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by Darryl
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: JVC XRCD -- Reiner, Munch, et al
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

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by Darryl
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: JVC XRCD -- Reiner, Munch, et al
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

I've also seen some decent prices at the Amazon Marketplace, even under the "New" tab. And you don't need ultra-expensive equipment to notice the improvements. I've spoken to the JVC folks too, and they were friendly. Their latest releases, some things from Decca which they were quick to mention, ar...
by Darryl
Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Carlo Maria Giulini dead at 91
Replies: 19
Views: 5484

Giulini was principal guest conductor of the CSO in the late '60s and '70s and it irked me that he wasn't offered the position of music director instead of Solti. His performances were always illuminating in some way or other no matter what he conducted. I particularly enjoyed his wonderful recordi...
by Darryl
Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: JVC XRCD -- Reiner, Munch, et al
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

JVC XRCD -- Reiner, Munch, et al

Anyone heard JVC's XRCDs? I just got my order of several of the Reiner and Munch classics, and the sound quality is astonishing. They are pricy, but I'm able to get them wholesale. Some say they sound better than SACDs; I can not say as I only have CD playing hardware.
by Darryl
Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 668295

Pines Of Rome, Reiner/CSO, on XRCD.
by Darryl
Mon May 30, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 23752

I'm talking about basic education, which if we do it right leaves no room for people thinking without religious conviction that the world was created in six days less than 10,000 years ago. People who know no better than that might also know no better than that black people and white people are mem...
by Darryl
Mon May 30, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 11069

sonic1 wrote:
Darryl wrote:Sonic1, I've always liked his 9. Have you heard his R. Strauss?
No but willing to try. You mean Karajan's right?
Yes, the Originals disc with Also Spracht and Till (this a little slower than usual). It's very good. Hope you think so.
by Darryl
Mon May 30, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6242

Thanks Mahlerfan! Your comments are consistent with other personal, trusted sources of mine. Looking forward to your final analysis of the Chailly ...

You at Penn State?
by Darryl
Mon May 30, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 11069

Sonic1, I've always liked his 9. Have you heard his R. Strauss?
by Darryl
Mon May 30, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Hough/Litton Rachmaninov Concerti
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

Hi Scott. I had already read your review and enjoyed it very much. You and David are both eloquent writers, and are both welcome in Dallas any time :wink:

I like that Previn quote.
by Darryl
Mon May 30, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 23752

Men are far from superior in the scripture. In fact, they're presented as inherently weak, ignorant, and frequently self-absorbed. On the other hand, the woman is generally portrayed quite magnificently. This is where I learned how and why they are often much stronger than the male. Since we're on t...
by Darryl
Sun May 29, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Hough/Litton Rachmaninov Concerti
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

Thanks Lance. What do you think of Hough's Liszt?
by Darryl
Sun May 29, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 23752

I'm afraid it is you who may not understand Schroeder's position, Theresa. Being an Orthodox Jew, he doesn't think a "bunch of guys" wrote the "Bible" or that Creation is a myth; he also views it from a Talmudic perspective and unless you have a working knowledge of Orthodox Biblical interpretation...
by Darryl
Sun May 29, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Hough/Litton Rachmaninov Concerti
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

Hough/Litton Rachmaninov Concerti

I've been away from the boards for several years, and I was curious what y'all thought of the subject Rachmaninov. Again it's a set (I'm really not a set freak!), but it's one of the few Litton/DSO recordings I'm really proud of. So, what do you guys think? (Dare I mention Mr. Hurwitz loves them?)
by Darryl
Sun May 29, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6242

Yes Herman, that is funny. But I thought it was a reasonable request on your part, particularly because I didn't want another Horenstein fight. I've very few sets in my collection, and I agree with the numerous points made here. In fact, Litton was recording several here in Dallas a few years back. ...
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: A Very Fitting Tribute to Our Marine Corps
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Semper Fi marine! Love the history. All us Texians know Santa Anna!

Darryl Roberson, ex-Capt, USAF
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 23752

Hello Teresa, It is not the mission of evangelicals to spread their belief system. The evangelical's scriptural mandate is only to present information. Respect for the volition of the hearer is paramount. Other things will certainly follow where positive volition exists, but the evangelical is not r...
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6242

These are just matters of personal taste, but I think it would have been a compliment to the folks who have contributed their thoughts and time to the Mahler Box Set topic to continue the thread, rather than say I'm starting a new one. Okay, fair enough, if this thread continues, let us consider it...
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Fallaci charged in Italy with defaming Islam
Replies: 23
Views: 4469

While you're at it Pizza, you might ask the Law Prof about "rational science" as well. Oops, I'm mixing threads ...
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Fallaci charged in Italy with defaming Islam
Replies: 23
Views: 4469

It's unfortunate Ms. Fallaci will never enjoy the U.S. readership commanded in the U.S. by the brilliant Ann Coulter, whose insights into the world of political reality is an inspiration to millions of patriotic Americans! What a shame to spend your "golden years" in such bitter sarcasm. I don't en...
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 668295

Chailly Mahler 3 & 9 ... and now the rain coming down pretty hard :wink:
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bernstein?
Replies: 7
Views: 2929

Re: Bernstein?

Hey everybody, I'm going to be performing the Bernstein Chichester Psalms tonight, and I was recently thinking about Bernstein's compositional output. What are all your thoughts about his work as a composer? Any strong likes or dislikes? I've been listening to a lot of his stuff lately, and I don't...
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 11069

Michel wrote:I have Jochum and Karajan. I heard Bohm was very good too?
Michel,

I never could warm to the Bohm. I tried it on Decca, and years later on Legends, and it still sounds sluggish. Jochum/BPO is tops for me.

Has anyone heard either of Wand's?
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6242

Gielen Mahler Set

I wanted to continue the Mahler discussion on a new thread, with a view towards critiquing the Gielen cycle, particularly as this cycle seems to be more popular than the Chailly. The entire set will be available in the US next month for an hefty $175.98. To prime the discussion, I found the followin...
by Darryl
Sat May 28, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 23752

Hi Ralph, Interesting article--even the Smithsonian is now tacitly endorsing Creationism. (If I had to posit an optimistic guess, I might say they sold out purely for monetary reasons, but it's just as bad either way.) With school boards in Kansas now redefining "Science" to exclude the word "natur...
by Darryl
Fri May 27, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Everything I Ate
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: Everything I Ate

It sounds stupid, but once you start looking at it, it's tough to put it down. His eating patterns are interesting. He can go out for a fairly late dinner of pizza and dessert, go home and have candy, then a bowl of cerial a couple hours later. I think he's a pot smoker based on these photos. Sound...
by Darryl
Fri May 27, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14654

... For me, Nr. 3 is the highpoint of Chailly's cycle: as far as I'm concerned, possibly the best version of the work ever recorded. Nrs. 1 and 5 are close runners-up, and 7 is very special too. These recordings stand comparison with the best ever made of these symphonies, and if I were allowed to ...
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Boulez Bruckner 8
Replies: 23
Views: 8682

Ralph wrote:It's a good recording but Boulez doesn't, to my ears, have the facility with Bruckner that he does with Mahler.
It left me with a sense of uncertainty too. That's why I started the thread. I like what one reviewer on Amazon said: "Not your father's Bruckner".
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Online Music Retailers
Replies: 15
Views: 7816

I've given Amazon a little test. They didn't actually delete my shopping cart; they put the items into the "save for later' list (which is distinct from the "wish list"--how complicated these things are) with the implication that they couldn't supply them on demand anymore. So I immediately put the...
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Online Music Retailers
Replies: 15
Views: 7816

Thomas, For many years I've had excellent experiences with MDT and Crotchet (co.uk) both. The lousy exchange rate now makes this less desirable for CDs you can obtain stateside however. MDT's shipping is still very inexpensive. In the US I've only had negative experiences with some of the small outf...
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Boulez Bruckner 8
Replies: 23
Views: 8682

Thanks John. Sounds like we may have similar tastes, as there are very Szell recordings I don't love. Have you heard the Dohnanyi/Cleveland 3/8?
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Boulez Bruckner 8
Replies: 23
Views: 8682

Hi Darryl. I can't speak for the Boulez recording. I do however own the HvK/Vienna Philharmonic recording and that's considered by some as one of the finest performances of that work. Worth considering... Thanks Thomas. I have the Karajan. Thanks Herman. I saw the $40 used copies on Amazon. I was c...
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Boulez Bruckner 8
Replies: 23
Views: 8682

herman wrote:My goodness. There are quite a bunch of stellar Bruckner 8s around, starting from Furtwängler to Giulini.

Are you really sure Boulez (or Maazel) belongs among those?

I think it's just a blip on the screen.
No. That's why I asked ...

Btw, Giulini is not around (OOP).
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14654

Mahlerfan, I just read the thread through and saw where you got p'd and left. I was hoping I could get some more input on this set with a view towards ordering it today. It's become something of a ritual for me, but if I order from MDT over the weekend the mail almost always arrives by the following...
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Boulez Bruckner 8
Replies: 23
Views: 8682

Boulez Bruckner 8

This has been out for a while now, but I've only recently listened to it. Does anyone care to comment on this particular recording? I don't own a copy, but I liked it much more than Maazel's single-disc version. ... There is no doubt that Boulez' Bruckner Eighth falls into that very select category ...
by Darryl
Sun May 22, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The Corrupt Ineffectual Annan Speaks
Replies: 26
Views: 5596

The food any good at the Fair? Hello Ralph. I've never been to the one in East Texas, but they have these mini-corndogs at the one in Dallas that are very popular. If you do visit Dennis, just remember his booth is on the left side of the grounds (you could also visit Caddo Lake while you're there ...
by Darryl
Sat May 21, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What Are We Reading?
Replies: 32
Views: 6050

Eyewitness To The Alamo by Bill Groneman. I was motivated to pick up some more of this great Texas history after seeing the new Alamo movie. Never effacing memories of John Wayne and Richard Widmark, the new actors were very good (though nowhere had I previously read that Davy Crockett feller playe...
by Darryl
Sat May 21, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The Corrupt Ineffectual Annan Speaks
Replies: 26
Views: 5596

Well, Daryl, surely you know that the First Family is not alone in the White House! The President could not possibly screw up foreign and domestic policy so badly on his own. That's why he has such a large White House staff and Karl Rove's Strategery Group hard at work 24/7. Why don't you spawn a n...
by Darryl
Sat May 21, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The Corrupt Ineffectual Annan Speaks
Replies: 26
Views: 5596

Dennis Spath wrote:No wonder the current White House uses so little energy for heat in the cold months of the year! Thanks, I hadn't considered Architectural foresight of such magnitude.
Still taking cheapshots at Bush Dennis? Does your anger suffice for those few cold months in Tyler?

-- Wadia
by Darryl
Sat May 21, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14654

Re: Chailly Mahler Box Set

Who has heard the recordings? What do you think? My initial impressions of the 8th was boring, but I loved the 9th and now think maybe I just needed to come around to Chailly's perspective. I ordered the set today for 35 pounds from MDT. :) Give a good listen through the entire cycle that's been hi...