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by Teresa B
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anne Coulter's race card
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Anne Coulter's race card

david johnson wrote:O gives a great speech and blows up the bad guys. Those are his positives. He IS too left, otherwise.
Most people who really are on the left would disagree. But the fact remains, it's certainly possible for the opposition to make your argument without drawing the race card in any way.
by Teresa B
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anne Coulter's race card
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Anne Coulter's race card

Pish tosh, how would Coulter know "liberals (don't) care about the historic nature of the first black president", but want Obama to remain in office "because he's the most liberal president we've ever had" (really??) and liberals can play the race card against anyone who criticizes him. Not surprisi...
by Teresa B
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do we know WHY Chopin "only" composed for piano?
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Do we know WHY Chopin "only" composed for piano?

We can only guess at the reason. My guess is that Chopin could not separate the act of performance from the act of composition. He would sit down at the piano and improvise to get his ideas and what came out were figurations idiomatic to the piano. He probably could not sit down and imagine the sou...
by Teresa B
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Profundity in Music
Replies: 36
Views: 2506

Re: Profundity in Music

Interesting discussion! I think it's hard to assign anything like an "absolute" scale of profundity, but many people from the same (or similar) cultures might agree that certain works do strike a depth that others do not. I agree that profundity in music cannot exist on its own, since music is indee...
by Teresa B
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Money and Medicine PBS
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Money and Medicine PBS

Hi Len, thanks for posting! I saw quite a bit of this the other night, and it's excellent. I have said several times on this forum that if we could determine who needs what screening and then treat based on better data, we could save a fortune. AND do less harm! This is not "death panels", it's smar...
by Teresa B
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jokes So Awful They Could Provoke You To Murder
Replies: 163
Views: 25819

Re: Jokes So Awful They Could Provoke You To Murder

OK. Rev. Smith preached a sermon on forgiving one's enemies. At the end, he asked for a show of hands from the congregation on who was ready and willing to forgive his/her enemies. Nearly every hand went up, except for the elderly Mr. Jones in the back. The Reverend noticed, and asked him, "Brother ...
by Teresa B
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How Did You Discover BAROQUE Beyond JSB and GFH?
Replies: 36
Views: 1823

Re: How Did You Discover BAROQUE Beyond JSB and GFH?

Hmm...I had played a lot of Bach by the time I was in college, but I think I gained an appreciation for other pre-Bach/Baroque music when I happened to sing in a small a capella university chorus. We did a Byrd mass that was just beautiful. Seeing and hearing how the voices blended in such a smooth,...
by Teresa B
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Brousseau's birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: John Brousseau's birthday

jbuck919 wrote:Thanks, Werner and everybody. Yes, dulcinea, Teresa B and I have now all lived longer than Beethoven. Next goal: Brahms. :D
:lol:
A belated Happy Birthday, John!
Teresa
by Teresa B
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday Teresa, Dulcinea and JBuck!
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Happy Birthday Teresa, Dulcinea and JBuck!

Agnes Selby wrote:I am sorry John, I thought it was all about September birthdays.
It is!!! And a Happy birthday to Kathy on Thursday!
:D
Love,
Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday Teresa, Dulcinea and JBuck!
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Happy Birthday Teresa, Dulcinea and JBuck!

As the eldest member of the--er, Tip-toperific Trio, I will use my seniority to be the first to say THANK YOU!!!
:D
Thanks Don,
Best,
Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...

lennygoran wrote:
Teresa B wrote:
My words may carry no weight at all;
You gotta be kidding--your words carry tremendous weight--at least that's the case for me! Regards, Len
Thanks Len! Ditto.
:)
Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...

lennygoran wrote:
Cosima___J wrote:Auntie, that is surely worth the "Post of the Day" award. :)
Cosi you got it wrong--here's the score!

Russ L -101 Cosi -59 dulcinea -36 Auntie -12 John B +46 Teresa +102 Regards, Len :)
Hi Len,
I'm not sure how you devised the point system here, but I'm for it!
:D
Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...

Teresa, look at the original post of "What A Romney Means" and then you'll see true nastiness. So don't criticize Auntie and me until you admonish Cliftwood. Then maybe your words will carry more weight because they will be fair and impartial. I read the entire article in Cliftwood's post, but I do...
by Teresa B
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Helene Grimaud plays Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D Minor
Replies: 26
Views: 3017

Re: Helene Grimaud plays Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D Minor

I listened to the Grimaud version (sorry, Donald, haven't had time to listen to yours yet!--on the agenda), and I like her rendition very much. I am of two minds when it comes to interpretation of Bach. On one hand (no pun intended), I agree that authenticity is a good thing--but I also think Bach w...
by Teresa B
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...

Sur l'autre main, I cannot for the life of me imagine why any guy in his right mind would want to have sex with that thing - she has a voice that would stop an eight day clock. He would have to be either drunk or crazy...take your pick. Auntie, that is surely worth the "Post of the Day" award. :) M...
by Teresa B
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: About This S Who Is Famous Purely by Fluke, ...

I'm guessing dulcinea is referring to Sandra Fluke, the recently-graduated lawyer who, as a law student spoke out for insurance coverage for contraceptives, after the ridiculous panel composed entirely of clergy men left out any female voice whatsoever. As you may recall now, she was called a "slut"...
by Teresa B
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I guess Obama really tried to rally his base last night
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: I guess Obama really tried to rally his base last night

RebLem wrote:And Ann Coulter tried to rally hers with tweets like these:

"They're spicing things up with a live abortion on stage!"
and
"Bill Clinton just impregnated Sandra Fluke backstage..."

Oh, Ann is such a knee-slapping sweetheart, isn't she? :roll:
God love her...
:wink:
by Teresa B
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bill Clinton speech
Replies: 29
Views: 1217

Re: Bill Clinton speech

Fair enough. You'll see that I edited my original post while you were posting yours, but I believe the changes make no big difference. I do not understand what people have against Hilary Clinton, who's concluding a distinguished four years as Secretary of State after serving New York as its Senator...
by Teresa B
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bill Clinton speech
Replies: 29
Views: 1217

Re: Bill Clinton speech

she's TOO obvious when playing to the voters. when he was first govenor here she was hillary rodham, next term she was hillary clinton, now she's hillary rodham clinton. a bit less pc would be appeciated. she also grumbled about us natives who put him in office. left a bad taste in my mouth. And sh...
by Teresa B
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bill Clinton speech
Replies: 29
Views: 1217

Re: Bill Clinton speech

david johnson wrote:Excellent, as always. I voted for him as governor and as pres. Can't stand his wife, though.
What's wrong with Hillary?
by Teresa B
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A lesson with Beethoven
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: A lesson with Beethoven

Just goes to show, you can explain the chemical composition of cold spring water in fine detail, but the true experience of it is only had by taking a sip.
:)
Teresa
by Teresa B
Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Selby and Friends
Replies: 25
Views: 1850

Re: Selby and Friends

Dear Agnes, thanks for posting Kathy's wonderful site! I am getting ready to listen to the Dvorak op 81 - since I played it all last year, it is now very well known to me, and one of my favorites!

I dearly wish I could be there for some of those fabulous concerts this year!

Love, Teresa
by Teresa B
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Van Cliburn diagnosed with advanced bone cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Van Cliburn diagnosed with advanced bone cancer

:( So sorry to hear this.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz playing Mozart
Replies: 43
Views: 4158

Re: Horowitz playing Mozart

I thought that was too brisk a tempo for the first movement. I realize that all studio recordings have any mistakes edited out of them, but standards are such that no one would be able to get away with a live performance of that work that had that many mistakes (if I recall correctly the more diffi...
by Teresa B
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz playing Mozart
Replies: 43
Views: 4158

Re: Horowitz playing Mozart

I thought that was too brisk a tempo for the first movement. I realize that all studio recordings have any mistakes edited out of them, but standards are such that no one would be able to get away with a live performance of that work that had that many mistakes (if I recall correctly the more diffi...
by Teresa B
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz playing Mozart
Replies: 43
Views: 4158

Re: Horowitz playing Mozart

Now if you wanna hear some Mozart the way I like it, listen to this (you'll have to ignore flaws, it's a live recording not too well done and includes some errors!) Teresa Glad I decided to listen and watch this--is it the A Major concerto --seems new to me but I loved it instantly. And of course t...
by Teresa B
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz playing Mozart
Replies: 43
Views: 4158

Re: Horowitz playing Mozart

Ricordanza wrote:I like the music, the playing...and the scenery!
Many thanks! Pics were all taken by yours truly and family.
:)
Teresa
by Teresa B
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz playing Mozart
Replies: 43
Views: 4158

Re: Horowitz playing Mozart

Horowitz has never been my favorite interpreter of Mozart, but I like the A Major concerto better than I do the sonatas (have heard his K330 and 333). I don't mind him putting his unique spin on it, but a good example of what I don't like is for example, the lovely section in the development (5:00 t...
by Teresa B
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A public apology to Margaret Atwood
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: A public apology to Margaret Atwood

In 1985, McClelland & Stewart published a novel by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood titled A Handmaid's Tale , in which a fundamentalist, dominionist, male chauvinist cabal overthrows the government of the United States and subjects women to a regime similar to that which prevails in Saudi Arabia. S...
by Teresa B
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Classical concert pianist Phyllis Diller dead at 95
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Classical concert pianist Phyllis Diller dead at 95

Sorry to see a legend go. Guess what John, I did know she was a classical pianist! I saw her on some TV show years ago, and she played a bit of the Beethoven Piano Concerto #1. Not bad!

Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: To All Posters Who Are USA Citizens:
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: To All Posters Who Are USA Citizens:

I took a look at the Wiki article (thanks, Rob), and I would say we are on our way to being an "Inverted Totalitarian Democracy" as described by Wolin, cited toward the end of the article. The loss of voter control is more the result of corporate power and the influence of the wealthiest elite, by w...
by Teresa B
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romney's choice an epic blunder
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Romney's choice an epic blunder

Hopefully the Dems will take full advantage of Ryan's plan to end Medicare as we know it. That is not popular even with the Tea Party.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart's compositions on first hearing
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: Mozart's compositions on first hearing

Ok, John, I'm OK with "coherence" (although in my dermatological practice I tend to think of coherence as what the light waves do in a laser :) ). I am OK with different definitions of "flow" too. In the end, there is no perfect way to put into words the coherence/flow/perception that we experience ...
by Teresa B
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: improving my life situation
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: improving my life situation

I don't have any surefire tricks for you, but here are some things that I have done that have made my musical life richer, and introduced me to like-minded people (obviously we can post on boards like this, but geographically speaking, we can't play music together!): I got to know quite a few local ...
by Teresa B
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart's compositions on first hearing
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: Mozart's compositions on first hearing

Before you disagree with the use of the word "flow", I don't think Teresa equates "flow" with "smooth flow" -- I think she sees it more like I do, that "flow" comes from a sense of an idea being just the right idea at the right time. And sometimes heavy contrast is what sounds like the right idea, ...
by Teresa B
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart's compositions on first hearing
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: Mozart's compositions on first hearing

John, I don't disagree with anything you're saying, and I am expressly not saying I think Mozart's slow movement in K271 is not beautiful and moving, including every passage, and the use of the contrasting motifs was not illogical. Those were fine points that I felt he improved on in some of his lat...
by Teresa B
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart's compositions on first hearing
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: Mozart's compositions on first hearing

Yep, I am aware that Mozart filled in passages for the benefit of other players. My comment that he wrote them out for Ms. Jenamy was not that relevant to the point, I concede--but despite the fact that Mozart improvised embellishments in other works, he also wrote passages that were not necessarily...
by Teresa B
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart's compositions on first hearing
Replies: 29
Views: 1432

Re: Mozart's compositions on first hearing

I'm not sure I'm addressing your original point in the thread, but I have some idea perhaps. I would not say overall that Mozart's compositions have too many themes, or it's hard to connect, or figure out the "trajectory" of the ideas that he presents in particular works. But I would certainly say h...
by Teresa B
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rewiring of the human brain.
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: Rewiring of the human brain.

Worrisome trends, and if everyone will excuse me I'm leaving my computer screen now.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Family Is Untrustworthy and Treacherous
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: My Family Is Untrustworthy and Treacherous

Dulcinea, I agree with Agnes, for what my opinion is worth! Work for the library system here in Tampa if that is what you enjoy. It may be that your "overprotective" family members have their own agendas (conscious or unconscious), and have reasons for wanting to keep you dependent. But you are not ...
by Teresa B
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The "Racism is Dead. Oh, Really?" Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 4674

Re: The "Racism is Dead. Oh, Really?" Thread

RebLem said, "the race of the officers is irrelevant." Meaning that if the policemen were black too, that would be irrelevant. How race can be irrelevant to racism, I can't imagine. I define racism in terms of institutional arrangements that allow this sort of thing to happen, and in terms of these...
by Teresa B
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's badly timed rhetoric on businessmen
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Obama's badly timed rhetoric on businessmen

Excellent column from Brooks. Interesting how he describes the process of re-examining a life in terms of individual efforts vs outside influences, and concludes that the older you get, the more you find that you did not build your life in a vacuum. In fact, it is in keeping with ancient Buddhist ph...
by Teresa B
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: Telling it like it is - again
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: David Brooks: Telling it like it is - again

Bro wrote:
Teresa B wrote: new rule: Limit all campaigning to 6 weeks before an election.
Sounds good to me. How about we also limit campaign spending to public funds only.
Bro
OK :D
by Teresa B
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: Telling it like it is - again
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: David Brooks: Telling it like it is - again

Brooks's comments are pretty much on-target. I wonder if all this prolonged campaign idiocy would be mitigated if we enacted one new rule: Limit all campaigning to 6 weeks before an election.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mogul on Violence.
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

Re: Mogul on Violence.

Good for Harvey! I agree, despite our freedom of expression, someone has to call out the ridiculous degree of violence in these movies and video games. At best it inures our young people to depictions of bloody violence, and at worst it inspires some lunatic like the Batman killer to go out and turn...
by Teresa B
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Singer with swastika tattoo withdraws from Bayreuth Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: Singer with swastika tattoo withdraws from Bayreuth Fest

It's a sign of our times that young people use the swastika not because of what it symbolizes but just to show what naughty boys and girls they are, and to gross out their elders. It's about punk, not politics. ...And what a shame that they would be so clueless as to think the swastika could ever r...
by Teresa B
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American education: dumbing down
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: American education: dumbing down

I don't disagree with the idea of teaching it better, but would add that the background math needs to be taught better too, all the way back to grade school. My own son fell behind as early as 3rd grade, later took Algebra 1 twice, then flunked Algebra 2 until he took it online with me sitting behin...
by Teresa B
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Visit With Ralph
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: My Visit With Ralph

Thanks for the update on Ralph, Donald. I wish him the very best for the quickest recovery possible.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 13093

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

Tarantella picked up the wording of the Schnabel quotation from me, so I'm the guilty party. Well, I wouldn't convict you or anyone based on the other quote. :) I think the one you elaborated on in your last post is probably correct, and there is a fine difference, considering the specific terms "s...
by Teresa B
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 13093

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

And the words, "Mozart is too simple for children and too difficult for adults" is an Oscar Wilde-type epithet which is rhetoric. Mozart was NEVER too simple for children, else there would be many more of them playing his music and ending up in conservatories. It's a smart, glib comment which tells...