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by alarickc
Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flash: Rick Santorum's running mate
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Flash: Rick Santorum's running mate

I think I would find that offensive if I could stop laughing. :lol:
by alarickc
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Short video of a book being made via traditional methods
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Short video of a book being made via traditional methods

As do I, I just don't have the money to purchase them. Great video though. :)
by alarickc
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Crisis of Zionism
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: The Crisis of Zionism

That's what I thought, but I wonder why that's the case. Here in the UK, a constituency has just elected an MP largely on the basis of his anti-Israel rants. His Party could win a few seats that way. Of course, none of these MPs would take up Government posts, but I wonder whether a politician coul...
by alarickc
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Perahia's Mozart piano concerto recordings go cheap!
Replies: 17
Views: 4527

Re: Perahia's Mozart piano concerto recordings go cheap!

Thanks for the heads up Lance. I have rather enjoyed his recordings of Bach I have so I think I should pick this set up. It seems to be a rather good steal. :)
by alarickc
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joyless And Depressing Musical Downers That You Like
Replies: 51
Views: 1865

Re: Joyless And Depressing Musical Downers That You Like

I'm a bit supprised no one else has mentioned Beethoven's Grosse Fugue. Though not joyless by any means it has always struck me as joyful memories tainted by a biter present. The Fugue just seems desperate to me, like someone unsuccessfully trying to claw there way out of something horrific. But the...
by alarickc
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The audience's part for Tchaikovsky's Sixth
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: The audience's part for Tchaikovsky's Sixth

I saw it yesterday myself and was too lazy to post. Things sure do get around fast! :P

On the image, I think this is one of the funnier music jokes I've seen in a good while. :lol:
by alarickc
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1972379

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Sonatas #1-5
Simply spectacular, number four is my favorite so far.
by alarickc
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1972379

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Live concert last night: Steven Zopfi, conductor • Portland Symphonic Choir •Oregon Symphony • Stravinsky: Chorale-variations on “Von Himmel hoch” • Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 • Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Renato Fabbro, piano http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51p...
by alarickc
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1972379

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I have some but not all of MTT´s Mahler recordings. I can tell you that the San Francisco Symphony plays very well, and the recording sound is outstanding. Of those I have, I liked the First, the Resurrection and the 4th. But in the Sixth for example I didn´t feel that MTT had anything special to s...
by alarickc
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hundreds of Pastors to challenge IRS on 10/2
Replies: 39
Views: 2318

Re: Hundreds of Pastors to challenge IRS on 10/2

I propose this: instead of taxing churches themselves in general, why not just tax any money made on things they sell (which they do plenty of). When a church simply collects money from it's members, given in free will for nothing tangible in return, and uses that money for paying pastors, upkeep of...
by alarickc
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1972379

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://takmusik.up.seesaa.net/image/concertgebouw_anthology6.JPG I havent finished all 14 cds of Box 6 (1990-2000) of the Concertgebouw Anthologies, but inevitably, there are marvelous things here. There is an imposing Mahler Fifth from Klaus Tennstedt (December 1990), a superbly played Pastoral fr...
by alarickc
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hundreds of Pastors to challenge IRS on 10/2
Replies: 39
Views: 2318

Re: Hundreds of Pastors to challenge IRS on 10/2

I personally would leave my church if my pastor started giving political speeches, but then again I guess I'm there for spiritual guidance,, not political. I also don't believe that churches should have there tax-exempt status taken away, I know that my denomination at least does large amounts of so...
by alarickc
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3756
Views: 246277

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Amazon.com is offering it through third-party sellers for around $80. Here's the link. http://www.amazon.com/Shostakovich-Complete-Symphonies-Dmitry/dp/B000IONEZG/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1317583084&sr=1-2 John Hey! That leaves me with my limbs intact! Thanks for the link John, now I just nee...
by alarickc
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach Did Indeed Write An Opera !
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: Bach Did Indeed Write An Opera !

The puns are driving me Bach-ing mad!
by alarickc
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3756
Views: 246277

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

I would certainly not expect to pay anything like that for that set even if it is worth every cent of it!! Below is a link to Amazan UK where you will find it less expensive.... http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000IONEZG/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1317580359&sr=1-1&condition=new Be...
by alarickc
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3756
Views: 246277

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Right, that does it, maestrob, you are correct, I have pontificated long enough now, it is universally accepted that the Kondrashin set is the one to have so I will make sure that I do get it before the year is out and I will dismiss all other pretenders until I get the Kondrashin cycle, it is gath...
by alarickc
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3756
Views: 246277

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sewlLh6TL._SL500_AA300_.jpg This should be fun! :D That disc certainly will be :!: :wink: I also like the Blomstedt and Kempff sets that you have chosen :) Glad to hear it, I love Arnolds Dance's and this seemed to be though of as one of the best every were I...
by alarickc
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Beethoven premiere - yesterday
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: A Beethoven premiere - yesterday

John F wrote:Actually, something's right with the world, or at least the U.K., when the evening news gives time to a Beethoven string quartet. How often does that happen in the U.S.?
Never said that there wasn't something really wrong with the U.S. :wink:
by alarickc
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1972379

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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CD's 1-3
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1&2
Totentanz
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Melodies
Concerto for Piano and Strings "Malediction"
Concerto Pathetique for two Pianos
Eine Faust-Symphonie
by alarickc
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Beethoven premiere - yesterday
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: A Beethoven premiere - yesterday

Seán wrote:That is lovely, unmistakeably Beethoven too, pity they stopped it to present the weather, ah well :roll: , thanks for starting this thread.
You know there is something wrong with the world when the weather takes precedence over Beethoven. :o
by alarickc
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Beethoven premiere - yesterday
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: A Beethoven premiere - yesterday

Beethoven was compulsive about preserving his sketches, even for pieces he had completed and published long before. They provide many insights into his compositional process. Barry Cooper has done something like this before, when he gave the world what he called Beethoven's 10th symphony, or a move...
by alarickc
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Beethoven premiere - yesterday
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: A Beethoven premiere - yesterday

That's awesome. I think its fascinating when we discover pieces of music lost centuries ago. I find this piece to be especially interesting since it gives insight into Beethoven's compositional process. I guess it also goes to show that if you really don't want something to be heard you should reall...
by alarickc
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3756
Views: 246277

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fFqBOZdUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pCPXX6tnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uiUQJIdsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sewlLh6TL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.co...
by alarickc
Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1972379

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Live concert tonight with the Oregon Symphony. Carlos Kalmar, conductor • Elina Vähälä, violin Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 I had never heard the Glinka before and found it to be very enjoyable. The performance of Rachmanino...
by alarickc
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Leaving the Cult
Replies: 29
Views: 1003

Re: Leaving the Cult

>I'm not saying the candidates aren't monsters, or that many evangelicals aren't the same. But just as 99% of Muslims don't want to blow you up, most Christians aren't some group of bigoted theocracy seeking jerks.< The problem is that the politicians like Perry are playing the evangelical card--it...
by alarickc
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Leaving the Cult
Replies: 29
Views: 1003

Re: Leaving the Cult

>I as a conservative Christian (morally speaking, I do not however believe in imposing my morals and beliefs on other< You may not but those evangelical GOP candidates do--Perry, Bachman, Palin--that's the problem. Regards, Len :( I'm not saying the candidates aren't monsters, or that many evangeli...
by alarickc
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Leaving the Cult
Replies: 29
Views: 1003

Re: Leaving the Cult

And so does the target of one. I understand the tendency to excuse the Republicans for a great deal because they are the party of so many people's habitude and rank-and-file members and local elected officials are still our unimpeachable neighbors. That unwillingness to face the new reality is, for...
by alarickc
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Leaving the Cult
Replies: 29
Views: 1003

Re: Leaving the Cult

Even though I buy some of the authors points, I can't say I respect him very much. Through the combo of these two phrases he seems to imply that Christians can not be kind, loving, or intelligent.. " As Sarah Palin would imply, the people who are not Real Americans. Racial minorities. Immigrants. Mu...
by alarickc
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama displays his Bush credentials (yes, again)
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Obama displays his Bush credentials (yes, again)

Social Security and Medicare are frequently mentioned in the same breath, but they are are greatly different in terms of both cost concerns and need for reform. Democrats know that Medicare needs serious fixing; in fact the Affordable Health Care Act will fix a few things if the Republicans don't t...
by alarickc
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama displays his Bush credentials (yes, again)
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Obama displays his Bush credentials (yes, again)

I think that this is a misunderstanding of the Democratic party, which is already a very moderate party with a worried but not very radical left. There is nothing on the left in the US to balance the serious forces on the right. The most liberal Democrats think of nothing more radical than universa...
by alarickc
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama displays his Bush credentials (yes, again)
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Obama displays his Bush credentials (yes, again)

The Republican far right/liberatrian faction/Tea Party has no reason to split because it is, unfortunately, carrying the rest of the party (meaning all the candidate slates and the party structure, if not the voters) along with it. I would also point out that I think there are a growing number of p...
by alarickc
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 230562

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, e

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A cello rock group. Very interesting and very original. I'd recommend looking them up.
by alarickc
Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yet another tone deaf GOPer
Replies: 99
Views: 3225

Re: Yet another tone deaf GOPer

That expresses my thoughts as well. Good to see you posting here and on the music board. Should we call you Alarick? I you wan't my real name you are welcome to use Alaric. I'm glad to be back on, I took leave over the summer and came back to my account being gone. Thankfully Lance got me registere...
by alarickc
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yet another tone deaf GOPer
Replies: 99
Views: 3225

Re: Yet another tone deaf GOPer

I personally believe that we should be allowed to own and maintain firearms( I do not personally). However I do agree that they should be more tightly controlled and licensed. I think it's full within the rights of a person to keep a firearm for the defense of their home and person, but that certain...
by alarickc
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I had to share this
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: I had to share this

Please don't stop sharing! I love Bach and the two videos you posted were both delightful. The trio of voices on that last one was beautiful. :D
by alarickc
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The language of music
Replies: 35
Views: 2256

Re: The language of music

That's essentially the expressive strategy of song and opera; the words convey meaning, to those who understand them, while the music provides emotional and sometimes representational color. I don't see how your idea differs from this in a fundamental way, but maybe I've missed something. It doesn'...
by alarickc
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The language of music
Replies: 35
Views: 2256

Re: The language of music

Ah, yes I could see how that would be an issue. However, what if you used voices in a piece, say one or two thought driven and the rest more traditionally musical. You would have a piece were the majority was traditional music with a digression now and then into poetry. Highlighting the music with t...
by alarickc
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The language of music
Replies: 35
Views: 2256

Re: The language of music

The main interest of an artificial language based on music would probably be musical. Composers might well find the new systematized patterns of tones etc. artistically usable, as they did the system of serial composition invented by Schoenberg. But that's not what you're talking about. You're corr...
by alarickc
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPO musicians suspended in wake of Proms concert disruption
Replies: 72
Views: 3487

Re: Anti-Israel protests disrupt BBC Proms concert

I would agree with others that while protests against the state of Isreal and it's policy's are understandable( in fact I would agree with them) the concert-hall is no place for this sort of thing.
by alarickc
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The language of music
Replies: 35
Views: 2256

Re: The language of music

I think my thoughts were not very clear and for that I apologize. I think it is clear that trying to use exsisting works of music as a language would be next to impossible. But what if you did creat an artificial standard for what certain things in music would mean and create a language, using music...
by alarickc
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The language of music
Replies: 35
Views: 2256

Re: The language of music

I find this topic rather interesting. The use of music as a language would be an interesting one I would think to anyone who has ever closed their eyes at a symphony and let their mind interpret the music as a myriad of emotions and pictures. Surely music speaks to us. I would like to however posit ...
by alarickc
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I had to share this
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: I had to share this

Beautiful, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)
by alarickc
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Internet Radio Classical Stations
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: Internet Radio Classical Stations

I like my local station:http://www.allclassical.org KQAC Portland.
by alarickc
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wallingford Riegger
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Wallingford Riegger

Thanks to all of you for the informative responses. It's sad to discover that such a talented composer's work seems to have been mostly forgotten. Unfortunately it seems like the majority of 20th century composer's works do not get there due. I'll make it a point to snap up a copy of some of those a...
by alarickc
Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wallingford Riegger
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Wallingford Riegger

After listening to his "Dichotomy"on youtube I must say that I'm rather intrigued. I've never heard of him before and am wondering if anyone has some pieces or recordings of him to recommend. The more I hear the more I'm starting to like twelve-tone and serial music. Many thanks, -Alaric :)
by alarickc
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3756
Views: 246277

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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My first purchase in months(finally scraped some funds together) and am greatly looking forward to it! Now to get the money for that Gardiner Mozart Opera set....
by alarickc
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1972379

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Cantatas for Ascension Day BWV:43; 128; 37; &11