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by RebLem
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My clothes dryer plays Schubert
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: My clothes dryer plays Schubert

I've always wanted a doorbell that played the trumpet fanfare at the beginning of the last movement of the Dvorak 8th Symphony.
by RebLem
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aretha Nessun Dorma
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

I found 3 Nessun Dormas sung by Aretha Franklin on YouTube. IMHO, this is by far the best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvJpxkinkPg
by RebLem
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Make room for the Andre Previn megabox come November
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Make room for the Andre Previn megabox come November

The only Previn recording I don't have on CD that I want is his EMI recording of the Bartok VC 2 (1938) with Itzhak Perlman and the LSO. I think its the greatest performance of this work ever recorded. I have the LP, but it is currently only available on CD as part of a BIG LSO multi-conductor megab...
by RebLem
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Go Omarosa Go
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Go Omarosa Go

It just occurred to me that only two people are even playing the same game as Donald Trump--Omarosa Manigault Newman and Michael Avenatti. Those three are playing chess. Everyone else is playing checkers.
by RebLem
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Make room for the Andre Previn megabox come November
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Make room for the Andre Previn megabox come November

John F wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Did Previn record any music from before the mid-19th century, and is it any good? All I've heard is late 19th to 20th century.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvU5OGdVFNc
by RebLem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The greatest quiz show upset of all time
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: The greatest quiz show upset of all time

I believe that was Walter Kaufmann, with two n's rather than one. At least it is if it was the same historian of philosophy who rehabilitated Nietzsche in the 1950's.
by RebLem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Go Omarosa Go
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Go Omarosa Go

They deserve each other. Most of us don't deserve them. WE are the victims, not Omarosa or John Kelly.
by RebLem
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steinway for sale?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Steinway for sale?

Lance wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:43 pm
I cannot say very much good about Korean pianos either. Most tuner-technicians would agree.
RebLem wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:57 am
If they want to take profits, couldn't they at least find a S Korean to buy it?
My point is if a Korean bought it, it would at least be owned by someone in a democratic country.
by RebLem
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steinway for sale?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Steinway for sale?

If they want to take profits, couldn't they at least find a S Korean to buy it?
by RebLem
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Voices PBS Great Performances
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Chicago Voices PBS Great Performances

You might want to check out Music of the Baroque.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_ ... e,_Chicago
by RebLem
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Disgrace
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Disgrace

And he's also against allowing naturalized citizens to sponsor members of their extended families for entry and citizenship. People who have had three different sets of inlaws are not people who value extended families. But such people have no idea about the sensibilities of normal, decent people.
by RebLem
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”
Replies: 23
Views: 316

Re: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”

I remember once in the 1970's, the Chicago public school system cut back on its music programs to save money. They had hearings beforehand with citizens allowed two minutes apiece to say what they had to say. One man in line was offered a chance to jump ahead of everyone by everyone ahead of him, bu...
by RebLem
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”
Replies: 23
Views: 316

Re: @TheDickCavett A:"Imagine Donald Trump’s library." B:"You’d have to.”

I remember once Cavett had Benny Goodman on the show, who seemed unaware of the fact that his fly was open. So Cavett said to him, "Please stand up with me, and turn your back to the camera." Cavett joined him in this, and Goodman stood, and turned his back. Then Cavett said, "Now, I'm not going to ...
by RebLem
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3905
Views: 465327

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

​ Two boxes of CDs magically arrived on my doorstep today, Monday, 6 AUG 2018.   One box is from Berkshire Record Outlet and consists of 5 CDs. The first 3 are separate CDs, not in a box, but parts of a series, The African American Symphonic Series, Volumes 1-3 on Cedille Reocrds featuring Paul Free...
by RebLem
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dvorak Symphonies 7, 8 and 9
Replies: 17
Views: 406

Re: Dvorak Symphonies 7, 8 and 9

I recommend multiple recordings of these works. One essential set is the Szell/Cleveland set of all three. He re-recorded the 8th for EMI, but I don't like it as much. Belohlavek and the Czech Phil are good. My personal favorite 9th I one by Zdenek Macal and the London Phil on the mid=price Classics...
by RebLem
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3905
Views: 465327

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

​ As yoiu can see, I have taken a hiatus from listening to music. So, what else did I do? Why, I ordered more CDs, from Berkshire Record outlet, which arrived on my doorstep yesterday.They represent the work of two conductors--Bruno Walter and George Szell.   One of the two Bruno Walter issues is a ...
by RebLem
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

Sexual assault has been common in the classical music world since the beginning of time, as in all fields where there is inequality of power. From personal experience,I can say that it happens to both sexes. And yes, I was propositioned by my male voice teacher when I was in high school. My reactio...
by RebLem
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Top orchestras
Replies: 37
Views: 1321

Re: Top orchestras

Well, thanks for posting that: I had not heard it before. Frankly, I found the performance embarrassing and exhilarating at the same time. Star though Dudamel may be, this over the top reading was frustrating to me in his use of tempo, while exhilarating in its passion in the final movement. 1) The...
by RebLem
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Top orchestras
Replies: 37
Views: 1321

Re: Top orchestras

If you have not heard it already, I urge you to listen to Gustavo Dudamel's performance of the Mahler Resurrection @ the BBC Proms. The orchestra is the Simon Bolivar Orchestra from Venezuela, but the soloists and chorus are British. They go well together, and its actually one of the better Mahler 2...
by RebLem
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Queen's Handbag
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: The Queen's Handbag

The final indignity, though, was the royal couple's introduction over the PA system. The guy got the Queen right, but then he said "and his royal highness, the Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh." That is also correct, but he pronounced it Eddin-berg instead of the correct way. Perhaps he was a S...
by RebLem
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ralph Michael Stein
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: Ralph Michael Stein

This sounds rather like a comment from my late father-in-law..."a lot of people have died today who haven't died before". My son and daughter-in-law arrived in LA 12 hours ago and say the direct flight was 'survivable' (in Premium Economy on the A380). 14 hours. Same as Dubai to Sydney. Do-able. So...
by RebLem
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Top orchestras
Replies: 37
Views: 1321

Re: Top orchestras

In my own case it was the experience of hearing most of the world's 'great' orchestras and being intrigued about what makes an orchestra 'great'. An interesting topic for discussion. Here are a few possible reasons, in no particular order. Money. Hiring the best players, often away from other orche...
by RebLem
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3905
Views: 465327

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

maestrob wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:04 pm
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Martyn Brabbins is a British conductor that has so far flown under my radar.
He also recorded the best, by far, recording of Havegal Brian's Gothic Symphony. You might want to take a look at that.
by RebLem
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

No, no explanation or rationale is given for the exclusion of the Amen Chorus. I own the following Messiah's beside the Dean and Mackerras: Cleobury, C. Davis, Jacobs, Marriner, McGegan, Pinnock, Sargent, and Solti. The Dean is the only one without an Amen Chorus.
by RebLem
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Sunday, 15 JUL 2018, I listened to 3 CDs.   1) Frank Bridge (1879-1941): |Tr. 1. Dance Rhapsody for orchestra, H84 (1908) (19'16) |Tr. 2-6. Five Entr'actes, H. 95 (1910), for the play "Two Hunchbacks," by Emile Cammaerts (1878-1953) (12'05) |Tr. 7. Dance Poem for orchestra, H. 111 (1913) (13'48...
by RebLem
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Saturday, 14 JUL 2018, I listened to 3 CDs.   1) Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Sonate da Chiesa a tre, Op. 5, 10-12. (1689) |Tr. 1-4. # 10 in A Minor (4'41) |Tr. 5-8. # 11 in G Minor (5'50) |Tr. 9-13. #12 in A Major (8'19) ||Sonate da Chiesa a tre, Op. 4 (1694) #s 1-6. |Tr. 14-17. #1 in C Majo...
by RebLem
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Top orchestras
Replies: 37
Views: 1321

Re: Top orchestras

Perhaps I should re-evaluate my position on the VPO. I have not until now for several reasons. I do know that no one who was in the orchestra before the surrender of Germany in WWII is still in the orchestra, of course. But it appears that some (I know not how many) are still sympathetic to that cau...
by RebLem
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Top orchestras
Replies: 37
Views: 1321

Re: Top orchestras

1. Chicago Symphony 2. London Symphony 3. Concertgebouw Orchestra 4. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 5. St Petersburg Philharmonic 6. Berlin Philharmonic The Vienna Phil has too many unreconstructed Nazis for me to vote for them. When a Bernstein rehearsal of a Mahler symphony ended once, an orchestra ...
by RebLem
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Doctor Atomic Article NYTimes Santa Fe Opera
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Doctor Atomic Article NYTimes Santa Fe Opera

A much longer article with essentially the same information as this appears in the current issue of Local Flavor, a food and arts weekly here in New Mexico. Actually, we have two national labs here--LANL and Sandia National Lab at Kirtland AFB here in Albuquerque. The Sandia Mountains east of Albuqu...
by RebLem
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strange - at Best Buy!
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: Strange - at Best Buy!

The ULINE catalog is an excellent source for CD jewel cases. That's where I get mine. ​https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=jmc8W7_5Noms8APE-4iYDw&q=ULINE+catalogue+CD+jewel+cases&oq=ULINE+catalogue+CD+jewel+cases&gs_l=psy-ab.12...4903.31505.0.35146.36.31.1.4.4.0.236.3970.2j26j2.30.0....0...1c...
by RebLem
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87
Replies: 30
Views: 7686

Re: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87

I did not mean to suggest that someone at Google was deliberately sabotaging CMG as part of his job at the direction of his supervisors. I was suggesting that some rogue miscreant there might be engaged in some unsanctioned mischief-making activity.
by RebLem
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87
Replies: 30
Views: 7686

Re: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87

Now, the posting times listed here in this thread say I was 6th. Actually, I was the first. What evidence do I have? I posted here a minute before or a minute after I did at Good-Music-Guide, where my post is still first in the thread headlined Gennady Rozhdestvensky, R.I.P., on page two of the Gene...
by RebLem
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A slogan instead of a policy
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: A slogan instead of a policy

So maybe we should abolish the FBI and figure out all the laws the FBI enforces and create a different agency for the enforcement of each law? Why should the immigration law have its own enforcement agency? No one is suggesting that immigration laws not be enforced. Just that when we have a particul...
by RebLem
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87
Replies: 30
Views: 7686

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

If you look at the sixth post down in this thread, you will find a post by yours truly which was originally the first post in the thread. It also had a link to a gramophone obit @ ​https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/the-conductor-gennady-rozhdestvensky-has-died For some reason, that l...
by RebLem
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Saturday, 30 JUNE 2018, I listened to 2 CDs.   1. Boris Tischenko (1939-2010): Beatrice, a Choreo-symphonic cycle of 5 symphonies, (1998–2005), Op. 123: |Tr. 1. Dante Symphony 3 "Inferno" (2001) (39'33) |Tr. 2. Dante Symphony 5 "Paradise" (2005) (33'41)--Nikolai Alekseev, cond., St Petersburg P...
by RebLem
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 47
Views: 11009

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Yesterday I was substituting for a social studies teacher. Exams are over and most classes are killing time until the literal end of the school year, which invites worst expectations regarding behavior for a sub. But I've gotten pretty good at this, and with basically good kids things rarely go wro...
by RebLem
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3905
Views: 465327

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

This afternoon, I received a package from Albany Music, which now provides shipping services for Berkshire Record Outlet. Its 5 CDs of music by Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915), which exactly doubles the size of my Taneyev collection. 1. A NAXOS CD featuring Ivan Peshkov, violin, and Olga Solovieva, piano...
by RebLem
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3905
Views: 465327

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

I've always found it interesting how often very important Soviet composers also wrote for film. Do you suppose they were expected to do this by the state for films which had propagandistic value? When composers were on the outs with the Stalinists, film work was often the only work they could get. ...
by RebLem
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation
Replies: 3
Views: 2428

Re: Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation

Has this student been associated with anti-Semitism in the past? I have seen this quote before, posted by good, decent people as a warning of how evil forces take control of a country.
by RebLem
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Sunday, 17 JUNE 2018, I listened to 4 CDs.   1) CD 24 of the 24 CD set entitled "Gary Graffman: The Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection." It consists of 18 tracks of music from the Woody Allen film MANHATTAN, all by George Gershwin (1898-1937). The album notes credit Zubin Mehta as the con...
by RebLem
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87
Replies: 30
Views: 7686

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestevsky dies at 88

I remember attending a memorable Chicago Symphony concert where Rozhdestvensky did an all-Prokofiev concert--Chout & Alexander Nevsky with, of course, the magnificent CSO Chorus. One thing unusual about him--he conducted without a podium because he didn't want to be standing over the other musicians...
by RebLem
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, 15 JUNE 2018, I listened to 2 CDs.   1) Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Sonate da Chiesa a tre, Op. 3, #s 1-9: |Tr. 1-4. 1 in F Major (6'49) |Tr. 5-8. 2 in D Major (7'58) |Tr. 9-12. 3 in B Flat Major (6'15) |Tr. 13-16. 4 in B Minor (7'43) |Tr. 17-20. 5 in D Minor (6'34) |Tr. 21-24. 6 in ...
by RebLem
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A live Bruckner 5th
Replies: 5
Views: 4722

Re: A live Bruckner 5th

My favorite Bruckners are the Klemperer 4, 5, 6, 7, & 9, but the 8th is horrible. I have another favorite of the Fifth by Furtwangler and the Berlin Philharmonic--a live performance from Sunday, 25 OCT 1942, the date of my birth!
by RebLem
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror
Replies: 10
Views: 4385

Re: Anthony Bourdain dead at 61--shock and horror

I loved Bourdain's shows. My favorites were a couple he did in recent years about Colombia, in which he told us of how society and the food scene has changed there since the end of the drug war and the negotiated peace between the government and the cartels.
by RebLem
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A President with the guts to stand up to Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: A President with the guts to stand up to Canada

About time! But I don't understand our tariff on Canadian dairy products. As far as I know, the only dairy product we get from Canada is Black Diamond Cheddar cheese. Also, put a tariff on Red Oval Farms sesame crackers. The quality of them has declined precipitously since Trudeau took over. They no...
by RebLem
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Wednesday, 13 JUNE 2018, I listened to one CD.   CD 6 of 7 in an RCA set titled "Van Cliburn plays Great Piano Concertos." |Tr. 1-3. L.V. Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Concerto 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (33'49)--Fritz Reiner, cond., Chicago Symphony Orch., rec. 1963. |Tr. 4-6. Franz Liszt (1811-86): ...
by RebLem
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

On Sunday, 10 JUN 2018, I listened to 2 CDs. 1) Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-87): The Four Symphonies |CD 1, Tr. 1-2. Symphony 1 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 18 (1932) (19'30) |Tr. 3-5. Symphony 2 in C Minor, Op. 19 (1934) (25'37) |CD 2, Tr. 1-2. Symphony 3 in B Flat Minor, Op. 22 for orchestra and mixed chorus...
by RebLem
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart PC's 12, 13 redux
Replies: 8
Views: 5894

Re: Mozart PC's 12, 13 redux

My favorite Mozart Piano Concerto slow movement is the one from # 17, K. 453. Either Casadesus/Szell or P. Serkin/Schneider. I've never thought about eats to go with it, but now that you mention it, some creamy tomato soup with some milk in it, a few crackers with a sharp cheddar cheese spread, and ...
by RebLem
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 471
Views: 114953

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, 8 JUN 2018, I listened to 2 CD.   1) Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915): Tr. 1-9. Cantata 2, Op. 36 "At the Reading of a Psalm" (69'01)--Mikhail Pletnev, cond., Russian National Orch., St Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir, Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College. Lolita Semenina, soprano,...