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by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 47
Views: 532

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: 200

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: 359

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: 359

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: 530
Views: 179983

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: 155

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: 369

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: 530
Views: 179983

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: 3958
Views: 566311

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: 241

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: 530
Views: 179983

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: 999

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: 999

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: 393

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: 393

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: 999

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: 296

'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: 393

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: 999

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: 999

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: 999

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: 999

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: 4916

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: 4916

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...
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Growing up amid books = literacy
Replies: 26
Views: 4916

Re: Growing up amid books = literacy

David McCullough's forthcoming book on the Northwest Ordinance and the settlement of the Northwest Territory:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4681311/ ... -ordinance

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4667124/ ... t-pioneers
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Growing up amid books = literacy
Replies: 26
Views: 4916

Re: Growing up amid books = literacy

And also why perch, which used to be a common fish, is no longer available anywhere. Are they extinct? Completely fished out? Try fishing in Lake Erie: commercial as well as sport fishing for walleye and yellow perch, among others. https://image.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width600/img/egan_impa...
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

Reporter Abby Phillip might also have asked Trump the same question Dodger second-baseman Eddie Stanky in 1947 asked Phillies manager Ben Chapman:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MkKK49vrd ... &version=3

by jserraglio
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

david johnson wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:05 am
I am speaking of Waters.
Speak well of her. The less she deserves, the more merit in your bounty.
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

Maxine Waters deserves all the mocking she can get, and probably more. I do not know much about the others. The issue is not how much mockery and ridicule Congresswoman Waters deserves, but whether in a public forum the President ought to ridicule, bully or verbally abuse a member of Congress (Mia ...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

lennygoran wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Yeah he's just disgusting.
Trump can be verbally abusive to reporters because they can't talk back, or like Jim Acosta, they'll lose their job. In any other arena (teaching, courtroom, broadcasting, sports, retail, etc.), such behavior woulda got him fired long ago.
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Serious Bernstein
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: Serious Bernstein

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:14 pm
And Judge Judy beat you to the first three words of that.
Appearances notwithstanding, this ain't reality TV — it was FLOTUS Hillary. https://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/15/.../ ... oulda.html
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion,live
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion,live

John F wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:43 pm
That recording I found more than 50 years ago, in the Minute Man record store off Harvard Square.
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by jserraglio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Serious Bernstein
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: Serious Bernstein

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:30 am
"Meddling intellect," as you invidiously call it
Shoulda, coulda, woulda, only Wordsworth beat me to it.
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Racist roots of Trump's verbal abuse of newspersons & political figures

The Washington Post — PARIS — President Trump’s verbal assaults against black reporters, candidates and lawmakers has renewed criticism that the president employs insults rooted in racist tropes aimed at making his African American targets appear unintelligent, untrustworthy and unqualified. Over t...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it

Trump and Minimalism! Lordy, a combo heaven-decreed. Imagine a 2½-hour opera, in Korean, The Fascist Who Mistook His Wife for a Doormat , consisting of two chanted melodic lines, the first for Russian basso-profondo Putin, the other for wussy-castrato Cruz: 담합도 없다! Damhabdo Eobsda! ( No Collusion! )...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Wall Street Journal Exposé: Pecker squashed the story; the WSJ printed it

I do like some of your thoughts-so glad Avenatti, Stormy, McDougal are all back in the news! We must be sure who the president is when he's jailed-someone who won't immediately pardon him! Regards, Len :lol: I think, however, in recognition of his always putting America first, before himself, Donal...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘Mefistofele’ at the Met Opera
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: ‘Mefistofele’ at the Met Opera

I am listening to a rip of the webcast of the 2018 Met performance as I type this.