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by jserraglio
Tue May 21, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein live
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein live

Some "modern" cello concertos : Shostakovich’s formidable 2nd Cello Concerto.Alisa Weilerstein,City of Birmingham Symphony,Ivan Volkov,June 13,2018 in Birmingham : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-du-soir?id=2499426 Here she plays Henri Dutilleux’s great Cello Concerto “Tout unmonde lointai...
by jserraglio
Tue May 21, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 681
Views: 331796

Re: What I listened to today

Metropolitan Opera House December 14, 1963 WAGNER GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG Brünnhilde...............Birgit Nilsson Siegfried...............Hans Hopf [Last performance] Gunther.................Norman Mittelmann Gutrune..................Mary Curtis-Verna Hagen...................Ernst Wiemann Waltraute............
by jserraglio
Mon May 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WIP - LP deaccessioning
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: WIP - LP deaccessioning

Also keeping two LPs or covers signed by Rosa Ponselle and Ljuba Welitsch.
by jserraglio
Mon May 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WIP - LP deaccessioning
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: WIP - LP deaccessioning

There are still vinyl enthusiasts out and about in the wild. The M.D. son-in-law of my current remodeler had them haul away about 1,000 classical albums sight unseen from my basement plus about 500 OB cast shows, film recordings, etc. Hope they come back for more. That hardly made a dent. Meantime I...
by jserraglio
Mon May 20, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WIP - LP deaccessioning
Replies: 3
Views: 53

WIP - LP deaccessioning

Classical vinyl, not roots music or jazz What vinyl and vinyl accouterments am I keeping? That surprised even me. 1. All Lyrita and MHS sourced from Lyrita. - about 20. 2. All Albany and Reference (Prof Johnson) - less than 10. 3. All direct-to-disc recordings - 5 4. All Franklin Mint recordings. (L...
by jserraglio
Mon May 20, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo 151st Role El Gato Montés LA
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Domingo 151st Role El Gato Montés LA

I have the Sony recording and like it a lot.
by jserraglio
Mon May 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hillary Hahn plays Sibelius VC live
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Hillary Hahn plays Sibelius VC live

It's also on YouTube in HD. See the What I Listened To Today thread.i still think of HH as a girl but she's 40 and a mom. Great performance!
by jserraglio
Mon May 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

If Jordan comes off the worse from such comparisons, so much the worse from him. I've now heard three of the 4 Ring operas Jordan conducted at the Met. And conclude that he has no reason to take a back seat to Thielmann (if and when he bothers to show up) or Barenboim and Petrenko (both of whose Ba...
by jserraglio
Mon May 20, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

]Reminds me of Phillipe Jordan tripping over invidious comparisons to Ring conductors long dead and gone. Talk about comparisons if this was the only baton available in the house I think Mickey would have to be called in to pinch hit for Jordan! Regards, Len :lol: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2...
by jserraglio
Mon May 20, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

lennygoran wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 7:38 pm
"Mantle tripped over an exposed drain pipe and severely injured his right knee."
Reminds me of Phillipe Jordan tripping over invidious comparisons to Ring conductors long dead and gone.
by jserraglio
Sun May 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 681
Views: 331796

Re: What I listened to today

Barenboim Ring Bayreuth 1989
by jserraglio
Sun May 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

Everybody looks out their own window. Trout has Mantle/Mays caliber numbers already. Like Philippe Jordan in Europe, if not America, he already has achieved star status.
by jserraglio
Sun May 19, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Van Morrison Love in Concert (Warner Bros 2-LP set)
by jserraglio
Sun May 19, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

I never heard of Mike Trout either till my son took me to see him. Angels outfielder not pitcher. A phenom.

And, who can say that Philippe Jordan, only 44, won't turn out to be that guy?
by jserraglio
Sun May 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

Actually, I both heard the radio bcst I got off the Web and watched the PBS show. Didn't know they had different conductors. I agree about the conductor rating game. It's reminiscent of two little kids arguing which baseball card they own, Mantle or Maris, is better. Given that there is somebody pla...
by jserraglio
Sun May 19, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

It was the Met Lepage monster production led by Levine/Luisi. I watched it several times on my DVD-r and liked it but so far I like the Jordan Ring better.

Zachary Wolfe aside, the reviews of the Jordan Ring have been mixed but leaned toward the positive.
by jserraglio
Sun May 19, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

I heard Siegfried , 05-09-2019 performance, Jordan conducting , and liked it a lot. A lot better, as I recall, than I did PBS's 2012 Siegfried . Reviews https://observer.com/2019/04/stefan-vinke-redeems-met-opera-ring-cycle-with-siegfried-review/ http://newyorkclassicalreview.com/2019/04/goerke-jord...
by jserraglio
Sat May 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

After teaching August Wilson's amazing 1982 play by that name:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-fizLgmUHmw



I treasure several LPs of her pioneering blues performances.
by jserraglio
Sat May 18, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Vale Doris Day
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Vale Doris Day

I admit i've never seen any of her movies, but like so many female vocalists (viz. her inspiration, Ella Fitzgerald) who fronted a big band (Les Brown), she was a damn good singer.
by jserraglio
Fri May 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: He too? Self-help guru Tony Robbins accused
Replies: 0
Views: 131

He too? Self-help guru Tony Robbins accused

BUZZFEED NEWS BuzzFeed News Investigative Report When Tony Robbins leaps onstage in arenas around the world, under strobe lights and pulsing speakers, he’s greeted by thousands of screaming fans. They clap with him, jump with him, and when he puffs his chest and lets out a primal roar, they roar wit...
by jserraglio
Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alex Ross on Furtwangler
Replies: 56
Views: 2019

Re: Alex Ross on Furtwangler

John F wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Well there it is.
. . . in a nutshell. Furtwangler derided Toscanini as a "bloody time-beater." I like both.
by jserraglio
Fri May 17, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1972) LP Vinyl

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by jserraglio
Thu May 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

Kirill Petrenko Certainly a plausible candidate, with Ring cycles in Munich and Bayreuth in his resumé. But as music director of the Bavarian State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic, I doubt he can clear two months or more to rehearse and conduct three Ring cycles in New York, if indeed he would wa...
by jserraglio
Wed May 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

R.I.P. Doris Day

Columbia LP CL 1210 mono (1958)

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by jserraglio
Wed May 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Vale Doris Day
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Vale Doris Day

Tribute to Doris Day at fellow Clevelander, Buster's . . . Big-Ten-Inch Record blog http://big10inchrecord.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-great-doris-day.html AND Swinging Singles blog http://bustersss.blogspot.com/2019/05/doris-day-v-discs.html When I dug out my mono Columbia CL 1210 yesterday and played...
by jserraglio
Wed May 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bored of the ‘Ring’
Replies: 31
Views: 542

Re: Bored of the ‘Ring’

Kirill Petrenko
by jserraglio
Mon May 13, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Brewer & Shipley: Rural Space (1972)
by jserraglio
Mon May 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

ROGER DALTRY & RICK WAKEMAN

LISZTOMANIA

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by jserraglio
Sun May 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Jackson Browne 7 of his classic albums on vinyl, released in the pre-CD era 1972-83. Jackson Browne (1972) For Everyman (1973) Late for the Sky (1974) The Pretender (1976) Running on Empty (1977) Hold Out (1980) Lawyers in Love (1983) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=78AVc2jV4Sg&list=PLFGZuCCICYt05p_L...
by jserraglio
Sun May 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jackie MacMullan and the NBA golden age
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Jackie MacMullan and the NBA golden age

THE NEW YORKER THE NEW YORKER INTERVIEW JACKIE MACMULLAN IS THE GREAT CHRONICLER OF BASKETBALL’S GOLDEN AGE By Louisa Thomas The acclaimed N.B.A. writer on her days as the only woman in the locker room, and the evolving challenge of reporting on sports. Photograph by Rania Matar When Jackie MacMulla...
by jserraglio
Sun May 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

1. Chicago Transit Authority - self-titled debut release on Columbia (1969) 2. Santana's first two albums; Santana (1969) and Abraxas (1970) 3. Crosby & Nash; Wind On The Water (1975) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/SantanaAbraxas.jpg Abraxis, featuring the 1961 painting Annunciation ...
by jserraglio
Sun May 12, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Sandy Denny - the solo LP's she released after leaving Fairport Convention
by jserraglio
Wed May 08, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'White' Sox to visit 'White' House this week in recognition of World Series win; Betts, Bogaerts, Cora, et al. opt out
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: 'White' Sox to visit 'White' House this week in recognition of World Series win; Betts, Bogaerts, Cora, et al. opt o

Hey, I lived in Boston almost exactly the same years (1968-75)! I had grown up in highly segregated Cleveland, Ohio, but was shocked by the blunt-force antics and behavior of some Bostonians. Witness the uprising over busing. But then I was pretty naive and easily shocked. I remember as a boy being ...
by jserraglio
Wed May 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'White' Sox to visit 'White' House this week in recognition of World Series win; Betts, Bogaerts, Cora, et al. opt out
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: 'White' Sox to visit 'White' House this week in recognition of World Series win; Betts, Bogaerts, Cora opt o

Yawkey, of course, didn't want any black players Indeed, Branch Rickey or Bill Veeck Tom Yawkey was decidedly NOT. Jackie Robertson once called Yawkey a racist pr*ck, or words to that effect. The Red Sox for two decades, from '47 to '66, prime integration years, were perennial second-division finis...
by jserraglio
Wed May 08, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tax figures of yesteryear unmask Trump as billion-dollar loser
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Tax figures of yesteryear unmask Trump as billion-dollar loser

NEW YORK TIMES https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/07/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html?partner=applenews&ad-keywords=APPLEMOBILE®ion=written_through&asset_id=100000006492431 AND https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwivmtyoqoviAhVBMqwKHShgBO8QzPwBCAM&url=https%3A%2F...
by jserraglio
Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'White' Sox to visit 'White' House this week in recognition of World Series win; Betts, Bogaerts, Cora, et al. opt out
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: 'White' Sox plan to attend WH celebration of their Series win

Although Boston has a reputation as an extremely liberal town, it has also developed the reputation of not treating black players, and to some extent, Hispanic players, very well, particularly for baseball. The Red Sox have the dubious distinction of being the club that completed the integration of...
by jserraglio
Tue May 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alex Ross on Furtwangler
Replies: 56
Views: 2019

Re: Alex Ross on Furtwangler

Furtwangler wasn't anti-modern, then; he was anti-atonal. Agreed, anti-atonal, rather than anti-modernist. But even a confirmed anti-modernist like George Szell could take on a modernist AND atonal work by a special composer on a special occasion and make it sound interesting: the 2nd symphony of h...
by jserraglio
Tue May 07, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'White' Sox to visit 'White' House this week in recognition of World Series win; Betts, Bogaerts, Cora, et al. opt out
Replies: 7
Views: 327

'White' Sox to visit 'White' House this week in recognition of World Series win; Betts, Bogaerts, Cora, et al. opt out

WASHINGTON POST BALTIMORE — Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora recently discovered the “mute” function on Twitter, which has come in handy in the aftermath of his decision, first revealed over the weekend by a newspaper in his native Puerto Rico, to skip the defending World Series champions’ schedule...
by jserraglio
Tue May 07, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alex Ross on Furtwangler
Replies: 56
Views: 2019

Re: Alex Ross on Furtwangler

Even accepting the accuracy of the version reported by Ross, I did not read WF's remark as expressing anything but anti-modernism.
by jserraglio
Mon May 06, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Ode to his Automobile on the Stills/Young duo album, Long May You Run (1976): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVM8_jAL86w dVM8_jAL86w I am lucky my friend and brother by law gave me nearly all of Young's pre-1976 catalog on LP vinyl and I am listening or re listening to all of it. It holds up well a...
by jserraglio
Sun May 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1258
Views: 436824

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

The great Neil Young in his prime. I am going thru my late friend and brother-in-law's collection of some 1,500 folk/rock LPs.

Tonight's the Night (1975)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 5cD_iIq_k-

by jserraglio
Sun May 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alex Ross on Furtwangler
Replies: 56
Views: 2019

Re: Alex Ross on Furtwangler

Not quite enough said. For some reason you chose to listen to a Furtwangler Beethoven 9th that's among his worst. He was then both ill - he died three months later - and almost deaf. To do him justice, you should listen to the performance of March 1942, which is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...