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by jserraglio
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

It's disappointing to see these arguments here on CMG. Disappointing to be sure, but unsurprising given the whataboutism Trumpistas often resort to when swamped with incontrovertible evidence of Trump's unfitness for office (cf. Bob Woodwards's new book), in the present instance, the tactic being t...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

living_stradivarius wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:55 pm
We can go back to her dealings with GS and her failure as SecState too, but do we even need to go that far?
Indeed, who would be so bold as to take issue with your restraint and fair-mindedness?
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

living_stradivarius wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Indeed, the number of "walls closing in on Trump" headlines posted by jserraglio here far outnumber anyone else's political opinions
Don't like 'em? Don't read 'em.
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

living_stradivarius wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:19 pm
with Trump, what you see is what you get.
Ask Stormy what she saw, and got.
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

Hillary is no different in this respect. Smells like a load of crap. Come to think of it, it is a load of crap. Good luck convincing more than half of Americans of that with your CNN sky is falling headlines. Eat your heart out! I do tune into CNN whenever there is a big disaster. And even then ins...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:52 pm
That is an incredibly sexist reply.
Its tone was ironic.
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

living_stradivarius wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Hillary is no different in this respect.
Smells like a load of crap. Come to think of it, it is a load of crap.
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

the next nominee will be no better. I think that even the GOP, bad as they are, can do better than a man who as a lawyer back in the 1990s exhibited prurient interest in Bill Clinton, and today, as a judge named to the High Court, has to deny that in his youth he was a drunk, a kidnapper and a wann...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

there are men in prison who were 20 and had consensual sex with a girl who was 15 (16 in New York, where the age of consent is a ridiculous 17). None of whom, of course, have ever been nominated to the Supreme Court. If the allegations against BK are true, their so-called crimes would be far less o...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

BK's school pal, ironically surnamed Judge, at first stated he had no recollection of the incident, then revised that to an flat denial, corroborating what the other "Judge" had said. Tonite Judge apparently re-stated he has no recollection of the incident and that he will not testify. So it's two m...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: With its concertmaster still suspended, Cleveland suspends 2nd player: looking into trombonist's sexual misconduct
Replies: 2
Views: 80

With its concertmaster still suspended, Cleveland suspends 2nd player: looking into trombonist's sexual misconduct

News5 https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/second-cleveland-orchestra-musician-suspended-amid-sexual-misconduct-allegations WAPO https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/cleveland-orchestra-suspends-another-player/2018/09/15/6adbc932-b924-11e8-a2c5-3187f427e253_s...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Unfortunately for BK, I believe that the state of Maryland has no such statute of limitations on sex offenses. [/size] Having lived in Maryland for 25 years, I assure you that it does. Yes, but thought I'd verify just in case. I'm sure you know Doveryai, no proveryai is old Russian proverb, made fa...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

The Senate confirms, not the House. But, all praise to the gods and our ancestors, Nancy Pelosi is destined once again to become Speaker of the House. And Mike Pence soon thereafter the next President of the United States. A marriage made in heaven between the Left and the Right.
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

david johnson wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:09 am
If Pelosi is involved, it's ALL malarkey.
Where is Hillary to shoulder the blame when we needher?
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

A 1998 memo written by Brett Kavanaugh proposed a series of tough, sexually explicit questions for President Bill Clinton to answer about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, shedding new light on the Supreme Court nominee’s moralistic outlook . . . https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/brett-...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

You got a point there. I think the DC revolving door is gonna work in unforeseen ways for a bunch of Trumpistas once they leave the admin.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Unfortunately for BK, I believe that the state of Maryland has no such statute of limitations on sex offenses.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:09 pm
LOCK HIM UP!

Len from Lisborn
Once the Feds confiscate the ill-gotten Trump Tower, they could convert it into a minimum security federal prison — THE DONALD.

Sounds like a plan?
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Barring complete exoneration, Kavanaugh is tainted. By comparison, Justice Thomas looks like a mischief maker who just needed his mouth washed out.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Two words: Clarence Thomas.
Just one word: KIDNAPPING?
Two more: Attempted Rape?
Three more: Lying to Congress?
Four more: Lying to the FBI?
Five more: I herewith withdraw my nomination.
Six more: Why wasn't this stiff properly vetted?
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 433

Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Washington Post California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh denied committing sexual or physical harassment as an adult when asked by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on Sept. 5. By Emma Brown September ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

Barring Kavanaugh's accuser (California professor Christine Blasey Ford has now come forward) being discredited or Kavanaugh being fully exonerated by the FBI, if the GOP rams Kavanaugh thru next week without further investigation, it might become a wedge issue in the midterms or even in 2020.
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Woodward's book makes it clear: We have everything to fear, even fear itself
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Woodward's book makes it clear: We have everything to fear, even fear itself

I'm about 50% thru it, but esp. after reading the tale of the South Korea KORUS trade-deal withdrawal letter Gary Cohn swiped off Trump's desk as well as the other documents swiped by Cohn and Rob Porter, I realized the country now has only three options vis a vis this President: - impeach him - zap...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Names to Look for this Season
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: 5 Names to Look for this Season

an opera based on Marnie? Why not? Notorious's already been done three years ago. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2015/9/3/1441296654872/Gothernburg-opera-009.jpg?width=1140&quality=85&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=039e58d2da761d55d6d2018fbffa6bea https://www.theguardi...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

Joe I'm sure staying tuned-as we travel around lisbon I'm checking in with the smart phone to the NYTimes several times a day! Len Enjoy Lisbon, Lenny. WHIMSICAL NEWS UPDATES: Trump is busy this weekend boning up on the Salem witch hunts of 1692-93. First book learning this poster boy for ADHD's do...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15

These kinds of operas just seem so odd and out of place. Maybe, maybe not, but I think I'll listen to it before I make up my mind. Anyway, here's the program, with notes and a synopsis, from the Jacobs school: https://music.indiana.edu/events/program.php?pid=55944 Here's a NYT Review by Zachary Woo...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

as my mother used to say, if a sewing machine is broken, wishing will make it sew. It's comforting to be told that wishing something is so will make it sew. Lies, damn lies and statistics, j. Meantime, while the flocks of summer swallows twitter mindlessly, Michael Cohen names the President in open...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

Die rather than give up Trump? Does that apply to Paul Manafort? Michael Cohen? Assuming he has dope on Donald (a safe bet), GOP Manafort will surely give Trump up to save his own hide and keep his family safe from potential harm at the hands of the Russians he conspired with. He has no other choice...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 36
Views: 451

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

Manafort flipped despite Trump's public efforts to tamper with his testimony, all but offering Manafort a pardon in payment for his loyalty. I'd be surprised if from Mueller's standpoint the 2018 midterms are seen as anything more than a floating fart; Mueller wants from Manafort what, if any, ille...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling
Replies: 1
Views: 62

When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling

NYT — Scientists showed that plants are much less passive than they seem by revealing the secret workings of their threat communijcation systems. Plants are not green animals. Plants are different, but sometimes they’re remarkably similar to how animals operate. Plants have no eyes, no ears, no mout...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15

https://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive/ BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Celebrating its 70th year, Indiana University Opera Theater, at the Jacobs School of Music, will open its 2018-19 season with the collegiate premiere of “The Revolution of Steve Jobs” at 7:30 p.m. next Friday, with additional performances Se...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

NATURE - EDITORIAL 12 SEPT 2018 The earliest known drawing in history sends a message through 73,000 years. Cross-hatched crayon on a rock shard suggests early humans indulged in abstract art. https://media.nature.com/w800/magazine-assets/d41586-018-06657-x/d41586-018-06657-x_16116698.jpg Blombos c...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

. . . so is the "art" created by elephants and chimpanzees grasping a paint brush and sloshing paint on a canvas . . . . Human beings are animals; all art is animal art. Anyway, my point is that to call anything "abstract drawing" or "abstract art" when one doesn't know what made it or why, may be ...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

so is the "art" created by elephants and chimpanzees grasping a paint brush and sloshing paint on a canvas. Animal 'paintings' are not what these guys are investigating. They are focused on what appears to be a fragment of a larger symbolic drawing on a demonstrably human artifact. And these are dr...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

All I can say is that here we run into the difference between anatomically modern humans and human behavioral modernity. There is no figuring some things out, nor is there likely ever to be. Nor is there likely ever to be any lack of interest in figuring out manifestations of symbolic thinking in a...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/science/oldest-drawing-ever-found.html Oldest Known Drawing by Human Hands Discovered in South African Cave By Nicholas St. Fleur Sept. 12, 2018 Nine red lines on a stone flake found in a South African cave may be the earliest known drawing made by Homo sapien...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

Definitely some limitations as this 2015 PC Mag review points out while still rating the service as EXCELLENT. https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2492079,00.asp The bad news is that you may not be able to take advantage of Nomorobo. Ideally, it should be directly integrated into the carrier's int...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

The trouble with that is, robocallers keep changing their ostensible phone numbers . . . . the calls you really want to block need sterner stuff than that. The scammers can change numbers or spoof numbers but still not get thru b/c Nomorobo's algorithm instantly zaps any number aimed at multitudes ...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

Now forgive me, but that itself sounds like a scam. A scam that is not looking to take my money? Now that's the sorta scam I can live with. To be sure, this service does not eliminate all the inconvenience caused by scammers, telemarketers, robocallers, or my cherished brother and his wife who mask...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

I have a landline and zap a signicant # of robocalls daily, free of charge. Nomorobo has become a necessity. Hangs up on way more than half of incoming robocalls after one ring. Can't recall the last robocall I got roped into answering, but it's been several years. https://www.nomorobo.com Free for ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 549

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

Handel doesn't count. He didn't write songs, but rather great choral works, and Dryden's text was intended to be set to music unlike most of the poetry we are considering. Handel does count. He set English lyric poetry to music. Cf. his adaptations of Milton's l'Allegro and il Penseroso. And the fa...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obama lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obana lecture

RebLem wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:26 pm
He always sniffles in his speeches like someone who is snorting something or other on a fairly regular basis.
Ritalin side effect?
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 549

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

English simply came too late to art song for even the most talented composers to produce anything convincing, and most English poetry of any sort is generally an inferior vehicle for musical setting in the first place. The Penguin Book of English Song: Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Aude...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 549

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

William Bolcom: Songs of Innocence & Experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpoTyFeHC4c qpoTyFeHC4c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzDefyfPj1w PzDefyfPj1w John Blackwood McEwen: Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity set to Milton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbrlMtykOfA RbrlMtykOfA Wilfr...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 549

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:49 am
Nobody ever wrote a bad violin concerto.
Yes, but a bad player can belie a good concerto.

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

by jserraglio
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 549

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

I'm afraid I have a bit of a blind spot about Britten, and I know for a fact that among knowledgeable musicians I am not the only one to feel that way. Not everybody loves everything that became famous, you know. Vous avez seul la clef à cette parade. "Knowledgeable musician" I am not, but neither ...