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by jserraglio
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 536
Views: 181871

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 45931

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Perhaps you could point out more exactly where you hear "sloppiness" and "odd tempi" in the Serkin/Szell/Brahms "Sloppiness" is the word Szell used to explain to an interviewer why he withdrew from Bing's Met. If Szell could be "sloppy", then other conductors's performances might be characterized a...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. If Individual No. 1 had only taken Obama's sage advice not to hire FLYNN as NS Adviser, Comey might never have been fired, the Special Counsel never appointed, the OOJ never come to light, and #1 would now be posing for his full-length WH portrait instead of being measured f...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 45931

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

I do not own this set yet but Szell's Haydn is among the greatest I have ever heard. Two stunning Szell performances are live: the George Rochberg Second and Benjamin Lees, Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk74WLg8Iu4

by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

Not to mention: Paying for a child to attend an elite university could easily set Ms. Rowe back 1/4 of her yearly salary. That's certainly true, but Democrats have recently passed a bill in Albany (our state legislature) that funds FREE education at CUNY/SUNY if the student makes plans to live & wo...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!

lennygoran wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:19 am
Can Allen Howard Weisselberg be far behind! Regards, Len :lol:
Speaking of Peckers, Nancy did some cutting this Tuesday on Individual #1's.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

Not to mention: Paying for a child to attend an elite university could easily set Ms. Rowe back 1/4 of her yearly salary.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

I hope she wins her case and sets a new precedent. Is there any merit to paying some orchestral artists more because of their length of service to an orchestra, especially first-chair folks? Nonetheless, I would say these salaries many make are excellent and higher than some might expect. This coul...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

O, reason not the need! The BSO should pay the woman and be done with it. Not to mention, they've already profited off the use of her name, words and youthful image to sell tickets and solicit donations. Rowe’s prominence has increased over time. She has been a featured soloist at 28 BSO concerts i...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 8
Views: 226

BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/12/11/boston-symphony-orchestra-flutist-elizabeth-rowe-lawsuit https://c-1qsvitliyw52x24gx2es4fgx2egsq.g00.boston.com/g00/3_c-1aaa.fswx78sr.gsq_/c-1QSVITLIYW52x24lx78x78twx3ax2fx2fg.s4fg.gsqx2fat-gsrx78irx78x2fytpsehwx2f6452x2f56x2fsvgliwx78ve-peawymx78-65...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:25 am
No laughing though about Orin Hatch's hypocrisy! Regards, Len
About time he lost his political virginity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Ldkn5UDsI

by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal

Okay, but ya gotta admit Mike Pence looked like he was posing for Mt. Rushmore, no?

OR

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by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 45931

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Now that we have all had a chance to have our sets for awhile, what do you recommend out of the set for instant listening I haven't bought this set, but fwiw, this comes from a knowledgeable listener on another forum: What is especially impressive: Mozart Divertimento K 132 Mozart Symphony No. 33 a...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

I have always found student productions educational and charming and have seen many live here in the idyllic Heartland. Try this site. Past seasons archived. Operas are subtitled. Alternate casts and performances in almost every case. Great way to get to know an opera intimately. https://music.indi...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

I think I confused Pinchgut with medici.tv which does offer time-limited full videos. Use the two links I posted above to hear, but not see, on Australia's excellent ABC Classic FM station. Thanks, I have gone to the medici site but haven't used them yet-I wish they had a wider selection-the Met on...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

What's in a name? Pinchgut's productions are splendid. I have seen many of them online. Never heard of Pinchgut-I went to you tube and there seemed to be only short clips of their operas-have you seen full operas online-if so how do you get to them? Regards, Len Pinchgut Opera draws its unusual nam...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

One of the fellows who lectures for our community music group sings in the Pinchgut Opera. I don't follow their events myself. But the link you provided shows that the baroque is alive and well in Australia. Pinchgut Opera :!: :lol: Pinchgut is the name of the tiny little island right in the middle...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

We're talking mainly about the situation in the U.S. ... no amount of rising interest in China, which is a new phenomenon, or in Japan, which goes back to the 1930s, can compensate if the U.S. goes down. ... Who today could have a newspaper report written about him like this one? ... I'll tell you ...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Who sez CM is DEAD? The same ones who in the 60s said GOD IS DEAD? Listening to both of these today:

https://www.abc.net.au/classic/sunday-o ... e/10515690

https://www.abc.net.au/classic/evenings ... d/10455996
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Yesterday, the SDNY pointed to him, alongside a consigliere turned snitch, as an unindicted co-conspirator in commission of a fraud upon the USA.
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Who's our very own Don Briscola?

by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Classical Music died years ago. If so, then only in the Occident. Didn't know that-was it an Accident? Premediated murther most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange, and unnatural. Ah Shakespeare's Omlett-I can't top that-still murther-not as good as Werther! Len opera lover :lol...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

lennygoran wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:23 am
Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Classical Music died years ago.
jserraglio wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:23 am
If so, then only in the Occident.
Didn't know that-was it an Accident?
Premediated murther most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 867

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Classical Music died years ago.
If so, then only in the Occident.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Osmo Vänskä leaving Minnesota Orchestra
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Osmo Vänskä leaving Minnesota Orchestra

Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:50 pm
... fucking Pathetic.
Bilious.
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Toni Morrison
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Toni Morrison

Belle wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm
it takes two to tango in this destructive dance.
Don and Bob, a pair superannuated & besotted, take to the dance floor in Last Tango in D.C.. During the rare times he's not shuckin' and jivin', the Don gets his jollies buttering unsuspecting Twitter followers UP.
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Toni Morrison
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Toni Morrison

Just finished reading Morrison's second novel, Sula (1973), 174 pp of allusive prose (looking backward to the Bible & Homer, to Hawthorne & Poe, to Joyce, Woolf & Achebe and forward to August Wilson) and one of the most profound explorations of symbiotic friendship I have ever read. It pays tribute ...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 536
Views: 181871

Re: What I listened to today

Puccini: Il Trittico de Billy-Met 2018 broadcast

Handel: Teseo (arr Jacobs) Jacobs/Academy of Ancient Music, Berlin 2018 Vienna live

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by jserraglio
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Ann Petry: Tituba of Salem Village
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Ann Petry: Tituba of Salem Village

Just started this book aimed at young adults which, like Margaret Alwood's The Penelopiad, gives voice to the voiceless. It's beautifully written, following a different path from that of Arthur Miller's excellent The Crucible: there the "white gaze" of the Puritans (slavery was practiced in Massachu...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Here We Go Again
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Here We Go Again

why not make your self a playlist and listen to what you want. Currently listening to this wonderful online holiday-bash playlist centered on NYC: 01) The Four Knights - What Are You Doin New Year's Eve 1947 02) Anne Shelton - Crystal Ball 1953 03) Teddy Wilson & Billie Holiday - I Wished On The Mo...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 536
Views: 181871

Re: What I listened to today

Kubelik conducts Beethoven Symphonies DG

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by jserraglio
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3960
Views: 570429

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Outtakes from the famous 1958 Decca complete recording, before del Monaco replaced Di Stefano who left the studio to get a cupacoffee and never came back. ________________________________________________________________ https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/45261648224_2127f2901d_o.jpg Decca SET 558-t...
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Ann Petry: The Street
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Ann Petry: The Street

Ann Petry: The Street (1946) I am about 90% finished. Fascinating, fast moving and inventive fiction in the social realist tradition. Reminded me of Upton Sinclair & John Steinbeck. Despite the extravagant claims made by the NYT profile printed below, Petry's novel is not in the same class as those ...
by jserraglio
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 536
Views: 181871

Re: What I listened to today

Elmer Bernstein: composer/conductor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mrSyhK6174 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f072Efxnw24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBi-BHZPkq4 _mrSyhK6174 https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X0hhXUyRld8/W-TYxN7DPBI/AAAAAAAAGgs/VjVqNpZens04MIOn4oFGJCNKTwZKISVqwCLcBGAs/s1600/cover.jpg
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Endgame

Zachary Woolfe's NY Times Review https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/arts/music/review-kurtag-endgame-opera.html A 92-Year-Old’s ‘Endgame’ Opera Is Patiently Perfect Fin de Partie By Zachary Woolfe Nov. 16, 2018 MILAN — In the middle of Samuel Beckett’s bleak but endlessly wry play “Endgame,” a char...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Endgame

Kurtag: Fin de partie (Endgame) - La Scala world premiere - audio only. I assume this is sourced from either the Bartok Radio or RAI Radio 3 broadcasts of 11/15/2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFOUf9WAY8Y sFOUf9WAY8Y The La Scala French/Italian libretto is here: http://static.teatroallascala.o...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide

I was getting it free and just couldn't stand being without it-for a while they allowed you a certain number of free articles but when that came to an end I threw in the towel and became a subscriber! So tell me more about that street in Cleveland-is that downtown-it looked great! Len It is the dow...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide

I read this column in the Friday Weekend print edition b/c it is behind a paywall. In every way, a stunning edition, and cheap at the $3 newsstand price. I'm trying to persuade my wife to subscribe to the Times print edition and scrap our farcical local paper. BTW, two of my teaching colleagues who ...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Endgame

Kurtag interview by Norman Lebrecht

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/one ... ett-opera/
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Delay, Deny, Deflect': the NYT reveals Facebook's loosey-goosey business practices
Replies: 0
Views: 335

'Delay, Deny, Deflect': the NYT reveals Facebook's loosey-goosey business practices

In addition to the Nov 14 bombshell article printed below, the Times's 11/16 Friday business section featured a full-page spread with three more damaging articles about FB, detailing how its business practices have caused it to fall out of favor with an increasing number of young engineers, investo...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide
Replies: 5
Views: 431

A Tale of Two Lands: Amazon's choice reinforces the U.S. divide

The New York Times
Business Section - Commentary
Friday Nov. 16, 2018
by James B. Stewart


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/busi ... n-hq2.html
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Endgame

Kurtág’s Fin de partie by Pierre Audi, stage director of the La Scala production A Beckett opera and its fate against all odds Samuel Beckett was somewhat adamant that his famous stage works should not be put to music. Not surprisingly: they are in themselves music to be brought to life by actors. ...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Endgame

Joyce was an enthusiast of opera, and maybe Beckett shared that enthusiasm and his heirs take it into account. Beckett and Morton Feldman collaborated on an opera, loosely defined, entitled Neither, recorded in 2000 by col legno. Neither Opera by Morton Feldman Librettist Samuel Beckett Language En...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Endgame

Arditti Quartett - Kurtag: Clov's Last Monologue (a fragment) [WP] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJz6NjBwyNA JJz6NjBwyNA http://5against4.com/2017/03/05/gyorgy-kurtag-clovs-last-monologue-a-fragment-world-premiere/ For about as long as many people can remember, Romanian composer György Kurtág has...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Endgame

Thanks. I just downloaded yesterday's RAI Radio 3 & Bartok Radio b'csts and plan to listen over my T-giving break. Kurtag is a fairly well-known avant-gardist. I have lots of his chamber and orchestral works. https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/11/17/arts/music/17moments-oak/merlin_146796672_678305...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Growing up amid books = literacy
Replies: 26
Views: 5022

Re: Growing up amid books = literacy

in terms of slavery, the Dred Scott decision negated all of that Whereas roughly seventy years (30% of the life of our Republic to date) elapsed between the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the Dred Scott case in 1857, the Dred Scott Decision itself held sway for less than a decade, a good part of w...
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Growing up amid books = literacy
Replies: 26
Views: 5022

Re: Growing up amid books = literacy

I don't much like David McCullough. He is too laudatory. Agreed, insofar as the subject of the settlement of the Old Northwest Territory is concerned. The vast physical and moral beauties of the place beggar any description a historian might give, even one like McCullough who hails from adjacent, a...