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by jserraglio
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Being The Times’s Classical Music Critic TOMMASINI
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Being The Times’s Classical Music Critic TOMMASINI

It should still be pronounced "gantlet", and not "gauntlet" Q. Good Sir Knight, how must I say "gauntlet"? My schoolmaster taxes me with illiteracy for saying this word wrongly. A. My boy, this is none other than trial by trivia. Speak that word in the manner it liketh thee, but take pains to sing ...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE POWER OF MYTH
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: THE POWER OF MYTH

dulcinea wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Danke for your replies.
I said Norse Germanic mythology because of Wagner; it's really a revelation to find out that the Ring cycle was inspired by sources from Iceland.
Revelation for me too. Did not know that.
BTW, I like your posts because of the wide latitude they give us to respond.
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Being The Times’s Classical Music Critic TOMMASINI
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Being The Times’s Classical Music Critic TOMMASINI

It is gantlet, not gauntlet. A gantlet is a ritual line of punishment, a gauntlet is a type of glove. What is irrelevant is the way you were dressed. I thought I had stated that I was being definitely irrelevant and thoughtless . But no matter: looking past the misjudged pedantry, being scolded in ...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Being The Times’s Classical Music Critic TOMMASINI
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Being The Times’s Classical Music Critic TOMMASINI

I was in a state of shock. This is not a baseball game. How about football? Definitely irrelevant and thoughtless, I once showed up to a Severance Hall concert wearing a Cleveland Browns sweatshirt under a fire-engine-red Ohio State University starter jacket and heard many muttered imprecations fro...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Georg Solti/Chicago Box
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Georg Solti/Chicago Box

Well, this is only a piece of Solti's legacy on records, excluding as it does nearly all of his opera recordings which were made with the Vienna Philharmonic and other European orchestras. For me, Solti was at his best in opera; I bought very few of his orchestral recordings as they came out, and w...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE POWER OF MYTH
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: THE POWER OF MYTH

Dulcinea asked for examples of "Nordic Germanic mythology" in post-Wagnerian music. Now I am informed that Icelandic is un-Germanic and Icelandic mythology un-Nordic. Wow!
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE POWER OF MYTH
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: THE POWER OF MYTH

Did not Dulcimea open the door by referring to Dittersdorf's Metamorphoses before posing her question? Was that from a Germanic or Nordic source? Please advise. Would not want to be found guilty of not being German[e]!
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE POWER OF MYTH
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: THE POWER OF MYTH

Carl Nielsen: Saga-Drom - Icelandic Njal's Saga. In wide release.

Jón Leifs (1899-1968) composed a number of works based on Icelandic myth and folklore. BIS issued a whole series dedicated to this very interesting composer..
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance

ESPN It started early Sunday in London and continued throughout the NFL as players, coaches and even owners locked arms or knelt during the national anthem. NFL PLAYERS ACROSS the league knelt, locked arms, raised their fists and even refused to come out of the locker room during the national anthe...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: After calling out NBA and NFL Trump gets slapped around on Twitter

This is one of the hardest Trump moves to understand ... he has certainly alienated every sports fan in the country who does not overlap with that crowd by this latest folly. Yes, taxi-squad Trump has messed up big-league this time. He has united the country against him and tarnished the practice o...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: After calling out NBA and NFL Trump gets slapped around on Twitter

And now MLB flips off the POTUS. Pretty soon nobody will stand, including the fans sitting in the stands. ESPN Oakland Athletics rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem when he did so before Saturday night's 1-0 home victory agai...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: After calling out NBA and NFL Trump gets slapped around on Twitter

Once again, Trump has screwed up BIGLY. This time on TV with millions watching players defy him. Starting off in London this morning, prior to the Ravens/Jaguars NFL game. Members of the Ravens and Jaguars kneeled during the national anthem in response to Trump tweets including Terrell Suggs and Ray...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: José Carreras Exits on His Terms

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:51 pm
the opera singers on that recording do a good job. Carreras is the notorious exception.
Dame Kiri appears to think otherwise (see her reaction to Carreras's singing @ 1:42). Her musical taste in this instance is impeccable.



by jserraglio
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: After calling out NBA and NFL Trump gets slapped around on Twitter

I don't mind if someone fusses at the pro teams. Even if that someone might be settling old scores? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cb/New_Jersey_Generals_helmet_1983-1985.png/183px-New_Jersey_Generals_helmet_1983-1985.png New Jersey Generals Founded 1982 Folded 1986 Based in East...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance
Replies: 9
Views: 92

After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance

LA TIMES President Trump has picked fights with two of the nation’s most popular professional sports leagues, setting off a Twitter war with top athletes who were quick to fight back in an extraordinary display of political trash-talking with thinly veiled racial undertones. Even National Football L...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: José Carreras Exits on His Terms

With characteristic gentleness and sensitivity you make your point!! :roll: As for the comments regarding Bernstein's nastiness do read Humphrey Burton. I read somewhere that many UK orchestra players hated Lenny b/c he was a bully so they sometimes called him out for behaving badly. As President O...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: José Carreras Exits on His Terms

Always wondered how much it rankled LB to be known as Broadway Lenny. As I recall, the nickname stuck till after he had left for Europe, around the time the complete LvB symphonies with the VPO appeared as a DG LP boxset to rival HvK.
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: José Carreras Exits on His Terms

If I read the NYT interview correctly, Mr. Carreras plans to fulfill existing commitments till early 2019. Excellent tenor. He will be missed. Obviously, the WSS OBC album is in a class of its own as is the Barbara Cook Candide on Columbia. One nitpick: the fake echoes at the beginning of the OC alb...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: King James 3-pointer at buzzer sinks Team DJT
Replies: 1
Views: 42

King James 3-pointer at buzzer sinks Team DJT

LeBron wrote:U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: José Carreras Exits on His Terms

Another, with LB having a bad-hair day at Jose Carreras's expense. Bernstein explodes at the producer (John McClure?) who dares correct Carreras's accent: "John, John! Please don't do this. Don't give elocution lessons over the microphone!" Carreras appears rattled by LB's volcanic defense of his di...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: José Carreras Exits on His Terms

A BBC 2nd trumpet player disrespects LB who, this time, retains a professional demeanor. They made up later. Here is part of it. There is a fuller version somewhere with more nastiness but I can't find it now.

by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: José Carreras Exits on His Terms

WSS was LB's masterpiece. He is like a mother bear protecting its cub. JC and LB finally got it together though. What a voice. What music. WSS should live on forever.

by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: José Carreras Exits on His Terms

Delighted to do so. Carreras's soaring Hispanic take on Polish Tony bothered me no more than did Pinza's Italianate impersonation of Frenchman Emil de Becque. We have imaginations that allow for color, gender and even ethnic-blind casting. I think it did bother Bernstein; in turn, Bernstein's booris...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Forgotten Monsieur Enescu
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: The Forgotten Monsieur Enescu

Dinicu's Ciocarlia makes my blood boil. Violin virtuoso Enescu covered the work brilliantly. b5Pn1X1_a64 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major 'Villageoise', cond. Constantin Silvestri QMP9mkNXzJk 3 symphonies on Chandos with Rozhdestvensky https://www.chandos.net/artists/Gennady_Rozhdestvensky/1081 Im...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Forgotten Monsieur Enescu
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: The Forgotten Monsieur Enescu

Oedipe
Jose van Dam
Foster/Monte Carlo
EMI 1989

A somewhat obscure 20th century operatic masterpiece.
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook sent 'selected' users Rosh Hashanah greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Facebook sent 'selected' users Rosh Hashanah greetings

I fear, and mean that literally, that the two types of ad targeting (holiday greetings aimed at Jewish users and targeted Russian election ad buys) are related, with Facebook as a personal info vendor exploitable by hackers and/or bad actors in and out of government. For that reason, I intend to can...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook sent 'selected' users Rosh Hashanah greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Facebook sent 'selected' users Rosh Hashanah greetings

CNN Money September 21, 2017
 New York How Facebook knows you're Jewish http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/21/technology/business/facebook-rosh-hashanah-ad-targeting/index.html Facebook is wishing some of its "Jewish" users a Happy New Year. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began Wednesday evening — an...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dame Kiri retires
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Dame Kiri retires

jbuck wrote:Give me a break. You know what I meant.
Yes I do. It is far from unhealthy for kids to join team sports that sublimate their aggression even if in doing so they incur some risk of injury.
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dame Kiri retires
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Dame Kiri retires

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:51 am
there is no such thing as a non-dangerous team sport.
Doubles badminton. Doubles ping-pong. Lawn bowling. There must be others.
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dame Kiri retires
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Dame Kiri retires

Who better to talk about a war, be they willing, than those who fought it? Those that play rugby speak highly of the experience and some have even parlayed it into scholarships. I played and loved no-equipment, unsupervised, rough. violent flag football, thin cloth strips tied tightly into pockets t...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dame Kiri retires
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Dame Kiri retires

Scholastic rugby is well-regarded and flourishes here in Ohio. My school (with several others in this region) has had a successful 3-level varsity and developmental rugby program for about a dozen years now, inaugurated by a teacher from New Zealand. Students seem to love the sport and participate e...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Legend Of Faust
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: The Legend Of Faust

That is hardly one of the great works of Beethoven
Didn't know this great little gem before I went Faust y-hunting. His magnum opus, No, a delightful song, .
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Legend Of Faust
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: The Legend Of Faust

Beethoven Op. 75 no 3 Aus Goethes Faust: “Es war einmal ein König” (1809) mx8hkjukUjM Spohr, Faust (composed 1813). Not based on Goethe; "libretto draws mainly on Faust plays and poems by Maximilian Klinger and Heinrich von Kleist" (Wikipedia). PQT4qn90YLM&list https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQT4q...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Legend Of Faust
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: The Legend Of Faust

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust_(Spohr)

Composed after Goethe but libretto not based on Goethe.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

Forgot about this one. Most recent I've heard. Like it a lot. Brendel was my intro to the DV.

http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Sony/88875060962
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Math guy suggests excess CO2 could turn our crops into sugary junk food
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Math guy suggests excess CO2 could turn our crops into sugary junk food

I'm a math guy too and this is perfectly ridiculous. We have enough problems with climate change caused mainly by excess CO2 without borrowing this kind of trouble. With apologies, j, I think the math guy in the article is the math guy with credibility. Saying we have enough problems already with C...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: This Equifax Thing

Irritated by Facelessbook news emanating from Russian bots? Now there is a homegrown fake-tax-refund threat coming to many of us compliments of the feckless folks at "Equihacks". CNBC . After the Equifax data breach, year-end tax planning may be even more important. Social Security numbers were amon...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: This Equifax Thing

According to Bloomberg today, "Equihacks" was breached 6 months ago. I doubt this Atlanta-based outfit will survive all the lawsuits and investigations to come. Their entire business rests on credibility which is now shot to hell. Material below QTD from report on Bloomberg site 9/18/2017 Equifax In...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary refuses to rule out challenging 2016 election outcome but has yet to figure out how
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Hillary refuses to rule out challenging 2016 election outcome but has yet to figure out how

Or is she just putting a spoke in the Donald's wheel? Does this in effect take back her concession in order to question whether Trump was ever duly elected?

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/18/551217204 ... -not-naive
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

For me, the R. & P. Serkins, Rosen and Brendel. I would also like to hear the Browning in the recent Sony mega-box.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: brenda lewis

Two with Schreier I like.

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by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Comments from Hillary

On NPR yesterday Hillary refused to rule out challenging the outcome of the election. Smart.

President HRC has an even nicer ring to it now. I wonder if the Donald will show up at her inauguration, as she so graciously did for his.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: This Equifax Thing

Thanks. I read the FTC article carefully and used the link to check Potential Impact at the "Equihacks" website. Found three other helpful articles, especially the third. http://www.clevelandc.com/business/index.ssf/2017/09/heres_what_not_to_do_after_the.html http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/2017...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Callas: on the 40th Anniversary of her death (16 September 1977)
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Maria Callas: on the 40th Anniversary of her death (16 September 1977)

BxJFU_gSTVc&feature=youtu.be FWIW, a YT viewer of this promo film disputes Warner's claims about the remastering quality. It is fair to say that this remastering from the "best possible sources" is completely false advertising. I know several of the original tapes (or the copies closest to the orig...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dame Kiri retires
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Dame Kiri retires

A wonderful, moving memorial to the notable American violinist, Eudice Shapiro (1914-2007). Found on another forum, it seems to have originally appeared in 2007 as a letter in that most elegant of publications, The Guardian . Farewell to a friend A cultural treasure, musical pioneer and a great viol...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gould-berg Variations Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Gould-berg Variations Madness

I'm with Lance on this one. I have roughly 55 recordings of the Goldberg Variations but the 1955 Glenn Gould is sui generis and I love it. Gould is the "Bird" Parker of classical pianists. Lots of takes, most all of them I find interesting.
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gould-berg Variations Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Gould-berg Variations Madness

Why should listeners be obsessed with Glenn Gould? When he evidently couldn't make up his mind how to play the piece. Not privy to his state of mind in 1955, I prefer to believe Gould purposively experimented with different interpretations before making up his mind about how to he wanted this piece...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

Steinbrenner came from Cleveland (Rocky River), so maybe subconsciously wanted to undermine the Yankees b/c of what happened to the Tribe in the '50s.

Berra was one of baseball's gods. DiMaggio was god. 13 strikeouts the year of the streak. All year. Incroyable!