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by pizza
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Over six million were killed in Shoah'
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: 'Over six million were killed in Shoah'

The horrendous numbers have been known almost since the end of the war. What I find most unnerving about the article is the following: If the Holocaust was a secretive extermination in the West, it was public in the East, he said. "Anybody who had a pistol could be invited to be in the killing group...
by pizza
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THOSE WAGING WAR ON SOCIETY SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO ITS LAW
Replies: 23
Views: 3967

Re: THOSE WAGING WAR ON SOCIETY SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO ITS LAW

German POWs were held in the US and no one suggested that bringing them to the US would get them more rights than if we had held them in camps in Europe. Also, we all know what FDR did to the German saboteurs who captured here in the US, nor wearing uniforms etc- They got prompt military trials, gu...
by pizza
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THOSE WAGING WAR ON SOCIETY SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO ITS LAW
Replies: 23
Views: 3967

Re: THOSE WAGING WAR ON SOCIETY SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO ITS LAW

German POWs were held in the US and no one suggested that bringing them to the US would get them more rights than if we had held them in camps in Europe. Also, we all know what FDR did to the German saboteurs who captured here in the US, nor wearing uniforms etc- They got prompt military trials, gu...
by pizza
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THOSE WAGING WAR ON SOCIETY SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO ITS LAW
Replies: 23
Views: 3967

Re: THOSE WAGING WAR ON SOCIETY SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO ITS LAW

All must have fair treatment under the law and those who would destroy our society would win a significant victory if they were treated outside the law. Whether there should be a special court or proceedings in certain instances is another issue. I support Obama's decision to hold this trial here. ...
by pizza
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Man threatening Jews taken off flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: Man threatening Jews taken off flight

What's your problem? He was properly charged. Read the article. ***** I did. He would have been similarly charged under Israeli law. Does Israeli law also suck? Since he publicly advocated killing all the Jews, he would also have been charged with "Incitement" under Israeli Law. But, just because h...
by pizza
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Man threatening Jews taken off flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: Man threatening Jews taken off flight

What's your problem? He was properly charged. Read the article. ***** I did. He would have been similarly charged under Israeli law. Does Israeli law also suck? Since he publicly advocated killing all the Jews, he would also have been charged with "Incitement" under Israeli Law. But, just because h...
by pizza
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beware Anti-Muslim Hysteria
Replies: 18
Views: 2700

Re: Beware Anti-Muslim Hysteria

For example, in the recent Gaza elections (2008), when given a choice to be governed either by the so-called "moderate" Palestinian Authority or by the terrorist/jihadist Hamas organization, the voters overwhelmingly elected Hamas. IMO it wasn't that clear cut. Hamas figured out what shadow governm...
by pizza
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beware Anti-Muslim Hysteria
Replies: 18
Views: 2700

Re: Beware Anti-Muslim Hysteria

. . . .The point of my thread is that the majority of Muslims are just like most of us, people who want to get on with their lives without any real fuss. That's an assumption that may not be accurate world-wide. For example, in the recent Gaza elections (2008), when given a choice to be governed ei...
by pizza
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beware Anti-Muslim Hysteria
Replies: 18
Views: 2700

Re: Beware Anti-Muslim Hysteria

As Charles Krauthammer points out in an article posted in another thread concerning the attempt to destroy the Northwest airliner over Detroit, we're not discussing Muslim "extremists" ; we're discussing Muslim " jihadists ": " The president said that this incident highlights "the nature of those wh...
by pizza
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Can Obama Call His Response to Terrorism . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

Re: What Can Obama Call His Response to Terrorism . . .

War? What war? Jan. 3, 2010 Charles Krauthammer , THE JERUSALEM POST Janet Napolitano - former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security - will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: "The system worked." The attacker's conc...
by pizza
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kurt Sanderling's Mahler 10th - Berlin Classics Label:
Replies: 17
Views: 3809

Re: Kurt Sanderling's Mahler 10th - Berlin Classics Label:

The earlier 80's Japan Deustsche Schallplatten CD contains a minor editing error. It was Sanderling's wish to link the end of Scherzo II and the Finale together with a single drum stroke, just as he had done in live concerts (Simon Rattle follows the same practice in both his Mahler 10 recordings)....
by pizza
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vasary rates Horowitz! (sorry, chalkie!)
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: Vasary rates Horowitz! (sorry, chalkie!)

Chalkperson wrote:I really enjoyed watching his hands, fortunately there was no sound... :wink:
Victor Borge could pull that off too! Goes to show you what an all-round genius he was! :lol:
by pizza
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kurt Sanderling's Mahler 10th - Berlin Classics Label:
Replies: 17
Views: 3809

Re: Kurt Sanderling's Mahler 10th - Berlin Classics Label:

Sanderling's Mahler 10 is available on a King Records "HYPER REMASTERING Deutsche Schallplatten BEST" CD, reasonably priced, offered by CD Japan. It sounds much better than previous incarnations. The only thing that I don't like about the performance is his use of the loud tympani at the start of th...
by pizza
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Surprisingly Good Budget Mahler Cycle From Bulgaria
Replies: 8
Views: 1752

Re: A Surprisingly Good Budget Mahler Cycle From Bulgaria

If I was forced to rely upon a single set of the Mahler Symphonies, which thankfully I am not, I would choose Gary Bertini's cycle on EMI. I don't think it was intended as a budget release, but I picked up my copy for a relatively modest price. Many of the symphonies in the set are right up there wi...
by pizza
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israeli Elite units eliminated the Rabbi's murderers
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Israeli Elite units eliminated the Rabbi's murderers

Let's hope they got the right guys........ And assuming they did, I share your feeling. From YNet News: Rifle seized in Nablus raid linked to settler's murder Police say M-16 belonging to terrorist killed during IDF operation Saturday matches shells found at scene of Rabbi Meir Avshalom Hai's murde...
by pizza
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joyless And Depressing Musical Downers That You Like
Replies: 51
Views: 10580

Re: Joyless And Depressing Musical Downers That You Like

Andrzej Panufnik's Tragic Overture qualifies in every respect. A more depressing work would be hard to imagine.
by pizza
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Chanukah to All!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3889

Re: Happy Chanukah to All!!!

Agnes: The following brief outline is an explanation of the issues and problems concerning the consumption of alcoholic beverages on Purim from the the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP) and is clearly directed to an American audience. Excessive drinking on Purim seems to be a problem among tee...
by pizza
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Chanukah to All!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3889

Re: Happy Chanukah to All!!!

Yes Saul, but as we both know, both holidays are festive, and the fact that we drink on Purim doesn't mean that we can't drink on Chanukah!

Cheers! :D
by pizza
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Chanukah to All!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3889

Re: Happy Chanukah to All!!!

I wish I could get this menorah as a Hanukah gift for Saul! London - World's First Whisky Menorah Filled with Scottish Single Malt Unveiled Today Published on: December 13th, 2009 at 10:39 PM News Source: This Is Local London Last updated on: London - What is thought to be the world's first ever 'w...
by pizza
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Chanukah to All!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3889

Re: Happy Chanukah to All!!!

I wish I could get this menorah as a Hanukah gift for Saul! London - World's First Whisky Menorah Filled with Scottish Single Malt Unveiled Today Published on: December 13th, 2009 at 10:39 PM News Source: This Is Local London Last updated on: London - What is thought to be the world's first ever 'w...
by pizza
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Chanukah to All!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3889

Re: Happy Chanukah to All!!!

I wish I could get this menorah as a Hanukah gift for Saul! London - World's First Whisky Menorah Filled with Scottish Single Malt Unveiled Today Published on: December 13th, 2009 at 10:39 PM News Source: This Is Local London Last updated on: London - What is thought to be the world's first ever 'w...
by pizza
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reductions and transcriptions
Replies: 22
Views: 5114

Re: Reductions and transcriptions

I enjoy the Viktor Derevianko arrangement of the Shostakovich 15th for violin, cello, piano, celesta and percussion. It really brings out the inner voices and subtle harmonies of that fascinating work. Used to be available on a DGG 2 disc set of all the chamber symphonies with the Chamber Orchestra...
by pizza
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reductions and transcriptions
Replies: 22
Views: 5114

Reductions and transcriptions

Reductions and transcriptions of orchestral works into piano and lighter orchestral parts have interested me for some time. I recently acquired a two-piano reduction, (by the composers, no less), of Dvorak's 9th Symphony and Smetana's Moldau on the Praga label, and I was fascinated by both the range...
by pizza
Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Chanukah to All!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3889

Re: Happy Chanukah to All!!!

Another great Jewish holiday! :wink:

! חנוכה שמח
by pizza
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Remembering Pearl Harbor
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: Remembering Pearl Harbor

It was one of those moments when everyone remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. I was with my family in the car on the way home from visiting some friends, driving through the Loop, when the music we were listening to was interrupted by the announcement...
by pizza
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Name some trivial things that make you happy
Replies: 39
Views: 4622

Re: Name some trivial things that make you happy

A dish of Ben & Jerry's on a sizzling hot day 8) , and a shot of Yukon Jack on a freezing cold one! :shock:
by pizza
Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interesting Article on Sibelius and the Nazis
Replies: 16
Views: 4073

Re: Interesting Article on Sibelius and the Nazis

I had not given much thought to the subject, seeing the periods of Sibelius' activity and the Hitler history as different in timing and issue. Tim Jackson's post changes that. We now have another firmly established star of Western culture revealed as less than desirable politically. We have the Wag...
by pizza
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interesting Article on Sibelius and the Nazis
Replies: 16
Views: 4073

Re: Interesting Article on Sibelius and the Nazis

Since the book won't be in print until next year, and isn't listed on amazon.com yet or even on the publisher's web site, this rather extensive article is all we have to go on. And it's perfectly legitimate to assess the historical accuracy of what is said in the article, including what it attribut...
by pizza
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No Posthumous Pardon!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: No Posthumous Pardon!!!!!!!

Prof. Reynolds is an excellent historian and his book on the Jacksonian period is must reading. But he is way off base with his suggestion that John Brown be posthumously pardoned. In his adulation of the abolitionist fanatic he states that Brown's half-assed plan to raise a black slave insurrectio...
by pizza
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ormandy's Ives
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: Ormandy's Ives

I am not familiar with a lot of recordings, but I have been greatly enjoying SACDs of Litton's Ives symphonies. It seems like some conductors emphasize the odd aspects of the compositions, but Litton plays them with what I might describe as reverence, and it seems like it's a natural way to approac...
by pizza
Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ormandy's Ives
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Ormandy's Ives

Having recently received several superbly remastered JVC recordings from Japan of Ives' Holidays Symphony, First Orchestral Set (Three Places in New England) and Symphonies 2 and 3, I am amazed at how great an Ivesian was Ormandy! One doesn't usually associate him with modern American music, but in ...
by pizza
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina
Replies: 64
Views: 6766

Re: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina

In addition to being Jewish, she was described as great , Argentinian , female and pianist , to which no one raised an eyebrow. If Saul can find a run-of-the-mill Islamic Paraguayan male trumpeter next, will it make all the PC folk happier? Starry Night is a new poster, he does not know Saul's hist...
by pizza
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Sixth of BRUCKNER Will Be Performed on 4 Dec 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2835

Re: The Sixth of BRUCKNER Will Be Performed on 4 Dec 2009

Just heard Leon Botstein and the JSO play the Bruckner 3rd last Thursday; it was a fine performance of an early Bruckner symphony, one that I rarely ever listen to on records. Unfortunately, the acoustics of the Henry Crown Theater aren't the best for a large orchestra, but it was still a worthwhile...
by pizza
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina
Replies: 64
Views: 6766

Re: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina

In addition to being Jewish, she was described as great, Argentinian, female and pianist , to which no one raised an eyebrow. If Saul can find a run-of-the-mill Islamic Paraguayan male trumpeter next, will it make all the PC folk happier?
by pizza
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interesting Article on Sibelius and the Nazis
Replies: 16
Views: 4073

Re: Interesting Article on Sibelius and the Nazis

Since the book won't be in print until next year, and isn't listed on amazon.com yet or even on the publisher's web site, this rather extensive article is all we have to go on. And it's perfectly legitimate to assess the historical accuracy of what is said in the article, including what it attribut...
by pizza
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interesting Article on Sibelius and the Nazis
Replies: 16
Views: 4073

Re: Interesting Article on Sibelius and the Nazis

Peter Monaghan, the author of the Chronicle article says: "Jackson lays out his charges against Sibelius in a long essay in a book he has edited with three colleagues, Sibelius in the Old and New World: Aspects of His Music, Its Interpretation, and Reception , which Peter Lang Publishing Group is se...
by pizza
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Small Print In CD Booklets
Replies: 10
Views: 2124

Re: Small Print In CD Booklets

I HATE the way CDs are presented. They are cheap and shoddy. the jewel case will break, chip or crack easily, the booklets are in several different languages and are virtually useless. I've recently received a number of items of Japanese origin and I'm extremely impressed by the care with which the...
by pizza
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina
Replies: 64
Views: 6766

Re: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina

I am reminded what the great piano pedagogue, Theodore Leschetizky , stated. There were, I think, three criteria for being a great artist. According to Leschetizky, one was that "You had to be Jewish." Leschetizky was not Jewish, but he somehow recognized among his astounding number of Jewish piano...
by pizza
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina
Replies: 64
Views: 6766

Re: Another great blah blah

Anyway, these threads really should be in The Pub , right? If the threads were about the music , it were irrelevant whether the musician be Jew, Buddhist, Shi-ite or Christian. Cheers, ~Karl In reviewing the thread, it seems that Saul's original mention of the artist's religion was merely in the ti...
by pizza
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina
Replies: 64
Views: 6766

Re: Another great Jewish pianist from Argentina

... her Religion or Country of Birth has no relevance whatsoever to her Pianism and certainly no reason for a Thread,... An artist's religion and country of birth, including the place within the country from which the artist comes can have an important impact upon and relevance to his artistry, tho...
by pizza
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some Great Ormandy Quotes
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Some Great Ormandy Quotes

I like the quote attributed to Hans Von Bulow. He detested two members of his orchestra named Schultz and Schmidt. One day he was informed that Schmidt had died. Von Bulow's reply: "Und Schultz?"
by pizza
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Beltway Sniper
Replies: 20
Views: 2452

Re: The Beltway Sniper

This is the kind of article that drives ME crazy: John Allen Muhammad: Who Really Made the DC Sniper? The real pathology is that our nation, our culture, seems to constantly produce people like this and makes me wonder which is crazier: the pathological gunman or the society that produces him. This...
by pizza
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I have mixed feelings about the death penalty
Replies: 23
Views: 2581

Re: I have mixed feelings about the death penalty

keaggy220 wrote:
THEHORN wrote:Executing losers like John Muhammad and Nidal won't stop other crazies from committing similar atrocities .
So?
So it stops those who receive it from repeating their crimes. The purpose of imposing any penalty is to punish the miscreant.
by pizza
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: PIZZA hits 5,000 posts on CMG!
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: PIZZA hits 5,000 posts on CMG!

My pleasure, Lance! And I'll start the next 5000 by mentioning a CD I had tracked down over a long period of time, and finally found time to hear. Joanna MacGregor is a pianist who recorded an Ives First Piano Sonata in '91 for Collins Classics, now defunct, and it had eluded me until recently. I am...
by pizza
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jihad at Ft. Hood
Replies: 55
Views: 5723

Re: Jihad at Ft. Hood

The issue is not Hasan's responsibility. Whether he is terrorist or not his responsibility is clear, it was a vile and cowardly crime. The question is whether every Muslim in the US should be under a cloud because of this. I will mention again that just a few months ago, in May 17, 2009, John M. Ru...
by pizza
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jihad at Ft. Hood
Replies: 55
Views: 5723

Re: Jihad at Ft. Hood

Opinion article from the WSJ: Nov. 10 Dr. Phil and the Fort Hood Killer His terrorist motive is obvious to everyone but the press and the Army brass. By DOROTHY RABINOWITZ It can by now come as no surprise that the Fort Hood massacre yielded an instant flow of exculpatory media meditations on the s...
by pizza
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music that touches you deeply
Replies: 41
Views: 11073

Re: Music that touches you deeply

Mahler Symphony 10
Bruckner Symphony 6, Adagio
Dvorak Symphony 9
Harris Symphony 3
Copland Symphony 3
Ives 2nd Orchestral Set
Ives Second Piano Sonata
by pizza
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fort Hood tragedy
Replies: 105
Views: 4872

Re: Fort Hood tragedy

SaulChanukah wrote: Look in the IDF, there is no single Muslim there,
Not so, Saul. Thousands of Bedouins have served in the IDF and many serve there now. The vast majority are Muslims.
by pizza
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Possible relief for PTSD patients
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: Possible relief for PTSD patients

Nice to see you back, Pizza. Agnes. Thank you, Agnes! I didn't know I'd left! :wink: But it's true; I haven't had much time lately to post, or even to listen to music for that matter. Had to give away tickets for a concert a couple of weeks ago because I just didn't have the time to go. I hope to b...
by pizza
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Possible relief for PTSD patients
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Possible relief for PTSD patients

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition U. of Haifa study shows 'pot' may help combat PTSD Nov. 4, 2009 Judy Siegel-Itzkovich , THE JERUSALEM POST A University of Haifa study on rats has found that giving medical marijuana to those with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can provide significant ...