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by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 9th for PIANO, Soloists & Chorus
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Beethoven's 9th for PIANO, Soloists & Chorus

Thanks , will look for it ! As an aside, I believe it was Harold Schoenberg , in his 1963 book "The Great Pianists", who remarked that Kalkbrenner had offered to teach the young Chopin, but that Chopin fortunately decided to go elsewhere. The vocals sung in French really put me off, unfortunately. ...
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Supreme Court Gaslights Its Way to the End of Roe
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: The Supreme Court Gaslights Its Way to the End of Roe

Crossing state lines for medical care takes $$$, especially in these days of high gas prices.

Poor women will, as always, suffer the most.
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘Tosca’ Catches Fire at the Met Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: ‘Tosca’ Catches Fire at the Met Opera

Much maligned after its premiere, I think Tosca is a great work and skillfully done. It's really tough to get a great performance out of experienced artists, and I'm happy that Nezet-Seguin managed to do that and get this review. Radvanovsky is surely one of the great singers in her generation, and ...
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stephen Sondheim, Titan of the American Musical, Is Dead at 91
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Stephen Sondheim, Titan of the American Musical, Is Dead at 91

This coming Sunday evening, December 4, 2021, PBS will broadcast a live concert tribute to Sondheim with the New York Philharmonic. Check your local listings!
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

In a live performance, the chorus can be overwhelming when they, the soloists, and the full orchestra (with organ!) let loose at the opening "Behold the sea, itself!" That's a performance I'll never forget as long as I live. Yes, that opening is really something!! This reminds me - the same English...
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 365
Views: 47021

Re: TrumpReich in action

So will DeSantis send his troops to guard the White House against a possible coup if another mob descends on Washington in 2024?

Chill in spine begone! :twisted:

Never forget.
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Behind Low Vaccination Rates Lurks a More Profound Social Weakness
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Behind Low Vaccination Rates Lurks a More Profound Social Weakness

in pockets around the country — from the rural South to predominately Black and brown neighborhoods in large cities — vaccine hesitancy remains a stubborn obstacle to defeating the pandemic. Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid. —Kin Hubbard :roll: :lol: Nail str...
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rachel Maddow Reports on Proof of Clear Link to White House in January 6, 2021 Coup Attempt
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Rachel Maddow Reports on Proof of Clear Link to White House in January 6, 2021 Coup Attempt

There is now a clear link to the White House about involvement of the Trump White House uncovered by the January 6 Committee. Details confirmed by the Committee are related to a letter containing White House metadata drafted for the Justice Department to be used to pressure various state legislature...
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Way to Break the Cycle of Poverty
Replies: 0
Views: 15

A Way to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Dec. 2, 2021 By David L. Kirp Mr. Kirp is a professor of public policy who has researched and written about the effects of early childhood education for decades. Inequalities persist across generations — children who grow up in poverty are likelier than their middle-class peers to end up poor and in...
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Behind Low Vaccination Rates Lurks a More Profound Social Weakness
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Behind Low Vaccination Rates Lurks a More Profound Social Weakness

COMMENT: This is as good an explication as I've read on why and how so many citizens worldwide have become so self-centered about being vaccinated against Covid-19. Dec. 3, 2021 By Anita Sreedhar and Anand Gopal Dr. Sreedhar is a primary-care physician in the Bronx. Mr. Gopal is a journalist and a ...
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams

COMMENT: I sang this work in Pennsylvania's All-State Chorus with Robert Page conducting when I was 16, in Harrisburg, with only 2 days' rehearsal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDYi4JgQA2I - Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872 -- 26 August 1958) - Orchestra: London Philharmonic - Pe...
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 9th for PIANO, Soloists & Chorus
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Beethoven's 9th for PIANO, Soloists & Chorus

Thanks for the alert, Lance. Haven't heard Kalkbrenner's version, so I'll be sure to check out this new recording.
by maestrob
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

V-W's Sea Symphony is a fine work.... I got to play it years back, and it was very enjoyable....I was so much looking forward to it, because our conductor was an Englishman, who had trained and worked in Great Britain, knew Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Malcolm Sargent, Boult, and many other no...
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

With Andre Previn, Heather Harper and John Shirley Quirk & the London Symphony Orchestra

One of Previn's finest recordings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLmKIkJk69M
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1693
Views: 1099099

Re: What I listened to today

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:59 am
Arthur Schnabel's Piano Sonata, mine the Tozer cd on Chandos, but here is Jenny Lin (Naxos ? ):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjZPjGZjl48
I have some of Schnabel's chamber music on an old CD. It's quite nice, but unremarkable. I'll check this out tomorrow. Thanks!
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thefts, Always an Issue for Retailers, Become More Brazen
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Thefts, Always an Issue for Retailers, Become More Brazen

In recent months, robberies have been more visible, with several involving large groups rushing into stores and coming out with armloads of goods. By Michael Corkery and Sapna Maheshwari Dec. 3, 2021 Updated 5:43 a.m. ET “Flash mobs” swarm through a Nordstrom in Northern California and two Best Buy...
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Krugman: How Saboteurs Took Over the G.O.P.
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Krugman: How Saboteurs Took Over the G.O.P.

Dec. 2, 2021 By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist With everything else going on — the likely imminent demise of Roe v. Wade, the revelation that Donald Trump knew he had tested positive for the coronavirus before he debated Joe Biden, and more — I don’t know how many readers are aware that the U.S. gov...
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Supreme Court Gaslights Its Way to the End of Roe
Replies: 14
Views: 140

The Supreme Court Gaslights Its Way to the End of Roe

Dec. 3, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET By Linda Greenhouse Contributing Opinion Writer There are many reasons for dismay over the Supreme Court argument in the Mississippi abortion case, but it was the nonstop gaslighting that really got to me. First there was Justice Clarence Thomas, pretending by his question...
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wagner Das Rheingold April 23, 1990 Broadcast / Telecast
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Wagner Das Rheingold April 23, 1990 Broadcast / Telecast

Don't say I didn't warn you! 😉 Brian I think I misunderstood-I thought you meant he called in sick and missed one performance but you seem to have said he sang sick for this performance and I guess you didn't like what you heard-still I'll probably go ahead with this On Demand production and watch ...
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The new Decca Ruggiero Ricci sets ...
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: The new Decca Ruggiero Ricci sets ...

Big surprise today ... FedEx delivered these two marvelous Ricci boxed sets. Superb productions ... outstanding booklet notes with good insights into the violinist himself. Already involved in the American Decca Sarasate disc ... still as stunning and musically exciting as I remembered from the LP!...
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Trump Conspiracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight
Replies: 0
Views: 17

The Trump Conspiracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight

Dec. 3, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET By Jamelle Bouie Opinion Columnist Antebellum pro-slavery radicals spoke freely of secession and violence; Democratic Party paramilitaries planned their attacks on Reconstruction governments in public view; and the men who codified segregation into Jim Crow did so in the o...
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The new Decca Ruggiero Ricci sets ...
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: The new Decca Ruggiero Ricci sets ...

Hi both, as I said on the Markevitch thread, I rate his Sarasate just as highly as you do. The Glory of Cremona set has never been widely issued on CD and currently sells at ridiculous prices so is very welcome and the Bravura set is new to CD. All in all, most of the 'British' Ricci box has been a...
by maestrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Let’s End the Covid Blame Games
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Let’s End the Covid Blame Games

Dr. Oz Hopes to Replace Rand Paul as Biggest Quack in Senate.Oz said that Paul, a former ophthalmologist, has shown an impressive obliviousness about medicine while serving in Washington, but added, “I think I can out-quack him.”
I guess I'll need to duck.... :roll: :lol:
by maestrob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Election Workers Targeted by Pro-Trump Media Sue for Defamation
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Two Election Workers Targeted by Pro-Trump Media Sue for Defamation

The two Georgia workers were falsely accused of manipulating ballots by Trump allies and right-wing news sites. Election officials said the workers did nothing wrong. By Reid J. Epstein Dec. 2, 2021 Updated 12:45 p.m. ET Two Georgia election workers who were the targets of a right-wing campaign tha...
by maestrob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wagner Das Rheingold April 23, 1990 Broadcast / Telecast
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Wagner Das Rheingold April 23, 1990 Broadcast / Telecast

Len, you just watched my favorite Rheingold on DVD....Unfortunately the Siegfried (Siegfried Jerusalem) sang sick for this 1990 broadcast done over four consecutive nights, so sadly I can't watch the Siegfried or the Gotterdammerung. Brian last night we watched Die Walkurie so we're ready for Siegf...
by maestrob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Possible Contempt Charge Hangs Over Trump Justice Dept. Official
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Possible Contempt Charge Hangs Over Trump Justice Dept. Official

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot agreed to delay action against Jeffrey Clark until after he could be interviewed again. By Luke Broadwater Dec. 1, 2021 WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot moved on Wednesday to hold Jeffrey Clark in criminal cont...
by maestrob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Let’s End the Covid Blame Games
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Let’s End the Covid Blame Games

Stephens is an odd character. He's searching for good will in a party that has been totally corrupted by evil-mindedness as a strategy to hold on to power they simply abuse, over and over again.

He won't find it, despite his vain hopes.

People are dying every day because of that strategy.
by maestrob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The new Decca Ruggiero Ricci sets ...
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: The new Decca Ruggiero Ricci sets ...

Hi both, as I said on the Markevitch thread, I rate his Sarasate just as highly as you do. The Glory of Cremona set has never been widely issued on CD and currently sells at ridiculous prices so is very welcome and the Bravura set is new to CD. All in all, most of the 'British' Ricci box has been a...
by maestrob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1693
Views: 1099099

Re: What I listened to today

the greatest Beethoven pianist of them all. l heard him play the Diabelli Variations live. Boston, early 70s, Jordan Hall, iirc. Rudolf Serkin played Beethoven Emperor and the Fourth Concerto in Philadelphia s Academy of Music when I was about 15 with Ormandy conducting. My introduction to those wo...
by maestrob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Symphony CDs 50% Off Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Chicago Symphony CDs 50% Off Sale

Hello, Heck148 :D So tempting. It is $90 then add $22.19 for shipping, convert to Canadian dollars @ $1.27, and let's say it might still be worth it, but the money could be better spent. It's worth it!! I listen to the selections all the time...some really great stuff, unavailable elsewhere...Hey, ...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1693
Views: 1099099

Re: What I listened to today

Handel: Theodora https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/maxim-emelyanychev-conducts-handels-theodora/ Joe, this was simply wonderful. Everyone in the cast was having a great night. Joyce DiDonato and Michael Spyres sounded magnificent as always, and the other less known singers sounded inspired by their...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wagner Das Rheingold April 23, 1990 Broadcast / Telecast
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Wagner Das Rheingold April 23, 1990 Broadcast / Telecast

Len, you just watched my favorite Rheingold on DVD. James Morris is an ideal Wotan, as is everyone else, each in their own roles. I watch it every year and never get tired of it. Unfortunately the Siegfried (Siegfried Jerusalem) sang sick for this 1990 broadcast done over four consecutive nights, so...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Initial folk and acoustic music list for 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Initial folk and acoustic music list for 2021

Every year I create a playlist of folk and acoustic music videos and post about it here. We don't have a list yet for this year, but have created a candidate list for browsing. Link to discovery list for 2021 I describe everything about it on my blog. Have a look. Thanks, Henry. I'll be looking int...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our first Adolphe Adams Our First Le Postillon de Lonjumeau
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Our first Adolphe Adams Our First Le Postillon de Lonjumeau

I'm having a great time exploring the rarities you've been unearthing, Len, and this one with Michael Spyres sure looks like a winner! Thanks! :D Brian yes-we're trying to make up for not being able to get to NYC live performances and we so miss the restaurants-it's sad but one does what one can in...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonidas Kavakos (Violin) & Yuja Wang (piano) Full Recital in Carnegie Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Leonidas Kavakos (Violin) & Yuja Wang (piano) Full Recital in Carnegie Hall

Available only until December 7, 2021. 1 hour 18 minutes. https://www.wqxr.org/story/carnegie-hall-live-leonidas-kavakos-yuja-wang/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sub-subappreciation-12-1-2021&utm_content=version_A&sourceCode=37182 Program: Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Yuja Wang, pian...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump’s Iran Policy Has Become a Disaster for the U.S. and Israel
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Trump’s Iran Policy Has Become a Disaster for the U.S. and Israel

Nov. 30, 2021 By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist The judges have voted and the results are in: President Donald Trump’s decision to tear up the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 — a decision urged on by his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu — was one of th...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: At 80, Robert Wilson Holds On to a Singular Vision for the Stage
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: At 80, Robert Wilson Holds On to a Singular Vision for the Stage

Wilson's rather static staging of Lohengrin was heavily criticized IIRC some years ago. So-called "modern" stagings rarely satisfy me. I really prefer the lavish Zefferelli Turandot at the MET, but I guess that lower budgets for Wilson's may account for some of his popularity with opera companies.
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Andras Schiff Lecture-Recital on Schubert from Wigmore Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Andras Schiff Lecture-Recital on Schubert from Wigmore Hall

This brilliant event just happened on 11/26/21. Donation requested but not required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViZu8ATTqc8
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson Sings Wagner's Liebestod
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Birgit Nilsson Sings Wagner's Liebestod

From a 1979 telecast. Horst Stein Conducts. Roughly 20 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxBUT7NH5Lg
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Igor Markevitch - conductor - new compilation boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Igor Markevitch - conductor - new compilation boxes

The 21-CD DGG boxed set [484 1659] of Igor Markevitch arrived today. "He [Markevitch] expresses the subtlest shadings and unleashes veritable storms that give way to a radiant rainbow." Couldn't agree more. Given this new set and the new Decca 26-CD set [484.1744], which includes all the conductor'...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Let’s End the Covid Blame Games
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Let’s End the Covid Blame Games

Nov. 30, 2021 By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist Over the summer, as Covid cases started rising from their midyear lows, it became popular to blame Republicans for fueling the pandemic. The argument was that Covid had become a red-state scourge because of lower rates of mask-wearing and vaccination ...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY Times Needs a Better Proofreader
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: NY Times Needs a Better Proofreader

The flood of fake and poorly made masks, they say, are a threat to public health because they give people a false sense of security, increasing the likelihood that someone might be exposed to the virus while attending class, a music concert or when traveling by plane. Of course we all know that thi...
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our first Adolphe Adams Our First Le Postillon de Lonjumeau
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Our first Adolphe Adams Our First Le Postillon de Lonjumeau

I'm having a great time exploring the rarities you've been unearthing, Len, and this one with Michael Spyres sure looks like a winner! Thanks! :D
by maestrob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The young Stephen Hough: Virgin/EMI 9-CD set
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: The young Stephen Hough: Virgin/EMI 9-CD set

Under the label "Erato," [67291] all of Hough's recordings made for Virgin and EMI are now available in one one-inch thick boxed set at a very reasonable price. Includes concertos by Mozart (9/21); Brahms (1/2); Liszt albums, a Schumann disc, a Britten solo piano disc, and two "Piano Album" 1 and 2...
by maestrob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘Like Fresh Meat’: Detailing Rampant Sex Harassment in Australia’s Parliament
Replies: 0
Views: 57

‘Like Fresh Meat’: Detailing Rampant Sex Harassment in Australia’s Parliament

COMMENT: Our legislatures, both in Washington & New York State, have been accused of having the identical culture as in this report, so nothing new. Still, such a revolting culture in the 21st century, when we know better, continues unchecked. A sweeping report lays out a cloistered, alcohol-fueled...
by maestrob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Quote of the Day
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Quote of the Day

“Music is very regenerating when performed. If you write it, that’s giving, that’s the investment. When you hear it back, you get back the gross, and your system automatically takes out the investment and determines the profit in joy.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swvEsprdrh0 — Duke Ellington, s...
by maestrob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could Roads Recharge Electric Cars? The Technology May Be Close.
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Could Roads Recharge Electric Cars? The Technology May Be Close.

But challenges await, including technical issues, regulatory barriers and many miles of highway. By Kerry Hannon Nov. 29, 2021 Electric vehicles are getting a lot of buzz. Yet sales of electric vehicles, or EVs, are expected to amount to less than 4 percent of passenger vehicle sales in the United ...
by maestrob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera’s Conductor Drops Out of ‘Figaro’
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Met Opera’s Conductor Drops Out of ‘Figaro’

It takes a lot of preparation time to learn how to conduct Mozart, and I'm guessing Nezet-Seguin found that out. Good for him for recognizing his limitations. It's really hard to say "no." I like James Gaffigan, but don't know the other two replacement conductors. Hope everything goes well. We shoul...