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Post by hautbois » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:23 am

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Hilarious poster of Piccolo Mondo, an Italian Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur which serves dishes based on names of famous operatic stars.

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Post by ch1525 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:35 am

Hahaha!!! "Boccelli (For Italian Dumplings Lovers)" is my favorite!!!

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Post by karlhenning » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:42 am

Funny, those dishes don't look Italian :-)
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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:19 pm

There is a chapter in one of the Peter Mayle books (as in "A Year in Provence") where he claims he met someone who claims in return that Pavarotti consumed a multi-course full Italian meal between acts at every performance.

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Post by ch1525 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:26 pm

jbuck919 wrote:There is a chapter in one of the Peter Mayle books (as in "A Year in Provence") where he claims he met someone who claims in return that Pavarotti consumed a multi-course full Italian meal between acts at every performance.
Don't they all??!? :D

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Post by taisiawshan » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:25 am

Hey, Piccolo Mondo serves quite nice Italian food.
My husband & I miss the food there.
But strange, these food sets look like fast food set to me.

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Post by Ralph » Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:39 am

jbuck919 wrote:There is a chapter in one of the Peter Mayle books (as in "A Year in Provence") where he claims he met someone who claims in return that Pavarotti consumed a multi-course full Italian meal between acts at every performance.
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I somehow doubt that.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:08 am

taisiawshan wrote:Hey, Piccolo Mondo serves quite nice Italian food.
My husband & I miss the food there.
But strange, these food sets look like fast food set to me.
Hey, Shan! Good to see you back. I thought they were fast foods too.
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Post by taisiawshan » Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:52 am

Hi Corlyss,
I'm always here.
Just didn't post anything as nothing I can talk about.

You know, I kind of think it's impossible to get to know so much about composers, music pieces, conductors, performers,etc. How many CDs do I need to get to have all those knowledge? How much time do I need to spend until I get there?
So, I guess I just enjoy myself quite casually right now. I listen to classical music once a while. I don't care if I got the good version or not. Hopefully, gradually, I'll gain some knowledge & listening skill.
So, I can't understand most things you guys discuss about here as I don't have the knowledge you guys have, like who who conductors, how how composers, etc...
But, I'll be around :wink:

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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:07 pm

taisiawshan wrote:Just didn't post anything as nothing I can talk about.
If we all did that, CMG wouldn't exist. :wink:
So, I guess I just enjoy myself quite casually right now. I listen to classical music once a while. I don't care if I got the good version or not.


Me too. Usually I'm happy if they just don't start over when they make a mistake. I've long since stopped agonizing over the definitive version of anything written after 1750. I have my druthers, but even that is flexible if I really really really like the piece.
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Post by Jack Kelso » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:18 am

Corlyss_D wrote:I've long since stopped agonizing over the definitive version of anything written after 1750.
And it is exactly with the 19th century composers that pianists, chamber players, singers and conductors exhibit such a wide gamut of different performance styles and interpretations.

Yet in some cases I fall back on two or three ultimate recordings of any particular symphony, piano concerto or string quartet....my favorite depending, perhaps, on what I ate for lunch.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:59 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:I have my druthers, but even that is flexible if I really really really like the piece.
I did rather reach the end of my tether yesterday - there was for some reason an almost simultaneous eruption of Danses by Susato - maybe it was his birthday or something - on UPR and XM Classics. The UPR service out of Chicago was some god-awful arrangement for modern wind band that made Susato sound like Orff's pedagogical music for children. The other was a more straight-forward Renaissance band performance. I really really really like the Susato dances and really really really didn't like the modern wind band arrangment.
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