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by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Confession: I know nothing about conductors and performers.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Szell was also a composer and well-regarded in that role. He's listed in my 1919 edition of Baker's Dictionary. Yes, I have a CD of Szell's youthful compositions issued by the Cleveland Institute and they sound pretty damn good to me. "Well regarded" for sure, but not up to the standards set by the...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 4829

Holy moley. In folk repertoire, that's no piddling collection, especially if they're in good shape! My mouth doth water. not all that mouth-watering--VG shape, but mostly late sixties and seventies material--except for Baez and Dylan, not much from the early-to-middle sixties Village scene--nothing...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

Obviously, I cannot not post pics. As for bandwith theft , I will post pics from Amazon only; hopefully they won't get angry at me. Bandwidth theft be damned! Let's go for it. Maybe they allow iPods where we're headed. http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000062Y5.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg http://ec...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 4829

I've heard that turntables are still very popular in England. I have 2 turntables (one auto Dual, one manual Thorens but if I ever had to, I would pick up the Music Hall MMF 2.1, which comes with a Goldring cartridge and is moderately priced and freely available online. No way I'm getting rid of my ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Confession: I know nothing about conductors and performers.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

greymouse wrote:Wow, now that's taking it to an extreme! You better devise a very strict training schedule and stick to it.
Was not it Bill Clinton who wisely said: He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence, also, The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom?
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Confession: I know nothing about conductors and performers.
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

real musicians, I think, are not so taken with interpreters--there's a recorded interview with the late conductor George Szell in which he scathingly criticizes young musicians who rely on recordings rather than the score to get their ideas about a composer's music. I wish I could read a score. if I...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Favorite "Ein Heldenleben?" And why.
Replies: 21
Views: 4539

His later version with the Concertgebouw is certainly good, but it was the New York version that really grabbed me ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ informative article comparing Mengelberg's 2 Heldenlebens . . . Source: http://www.musicweb-international...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

I recently received the Persichetti discs on Albany: Symphonies no 3, 4 & 7 / Miller, Albany SO CD ( 2 for one) Finally one is able to make a better assessment of this composer. That Albany set is awesome (Albany's the unsung hero of American music) as is the New World recording of the 'Symphony fo...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who Is She?
Replies: 31
Views: 2795

The lodging of the picture in his signature means that every time he changes it, all his previous posts are automatically updated to reflect his new signature. You mean there's 9,670 (and counting) Milly Fillmores lurking about somewhere? In that tally POTUS 13 appears to be more popular than 43, w...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who Is She?
Replies: 31
Views: 2795

Re: Who Is She?

Any idea who the cute kid below is? Hint: She was quite involuntarily and most reluctantly a famous American. I'm SO lost! I don't see any cute kid in this post. Just some old president. CLICK HERE TO SEE CUTE KID ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Then drive yrself nuts like I do trying to ID ...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who Is She?
Replies: 31
Views: 2795

But when any of us copy images from major sites, e.g., CD labels, Amazon, the Times, I doubt there is any impact on their bandwidth. If there was we'd know about it. I agree, the big commercial sites might even appreciate the referral, and, like I say, I do this all the time and love "posting" pics...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Has Anyone Seen The 5 Browns in concert?
Replies: 1
Views: 1664

I bought their self-titled record a while ago on a lark and really liked it. It was beautifully played and a lot of fun. But could they maybe consider trying out for the Cleveland Browns? they desperately need an offensive line and I think this bunch might give the opposition more than it could hand...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who Is She?
Replies: 31
Views: 2795

As I understand it, (and I'm just as flummoxed by this as you), one is not really copying and pasting the image, as you would text. Once the image is hotlinked, it is downloaded to the page each and every time it gets a hit. The images are not really here, but there. You are not posting it like you ...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who Is She?
Replies: 31
Views: 2795

What specifically is it you want us to look into? When I post an image here by hotlinking to it on another site, am I committing theft? In that the owner of that site is paying for the bandwidth to display that image here? (I reckon I just answered my own question). Another concern: could you be li...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 4829

$15,000. I can buy a 9 mo. supply of gasoline for that!

my LP laser player is a Thorens model td165 picked up at a yard sale for 35 bucks b/c it "wasnt working"--repairs involved replacing the rubber band the lady was using as a drive belt. it has yet to damage a single record.
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 4829

I had another thought . . . Jack Saul, the Cleveland Orchestra and Sir Thomas Beecham guru, might be able to advise on planning for the future of truly valuable and important collections like yours. He recently donated a large part of his collection, I think it may have been to the Univ. of Cincinna...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Favorite "Ein Heldenleben?" And why.
Replies: 21
Views: 4539

I used to call it the Wild Onion Philharmonic until my Italian-American friends objected to the acronym. Yes, wasnt that the band that specialized in the music of Mennin, Creston, Piston, Scarmolin, Persichetti, Del Tredici, Giannini, Menotti, Martino, Flagello, Argento, Dello Joio, Corigliano, etc.?
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 4829

......a reputable outfit. used to buy from him all the time. specializes in classical vinyl ---------------------------- Ars Antiqua, Inc. We will help you dispose of your unwanted classical records! Call 812-876-6553 or 812-322-2250 or write to Dave at dave@arsantiqua.com. For free lists of records...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 4829

My wife's already seen to this matter.
Her plan . . .
  • *rent dumpster, preferably empty & capacious
    *park dumpster in driveway
    *open attic window
    *toss vinyl records out window into dumpster
    *drive dumpster off into sunset
    *mutter prayer, Requiescant in pace
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: The Best Little Festspielhaus in Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 1267

The Best Little Festspielhaus in Texas

Version of Wagner epic has a country ring' to it Sunday, July 09, 2006 Donald Rosenberg Plain Dealer Music Critic Link to Photo Gallery from OC recording At the end of Wagner's "Ring" cycle, the gods are covered in shame and their heavenly home, Valhalla, is burned to a crisp. The operatic inferno ...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Photo of Mozart's widow found
Replies: 47
Views: 28108

Corlyss_D wrote:Me too. Nice to know, tho, about the website I mean.
Indeed, the 1st couple's kitchen just like mine, vintage 50's. Makes me feel better.
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who Is She?
Replies: 31
Views: 2795

--I believe Corlyss and Gary are correct--you couldnt do it unless you could encrypt the HTML source code and protect the images from the right mouse click context menu in the browser. A few websites are already protecting their images this way. --software like ProtWare's HTML Guardian (free for per...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 273607

<div align = "center">Image</div> embarrassed to admit i love this album.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Photo of Mozart's widow found
Replies: 47
Views: 28108

The photo of the little girl is the one I like the "bestest" in your
collection of young ladies.
Ive been trying to ID these pics as they appear--this one was way too obscure even to guess at--had to look it up from the image address.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Photo of Mozart's widow found
Replies: 47
Views: 28108

Had no clue. I like Colbert's definition, though. Nor did I.... So do I. I ran across it in a Wikipedia article referring to a UPenn wordanista, Benjamin Zimmer, consultant to the OED, who likes to embarrass people by looking up words in big dictionaries nobody else has: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Photo of Mozart's widow found
Replies: 47
Views: 28108

Righto. BTW, I love Stephen Colbert's "truthiness" --seems to be on its way to an entry in Webster's. Stephen just gave an old word a new twist: "You can look it up. I know some of you are going to say 'I did look it up, and that's not true.' That's 'cause you looked it up in a book." _____________...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Photo of Mozart's widow found
Replies: 47
Views: 28108

I'm surprised the BBC would publish something like this and also state that the photo has been "proven" to be authentic. So am I. All the news is fit to print...Truthiness trumps facts: "'I don't trust books. They're all fact, no heart.'"....Constanze is who I say she is....."I call it the No Fact ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Favorite "Ein Heldenleben?" And why.
Replies: 21
Views: 4539

Inexplicably, I most often turn to the humanity of Sir Thomas Beecham: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Seraphim S 60041. One of the first records I ever bought and still the version I play most. I also like Reiner--the Pittsburgh incarnation, as well as the famous one he did with the Windy City Sympho...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

Thanks for the information Serraglio! I just ordered that Japanese CD! The Persichetti symphony ("Janus") is a great work. ... and thank you for the tip about the Persichetti (wonderful composer!) 9th symphony. Have never heard it--Ormandy / Philadelphia, RCA LSC 3212, coupled with the Schuman 9th-...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Your Favourite 'Small-Catalogue' Composer
Replies: 29
Views: 5656

Telemann: 3,000? oops, I meant Arriaga: 30.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

John Ogdon I and II in Philips' Great Pianists of the 20th Century series.
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 273607

<div align="right">--finally got a chance to hear Patricia Barber 's breakthru 1994 album, Cafe Blue on Premonition Records. <img src="http://www.patriciabarber.com/photos/images/knittingfactory.jpg"width= "300" height="150"> --didnt know Barber had trained as a classical pianist with an interest in...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

Villa Lobos Quartets Nos. 2, 12, and 16 on Dorian
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: When a Conductor Stays Too Long
Replies: 21
Views: 2606

how long is too long?

Stokowski headed up Philadelphia from 1912-1938, yet one could argue that 25 years with Stokowski wasnt long enough.

Bernstein and the NY Phil--'58-'69--about a decade--arguably far too short a tenure.
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 273607

listening to Verse by jazz pianist/singer/songwriter Patricia Barber. If only she would tour here . . .

also Droppin' Things by the late Betty Carter, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time and a wonderful live performer.
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music for the Fourth of July
Replies: 23
Views: 3458

I am sorry to have to admit that one of the many--MANY!--pieces I am heartily sick of due to excessive repetition on WUSF-FM is . . . . Dear Dulcinea don't you think that it is time to stop listening to that radio?. . . . Allegro's a site I find useful to locate NPR programs synchonized to my time ...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

Penderecki Utrenja: Parts 1 and 2 "The Entombment of Christ" and "The Resurrection of Christ." (2 LPs-Philips) . . . The Shining, stunningly complete! has this ever made it to CD? if not, why not? <div align="center"> http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/pictures/s/13/36/BVCC-38303.jpg --to be followed by list...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music for the Fourth of July
Replies: 23
Views: 3458

jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:A few musicologists have reported hearing patriotic, 18th century musical strains in John Cage's "4'33."
Here's the mathematical take on it:
4-3=1; 4+3=7; 4+3=7; 3+3=6
3-3=0
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sir Benjamin Britten
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

--there's a 'lightweight' masterpiece by Britten-- Albert Herring--virtuous lad crowned May King by village busybodies gets drunk during his cornonation festivities--a great work--delightful on stage--several good recordings--Steuart Bedford's is now on Naxos.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

Busoni, Piano Concerto. John Ogdon/Daniell Revenaugh.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music for the Fourth of July
Replies: 23
Views: 3458

The Star-Spangled Symphony in the Don Gillis series on Albany Records-- 4th mvt: Celebration - Fourth of July [from J Scott Morrison's excellent amazon review]. . . there is a whizbang Fourth of July Celebration complete with marches, fireworks, and various dances of the time. The whole is so Americ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

Malcolm Arnold symphony cycle on Chandos. My favorites are 7 and 8.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Any good Walküre on CD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

There's Levine/Met, or Janowski/Dresden, or Barenboim/Bayreuth.
I've heard the first two and like them, tho I favor the "old stuff" by Bohm, Karajan, Walter, Furtwangler ... and Solti.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which composer scored the most beautiful music for the piano
Replies: 68
Views: 10646

. . . we - Lance and I - have done a lot to remove the most obstreperous of belligerent posters from our little haven here. We have been dismissed as dull and boring by some of them who think flame wars are the real purpose of a forum like ours . . . --------------------- ... so dull, boring, and u...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

Villa Lobos
String Quartets 1, 6, & 17 on Dorian
first time around with these works. more accessible on first hearing than the Bartok and Shostakovitch cycles they are often ranked with.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

Don Gillis Star-Spangled Symphony (Albany Records) <div align="left"><img src="http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0000UJL8M.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg" width="100" height= "100"> -------------------------------- <img src="http://www.soundfountain.org/rem/tulsabrown.jpg"width="100" height= "100">...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sir Benjamin Britten
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

--the Cello Symphony and War Requiem.

--The Rape of Lucretia (and Grimes, already mentioned) contain the germ of much which was to follow in opera.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Trouble A'Brewin' in Seattle
Replies: 4
Views: 976

. . .l I'm holding off buying the Diamond/Schwarz. I know the syms might hold more potential that what Schwarz brings to them. I only buy recordings that I feel matches the composers genius. I've heard 3 CDs with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic performing works of the "American Symp...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

listening to music by some lesser known UK composers:

John Blackwood McEwen, A Solway Symphony (Chandos).
John Blackwood McEwen, String Quartets vol 2 (Chandos).

Alan Rawsthorne, Piano Concertos (Chandos).

William Alwyn, Fantasy Waltzes and Preludes. John Ogdon piano (Chandos).
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 384048

. . . how to center text? here's some sample text with the code, make certain you omit the space after the pointed bracket. I put the space in so you could see the code . . . < div align="center"> OK, don't pay attention to the approval ratings that say 68% of Americans disapprove of the job this m...