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by jserraglio
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Radio Streaming Playlist for Foobar Music Player
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Classical Radio Streaming Playlist for Foobar Music Player

A useful aggregator of radio stations and schedules:
http://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/sche ... 017/11/20/

Still another aggregator that includes opera bcst schedule lists:
http://www.operacast.com
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anybody know of good English-speaking schools in Berlin?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Anybody know of good English-speaking schools in Berlin?

A high-school junior I know is moving to Berlin next year. The family is in search of a academically excellent English-speaking day school for him. Anyone here know of any? He is currently enrolled in a private, Roman Catholic, IB world school: any or all of those attributes would be desirable, but ...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Radio Streaming Playlist for Foobar Music Player
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Classical Radio Streaming Playlist for Foobar Music ‘Player

Any suggestions how to find others? TuneIn Radio app for iOS. Any radio station, anywhere in the world. 20,000 stations and counting, including those I listed above. I am listening to Klara Belgium on iPhone 4 as I type this msg. https://tunein.com/radio/regions/ And WQXR NYC comes in crystal clear...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics, poor decisions starved New York's subways
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Politics, poor decisions starved New York's subways

New York Times Investigative Report System Failure After a drumbeat of transit disasters this year, it became impossible to ignore the failures of the New York City subway system. A rush-hour Q train careened off the rails in southern Brooklyn. A track fire on the A line in Upper Manhattan sent nine...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Favorite moments from musicals
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: Favorite moments from musicals

Sweeney Todd, with a masterful score and book. Kiss Me, Kate my favorite of all, Cole Porter my choice of composer and lyricist. I am lucky to live within driving distance of Wooster College's Ohio Light Opera which runs an extensive operetta fest every summer: lots of Kalman, Herbert, Offenbach. ht...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Firefox What's New Page

But you might want to go into Settings and check your preference for what you want the browser to do at startup. In your case, probably you want "Continue where you left off". Thanks but I have to admit I've never seen something from firefox that involves settings--how would I get to settings? Rega...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Firefox What's New Page

I believe you are simply being alerted that your browser has been auto-updated. I assume the browser has been set to show the last page used on start up, rather than the home page. Thanks, I'm not sure what's changed-what happens and it happened today as well-I click on firefox and the page comes u...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Firefox What's New Page

I believe you are simply being alerted that your browser has been auto-updated. I assume the browser has been set to show the last page used on start up, rather than the home page.
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Radio Streaming Playlist for Foobar Music Player
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Classical Radio Streaming Playlist for Foobar Music Player

For any radio listeners tired of the declining quality of American classical music stations and who use the free Foobar music player for Windows http://www.foobar2000.org/download here is a Foobar playlist I found on another board with some European internet radio streams. https://drive.google.com/f...
by jserraglio
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rand Corp makes the case for rushing self-driving cars onto the road
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Rand Corp makes the case for rushing self-driving cars onto the road

CNN Money November 7, 2017
 Washington In an ironic twist, the biggest roadblock to saving thousands of human lives will be humans. The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit institution with a history of analyzing futuristic technologies, released a report Tuesday outlining the risk of waiting to allow auto...
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid

Can we just call a truce here please? We're talking about four valuable members. They should not be at one another's throats over something like this. Well, I for one have to say that I value and admire Chalkperson greatly. I love his photography. He first put me onto Trump's shenanigans. And we ar...
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

jbuck919 wrote:It is pretty hard to catch me out on the history of science or mathematics.
On my end, even if the exchange sometimes gets heated, I view it as discussion and, like Bacon the empiricist, as the advancement of learning, not as competition. Peace.
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

Look, guys, I taught in a Catholic school for ten years. I endured Mass on a regular basis. The local custom was open communion. I once saw a Jewish boy receive, which even I admit is just plain wrong. If the cardinal had been there (and he did visit the school a couple of times), he would have dro...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

It is very nice that the Evangelical (Lutheran) Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Germany now get along very well, a fact of which I have some personal experience, but all of this is an ingenious evasion of what is still an essential difference between them. If the two denominations want to g...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

From the RC official point of view, Martin Luther was a horrible heretic, and remains so. During the Joint Ecumenical Prayer Service last year in the Lutheran Cathedral of Lund, Sweden, Pope Francis and Bishop Munib Yunan, President of the Lutheran World Federation, signed this Joint Declaration. T...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid

My view, right or wrong, is that blanket accusations of the sort leveled here once and then compounded a second time ["you guys accept murder as a daily occurrence/The white supremacists have numbed your senses"] are beyond the pale and indefensible. Other than objecting to those repeated remarks in...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid

He seems to think he is privy to our minds and hearts. My own mind-reading powers being nonexistent, please forgive me if I take him at his word and take offense at and exception to what he plainly and repeatedly stated. How dare he associate me and others here with White Supremacists. Shameless! My...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

In the limited time I had, I could not find more context online when I wrote up the original post early this morning, so if you have it handy, please reproduce it. Trust but verify. Greatly relieved to learn that Luther is still regarded as a heretic. Hell being on my itinerary, I look forward to gr...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid

I apologize for being so humorless, but I cannot and will not take lightly being accused of countenancing murder. My reaction to the attack in NYC Is none of anybody else's business; furthermore, I resent being lumped together with ISIS fellow travelers simply because I choose to keep my feelings pr...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid

Trumpism triumphant. Nowadays a hodgepodge of insults, accusations and ad hominem attacks, such as what has been posted twice in this thread, is served up as rational political discourse.
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid

My real point, as shown in the replies is that you guys accept murder as a daily occurrence, did anybody post in Las Vegas? The white supremacists have numbed your senses, ISIS is an ideology that now infects the US. If YIU inflict your rule on other nations, it will come back to bite you, again an...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

Martin Luther was a very problematic character. He didn't have to do what he did the way he did it. He initiated a series of religious wars of apocalyptic proportions. He has a lot to answer for in the afterlife, if there is such a thing. [Luther’s teaching is] deadly poison. [We cannot] tolerate o...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: ISIS attacks NYC, nobody at CMG bats an eyelid

[snip] nobody here posts a damn thing, just like you all never reported on the atrocities in Syria a few years ago....you lot have zero gratitude, zero concern, zero reason to post. How sad is that! This pompous, hectoring statement is characteristic of the self-aggrandizing puffery sometimes found...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

Paradoxically, it was atheist Marxist historians like Christopher Hill and Brian Manning who proposed a generation ago the seemingly improbable link between the Calvinist English Revolution and the rise of liberal democracy. As it turned out, it might not ever have happened had not Martin Luther tak...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World Series Games 7
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: World Series Games 7

Not only is soccer not in our water, next to the game of ball, it shouldn't even be classified as American. As for the billions of soccer fanboys, nothing keeps the masses from making asses of themselves, so the saying goes. Back to the topic, baseball not soccer, the last two WS gave us all we coul...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

John F wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:51 am
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As for the violent overthrow of monarchical authority, whether in France, England, or the American colonies, that was not part of the Age of Reason's "program" and owes nothing to it.
A blanket statement Tom Paine might well have taken issue with.
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World Series Games 7
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: World Series Games 7

For me, baseball is both true and beautiful--mirroring perfectly the proportion of something exciting happening to nothing much happening in the world outside the ball field. First a disclaimer-I didn't watch any of the series-still you're right about baseball-it simply blows soccer out of the wate...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

The Enlightenment and science are miracles. I read a lot in the history of science, and we might never have had it at all and still be living in darkness. Explaining them away by an arbitrary historical connection simply will not do. Even a metaphorical appeal to miracles smacks of superstition. Th...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

Chronology does not equate to causality . . . . . The U.S. has always been a predominantly Protestant country but the law of the land prohibits the establishment of a state religion, so we are officially neutral. In which Protestant countries did the Enlightenment flourish in the 18th century, its ...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World Series Games 7
Replies: 21
Views: 465

Re: World Series Games 7

I used to think like that, played baseball myself while in school, but now I confess that the game bores me, and I didn't know which teams were in the Series this year. English Premier League soccer is the only sport I follow regularly and closely. I won't make a case for it, just state it as a fac...
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World Series Games 7
Replies: 21
Views: 465

World Series Games 7

NBC Sports Craig Calcaterra A World Series Game 7 is the absolute best thing there can be in sports. I don’t say this because I’m a baseball guy, I say it because it’s simple fact. A Game 7 gives us the best sports experience imaginable. It has the winner-takes-all tension and finality of any Super ...
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: The Reformation

Martin Luther was a very problematic character. He didn't have to do what he did the way he did it. He initiated a series of religious wars of apocalyptic proportions. He has a lot to answer for in the afterlife, if there is such a thing. It is absurd to think that we owe the Enlightenment and mode...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First-ever short story commissioned by NYT had to be about 2016 election
Replies: 0
Views: 137

First-ever short story commissioned by NYT had to be about 2016 election

The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/books/review/melania-trump-in-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-short-story.html?referer= Melania decided she would order the flowers...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Political Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Political Quiz

James Comey and Hillary Clinton. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/trump-iq-test/amp Welcome to the trump™ I.Q. Test. It’s the hardest test in the entire world, and Barack Obama couldn’t take it ’cuz he was too scared, and because you have to be American to take it. ...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘La Bohème’: Should Opera’s Most Beloved Classic Be Changed?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: ‘La Bohème’: Should Opera’s Most Beloved Classic Be Changed?

John F wrote:I was amazed to see that Paul Plishka is still singing; he's 76 years old. If the Met doesn't want to retire the Zeffirelli "Bohème," it should certainly retire Plishka!
Other age-related throwaways — Dusty Baker, 68, John Farrell, 55 and Joe Girardi, 53.
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hungerford Video
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Hungerford Video

Donald Isler wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:37 am
Thank you so much, JSerraglio , for putting up the video here!

HoldenFourth, do you mean the entire performance is viewable?
Sorry to butt in on this, but I think Meloclassic might have put the 4-min clip up as a promo for a possible later commercial release. At least I hope so.
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hungerford Video
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Hungerford Video

Thank you for the alert. It's easy to d/l this FB video to your computer and play it. All you need is the video URL printed below and any one of many online apps that grab FB or YT videos. No installation necessary. BH video URL : https://www.facebook.com/meloclassic/videos/1630697650334229/ Downloa...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department

NEW YORK TIMES By JASON ZENGERLE October 17, 2017 https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/magazine/rex-tillerson-and-the-unraveling-of-the-state-department.amp.html Tillerson’s true legacy may well be to have transformed a venerable American institution into the caricature of its ...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 1053

Re: "What the composer wants"

Though I admire what AT did for music and own his recordings, I do find his conducting rigid and unyielding in most of what I still listen to from him. Seeing AT on film in studio 8H only reinforced that impression. Try the Tchaikovsky Manfred symphony mvt II, 2nd theme - Toscanini/NBC 1/53 - this ...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 1053

Re: "What the composer wants"

Though I admire what AT did for music and own his recordings, I do find his conducting rigid and unyielding in most of what I still listen to from him. Seeing AT on film in studio 8H only reinforced that impression. I prefer to hear Stokowski, Furtwangler and Beecham from that era.
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In questo foro, how do we feel about this?
Replies: 19
Views: 737

Re: In questo foro, how do we feel about this?

whatever you say, "La Boheme" and "Gianni Schicchi" are the only Puccini operas that I don't stay away from. Whatever I say? Then I'll say that key female characters, Minnie and Turandot, in two other major Puccini operas are not portrayed as the victims of male characters who physically or psychol...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richard Wilbur RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Richard Wilbur RIP

YzyJMhI_WAQ Advice to a Prophet Richard Wilbur When you come, as you soon must, to the streets of our city, Mad-eyed from stating the obvious, Not proclaiming our fall but begging us In God's name to have self-pity, Spare us all word of the weapons, their force and range, The long numbers that rock...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In questo foro, how do we feel about this?
Replies: 19
Views: 737

Re: In questo foro, how do we feel about this?

Neither Minnie nor Turandot is a victim of sadistic torture.
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WAPO's guided tour of the country's most exclusive day-care center
Replies: 0
Views: 186

WAPO's guided tour of the country's most exclusive day-care center

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/inside-the-adult-day-care-center-how-aides-try-to-control-and-coerce-trump/2017/10/15/810b4296-b03d-11e7-99c6-46bdf7f6f8ba_story.html https://img.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=http://img.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp-con...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 1053

Re: "What the composer wants"

Toscanini was not a totally rigid and metronomic conductor by any means. Not always, but on record mostly rigid and metronomic. WF's putative put-down muttered at a live performance was right on the money. Still AT deserves credit for bringing classical music to more new listeners than most anybody...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richard Wilbur RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Richard Wilbur RIP

his poems were never without wit, grace and rigor THE DEATH OF A TOAD A toad the power mower caught, Chewed and clipped of a leg, with a hobbling hop has got To the garden verge, and sanctuaried him Under the cineraria leaves, in the shade Of the ashen and heartshaped leaves, in a dim, Low, and a f...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 33
Views: 1424

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

George Lloyd and Grace Williams
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 1053

Re: "What the composer wants"

Furtwangler's verdict on Toscanini: "Bloody time beater!", has a ring of truth about it, even if he never actually said it. But clearly Toscanini was the most influential classical musician of the last century. I have loads of his records, problem is I rarely play them anymore.
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Steelworking liberated her; then her job moved to Mexico
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Steelworking liberated her; then her job moved to Mexico

The New York Times ‌ INDIANAPOLIS — The man from Mexico followed a manager through the factory floor, past whirring exhaust fans, beeping forklifts, and drilling machines that whined against steel. Workers in safety glasses looked up and stared. Others looked away. Shannon Mulcahy felt her stomach ...