Views: 2133

Re: Holy Black Square

Not that difficult to tell Kadinsky or Pollock from an ape.
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The weird global appeal of heavy metal
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: The weird global appeal of heavy metal

how can anyone not like this


or this

by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Charles Koch: Here is where Bernie Sanders is Right
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Charles Koch: Here is where Bernie Sanders is Right

lennygoran wrote:Where does he stand on Citizens United? Regards, Len
with the ACLU
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The weird global appeal of heavy metal
Replies: 5
Views: 350

The weird global appeal of heavy metal

not weird to me, but to the WSJ: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-weird-global-appeal-of-heavy-metal-1455819419 Today’s “world music” isn’t Peruvian pan flutes or African talking drums. It’s loud guitars, growling vocals and ultrafast “blast” beats. Heavy metal has become the unlikely soundtrack of g...
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Charles Koch: Here is where Bernie Sanders is Right
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Charles Koch: Here is where Bernie Sanders is Right

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-koch-this-is-the-one-issue-where-bernie-sanders-is-right/2016/02/18/cdd2c228-d5c1-11e5-be55-2cc3c1e4b76b_story.html The senator is upset with a political and economic system that is often rigged to help the privileged few at the expense of everyone el...
by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grammys Feb. 15, 2016-Classical Music Winners-Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Grammys Feb. 15, 2016-Classical Music Winners-Really?

Apparently no mention of Boulez's passing despite the fact that he received 26 Grammy's
by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thomas L. Friedman: Who Are We?
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Thomas L. Friedman: Who Are We?

The infrastructure bit is a canard made up by the American Society of Civil Engineers which is nothing more than a lobbying group representing the self-interest of its members. Politicians like Sanders of course love infrastructure spending because it gives them more power through having contracts t...
by BWV 1080
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?
Replies: 24
Views: 1581

Re: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?

Ripped all my CDs up to the cloud a couple of years ago and haven't looked back.

Eagerly awaiting Ian Pace's complete Ferneyhough release
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Libertarian case for Bernie Sanders
Replies: 3
Views: 272

The Libertarian case for Bernie Sanders

Actually not much of one. The Scandinavian countries are actually much more business-friendly than the US is currently and way more so than Sanders would have it. The lesson Bernie Sanders needs to learn is that you cannot finance a Danish-style welfare state without free markets and large tax incre...
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holy Black Square
Replies: 37
Views: 2133

Re: Holy Black Square

I easily got 100% correct on the artist or ape test, so does that disprove your point?

the average person cant tell the difference between Thomas Kincade and JWM Turner or between Andrew Botacelli and Pavarotti singing Verdi, so what?
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Golden Shower of Musicology
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: The Golden Shower of Musicology

I didn't think he was writing about Danae and Zeus. :D Sorry, I think that piece is just a pile of invective for its own sake, attack rather than argument, and a waste of ink. The author, who hides behind the pseudonym "Throwcase," has written all kinds of frivolous stuff - see here: http://www.thr...
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music performance: come è scritto or not?
Replies: 26
Views: 837

Re: Classical music performance: come è scritto or not?

Another point - the composer is not the final word on his composition -the community of performers is. Prokofiev is within living memory - why has no one played his works like the example above? Why is prokofiev even considered worthy of performance? The answer to both questions is that the performi...
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music performance: come è scritto or not?
Replies: 26
Views: 837

Re: Classical music performance: come è scritto or not?

The golden shower rebuke is well deserved - the diversity and quality of musical performances available today, either through recordings or concerts, dwarfs anything in the past. Music seems to be the only art that has this fetish about past performing practice. I do not see arguments for a lost gol...
by BWV 1080
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So if Citizens United was supposed to destroy our democracy
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: So if Citizens United was supposed to destroy our democr

The notion that while the government cannot ban a book based on its content but can restrict the expenditure of the funds necessary to publish the book is the ridiculous and unconstitutional canard of 'money = speech' that the court wisely threw out
by BWV 1080
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music performance: come è scritto or not?
Replies: 26
Views: 837

Re: Classical music performance: come è scritto or not?

I think Taruskin commented on the HIP movement something to the effect of 'its not historically accurate, but sounds good anyway' which would go with the golden shower bloggers point. I prefer Berman's more straight rhythm, but am an unrepentant modernist and not much of a Prokofiev fan. For contemp...
by BWV 1080
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So if Citizens United was supposed to destroy our democracy
Replies: 4
Views: 302

So if Citizens United was supposed to destroy our democracy

through corporate money spending unlimited amounts on campaign ads, why are Sanders and Trump doing so well? Or perhaps we should be grateful to the Supreme Court for protecting the First Amendment against needless fear-mongering and self-interested incumbent politicians wanting to further entrench ...
by BWV 1080
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stupor Bowl 50
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Stupor Bowl 50

I respectfully disagree that the Roman Empire did not decline. As years went by, the currency was debased, inflation and public debt rose, the general public was passive and increasingly failed to participate or protest (this was the origin of the satirist Juvenal's phrase "panem et cirenses"), pub...
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stupor Bowl 50
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Stupor Bowl 50

I agree that football will be dead in a generation Not that soon, if ever. It's an economic powerhouse for the owners, for television, for colleges and universities, and other vested interests, and there's no other sport or programming to take its place on autumn and winter Saturday and Sunday afte...
by BWV 1080
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stupor Bowl 50
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Stupor Bowl 50

Sports advertising has become much more valuable in recent years as these events have become just about the only thing that people watch live anymore. Makes sense that companies would allocate their marketing budgets accordingly. The real scam is the taxpayer dollars that go to subsidize stadiums. A...
by BWV 1080
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Golden Shower of Musicology
Replies: 12
Views: 767

The Golden Shower of Musicology

Had to click on that, didnt you? Excellent takedown of these classical music has gone to hell in a handbasket whine pieces: http://www.throwcase.com/2015/01/20/the-golden-shower-of-musicology/ As a classical musician I have often had to grimace through many incarnations of the argument that classica...
by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 1910

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

Cudos to Cruz for speaking the truth on ethanol rather than pandering like the rest of the candidates
by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Messiaen's Turangalila-Symphonie
Replies: 25
Views: 1098

Re: Messiaen's Turangalila-Symphonie

FWIW, Oraison - an earlier ondes martinot version of the Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus from Quatuor pour la fin du temps - is part of the soundtrack to The Revenant
by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Messiaen's Turangalila-Symphonie
Replies: 25
Views: 1098

Re: Messiaen's Turangalila-Symphonie

No, jbuck's post is Chang conducting. The interesting thing about messiaen's music is that it really blossomed and became fully realizied after he absorbed post-war modernism. Hindemith never left neoclassicism and stravinsky adopted serial techniques in his own idiosyncratic way. Messiaen produced ...
by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The most dangerous anti-science movement
Replies: 9
Views: 481

The most dangerous anti-science movement

Not evolution,vaccine or global warming denialism - none of these will potentially deny food to poor people. The most dangerous current anti science movement is anti-GMO hysteria: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-08/bc-g-081915.php Nina Fedoroff, molecular biologist and former Science and...
by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Do we need a huge military ?
Replies: 32
Views: 923

Re: Do we need a huge military ?

should we be surprised that the Pentagon prefers threats that justify spending on new weapons platforms? Europe can defend themselves, tired of our tax dollars subsidizing their welfare programs
by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Messiaen's Turangalila-Symphonie
Replies: 25
Views: 1098

Re: Messiaen's Turangalila-Symphonie

My favorite shorter orchestral piece is Couleurs de la Cite Celeste, which is a good intro to the later work

by BWV 1080
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Messiaen's Turangalila-Symphonie
Replies: 25
Views: 1098

Re: Messiaen's Turangalila-Symphonie

There is also Kent Nagano, which I have in the Messiaen Edition boxed set of Erato and Teldec recordings: http://www.amazon.com/Messiaen-Edition-18CD-Olivier/dp/B000A2ACWO But the Myung Whun Chang is the one to have if push comes to shove. I love the work, but think his later orchestral pieces like ...
by BWV 1080
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GMO Franken Trees to take over Northeast
Replies: 2
Views: 328

GMO Franken Trees to take over Northeast

Just being sarcastic in the headline, scientists have genetically engineered the tree to come back and withstand the fungus that nearly killed it off. American chestnut trees were once among the most majestic hardwood trees in the eastern deciduous forests, many reaching 80 to 120 feet in height and...
by BWV 1080
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Liberals are Simple-Minded
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Liberals are Simple-Minded

http://reason.com/archives/2016/01/15/liberals-are-simple-minded Not suprisingly, those psychological studies that purport to show conservatives as simple minded and dogmatic are biased. When corrected for liberal dogmatic hotpoints, like environmentalism, Liberals measure to be equally simple minde...
by BWV 1080
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Great Classical Mash-Up
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: The Great Classical Mash-Up

Where is Xenakis?
by BWV 1080
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jokes So Awful They Could Provoke You To Murder
Replies: 163
Views: 20859

Re: Jokes So Awful They Could Provoke You To Murder

Two 9-11 truthers are walking down the street when a drunk driver runs over and kills them. As the stand at the Heavenly gates, God asks "Any questions before you enter?" "Yes, what Reeaally happened on 9-11?"' One asks "Well", God says, "Some Muslim terrorists hijacked some airliners and crashed th...