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by RebLem
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Saturday, 7 APR 2018, I listened to 4 CDs.   1) CD 9 of a 24 CD SONY set titled "Gary Graffman: The Comlete RCA & Columbia Collection." |Tr. 1-4. Gabriel Faure (1845-1924): Sonata for Violin & Piano 1 in A Major, Op. 13 (1876) (25'17) |Tr. 5-7. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Sonata for Violin & Pi...
by RebLem
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, 6 APR 2018, I listened to 4 CDs.     1) Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904): |Tr. 1-4. Symphony 5 in F Major, Op. 76 (1875) (37'43) |Tr. 5. Othello Overture, Op. 93 (1892) (13'42) |Tr. 6. Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66 (1883) (12'41)--Mariss Jansons, cond., Oslo Philharmonic Orch. Rec. Konserthaus,...
by RebLem
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Thursday, 5 APR 2018, I listened to one CD.     CD 9 in the 10 CD SONY box entitled, "Leopold Stokowski: The Columbia Stereo Recordings." |Tr. 1-4. F Mendelssohn (1809-47): Symphony 4 in A Major, Op. 90 "Italian" (1833) (29'28) |Tr. 5-8. Georges Bizet (1838-75): Symphony in C Major (1855) (27'0...
by RebLem
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Wednesday, 4 APR 2018, I listened to 2 CDs.     1) D. Shostakovich (1906-75): Tr. 1-4. Symphony 10 in E Minor, Op. 93 (1953) (52'11)--Vasily Petrenko, cond., Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch. Rec. Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 11-12 SEP 2009. CD 8 of the 11 CD NAXOS set of the complete Shostak...
by RebLem
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3982
Views: 602141

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

The following Pentatone CDs arrived in the mail today from ArchivMusic, which had them on sale last week: 1) Gordon Getty (b. 1933): Overture "Plump Jack" (12'10) |Ancestor Suite (34'02) |Tiefer und Tiefer (4'12) |Homework Suite (6'09) |The Fiddler of Ballykeel (3'02) |Raise the Colors (2'34)--Nevil...
by RebLem
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bamberg Symphony: The First 70 Years [DGG]
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Bamberg Symphony: The First 70 Years [DGG]

I don't think I will get this set, but I do have many performances by the Bamberg Symphony, including some Keilberth Beethoven Symphony records. I think Keilberth is a highly underrated conductor. I have and love his 1955 Bayreuth Ring cycle. Something else I like a lot from Bamberg (not Keilberh) i...
by RebLem
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Monday, 2 APR 2018, I listened to one CD.   CD 8 of a 24 CD SONY set entitled "Gary Graffman: The Complete RCA abd Columbia Album Collection." |Tr. 1-3. Frederic Chopin (1810-49): Piano Concerto 1 in Minor, Op. 11 (37'12) |Tr. 4. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47): Capriccio brillantin B Minor, Op. 22...
by RebLem
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump attacks & threatens immigrants before church
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: Trump attacks & threatens immigrants before church

Simkin wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Illegal immigrants. What's wrong with threatening criminals?
Entering the country illegally or staying here illegally is a civil offense, not a crime.
by RebLem
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Sunday, April Fools Day, 2018, I listened to 5 complete CDs + one performance from another.     1) CD 8 in the 10 CD SONY set entitled "Leopold Stokowski: The Columbia Stereo Recordings." |Tr. 1-11. P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-93): The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (1889): Aurora's Wedding (42'56)--Nation...
by RebLem
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Saturday, 31 MAR 2018, I listened to 5 CDs.     1) Clarles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): |Tr. 1-3. Violin Sonata 1 in D Major, Op. 11 (22'45) |Tr. 4. Caoine: "A Lament," Op. 54 #1 (6'58) |Tr. 5-9. Four Characteristic Pieces, Op. 93 (21'29) |Tr. 10-13. Violin Sonata 2 in A Minor, Op. 70 (26'40)...
by RebLem
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical Structure as part of the listening/appreciation paradigm
Replies: 25
Views: 4127

Re: Musical Structure as part of the listening/appreciation paradigm

It no longer surprises me, but it used to, that so many people like or dislike a piece of music when, from what they say about it, they haven't really listened to it at all, not attentively enough to hear what's going on in it. Maybe that's part of music's appeal, that it can get to the inattentive...
by RebLem
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, 30 MAR 2010, I listened to the following music, 1 YouTube vid and 3 CDs:     1) Karl Henning: Passion Op. 92 excerpt: Sine Nomine (7'30)-- Paul Cienniva, cond., St Mary's Cathedral Choir, Fall River, MA, 19 March 2010. From YouTube as posted at another website by the composer. ​https://...
by RebLem
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical Structure as part of the listening/appreciation paradigm
Replies: 25
Views: 4127

Re: Musical Structure as part of the listening/appreciation paradigm

You always bring up some interesting points! I have to think about this a bit. You touch on "repetition," and my first mental image was Phillip Glass (b.1937) but contemporary music ... he was a minimalist doesn't necessarily fit in with your question. Yet, he admits he had strong influences from S...
by RebLem
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Viola Player Wins Case Against ROH
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Viola Player Wins Case Against ROH

I remember one Chicago Symphony performance I attended where the orchestra was so loud that my ears hurt, and I was sitting in a forward position in the first balcony @ Orchestra Hall. I can only imagine what the musicians felt being right in the midst of it. It was a performance of Prokofiev's Scyt...
by RebLem
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​On Thursday, 29 MAR 2018, I listened to 4 CDs. 1) Rick Sowash (b. 1950): |Tr. 1-3. Clarinet Trio 2 "Enchantment of April" (20'08) |Tr. 4-7. Clarinet Trio 1 "Voyage of the Spirit" (17'38) |Tr. 8-10. Clarinet Trio 3 "November Shadows" (15'20)--Les Gavottes Trio (Lucien Aubert, clarinet, Francois Adlo...
by RebLem
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Wednesday, 28 MAR 2018, I listened to 2 CDs.     1) W.A. Mozart (1756-91): |Tr. 1-3, Symphony 1 in E Flat Major, K. 16 (13'57) |Tr. 4-6, Symphony in F Major, K. Anh. 223 (19a) (11'27) |Tr. 7-9, Symphony 4 in D Major, K. 19 (9'02) |Tr. 10-12, Symphony 5 in B Flat Major, K. 22 (6'41) |Tr. 13-15, ...
by RebLem
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Tuesday, 27 MAR 2018, I listened to 3 CDs.     1) Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75): Tr. 1-3, Symphony 6 in B Minor, Op. 54 (1939) (32'48) |Tr. 4-7, Symphony 12 in D Minor, Op. 112 "The Year 1917" (1961) (34'50)--Vasily Petrenko, cond., Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch. CD 5 of the 11 CD NAXOS set...
by RebLem
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Monday, 26 MAR 2018, I listened to one CD.     CD 5 of the 24 CD SONY set titled "Gary Graffman: The Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection." CD 5 is devoted to music by Frederic Chopin. Tr. 1-4, The Ballades: |Tr. 1, Ballade 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 (8'27) |Tr. 2, Ballade 2 in F Major, Op. 38 (6...
by RebLem
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3982
Views: 602141

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Alfredo Casella's music is only recently being rediscovered, having languished since the early part of the last century due to his fascist leanings during WWII. Both Chandos and Naxos have recent releases of his Symphonies and other titles: the above is one of the best available on either label. Co...
by RebLem
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another conductor: Günter Wand
Replies: 20
Views: 4363

Re: Another conductor: Günter Wand

Correct, LPO not at the level of LSO...IMO, Boult and Solti were the only conductors to get really first-rate results from the LPO. And first and foremost Sir Thomas Beecham, who created the LPO in the 1930s and made many outstanding recordings with them during that decade. When Beecham quit Englan...
by RebLem
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tower Records Founder, Russ Solomon, R.I.P.
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: Tower Records Founder, Russ Solomon, R.I.P.

I find that HBDirect generally has better prices than Amazon or ArchivMusic, especially on sale merchandize, and they have about a third of their stock on sale each month.
by RebLem
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, December 14, 2017, I listened to the following--   Buxtehude (1637-1707): Eight sacred cantatas, arias, and miscelllaneous pieces (73'17)Ton Koopman, cond., Amsterdam Baroque Orch & Choir. Vocal works 3, CD 2. 4th CD from the last of this 29 CD set, the way I have reordered them. Chall...
by RebLem
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Sunday, 25 MAR 2018, I listened to 1 CD.     1) Don Gillis (1912-78): |Tr. 1, Paul Bunyan: An Overture to a Legend (1964) (6'50) |Tr. 2-5, Symphony 6: Mid-Century USA (1948) (27'31) |Tr. 6-8, Symphony 5: In Memoriam (1945) (31'42)--Ian Hobson, cond., Sinfonia Varsovia--Rec. 6-7 NOV 2004 in Poli...
by RebLem
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

Shostakovich IV is probably my favorite Shostakovich. It looks like you've persuaded me to take the plunge and get the set before it disappears. Thanks. :) Unfortunately the Tennstedt Shostakovich V is OOP, and available on amazon for a mere $54 or so. Thus, I'll have to pass on that one, good as i...
by RebLem
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

I have heard some of Oleg Caetani's work, and have been quite impressed. My only problem with him is that he's been recording with less than stellar orchestras. Even so, the results he gets are quite good. Unfortunately, his set of the Shostakovich symphonies sells for $100 or more, and his competi...
by RebLem
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Saturday, 24 MAR 2018, I listened to 4 CDs.     1) Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006): Volume 7 and last of the 7 CD SONY survey of Ligeti's oevre, this one devoted to chamber music. |Tr. 1-4, Trio for Horn, violin, & Piano (1982) (22'43) |Tr. 5-14, Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet (1968) (12'56) |Tr. 15-20,...
by RebLem
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fascinating website
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: Fascinating website

I spent a lot of time reading through much of what they have on the Chicago Symphony. Is there a way to contact the editors to suggest additions? I wish they would emphasize that for its entire existence, it has been a Strauss orchestra. Lots of people think that began with Reiner or even Solti. Not...
by RebLem
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

Speaking of interpretive ideas involving Brahms's horn parts, there's a startling moment in Klemperer's recording of the German Requiem in which essentially harmonic writing becomes a solo, as if it were the last trump summoning all to the Last Judgment - at 2:20 in the clip and when the passage re...
by RebLem
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

RebLem: I have that Petrenko Shostakovich V, and I must say that it's my least favorite: over-the-top bombastic, with a too slow third movement, and so on. I've only heard it once or twice, and I think it's just too sarcastic and way overdone. I just tried listening to it again, and frankly I want ...
by RebLem
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

I didn't know the Graffman/Munch Brahms existed, and Graffman was a good pianist, so I listened to this recording on YouTube. Among other things, I was curious about those details in the orchestral part that Distler makes so much of. Unfortunately I couldn't pin them down because my score doesn't h...
by RebLem
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, 23 MAR 2018, I listened to 2 CDs.     1) Kurt Weill (1900-50): Tr. 1-9, Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins) (1933) {Test: Bertolt Brecht] (33'57) |Tr. 10-15, Six Songs: 10. Complainte de la Seine (1934) (3'11) 11. Youkali, Tango Habanera (1935) (5'28) 12. Nanna's Lied (1939) (3...
by RebLem
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3982
Views: 602141

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

​ Just arrived yesterday, 23 MAR 2018:   Arthur Foote (1853-1937): Complete solo piano music.--Kirsten Johnson, piano. 3 CD Delos set.   Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): The complete Conifer recordings on 11 SONY CDs. All of the symphonies, all the concerti, numerous other orchestral works. Vernon Handle...
by RebLem
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Thursday, 22 MAR 2018, I listened to 3 CDs.     1) Don Gillis (1912-78): |Tr. 1-4, Symphony X, Big D (1968) (13'18) |Tr. 5, Tulsa: A Symphonic Portrait in Oil (1950) (10'06) |Tr. 6-8, Symphony 3: A Symphony for Free Men (1942) (37'44)--Ian Hobson, cond., Sinfonia Varsovia--Rec. in Studio S1of P...
by RebLem
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Wednesday, 22 MAR 2018, I listened to one CD.   Robert Schumann (1810-56): |Tr. 1-4, Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 47 (1842) (26'39) |Tr. 5-8, Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (1842) (29'04)--Quatuor Schumann (Tedi Papavrami, violin, Christoph Schiller, viola, Francois Guye, cello, Ch...
by RebLem
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Tuesday, 20 MAR 2018, I listened to 2 CDs.     1) György Ligeti.(1923-2006)--Vol 6 in a 7 CD Sony survey of Ligeti works. This volume is devoted to music for keyboard instruments of one kind or another. |Tr. 1, Induló (March) (1942) for piano four hands (2'05) |Tr. 2, Polifón etüd (Polyphonic É...
by RebLem
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Fires Levine
Replies: 43
Views: 9760

Re: Met Fires Levine

Hmmm, the thought that occurs to me is, "Is it possible they are right about each other?" Just asking.
by RebLem
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​On Monday, 19 MAR 2018, I listened to only one CD. I had an appointment today to have my car serviced @ a local Toyota dealership for 11:30 AM. I got a late start; I wasn't dressed and out at my car until ablut 10'35 or so, and I had intended to go to a local restaurant called the Owl Cafe for brea...
by RebLem
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3982
Views: 602141

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

​ Received in the mail today, Monday, 19 MAR 2018:   Ture Rangstrom (1884-1947): Complete symphonies (4) + Dityramb (17'13) +Varhymn (8'02 + Intermezzo drammatico (16'25)--Michail Jurowski, cond. Norrkoping Symphony Orch.--3 cop CD set.   Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): String Quartets 1-3 (55'19)--P...
by RebLem
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: More Roerich Stage Sets Needed at Met!
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Re: More Roerich Stage Sets Needed at Met!

The second picture down, the one with the log cabin, looks like it could be Peter Grimes's house.
by RebLem
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​On Sunday, 18 MAR 2018, I listened to one CD. I had planned on listening to many more, but we had a terrific wind storm here in Albuquerque today, and for a brief second in the early afternoon, it knocked out my power. Everything came back up immediately, but it shut down my stereo, and I felt I ha...
by RebLem
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

On Saturday, 17 MAR 2018, I listened to 3 CDs. 1) Don Gillis (1912-78): |Tr. 1-3, Symphony 1 (1941) "An American Symphony" (31'41) |Tr. 4-6, Symphony 2 (1942) "A Symphony of Faith" (31'29) |Tr. 7-10, Symphony 5 1/2 (1947) "A Symphony of Fun" (15'15)--Ian Hobson, cond., Sinfonia Varsovia--An Albany R...
by RebLem
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, 16 MAR 2018, I listened to 3 CDs.   1) Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006): Volume 5 of the 7 CD SONY series survey of some of Ligeti's work. Vol. 5 is devoted to Mechanical Music. I am not going to do a track listing here. If you want that, go to https://www.amazon.com/Ligeti-Works-Barrel-Organ-...
by RebLem
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Fires Levine
Replies: 43
Views: 9760

Re: Met Fires Levine

So, what happens now? Will all these people who said they were abused and come forward, under oath to testify that these activities actually took place, and then, how do they prove it? It will be interesting to see how all this unfolds. Is it the opinion of those watching this that Levine "stands a...
by RebLem
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Thursday, 15 MAR 2018, I listened to 3 CDs.     1) Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75): |Tr. 1-3, Symphony 2 in B Major, Op. 14 (1927) "To October" (18'28) |Tr. 4-7, Symphony 15 in A Major, Op. 141 (1971) (48'35)--Vasily Petrenko, cond., Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch. (& Choir, In Tr. 3 only)--CD...
by RebLem
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Wednesday, 14 MAR 2018, I listened to one CD.     CD 2 in a 24 CD SONY box of all the RCA & Columbia recordings on which pianist Gary Graffman appeared. Not all of the performances presented here include Gary Graffman. It is enough that a particullar work was on an LP or CD that Graffman also a...
by RebLem
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 559
Views: 202977

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Tuseday, 13 MAR 2018, I listened to 3 CDs.     1) CD 23 of the 23 CD + 1 DVD set of pianist Clifford Curzon's recordings for DECCA. The entire CD is divided into two large sections, both centering around conversations with interviewers. The first section, called "Desert Island discs," is with R...
by RebLem
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Resigned Pope Benedict defends Francis, delivers blistering rebuke to Catholic reactionaries
Replies: 38
Views: 7028

Re: Resigned Pope Benedict defends Francis, delivers blistering rebuke to Catholic reactionaries

Protestants are 'heathens'? Does that include JS Bach? Its a joke. Oh, sorry; I wasn't sure because my husband said "that's what the Catholics used to say about the Protestants". (I don't ever remember doing that myself, BTW.) I was satirizing that view. I am an atheist now. I haven't been to any c...
by RebLem
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Resigned Pope Benedict defends Francis, delivers blistering rebuke to Catholic reactionaries
Replies: 38
Views: 7028

Re: Resigned Pope Benedict defends Francis, delivers blistering rebuke to Catholic reactionaries

Belle wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Protestants are 'heathens'? Does that include JS Bach?
Its a joke.
by RebLem
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Fires Levine
Replies: 43
Views: 9760

Re: Met Fires Levine

I just found a 2 CD set I had forgotten I had. Volume 18 in the Chicago Symphony's "From the Archives" series. Titled "A tribute to James Levine," it has a picture of the maestro @ Ravinia, apparently rehearsing the orchestra, because he is dressed in a short sleeved black shirt, and has a white tow...