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by jserraglio
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hungerford Video
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Hungerford Video

Donald Isler wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:37 am
Thank you so much, JSerraglio , for putting up the video here!

HoldenFourth, do you mean the entire performance is viewable?
Sorry to butt in on this, but I think Meloclassic might have put the 4-min clip up as a promo for a possible later commercial release. At least I hope so.
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hungerford Video
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Hungerford Video

Thank you for the alert. It's easy to d/l this FB video to your computer and play it. All you need is the video URL printed below and any one of many online apps that grab FB or YT videos. No installation necessary. BH video URL : https://www.facebook.com/meloclassic/videos/1630697650334229/ Downloa...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department

NEW YORK TIMES By JASON ZENGERLE October 17, 2017 https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/magazine/rex-tillerson-and-the-unraveling-of-the-state-department.amp.html Tillerson’s true legacy may well be to have transformed a venerable American institution into the caricature of its ...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 493

Re: "What the composer wants"

Though I admire what AT did for music and own his recordings, I do find his conducting rigid and unyielding in most of what I still listen to from him. Seeing AT on film in studio 8H only reinforced that impression. Try the Tchaikovsky Manfred symphony mvt II, 2nd theme - Toscanini/NBC 1/53 - this ...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 493

Re: "What the composer wants"

Though I admire what AT did for music and own his recordings, I do find his conducting rigid and unyielding in most of what I still listen to from him. Seeing AT on film in studio 8H only reinforced that impression. I prefer to hear Stokowski, Furtwangler and Beecham from that era.
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In questo foro, how do we feel about this?
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: In questo foro, how do we feel about this?

whatever you say, "La Boheme" and "Gianni Schicchi" are the only Puccini operas that I don't stay away from. Whatever I say? Then I'll say that key female characters, Minnie and Turandot, in two other major Puccini operas are not portrayed as the victims of male characters who physically or psychol...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richard Wilbur RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Richard Wilbur RIP

YzyJMhI_WAQ Advice to a Prophet Richard Wilbur When you come, as you soon must, to the streets of our city, Mad-eyed from stating the obvious, Not proclaiming our fall but begging us In God's name to have self-pity, Spare us all word of the weapons, their force and range, The long numbers that rock...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In questo foro, how do we feel about this?
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: In questo foro, how do we feel about this?

Neither Minnie nor Turandot is a victim of sadistic torture.
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WAPO's guided tour of the country's most exclusive day-care center
Replies: 0
Views: 50

WAPO's guided tour of the country's most exclusive day-care center

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/inside-the-adult-day-care-center-how-aides-try-to-control-and-coerce-trump/2017/10/15/810b4296-b03d-11e7-99c6-46bdf7f6f8ba_story.html https://img.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=http://img.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp-con...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 493

Re: "What the composer wants"

Toscanini was not a totally rigid and metronomic conductor by any means. Not always, but on record mostly rigid and metronomic. WF's putative put-down muttered at a live performance was right on the money. Still AT deserves credit for bringing classical music to more new listeners than most anybody...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richard Wilbur RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Richard Wilbur RIP

his poems were never without wit, grace and rigor THE DEATH OF A TOAD A toad the power mower caught, Chewed and clipped of a leg, with a hobbling hop has got To the garden verge, and sanctuaried him Under the cineraria leaves, in the shade Of the ashen and heartshaped leaves, in a dim, Low, and a f...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 32
Views: 719

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

George Lloyd and Grace Williams
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 493

Re: "What the composer wants"

Furtwangler's verdict on Toscanini: "Bloody time beater!", has a ring of truth about it, even if he never actually said it. But clearly Toscanini was the most influential classical musician of the last century. I have loads of his records, problem is I rarely play them anymore.
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Steelworking liberated her; then her job moved to Mexico
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Steelworking liberated her; then her job moved to Mexico

The New York Times ‌ INDIANAPOLIS — The man from Mexico followed a manager through the factory floor, past whirring exhaust fans, beeping forklifts, and drilling machines that whined against steel. Workers in safety glasses looked up and stared. Others looked away. Shannon Mulcahy felt her stomach ...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: London Times On Concert Hall Mess In New York
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: London Times On Concert Hall Mess In New York

a second-tier orchestra with a third-rank conductor
"Like that's just your opinion, man." The Dude abides.
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann
Replies: 22
Views: 360

Re: Schumann

It was Scenes de Ballet (1944) not Jeu de cartes (1936-37) that got a Broadway premiere and a message to and from Stravinsky. —> Wikipedia
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura-Skoda
Replies: 22
Views: 594

Re: Paul Badura-Skoda

Same here. Full cost immediately refunded by Amazon.
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura-Skoda
Replies: 22
Views: 594

Re: Paul Badura-Skoda

Posted on another forum.

QTD ---> Badura-Skoda is still playing - On Oct 15 this Sunday at the Musikverein in Vienna he will be playing Beethoven's last 3 sonatas as a birthday concert - Gramola unfortunately is not recording it.

https://www.musikverein.at/en/concert/eventid/33292
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eminem bodies Trump in profane rap at hip-hop awards
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Eminem bodies Trump in profane rap at hip-hop awards

CNN LunHybOKIjU In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem "came to stomp" Tuesday night, calling the President everything from "Donald the b----" to a "racist grandpa" in an explosive 4.5-minute freestyle rap. The Detroit rapper challenge...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SI: Cleveland Indians turn crushing World Series loss into historic season
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: SI: Cleveland Indians turn crushing World Series loss into historic season

Cleveland being founded as an extension (the Connecticut Western Reserve) of the original New England colonies, one must condemn Clevelanders for aping the vices of Easterners whom they naively regarded as their betters, just as Trump's supporters in the heartland must be unmasked as that sleazy Que...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 32
Views: 719

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

If we had to pass a white-glove test as to topic relevance, who among us should 'scape whipping?

So, let a hundred flowers blossom, but may all lordly imprimaturs perish.
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories
Replies: 0
Views: 96

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

The New Yorker by Ronan Farrow Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories 1. Since the establishment of the first stu...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SI: Cleveland Indians turn crushing World Series loss into historic season
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: SI: Cleveland Indians turn crushing World Series loss into historic season

Girardi was roundly booed in Yankee Stadium when he took the field for game three. Disgusting? You bet. This guy led his team from worst to first in one year. He could be manager of the year if they advance and win the pennant against Houston. Red Sox fans and their media did much the same to then-m...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WH containment strategy is needed to head off WW III: Foreign Affairs Cmte chair, Bob Corker
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: WH containment strategy is needed to head off WW III: Foreign Affairs Cmte chair, Bob Corker

Trump boasts his is way bigger than Tillerson's. Corker may blow them both out of the water! Regards, Len :lol: No, Corker can't do that. In the US version of the Great Britain's Birthday Honours, Trump just dubbed Corker as: Liddle' Bob Note Trumps's elegant British spelling and his iconoclastic u...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SI: Cleveland Indians turn crushing World Series loss into historic season
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: SI: Cleveland Indians turn crushing World Series loss into historic season

Of course, I am rooting for the Indians, who BTW developed C.C. who has started more games in Progressive Field than any pitcher ever. Sabathia vs. Kluber, both Cy Young winners with the Cleveland Indians. Should be a good match-up. I fear and respect the upstart Yankees this year and always have. G...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brainiac battle royal: Mensa offers IQ test to POTUS and SOS
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Brainiac battle royal: Mensa offers IQ test to POTUS and SOS


Mr. Megalo wrote:Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/sta ... 20?lang=en
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Neil Sedaka as classical pianist
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Neil Sedaka as classical pianist

Pop, not classical, but this less celebrated gem of an album features the Hollywood String Quartet and this song "Blame It on My Youth," composed by Oscar Levant : _2RNm7-2xBY Frank Sinatra with the Hollywood String Quartet (1956) Personnel: Frank Sinatra (vocals), Felix Slatkin, Paul Shure (violin)...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brainiac battle royal: Mensa offers IQ test to POTUS and SOS
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Brainiac battle royal: Mensa offers IQ test to POTUS and SOS

This IQ matter was settled some time ago.

by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 32
Views: 719

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

John F wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:35 pm
Burt Bacharach is irrelevant to this topic and this forum.
I thought Dulcinea, whose thread this is, was indulging with Bacharach in a bit of lighthearted wordplay. Anyway, BB's Casino Royale Colgems stereo LP is much sought after by audiophiles. Wish I owned it.

by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brainiac battle royal: Mensa offers IQ test to POTUS and SOS
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Brainiac battle royal: Mensa offers IQ test to POTUS and SOS

https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/ ... rson%3Famp
The President wrote:If he [Tillerson] did [say] that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Hans Huber's compositional work
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Composer Hans Huber's compositional work

Thanks so much for these recs.
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Neil Sedaka as classical pianist
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Neil Sedaka as classical pianist

jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:27 pm
I am sorry I veered the classical music board in that direction.
http://mostlysinatra.com/only-frank One of the greatest pop singers of the last century. I think his art transcended the narrow genre of the Broadway musical, even though he worshiped its songwriters.



by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 747 pilot bids farewell to his dream plane
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: 747 pilot bids farewell to his dream plane

Puddle jumper. At night. In bad weather, if possible.

Most significant aircraft ever was conceived in a Dayton, Ohio bikeshop.

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by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Neil Sedaka as classical pianist
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Neil Sedaka as classical pianist

Indeed the '50's were an embarrassing cultural wasteland. Sinatra was an exception.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bL6Cj0zhaA

by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump
Replies: 24
Views: 587

Re: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump

A stretch-[but] still not as much of a stretch as what the real Trump gives us! There is a scene in Werner Herzog's Fitzcaraldo in which rubber robber baron Carlos Fermin Fitzcarald, who fancies himself the harbinger of Western Civilization for Peru, flips out about closing down the church until hi...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WH containment strategy is needed to head off WW III: Foreign Affairs Cmte chair, Bob Corker
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: WH containment strategy is needed to head off WW III: Foreign Affairs Cmte chair, Bob Corker

Naturally, Senator Corker was calling for better containment of the White House, not by the White House. Don't worry--Bannon's on the case! Regards, Len [swift retreat] Have u ever met a pusillanimous moron with a high IQ? Trump boasts his is way bigger than Tillerson's. If you doubt that claim, ju...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 747 pilot bids farewell to his dream plane
Replies: 6
Views: 145

747 pilot bids farewell to his dream plane

New York Times Essay by Mark Vanhoenacker How much do I, a Boeing 747 pilot, love the airplane that I fly? It’s tough, and maybe a little embarrassing, to answer. But as the iconic jet’s eventual retirement draws closer, I am surely not the only 747 fan who’s taking some very long flights down memo...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WH containment strategy is needed to head off WW III: Foreign Affairs Cmte chair, Bob Corker
Replies: 4
Views: 177

WH containment strategy is needed to head off WW III: Foreign Affairs Cmte chair, Bob Corker

Naturally, Senator Corker was calling for better containment of the White House, not by the White House. I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him. As long as there are people ... around him who are able to talk him down when he gets spun u...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dove lays an egg
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Dove lays an egg

The Washington Post The Dove brand sheepishly admitted that it had “missed the mark” with a not-so-vaguely racist advertisement that has made it the latest target of consumer rage. But many angry and befuddled Dove lovers spent the weekend wondering what mark Dove was trying to hit in the first plac...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura-Skoda
Replies: 22
Views: 594

Re: Paul Badura-Skoda

"Trust but verify," Ronald Reagan said, so I finally took a peek at the back cover of the Badura-Skoda box printed above. There DG explicitly describes its PBS offerings as originating with 1950-65 Westminster recordings. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4476/37538913326_a1f8feac2b.jpg So much for the ...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 32
Views: 719

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

jserraglio wrote: Alabiev, Bargiel and Huber
jbuck919 wrote:Aha! Another law firm
First there was not enough oblivion. Now too much oblivion. Bottom line: new names were asked for, new names were provided.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura-Skoda
Replies: 22
Views: 594

Re: Paul Badura-Skoda

I have several Westminster recordings by Scherchen and Rodzinski reissued earlier by DG with the Westminster name or logo displayed prominently on the packaging. There is also DG's 40-disc compilation of Westminster recordings with crystal-clear attributions to the source material. Not all outfits a...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 32
Views: 719

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

Thanks for glossing that obscure word for me. One should not be oblivious to oblivion , a fate I anticipate eagerly for myself, not for others. But I am being impertinent, so I should instead point to a matter of greater pertinence. We were asked Which people have you discovered that you would recom...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump
Replies: 24
Views: 587

Re: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:07 am
Missed that one but would love to see it with Trump singing the final aria from a cell! We did see the opera View From the Bridge at the Met-Dec 12, 2002.
Will this do as a stopgap?

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by jserraglio
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump
Replies: 24
Views: 587

Re: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump

That team doesn't care who it ACOSTA's-hopefully there'll be a PRICE for all this when Mueller finishes with them. Trump's imPRUITTence shows up more and more! Regards, Len Our admired CIC's retirement venue being foretold by two operatic adaptations of Arthur Miller by Benzo Rossellini and William...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump
Replies: 24
Views: 587

Re: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump

I've lost track-have we mentioned SESSION's opera Montezuma? I wonder if Trump saw this opera and decided to treat his Sessions similarly to how Cortez treats Montezuma in his opera? Regards, Len Good catch! Hillary was was accused of everything except being male. So, inspired by Dallapiccola's Il ...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 32
Views: 719

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

Tommie Haglund: brand new on BIS https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3DViDMR0j5GPFTz_oRyVALA0C9KurNQ http://bis.se/shop/thumbnails/shop/17115/art15/h6504/5006504-origpic-a837a0.jpg_0_0_100_100_250_250_0.jpg http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0004/272/MI0004272509.jpg?partner=allrovi.com
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump
Replies: 24
Views: 587

Re: New Operas, Ballets & Other Works About Trump

Another Brick in the Wall

It's an opera to boot.
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Monteverdi "L'Orfeo"
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Monteverdi "L'Orfeo"

I have the Wenzinger and like it a lot as it was the first I ever heard.