Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

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Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Seán » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:57 am

Donald celebrates his 60th Birthday today, Happy birthday Don.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Holden Fourth » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:15 am

Don - congratulations! Two days after me and I also turned 60. May your family and friends shower you with the accolades and affirmations you richly deserve. Now I reckon that I've got at least another 40 left in me and judging from Werner longevity runs in your family so is there plenty of time for you to record that LvB Op 28 I'd like to hear?

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Jared » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:24 am

many, many happy returns Donald! I hope you have a really great 60th birthday, with your friends and family!

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Ricordanza » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:00 am

Don, all my best wishes for a Happy Birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by josé echenique » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:15 am

Congratulations Don, have a great day :D

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Fergus » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:39 am

Happy birthday Donald....have a great day :D

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Donaldopato » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:56 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O thee with a glorious first name! :wink:

have a great one!
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by stenka razin » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:27 pm

Happy B Day, Donald. It is always a pleasure to read your comments, my friend. :D


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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Agnes Selby » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:24 pm

Happy Birthday, dear Donald!!

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by RebLem » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:15 pm

Happy Birthday, Donald !

The following events are ones I selected from a list on Wikipedia of historical events that happened on January 14:

1514 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
1639 – The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
1784 – American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War with Great Britain.

1952 – NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.
1960 – The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country's central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
1967 – Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In takes place in San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.

2000 – A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.

2004 – The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.

2005 – Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.
2011 – Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.

January 14th birthdays (musicians underlined):

1741 – Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801) (Sorry about that!)
1800 – Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1877) (Hope this makes up for Benedict Arnold!)
1875 – Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
1892 – Martin Niemöller, German anti-Nazi Lutheran theologian (d. 1984) (This really does make up for Benedict Arnold)
1892 – Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)
1896 – John Dos Passos, American author (d. 1970)
1906 – William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)
1917 – Billy Butterfield, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1988)
1919 – Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician
1919 – Andy Rooney, American journalist (d. 2011)
1921 – Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
1924 – Guy Williams, American actor (d. 1989)
1927 – Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist (I have some of her CDs)
1940 – Julian Bond, American civil rights activist
1941 – Faye Dunaway, American actress
1943 – Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor
1944 – Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist, actor, and filmmaker who exposed his evangelist father as nothing much more than a moneygrubber

1944 – Nina Totenberg, American journalist
1946 – Harold Shipman, British serial killer (d. 2004) (Another baddie!)
1947 – Taylor Branch, American author and historian
1947 – Beverly Perdue, American politician
1948 – Carl Weathers, American actor
1949 – Lawrence Kasdan, American director
1952 – Maureen Dowd, American writer--an exact match, same day and year!
1956 – Ben Heppner, Canadian tenor
1968 – LL Cool J, American rapper and actor
1969 – Jason Bateman, American actor
1970 – Fazıl Say, Turkish pianist and composer
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Lance » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Ah, one of our celebrated first joiners of CMG, along with the senior Isler ... it is said things are better in TWOS, but not only do we have TWO, we have THREE ISLERS, counting Mrs. Isler!

Donald, may 2012 bring you more of everything you love, even after December 21st, 2012, with the hope that the Mayan calendar AND Nostradamus are incorrect in their prophecies.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Wallingford » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:11 pm

...anddon't forget, Rob, that Schweitzer was an organist and Bach scholar.

Many happy returns of the day, Mr.Isler.
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Donald Isler » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:46 pm

Many thanks, everybody, for the kind words and good wishes!

Maybe I will yet get around to recording Beethoven, Op. 28, Holden!

In addition to the still-running Today Show premiering the day I was born someone else who was something of a celebrity for awhile besides Maureen Dowd was born then - Sydney Biddle Barrows, the "Mayflower Madam!"

It was nice, on RebLem's interesting list, to be reminded of Nina Totenberg, apparently my senior by eight years, whose commentary on the doings of the Supreme Court I enjoy hearing on National Public Radio. I remember her father, the violinist, Roman Totenberg, from my years studying at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine. He was still teaching there last summer, and recently turned 101!
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Ted Quanrud » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:59 am

A belated Happy Birthday, Donald one of CMG's most knowledgeable and articulate members. May you have many, many more.

I too was taken with Reblem's birthday list. I had never before connected Ben Heppner with LL Cool J.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by THEHORN » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:59 pm

Happy (slightly) belated birthday, Donald !





:D :D :D :D

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Teresa B » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:47 pm

DDHBB!
i.e....
Ditto, Don, Happy Belated Birthday!
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by maestrob » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:38 am

May you have many happy returns of the day! :)

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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by rogch » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:45 pm

Congratulations Donald! I look forward to more of your excellent posts.
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Donald Isler » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:39 pm

Thank you for the additional kind comments, and congratulations!
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by living_stradivarius » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:03 am

Happy Belated Birthday :D
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:58 pm

Sorry i'm late...congratulations... :D :D :D
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Re: Happy Birthday to Donald Isler

Post by Lance » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:53 am

Yes, noted. Where have you been? Everything okay?
Chalkperson wrote:Sorry i'm late...congratulations... :D :D :D
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