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by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: This Equifax Thing

Irritated by Facelessbook's fake news emanating from Russian bots? Now there is a homegrown fake-tax refund threat, coming to many of us compliments of Equihacks CNBC . After the Equifax data breach, year-end tax planning may be even more important. Social Security numbers were among the data expose...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: This Equifax Thing

According to Bloomberg today, EQUIHACKS was breached 6 months ago. I doubt this Atlanta-based outfit will survive all the lawsuits and investigations to come. Their entire business rests on credibility which is now shot to hell. Material below QTD from report on Bloomberg site 9/18/2017 Equifax Inc....
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary refuses to rule out challenging 2016 election outcome but has yet to figure out how
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Hillary refuses to rule out challenging 2016 election outcome but has yet to figure out how

Or is she just putting a spoke in the Donald's wheel? Does this in effect take back her concession in order to question whether Trump was ever duly elected?

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/18/551217204 ... -not-naive
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

For me, the R. & P. Serkins, Rosen and Brendel. I would also like to hear the Browning in the recent Sony mega-box.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: brenda lewis

Two with Schreier I like.

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by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Comments from Hillary

On NPR yesterday Hillary refused to rule out challenging the outcome of the election. Smart.

President HRC has an even nicer ring to it now. I wonder if the Donald will show up at her inauguration, as she so graciously did for his.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: This Equifax Thing

Thanks. I read the FTC article carefully and used the link to check Potential Impact at Equihacks . Found three other helpful articles, especially the third. http://www.clevelandc.com/business/index.ssf/2017/09/heres_what_not_to_do_after_the.html http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/2017/09/18/how-do...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Callas: on the 40th Anniversary of her death (16 September 1977)
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Maria Callas: on the 40th Anniversary of her death (16 September 1977)

BxJFU_gSTVc&feature=youtu.be FWIW, a YT viewer of this promo film disputes Warner's claims about the remastering quality. It is fair to say that this remastering from the "best possible sources" is completely false advertising. I know several of the original tapes (or the copies closest to the orig...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dame Kiri retires
Replies: 13
Views: 151

Re: Dame Kiri retires

A wonderful, moving memorial to the notable American violinist, Eudice Shapiro (1914-2007). Found on another forum, it seems to have originally appeared in 2007 as a letter in that most elegant of publications, The Guardian . Farewell to a friend A cultural treasure, musical pioneer and a great viol...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gould-berg Variations Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Gould-berg Variations Madness

I'm with Lance on this one. I have roughly 55 recordings of the Goldberg Variations but the 1955 Glenn Gould is sui generis and I love it. Gould is the "Bird" Parker of classical pianists. Lots of takes, most all of them I find interesting.
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gould-berg Variations Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Gould-berg Variations Madness

Why should listeners be obsessed with Glenn Gould? When he evidently couldn't make up his mind how to play the piece. Not privy to his state of mind in 1955, I prefer to believe Gould purposively experimented with different interpretations before making up his mind about how to he wanted this piece...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

Steinbrenner came from Cleveland (Rocky River), so maybe subconsciously wanted to undermine the Yankees b/c of what happened to the Tribe in the '50s.

Berra was one of baseball's gods. DiMaggio was god. 13 strikeouts the year of the streak. All year. Incroyable!
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gould-berg Variations Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Gould-berg Variations Madness

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:43 am
The rest of your comment is immaterial.
As is, sad to say, all of your comment, sir. Still harping on people's names, when it's NOYdamnB.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

The NYY are still 4 games up on the Twins for the first wildcard and only down 3 to Boston for 1st place in the East. Safe bet they will make the postseason and if Houston can sweep Boston the last 4 games of the season, they might even be divisional champs. I always liked the Yankees before the Ste...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: brenda lewis

1974 age 39

by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: brenda lewis

1949 age 14

by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: brenda lewis

by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gould-berg Variations Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Gould-berg Variations Madness

Why should listeners not be obsessed with the Gouldbergs since the artist clearly was mad about the Goldbergs?
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: brenda lewis

Yes but the names Belle Miriam Silverman (Sills) and Birdie Solomon (Lewis) had a nice ring, and I doubt whether Bubbles ever conjured up anything but erotic fantasies in Sills's husband. It is axiomatic among opera buffs that some operatic names are born silly, some achieve silliness and some have ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: brenda lewis

I hate to say this, but if I were an opera singer I would not go by the name Brenda Lewis. You are aware, of course, that Frederica von Stade, who was from New Jersey, changed the pronunciation of her name to sound German. A Brooklyn girl went by "Beverly Sills", probably to sound English, like "Le...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

Go Yanks Go! We`re up in danbury and ate at a restaurant with friends named Rizzuto-only thing better would be if we ate at a restaurant named BERRA`s. One of the friends not only knows his opera and classical music-he`s an avid baseball fan-he informed me about the streak ending. Today he and his ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

The Good News : Future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas hasn't missed a game or a snap in over 11 years, an astounding achievement for an NFL offensive lineman. The average NFL player's career lasts less than 4 years. If baseball's Cal Ripkin, Jr. was dubbed "The Iron Man", then football's Joe Thomas shoul...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Math guy suggests excess CO2 could turn our crops into sugary junk food
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Math guy suggests excess CO2 could turn our crops into sugary junk food

Politico Helena Bottemiller Evich Sept 13, 2017 The Great Nutrient Collapse The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention. Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that woul...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Callas: on the 40th Anniversary of her death (16 September 1977)
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Maria Callas: on the 40th Anniversary of her death (16 September 1977)

Maria Callas: The Live Recordings (42CD/3BD) Live https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072MPKSJL/ https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/818psyHjUTL._SL1500_.jpg - Nabucco 1949 - Parsifal 1950 - I Vespri Siciliani 1951 - Aida 1951 - Armida 1952 - Rigoletto 1952 - Norma 1952 - Macbeth 1952 - ...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show

I love to hear Hillary speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show

Hillary is herself a dowry.
Most choice, forsaken; and most loved, despised!
Her and her virtues here I seize upon:
Be it lawful, I take up what's cast away.
Gods, gods! 'tis strange that from their cold'st neglect
My love should kindle to inflamed respect.
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical

The Pictures I heard was performed as the highlight of the Feb 4, 1948 recital. The dynamic range surprised me. Admittedly, I have not heard the Sony CH 41-CD release. As I understand it, that huge Sony box includes 3 complete recitals from 1949-50 (Discs 2-7) and a compilation of recitals given bet...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical

This is indeed exciting news! As a Horowitz collector, I think I'll wait until the complete set is issued, but thanks for alerting us to its availability. Something to look forward to. Those that have compared this batch of private recordings to Sony's commercial live Carnegie Hall series (there is...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Boston Symphony and BSO Chamber Players Fans
Replies: 0
Views: 81

For Boston Symphony and BSO Chamber Players Fans

Tempted only by the splendid Boston Chamber Players discs which I have only on LP and have not, afaik, been released on cd in the entirety. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81m8HWHRmiL._SL1200_.jpg http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.fr%2FBoston-Symphony-Orchestra-Re...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical

Here is Schubert's Impromptu Op.90 No.3, the second work in the Feb. 4, 1948 recital, taken from raw captures. Note that this recital took place two days after the one released by Pristine which also included this work. The sound here is very clear and natural. The performance of Mussorgsky's Pictur...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical

Here are the dates of the 11 privately recorded, previously unreleased Carnegie Hall recitals in the Yale archive.

1945.3.28
1946.3.4
1946.4.6
1946.4.24
1947.2.3
1947.3.28
1947.4.28
1948.2.2 : the one just issued by Pristine
1948.4.2
1949.3.21
1950.1.23
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland WINdians streak now at 22; 1916 New York Giants won 26
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Moneyball II: Cleveland Indians win 20th in a row

I`m furious-I may have to give up gardening and get back in to basebal! Len :lol: The game has become great again because of young teams like the Cubs, Royals, Twins, Nationals and Indians. Cleveland won this afternoon over Detroit, tying the record set by the Chicago Cubs in 1935. Only two teams i...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland WINdians streak now at 22; 1916 New York Giants won 26
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Moneyball II: Cleveland Indians win 20th in a row

I looked up the record for longest streak as the cleveland sports scene is getting a little too big for its britches-26-if they'll be playing my yankees soon that streak is over! Len :lol: :lol: :lol: With apologies, I must point out the Indians swept the Yanks about a week ago as part of their cur...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland WINdians streak now at 22; 1916 New York Giants won 26
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Cleveland WINdians streak now at 22; 1916 New York Giants won 26

https://sports.yahoo.com/indians-tie-am ... 17203.html

Francisco Lindor hit his 30th homer, the most for a kid shortstop since A-Rod launched 42 iat age-23 in 1999. But A-Rod has been tainted by accusations of steroid cheating.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Comments from Hillary

david johnson wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:26 am
No, she is NOT credible. Period.
Is Clinton's 'What Happened' actually what happened?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.co ... index.html
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Horowitz's live at Carnegie Hall "Yale Recordings" issued on Pristine Classical

Andrew Rose has begun releasing the VH at Carnegie Hall Yale Collection. There are 11 recitals from 1945-50, with material not in the live Carnegie Recitals Sony set. The first volume from 1948 is pictured below. The rest, hopefully, will follow. I have heard a few of the raw captures before Rose ma...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Indians & Dodgers Streaks: CLE wins 19, LA loses 11
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Indians & Dodgers Streaks: CLE wins 19, LA loses 11

Update: Make that a 19-game winning steak for the Indians, equalling the 1947 DiMaggio Yankees's streak of 19; and 11 losses now for the Dodgers. I am not getting too excited though. As the NYT article points out, what goes up in baseball inevitably comes down. And in the current stripped-down White...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Jerry Lewis and the French
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Jerry Lewis and the French

"To have read Stephen King is not to have read". I respect Harold Bloom but his glib put-down of Stephen King doesn't invalidate actual experience: I picked up 'Salem's Lot cold, knowing almost nothing about the book, sat down and read the thing thru in one sitting, breaking off only to double lock ...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Jerry Lewis and the French
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Jerry Lewis and the French

Poe wrote bad horror stories. If an English teacher wants to assign a good one, she can introduce her students to the novella Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, a small literary masterpiece that is surprising and not what one would expect from the many dramatizations. It can be the ...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Jerry Lewis and the French
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Jerry Lewis and the French

Give me a break! One of the purposes of schooling in literature, beyond developing cultural literacy, is surely to help students learn the difference between good and bad writing, by presenting some of the best writing there is. Not stuff like this. Thanks all the same, but many of us can do withou...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Jerry Lewis and the French
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Jerry Lewis and the French

I think Poe is one of the great American writers. For me his stories are marvelous imaginative achievements. Dubious claims to the contrary aside, English teachers not presumptuous enough to steer students into the narrow stalls of handpicked good authors are to be commended. We need more of them. J...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!

Given how much live material there is for Vladimir Horowitz (and some others), it seems recorded recitals weren't uncommon back then. Perhaps Horowitz wanted his recitals recorded. Carnegie Hall had an in-house recording setup, as it was that system that was used to record Richter's recitals in 196...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: They have not the creative power
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: They have not the creative power

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:49 pm
Unfortunately, the medieval scholastics are all dead,
Their descendants survive and thrive.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!

An online search of the Carnegie Hall archives list 11 entries for Ms. Jonas, with her appearance with the New York Philharmonic of 10/13/1946 being broadcast. Possibly any recordings of the 8 solo recitals that she gave there are in the possession of her family. John Thanks! Had no idea these reci...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: They have not the creative power
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: They have not the creative power

Never argue with a Jesuit . . . . But here I go anyway. I don't care whether Alma Redemptoris Mater is metrical or not (it is very obscure that way), it is not a hymn no matter what you have read in Wikipedia, the 1914 version of the Catholic Encylopedia, or anywhere else. Perhaps you might agree, ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: They have not the creative power
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: They have not the creative power

Dear j, seems like we agree on little these days. Except that Gregorian chant is one of the glories of early Western music. Those who think otherwise are like those who say that Western philosophy began with Descartes. Alma Redemptoris Mater (Ecclesiastical Latin: [ˈalma redɛmpˈtoris ˈmatɛr]; Englis...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Surprising Work Performed by a Conductor
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Surprising Work Performed by a Conductor

Well, at least he learned. I heard him conduct the M7 in Severance Hall in the 1990s and it was terrific.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!

I'm sure somewhere in recitals given live during her career, recordings must have been made, even on primitive equipment of the period. Lance, I posted your inquiry about Maryla Jonas's live recordings on another board and received replies from 3 knowledgeable collectors. The new Sony set contains ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Surprising Work Performed by a Conductor
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Surprising Work Performed by a Conductor

My entry is the Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem / Pierre Boulez, BBCSO, with Heather Harper and Hermann Prey July 20, 1973, London. I was wrong. Boulez performed a good amount of Brahms during his time at the Philharmonic: Brahms Violin Concerto (1976 and 1975) Brahms Symphony No. 1 (1976) Brahms Doub...