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by jserraglio
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lord ha' mercy! Kyrie to Celtics, Isaiah to Cavs
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Lord ha' mercy! Kyrie to Celtics, Isaiah to Cavs

Depending on yr POV, swapping out the New Testament with the Old is somewhat anti-antinomian.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Living in a void: life in today's Damascus, after the Exodus
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Living in a void: life in today's Damascus, after the Exodus

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/22/living-in-a-void-life-in-damascus-after-the-exodus?CMP=share_btn_tw Melissa Fleming, UNHCR communications head & chief spokesperson and author of the heart-wrenching A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea , calls this article by novelist Khaled K...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Salzburg Festival director: who he?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: New Salzburg Festival director: who he?

Teodor Currentzis has been labeled as not "internationally important". His orchestra musicAeterna has been termed a "no-name band from the Russian provinces". Absent any specifics about their actual performances, I regard these claims as "a strange string of assertions" in their own right. After lis...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Salzburg Festival director: who he?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: New Salzburg Festival director: who he?

So? So Perm's orchestra may be in the provinces without being of the provinces. So? So we are now asked to credit a no-name Amazon reviewer tagging as "something of [a] charlatan" the conductor of an orchestra already dismissed here as a "no-name band from the Russian provinces". I recall Gramophone...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!

Discover the joy of classical sax. Bizet - L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1 & Suite No. 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBlNa9_RCNw Good sax stuff at 3:35. Uses the saxophone soloistically yet subtly. Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZAgYQSTTJA The sax is an indivisible part ...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Where women rule, and do not cohabit with their husbands
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Where women rule, and do not cohabit with their husbands

National Geographic In the shadow of the Himalayan mountains, at the edge of the lush, expansive Luga Lake, live the Mosuo people. Their complex social structure is said to be one of the last semi-matriarchal societies in the world, following a maternal bloodline and the practice of “walking marria...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Six-hour round-trip commutes for Frisco woman priced out of affordable housing
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Six-hour round-trip commutes for Frisco woman priced out of affordable housing

The New York Times STOCKTON, Calif. — Sheila James starts her Monday, and the workweek, at 2:15 a.m. This might be normal for a baker or a morning radio host, but Ms. James is a standard American office worker. She is 62 and makes $81,000 a year as a public health adviser for the United States Depa...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Six southern states consider bills to shield drivers from liability who unintentionally hit protesters
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Six southern states consider bills to shield drivers from liability who unintentionally hit protesters

Update: the North Carolina proposed law has died in the legislature. https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/the-republicans-who-want-to-legalize-running-over-protesters/2017/08/17/f01b7da2-834e-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/08/18/us/legi...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Walter Levin, LaSalle Quartet founder and James Levine teacher, dead at 92
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Walter Levin, LaSalle Quartet founder and James Levine teacher, dead at 92

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:10 pm
I found the LaSalle version unexceptionable, and wish I had not disposed of it along with many other LPs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZCZuB ... aaCwItW6mX
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle & LSO - Schoenberg Gurrelieder BBC Proms 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Rattle & LSO - Schoenberg Gurrelieder BBC Proms 2017

Levine in a choral work? Sign me up! Thanks! I have two live performances of this work from broadcast, iirc:

Schoenberg Gurrelieder Levine-CSO 1987
Schoenberg Gurrelieder Levine-BSO 2006 Tanglewood [Hunt-Lieberson]
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Salzburg Festival director: who he?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: New Salzburg Festival director: who he?

Every orchestra comes from somewhere, and Perm right now certainly qualifies as somewhere . Currentzis/MusicAeterna has released on a major label the Da Ponte operas in arresting performances that reviewers have not always entirely praised but have taken seriously. So maybe Currentzis won't measure ...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!

maestrob wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:03 am
Yes, but there are five third party sellers who are offering the set for $21.XX plus $3.99 shipping here in the U.S.
Thanks, didnt notice them guys!
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle & LSO - Schoenberg Gurrelieder BBC Proms 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Rattle & LSO - Schoenberg Gurrelieder BBC Proms 2017

Prom 46: Schoenberg - Gurrelieder London Symphony Orchestra's music director designate, Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder at the Royal Albert Hall. The audio is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/em9whn/play/amnn5v/b091w7fy The BBC4 TV broadcast will be on Sept 3. https:/...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pro Arte's 1930s Haydn SQs - Warner release 18 Aug
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Pro Arte's 1930s Haydn SQs - Warner release 18 Aug

$18.09 + s & h at Amazon - 7 Discs. According to Wikipedia the two opus 3 SQs included in the set are commonly regarded as spurious Haydn, authentic Hoffstetter. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071FL96LX/ https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81QkpVna2eL._SL1500_.jpg FWIW, comments qtd from a...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!

Significant price discrepancy: Amazon.com vs. Amazon.co.uk! Amazon UK: $29.28 , shipping included to N. America https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B072KY1H9B/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1I4GW18YAAE1O Amazon USA: $46.99 (+ $3.99 s & h for those w/o prime) = $50.98 https://www.amazon.co...
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Walter Gieseking's DGG Bach recordings - now here!
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: Walter Gieseking's DGG Bach recordings - now here!

barney wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:09 am
I can't see how to edit posts any more, to correct my grammar or facts. Is that still possible Lance?
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Click the pencil icon as shown.
Edit text in the edit window.
Click SUBMIT button at bottom of edit window.
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Special counsel's Russia probe loses top FBI investigator in unexplained move to HR division
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Special counsel's Russia probe loses top FBI investigator in unexplained move to HR division

Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/top-fbi-investigator-peter-strzok-steps-away-from-russia-probe-2017-8 A highly experienced FBI investigator and former army officer hired by special counsel Robert Mueller to examine Russia's interference in the 2016 election has unexpectedly stepped ...
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...

I have been told by several pros over the years that Ozawa was better in the recording studio than live in the concert hall. I am definitely a fan of his recordings of 20th c. repertoire, however. Along with a slew of his other recordings, Ozawa's Boston Gurrelieder is available complete in numbered...
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!

Philip Glass wrote for sax:

Walter Piston: Saxophone Sonata
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!

John F wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:28 pm
However, Lance's topic is classical music for saxophone, not jazz.
Saxophone that in too.

by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...

Right you are, and though the 20th century has been over for nearly a generation, not many conductors are simpatico with its music. Ozawa is. For the Central European classics and the Romantics, interpreters abound, though Ozawa is/was very good in Berlioz.
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!

Thanks, I'm a fan of Schmitt but hadn't heard it.
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by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

Come to think of it, for me nothing beat WALKING in Manhattan. Taking off from my perch on the n/w corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St. I could get almost anywhere. Loved to head south to that magnificent harbor then reverse direction and travel as far north as I could, or alternatively cross the Bridge i...
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: The saxophone for shear, shear enjoyment!

Bereft of snob appeal, the low-born sax, played by master musicians, is capable of the sublime. The great Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter tried to imitate its sound.

Sonny Rollins
Ben Webster
John Coltrane
Coleman Hawkins
Lester Young
Sidney Bechet
Wayne Shorter
Charlie Parker

by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...

Ozawa made many significant recordings. Like Ormandy, who made even more of those than Ozawa, he never made a big splash with the critics. Long ago, when he was still alive, Stokowski got similarly stiff armed, before some of the cognoscenti woke up to the fact that AT was not the last word on every...
by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Bight makes right ... whales
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: New York Bight makes right ... whales

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Now if they would just re-stock the lower Hudson with sturgeon. (The US used to export Hudson River caviar to Europe.)
Platte River, MI — late fall Salmon Run

by jserraglio
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

lennygoran wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:48 pm
Why put busses and cabs in the same category
They are rail-less and utilitarian rail-free travel provides no thrills. I would walk thirty blocks just to hook up with a train. Romantic notion, but there it is.
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

I know that riders do not shoulder the full cost of riding public transit, and I'm not suggesting they should, though I read somewhere that MTA riders do pay a much larger percentage of that cost than riders in most other cities. MTA rates, surprisingly, are about the same as RTA rates where I live ...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Bight makes right ... whales
Replies: 3
Views: 87

New York Bight makes right ... whales

New York Times By ELIZABETH TARBELL and ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE AUG. 18, 2017 New York: Good morning on this frown-inducing Friday. A listening device, slightly smaller than a football, rests on the sea floor of the New York Bight, the body of water that stretches between Montauk Point in Long Island an...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An American In Bayreuth
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: An American In Bayreuth

THEHORN wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:14 am
Apparently , it's easier to get an audience with the Pope than getting tickets to Bayreuth
Tell that to poor Sean Spicer.
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Tanglewood Review
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: NY Times Tanglewood Review

Archimedes . . . supplied a text? I would love to know what it was. Archimedes, The Sand Reckoner . Nathan Davis titled his musical work after it and apparently had the singers declaim some of the text. http://euclid.trentu.ca/math/sb/3810H/Fall-2009/The-Sand-Reckoner.pdf https://c.o0bg.com/rf/imag...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Tanglewood Review
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: NY Times Tanglewood Review

I've got it! Eureka!
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Van Gogh’s Ear
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Van Gogh’s Ear

Cool.
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An American In Bayreuth
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: An American In Bayreuth

I just watched on Amazon Prime video the opening credits of Lohengrin from Bayreuth, and yes, I noticed that narrow=across stage and thought it was camera pincushion.
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP senator Bob Corker suggests POTUS is unstable, incompetent and a danger to the nation
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: GOP senator Bob Corker suggests POTUS is unstable, incompetent and a danger to the nation

Beg to differ. Corker certainly DID suggest that Trump, after 7 months in office, lacks the requisite competence and stability, thereby putting the country in peril. So I stand by the title I attached to this thread. The Chicago Tribune: Republican Sen. Corker says Trump hasn't shown stability, comp...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!

Thanks for the heads-up. I have heard several of her Chopin Columbias as digital LP rips and they are excellent.
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

The topic of this thread is Lance's inquiry about Chalkperson's absence from CMG, not classical music per se. So we are very much on topic . I am suggesting that Chalkperson's absence may have something to do with what he stated about Washington politics on Feb 7, as quoted above. But I could be ver...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

What others choose to say or not say is their prerogative and NOMB.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

Though I expressed strong opinions about electing Hillary Clinton, I otherwise lived pretty much in a political limbo between presidential election cycles and had never been inclined to post anything like a series of updates about current national politics before I read Chalkperson's post of 7 Febru...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody know where Chalkie is?
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Anybody know where Chalkie is?

Chalkperson alerted me to the importance of the Mike Flynn affair and to Trump's impending war on the intelligence community (CIA, FBI, DOJ, NSA, DNI). His disenchantment with CMG's silence in the aftermath of the election came thru loud and clear in a post from early 2017. Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:37 pm:...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Implodes
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Trump Implodes

The sins of the father should not be visited on his son, unless of course he commits them.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Implodes
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Trump Implodes

Trump went to the Trump Tower press conference with a printout in his pocket containing his original statement on Charlottesville which he read to the assembled reporters. That printout was his tiki torch. So he did not "go rogue", as the WH is saying on background. His statements were deliberate. H...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

If you look at the comments that follow Slatkin's article you will see some recommendations by music pros. Mine, fwiw, would be the Mt. St. Helens and St. Vartan symphonies.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Ford's Chariot shuttles hope to fill public transit gaps in the Big Apple

Nobody ever pays the "full" MTA fare, although its riders do kick in a bigger share of the actual cost than transit riders in other cities. $2.75 / $1.35? --are these not discounted fares made possible by massive public subsidies? The true cost for a full fare is about double what a regular rider pa...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

I count eight recordings of MM by seven significant conductors, all made in the last century. Schwarz took two of the eight bows. A cursory glance at YT turns up at least three recent performances by youth orchestras, so maybe that's where this beautiful work is most likely to be programmed in our ...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thrills and terror at the American summer carnival
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Thrills and terror at the American summer carnival

Washington Post If you believe a narrative that Americans are nihilistic ids who are test-piloting themselves toward their own inevitable doom, then there is probably hard evidence to be found at county fairs, like this one in rural Virginia, where a bunch of us are dangling in metal cages off a rid...