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by jserraglio
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Growing up amid books = literacy
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Growing up amid books = literacy

An absolutely magnificent quote! I hadn't read it before. I wonder what he [Shakespeare] would have written today about the internet and kindles? He might derisively have called them "newfangled" — and that would have been sorta newfangled of him — this word was relatively new when he used it in So...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

And these eight complete concerts were all broadcast by the BBC: Claudio Abbado London Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven Cycle Royal Festival Hall London April/May 1984 10 April 1984 Royal Festival Hall, London Prometheus Overture op. 43 - Ouvertüre Violinkonzert op. 61 Shlomo Mintz (Violin) Symphonie ...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Samson et Delila
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Tonight's Met Samson et Delila

Who now has even heard of her? Me. Uncritical admirer.. Is the late Shirley Verrett in the recording cast? I buy the record. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71DGph6TkUL._SL1235_.jpg YouTube Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsvqSDg4als https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbwaNWCu-Y...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Frederick August Stock
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Frederick August Stock

Like Rodzinski's before Szell, the reputation of Frederick Stock has taken an undeserved hit. I am playing some of the long OOP 7-disc Dante LYS edition today in his honor.

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by jserraglio
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler—Again??
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Furtwängler—Again??

Peter Gay, Weimar Culture (1968) - Classic slim volume. My intro. to Weimar. Still own it.
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sibelius' 3rd Symphony
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Sibelius' 3rd Symphony

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:35 am
Trust me.
Sibelius's 7th is 'incredibly boring', Finlandia 'infinitely boring'. My ears tell me otherwise. I trust them.
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sibelius' 3rd Symphony
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Sibelius' 3rd Symphony

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:13 pm
There is a lot of Sibelius that is incredibly boring, and it includes his last symphony, the seventh
Not in the hands of a gifted conductor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-6tXgVX6vg



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfwLm1rW14Q

by jserraglio
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Growing up amid books = literacy
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Growing up amid books = literacy

Yet here he is, reading and writing with no apparent effort, if anything somewhat better than I do. (You wouldn't believe the amount of revision I do before posting and sometimes after.). I wish that were the case. In fact, I was illiterate until well on into second grade (promoted to that exalted ...
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Oscar Levant to the fore!
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Pianist Oscar Levant to the fore!

Check out the Big 10-inch Record blog for a slew of rare Levant recordings. https://big10inchrecord.blogspot.com/search?q=levant https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3NxTG0bY59I/WHaa_pUbhMI/AAAAAAAAFN4/En0w5LRvYoYZDP5KzZXhmDyvIBS93_McACLcB/s1600/M-560%2BCover.jpg https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2kYmfH9yW3A/WWvz5xo...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

I'll do the same, but don't hold out much hope. It was the supposed swing vote Anthony Kennedy, who addressed Trump as "My dear Mr. President" in his resignation letter, who practically begged Roberts on bended knee to declare Obamacare unconstitutional. Hoping Roberts will again try to balance the...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

they upheld it [Obamacare] for the wrong reason So when it came down to cases, instead of constitutional theories, the Court with a potential conservative majority did not overturn this landmark Democratic legislation because it so pleased but, as it most often does, deferred to the legislature. Th...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Growing up amid books = literacy
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Growing up amid books = literacy

Home library? In my dreams. I would've settled for one book.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:28 am
My worry began after I saw this TV special some time ago. Regards, Len

https://www.thedocumentarygroup.com/sin ... y-on-MSNBC
The ice-cream flavor of the month appears to be fascista.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

More rarities from the BBC Transcription Service. Boult performing Rubbra! Sir Adrian Boult, Conductor Lennox Berkely-Divertimento (Philharmonia Orchestra, Feb 26, 1963) Edmund Rubbra-Symphony #6 (Philharmonia Orchestra, Feb 25, 1963 Alan Rawsthorne-Symphonic Studies (London Philharmonic Orchestra, ...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:50 am
Yeah I agree and am quite worried-the Republican dirty tricks and voter suppression tactics don't help. This sure can't be good news for Mueller, Rosenstein and company.
If you're worried, I'm doubly worried: the danger to the republic posed by right-wing nutjobs should not be underestimated.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

it sure looks like they'll only get the House if that. I'm so anxious to see those tax returns! They may not even get the House. Dems historically do not turn out for midterms the way the GOP do. Polls are one thing. Turn out is quite another matter. We shall see. I've already got a mail-in ballot ...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Our late member Ralph Stein, a constitutional lawyer, claimed that all that was necessary to abolish the death penalty was for Congress to pass a law doing so. I think that this was one of the rare cases where he was wrong. Any state can sue to overturn such a law based on the fact that the death p...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

I'd just like to point out that even if the Democrats take over all the rest of government, it won't make much difference. The Supreme Court can overturn any law or even a presidential directive on a whim and has been doing so since John Marshall was Chief Justice. Even Mitch McConnell might disagr...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

A whole book, "Toscanini in Britain" by Christopher Dyment, contains all the details about the BBC Symphony Orchestra broadcasts. You can read much of it online, though now and then pages are omitted so you don't get the whole book for free: https://books.google.com/books?id=McFbqFNXrHAC&printsec=f...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Novel by Pianist Stephen Hough
Replies: 33
Views: 1115

Re: Novel by Pianist Stephen Hough

Six fictional priests chosen by Stephen Hough:

http://www.stephenhough.com/files/index ... 693248.pdf
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

Listening to a BBCSO, BBC broadcast, from a private taping:

Wagner - Flying Dutchman Overture
Vaughan Williams - Job

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult, Conductor
October, 1969 [?]
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

All but one of Toscanini's many concerts with the BBC Symphony in the 1930s were broadcast. Some were transferred to 78 rpm masters by HMV, others weren't. I wonder if these will be included in the program. We'll soon see! One can hope! I am listening to his early 40s revelatory NBC broadcasts. In ...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 4432

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

much ado about nothing The Taming of the Screw [/size], a comedy of errors, measure for measure, as you like it or what you will. https://media.timeout.com/images/103720968/750/422/image.jpg Paying tribute to the UK/US ‘special relationship’, the colourful mural on Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch ...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

Mr. Berky can make excuses for the BBC's short-sighted destruction of its broadcast recordings, but they have no apparent bearing on the reason - to save money by reusing the tapes. I don't know what the BBC's budget may have been back in those days; today it's nearly £5 billion. What's the price o...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

By John Berky ( https://www.abruckner.com ) on another forum: The problem with holding onto music is often an issue of rights. If the BBC did not negotiate and pay for perpetual rights for broadcasts from the artists, then they are in a legal bind about using them. Such permissions are more standard...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting a new computer
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: Getting a new computer

I have 30 GBs of irreplaceable data files, all my class preps for the past 7 years. NEVER would I trust them to ANY HD on which ANY VERSION of Windows resides. They are all backed up once to an external drive and once again to an off-site LMS (Learning Mangement System). My rule is that any file I c...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

Hadn't considered what was lost before widespread tape recording kicked in. Of course, German radio had already perfected concert taping during the 40's. Currently listening to 12 hours of Toscanini's 1938-44 NBC broadcasts. Amazingly good performances, decent sound to boot. Also in my personal AT-i...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Chief Justice John Roberts Accused of ‘Cover Up’ for Sitting on Kavanaugh Misconduct Complaints https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/chief-justice-john-roberts-accused-of-cover-up-for-sitting-on-kavanaugh-misconduct-complaints/ U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has received over a dozen...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

david johnson wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:10 am
Belle speaks truth
If only Brett had done likewise, we might be in a different place. Too bad.
Brett Kavanaugh in an WSJ apologia wrote:I said a few things I should not have said.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

That will be very welcome. Might seem perverse to complain about its limitations, but broadcasts by the BBC's own orchestras are only part of its classical music activity over the years. Also, the BBC purged its sound archives back in the 1960s to reuse the tapes, mass destruction in aid of British...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 1662

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Judge Karen Henderson, a former colleague of Kavanaugh who sits on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, has forwarded a dozen complaints of Kavanaugh's alleged judicial misconduct (lodged before the collateral matter of sexual imposition was ever raised publicly) to SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts, wh...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

BBC to release much of classical music back catalogue to public

The BBC director general is expected to announce the release of much of the corporation’s huge back catalogue of classical music broadcasts and recordings to the public. Speaking on Thursday at the launch of the BBC’s Our Classical Century, a year-long celebration of music programming, Tony Hall is ...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: YouTube problems
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: YouTube problems

Tests and scores your current browser against html5 and compare it with others.

https://html5test.com/index.html
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Speaking from personal experience, and not because I was ever an offender myself but because I have been a teacher, sexual harassment in high school is a huge, huge problem that has largely gone unaddressed. You will see things about bullying, which is bad enough, but as far as I know, nobody ever ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

far from the whole history of an institution that is profoundly un-democratic. Agreed. The idea that the Court has been largely above politics is a myth. But the issue is not whether the Court is undemocratic. Of course the Court is undemocratic and was designed largely to be just that. Hard to ima...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting a new computer
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: Getting a new computer

by jserraglio
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Thanks for the info. I am no lawyer, but under False Statement the words that leapt out at me were "knowingly and willfully". Yesterday I would have said BK intentionally deceived. The Times story changed my mind. I am also no psychologist, but common sense tells me that this man un knowingly and un...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

I agree Kavanaugh doesn't belong on the Court and I'd be shocked if he got there (even though he still might get there given the ruthlessness of the rightist and leftist radicals in Congress, both of which tribes are beating the drums for civil war). Kudos to Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons for ...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Blasey had me in tears-like I feel at certain operas-what a soprano! Regards, Len :) A case of life imitating art? I felt pretty bad for Kavanaugh too. The wanton boy who once laughed at a young girl's pain morphs into a man in his prime forced to confront his own inner torment. It strikes me as mo...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Thanks. The Times article lays bare either self-deception or purposeful deception. Not sure now which it was. This article confirmed a lot of what I felt about BK's testimony re. alcohol use and abuse when I watched the tail end of it after work. I didn't see any of Ms Blasey's, but heard it was dis...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

The Kavanaugh nomination may now be dead in the water. Kavanaugh may have lied under oath Thursday, not about sexual assault but about a comparatively minor matter, a peccadillo -- his drinking. At least two women who knew him during his Yale College years came forward Friday night to dispute the de...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Flake just let me down. Regards, Len :( :( :( Maybe, maybe not. Flake appears to have joined a coalition to demand a week's delay in the Senate floor vote until a proper FBI investigation is done. That signals to me that Collins and Murkowski have privately indicated they will vote NO until and unl...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting a new computer
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: Getting a new computer

You own the hardware but Microsoft owns the software, the OS system, that makes your hardware run other pieces of software. Without Windows, or Linux, or Apple's UNIX, your computer is an expensive doorstop. Re: Windows 3.x thru today. You never really "owned" these previous versions of Windows; Mic...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Re: yesterday's hearing. Sen. Lindsey Graham may be scrambling to be named the next AG in order to head off the Mueller probe and thereby rescue Trump's all-enveloping behind. Notice how the majority scooted out from behind their "female assistant's" skirts yesterday at Senator Graham's instigation ...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

Women act like saints but my experience shows me they are far from saintly. Truisms like this one aside, I think that the only participant in this matter who lays claim to sainthood happens to be male. His vague, self-serving responses to specific questions have been too numerous to count. He claim...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

I'm gonna skip it and say I didn't.
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

LOL-yeah he couldn't exit like he did for the infamous Trump Tower meeting! I don't know how I endured those 80 or so minutes-while preparing dinner I even sacrificed my normal music when preparing dinner listening with headsets to his rambling ridiculous tirade-I had the headsets on so as not to d...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

The consternation on Jared Kushner's face as he left the press conference yesterday said it all: "I can't believe we all had to sit thru that bullshite for 80 minutes!"
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh
Replies: 61
Views: 4379

Re: Another Woman Charges Kavanaugh

And this final judgment: and it largely accords with how the vast majority feels. This whole episode is American politics at its worst, and deeply depressing for Western culture. Our Supreme Court has been a political football for a good stretch of its history: the Dred Scott decision; the constitu...