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by karlhenning
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 4908

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

maestrob wrote:Dreadful?????? Wow! :lol:

Try these, and then see what you think........ :D

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This was the recording which redeemed the piece for me!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Greatest Chords in Music History
Replies: 15
Views: 2391

Re: The Greatest Chords in Music History

Some years ago I read Hewett's book Music: Healing the Rift , which I found (at casual remembrance) roughly 67% bilge. He's the David Avocado Wolfe of Music Theory. And, at least as I have always heard music and tonal harmony discussed, the major triad is not, just as itself, called a "common chord...
by karlhenning
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

The Symphony № 1 is done! (And I have handed the score—hard copy, in person—to a Boston-area conductor.)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

by karlhenning
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

Made a good start on the third movement. Watch This Space.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

It's official: I finished the second movement of the symphony yesterday afternoon. The idea of the piece is that in scale and technique it ought to be feasible for a good community orchestra, but written in a musical language which ought to interest (say) the BSO, if they have any sense ; ) The pie...
by karlhenning
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Logging in annoyances
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Re: Logging in annoyances

Can anyone suggest why. every few days I must log in even though I click on automatic login each time? This only happens on this forum, no other. And two weeks ago, for several days I could not even rerregister, as requested. Any ideas? I do not participate as much as others, but I do once in awhil...
by karlhenning
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

karlhenning wrote:Oh, and the first movement of the symphony is done. (Has been, for a couple of weeks, actually.)
I have at last resumed work on the second movement, and may finish it tomorrow.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

I had a blast; and I have been invited back (date t/b/a). For at least a short time, the show will be available as a podcast on the station website. Perhaps no one here noticed, but there was a glitch, and no podcast was available of the 28 November show. So, I went back to do a second interview th...
by karlhenning
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Transcriptions Better Than Their Originals
Replies: 39
Views: 4819

Re: Transcriptions Better Than Their Originals

jbuck919 wrote:[...] I might make an exception here and there for something like the [Bach]transcriptions made by Schoenberg.
I do like those very much.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Transcriptions Better Than Their Originals
Replies: 39
Views: 4819

Re: Transcriptions Better Than Their Originals

maestrob wrote:Stokowski wrote magnificent orchestral transcriptions of J. S. Bach's music...........
maestrob wrote:Stokowski also wrote his own version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition:
...which are better than the originals? (But I see that John F got there first.)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favorite works under 2 minutes
Replies: 23
Views: 3365

Re: Your favorite works under 2 minutes

And from the Op.17 Sarcasms

by karlhenning
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favorite works under 2 minutes
Replies: 23
Views: 3365

Re: Your favorite works under 2 minutes

Any of a number from the Prokofiev Op.22

by karlhenning
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Golijov’s New Opera for the Met is Called Off
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: Golijov’s New Opera for the Met is Called Off

It may be too late for him to try to acquire a habit of doing his own work. And after all, that was scarcely necessary, for him to achieve the celebrity status he has long enjoyed.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

I had a blast; and I have been invited back (date t/b/a). For at least a short time, the show will be available as a podcast on the station website.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

On Monday, 28 November at 12:00 noon (Eastern) Gandalf ("None shall pass who have not rehearsed properly") will interview me (Karl Henning) on WJFF 90.5FM Radio in Jeffersonville, New York. The interview, which will include generous excerpts of Henningmusick, will live-stream at http://www.wjffradi...
by karlhenning
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: karl amadeus hartmann Simplicius Simplicissimus
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: karl amadeus hartmann Simplicius Simplicissimus

I was reading that in London they--see the link-- had done this work and it got a very high review-I'm not familiar with this composer-any thoughts? Regards, Len I have yet to check out this piece, Len , but I have heard all the Hartmann symphonies more than once, and he is "the most major 20th-c. ...
by karlhenning
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

Olivia Kieffer has directed her doughty percussion ensemble at Reinhardt University in a couple of my pieces; and I have promised her a piece for solo percussionist and fixed media. One layer of the fixed media is, the composer reading a passage from fiction by Leo Schulte of Columbus, Ohio. So . ....
by karlhenning
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

Oh, and the first movement of the symphony is done. (Has been, for a couple of weeks, actually.) Olivia Kieffer has directed her doughty percussion ensemble at Reinhardt University in a couple of my pieces; and I have promised her a piece for solo percussionist and fixed media. One layer of the fix...
by karlhenning
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY Times Online free on Election Day
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: NY Times Online free on Election Day

Cool.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our possible President?
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Re: Our possible President?

arepo wrote:[...]

Thankfully. only a few more days until the nightmare is over.

cliftwood
Or, until the real nightmare begins. (My hope is better, but . . . it's a possibility!)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The electoral college vote
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: The electoral college vote

What I was really looking for, is a piece which discusses just how troubled an electoral college map El Tupé "enjoys." In part because he's letting slip many states which would have been reliable for any normal Republican candidate.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The electoral college vote
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: The electoral college vote

A new poll shows a tie in Utah. Be skeptical. Be amazed. On Wednesday morning, Deseret News reported on a new poll in the state from a Utah-based company called Y2 Analytics. Trump's lead in this poll is 0 percent, a tie with Clinton at 26 percent support. McMullin has jumped to 22 percent, within ...
by karlhenning
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Podesta Email Wiki Hack
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Podesta Email Wiki Hack

Risottogate!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Favorite Choral Piece Is The ...
Replies: 52
Views: 8186

Re: My Favorite Choral Piece Is The ...

Here is an instance where my answer can be a piece of my own without raising eyebrows (rightly): my setting of the St John Passion for unaccompanied choir in up to seven parts.



Cheers,
~Karl
by karlhenning
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

Thanks for the kind thought, Garrett! And many thanks for being the first person other than myself to post in this thread since August 2015.

I am celebrating, in part, by starting my First Symphony.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary Wins-Debate Box Score
Replies: 21
Views: 1743

Re: Hillary Wins-Debate Box Score

Agreed, although my point was that Trump was completely unrealistic. He has never been anything like realistic, even on the odd occasion when he is coherent. But the Trumpkins don't care. There are Trumpkins who, if the GOP had nominated Gaddafi, they would vote for him; and if you ask them why, th...
by karlhenning
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I've noticed in doing posts ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: What I've noticed in doing posts ...

I have no intention of upgrading to Windows 10 until absolutely forced to. Too many glitches. It's always worked fine for me, at least with my new H-P machine. My older Dell Inspiron had trouble with 10 when it was first pushed out. To chime in on Lance's question, Google Chrome is likewise my pref...
by karlhenning
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Was Shostakovich a Martyr?
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Was Shostakovich a Martyr?

To be clear, this is a book review which Richard Taruskin uses to revisit the long and, by now, tiresome "Shostakovich wars" over the veracity of Volkov's "Testimony." I don't think you can really argue that it is Taruskin's use ; it is incontestably the milieu of the book under review. Cheers, ~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Was Shostakovich a Martyr?
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Was Shostakovich a Martyr?

The Wilson book is an invaluable oral history, of course; but the truth can be a tricky target even with those sources.

I really enjoyed Taruskin's review, and cannot in particular fault it.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gene Wilder dead at 83
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: Gene Wilder dead at 83

I need to revisit The Frisco Kid; I saw it on HBO, back when the station was nearly brand new.

Young Frankenstein is still the work of his I like best, though I have just revisited Blazing Saddles, wherein he is nothing like a slouch.

Will watch Willy Wonka this evening.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Modern Music from the Past
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: Modern Music from the Past

. . . Most composers (not all of them) have made their own individually creative uses of older music, whether or not we listeners recognize what they've done. It took Charles Rosen to make me aware of the relation between Chopin's music and Bach, and of how deeply and deliberately Brahms made creat...
by karlhenning
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Times editorial on the toxic effects of Trumpism
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Times editorial on the toxic effects of Trumpism

Not to belabor the point, I thought that's pretty much what this perceptive editorial was saying. Trumpism is a larger phenom than Trump himself, he embodies it and feeds on it and it will still be there after he goes poof . Yes, unfortunately. So the longer-term challenge is, not to disregard the ...
by karlhenning
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Modern Music from the Past
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: Modern Music from the Past

New Music has officially been Hollywoodized.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: National Sawdust
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: National Sawdust

That is great that the NY Times actually covers endeavors, and new music, like this.

Without third-party publicity, a living composer gets nowhere.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

Live at last (though still a work-in-progress):

http://www.karlhenning.com/

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wuorinen's Eighth Symphony and Fourth Piano Concerto
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Wuorinen's Eighth Symphony and Fourth Piano Concerto

Finally, we are getting a recording of Charles Wuorinen's Eighth Symphony ("Theologoumena") and Fourth Piano Concerto on Bridge, due out in September. This is with James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with Peter Serkin as soloist in the piano concerto. (I have absolutely no idea what the...
by karlhenning
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Finally I'm back!
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Finally I'm back!

Welcome, back!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ades opera exterminating angel
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: ades opera exterminating angel

"A turning point for opera itself." Congratulations to Adès for snaffling such bankable publicity.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Below the fold
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Below the fold

You must forgive me for taking this from AP stories in the local paper rather than the NY Times, but it was an extraordinary juxtaposition. First, President Obama has taken the unprecedented step of denouncing Trump as unfit to be president. This will undoubtedly be treated by many voters as politi...
by karlhenning
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

The third piece I sent to Verdant Vibes:



I am one of more than 400 composers worldwide who responded to their call, so it will be nearly a miracle if my work is selected.

Then, too, I am in it for the Long Game.

Anyway, we find out ca. 1 Sep.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 114246

Re: Henningmusick

Today is the deadline for submissions to a call for scores by a chamber group in Providence, Verdant Vibes . When I went online to submit a slightly re-scored version of Things Like Bliss (to comply with the group's array of instruments), I learnt that I can submit up to three pieces ... so this is...
by karlhenning
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Einojuhani Rautaavaara 1928-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Einojuhani Rautaavaara 1928-2016

I'll never know if the friend request on Facebook was one of the last things the composer did in life, or a Facebook hack.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Isler Concert Next Week
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: Isler Concert Next Week

Play beautifully, Don!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Clinton emails
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: The Clinton emails

jbuck919 wrote:General Turgidson, I was under the impression that only I had the authority to launch a nuclear attack.
Thanks, John: I needed that.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Clinton emails
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: The Clinton emails

My concern isn't that Clinton made mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes. Rather, it's the attitude, the mindset, that her particular mistakes reveal, and what they show about her priorities in making important decisions in a high governmental position. I've already discussed this at the head of this ...
by karlhenning
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Clinton emails
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: The Clinton emails

I'll vote for her too but I can hardly watch the news anymore and watch the Republicans using all this ammo on her-Trump has a tailor made weapon to use even he blundered badly yesterday by touting Sadam Hussein-Ryan had to step away from that one! Regards, Len :( A raft of unforced errors on the p...
by karlhenning
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Clinton emails
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: The Clinton emails

John F wrote:[...]
I will vote for her in November, as I was always going to, because no Republican except maybe Olympia Snow deserves my vote, Donald Trump least of all. But I won't be happy about it, and I expected to be. She has let us down.
John, I am relieved to read this; thank you.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: OHS 2016 trip report
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: OHS 2016 trjl report

... But the main feature was a ridiculous juxtaposition of badly acted Hamlet with composed pieces of dubious quality. It is the only time that my traveling companion Bob and I chose to take a cab back to the hotel during intermission rather than endure the length of it. A straight organ recital wo...
by karlhenning
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Off to an organ convention
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: Off to an organ convention

I am back, and I will include my report on the Kimmel Center concert in a trip report to appear on the music board. There is a lot to say about the whole trip, and for once I am going to have to create it in Open Office and then paste it here. Welcome back-looking forward to your report! Regards, L...