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by Teresa B
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)

Hello All, I have not been to CMG in quite some time--just too many other things going on, I suppose. Some of you know me. I was one of Agnes's best friends here on CMG, and I thought of her as my "Aussie Mum". She and I began an email correspondence on a regular basis that lasted more than 15 years...
by Teresa B
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barack and very pretty Kamala
Replies: 37
Views: 1235

Re: Barack and very pretty Kamala

No, John. There are currently several other women serving as state attorney general, including in Maine. Here is Florida's: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Bondi_bio_photo.jpg/600px-Bondi_bio_photo.jpg I bet she ain't too happy with Barack's comment! That would be because Pam Bo...
by Teresa B
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Agnes Selby!
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Happy Birthday, Agnes Selby!

Dear Agnes, Let me add my bestest HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes! And of course many, many vibes for good health! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0010.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0010.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0010.gif Love,...
by Teresa B
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ethics - is it all relative?
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Ethics - is it all relative?

John (jbuck), the Ten C's may be "ten"gential, but I always get irritated by comments that our current laws are built on them. In any case, the malleability of ethics/morals doesn't surprise me. I recently read a book that brings up many of those moral dilemmas mentioned in this article--"The Righte...
by Teresa B
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Werner Isler on CMG, some interesting facts
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Werner Isler on CMG, some interesting facts

I will add my compliments to a well-deserved list for Werner. I will say again, I am sad that I never got to meet him in person. I had planned to attend the CMG meet-up in NY a few years back, and ended up not getting there due to flight cancellations from inclement weather between here and there. M...
by Teresa B
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Werner Isler February 9th, 1922 - March 15th, 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1197

Re: Werner Isler February 9th, 1922 - March 15th, 2013

Don,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences...I admired Werner tremendously, and truly regret having not had the chance to meet him in person.
~ Teresa
by Teresa B
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Portman: when the personal becomes political
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Portman: when the personal becomes political

I'm listening to the logic, to the explanations -- when it hits you personally, like a gay son, it's a powerful means of political evolution -- and disagree totally. Portman's message is utterly self serving! Can there not be a bigger political vision than what happens to you?! What next? Your daug...
by Teresa B
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does CMG like Schubert's piano music?
Replies: 47
Views: 1302

Re: Does CMG like Schubert's piano music?

Well, thank you, JBuck. Sorry, though, that you and Teresa are not convinced, as I am, that his sonatas are great and important works, often even more so than his wonderful, better known short works. Hi Don, Sorry 'bout that! Needless to say, your lovely renditions of Schubert have nought to do wit...
by Teresa B
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Your ancestral roots before North America?
Replies: 31
Views: 956

Re: Your ancestral roots before North America?

Well, my actual last name is "Pullara"--Sicilian, can't deny it because my grandparents came from there! Mom's side was named "Crowther" which supposedly is from the British isles, and perhaps derived from musicians (big shock!) who played the Welsh instrument called the "crwth". :) A perfect match...
by Teresa B
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does CMG like Schubert's piano music?
Replies: 47
Views: 1302

Re: Does CMG like Schubert's piano music?

Never have been a huge fan of his sonatas. I am fond of the short pieces such as the Impromptus and Moments Musicaux.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Your ancestral roots before North America?
Replies: 31
Views: 956

Re: Your ancestral roots before North America?

Well, my actual last name is "Pullara"--Sicilian, can't deny it because my grandparents came from there! Mom's side was named "Crowther" which supposedly is from the British isles, and perhaps derived from musicians (big shock!) who played the Welsh instrument called the "crwth". :)

Teresa
by Teresa B
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy 91st Birthday - WERNER ISLER!
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Happy 91st Birthday - WERNER ISLER!

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Werner!!!
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Teresa
by Teresa B
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz's piano is "on tour." Is this normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Horowitz's piano is "on tour." Is this normal?

Yep...I actually played Horowitz's piano here in the Tampa area, as it came here to the local Steinway dealer some years ago. I found it totally unremarkable, and prefer the action and feel of my own piano. (I suspect the old saw about there being no bad pianos, only bad pianists, also has some app...
by Teresa B
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz's piano is "on tour." Is this normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Horowitz's piano is "on tour." Is this normal?

Yep...I actually played Horowitz's piano here in the Tampa area, as it came here to the local Steinway dealer some years ago. I found it totally unremarkable, and prefer the action and feel of my own piano. (I suspect the old saw about there being no bad pianos, only bad pianists, also has some appl...
by Teresa B
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My page-turning stories
Replies: 26
Views: 1112

Re: I'm turning pages for Yo Yo Ma's recital tonight

Very cool! One thing about turning pages for these great players, it may be a little nerve-wracking, but you can usually follow them well! I had the (dis)pleasure of turning pages last summer at the chamber music workshop in Virginia for a god-awful pianist who was playing something , but it didn't ...
by Teresa B
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: A Cautionary Tale

I second the welcome back! I am so glad you got the surgery in time. It sounds like you had one foot on the proverbial banana peel. Many people let symptoms go unchecked for various reasons--they are in denial (like you were), or they think they can't afford to go to the doctor, or they are afraid o...
by Teresa B
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Werner Isler in Hospital/Rehab
Replies: 30
Views: 1445

Re: Werner Isler in Hospital/Rehab

Many hugs and wishes for a complete recovery for Werner.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What the Hell Is an 'Assault Weapon'?
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: What the Hell Is an 'Assault Weapon'?

Here's a quote from an article in Slate.com.. " In Australia, a shooting massacre in 1996 prompted the government to ban the sale of semiautomatic eapons , buy back those in circulation ,and require gun purchasers to register all weapons under their own names. Gun deaths there dropped 59 % over the...
by Teresa B
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Massacres
Replies: 175
Views: 16148

Re: American Massacres

Just a thought--the total nuts who have flocked to buy guns because they think they are going to need them to defend themselves against their own government (or the U.N., whatever)--do they realize they are merely pawns in the tremendous money game played by the NRA and the gun manufacturers? The mo...
by Teresa B
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Playing from Memory: Tommasini
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Playing from Memory: Tommasini

As the Times article mentions, Andras Schiff recently played both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier from memory in Carnegie Hall. I consider that a remarkable feat. I have been playing some of the much simpler two-part inventions for nearly 60 years and I still couldn't reliably play them from mem...
by Teresa B
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Massacres
Replies: 175
Views: 16148

Re: American Massacres

...Not to mention, mass shootings are only part of the tragedy of gun-related killings in the country every year. They are, however, a wake-up call to stimulate some action to limit gun violence.
by Teresa B
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday Cliftwood!
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Happy Birthday Cliftwood!

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Harris!
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Teresa
by Teresa B
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Playing from Memory: Tommasini
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Playing from Memory: Tommasini

I have no problems with artists using sheet music in performance. I mean really, chamber players are expected to have their parts in front of them--what's the big deal over a soloist using a score (or part)? As a sometime pianist, I had trouble from day one due to stage fright. I could memorize reas...
by Teresa B
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: YOU ARE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: YOU ARE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

One thing that is rigorously taught in the armed forces, religious institutions and the Scout Movt is that a leader is responsible for the actions of those whom he commands. A leader who does not control his followers does not deserve to be called a leader. What on earth can you be talking about? D...
by Teresa B
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: YOU ARE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: YOU ARE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

First woody allen and ed schultz wish that bho could be a dictator, and now harry belafonte DEMANDS that bho conduct himself like a 3rd world dictator. What kind of leader does this country now have that attracts this breed of supporters? Oh, so now President Obama is responsible for Harry Belafont...
by Teresa B
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Looks like the Tea Party will take us over the cliff
Replies: 41
Views: 1559

Re: Looks like the Tea Party will take us over the cliff

My last post in the corner pub was to cast doubt on the sanity of Americans re gun laws. It was probably only my second post here ever. My third post is to cast doubt on the sanity of Americans re the fiscal cliff. The rest of us could look on at the fanatical ideologues of the Tea Party with amaze...
by Teresa B
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Massacres
Replies: 175
Views: 16148

Re: Another routine, ho-hum, all-American massacre

I am more afraid of the reaction to this than any possible future mass killing. My wife had a cousin who attended Columbine high school shortly after the shootings there and he would describe how any deviation from rigid social norms and expression of anger or discontent was pathologized and turned...
by Teresa B
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Massacres
Replies: 175
Views: 16148

Re: Another routine, ho-hum, all-American massacre

But you kill little kids, first graders, well, somehow, its more shocking to lose them to violence. I can't figure out why killing 32 people in the twenties is a ho hum event, but killing 20 six and seven year olds is shocking. For the same reason that children should be guaranteed access to health...
by Teresa B
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Massacres
Replies: 175
Views: 16148

Re: Another routine, ho-hum, all-American massacre

I bet it wasn't "routine" to these grieving parents... http://www.kcra.com/image/view/-/17782432/medRes/2/-/h/252/maxh/92/maxw/138/w/378/-/t3jkm1z/-/Sandy-Hook-Connecticut-school-shooting-22-jpg.jpg And just think...many parents got to home to a Christmas tree, under which were unopened gifts for t...
by Teresa B
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Massacres
Replies: 175
Views: 16148

Re: Another routine, ho-hum, all-American massacre

To take something of a Buddhist view here, I fear that until a majority of us can just " see " what is going on--that part of each of us dies with each of those children, that vast harm is done not just to strangers we don't know, but directly to us --we will not take action. Alas, human beings, esp...
by Teresa B
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nikolai Tesla, Eugenicist
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Nikolai Tesla, Eugenicist

Going beyond this, the selective genetic manipulation of groups or classes of human beings to "improve" the species, for example to increase intelligence or physical attractiveness, raises important ethical social issues, because it would give those who receive treatment a competitive advantage ove...
by Teresa B
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Not many people know this
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Not many people know this

Men are dumber around women.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh, so THAT explains it!!!
:twisted:
by Teresa B
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nikolai Tesla, Eugenicist
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Nikolai Tesla, Eugenicist

Good point--eugenics is an abhorrent notion, and of course is related to the unspeakable horrors of the Nazis' Social Darwinism. However, it's fascinating when you read how many so-called respected scientists of the early 20th Century subscribed to the idea. My late friend Stephen Jay Gould's book "...
by Teresa B
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2012 NONENTITY OF THE YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: 2012 NONENTITY OF THE YEAR

Non-entity of the year: Sandra Fluke Fluck - whatever... On the contrary, Sandra Fluke stood up for women all over the country in asserting the importance of insurance coverage for birth control. Why on earth would you call her a non-entity? The desirably unconceived are non-entities. :wink: Very t...
by Teresa B
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2012 NONENTITY OF THE YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: 2012 NONENTITY OF THE YEAR

Non-entity of the year: Sandra Fluke Fluck - whatever... On the contrary, Sandra Fluke stood up for women all over the country in asserting the importance of insurance coverage for birth control. Why on earth would you call her a non-entity? The desirably unconceived are non-entities. :wink: Very t...
by Teresa B
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2012 NONENTITY OF THE YEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: 2012 NONENTITY OF THE YEAR

Auntie Lynn wrote:Non-entity of the year: Sandra Fluke Fluck - whatever...
On the contrary, Sandra Fluke stood up for women all over the country in asserting the importance of insurance coverage for birth control. Why on earth would you call her a non-entity?

Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care
Replies: 30
Views: 1066

Re: After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care

Quite so. I didn't "shop around" for my Medicare Advantage program. A friend who was already enrolled, described its benefits and the quality of the doctors and specialists in its network that she had consulted. She was an MD, though a shrink rather than a sawbones, and that was good enough for me ...
by Teresa B
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care
Replies: 30
Views: 1066

Re: After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care

But this is a total canard, as everyone already has to shop around both for doctors and medicine. All doctors are not of comparable quality and most medication is a trial and error process, made more complicated by rent-seeking behavior of big pharma which continually introduces new very expensive ...
by Teresa B
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care
Replies: 30
Views: 1066

Re: After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care

John, I feel for your predicament! I hope you can get the issue resolved in an affordable way as soon as possible. And of course you are not the only person who has to face this sort of dilemma. My mother-in-law, a relatively healthy 92-year-old with a United HealthCare Medicare Advantage plan, rece...
by Teresa B
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care
Replies: 30
Views: 1066

Re: After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care

As a physician now for over 30 years, let me just say, it's impossible to "shop around" for health care. That concept is almost total nonsense. How on earth is a prospective patient to find out the information necessary to determine whom/what to "buy"? Yep, you can look at state board websites to se...
by Teresa B
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How not to write a classical concert review
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: How not to write a classical concert review

The piece was mostly very fast, especially the finale, and not much time spent in realizing the lovely atmosphere of the rondo, which alternates between a sort of joyful dancing and more wistful passages tinged with a hint of sadness. Perhaps Kahane was holding back TOO much? He has speeded up a bi...
by Teresa B
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How not to write a classical concert review
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: How not to write a classical concert review

Looking back at the review again, it looks to me like an effort of someone who has little knowledge of the subject material or how a review might be written, but needed to turn in a homework assignment.
:)
Teresa
by Teresa B
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How not to write a classical concert review
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: How not to write a classical concert review

Emanuel Ax isn't the only "mainstream" pianist to give the fortepiano a try. Jeffrey Kahane did it back in the '90s. He said it was a revealing experience. Kahane is a very good Mozart pianist, but he said that the modern piano and modern orchestra make it hard to play those parts of a Mozart conce...
by Teresa B
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Understanding the Petraeus thing
Replies: 22
Views: 1353

Re: Understanding the Petraeus thing

I have to admit being entertained by this scandal, although I'd like to say I was more absorbed by news articles on the fiscal crisis. :wink: And of course the Kardashian girls--oops I mean the Khawan/Kelley twins--live here in Tampa, so it's all over the news here, natch. Truly, it looks like under...
by Teresa B
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Some Great Malapropisms
Replies: 20
Views: 1326

Re: Some Great Malapropisms

Many years ago my parents and I were making the seemingly interminable drive to Key West. I was a teenager, and my then 4-year-old nephew Peter was with us. We kept talking about when we would reach Miami. Peter, who had been relatively quiet, piped up (no pun intended) suddenly with "What IS your A...
by Teresa B
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Mother has Passed Away At 95 .
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: My Mother has Passed Away At 95 .

My condolences to you. My mom is 93, and was a wonderful violinist in her heyday. She can't play anymore due to gnarled fingers and shoulder bursitis, but like your dear late mother, can still conjure up witty recollections of characters like one of her old fellow string players--he always played al...
by Teresa B
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Are performers' LATER performances better than EARLY ones?
Replies: 15
Views: 814

Re: Are performers' LATER performances better than EARLY one

I think most of us would probably agree that it's impossible to really generalize about this, because we know instances of it going either way, at least in our humble opinions! An example of an earlier recording I prefer to a later one is Brendel's Mozart PC no. 9. I felt that despite the fact that ...
by Teresa B
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein
Replies: 42
Views: 3799

Re: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein

I learned of this sad news on Facebook. I liked Ralph so much--never got a chance to meet up with him despite his kind invitation to come and enjoy some dim sum in NY. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor.

Will miss him. :(
Teresa
by Teresa B
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: We have lost our good friend Ralph...
Replies: 29
Views: 2475

Re: We have lost our good friend Ralph...

I also got this sad news on Facebook. Ralph was a lovely man with a wonderful intellect, a great sense of humor, and most of all a true appreciation for Dittersdorf.

I will miss him.
Teresa