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by karlhenning
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

karlhenning wrote:Also: this week saw the completion of the double wind quintet piece for Kammerwerke:

Kammerwerke have changed their schedule, to the advantage of our Young Lady ... I am going to conduct the première on Friday, 18 November.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Peter Maxwell Davies has died
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Peter Maxwell Davies has died

I don't even know what size rock you need to be trapped under, to describe the tritone as "painfully dissonant."

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

A consummation devoutly to be wished!—the Gloria is now composed, which means that the Mass, Op.106 for choir SATB unaccompanied is now at least complete.

A sound file in wind tones (cannot abide the impression the MIDI export "choral voices" sound gives).

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

And, the show:



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

To start with: the audio from 21 June.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

Though I am the one who says it, Tuesday's concert/event was an exceptional success. The artists, doing their work on the spur of the moment, were the stars, of course; and we musicians might just have shown up. But the audience afterwards had warm words for the music, too. I am now in earnest purs...
by karlhenning
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

Excellent rehearsal last night, together with the artists so they could grow accustomed to the arc of the show. We started with The Conquest of Emptiness . All the metrical and tempo changes in the last piece proved such a challenge that for the last few rehearsals most of the attention was focused...
by karlhenning
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

This Tuesday (21 June, 12:15) k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble and Guests Peter H. Bloom and Carol Epple , flutes Pamela Marshall , horn Karl Henning , clarinet & noyz Maria Bablyak and Irina Pisarenko visual artists Sound and Sight – the premiere of a new work by Karl Henning Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at ...
by karlhenning
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composing? Not anymore. Throwing in the towel.
Replies: 27
Views: 2745

Re: Composing? Not anymore. Throwing in the towel.

Garrett, I have a question. Do you play an instrument? I do! Studied both piano and guitar for years. I've kept both up, although I'm not going to mislead you into thinking I'm "performance-ready" on either. But I can still play both well enough to read through difficult music and still have it sou...
by karlhenning
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 4887

Re: More primary results

Note that the Democratic nomination will depend on the superdelegates' votes. Neither candidate has enough pledged delegates to win without superdelegate support. However, Hillary Clinton received 16.2 primary votes to Bernie Sanders's 12.3 million, and I doubt many superdelegates will be impressed...
by karlhenning
Thu May 19, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

Not Henningmusick , but . . . This Saturday evening, I'm singing with the Cantata Singers for the first time (just off in the bass section, nothing outstanding). http://www.cantatasingers.org/ Bach motet, Komm, Jesu, komm , BWV 229 Bach Mass in A , BWV 234 Pärt, Adam's Lament I've known of the grou...
by karlhenning
Tue May 10, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Here I Am, Endlessly Digging For Unknown Musical Treasure, .
Replies: 28
Views: 2560

Re: Here I Am, Endlessly Digging For Unknown Musical Treasur

Some people do prefer the grade-B or even -C composers of the 19th century, to the grade-A composers of the 20th or 21st, I suppose.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon May 09, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Here I Am, Endlessly Digging For Unknown Musical Treasure, .
Replies: 28
Views: 2560

Re: Here I Am, Endlessly Digging For Unknown Musical Treasur

The choir concerto for unaccompanied chorus, is on a mystical but nonliturgical text and is very much in the Russian Orthodox musical style. This is just the finale, but some complete recordings are on YouTube if you want to hear more of it. The last word, often repeated, is "Amin" - amen. mpBBxFfC...
by karlhenning
Mon May 09, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3855
Views: 362040

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

Currentzis can afford the luxury of over extended rehearsal time recording in the middle of the Urals to get everything as he likes it. That said, I didn´t love his Mozart and was not interested in his Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. He's very popular among Russian snobs, so I had the displeasure of he...
by karlhenning
Mon May 09, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Here I Am, Endlessly Digging For Unknown Musical Treasure, .
Replies: 28
Views: 2560

Re: Here I Am, Endlessly Digging For Unknown Musical Treasur

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51aUxNbutuL.jpg FWIW, the first time I heard that Concerto Grosso (live performance), I did not think I should ever care to listen to it again. A few years later, and probably sparked by the Concerto for Three , which had me hooked from the first I heard it, I ...
by karlhenning
Fri May 06, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Saxophone
Replies: 24
Views: 1831

Re: The Saxophone

jbuck919 wrote:Sorry friend. I did watch it more than once. I guess the old eyes don't register things the way they once did. Maybe not the ears either, though heaven help me if that's true.
No worries, just wanted to set the record straight : )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri May 06, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Saxophone
Replies: 24
Views: 1831

Re: The Saxophone

I think that sometimes we (i shouldn't say we, I should say I) forget that our esteemed colleague Karl is an excellent composer. Nevertheless, only one of the instruments in that ensemble is a saxophone. The scoring is actually: 2 cl (cl 2 doubling on bass cl) sop sax alto sax tenor sax bari sax 2 ...
by karlhenning
Fri May 06, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Saxophone
Replies: 24
Views: 1831

Re: The Saxophone

IcedNote wrote:So...the saxophone. Are you all sold on its place in classical music?
Since you asked . . .



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri May 06, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John Kasich is out
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: John Kasich is out

Nothing is guaranteed. Pardon the sports analogy, but this reminds me of the April predictions that a certain baseball team, on paper , is the best in the major leagues and will certainly reach the World Series. But then, the season begins and it is readily apparent that the result will be very dif...
by karlhenning
Wed May 04, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Iberia
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Iberia

"True" may not be the best word. I certainly enjoy orchestral transcriptions, as you'll note from my recent review of Leopold Stokowski's transcription of Pictures at an Exhibition . But there's a different and (for me) higher level of enjoyment in listening to the original piano versions of many w...
by karlhenning
Tue May 03, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

At last, the March première of Neither do I condemn thee is up on YouTube:



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue May 03, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Iberia
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Iberia

Ricordanza wrote:And to Brian's point that "luckily" several sections have been orchestrated, I say, luckily, the original piano version remains available for true enjoyment. :)
While I acknowledge your point, there is nothing "untrue" about enjoying orchestral transcriptions, is there? ; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue May 03, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Election arithmetic
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Election arithmetic

The Republican map problem goes deeper than Trump — or any one candidate. Blaming Trump for a loss this November not only misses the point but could ensure that Republicans are doomed to repeat history in 2020. Considering how determinedly they disregarded their "soul-searching" post-mortem after R...
by karlhenning
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music vs. contemporary music
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Classical music vs. contemporary music

I certainly notice a lot of "white hair" at the Pittsburgh Symphony concerts, but the PSO concerts are not exactly avant-garde contemporary either. But the concert hall is generally filled to capacity, and the Sunday afternoon concerts seem to have more of a family type crowd. Still, if Sleater-Kin...
by karlhenning
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Jean Martinon 14-CD "Icon" box on Erato
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Re: New Jean Martinon 14-CD "Icon" box on Erato

I finally started playing through the Erato box. Wow! What a joy. And it gets better and better as you go through it. I've played Franck's Symphony in D-Minor many times, but never really loved it til this one. Worth the price of the whole set. Listening to his Honegger now. I may start the whole b...
by karlhenning
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music vs. contemporary music
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Classical music vs. contemporary music

It has been noted the changes in almost every aspect of the classical music market. But I am wondering how contemporary music concerts are doing today. Are they packing in audiences. Is that the benchmark? ; ) Reportedly, the recent New York performances of Louis Andriessen's De Materie were packed...
by karlhenning
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

karlhenning wrote:Just a bit of (sonic) fun:

Source sounds: human voice, hand claps, brass ash tray, piano, wind ensemble.

(Do not be put off by the lurid title; the piece is rated G.)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

Just a bit of (sonic) fun:



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brooklyn Debate
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Brooklyn Debate

John F wrote:The Romney incident is exactly why Hillary Clinton won't have said anything "incriminating" to any of the organizations and groups she spoke to, corporate or otherwise.
Then there is no reason to withhold the transcripts.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

karlhenning wrote:Music never dies.

Two Henningmusick premières this month:

Neither do I condemn thee, Op.132, two flutes (Orlando Cela & friend), 18 March, Boston, Mass.
Also from the 18 March concert:



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who is the most recent composer to have entered The Canon?
Replies: 32
Views: 2967

Re: Who is the most recent composer to have entered The Cano

The trick here is, of course, time is an essential element of determining who's in the canon. So someone like John Adams -- is he there already? Or do 100 years need to pass before we can say? If the latter, then who really is the last composer to enter it? Stravinsky? Thoughts? Penderecki?? Lutosl...
by karlhenning
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Primaries: the facts behind the figures
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Primaries: the facts behind the figures

I did see that, and it's a good piece.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

"Being boring," is not my quarrel with Clinton ; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Democrats Should Stick to Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Democrats Should Stick to Issues

Thanks, Len; I like it, too.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Francis 75.
Replies: 26
Views: 3477

Re: John Francis 75.

Happy belated birthday, John!

Cheersissimo,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York's voters
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: New York's voters

Chalkperson wrote:That's Brutalist Archirecture at its finest!
I applaud your delicious oxymoron, sieur : )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CMG Forum Dinner 2 Weeks Away
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: CMG Forum Dinner 2 Weeks Away

If only that were not Patriot’s Day ; )

Have fun, all!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Delusion on the right
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Delusion on the right

jbuck919 wrote:That's all we need from the Republicans: paranoia on top of everything else. You know what that emotion has done to "leadership" over the course of history.
“Thanks, Obama.”

Cheers,
~k
by karlhenning
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Clinton’s email scandal took root
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: How Clinton’s email scandal took root

challenging enough without also having to climb the learning curve of a completely different way just to do e-mail. Tell me about it-as you know very well what a learning curve ride I've had-it's a good thing there have been people like you around to help! Regards, Len :D Set aside how disingenuous...
by karlhenning
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Clinton’s email scandal took root
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: How Clinton’s email scandal took root

I get emails from the Washington Post with the major stories they have and I suppose their goal is eventually to get me to subscribe and pay money-anyway from the email I clicked and up came an incredibly long article-I read about half of it and then just gave up-anyway fwiw and if you can click on...
by karlhenning
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: The end of Reagan Republicanism
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: David Brooks: The end of Reagan Republicanism

Well, I think that characterizing "Reagan orthodoxy" as right for the 1980s but increasingly obsolete is more nuanced than "trashing" ; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 4887

Re: More primary results

Yes, motivation in the GOP primaries is high.

On the Democratic side, not much enthusiasm for Clinton. For someone who is supposedly inevitable, she is a looooong time sealing the deal.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Primary Day Arizona Utah and Idaho
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Primary Day Arizona Utah and Idaho

lennygoran wrote:
John F wrote: I'm not making this up.
Yeah, he's the worst. Regards, Len :(
A refinement rather than a contradiction—but even worse is the fact that so much of the electorate actually want that slob in the White House.
by karlhenning
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mitt Romney and others on Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1487

Re: Mitt Romney and others on Donald Trump

El Tupé has repeatedly demonstrated the foolishness of relying on the GOP electorate to exercise good sense.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 106265

Re: Henningmusick

Music never dies. Two Henningmusick premières this month: Neither do I condemn thee , Op.132 , two flutes ( Orlando Cela & friend), 18 March, Boston, Mass. Saltmarsh Stomp , Op.134 , clarinet choir in 15 parts (the Troy University Clarinet Choir ), 28 March, Troy , Ala. And 2 April, which is Clarin...
by karlhenning
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A nuclear armed Trump
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: A nuclear armed Trump

by karlhenning
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: North Carolina and the Politics of Barbecue
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: North Carolina and the Politics of Barbecue

My favorite barbecue place is in Fall River. But that may only be because I've not yet had barbecue in the Tarheel State.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clash of Republican Con Artists
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Clash of Republican Con Artists

Chalkperson wrote:This should be in All things Trump.

Quit Trolling, Randall.
Yep.
by karlhenning
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 2521

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

I also won't quote a furious anti-Trump op-ed by Timothy Egan in the same issue, "The Beast Is Us." But again, it's here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/opinion/campaign-stops/the-beast-is-us.html I will, though (a bit): But as much as these “too little, too late” wake-up calls are appreciated, ...
by karlhenning
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 4887

Re: More primary results

Yet another angle: In Louisiana, where Mr. Trump amassed a lead of more than 20 percentage points among those who cast votes before Saturday, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas effectively tied him among voters who cast their ballots on Saturday. “Trump has to worry about the consistent late-voter rejection...