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by jserraglio
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 18
Views: 233

Re: Toxic Masculinity

This article about toxic masculinity isn't about American politics and if it were we could discuss Antifa. But I choose not to go down this road. Last time I checked, the Gillette Company, to say nothing of America, was still part of the Western World. Right-wingers, there and elsewhere, conjure up...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 18
Views: 233

Re: Toxic Masculinity

I disagree strongly with Mr. Furedi. The reality is that the phrase "boys will be boys" used to be used to excuse minor roughhousing and other similar transgressions . . . . The criticism of "toxic masculinity" is not merely political correctness. I agree. Boys'll be boys, eh? Then get a load of th...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 18
Views: 233

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Sex differences are built into the required number of sets but equality of outcome means the same prize money is paid, no matter how little time the women spend on the court. In Sept 2018, Denise Mueller-Korenek smashed the motor-paced bicycle land speed record previously held by a man and did it b...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 18
Views: 233

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Belle wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:12 am
I'd sure like people to respect sex differences....Give me a break!!
http://digg.com/video/bicycle-land-speed-record
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Noseda and the NSO give a concert at a D.C. high school with mixed results
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Noseda and the NSO give a concert at a D.C. high school with mixed results

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/a-world-famous-conductor-performed-in-a-dc-public-school-the-result-mixed-marks/2019/01/11/d17937f4-15c4-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html?utm_term=.4a5c7aafb7a9 https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/4FTHOjpwvEC_cclY_nKJCyc3L7o=/1484x0/arc-anglerfi...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: James Watson, 90, DNA pioneer, sanctioned by his own lab for racist views on ethnicity and genetics
Replies: 1
Views: 62

James Watson, 90, DNA pioneer, sanctioned by his own lab for racist views on ethnicity and genetics

WAPO—Five years ago, James Watson, one of the fathers of DNA, tried to sell his Nobel Prize because people thought he was a racist. Watson, who won the prize in 1962 for outlining the double-helix structure of DNA, wanted to offer penance for the comments that brought his reputation crashing down in...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump concealed details of talks with Putin
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Trump concealed details of talks with Putin

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/12/1862/1048/ContentBroker_contentid-f6865b7b83f14866b4ce9dff68e762e3.png?ve=1&tl=1 WAPO https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjy4JPIuevfAhUQbK0KHbj-CXUQqUMwAHoECAAQBQ&url...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

I attended exactly one concert in Philharmonic Hall. My young ears couldn't hear a damn thing! Also been to Carnegie Hall once. Too pricey for a student budget. But that one-off experience was nice. I guess I had been spoiled by the likes of Symphony, Severance and Jordan Halls, Sanders Theatre and ...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

John F wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:15 am
maestrob wrote: Now, why can't we in NY have a hall that's of equal quality?
We do. Its name is Carnegie Hall.
Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall and Sanders Theatre are all within reach for New Yorkers in search of other good-sounding halls.

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

by jserraglio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

What did Szell say of NY's hall? "Tear it down and start over. It's an insult to music." I attended a Severance Hall recital by Richard Goode, and even from the cheapest seat in the upper balcony I could hear his sotto voce accompaniment to his own playing. In the drab, modernist, pre-renovation sta...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

The suite from Die Frau ohne Schatten was new to me, and welcome. That was my favorite work on the program and new to me too. FWM has improved greatly as a conductor over his 17 years as MD, and the Cleveland still plays with that sound derived from Szell, as in the Ravel, sounding even more blende...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204789

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

Lang Lang headlines Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala By Sam Jacobson Following The Cleveland Orchestra's momentous centennial season, one final 100th birthday celebration remained in the shape of last weekend’s annual gala. Franz Welser-Möst, now in his 17th season as music director, le...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Memo to the New York Philharmonic: Louder Isn’t Better
Replies: 27
Views: 611

Re: Memo to the New York Philharmonic: Louder Isn’t Better

big, brassy and loud
I reckon that's why the Chicago is my favorite American band.
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Music Streaming
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: Classical Music Streaming

When I phoned to ask if it had built-in Chromecast he said, "I don't know". Now I'm more confused than ever CXN V2 Network Music STREAMER CHROMECAST BUILT-IN Ultimate digital convenience and quality. CXN (V2) further refines the seamless digital music experience that made the original a What Hi-Fi?...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: F.B.I. opened counter-spy probe of Trump in 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: F.B.I. opened counter-spy probe of Trump in 2017

COLLUSION COLLUSION, COLLUSION An old TV re-run and an old movie serve as templates for individual #1's behavior. https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/upload/c_crop,d_placeholder_euli9k,h_1440,w_2560,x_0,y_0/dpr_2.0/c_limit,w_740/fl_lossy,q_auto/v1547267627/fs_oszoje https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92
Replies: 1
Views: 226

German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/01/11/world/.../ap-eu-germany-obit-adam.html German Opera Singer Theo Adam Dies at 92 By The Associated Press Jan. 11, 2019 BERLIN — Theo Adam, a German opera singer renowned for his Wagner roles, has died. He was 92. German news agency dpa quoted Adam's family ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Brosseau - JBuck919 (September 19th, 1954 - January 5th, 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 1007

Re: John Brosseau - JBuck919 (September 19th, 1954 - January 5th, 2019)

So saddened to hear this. Indeed, the brilliant voice of jbuck919 will be greatly missed.
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Record biz news
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Record biz news

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by jserraglio
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Glass and John Adams on a Bowie-Inspired New Symphony
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Philip Glass and John Adams on a Bowie-Inspired New Symphony

David Bowie: Lodger full album, YT playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBQdns5bV5g&list=PL94gOvpr5yt3Ptd74EI_ym_wd8fAMyvT5 https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0784/1125/products/LODGER_1024x.jpg?v=1516321899 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodger_(album) Philip Glass: 'Low' & 'Heroes' Symphonies ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Kurosawa and Movement
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Kurosawa and Movement

Huge fan of Japanese cinema. Masters of composition within the frame.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzsves
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

Fri Jan 11 Thirteen PBS 9:00 pm Celebrate the orchestra's centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Most, featuring pianist Lang Lang and works by Mozart, Strauss and Ravel, with vignettes of past music directors. BTW WLIW21 here: Jan 14 2:00 pm Great Performances The Cleveland Orche...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - Autumn in Seattle & Last Tango in Paris
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - Autumn in Seattle & Last Tango in Paris

Arrangements of music from the movies by the jazz piano master. A Time For Us – Nino Rota Sound Of Music Medley – Richard Rodgers The Way We Were – Marvin Hamlisch Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head – Burt Bacharach Autumn In Seattle – Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Misty – Erroll Garner Love Is A Many Splendored...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204789

Re: What I listened to today

OTELLO-MET.JAN.5, 2019 - Complete broadcast OTELLO Giuseppe Verdi- Libretto: Arrigo Boito / William Shakespeare Metropolitan Opera House, NYC., January 5, 2019 Otello: Stuart Skelton Desdemona: Sonya Yoncheva Iago: Zeljko Lucic Emilia: Jennifer Johnson Cano Cassio: Alexey Dolgov Lodovico: James Morr...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pluto has smooth plains, mountains, glaciers, an atmosphere, and maybe even a rocky core and subsurface liquid ocean
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Pluto has smooth plains, mountains, glaciers, an atmosphere, and maybe even a rocky core and subsurface liquid ocean

https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/gfx/news/hires/2015/plutostunsin.jpg Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains ext...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

Looking forward to it Len, thanks! :D J. STRAUSS - Waltz: Wiener Blut [Viennese Spirit] MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 24 [Lang Lang] R. STRAUSS - Fantasy from Die Frau ohne Schatten RAVEL - La Valse I downloaded from somewhere and watched this video a couple weeks ago. The CleveOrch minus Preucil sou...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ultima Thule looks like Frosty the Snowman but may offer clues to how Earth and planets formed
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Ultima Thule looks like Frosty the Snowman but may offer clues to how Earth and planets formed

NYT — LAUREL, Md. — Ultima Thule, an icy world 4 billion miles from the sun, looks like a big snowman. https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2019-01/5c2d0ce80df176113e499254-12001.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr3O7SzGfHM Zr3O7SzGfHM At a news conference on Wednesday, scientists working with NA...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: MacArthur Genius Award winner brings healing community to LA’s Skid Row
Replies: 1
Views: 321

MacArthur Genius Award winner brings healing community to LA’s Skid Row

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/through-music-vijay-gupta-brings-healing-community-to-las-skid-row Vijay Gupta is a Juilliard-trained violinist who's been using music as a way to connect with L.A.’s homeless and incarcerated and promote healing. A movement that began with one Skid Row occupant has...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204789

Re: What I listened to today

by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 4581

Re: Speculations

The precise nature of JSB's religious beliefs appears to be an open question with strong views on both sides: see http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48120&p=484876&hilit=marissen#p484876 Bach biographers don't have it easy. Has there ever been a composer who wrote so much extrao...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 4581

Re: Speculations

I did not claim that Bach was a "rationalist," but rather that he was unlikely, living when and where he did, and religious as he doubtless was, to have had exactly the same attitude toward God and the world as Martin Luther's. Which I believe Barney was suggesting. It would be nice to know what hi...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 4581

Re: Speculations

Little or none of Bach's church music was composed for the theatre, though the Matthew Passion has been staged several times in recent decades. In that sense is is not theatrical. But some of it is highly dramatic, definitely including the Matthew Passion The plainchant passions of the RC Holy Week...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?
Replies: 18
Views: 1868

Re: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

Here's an article with many audio clips-didn't realize a situation like this exists. Regards, Len In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls? By Michael Cooper Dec. 26, 2018 Christmas is like, well, Christmas for the boys’ choirs of the world. For many in Britain, Christmas Eve this year...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204789

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vienna Philharmonic Looks to a New Generation
Replies: 33
Views: 2284

Re: Vienna Philharmonic Looks to a New Generation

We didn't get to see it because our Australian TV network didn't broadcast it this year. The streaming wouldn't work outside Austria and we were both furious with this situation. See if one of these might work for you. Lo-res 480p/128k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-to1GvNZM4 l-to1GvNZM4 Hi-res ...
by jserraglio
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 562
Views: 204789

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)

Blandine Verlet (27 February 1942, Paris – 30 December 2018) was a harpsichordist and a harpsichord teacher. Born into a musical family, she was the seventh of ten children, and in 1957 gained admission to the Paris Conservatoire, studying piano and harpsichord. Having decided on her specialty, she ...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

Been awake since 2 AM. Reading a brilliant book, Kitchen Confidential. Sipping various brews. There'll be no time for reflection once my grandkids (ages four & eight) awaken. Oops, and here they are!
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cast off by Trump, Syrian Kurds call on Assad
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Cast off by Trump, Syrian Kurds call on Assad

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:40 am
I wonder if trump understands the gift he's given to Assad, Russia and Iran? Regards, Len :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzNPYPp_v78

by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

did you edit your previous message on the beer and if so why! Because I just poured myself a glass of good American suds: Great Lakes where all good things are brewed. Courting infamy, I will state that I too like beer. https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/pub-f...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

How did a discussion about how conductors wave their diminutive batons turn political?
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

Let me leap to Kavanaugh's defense. A person is innocent of anything and everything that is not proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal proceeding.
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

Worthy jurist that he is, Kavanaugh defended his liberty with Constitutional gusto: " I like beer!!! " he intoned loudly in reply to questions about his drinking. " What kind of beer do you drink, senator? " Giving irrefutable evidence of what to expect from him as a SCOTUS backbencher. An outburst ...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Less bug residue on car windshields is an ill omen
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Less bug residue on car windshields is an ill omen

In the States, brown marmorated stink bugs have colonized the capital.
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Teachers are quitting at a record pace
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Teachers are quitting at a record pace

WSJ Small raises, budget frustration and opportunities elsewhere persuade teachers and other public-education workers to move on. Teachers and other public education employees, such as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors, are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate on recor...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Sylvia Plath's Lost Story: 'Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’' — An Excerpt
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Sylvia Plath's Lost Story: 'Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’' — An Excerpt

from the Wall Street Journal -------------------------------------------- In a previously unpublished work of fiction from 1952, a young woman realizes she has boarded an unusual train bound for a mysterious destination. The train shot into another subway tunnel, then. Dark rocks bulked silent and s...