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by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The most dangerous anti-science movement
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: The most dangerous anti-science movement

There are, in fairness, things I do like about Whole Foods; but it is not at all lost on me that they build their business in part on softly playing the irrational prejudice against GMOs. Karl we love their merchandising-on our 2 last trips into NYC we stopped at 2 of them--one we didn't know was u...
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The most dangerous anti-science movement
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: The most dangerous anti-science movement

Due to cross-contamination and pollen drift, very few products in the U.S. are completely free of GMOs. GMOs are now present in 75 to 80 percent of conventional processed food in the U.S., according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association. The FDA does not require food with GMOs to be labeled as s...
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The most dangerous anti-science movement
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: The most dangerous anti-science movement

jbuck919 wrote:... They utter Monsanto and GMO in the same breath as though they were identical.
And even civilly pointing out this fallacy to them makes you The Great Satan.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

E.J. Dionne's latest piece, "Why Democrats can't seem to decide between Clinton and Sanders," I find quite interesting.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

A related worry is that Sanders's followers, when he inevitably loses, will be so bitter and dislike Clinton so much that they won't vote at all [....] If you struck the speculative adverb inevitably , I see your point. In fact, long before I had heard of Sanders, I disliked Clinton sufficiently to...
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

jbuck919 wrote:"Triumphalist" refers to a movement in Catholicism in the 19th century and is not a synonym for "triumphal."
You're right there.

If you genuinely thought you'd vexed me, though, John, you've another think coming ;)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

BWV 1080 wrote:Cudos to Cruz for speaking the truth on ethanol rather than pandering like the rest of the candidates
Got to give that to him, and kudos to Iowans for voting past that issue.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

I think Sanders's is a voice worth hearing as part of the Democratic primary process. Personally, I am concerned not only with General Trustworthiness on the part of Clinton ("Less than four in ten Democrats think of Hillary Clinton as honest and trustworthy compared to her main challenger for the ...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

I'm looking ahead to the general election in November. Sanders is not a Democrat and describes himself as a socialist, which for many Americans is synonymous with communist - strike one, strike two. Well, the Senator is seeking the Democratic Party nomination; so if he should be nominated, he must ...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

Does the winner take all the delegates? I.e., did Sanders win nothing? The 100-yard dash may be a questionable analogy here ; ) Karl found this: "The close vote means that Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders are likely to split Iowa’s share of delegates to the Democratic convention, and Mr. Sanders will b...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

Sanders himself called the result a virtual tie, but the thing about "virtual" is that it isn't the real thing; virtual reality is not reality. You could call a win in the 100 yard dash by 0.01 seconds a virtual tie, but it's still a win. And while the narrow loss is indeed quite an achievement for...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6506

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

I should have called a strong second-place showing a tactical victory for Sanders; a virtual tie, is a genuine triumph.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 5321

Re: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall

Chalkperson wrote:Trump lost Iowa, time to celebrate. Time for a new Thread Title.
"Iowa Berns It Up. Trump Goes Flaccid."

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

Berlioz called it a symphony. That's a stretch, but it's more like a symphony than an opera, though not much like either. Your point is well taken, to be sure; but there was a tendency in that generation after the LvB Op.125 to feel that the genre of the symphony had been stretched, past re-shrinki...
by karlhenning
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

When we heard this performed at Symphony Hall in Boston, Len . . . I don't recall there being surtitles, but there may well have been. It's a wonderful piece.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: Stay Sane America, Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Re: David Brooks: Stay Sane America, Please!

Plugging into the Bernie parenthesis, I read today (though the piece itself may not be the freshest) an Op-Ed remarking that Sanders pays Hillary "the compliment of rational opposition." A pity that there is so little of the rational on the GOP side this cycle . . . .

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Memorization on the way out?
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Memorization on the way out?

On this head: my buddy Paul Cienniwa began studying piano, and then switched to harpsichord . . . and in the Early Music ghetto, you don’t have to (almost read: must not) memorize, because (in effect) “that’s so Liszt .” The more he was concentrating on learning clavecin solo pieces (or harpsichord...
by karlhenning
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Esa-Pekka Salonen NOT Considering Permanent NY Post
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Esa-Pekka Salonen NOT Considering Permanent NY Post

maestrob wrote:
Ricordanza wrote:My (admittedly local) perspective: as long as they don't steal Yannick from Philly!
I have a feeling he's quite content there!
It's always sunny there, or something?

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2015 by far the hottest year on record
Replies: 28
Views: 2938

Re: 2015 by far the hottest year on record

John F wrote:- surprise, surprise -
Are you suggesting that Randall's scientific inquiries are on a level with Gomer Pyle?

You may just be right, at that.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: saw the big one
Replies: 14
Views: 1149

Re: saw the big one

Potatosaurus?

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3918
Views: 489249

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

The late symphonies of Estonian composer Eduard Tubin. I do not recall actually hearing his music (certainly heard his name) while I was in Tallinn, but lately the Fifth, Ninth, & unfinished Eleventh (one movement, orchestrated by Kaljo Raid) have won me completely.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: saw the big one
Replies: 14
Views: 1149

Re: saw the big one

jbuck919 wrote:Speaking of the Jurassic, did you know that it is named for the Jura Mountains in France?
I did not, and I ought to have guessed!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: saw the big one
Replies: 14
Views: 1149

Re: saw the big one

"The biggest dinosaur has been assembled in Washington DC," and you expect us to suppose you do not mean Congress? ; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 5321

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Since the thread has been bumped, and in case anyone is interested (and I'm sure no one is, but I'm going to post it anyway), the common interpretation of the Roman thumbs-up, thumbs-down is exactly the opposite of the ancient Roman practice. http://wordinfo.info/unit/3735/ip:1/il:K Thank you! I've...
by karlhenning
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart Syms 24 26 27 28 30 Mis-dated, says Brit scholar
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Mozart Syms 24 26 27 28 30 Mis dated, says Brit scholar

Interesting but not as sensational as the Guardian would have it. Certainly not "the most important Mozart discovery of the last 30 years," not even arguably. The great Mozart textual scholar Alan Tyson was still publishing important discoveries into the 1990s; he died in 2000. The symphonies thems...
by karlhenning
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pierre Boulez dies at 90
Replies: 38
Views: 6114

Re: Pierre Boulez dies at 90

Well, I would not invite you to a chore : )

My ears have gone back and forth on Le marteau over the years, but I'm now solidly for the piece.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pierre Boulez dies at 90
Replies: 38
Views: 6114

Re: Pierre Boulez dies at 90

I have three memories of Boulez when I was in college in the early '60s. First was listening to his song cycle "Le marteau sans maitre" in the first recording for Columbia, conducted by Robert Craft. I didn't understand the poetry and I didn't like the music, but I listened to the end - and since t...
by karlhenning
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 120553

Re: Henningmusick

My latest orchestral piece, Discreet Erasures is done! And runs 9-½ minutes. It is a cracking piece, though I've no idea what orchestra might play it. We still do not know when a performance may happen . . . but I have submitted the score to a call. If my piece is one of those selected, it will be ...
by karlhenning
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness
Replies: 27
Views: 3284

Re: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness

By many reports, the post-war epoch in new music was no Utopia.

(I hate reading things like that about Copland, so much of whose music I like. But of course, so few of us behave at our best at all times . . . .)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness
Replies: 27
Views: 3284

Re: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness

In 1942, Hovhaness won a scholarship at Tanglewood to study in Bohuslav Martinu's Master Class. This period turned sour when he also came into contact with Bernstein, Copland and their impressionable circle in the composition class. Already something of an outcast amongst this clique (not being Jew...
by karlhenning
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pierre Boulez dies at 90
Replies: 38
Views: 6114

Re: Pierre Boulez dies at 90

Would not say that Shostokovich was alien to PB's musical personality given the fact that Mahler was DS's primary influence- Boulez judged that the music was just derivative of Mahler Which of course no more than a half-truth and I'd say considerably less. Also, Mahler had the excuse of having died...
by karlhenning
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness
Replies: 27
Views: 3284

Re: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness

This ranks quite high in my Fifteen Works by Hovhaness I Think Especially Well Of list: the Symphony for Metal Instruments, Op.213.



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pierre Boulez dies at 90
Replies: 38
Views: 6114

Re: Pierre Boulez dies at 90

What good does it do to increase the number of bad performances? I should think Boulez would have been completely at a loss in Shostakovich's music, it was not only distasteful to him but alien to his musical personality. Indeed, the only Russian composer for whom he had any liking or aptitude was ...
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses

Why it's too soon to count out Kasich, Bush, or Christie It’s unclear how real Donald Trump really is. Does his inevitability crumble after Iowa? What happens then? What state does Trump really carry? New Hampshire? I don’t know. He has never run for anything before, so it is hard to see if he real...
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses

Well, and it's a truism which probably does not get repeated much this cycle, since the El Tupé phenomenon is so, well, phenomenal; but the prospective candidate who leads the polls before Iowa does not always go on to become the party nominee. And not a single vote, in any election ever, has been ...
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pierre Boulez dies at 90
Replies: 38
Views: 6114

Re: Pierre Boulez dies at 90

When I think of Boulez, my mind turns immediately to all the fine contemporary composers he DIDN'T conduct. I can take a good guess at whom you mean, and with a little research could probably come up with my own list, but just for my edification and with no intent to engage you in a dispute on the ...
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness
Replies: 27
Views: 3284

Re: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness

John F wrote:
BWV 1080 wrote:Schumann was the leading Romantic to absorb and move on past Beethoven. Schubert was nearly a contemporary to LvB like Weber or Hummel. Chopin had little exposure to Beethoven until after his style had developed, being influenced primarily by Mozart.
And Bach.
Indeed.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 5321

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Randall's suggestion that what is needed is threads about Bernie and Hillary to "balance" his Trumparrhea underscores my point, that he mistakes CMG for a Politics Forum. If that's what he wants, I am sure they are out there to be found on the Internet. The name of this site is The Classical Music ...
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness
Replies: 27
Views: 3284

Re: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness

BWV 1080 wrote:Chopin had little exposure to Beethoven until after his style had developed, being influenced primarily by Mozart.
Yes, though my own point was simple that Chopin is another artist (among many) whom LvB's shadow did not stifle.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 5321

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

“There hasn't been much news about Trump lately, but I'm going to make sure this thread is at the top of the Pub.”

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness
Replies: 27
Views: 3284

Re: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness

dulcinea wrote:Himmel, der Mann von Bonn really made everybody acutely gehemmt=inhibited!
Oh, I don't think so. Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Liszt and Chopin come straight to mind as composers who were grateful to LvB as a trail-blazer, and who ran up the path thus cleared.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach
Replies: 19
Views: 2096

Re: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach

lennygoran wrote:Karl no way I`m getting rid of my cheney dart board! Len :lol:
No way, Len: that's a classic! ; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness
Replies: 27
Views: 3284

Re: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness

jbuck919 wrote:Honestly, Brahms and Hovhaness within two words of each other?
Much as I enjoy a great deal of Hovhaness's music, your point is well taken, John.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness
Replies: 27
Views: 3284

Re: About The Perfectionism (?) Of Brahms And Hovhaness

[snip]So I'd say that Brahms's creativity was not blocked by the example of Beethoven or anything else, not at any stage of his career. He had no dry spells that I know of. None, indeed. He wrote fewer symphonies than did Beethoven ; was he too much in awe of Beethoven ? Beethoven wrote fewer symph...
by karlhenning
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach
Replies: 19
Views: 2096

Re: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach

I felt sorry for the people eight years ago who needed a Geo. W. Bush dartboard.

I feel just as sorry (at least) for the people who need an Obama dartboard.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Food Fraud
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Food Fraud

We love to go into food stores and markets and often see fancy high priced foods-we don't buy them-it's just too expensive for us. Some of the fanciest stores are in NYC where we'll be this week--with all this in mind we found this Sunday's 60 Minutes clip on the subject very interesting--the Mafia...
by karlhenning
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: National Symphony Orchestra: Gianandrea Noseda
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: National Symphony Orchestra: Gianandrea Noseda

John F wrote:Noseda has mainly been an opera conductor.
I do not doubt it; but all five CDs I have with him conducting are non-opera orchestral. He does very good work.

Cheers.
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 5321

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Well, as I understand the forum's organization, you've just reported a moderator's post to the moderators, but all right.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy New year!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2447

Re: Happy New year!!

jbuck919 wrote:Long live boring elections. (I am not being sarcastic.)
No sarcasm, indeed!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 5321

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Nobody has anything to say about this Thread? That is an example of 'bumping' a tactic used by Randall Wetmore to get his Thread back up to the top of the list. In my book it is part of his Trolling tactics. By getting his Threads to the top of the list it looks like people are actually interested ...