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by jbuck919
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Mahler Survey

If you're not familiar with the 10th, John, you've got to get a load of this: Right around the 19:00 mark Mahler unleashes the most ear-splittlingly dissonant chord in symphonic music. Nine different pitches at one time, but it's the way it's orchestrated that really packs the big punch. For maximu...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: K475
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: K475

You are referring to the following, which is complete nonsense as far as I know, for I see no connection between the two pieces. This is one of those occasions when I say "thank you, Dad, for my ability to read music," for never was following a score more important than in these two pieces. The fant...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Sea of Blood
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Met Sea of Blood

This strikes several, ahem, chords with me. First, I do not understand the insensitivity of someone who would drive a considerable percentage of the audience away and/or into literal sickness at the sight of blood. (Fortunately, I don't have that fear myself, for I have had to witness my own blood a...
by jbuck919
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now it's Copley
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: Now it's Copley

I have to wonder about this. One member of the chorus took amiss something Copley allegedly said during a rehearsal. What was it, and what did the rest of the chorus think? The Met's announcement says nothing about investigating the complaint or whether it was confirmed by the witnesses present. Co...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fighting Irish
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Fighting Irish

When I was teaching full time in Maryland I had a terrible time getting my best students to consider the best colleges. Often it was a problem with their families who assumed that they would be bankrupt, when in fact the very best schools still offer meaningful scholarships to whomever they accept i...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

I'd recommend L'élisir d'amoré. Why--he doesn't get rid of anyone in that opera? Do you think if I took some of that elixir handed out in L'élisir d'amoré I could warm up to Trump-no way after listening to his babbling speech today down at The Greenbrier? Regards, Len :( I was thinking of diversion...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now it's Copley
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: Now it's Copley

Copley? Well, he was square anyway.
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Thought you'd catch me out on the Sessions, didn't you, Sorry, I didn't recall seeing you there. Oh you were there? I was 13 and Chicago might have been the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, it is impossible for a music major at Princeton in the early 70s not to appreciate Sessions. I never had ...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 114869

Re: The Great American Songbook

Color me a snob, I am proud to say I never saw a single episode. And who, pray tell, is Galveston? It is a city in Texas most famous for having experienced the worst hurricane in US history. Pity you missed MASH. In the intended final episode, Winchester loses all interest in classical music when t...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cheat Sheet From NY Times American Orchestras
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Cheat Sheet From NY Times American Orchestras

The Lyric Opera of Chicago still has its inaugural music director: Andrew Davis, who became the first conductor to hold that position at the company in 2000 Misleading. Bruno Bartoletti was not just principal conductor but artistic director for 35 years; artistic director is higher-ranking than mus...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 114869

Re: The Great American Songbook

Unfortunately, her example was (ugh) Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin: Sept 9, 1970. Greatest rock concert I ever heard, except maybe for B.B. King opening for the Stones when the crowd would NOT let King end his act and let the Stones on. From that day, King became a superstar. http://www.ledzeppelin.co...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Thought you'd catch me out on the Sessions, didn't you, even though it was not conducted by Solti. In Beethoven, there is only one rule about repeats: One always takes the repeats. (I am quoting so many musicians, starting with Claudio Arrau, that if I could list them all I would take up more space ...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 114869

Re: The Great American Songbook

I never post here, but just now on Facebook someone wrote that she missed a lot of great music because her father would not allow in the house anything composed after 1900. Unfortunately, her example was (ugh) Led Zeppelin. This is what I returned. Jerome Kern was one of the few composers in the GAS...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

in the Solti years the Chicago Symphony, which many at the time considered the finest in the world, Maybe b/c I love concert music for band, the CSO has always been for me the embodiment of what an American orchestra should sound like, brass and brash. It's my favorite. I'd trade every listening ex...
by jbuck919
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

You want to get rid of Trump and what he represents? Plan on living to at least the age of 200. This very pessimistic statement depresses me greatly-I'll definitely play Donizetti tonight while in the kitchen! He knew how to get rid of people! Regards, Len :lol: I'd recommend L'élisir d'amoré.
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

Every US president after maybe George Washington could have been called up on articles of impeachment. Heck, the US was founded on de facto trumped-up (so to speak) notions against "the present king of Great Britain," who is not mentioned by name in the Declaration of Independence. (Try that for an ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Purely incidentally, but to demonstrate the depth of musicianship of US military bandsmen (or bandspersons if you must), in the Solti years the Chicago Symphony, which many at the time considered the finest in the world, auditioned one of my father's West Point mates, and not on an instrument you wo...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Marketing Opportunity for Classical Music?
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: A Marketing Opportunity for Classical Music?

I agree that exposure is everything, but you do not necessarily have to be born to it or even exposed to it early in your education. I grew up with it and still remember my father playing Beethoven symphonies (the Toscanini recordings), the Sibelius Second Symphony, and other works, on 78's. My wif...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Talking to a well-known conductor about Levine ...
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: Talking to a well-known conductor about Levine ...

Persona non grata (an unacceptable person) is a quasi-legal term which refers to someone who is not welcome on given premises and will be forthwith expelled from same if found on them. Everyone here who attended a private university is familiar with the concept. Now are you ready for a topic switch ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: An Article of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

"Twinkle in his eye, larceny in his soul"—so writes Michael Wolff in his stunning book, portraying Donald as a latter-day Henry VIII. "I now understand," quoth Bannon, "what it is like to be in the court of the Tudors." Assuming the book to be only 10% accurate, our country would still be in sheepd...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chief Wahoo Logo Cleveland Indians
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Chief Wahoo Logo Cleveland Indians

As a Washington Redskin (that's Redskin singular, not Redskins), one might have been one of The Hogs in the 80s and 90s. http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/blog/article-1/Remembering-The-Origins-Of-The-Hogs-On-Joe-Bugels-Birthday/bb0cc601-5eff-41fa-b2ed-4946de5bd257 I swear I am not making thi...
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paris Opera the season’s slogan is “Modern Since 1669”
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Paris Opera the season’s slogan is “Modern Since 1669”

Our former member and probably still lurker Nigel Wilkinson, who has lived in Paris for many years but still speaks French with a horrid English accent, will be delighted to hear this.
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri dir. by Martin McDonagh
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri dir. by Martin McDonagh

I just caught this thread. A week ago, at my Academic Bowl swan song, I wrote a pop culture question to which the answer was the title of this film. I would have accepted just "Three Billboards," but in fact the student gave the entire correct title.
by jbuck919
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Marketing Opportunity for Classical Music?
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: A Marketing Opportunity for Classical Music?

Persons who love classical music are born, not made. In spite of my fancy education and the fact that I would be as lost without my ability to read music as I would be without my ability to read English, I am myself a naive listener, and was no prodigy then to begin with. Exposure is everything. Who...
by jbuck919
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chief Wahoo Logo Cleveland Indians
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Chief Wahoo Logo Cleveland Indians

I haven't seen this in I don't know how long, but the "wahoo" gesture (mimicking the swing of a tomahawk) used to be universal among school kids, and totally accepted by school administrations (unlike, say, the finger). It had to be explained to me at the time, and I'll tell you, half of them were b...
by jbuck919
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Mahler Survey

Recently I stumbled across a program of a major orchestra that has programmed "Mahler's Tenth." Unfortunately I cannot now find the link. You tell me, because to my shame I can't tell you. You could stumble across quite a number of programs by major orchestras doing the 10th, since it is being more...
by jbuck919
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone care to guess? No need.
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Anyone care to guess? No need.

This becomes a 'river of rocks' you can easily step across in a dry summer. I've done it many times. Think of it, Dunkleosteus and Heintzichthys once swam above me in this very spot. http://media.cleveland.com/metro/photo/rocky-riverjpg-281ef2a64cf10233.jpg You can do the same on the Hudson here. H...
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the NY subway became a basket-case and what can be done about it
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: How the NY subway became a basket-case and what can be done about it

Ridiculously complicated. Even Cuomo would have to get a Ph.D. to understand "value capture." Tax their damned income in a meaningfully progressive way and use the revenue to pay for all public services.
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Long-lost composer's music resurrected in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Long-lost composer's music resurrected in NYC

I'm supposed to be impressed by this? By four Steinways on the stage, maybe. Think of the possibilities. (Wonder if, even though he's black, he is not related to George Eastman who also lived in northwest New York. Weirder things have happened.)

by jbuck919
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Leaving ashes of 'Nam vets at Wall has to stop, NPS officials say
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Leaving ashes of 'Nam vets at Wall has to stop, NPS officials say

The public airing of private grief is a rude intrusion, period, starting with those annoying roadside shrines where someone was killed in an auto accident.
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone care to guess? No need.
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Anyone care to guess? No need.

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 am
Rocky River, 5-min walk from my house, in Cleveland's 'Emerald Necklace' Metro Park.

2018 Jam
So much for my plans to move to Ohio with all that park land around Cleveland.
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone know this composer and/or work?
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Anyone know this composer and/or work?

He is a god in the choral world. Like....untouchable. His influence on the modern choral sound is incalculable. -G Hi Garrett! After hearing this beautiful and moving piece, I would agree. Many thanks, John, for posting it. It makes me feel better that I introduced our chief choral music expert to ...
by jbuck919
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone care to guess? No need.
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Anyone care to guess? No need.

This is why the road to Warrensburg was closed for more than a week. (It should have been longer, but they worked their rear ends off to clear the actual route.) Care to guess what the ice field is? No need. It is the Hudson River. https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/poststar.com/content/tn...
by jbuck919
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone know this composer and/or work?
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Anyone know this composer and/or work?

He is a god in the choral world. Like....untouchable. His influence on the modern choral sound is incalculable. -G Thanks, Garrett. In a glaring piece of obvious and shameless self-promotion, there is actually a separate Wikipedia article on the video Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten La...
by jbuck919
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: No, not Woody too
Replies: 1
Views: 293

No, not Woody too

Everyone knows that Woody Allen fell in love with and married his girlfriend's daughter, and everyone knows that Mia Farrow has done everything within her power to poison people's minds against Mr. Allen. What everybody doesn't know is the truth, if there is a truth to be known. Here is a detailed, ...
by jbuck919
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Talking to a well-known conductor about Levine ...
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: Talking to a well-known conductor about Levine ...

I am not so sure it is a good idea to make all sexual abusers, regardless of their more positive contributions to society, non-persons. One thing for sure, though. If you do a tribute, you should confront the issue directly. You should not just ignore it and let it slide. What's next? Should we ban...
by jbuck919
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone know this composer and/or work?
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Anyone know this composer and/or work?

Well I do now. It is not the first time I have never heard of a musician whom everyone else here probably takes for granted, although his Wikipedia article sounds suspiciously as though he wrote it himself. I would not call my beloved sister and her husband hugely knowledgeable classical music fans,...
by jbuck919
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A moment and more with Brahms
Replies: 0
Views: 383

A moment and more with Brahms

Astonishing. You must watch the whole thing.

by jbuck919
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Almost forgot
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Almost forgot

Post numbers are iffy because we've had some crashes, but anniversary dates do not lie. Fourteen years ago today I joined CMG. I just up and searched "classical music message boards" and look where I landed. Best wishes to all the friends I have made here, and thanks for what I have learned from you.
by jbuck919
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Talking to a well-known conductor about Levine ...
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: Talking to a well-known conductor about Levine ...

Well, my conversation about Levine started whilst talking with the conductor. That's what prompted this post. I forgot to include that! I'm getting old, I fear! :) The general consensus thus far is to NOT pay a tribute to Levine, which was my original plan after all this mess occurred. Does everyon...
by jbuck919
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Mahler Survey

I want to hear more about these "many new members." Don't we wish. Lurkers, da, members, nyet.

Recently I stumbled across a program of a major orchestra that has programmed "Mahler's Tenth." Unfortunately I cannot now find the link. You tell me, because to my shame I can't tell you.
by jbuck919
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Academic Bowl over
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Academic Bowl over

My last appearance ever went without a hitch. It is time to pass the torch, cast my mantle, whatever metaphor you choose. I am filled with a sense of accomplishment but also a sense of exhaustion. BTW, Lake George won, as was expected. I have seen an unusually high level of play all season, but rare...
by jbuck919
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

I swear, I'd be filthy rich if I had a dime for everyone I've heard use the word "trumpetist." Isn't that someone who does a duet with a flauter? (Actually, I have a little problem with "flautist" too. I grew up with the also correct "flutist" and always though, probably wrongly, that "flautist" wa...
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91

Bocuse's restaurant in France is widely considered by restaurant critics to be living on its laurels. You just don't take a Michelin star (or two or three) away from Paul Bocuse. I ate once at Bocuse at the CIA, only a couple of years ago in fact. I also ate once at Escoffier when I treated my fathe...
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REQUIEM AETERNAM, Kochel 626 Version
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: REQUIEM AETERNAM, Kochel 626 Version

Oddly, though we can never be sure about this, that movement tends to be high on people's lists of what was completed by Süssmayr. A typical remark is that the trombone part is a bit too, um, enthusiastic.
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 1744

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

It may be only Len who knows the geography here, but what happened was that the ice backup on the Hudson consumed the road all around the vicinity of Thurman Station. I am told that it will not be open again until spring. This is a very big deal for me. No matter what alternative route I choose, it ...
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Speaking of scams
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Speaking of scams

Get a phone that blocks phone calls of your choice. My Panasonic does. And subscribe to Nomorobo. It’s free. These are not for cell phones. For cell phones get one that blocks phone calls. My iphone SE blocks phone calls. Thank you, Alan. I don't even have cell phone service here, and these calls a...
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Speaking of scams
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Speaking of scams

I have been getting the "Molly calling from Apple support" call about every two hours today. It is clearly a scam and you can look it up, but what no source seems to be able to tell me is how to stop the calls. Any ideas? I have to leave my phone on in case it's a serious call.
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: LatamDate Scam
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: LatamDate Scam

Thanks, Len. I'm not even going to look at it. I'll leave that up to Lance. Never heard of a poster named Samuel.
by jbuck919
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

david johnson wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 am
Sounds like a tuba, for sure.
Well, tuba is just the Latin word for trumpet. :) (The modern tuba is the bass or perhaps double bass of the relatively recent euphonium family.)