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by paulb
Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Leonard Bertrand of Tulane University Has Contacted Me
Replies: 5
Views: 2841

Not sure why Tulane authorities feel its not a benifit to have duplications. When around exam time many students are told "its cked out, come back later", so they have to wait their turn. Besides how much room can a few hundred duplicates take up room in a library that size. Any un-necessary dups ca...
by paulb
Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Musing About Alsop's Baltimore Future
Replies: 11
Views: 4988

Swierczewski/Gulbenkian Orch/Nimbus Bertini/BBC/EMI Bader/Kracow Phil/Koch, Weill's sym 1 is a special sym for me, took alot of work to find 2 of those 3 recordings. The EMI is rare, and got lucky off Ebay.(I do not own any Mahler. ) Nothing with Gould. I'm listening to the Marin Alsop/Bournemouth/N...
by paulb
Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Musing About Alsop's Baltimore Future
Replies: 11
Views: 4988

Friends who are Baltimore Symphony regulars will be very disappointed if the plush sound that the orchestra now produces disappears with Temirkanov. The fact that Miss Alsop is the only woman at the head of a major orchestra, should she be exempt from criticism of her performances? I have her recor...
by paulb
Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: "American Theocracy" ? Give me a break!
Replies: 38
Views: 9997

I can see how the price of oil will further deterioate average family's income. But remember central america, south america (minus venesula, pays 12 cents/gal) and europe pays $6/gal. Debt, yep everyone is loaded to the max with that evil, as necessary as it is sometimes. Fundamentalism, have to go ...
by paulb
Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: More Bartók from Fricsay on DGG
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

Like the pc's, a very famous set, as it does have yrs on it. Though it was one of the first recordings, Dorati, Reiner being the other 2, the Fricsay has never been a hit with me. The CfO, Not rating in any fav order, I have Boulez/New York, Boulez/Chicago, Ivan Fischer/Budapest Festival, Skrowaczew...
by paulb
Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Bartók: 3 Piano Concertos: Anda and Fricsay on DGG
Replies: 14
Views: 5031

Though the Anda/Fricsay set is the most famous, most popular = "its the greatest", its never been among my favorite and sold off my copy. And thats aside from those pesky sound quality issues DG made a mess of on that recording. I have Fricsay in Mozart and again, he fails to gain my vote. As well A...
by paulb
Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: New on DGG: Complete MONIQUE HAAS (pianist) recordings
Replies: 5
Views: 3260

This is a set I will order. It caught my eye when I visited the DG web site yesterday. I have 2 CDs of her playing solo works of Ravel which I like. She plays with a nice balance of clarity and poetry. These are on the Erato label. She may have made other recordings for that label as well. John You...
by paulb
Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Beginning of the End of the Democratic Party
Replies: 6
Views: 3322

The Democrats have always seem fluff and hyperbole, and has grown worse in that past 2 yrs. Most demo part members could care less what the content of their sppech is. But remember there is a large sector of the US population that are the unprivlidged, the lower classes, but also some rich that beni...
by paulb
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Iran: The Mental Path to Appeasement
Replies: 46
Views: 9866

Now, lets get this straight. Iran might have nuclear weapons or is on the way to nuclear weapons. Naturally, they haven't used them yet. The United States has nuclear weapons and already used them twice, on Japan. Who is the threat here? Oh, I forgot, we are always the good guys, aren't we? Though ...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worst performances I've heard on CD!
Replies: 83
Views: 20796

Now to my comment on the Brandenburgs. Not my fav Bach, far from, but the only one that i've found that "works" for me is the Karl Ristenpart/Chamber orch of The saar/ a 6 cd set on Accord, may still be in print. Most Bach affecinados feel its a fine set, even the finest. Yes Art Of The Fuge is on ...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Those FEMA Dollars Went
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

Well I can assure you though i lost everything under 8 feet of water, that sat in my first floor for 1 week, + some from Rita, Rita topped the levee also, I did not get alot, 2 cks at $2100, for BASIC NECESSITIES. Those debit FEMA cards we did not get, we got instead a ck, as we had a address , most...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Iran: The Mental Path to Appeasement
Replies: 46
Views: 9866

Anyone have proof that Iran to use uranium for bombs? And not for its stated purpose of nuclear energy. 'Oh come on man, you know these Iranian religious radicals, liars and always up to no good'. Sure I'll admit that pres guy is abit of a nut, denying the holacaust, but he is a REAL danger. Or are ...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A tribute to our own Karl Henning
Replies: 18
Views: 10448

Am i not hearing alittle influence from Copland in the opening trombone preface. Well if Copland is mostly images of landscape your trombone piece does fit the images I witness as I drive down streets in lakeview that were once rihly adorned with tall pines and wide arching southern oaks, now left p...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A tribute to our own Karl Henning
Replies: 18
Views: 10448

Hi Karl I did give a listen to the 2 clips offered from your site. You know how good I am with clips :wink: Listening to Preface to the Munc dimittis , interesting interplay of instruments rarely given their due. As you knwo I have difficulty identifying individual instruments on recordings, especai...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worst performances I've heard on CD!
Replies: 83
Views: 20796

hey karl, thanks for gramatical correction. Please adjust my idea.
How ya been/ Well I hope/ And the chorus you direct?
Paul
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Georgy Ligeti dead at 83
Replies: 17
Views: 5811

For those who do not know I was permanently bannished from GMG. Well, behave yourself here, don't do what you did over there, and I'm sure we'll have a bright future together. :D 8) I think you are experienceing deja vu. Hi Corlyss, I will be on best behavior But strange that if was a behavior issu...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worst performances I've heard on CD!
Replies: 83
Views: 20796

Hi weis, From yrs of reading comments on Bach recordings, you are the only one I've met that knows the set. From my newbie yrs in 1980 I recall having the feeling this was superb playing, had the Ristenpart on 2 double vinyl sets. The Bach fan web site makes mention of the members who were joyed to ...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worst performances I've heard on CD!
Replies: 83
Views: 20796

Anyone who can make the 3rd Brandenburg Concerto interminably boring deserves some kind of mention, I guess. I usually give away 2nd recordings as gifts, but wouldn't insult anyone I knew with such a lousy disc, so smashed it with glee. That others enjoy it is their good fortune - I won't be revisi...
by paulb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Georgy Ligeti dead at 83
Replies: 17
Views: 5811

I should tell a short but indeed strange story. When i first saw this post on Ligeti's death, i thought, now how is this possible since I read a post over at GMG on Ligeti's death, about 6 to 8 weeksago? For those who do not know I was permanently bannished from GMG. ....So yesterday when I read the...
by paulb
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Georgy Ligeti dead at 83
Replies: 17
Views: 5811

I'm sure had i met and known Ligeti, I would feel the loss. Witty and funny guy from what I read. But as to his music, I feel no loss whatsoever.
by paulb
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tulane needs your unwanted cds/post Katrina losses
Replies: 27
Views: 12357

Its so cheery to see the offers of donations here and hopefully the "other site' will follow in your generosity. When i made mention of the donation idea to Lenny on Friday, his face lit up with hopes that things will get better for his music library. Lenny was recently named director of the ML, las...
by paulb
Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tulane needs your unwanted cds/post Katrina losses
Replies: 27
Views: 12357

Cool Corlyss, Louisiana was pre-katrina, considered the forgotten state, well Mississippi may rank as another "oh gee I had forgot that Mississippi is a state" kinda thing. I mean how many folks from other parts of the US say 'wow, lets go to Louisiana/Missiissippi" Other than the 'french" quarter n...
by paulb
Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tulane needs your unwanted cds/post Katrina losses
Replies: 27
Views: 12357

Corlyss, you could call the circulation desk # at 504-865-5689 or better is the ML # 504-865-5642, ask for Lenny. There were pre katrina #'s, guess are still active. Good to know that you will be helping out, a few others to follow would be even better. I have about 50+ that will be going, though mo...
by paulb
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tulane needs your unwanted cds/post Katrina losses
Replies: 27
Views: 12357

Tulane needs your unwanted cds/post Katrina losses

Hi everyone. I recall some of of you here and hopefully the fine folk I remember will lend a helping hand to Tulane's Music library's post Katrina losses. The library was in the basement of all places, been there for decades, now its on the 4th!! floor. Lenny, the library's chief told me today they ...