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by GK
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: AMISH School Shooting
Replies: 78
Views: 6455

I remember a school killing incident in rural Tennessee some years ago. The student killer got his guns by breaking into his grandfather's garage which contained a veritable arsenal of weapons. In the aftermath the community held prayer meeting after prayer meeting, but I don't recall anyone asking ...
by GK
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Chess and Music
Replies: 11
Views: 1788

We have a chess club in the senior housing development where I live. I myself resumed after 40 years. Interest in classical music seems much higher in the chess group than in our general population.
by GK
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What a Babe
Replies: 3
Views: 631

George Zaharias was played by Detroit Lions tackle Alex Karras who later married Susan Clark.
by GK
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which classical composer are you most like?
Replies: 37
Views: 6385

I got Debussy who's not among my favorites.
by GK
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Take This Classical Music Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2758

I only got 40 but will now listen to the operas of Donizetti in a new light.
by GK
Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Concert on PBS tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 518

Concert on PBS tonight

Tonight at 9PM our time both Washington D.C. PBS stations are showing a concert celebrating the Vienna State Opera anniversary. The performers are Domingo, Hampson, Terfel, and Kirchschlager. Check your TV guides.
by GK
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Met Opera Live at Your Cineplex
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

They did this years ago. That's how I saw Rise Stevens and Richard Tucker in "Carmen".
by GK
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who was the greater Liszt interpreter ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

I agree that Bugs Bunny was a great interpreter of Liszt, but his prime specialty was his rendition of Von Suppe's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna."
by GK
Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Do you STILL USE CASSETTES?
Replies: 26
Views: 3885

We carry some in our car but rarely play them.
by GK
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Top Ten Ice Cream Parlors
Replies: 29
Views: 4364

New Yorkers--Does anyone know if Krums on Fordham and the Concourse in the Bronx is still around?
by GK
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Top Ten British Orchestras
Replies: 35
Views: 4627

Notably missing--Royal Philharmonic and St. martins in the field
by GK
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Slatkin will make them forget Elvis
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

anasazi wrote:Does this mean Slatkin is not going to Chicago? Maybe that's obvious.
Chicago has hired Haitink and Boulez as interim directors indicating that they are probably looking for a younger permanent head.
by GK
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Are tap dancers musicians?
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

On second thought I agree that tap-dancing is a special case. It could be considered a form of percussion.
by GK
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Are tap dancers musicians?
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

I could tap-dance my way around this question but I never regarded any dancers as musicians. To me they are reactors to music rather than performers of music.
by GK
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Casting Directors, the Buffoons of Show Biz
Replies: 32
Views: 3396

My mother dragged me to see Last Tango in Paris because she thought with Brando in it it would be as good as Godfather . Since she didn't read reviews because she didn't like to see the movie under the influence of a review, she didn't know what it was about. I, on the other hand, had read the revi...
by GK
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Anne Sophie Mutter and Andre Previn are divorced since 3 mth
Replies: 44
Views: 5883

Before anyone feels too sorry for Previn it should be noted that he still has a family. He is legally the father-in-law of Woody Allen. I don't think that anyone is feeling sorry for Previn, and he is not Woody Allen's father-in-law. He is the former spouse of Allen's former spouse, and until one o...
by GK
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Anne Sophie Mutter and Andre Previn are divorced since 3 mth
Replies: 44
Views: 5883

Before anyone feels too sorry for Previn it should be noted that he still has a family. He is legally the father-in-law of Woody Allen.
by GK
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Slatkin will make them forget Elvis
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Slatkin will make them forget Elvis

According to this morning's Washington Post, Leonard Slatkin has accepted a position as "musical advisor" to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. As part of the deal he will make 5 recordings of American music for Naxos including Corigliano's "Dylan Thomas Trilogy."
by GK
Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Anne Sophie Mutter and Andre Previn are divorced since 3 mth
Replies: 44
Views: 5883

I am not involved with Ms. Mutter and any intimation that this divorce arises from any relationship between her and yours truly will be treated as libel. You should easily win any lawsuit arising from such an allegation because, judging from her prior relationships with men, you are obviously much ...
by GK
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Marine Chamber Orchestra plays 20th century works
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Marine Chamber Orchestra plays 20th century works

Saturday night the Marine Chamber Orchestra, about as good an ensemble of this type anywhere, played some relatively modern works written for string orchestra. The program: Rota--Concerto for String Orchestra Martin--Three Dances Bartok--Romanian Folk Dances Respighi--Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3 ...
by GK
Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A Superstar Conductor in the English Firmament?
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Gardiner received a rave review from the Washington Post's Tim Page for his conducting of Beethoven's 9th with the Baltimore Symphony about two weeks ago. Page saw the performance at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore. A few days earlier I saw it at the Strathmore in Bethesda, the symphony's alternate site,...
by GK
Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Coloratura sopranos - who am I missing on discs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Edita Gruberova
by GK
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: André Watts
Replies: 18
Views: 2432

I saw Watts perform twice with the National Symphony in the early 1980's. At the time he was generally popular with audiences if not with critics. The first time he played what I thought was a routine performance of the Tchaikovsky 1st concerto, but he was histrionic and the audience went wild. The ...
by GK
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Question about horrific/scary classical music
Replies: 20
Views: 3569

I agree with Joe Barron about Black Angels. I have a recording by the Brodsky quartet which couples Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" quartet with Crumb's "Black Angels". Some time ago I fell asleep during the Schubert and woke up to "Black Angels" and got really scared. I thought that there was som...
by GK
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Karl Henning appointed as CMG's Composer-in-Residence
Replies: 21
Views: 3978

johnQpublic wrote:If this had been an election, rather than an appointment, I would have voted for you, Ralph....I always vote for the sentimental favorite. :lol:
Repeated accusations, true or not, of his plagiarising Dittersdorf would rule out Ralph.
by GK
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Leif Ove Andsnes
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

I second the Rachmaninoff 3rd recommendation. It's my favorite among the several versions I own including the oft recommended Ashkenazy/Previn recording.
by GK
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Mostly Mozart Opens
Replies: 7
Views: 3210

They could, if they wanted to, show the best of each concert,e.g., show the concerto from the first night and the Mass from the second. This is often done in "live" recordings especially for opera. I don't know if this was ever done for "Live from Lincoln Center"
by GK
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Farinelli's body exhumed
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Why go thru all this trouble when you know in advance that you're going to find---NOTHING?
by GK
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Mostly Mozart Opens
Replies: 7
Views: 3210

A most enjoyable concert. Thanks for the reminder. I've been sloppy about checking my TV guide for the PBS classical events and missed some. Garrick Ohlsson played well although I barely recognized him from when I last saw him about a dozen years ago. He must be eating well on tour. The soloists and...
by GK
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Baltimore Symphony plays Beethoven's 9th at Strathmore
Replies: 0
Views: 1323

Baltimore Symphony plays Beethoven's 9th at Strathmore

Ordinarily classical music summer fests suggest items like Strauss waltzes, Four Seasons, Eine Kleine Nachtmusic, Gershwin, etc. Not so last night at Strathmore where the Baltimore Symphony and the 120 member Baltimore Choral Society performed Beethoven's 9th. I thought the playing started a little ...
by GK
Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Interesting Article About DaPonte
Replies: 29
Views: 5575

A review of the book in the Washinton Post's "Book World" covers much the same territory but also mentions that his first position in New york was that of grocery store owner.
by GK
Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Cheniston
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

His own website "Violinland" is dated 1996-2005. Is this significant?
by GK
Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY RALPH STEIN!
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

Most unusual, on the same day Ralph announces Rembrandt's birthday and Lance announces Ralph's bithday. Which one to celebrate? I thought about this a while and realized that the answer was obvious. Nowadays there's no guarantee that the Rembrandt is authentic but we all know that the Ralph is.
by GK
Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Pavarotti--Most beautiful tenor voice since Bjoerling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Pavarotti--Most beautiful tenor voice since Bjoerling?

Washington Post wrote that Pavarotti has "the most sheerly beautiful tenor voice since that of the late Jussi Bjoerling." While I admired Pavarotti for the ease with which he was able to sing difficult high notes and for the power in his basically lyric voice, I thought that the young Domingo and th...
by GK
Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Who Is She?
Replies: 31
Views: 3050

Typhoid Mary?
by GK
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Watch those vanilla wafers!
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Now I know why the dollar store's vanilla wafers are so much cheaper than those in supermarkets.
by GK
Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Annie Fischer: What's the general feeling of her playing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

I have her recordings of Mozart concertos 20 thru 23, a real bargain set. But her greatest strength is the Beethoven sonatas (I heard a few of them) which she seems to do better than anyone else.
by GK
Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Israeli Government Ranks Nation's Orchestras
Replies: 21
Views: 2940

We do this stuff all the time, so why not the Israel Science, Culture, and Sports Ministry?
by GK
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Shocking Persecution of OK Judge Continues
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

A new meaning to "Here comes the Judge".
by GK
Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: National Orchestra Institute (NOI) Chamber Music Concert
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

National Orchestra Institute (NOI) Chamber Music Concert

Each June the Maryland University School of Music invites the top college music students to the National Orchestra Institute a study period which ends with three orchestral concerts and a chamber concert. Each year the orchestral concerts are led by major conductors. This year they were Michael Ster...
by GK
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Olga Borodina Canned in Vienna
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

She has lost the "Battle".
by GK
Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Identify This Prolific Composer
Replies: 21
Views: 4801

Not his best picture but it looks something like Haydn.
by GK
Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Musing About Alsop's Baltimore Future
Replies: 11
Views: 3328

Friends who are Baltimore Symphony regulars will be very disappointed if the plush sound that the orchestra now produces disappears with Temirkanov.
by GK
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Movies about Classical Composers
Replies: 34
Views: 12068

Waltzes from Vienna (1934) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. About Johann Strauss. I have never seen it. Death in Venice (1971) , by Luchinto Visconti . Loosely based on a story by Thomas Mann, loosely based on Mahler´s last years. A beautiful film! Mahler´s music is on the soundtrack Ludwig (1972) ano...
by GK
Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Shoot me down girls (guys..)
Replies: 33
Views: 9698

Jane Glover is considered an important conductor in Britain; we don't hear much about her in the US.

Giselle Ben-Dor was considered the the best conductor the Annapolis Symphony ever had and a bright future was predicted. I've heard nothing about her recently.
by GK
Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Movies about Classical Composers
Replies: 34
Views: 12068

Ken Russell also did the movie "Mahler" (1974) which I thought was pretty good.
by GK
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guilty pleasures!
Replies: 52
Views: 20369

I have two Pilz CDs of excerpts of operettas by Lehar, Kalman, and Benatzky performed by the Vienna Volksoper. Old but very enjoyable. Although Pilz is gone, these performances may be floating about on other budget labels. Also if you go to a major record store pick up a CD on Naxos' super budget li...
by GK
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baltimore
Replies: 18
Views: 4829

Corlyss_D wrote:I forgot about Camden Yards! If you can snag a ticket to the Orioles, you'd get a treat seeing a team play at one of the finest ball parks in the universe.
If you do get to Camden Yards forget about all those other restaurants and feast on Boog Powell's barbeque sandwich and beer.
by GK
Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A question about Britain's NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Replies: 10
Views: 4858

Corlyss_D wrote:
GK wrote:However, there is a real orchestra with that name. It is the house orchestra at Strathmore, the relatively new music hall in suburban Maryland.
What? That's the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in drag?
Nope! See my post "Strathmore's Other Orchestra..." under Classical Concert Reviews.
by GK
Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A question about Britain's NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Replies: 10
Views: 4858

However, there is a real orchestra with that name. It is the house orchestra at Strathmore, the relatively new music hall in suburban Maryland.