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by RebLem
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: What I listened to today

What a wonderful listening program. I'm keen to know what you think about Pollini's late Beethoven sonatas as they're quite different from the Brendel and Kovacevich which I also have. His "Hammerklavier" is quite granitic in the first and last movements, but perhaps you don't have that in your CD ...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: What I listened to today

​ Here's what I have been listening to for the last few days:   1. CD 31 in the 32 CD Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music cycle of some of Haydn's symphonies. This one has two of the London Symphonies, 94 "Surprise," and 96 "Miracle."   2. Johann von Herbeck (1831-1877): Great Mass in E Mi...
by RebLem
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: What I listened to today

​No, Len, you didn't offend me. Its just that I am not quite sure what caused the nosebleeds. But, since, I have been doing some listening, and here is my little report on what I have been listening to lately. I have eight stacks of CDs on top of a cabinet. New ones I haven't listened to yet. So, th...
by RebLem
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: What I listened to today

I​ have been suffering from frequent nosebleeds--at least once a day, sometimes twice, even thrice a day for ten days or so before last Friday. Finally, on Friday, it just got too bad, so I called 911 and got an ambulance which took me to Presbyterian Hospital, which is the best hospital in Albuquer...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Brings Together Opera and the Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Brings Together Opera and the Movies

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been doing a series on film music, with the music tracks deleted from the films, and with the accompaniement provided by the CSO. I think some other orchestras are doing the same thing. I had a friend a long time ago who was a violinist in the CSO. He made the comm...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: What I listened to today

Lately I've been listening to some things borrowed from my local library on interloan . You can reserve anything from any of the Westchester country libraries , books, magazines, CDs and DVDs on line at your local library website within the country , and it comes to your library within about a week...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: What I listened to today

​ Today, Monday, Nov. 6, I listened to the following: 1. CD 27 in the 32 CD box of Christopher Hogwood's partial set of Haydn Symphonies. Hear #s 67 & 68. 2. CD 7 of 8 in the Maurizio Pollini set of th Beethoven piano sonatas: #s 27, 28, and 29, the Hammerklavier. 3. Two short, one act operas by neg...
by RebLem
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: What I listened to today

​Today, Sunday, I listed to a lot of CDs. 1) Haydn Symphonies 61, 66, & 69 from the Hogwood collection, 2) CD 6 of 8 in the Maurizio Pollini set of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas, beginning with the Waldstein, 3) A Simon Rattle CD with the City of Birmingham Symphony & Chorus featuring three choral wor...
by RebLem
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 20
Views: 476

What I listened to today

​Spent most of the afternoon and evening today (Saturday the 4th) listening to classical music--a CD of Haydn symphonies from the Christopher Hogwood set, a 2 CD set of Britten's opera GLORIANA, a Ferenc Fricsay recording of the Dvorak New World Symphony and two excerpts from Smetana's Ma Vlast, a C...
by RebLem
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1262

Re: The Reformation

So, what date would they like? Luther's dob, the date of his posting of the 99 Theses, the date of his excommunication from the Catholic Church in 1522 by the Diet of Worms, the date of his marriage to Catherine, with which he violated his previous vow of chastity, or perhaps the date in the 1540's ...
by RebLem
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World Series Games 7
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: World Series Games 7

I'm glad Houston won. They have never won before, and Houston has had a run of bad luck lately, and the folk there really need a win.
by RebLem
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 75th Birthday, Robert Baker!
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Happy 75th Birthday, Robert Baker!

Thank you for wishing me well. I have two small bags of coffee on hand at present. One is oftrditional New Mexico pinon coffee, and the other is a Starbucks Single Origin bag of coffee from East Timor. The East Timorese have gone through a great deal of suffering in recent years, and I wanted to sup...
by RebLem
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The crisis is upon us
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: The crisis is upon us

I think N Korea can be managed because Kim Jong Un really has no territorial ambitions. He just wants to stay securely as dictator of N Korea. He thinks he needs a nuclear deterrent to guarantee that, and when you consider what happened to Gadaffi when he finally gave up his nuclear ambitions, who c...
by RebLem
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 75th Birthday, Robert Baker!
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Happy 75th Birthday, Robert Baker!

Thank you both for your birthday wishes here and on Facebook, where I already have 47 well-wishers as of noon today. My cup runneth over. TY all.
by RebLem
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Professor" Irwin Corey died at 102 Feb 7, 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 374

"Professor" Irwin Corey died at 102 Feb 7, 2017

​ Here's a February 7, 2017 obit which I missed at the time. "Professor" Irwin Cory dies at 102. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/arts/irwin-corey-comedian-and-foremost-authority-dies-at-102.html?smid=fb-share ​ Corey was one of the stars in a brief series called DOC which lasted only a little mor...
by RebLem
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The crisis is upon us
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: The crisis is upon us

Most people here, barney, think N Korea will be managed. I am far more worried about something else: the need to raise the debt ceiling. Republicons don't like to do that, but most of them in Congress know it needs to be done. Its not a certainty that DJT has figured that out. Many here feel he does...
by RebLem
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Doubly Glorious Heavenly Birthday
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: A Doubly Glorious Heavenly Birthday

Bach was heavily influenced by Dietrich Buxtehude. From Wikipedia: ​In 1705, J.S. Bach, then a young man of twenty, walked from Arnstadt to Lübeck, a distance of more than 400 kilometres (250 mi), and stayed nearly three months to hear the Abendmusik, meet the pre-eminent Lübeck organist, hear him p...
by RebLem
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Governor!
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: My Governor!

Oh, that poor horse! He ought to be arrested for animal cruelty.
by RebLem
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Andre Cluytens Box
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Andre Cluytens Box

The Oistrakh/Cluytens LP of the Beethoven Violin Concerto was my first recording of that work. Its the one I learned the concerto from. Its still a very good performance, but no longer my favorite. That would be the Grumiaux/Galleira recording. My number one favorite recording, though, was his recor...
by RebLem
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klaus Tennstedt
Replies: 43
Views: 3068

Re: Klaus Tennstedt

Thanks for this!! I've passed it on to my friend who is a trombonist as I'm sure he'll also be interested in the symphony for concert band!! Last week we had at our music appreciation group a fellow who is a conductor/musician (and Major) in the Australian Army Band; I was amazed at the sophisticat...
by RebLem
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Computer help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Computer help needed

One reason you might have that problem is if you've tried to login repeatedly with a mistaken password. This protects you from hackers who try to access your account with various possible passwords, a form of identity theft. I suggest that the next time you login successfully, you save the user ID ...
by RebLem
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. 😉 The officer with a Russian name once mentioned an old lady from LENINGRAD. What is Leningrad? . Yes, and all the displays ...
by RebLem
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klaus Tennstedt
Replies: 43
Views: 3068

Re: Klaus Tennstedt

To Tennstedt's credit, tho - he did a marvelous Bruckner #7 with Chicago - [archival set - CSO in 20th Century] really first rate, one of the greatest I've ever heard....really impassioned - great surges of sound, and powerful long lines - the great Adagio is the finest I've ever heard, with a shat...
by RebLem
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:

Copland developed dementia in his later years. He described the decision to stop composing as "it was like a spigot had been turned off". He was increasingly in demand as a conductor of his own works, and that's what occupied him in the later years. I have a hypothesis about this. I think Copland r...
by RebLem
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I bought/ordered/got in the mail today
Replies: 156
Views: 28564

Re: What I bought/ordered/got in the mail today

Arrived today, Monday, February 6, 2017: 1) Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9--Christopher Hogwood, cond ASMF.(5 CDs) 2) Prokofiev: Symphonies 1-7--Gennady Roshdestvensky, Moscow RSO. (3 CDs) 3) Shostakovich: Piano Concerti 1 & 2; Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57-- London Phil (Pcs), Vladimir Jurowski, cond...
by RebLem
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norrigton's Beethoven
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Norrigton's Beethoven

I just finished listening to a relatively new cycle of the Beethoven Symphonies recorded live in concert in 2002 by the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, its music director. It has been issued on the hanssler label. I found most of the performances disappoi...
by RebLem
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The electoral college vote
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: The electoral college vote

Michael Moore says that about 90,000 Michiganders (he is from Flint, Mich) voted DEM in the down-ballot races, but left the presidency blank on their ballots. I think Hillary has always been a poor politician. She is a dedicated public servant--she did good work as Sec of State, in the Senate, and a...
by RebLem
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What recordings would you LIKE to see happen in 2017?
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: What recordings would you LIKE to see happen in 2017?

So, of the world's most famous historical artists, is there any soloist, singer, or conductor you believe may NOT have had good reissue success? Immediately, now, having survived going forward into 2017, I think of Serge Koussevitzky and a release of all his recordings made for RCA Victor. Probably...
by RebLem
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A very Happy New Year, CMGers!
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: A very Happy New Year, CMGers!

Yes, a new year is upon us. I can't complain too much about 2016, but it is hopeful we are going to have a peaceful, happy and very musical year for all of us in 2017. Thank you for being a part of CMG and hope that we can add to our people list at CMG. We all need to keep our favourite music alive...
by RebLem
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What recordings would you LIKE to see happen in 2017?
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: What recordings would you LIKE to see happen in 2017?

Back in the Seventies, after George Szell's death, Pierre Boulez was musical advisor and principal conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, though never Musical Director. During that period, he did a complete Schubert symphony cycle which got rave reviews. The tapes are still around. I would like to ha...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The electoral college vote
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: The electoral college vote

Counties don't count, as of course you know. The population of Los Angeles County is 10,170,292; that of Loving, King, and Kenedy Counties, Texas, is a grand total of 801. And your Democratic friend's anecdote merely shows how irrational voters can be - which after last November, we already know an...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 8 Hottest American Dining Trends of 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: 8 Hottest American Dining Trends of 2016

Around Albuquerque, the food trends over the last decade has been toward more Asian food other than Chinese. Lots of Indian, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese places. Barbecue is always big here, and the Korean restaurants, especially, have added some twists to it. I saw Carla Hall on THE CHEW a couple o...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The electoral college vote
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: The electoral college vote

I heard a startling statistic the other day. Although she won more votes than Donnie Little Hands, Hillary Clinton won only 16% of the counties in the US. Not what anyone would call a broad base of support. Let me tell you a true story from my college days in rural Missouri in the 1960's. One of my ...
by RebLem
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What's up with Donnie Drumpf?
Replies: 0
Views: 404

What's up with Donnie Drumpf?

WHY IS TRUMP DOING THIS (i.e., blowing up the Republicon Party)? Donnie Drumpf was one of the original birthers. He challenged BHO to provide his original birth certificate. Finally, Obama got tired of it and published his original birth certificate--in the week before the 20011 White House Correspo...
by RebLem
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ronald Reagan in his finest moment
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Ronald Reagan in his finest moment

His finest moment? Well, he didn't embarrass himself here, but how were any of his moments here fine? I watched the whole thing, and could find nothing particularly fine or remarkable in any way.
by RebLem
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Running EM Thread [nee Buxtehude fans]
Replies: 102
Views: 11751

Re: The Running EM Thread [nee Buxtehude fans]

I am reviving this thread to let you know that the Ton Koopman Complete Buxtehude ($298.04 from Overstock.com via Google Shopping) arrived @ my house today. Haven't listened to any of it yet, but the way it is organized, or rather disorganized, is worthy of note. The box has one DVD and 29 CDs. The ...
by RebLem
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

I hope you had a great birthday, Lance.
by RebLem
Sun May 29, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another Big Faux Pas at KUSC-FM
Replies: 81
Views: 5767

Re: Another Big Faux Pas at KUSC-FM

I wish this site had a LIKE button, as Facebook does.
by RebLem
Sun May 29, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1997418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

What I have been listening to lately: 10 CD Sony set of all James Levine's commercial Mahler recordings for RCA. Sym 1 in D Major "Titan" (55'29)--London Sym Orch, rec.1974--CD 1, Tr. 1-4 Words that describe this performance: MOR. Enthusiastic. Energetic. Vital. And most of all, sure-footed. Levine ...
by RebLem
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 3180

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

rwetmore wrote:Wow, shocking news. He was about the only one who actually upheld the constitution.
Blah, blah, foo.
by RebLem
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1997418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

8 CD Decca set 478 2364 Brla Bartok: Complete Solo Piano Works--Zoltan Kocsis, piano--rec. Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg. CD 1--(54'03)--rec. Sep 1991 Tr. 1-14......14 Bagatelles, Op. 6, BB 50, Sz. 38 (28'46) Tr. 15-16....2 Elegies, Op. 8b, BB 49, Sz. 41 (14'41) Tr. 17-22....4 Romantic Folk Dances,...
by RebLem
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1997418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

10 CD Brilliant Classics set--Mendelssohn (1810-47): Complete Chamber Music CD 1--Violin Sonatas--Joan Berkhemer, violin, Kyoko Hashimoto, piano, rec. June, 2002 Doopsgezinde Remonstrantse Tr. 1-3.....Violin Sonata in F Major (1838) (23'15) Tr. 4-5.....Violin Sonata in F Major (1820) (16'00) Tr. 7-9...
by RebLem
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kurt Masur dies at 88
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Kurt Masur dies at 88

I attended only one Masur concert. It was at Ravinia, the summer home of the CSO, and they did Beethoven 9 and the Choral Fantasy. I have forgotten who the soloists were. They were good, but not memorable performances. I always found him a lackluster conductor except in Mendelssohn with the Gewandha...
by RebLem
Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

Re: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE

Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (9)--Wolfgang Sawallisch, cond., Concertgebouw Orch., Amsterdam, in the Concertrgebouw 1991-3--5 CD set from Brilliant Classics, lic. from EMI. CD 1 (TT: 77'17)--rec. 1993 Tr. 1-4 Symphony 1 in C Major, Op. 21 (27'37)-- 1 (9'08), 2 (8'48), 3 (3'33), 4 (6'01). Tr. 5-8 S...
by RebLem
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

Re: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE

Sorry, folks, but I am going to have to go one more day on this project. I have listened to the first three discs of the Sawallisch set. So far, I find that the Eroica and the Allegretto of the 7th are big disappointments, but the rest are pretty good. I have yet to listen to Symphones 5, 6, and 9. ...
by RebLem
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

Re: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE

I have listened to the first three CDs in the Fleisher/Szell set, which means all the Beethoven concerti plus the Mozart 25. Finished up just before coming to the computer to post. I am going to dispense with my usual headnotes on this, as I am sure all of you are familiar with these performances or...
by RebLem
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

Re: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE

I've decided on what seems to me the favorites here--Fleischer/Szell and Sawallisch. I listened to all of the first three concerti today, plus the first two movements of the 4th before the GOPer debate started. I hope to finish the Beethoven concerti and maybe throw in the Mozart too, before this da...
by RebLem
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I've Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: I've Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Vi

So, I guess you want to give up on American agriculture, which depends on Mexican field hands to harvest crops. That';s nice--where we gonna get our food? Import it from Canada and Mexico? And, of course, we might as well forget about ever bidding on the Olympics and any World Cup or any other inter...
by RebLem
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who likes Harrison Ford as an actor?
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Who likes Harrison Ford as an actor?

Yes, I did read Hershey's The Child Buyer. Very good, pretty scary story.