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by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 233093

Re: What I listened to today

by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7198

Re: Speculations

The precise nature of JSB's religious beliefs appears to be an open question with strong views on both sides: see http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48120&p=484876&hilit=marissen#p484876 Bach biographers don't have it easy. Has there ever been a composer who wrote so much extrao...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7198

Re: Speculations

I did not claim that Bach was a "rationalist," but rather that he was unlikely, living when and where he did, and religious as he doubtless was, to have had exactly the same attitude toward God and the world as Martin Luther's. Which I believe Barney was suggesting. It would be nice to know what hi...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7198

Re: Speculations

Little or none of Bach's church music was composed for the theatre, though the Matthew Passion has been staged several times in recent decades. In that sense is is not theatrical. But some of it is highly dramatic, definitely including the Matthew Passion The plainchant passions of the RC Holy Week...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?
Replies: 18
Views: 3059

Re: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

Here's an article with many audio clips-didn't realize a situation like this exists. Regards, Len In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls? By Michael Cooper Dec. 26, 2018 Christmas is like, well, Christmas for the boys’ choirs of the world. For many in Britain, Christmas Eve this year...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 233093

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vienna Philharmonic Looks to a New Generation
Replies: 33
Views: 5167

Re: Vienna Philharmonic Looks to a New Generation

We didn't get to see it because our Australian TV network didn't broadcast it this year. The streaming wouldn't work outside Austria and we were both furious with this situation. See if one of these might work for you. Lo-res 480p/128k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-to1GvNZM4 l-to1GvNZM4 Hi-res ...
by jserraglio
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 233093

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)

Blandine Verlet (27 February 1942, Paris – 30 December 2018) was a harpsichordist and a harpsichord teacher. Born into a musical family, she was the seventh of ten children, and in 1957 gained admission to the Paris Conservatoire, studying piano and harpsichord. Having decided on her specialty, she ...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

Been awake since 2 AM. Reading a brilliant book, Kitchen Confidential. Sipping various brews. There'll be no time for reflection once my grandkids (ages four & eight) awaken. Oops, and here they are!
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cast off by Trump, Syrian Kurds call on Assad
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Re: Cast off by Trump, Syrian Kurds call on Assad

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:40 am
I wonder if trump understands the gift he's given to Assad, Russia and Iran? Regards, Len :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzNPYPp_v78

by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

did you edit your previous message on the beer and if so why! Because I just poured myself a glass of good American suds: Great Lakes where all good things are brewed. Courting infamy, I will state that I too like beer. https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/pub-f...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

How did a discussion about how conductors wave their diminutive batons turn political?
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

Let me leap to Kavanaugh's defense. A person is innocent of anything and everything that is not proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal proceeding.
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 19
Views: 3455

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

Worthy jurist that he is, Kavanaugh defended his liberty with Constitutional gusto: " I like beer!!! " he intoned loudly in reply to questions about his drinking. " What kind of beer do you drink, senator? " Giving irrefutable evidence of what to expect from him as a SCOTUS backbencher. An outburst ...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Less bug residue on car windshields is an ill omen
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Re: Less bug residue on car windshields is an ill omen

In the States, brown marmorated stink bugs have colonized the capital.
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Teachers are quitting at a record pace
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Teachers are quitting at a record pace

WSJ Small raises, budget frustration and opportunities elsewhere persuade teachers and other public-education workers to move on. Teachers and other public education employees, such as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors, are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate on recor...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Sylvia Plath's Lost Story: 'Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’' — An Excerpt
Replies: 0
Views: 2343

Sylvia Plath's Lost Story: 'Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’' — An Excerpt

from the Wall Street Journal -------------------------------------------- In a previously unpublished work of fiction from 1952, a young woman realizes she has boarded an unusual train bound for a mysterious destination. The train shot into another subway tunnel, then. Dark rocks bulked silent and s...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio

BBC Review, 2002, of the Nonesuch recording For some people this will be the perfect Christmas present, a gift with real meaning. by Andrew McGregor El Niño has existed for less than a year, yet it feels like longer already. And while I know it's pretty pointless trying to predict which new works wi...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio

https://www.rsb-online.de/konzerte/john-adams-el-nino/John Adams DVB-S „El Niño“ Ein Weihnachtsoratorium für Soli, Kinderchor, gemischten Chor und Orchester Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin Rosemary Joshua, Sopran Measha Brueggergosman, Mezzosopran Davóne Tines, Bariton Daniel Bubeck, Countertenor ...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Jerry Lewis's lost Holocaust film
Replies: 0
Views: 1584

Jerry Lewis's lost Holocaust film

NYT — Jerry Lewis’s unlikeliest project was also his unluckiest — so unlucky that it might never be finished. For a certain kind of movie buff, it is one of the last White Whales of lost cinema. In 1972, Lewis, best known at the time for mainstream comedies like “The Nutty Professor,” traveled to Pa...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Less bug residue on car windshields is an ill omen
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Less bug residue on car windshields is an ill omen

NYT Magazine BY BROOKE JARVIS Sune Boye Riis was on a bike ride with his youngest son, enjoying the sun slanting over the fields and woodlands near their home north of Copenhagen, when it suddenly occurred to him that something about the experience was amiss. Specifically, something was missing. It...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vienna Philharmonic Looks to a New Generation
Replies: 33
Views: 5167

Re: Vienna Philharmonic Looks to a New Generation

The Cleveland Orchestra too. It adopted a unique sound signature in the past century and has kept it to this day.
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Living *with* Facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 1362

Living *with* Facebook

WAPO — This has been a banner year for worrying about what Facebook is doing to us and with our data. We’ve gotten an all-you-can-eat buffet of reporting on the platform: its data sharing with other tech companies; data sharing with political consulting firms; and hiring of a PR firm to go after its...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cast off by Trump, Syrian Kurds call on Assad
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Cast off by Trump, Syrian Kurds call on Assad

NYT — BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syria’s most powerful Kurdish militia has called on the Assad government to send its forces to protect against an attack by Turkey, the first sign of shifting political alliances in eastern Syria since President Trump announced that he would withdraw American troops. At issue...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chinese Gene-Editing Experiment Loses Track of Patients, Alarming Crispr-Cas9 Inventors
Replies: 0
Views: 1355

Chinese Gene-Editing Experiment Loses Track of Patients, Alarming Crispr-Cas9 Inventors

WSJ https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/chinese-gene-editing-experiment-loses-track-of-patients-alarming-technologys-inventors-11545994801 Chinese scientists have raced ahead in experimenting with gene-editing on humans in the last few years, using a powerful new tool called Crispr-Cas9 to edit the DNA...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Disease-immune babies OK but not designer babies, Americans say
Replies: 0
Views: 1354

Disease-immune babies OK but not designer babies, Americans say

Where on the planet will the first human 2.0 with an updated genome be born? If I had to bet right now, I would say 2040 in Asia. PBS NEWSHOUR — WASHINGTON — Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll sh...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?
Replies: 18
Views: 3059

Re: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

since there are now 26 genders who knows what biological combinations occur in choirs these days anyway!! So it goes. One of the biggest moral bombshells handed to Billy by the Tralfamadorians, incidentally had to do with sex on Earth. They said their flying-saucer crews had identified no fewer tha...
by jserraglio
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 233093

Re: What I listened to today

Alfred Burt's Carols

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by jserraglio
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Black Composers Series
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: Black Composers Series

And then there are the jazz geniuses: Mingus, Monk and Ellington.



Mingus: Fables of Faubus (lyrics suppressed) Columbia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aII3528wwyw&t=2009s

Mingus: Original Faubus Fables (lyrics sung) Candide Records
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtLiwC1hcrI&t=21s
by jserraglio
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Art of the Brag
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Re: Trump Art of the Brag

"Now they'll tell you, if it's just the two of you — 'The guy is nuts'.

—Senator Claire McCaskill
by jserraglio
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Art of the Brag
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Re: Trump Art of the Brag

"I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back ... Crazy!"

—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2018
by jserraglio
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Black Composers Series
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: Black Composers Series

http://stylemagazine.com/news/2018/dec/12/sony-classical-reissues-black-composer-series-comp/ In the 1970s, CBS Masterworks made a groundbreaking series of recordings [produced by Goddard Lieberson ] featuring the music of black composers. The nine LPs released all featured the pioneering conductor ...
by jserraglio
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Black Composers Series
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Black Composers Series

Black Composers Series coming next month

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by jserraglio
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 233093

Re: What I listened to today

https://resources.wimpmusic.com/images/f16a3f8b/2feb/45c0/9269/bb5286f176b6/320x320.jpg Lois Marshall, Soprano Mary Palmateer, Contralto Jon Vickers, Tenor James Milligan, Bass Toronto Mendelssohn Choir & Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan 1952 Beaver Records LTD/1962 reissue Worl...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump brand has lost its mojo
Replies: 0
Views: 1527

Trump brand has lost its mojo

PBS — December 23, 2018 NEW YORK — When workers pried the Trump name off another Manhattan building earlier this year, it capped a bad few weeks for the president’s businesses. Donald Trump’s golf resorts in Scotland had just posted millions of dollars in losses, one of his hotels in Panama had rebr...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 233093

Re: What I listened to today

Previn, Mercer & Harwood: The Good Companions (1974) Susie Dean ........... Annalene Beechey Jerry Jerningham ........... Stuart Matthew Price Jimmy Nunn ........... John Arthur Morton Mitcham ........... Paul Bentley Inigo Jollifant ........... Mark Meadows Elizabeth Trant ........... Liz Robertson...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7198

Re: Speculations

Jesus himself did not found a Christian church but he instructed his disciples to do so, naming Peter. This does not make Christianity and the Christian church(es) one thing, as many professed Christians belong to no church, but let it go. Yikes! Medieval scholasticism is alive and well, well into ...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'A rogue presidency': the era of containment is over as the 'adult day care center' goes out of business
Replies: 0
Views: 1462

'A rogue presidency': the era of containment is over as the 'adult day care center' goes out of business

WAPO — by Philip Rucker “I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.” For two years, they tried to tutor and confine him. They taught him history, explained nuances and gamed out reverberations. They urged careful deliberation, counseled restraint and...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ousting Trump magic number: 47 Dems + 20 GOPs
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Ousting Trump magic number: 47 Dems + 20 GOPs

Now that Trump's impeachment by the House is a real possibility, what about the likelihood of the Senate removing him? Highly unlikely, says WAPO political analyst Philip Bump and explains why in some detail: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/2018/12/21/odds-are-still-very-small-that-s...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS coalition chief envoy will leave by month's end; refuses to carry out troop pullback order
Replies: 0
Views: 1466

ISIS coalition chief envoy will leave by month's end; refuses to carry out troop pullback order

NYT — Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, has accelerated his resignation, telling colleagues this weekend that he could not carry out President Trump’s newly declared policy of withdrawing the 2,000 troops stationed in Syria. Mr. McGurk, a seaso...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Lone Ranger
Replies: 0
Views: 1493

The Lone Ranger

NYT — WASHINGTON — When President Trump grows frustrated with advisers during meetings, which is not an uncommon occurrence, he sits back in his chair, crosses his arms and scowls. Often he erupts. “Freaking idiots!” he calls his aides. Except he uses a more pungent word than “freaking.” For two yea...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7198

Re: Speculations

Christianity developed various creeds and an ethical philosophy but from its inception it was a church. Not so. Christianity originated with the teachings of Jesus Christ, who did not create an institution such as a temple or church to promulgate them. That's attributed to his disciple Peter, thoug...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it.
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

Re: Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it.

Joseph thanks for sending these choices. Right now another big concern of mine is the Attorney General issue. And of course I'm relishing what Mulvaney said!!! Regards, Len :lol: " “Yes, I am supporting Donald Trump, but I’m doing so despite the fact that I think he’s a terrible human being.” Axios...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it.
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

Re: Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it.

Joseph still what absorbing TV news watching this has made for-wait till Jan 3 and after when the hearings start! I may have to curtail my trips into NYC so I can be home to watch the dramas unfolding. I sure got alarmed yesterday when I heard trump wanted Mitchell McConnell to use the nuclear opti...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it.
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

Re: Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it.

Joseph did trump tell him to shut up or did he tell him to SHUT DOWN! Individual-1 doubtless didn't bother to read the letter. The moron probably thought that Mattis was gracefully retiring instead of launching a political broadside against him as in effect and functionally a traitor to his country...