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by jserraglio
Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

William Walton, Troilus & Cressida.
Louis and Ella, Porgy & Bess.
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Will You Upgrade to Vista?
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

RebLem wrote:
jserraglio wrote:Why anybody except masochists and geeks would put up with Windows is beyond me. The iMac is far and away the most user-friendly computer I've ever laid hands on.
Man, you ought to be in their commercials.
Hey, don't think I haven't tried!..... Such a lot of beastly competition nowadays.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Will You Upgrade to Vista?
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

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by jserraglio
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

There is actually a unit on the market that looks like an old-fashioned turntable box, but it also has a CD player and enables the user to burn directly from the LP to a black CD. Cool, I've seen these advertised but didnt know they allowed you to burn from vinyl. I've checked my mail and your CD w...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Will You Upgrade to Vista?
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Ralph wrote:My son opines that Vista will be too complicated for most everyday PC users.
He's got a point. It's already too complicated for Microsoft. They cant seem to roll it out and what they are putting out is a cut-down version of what was originally promised.
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

Have you also heard the "barking dog" recording they did of Scheherazade about a half dozen years earlier than than that one? If so, do you have any preference between the two? How about I send you a CD transfer of my vinyl copy of CL 850 and you can judge for yourself? The transfer is already done...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Paul Badura-Skoda: A Man and His Music
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Paul Badura-Skoda: A Man and His Music

For anyone interested, this 7 disc set was just posted on BRO's site at a reasonable price: Album Cover Paul Badura-Skoda: A Man and His Music'. (CD 1- Bach, Beethoven, Chopin et al. Rec. 1940-46; CD 2- Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Scarlatti. Rec. 1962 & 1965; CD 3- Mozart, Haydn & Schubert on period instr...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

Have you also heard the "barking dog" recording they did of Scheherazade about a half dozen years earlier than than that one? If so, do you have any preference between the do? I've got a private transfer of the one from the 40s, but haven't heard the one you cite above. And I happen to love the con...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Some Interesting Recording Industry Information
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Lyrita reissues? All their LPs and Cds I have heard sound great, even the LPs licensed by MHS. Any further info would be greatly appreciated.
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

Album Cover
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Eugene Ormandy - Philadelphia on Columbia CL 850, a reissue of the original 1953 recording ML 4888.
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great performance
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 318782

Frank Sinatra She Shot Me Down [/b] I picked this up on a whim for 4 bits in a LP cutout bin. Played it for a friend who hasnt listened to Sinatra since the 50s--we were both stunned by the power of Sinatra's performance. One of his greatest albums, I think. ALBUM COVER Good Thing Going - Stephen S...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Jon Stewart Finally Made Me Laugh
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Ralph wrote:Stewart and his crew milk network and cable news reports for all they're not worth.
Yup, theres gold in them there hills!
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

Album Cover
Ray Charles & Cleo Laine - Porgy & Bess

It's delightful, it's delicious,
It's delectable, it's delirious,
It's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe,
It's de-lovely.
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Jon Stewart Finally Made Me Laugh
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

As much as I enjoy Stewart, his protege Stephen Colbert takes fake news to the next level. . . . my name is Stephen Colbert and tonight it's my privilege to celebrate this president. We're not so different, he and I. We get it. We're not brainiacs on the nerd patrol. We're not members of the factini...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Albinoni's Adagio
Replies: 22
Views: 4034

What was the number of the Symphonies and Aires for the King's Supper? Symphonies & Fanfares For The King's Supper / Collegium Musicum de Paris, Roland Douatte / 196? Nonesuch Stereo H-71009 Mouret - Fanfares For Violins, Oboe, Basoons, Trumpets & Percussion Couperin - La Steinkerque Lully - March ...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Will You Upgrade to Vista?
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Will I upgrade to Vista?

Not on your life, at least not till it's time to buy a new machine, which by then will already have Vista on it.
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

Wallingford Riegger, Study in Sonority [for ten violins]
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

Kirchner, Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Kirchner, Mitropoulos, New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Imbrie, Symphony No. 3
  • Farberman, LSO
Persichetti, Symphony No. 8
  • Mester, Louisville Orchestra
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Opium for Scholars
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Opium for Scholars

Simkin wrote:. . . the Queen is allowed to keep her castles . . . . And the rest of them are doing paragliding on weekends.
Whatever it takes to keep em occupied. The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How About a School for Conductors?
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

What an easy test! In that interview Culshaw (not knowing any better?) calls it a " stiff test." Szell (not wishing to contradict Culshaw for the tenth time?) genially agrees but adds that it is not a " rigid test"--No one is expected to perform all the tasks perfectly (really, Maestro? I can think...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Opium for Scholars
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Opium for Scholars

Tolstoy's description of Marshal Davout had surely reminded the reader [of] a typical college professor. What are these folks so busy with? I have a lot of respect for scholars. The typical ones do a lot for us and the greatest (Newton, Maxwell, Crick & Watson, Russell & Whitehead, Samuelson, etc.)...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How About a School for Conductors?
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

The test George Szell gave to students in his "School of Conductors" is revealing. It is taken from a description of it he gave to John Culshaw in an interview-- I give them a test. First, I test to the best of my abilities their hearing and their sense of rhythm. Then I require them to play somethi...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Cherubini's Requiems
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

read, listen to music, and most important, make my wife coffee.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Cherubini's Requiems
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

turn in too??? Hey, I just got up for the day.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Cherubini's Requiems
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

I reckon I meant early morning, not early music. [yawn]
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Cherubini's Requiems
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

For the anniversary of the execution of Louis XVI on 21 January 1817 he wrote his first Requiem (C minor) which, contrary to his usual practice, had no soloists. He created a sombre tone from the beginning by reducing the orchestra in the Introitus and Kyrie to lower strings and lower winds, and by...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Plame Sues Cheney: Interesting But of Dubious Merit
Replies: 22
Views: 2315

living_stradivarius wrote:Plame needs to go on a quail hunting outing with Cheney. Then she can sue him.
In that event, I'm afraid they might end up reprising "The Most Dangerous Game."
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: He did it!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3273

Corlyss_D wrote:
jserraglio wrote:What would happen if everybody responded to each and every one of his posts?
We'd have to archive a lot more often than we do. 8)
. . . and if he responded to one and all (as per usual), it could lead to a runaway chain reaction.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which Shostakovich set to go for?
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

Selmer, I can add my praise for the Borodin BMG/Melodiya set. They just sound right, and are very well recorded. Perhaps you can still find it. Worth some looking..... I have SQ 1-11 with the Borodin on Seraphim LP sets and would never part with them. I borrow the entire set on BMG when I want to h...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Plame Sues Cheney: Interesting But of Dubious Merit
Replies: 22
Views: 2315

The President is immune from civil action for money damages for acts performed in his capacity as President. I believe a court would find the same for the vice-president. Since there is no equitable relief imaginable here I assume Ms. Plame is seeking money damages. Thanks for the explanation. That...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: He did it!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3273

10 with 3 trailing zeroes! We're talking DiMaggio & Williams numbers there. Moreover, he lives in NYC where there's plenny of other interesting things to do--which evidently he does too!!!
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which Shostakovich set to go for?
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

how about the Rubio cycle on Brilliant Classics? it's vg, and cheap. the Fitzwilliam too can be had for a song and a dance on Amazon. both go for under $20 new from their 3rd party vendors. what I've heard of the Manhattan Quartet's on Ess.a.y Records is also vg. Berkshire Record Outlet still lists ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Plame Sues Cheney: Interesting But of Dubious Merit
Replies: 22
Views: 2315

"Interesting But of Dubious Merit" ... Would you be willing to elaborate? To this untrained eye, it looks like a slam dunk. ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Joe Wilson is here, Joe Wilson right down here in front, the most famous husband since Desi Arnaz. ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: He did it!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3273

It's very confusing, Ralph, looking at you in one way - and changing your portrait so suddenly! ***** I am a man of many parts . :twisted: I noticed that astounding number the other day as I panted to keep up with his Whitmanesque shifts of persona. What would happen if everybody responded to each ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great American Songbook
Replies: 168
Views: 138430

Is it Isn't it romantic??...Maybe Blue Moon?...Frank Zappa quotes them on Playground Psychotics and Baby Snakes so I reckon he thought of them as pop.
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 318782

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are You Watching and/or Reading?
Replies: 128
Views: 24731

this is a very interesting topic, I'm taking note all that non-fiction stuff you guys read to look into someday myself, esp the ones on Am. history. Thanks a lot: Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad (delightfully ironic, wickedly funny!) Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost (a lot better than I expected i...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Farinelli's Corpse Exhumed-Science Marches On
Replies: 2
Views: 834

This hilarious article left me wondering--another outcropping of fake news from the BBC like the recent Constanze debacle? 357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131719357911131...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Confession: I know nothing about conductors and performers.
Replies: 37
Views: 5007

I havn't bought a single CD for around 2 years after I expanded my collection to ~18 feet (according to the method of "measuring" CD in the previous posts) simply because I'm BANNED from buying any more by my parents... 18 feet of CDs!!! 6 linear yards of music. That sounds like a lot to me. If tha...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

My son tells me that commercial websites that post items like CD covers expect to be copied, want it and won't be hurt by what we do here. Thanks to your son for clearing this up for me. I wasnt entirely sure and wouldve felt terrible if this cool site got hammered and I had never voiced the concer...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Our Agnes Selby, Constanze and Mozart
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Ralph wrote:Be very grateful we haven't been the subject of an article in The Journal of Political Paranoia Studies.
Shhh...........you never know who's listening in nowadays.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 5130

Thanks, that certainly explains why mono pressings could sound so good. Back when I owned 78s, I used a dedicated turntable with the right cartridge. Nothing fancy--just a Dual changer I picked up for 5 bucks at Goodwill and had fitted with a $25 78rpm cartridge. One of my friends was amazed at the ...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 5130

even the late folk and early folk-rock sounds like my kinda stuff. Earlier artists and work? Sure, that would've been even nicer. But if you got VG copies of early Baez and Dylan (straight mono, maybe?), those are pretty nice little nuggets. I still treasure my early pressing mono of Highway 61 Rev...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Confession: I know nothing about conductors and performers.
Replies: 37
Views: 5007

Szell was also a composer and well-regarded in that role. He's listed in my 1919 edition of Baker's Dictionary. Yes, I have a CD of Szell's youthful compositions issued by the Cleveland Institute and they sound pretty damn good to me. "Well regarded" for sure, but not up to the standards set by the...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 5130

Holy moley. In folk repertoire, that's no piddling collection, especially if they're in good shape! My mouth doth water. not all that mouth-watering--VG shape, but mostly late sixties and seventies material--except for Baez and Dylan, not much from the early-to-middle sixties Village scene--nothing...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 412459

Obviously, I cannot not post pics. As for bandwith theft , I will post pics from Amazon only; hopefully they won't get angry at me. Bandwidth theft be damned! Let's go for it. Maybe they allow iPods where we're headed. http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000062Y5.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg http://ec...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So, what's the plan for your LP collections?
Replies: 31
Views: 5130

I've heard that turntables are still very popular in England. I have 2 turntables (one auto Dual, one manual Thorens but if I ever had to, I would pick up the Music Hall MMF 2.1, which comes with a Goldring cartridge and is moderately priced and freely available online. No way I'm getting rid of my ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Confession: I know nothing about conductors and performers.
Replies: 37
Views: 5007

greymouse wrote:Wow, now that's taking it to an extreme! You better devise a very strict training schedule and stick to it.
Was not it Bill Clinton who wisely said: He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence, also, The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom?
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Confession: I know nothing about conductors and performers.
Replies: 37
Views: 5007

real musicians, I think, are not so taken with interpreters--there's a recorded interview with the late conductor George Szell in which he scathingly criticizes young musicians who rely on recordings rather than the score to get their ideas about a composer's music. I wish I could read a score. if I...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Favorite "Ein Heldenleben?" And why.
Replies: 21
Views: 4795

His later version with the Concertgebouw is certainly good, but it was the New York version that really grabbed me ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ informative article comparing Mengelberg's 2 Heldenlebens . . . Source: http://www.musicweb-international...