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by jserraglio
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Serkin - Columbia Album Collection Aug 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Rudolf Serkin - Columbia Album Collection Aug 2017

Don't need it, still want it. 75 discs - Rudolf Serkin - The Complete Columbia Album Collection The first ever collection of Rudolf Serkin s complete recordings for Columbia Masterworks on 75 CDs. Concertos, sonatas, chamber music and vocal performances, recorded 1941 to 1985. 35 recordings newly tr...
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

You bet I will. Perchance to dream trumps Despair and die!.
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

In a topsy-turvy world where Hillary can, with a straight face, be labelled a "winner" after losing the only vote that counted, Trump has a decent shot at being impeached, even by the GOP House majority, assuming they are still in the majority come 2018. After all, did they not turn on Nixon when th...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

Mike Pence. Likable and limited. Gerald Ford reincarnated? Could there be a pardon in the works?
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

Yes, he can begin by telling us which of the three countries he worked for commands his loyalty. If Flynn was such a loose cannon, why is the WH stonewalling the release of Flynn data? Put it all out there. This guy served as DJT's chief national security adviser from June 2015 till February 2017. I...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

Trump's spin doctors say that Flynn was inconsequential. But most of the questions in today's WH press briefing were about Mike Flynn, so much so that a flustered WHPS Sean Spicer cut them off and exited early. Flynn served as a top-level official in the US govt for almost two years all told. Hired ...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carl Vine: Five Hallucinations for Trombone & Orch. Mulcahy/Gaffigan/CSO 2016 world premiere
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Carl Vine: Five Hallucinations for Trombone & Orch. Mulcahy/Gaffigan/CSO 2016 world premiere

I am interested in Australian composers. So here is a Carl Vine world premiere by the Chicagoans led by James Gaffigan with Michael Mulcahy, trombone. I have included relevant notes from the program booklet and restricted the link to CMG viewers. https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=ztkjwse3WxU...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

You're using the code icon "</>". Don't. I used it only to show you what you'll see when you click the color swatch. Type between the two codes. ****************************************************************** ONE: Select color and look for the codes in the message window http://i868.photobucket.c...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

Here's what I do. Inconvenient, to be sure, but it works. 1. Open a blank message. 2. Click drop icon and select a swatch: codes in square brackets will pop up in the message window, like this: [color=#0000FF][/color] 3. Type the text to be colorized in the space between the two codes: {color=#0000F...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

You may have to move the code around once you select a color swatch from the paint droplet. Look at my sample code in green.

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by jserraglio
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

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[color=#FF0000]Thanks I didn't know about this. Regards, Len :D[/color]
Thanks I didn't know about this. Regards, Len :D
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit: “The time of staying-in-my-comfort-zone is over.”
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Pianist Igor Levit: “The time of staying-in-my-comfort-zone is over.”

Igor Levit, a Pianist for Polarizing Times By ZACHARY WOOLFE FEB. 12, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/arts/music/igor-levit-review.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews As we filed out after the pianist Igor Levit’s hypnotic Carnegie Hall debut recital on Frida...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

jbuck919 wrote:P.S. Is there any way to change text color now?
Highlight text, then click the paint drop icon left of "Normal" pop-up menu in the formatting bar.
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cambridge students rated famous poets lower than the unknown ones in a blind test
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Cambridge students rated famous poets lower than the unknown ones in a blind test

Simkin has been singing variations on this song for years, though heaven knows why he thinks the Classical Music Guide is the right place to sing it. He's certainly received no encouragement here. Whoever a poster may be, he deserves better than to be answered in a highhanded tone. Heaven only know...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cambridge students rated famous poets lower than the unknown ones in a blind test
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Cambridge students rated famous poets lower than the unknown ones in a blind test

Controversial? could be. Cockamamie ? probably not. Simkin's question fascinates: How are blind approval ratings related to measures of fame? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/424288/measuring-the-quality-of-abstract-art/ Abstract artists are only 4 per cent better than child artists, according to ...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?

Charles Rosen plays Scarlatti on the Siena pianoforte https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxes0qmNVcs Yxes0qmNVcs 01. Sonata in c (K.247) [5:17] 02. Sonata in E (K.134) [4:36] 03. Sonata in C (K.242) [4:06] 04. Scarlatti - Sonata in F (K.44) [5:53] 05. Scarlatti - Sonata in D (K.140) [4:10] 06. Scarlatt...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming

"Candide" was written as a cross-over by a composer who had his feet in cross-over (just look at the balletic "West Side Story") and serious art music. And he did it brilliantly!! As you say. he did it brilliantly, but LB allowed Candide to be adapted (book not music) into a more serious "opera" in...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming

Indeed, in the 1952 performance of Gershwin's opera, jazz singer/bandleader Cab Calloway plays Sporting Life—not to be missed as accompanied by Alexander Smallens, the orchestral/opera conductor. Let the genres mingle! Light opera and musical theater often cross pollinate performers. Candide (a musi...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming

Candide. A crossover masterwork.

Operatic voices Leontyne Price and William Warfield in the sensational Berlin recording of Porgy in the '52 tour recording of Gershwin's masterpiece.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F9k0BXvu_hs
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tearful Farewell to Bill O'Reilly
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Tearful Farewell to Bill O'Reilly

O, glorious Gotham Times,
Now that O'Reilly's through,
Can you cashier Trump too?
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

Isn't wrestling a biblical meme? Anyway, thanks for this visually compelling performance, which I plan to download and burn to DVD. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/Paul_Gauguin_137.jpg/800px-Paul_Gauguin_137.jpg Paul Gauguin (1888), Vision after the Sermon showing Jacob Wre...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Mostly Mozart Don G
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: The Mostly Mozart Don G

This clip from 2011 (in Budapest?) might help. The Commendatore is the same as in the 2017 MM show:

by jserraglio
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tearful Farewell to Bill O'Reilly
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Tearful Farewell to Bill O'Reilly

by jserraglio
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DEgdM0jk0A 1DEgdM0jk0A My favorite, even more than the one on the excellent Reprise "Concert Sinatra" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-z8VpLEHHk is Sinatra's understated one of 1 May 1945, recorded even before the Carousel cast album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America

The L.A. Phil’s 2017–18 season, just announced, is so far ahead of that of any rival, in America or around the world, that the orchestra is mainly competing with itself. Close to half of the featured composers are contemporary. http://www.laphil.com/tickets/calendar-fullseason/2017 Ross and Woolfe ...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Reger fans
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: For Reger fans

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:26 am
IMO Max Reger is the greatest organ composer after Bach both in terms of quality and chronology.
Listening now. Thanks for the heads-up.
Max Reger Organ Works, performed by Balázs Szabó
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... B58B0F8FA6
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang goes on the DL
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Lang Lang goes on the DL

Sorry, the DL is shorthand for disabled list, a list of injured baseball players. I don't mind Lang Lang either: the more he is put down by the cognoscenti, the more I like him.
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang goes on the DL
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Lang Lang goes on the DL

The pianist has cancelled all concerts till June. Inflammation in left arm.
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/a ... -till-june
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hamburg's new music hall likes (?) what it sees in America
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Hamburg's new music hall likes (?) what it sees in America

With Politics as Backdrop, Hamburg’s New Hall Looks to America https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/arts ... nyt-region Clip from Jordi Savall performance referenced in the article https://vimeo.com/160358677 Thanks for posting this fascinating article. Apparently they also broadcast live on YT. http...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ Review
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ Review

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/26/arts/classical-music-of-bach-and-the-jews-in-the-st-john-passion.html Of Bach and the Jews in the 'St. John Passion' By JAMES R. OESTREICHAPRIL 26, 1998 PASSION season has come and gone, and far from being confined to the week before Easter, it was a long and active...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Reger fans
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: For Reger fans

Reger first came to my attention on Rudolf Serkin's recordings. Because of him, I have bought and enjoyed Reger's music.

by jserraglio
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After a Soprano’s Crisis, a Brünnhilde Is Born
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: After a Soprano’s Crisis, a Brünnhilde Is Born

lennygoran wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:58 pm
She's very good as a host-surprised by her last Met performance on March 22, 2014 Matinee Broadcast
Thanks for the article. I am interested to hear more of Goerke's singing.
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?

More favorite Scarlatti by Anthony di Bonaventura on Connoisseur Society and Centaur: https://www.youtube.com/results?q=Antony+Di+Bonaventura+scarlatti And listening to 19 Scarlatti sonatas by Sergei Babyan based on the recs above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD4incfUi0M&list=PLRxumvUx3zRTmA-gbI...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bram Beekman - Bach Complete Organ Works on YT
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Bram Beekman - Bach Complete Organ Works on YT

Here is volume VI just uploaded to YT today. Again, all tracks are fully tagged.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqrmlyK8lFQ
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dying to know, Mr. President: Were those 59 cruise missiles manned?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Dying to know, Mr. President:Were those 59 cruise missiles manned?

Not a bit of it. Ya gotta go by your gut not your head, just like our President does. No way do I want to go like Trump does-the amount of flip flops has reached epic proportions-for now he's coming after Russia and Putin finally and he's back with Nato! Regards, Len :D Well, he probably really thi...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dying to know, Mr. President: Were those 59 cruise missiles manned?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Dying to know, Mr. President:Were those 59 cruise missiles manned or unmanned?

Right, It would be mighty white of Trump to answer an honest question.
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dying to know, Mr. President: Were those 59 cruise missiles manned?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Dying to know, Mr. President: Were those 59 cruise missiles manned?

One question. Maria Bartiromo asked it more acutely in her Fox Business News interview with Trump but the President ignored her: possibly he did not know the answer: "Mr. President, the 59 cruise missiles you launched into Syria, were they manned or unmanned?" http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/3089409/499...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An Opera About Robert Moses
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: An Opera About Robert Moses

Interesting article. Moses messed up the Bronx big-league.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qQCJ1W-6jo

by jserraglio
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FBI got warrant to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page as suspected Russian agent
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: FBI got warrant to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page as suspected Russian agent

The AP is reporting today that Paul Manafort will soon register as a foreign agent (Ukraine).
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The symphonies of Sibelius
Replies: 47
Views: 1116

Re: The symphonies of Sibelius

Just listened to this Szell stunner. No. 2 / CO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JdqgeR4y8k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_I27Fv30Iw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNa6bGfuZZM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8emoZjQU6do And ... En Saga / CO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B0iah1_430 Sym 7 / Hel...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FBI got warrant to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page as suspected Russian agent
Replies: 2
Views: 132

FBI got warrant to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page as suspected Russian agent

FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page The FBI obtained a secret court order to monitor communications from former Trump adviser Carter Page in summer 2016, according to law enforcement and intelligence officials. By Ellen Nakashima, Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous April 11 at...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The symphonies of Sibelius
Replies: 47
Views: 1116

Re: The symphonies of Sibelius

I like the classic Sibelius recordings well enough (Koussevitzky, Beecham, Szell, Mravinsky et al) but this great composer also deserves modern sound. Ashkenazy/Philharmonia, for instance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZOci2Pq77U

by jserraglio
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: Scarlatti: Piano or Harpsichord?

I listen to Scarlatti on piano, harpsichord, fortepiano, even guitar. I like Pierre Hantai on harpsichord. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hBHYd98lLh4 hBHYd98lLh4 Robert Casadesus and Antonio di Bonaventura (Connoisseur Society) on piano. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf7ohoAB5-E Wf7ohoAB5-E https://m...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The symphonies of Sibelius
Replies: 47
Views: 1116

Re: The symphonies of Sibelius

You don't find Sibelius very often in American concert programs these days, except of course in Minneapolis. Ormandy is long gone, but Sibelius still shows up on Philadelphia Orchestra programs. For example, next season, Yannick is conducting Symphony No. 1. The program also includes Hilary Hahn as...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The symphonies of Sibelius
Replies: 47
Views: 1116

Re: The symphonies of Sibelius

Leif Segerstam's Sibelius, most of it on YouTube, is another good-sounding contemporary cycle. https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=Segerstam%27s+Sibelius+symphonies+youtube&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 Besides Bernstein's and Vanska's, there have been a couple distinguished recorded cyc...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The symphonies of Sibelius
Replies: 47
Views: 1116

Re: The symphonies of Sibelius

Stokowski also recorded a fabulous I for Columbia... Stokowski recorded Sibelius's 1st Symphony in 1950 with his own Symphony Orchestra (Cala Records CD CACD0541). Ri8nXxWj5ps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri8nXxWj5ps **************************************************************************** Ch...