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by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: First pick: Schubert's 9th
Replies: 32
Views: 9611

This is one of my favorite-est pieces in the whole wide world. I don't care who plays it. I would LOVE to conduct it...

Maybe when I win the lottery...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Zesty, Carbonated Fruit Juices
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

How about Manischewitz and 7-Up in a highball glass with a lotta ice - it's a drink that needs a name...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Should Musicians Pack It In Before They're Really Old?
Replies: 23
Views: 4827

Yuppers, depends on what you mean by old. If you're Maudie Frickett old, then you're okay. Weren't Cherkassky and Horzowski both over 101 and still knockin' 'em back?
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What is the greatest musical composition?
Replies: 60
Views: 11884

It's a tie between The Art of the Fugue and Wooly Bully...
by Auntie Lynn
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick: Bartok's 4th String Quartet
Replies: 8
Views: 2339

I have the Takacs - and speaking of CD rot, I played it so much it finally fell apart. Anway, we did this analysis in school with the scores...always helps to know what's going on in the music...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ruggiero Ricci
Replies: 16
Views: 7152

Correct me if I'm wrong (here's your chance), but isn't Signor Ricci from somewhere down the Peninsula like San Mateo or some place like that?? - along with wunderkind dancer Christine Elliot and our own dear Jon Nakamatsu...local kids does good...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why Is It...
Replies: 43
Views: 8438

It will come as no surprise to anyone here that the major purveyor of Stravinsky in California is (gasp) San Francisco Ballet. Thanks, Helgi...

(who actually knew him...)
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: $121 a Fill Up? A Frightening Oil Disaster Scenario
Replies: 15
Views: 1976

I've got a little Geo. Costs about $15 to fill the tank and runs all over town for about three weeks on that. And we are paying top $$ here...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will Cookie Monster Be Another Victim of Bush’s Death Squad?
Replies: 36
Views: 4700

Well, PBS has kinda gone down the drain. Somehow I just don't feel that endless re-runs of has-been movies, 50 years of Doo Wop, the resurrection of moribund 50's pop artists (no matter how good any of this was in its time) constitutes "Educational TV". Cookie Monster will resurface on cable - in fa...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What's Their Real Problem with Gay Marriage?
Replies: 25
Views: 3743

I rather suspicion it has something to do with taxes, benefits or inheritance...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Dinner at Eight for Eight
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Dinner at Eight for Eight

Well, I’m sure the guest of honor would be Maurizio. Then I would probably ask somebody like Liszt, Voltaire, and Henny Youngman. On the distaff side, perhaps Margaret Thatcher, Simone de Beauvoir and maybe someone like Joan Rivers or Carol Burnett to keep things rolling. Start off with a little Roe...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Maazel Tov from CMG to the Happy Couple
Replies: 17
Views: 2497

As my mama used to say: For better or for worse but not for long...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Tchaikovsky's Music for Piano Solo
Replies: 17
Views: 4018

I use a lot of Tchai's piano music. I have the three volume Kalmus edition which is interesting because the Table of Contents is all wrong...curiouser and curiouser...
by Auntie Lynn
Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: So whadya think of the Michael Jackson Acquittal?
Replies: 30
Views: 4034

I was glad. Always liked him. But considering the construct of the case, I figured he would walk...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Anyone from the Northwest?
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Walla Walla, Washington. Major wheat and cattle. Everybody's rich...(can't hurt...) ;-}
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: I Need Your Perspective on Watergate
Replies: 62
Views: 6895

Watergate unnecessary. Didn't need to happen...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Cliburn Competition
Replies: 16
Views: 3309

1) Kobrin, 2) Yang, 3) Sa Chen plus the sub-categories - Yang for Chamber and New Music plus Jury awards to Huang, Martinez, Mazo/Maso ??, Plano...the Bronze is now called the Crystal...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Favorite Greasy Spoons
Replies: 18
Views: 3677

Sorry, snooks, it's Joynt. If you prefer, we always have the Cuilliere Graisseuse down on Fishermans Wharf. Go for it!
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Thoughts on breakfast
Replies: 52
Views: 6537

I can't eat that early in the day. Makes me gag. Maybe a little flaming cafe royale, thanks. I like breakfast stuff but maybe at 4:00 in the afternoon...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Favorite Greasy Spoons
Replies: 18
Views: 3677

Tommy's Joynt, Mel's Drive In...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed May 25, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Cliburn Competition
Replies: 16
Views: 3309

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There's a pretty hilarious thread over on the Pianist Corner site at Piano World Forums - they are asking how certain piano players would have fared in the Cliburn Competition - and I quote: Yundi Li Makes it to the fin...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed May 25, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Pralines: Who has the best ones?
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

That place in N'Awleans - can't remember the name, but each praline reputedly has 4,000 calories...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrghghghghghgh...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat May 21, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Online Music Retailers
Replies: 15
Views: 5819

I do mega-business with Hutchins & Rea (sheet music) in Allana, Joja. They are the absolute best - an extremely helpful, heads-up, competitive organization. Bend over backwards for you. Learned about them years ago from the head of the piano department at school. He was, as usual, right...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu May 19, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Old Radio Signature Themes
Replies: 15
Views: 4983

I think there was a classical music program on Sunday nights that used the Franck Symphony in d minor - and didn't the Firestone program use a couple of Ms. Firestone's compositions, which actually weren't that bad. That Classic Arts Showcase on cable features a lot of this stuff...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu May 19, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 440773

(Sigh....) Mostly myself. All the Schubert piano sonatae is my summer project. But the turntable is holding the Pollini and Brendel renditions of same. Maurizio's reading of the c minor is incredible. Did that in my piano lesson today and started the Gasteiner...such a bizzy lady...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu May 19, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What Are We Reading?
Replies: 32
Views: 4009

I thought you'd NEVER ask. "Oh, the Glory of it All..." by Sean Wilsey. Fact is, I was - for a long time - on close terms with all the characters...it was a helluva ride...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu May 19, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bernstein Bio
Replies: 32
Views: 6748

Bernstein Bio

Yesterday, I picked up Meryle Secrest's biography of Maestro Bernstein at the library and she states at the get-go that it is NOT the official biography. It is not bad, but if this is not the official biography, what is??? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks... BTW, just finished his Chichester Psa...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu May 19, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Speaking of Prokovief Ballet
Replies: 27
Views: 4559

That is probably the most bizarre rejoinder I have ever read on these threads, and you are, of course, quite wrong on most counts. But rather than belabor this nonsense further, why don’t we joyfully return to Mr. Prokofiev and ponder some of his other stuff. There’s always Chout and Lt. Kije/Russia...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed May 18, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Speaking of Prokovief Ballet
Replies: 27
Views: 4559

Oh, twaddle. Getting back to square one, no major company with a budget of over eight figures and an all-star contingent does Fokine anymore - they can afford to be a little more adventuresome. In fact, Bournonville is done more often than Fokine. BTW, Mikko is not a choreographer, he is an A/D. And...
by Auntie Lynn
Tue May 17, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Speaking of Prokovief Ballet
Replies: 27
Views: 4559

Comparing R&J and Cinderella is like comparing apples and oranges. Why not throw in The Stone Flower and that Humpbacked Horse thang and Peter and the Wolf and REALLY confuse the issue. BTW, my daughter was in the Great Performances Cinderella - check it out. And with all the hand-wringing over Foki...
by Auntie Lynn
Tue May 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Old Radio Signature Themes
Replies: 15
Views: 4983

I think Drigo's Serenade from Harlequin's Millions was used for one of the soaps - also In the Gloaming...?? Also, wasn't David Rose the conductor on the Red Skelton Show? He wrote a ton of good stuff - Holiday for Strings, Our Waltz, etc. etc. Some of it was just gawjus...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri May 13, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Speaking of Prokovief Ballet
Replies: 27
Views: 4559

If you wanna get real, the ONLY thing to come out of Russia in the 20th C. of any consequence was the Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, and he had a fight to get that on the boards - saved by Ulanova. Sure, Russia produced a handful of outstanding dancers, but what else. Spartacus (my job calls that Flash...
by Auntie Lynn
Wed May 04, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: All right, what would you miss?
Replies: 19
Views: 4611

I would miss that great American plumbing...
by Auntie Lynn
Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Which movie villain are you?
Replies: 11
Views: 3170

Lady Macbeth...(of Mtensk...??)
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brooding Piano Recommendations for a Novice?
Replies: 15
Views: 6572

Aria from Vivaldi L'Estero Armonico...

Opening of the last act of Don Carlo...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 7607

I don't know if this applies but my recording of the Takacs Bartok string quartets AND my recording of the Solti Mahler 5 completely disintegrated but I think it may be that I over-played both recordings...my player seems to be fine...
by Auntie Lynn
Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: voice duet score (classical)
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Well, my top three would be the VERY cute Due Gatti by Rossini, that Flower thing from Lakme by Delibes and the letter duet with Susanna and the Countess from Marriage of Figaro, then on the harder side there's that duet from Bellini's Norma which I think is kinda hard to get right because it is tra...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Culture in Utah-Going, going...
Replies: 19
Views: 4069

When you ask for a glass of white, they think you mean milk...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: More Money for MasterCard, More Misery for the cardholder
Replies: 42
Views: 12998

Okay, here it comes for the zillionth time - the last time I checked there was about $89 Billion (with a B) in outstanding child support owed by absent, delinquent fathers (96% fathers, 4% mothers). The situation became so bad it has become federalized casewise. I wunner how much credit card debt co...
by Auntie Lynn
Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A "strange bunch" here at CMG
Replies: 37
Views: 11560

Yep, I saw most of it. Thought Ben was wunnerful, but that James Morris certainly has had the staying power over the years. I remember in the dim distant past when Lennie did a concert version on the Young Peoples' with Birgit Nilsson - and didn't she also sing the Dich Teure Halle on this same prog...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: No, this isn't good.
Replies: 10
Views: 4338

California has an illegals problem that is simply not comprehended by the rest of the world. The statistics are horrific and the cost, human and $$, is mind-boggling. For instance, they drive down the test scores of every school they enter. California voters have voted down every 'relief for illegal...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: If you thought you had enough religion
Replies: 22
Views: 7099

These people are sure taking their sweet time to get to the other side of the sod. And people complain about Isolde taking an hour and 45 minutes to die - singing gloriously all the while. BTW, I have a Nibelung Bowl every January 1 - you are all invited - bring your own six-pack... Meanwhile, enjoy...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: If you thought you had enough religion
Replies: 22
Views: 7099

Smoke was seen emanating from the top of the Bank of America building in SF and someone asked if the Giannini's were electing a pope...
by Auntie Lynn
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Have a good Easter weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 9608

Well, happy Easter blessings to all... I am having a frabjous Easter, thank you. Daughter and I went to Stanford Shopping Center today and spent a zillion dollars on absolutely NOTHING we needed. Bloomingdales had everything gorgeous so we gave them all our bling bling in exchange for a surfeit of p...
by Auntie Lynn
Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Are we back? Hmmm ...
Replies: 16
Views: 10218

I got a zillion e-mails from that fool Achilles but deleted all of them - also had a warning from AOL about the possibilities...