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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: 209

"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: 4
Views: 329

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: 874

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: 239

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: 673

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: 2242

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: 536

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: 458

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: 2242

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: 565

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: 27728

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: 801

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: 1497

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: 1427

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: 851

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: 1427

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: 1497

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: 865

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: 1497

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: 354

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: 466

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: 11380

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: 1042

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: 5220

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: 1939730

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: 2796

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: 1939730

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: 1939730

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: 1234

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: 1486

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: 1486

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: 1486

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: 1486

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: 367

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: 560

Re: Who likes Harrison Ford as an actor?

Yes, I did read Hershey's The Child Buyer. Very good, pretty scary story.
by RebLem
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another Beethoven symphony cycle (yawn)
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Another Beethoven symphony cycle (yawn)

If you're curious about Furtwängler's 9th, the wartime Berlin performance is the one to hear, despite less than ideal sound. GHlPC3CAZ20 Furtwangler recorded the Beethoven 9th 3 times during the war, two of them in Berlin. One was on 22-24 March 1942, and the other was on Hitler's birthday, 19 Apri...
by RebLem
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question on getting rid of my classical CDs
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Question on getting rid of my classical CDs

If you want to post it here, or send it by PM to me, I will avidly peruse them and see what I want. Keep in mind, though, I may already have quite a few of the ones you have. You also might want to find a classical music radio station or an NPR station that will play them and just donate them and ta...
by RebLem
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Beethoven's 245th birthday listening project--VOTE

I have decided that next week, in conjunction with Beethoven's 245th birthday, I am going to do a little Beethoven listening @ home, and then report on it. I am going to pick two issues: one of the 4 sets of Beethoven symphonies I have but have not listened to yet, and one of the 5 sets of Beethoven...
by RebLem
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New classical music job pour moi!
Replies: 17
Views: 1417

Re: New classical music job pour moi!

Congratulations! I hope you find your new job fulfilling. Have they done any recordings? Is finding a way for them to make recordings part of your mandate?
by RebLem
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Morton Gould - Complete CSO Recs announced for January, 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Morton Gould - Complete CSO Recs announced for January,

I didn't know Morton Gould conducted enough performances with the CSO to fill up 6 CDs. I knew until now of only one LP--of the Shostakovich 2nd and 3rd symphonies.
by RebLem
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: One of the PARIS TERRORISTS may have been a Syrian Migrant..
Replies: 134
Views: 5539

Re: PARIS TERRORISTS were Syrian Migrants...

If we are going to close our doors to Syrian refugees, we should also pack up the Statue of Liberty and send it back to France with the message that we no longer deserve it and they do.
by RebLem
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1939730

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Here's what I have been listening to lately: 8 CD Brilliant set Rossini: The Five One Act Operas--I Filarmonici di Torino (D 1, 2) English Chamber Orch.(CDs 3-8), Marcello Viotti, cond.--licensed from Claves Records, Switzerland. Singers; Valeria Baiano, sop CD 7 | Maria Bayo, sop CDs 5, 6 | Luca Ca...
by RebLem
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dvorak Symphonies
Replies: 17
Views: 1694

Re: Dvorak Symphonies

I don't have the Neumann or the Belo sets, but my favorite complete set is the one by Kubelik, by far. Other good recordings are the Szell/Cleveland 7,8, and 9 on Sony, anything by Ancerl and Talich, and there's a 6th by Karel Sejna that's really good. My number one favorite 9th, though, is one with...
by RebLem
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1939730

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Since my last report, I have been listening to the following: DGG 477 7948 TT: 63'48--Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin (Tr. 1-7) & cond. (Tr. 1-6), Trondheim Soloists (Tr. 1-6), London Sym. Orch, Valery Gergiev, cond. (Tr. 7) Tr. 1-3......J S Bach: Violin Concerto in A Minor, S 1041 (13'28)--rec. Feb 2007...
by RebLem
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Ivan Moravec 1930-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Pianist Ivan Moravec 1930-2015

The great Czech pianist Ivan Moravec died yesterday, Monday, July 27, 2015 in Prague. In all the obits I read, I found no reference to my favorite Moravec recording: a performance of the Prokofiev First Piano Concerto (the best one ever, IMNSHO) with Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic on a long...
by RebLem
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1939730

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

How tastes differ! :lol: I agree with you on Walter's Mahler IX from 1961: grew up with that recording and have a special relationship with it. I have that same kind of relationship with his Das Lied von der Erde with Mildred Miller and Ernst Haefliger. Just listened to it the other day, and confir...
by RebLem
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1939730

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Since my last report, I have been listening to the following: 7 CD Sony set of all of Bruno Walter's Columbia Mahler recordings: CD 7-- Tr. 1-4......Sym. 1 in D Major "Titan" (50'30)--NYPO, rec. Carnegie Hall 25 Jan 1954. Bruno Walter. NYPO. Carnegie Hall. Mahler. That's a pretty heady mixture of co...
by RebLem
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Decca's Scriabin's Complete Works on Decca ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1521

Re: Decca's Scriabin's Complete Works on Decca ...

I'm surprised more people didn't comment on this SCRIABIN box. Does the composer fit into your listening habits much? I have very much enjoyed picking through this-and-that in the box. I have it. I haven't listened to any of it yet, and its at the bottom of one of the tallest of my seven stacks of ...