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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: 1792

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...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it.
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Nothing in his office became him like the leaving it.

Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals. I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the ...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7444

Re: Speculations

The church provided the foundation stones for western art music. Belle's central point has been fussed over and picked at to the point of distortion. I think she's largely right. I'm happy to leave the discussion of Christianity where it lies, but it was you [ John F ] who ventured into the metaphy...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 234013

Re: What I listened to today

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Mozart Magic Flute Bicket-Met December 19, 2018 [1-act version in English]

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by jserraglio
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4001
Views: 646188

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

Sergei Edelmann Plays Schumann Triton Hybrid SACD

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by jserraglio
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4001
Views: 646188

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

Sergei Edelmann, piano: Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet & Sonata 8 RCA/BMG

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by jserraglio
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 234013

Re: What I listened to today

Wagner Gotterdammerung & Walkure Keilberth/Bayreuth
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 25 essential Beethoven recordings per WQXR
Replies: 15
Views: 3319

Re: 25 essential Beethoven recordings per WQXR

John F wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:43 am
So? On recordings it doesn't matter who's alive or dead, just who plays the best.
To the contrary, it's a life-and-death matter for the players. And for non-antiquarian listeners, a fresh interpretation from the 21st century might fit the bill nicely.
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 25 essential Beethoven recordings per WQXR
Replies: 15
Views: 3319

Re: 25 essential Beethoven recordings per WQXR

John F wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:44 am
when you have a choice among Fritz Kreisler, Adolf Busch, David Oistrakh, Arthur Grumiaux, and such in the violin sonatas, and others of that quality in individual sonatas, who would prefer Isabelle Faust?
Given that list, one quick, the rest dead, she might well get a preferential nod for the nonce.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7444

Re: Speculations

John F wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:12 am
Chacun a son gout, as Prince Orlofsky says.
Every shorebird sings the praises of its own swamp. Ancient Russian proverb.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7444

Re: Speculations

Say what? The Church of England is a Christian sect, you can't take Christianity out of it. And you definitely can take the church out of Christianity; many people today profess themselves to be Christians without belonging to any church. Christianity is a faith and an ethical philosophy, not an or...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7444

Re: Speculations

The Homeric songs are the wellspring of Western lit. (the Iliad containing in germ much of what was to follow). So too the plainsong chant produced by and for the church community may be the West's single greatest body of art music, worthy to stand alongside the work of any individual composer since...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speculations
Replies: 48
Views: 7444

Re: Speculations

John F wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Christianity is one thing, the institution of the Christian church quite another.
You can take Christianity out of the church (e.g., the Church of England) but you can't take the church out of Christianity.
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Judge to Flynn: Tell me why I shouldn't lock you up
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Judge to Flynn: Tell me why I shouldn't lock you up

Judge Jeanine: "The story of Michael Flynn continues . . . ."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HUDXu- ... u.be&t=469
by jserraglio
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Judge to Flynn: Tell me why I shouldn't lock you up
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Judge to Flynn: Tell me why I shouldn't lock you up

NYT — WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday postponed the sentencing of Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, after warning Mr. Flynn that he could face prison for lying to federal investigators about his conversations with the Russian ambassador during the presiden...
by jserraglio
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Golden Age star actress still alive
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Golden Age star actress still alive

Olivia De Havilland (1916—)
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 234013

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 58840

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Perhaps you could point out more exactly where you hear "sloppiness" and "odd tempi" in the Serkin/Szell/Brahms "Sloppiness" is the word Szell used to explain to an interviewer why he withdrew from Bing's Met. If Szell could be "sloppy", then other conductors's performances might be characterized a...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. If Individual No. 1 had only taken Obama's sage advice not to hire FLYNN as NS Adviser, Comey might never have been fired, the Special Counsel never appointed, the OOJ never come to light, and #1 would now be posing for his full-length WH portrait instead of being measured f...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 58840

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

I do not own this set yet but Szell's Haydn is among the greatest I have ever heard. Two stunning Szell performances are live: the George Rochberg Second and Benjamin Lees, Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk74WLg8Iu4

by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

Not to mention: Paying for a child to attend an elite university could easily set Ms. Rowe back 1/4 of her yearly salary. That's certainly true, but Democrats have recently passed a bill in Albany (our state legislature) that funds FREE education at CUNY/SUNY if the student makes plans to live & wo...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!

lennygoran wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:19 am
Can Allen Howard Weisselberg be far behind! Regards, Len :lol:
Speaking of Peckers, Nancy did some cutting this Tuesday on Individual #1's.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

Not to mention: Paying for a child to attend an elite university could easily set Ms. Rowe back 1/4 of her yearly salary.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

I hope she wins her case and sets a new precedent. Is there any merit to paying some orchestral artists more because of their length of service to an orchestra, especially first-chair folks? Nonetheless, I would say these salaries many make are excellent and higher than some might expect. This coul...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

O, reason not the need! The BSO should pay the woman and be done with it. Not to mention, they've already profited off the use of her name, words and youthful image to sell tickets and solicit donations. Rowe’s prominence has increased over time. She has been a featured soloist at 28 BSO concerts i...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/12/11/boston-symphony-orchestra-flutist-elizabeth-rowe-lawsuit https://c-1qsvitliyw52x24gx2es4fgx2egsq.g00.boston.com/g00/3_c-1aaa.fswx78sr.gsq_/c-1QSVITLIYW52x24lx78x78twx3ax2fx2fg.s4fg.gsqx2fat-gsrx78irx78x2fytpsehwx2f6452x2f56x2fsvgliwx78ve-peawymx78-65...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:25 am
No laughing though about Orin Hatch's hypocrisy! Regards, Len
About time he lost his political virginity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Ldkn5UDsI

by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal

Okay, but ya gotta admit Mike Pence looked like he was posing for Mt. Rushmore, no?

OR

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by jserraglio
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 58840

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Now that we have all had a chance to have our sets for awhile, what do you recommend out of the set for instant listening I haven't bought this set, but fwiw, this comes from a knowledgeable listener on another forum: What is especially impressive: Mozart Divertimento K 132 Mozart Symphony No. 33 a...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

I have always found student productions educational and charming and have seen many live here in the idyllic Heartland. Try this site. Past seasons archived. Operas are subtitled. Alternate casts and performances in almost every case. Great way to get to know an opera intimately. https://music.indi...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

I think I confused Pinchgut with medici.tv which does offer time-limited full videos. Use the two links I posted above to hear, but not see, on Australia's excellent ABC Classic FM station. Thanks, I have gone to the medici site but haven't used them yet-I wish they had a wider selection-the Met on...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

What's in a name? Pinchgut's productions are splendid. I have seen many of them online. Never heard of Pinchgut-I went to you tube and there seemed to be only short clips of their operas-have you seen full operas online-if so how do you get to them? Regards, Len Pinchgut Opera draws its unusual nam...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

One of the fellows who lectures for our community music group sings in the Pinchgut Opera. I don't follow their events myself. But the link you provided shows that the baroque is alive and well in Australia. Pinchgut Opera :!: :lol: Pinchgut is the name of the tiny little island right in the middle...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

We're talking mainly about the situation in the U.S. ... no amount of rising interest in China, which is a new phenomenon, or in Japan, which goes back to the 1930s, can compensate if the U.S. goes down. ... Who today could have a newspaper report written about him like this one? ... I'll tell you ...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Who sez CM is DEAD? The same ones who in the 60s said GOD IS DEAD? Listening to both of these today:

https://www.abc.net.au/classic/sunday-o ... e/10515690

https://www.abc.net.au/classic/evenings ... d/10455996
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Yesterday, the SDNY pointed to him, alongside a consigliere turned snitch, as an unindicted co-conspirator in commission of a fraud upon the USA.
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Who's our very own Don Briscola?

by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Classical Music died years ago. If so, then only in the Occident. Didn't know that-was it an Accident? Premediated murther most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange, and unnatural. Ah Shakespeare's Omlett-I can't top that-still murther-not as good as Werther! Len opera lover :lol...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

lennygoran wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:23 am
Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Classical Music died years ago.
jserraglio wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:23 am
If so, then only in the Occident.
Didn't know that-was it an Accident?
Premediated murther most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 51
Views: 8057

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Classical Music died years ago.
If so, then only in the Occident.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Osmo Vänskä leaving Minnesota Orchestra
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

Re: Osmo Vänskä leaving Minnesota Orchestra

Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:50 pm
... fucking Pathetic.
Bilious.
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Toni Morrison
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Toni Morrison

Belle wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm
it takes two to tango in this destructive dance.
Don and Bob, a pair superannuated & besotted, take to the dance floor in Last Tango in D.C.. During the rare times he's not shuckin' and jivin', the Don gets his jollies buttering unsuspecting Twitter followers UP.
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Toni Morrison
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Toni Morrison

Just finished reading Morrison's second novel, Sula (1973), 174 pp of allusive prose (looking backward to the Bible & Homer, to Hawthorne & Poe, to Joyce, Woolf & Achebe and forward to August Wilson) and one of the most profound explorations of symbiotic friendship I have ever read. It pays tribute ...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 234013

Re: What I listened to today

Puccini: Il Trittico de Billy-Met 2018 broadcast

Handel: Teseo (arr Jacobs) Jacobs/Academy of Ancient Music, Berlin 2018 Vienna live

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by jserraglio
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Ann Petry: Tituba of Salem Village
Replies: 0
Views: 1254

Ann Petry: Tituba of Salem Village

Just started this book aimed at young adults which, like Margaret Alwood's The Penelopiad, gives voice to the voiceless. It's beautifully written, following a different path from that of Arthur Miller's excellent The Crucible: there the "white gaze" of the Puritans (slavery was practiced in Massachu...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Here We Go Again
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Here We Go Again

why not make your self a playlist and listen to what you want. Currently listening to this wonderful online holiday-bash playlist centered on NYC: 01) The Four Knights - What Are You Doin New Year's Eve 1947 02) Anne Shelton - Crystal Ball 1953 03) Teddy Wilson & Billie Holiday - I Wished On The Mo...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 590
Views: 234013

Re: What I listened to today

Kubelik conducts Beethoven Symphonies DG

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