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by david johnson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not much to report lately, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Not much to report lately, but ...

It is nice to receive your message. I am mostly exploring Bach cantatas in my current listening. I have visited some area historic cemeteries and landmarks and sounded Taps or Amazing Grace for those I knew who are there. Last week I videoed that at the local, tiny, African American cemetery. Most f...
by david johnson
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Star Anna Netrebko Is Hospitalized With Covid-19
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Opera Star Anna Netrebko Is Hospitalized With Covid-19

What could possibly go wrong with a Putin vaccine? oh, yeah...that guy that who was poisoned recently! Get well. Anna :)
by david johnson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer

If he signed on as announcer rather than programmer he fouled up. 'Dead white men' is racist. MPR should have given him some programming leeway. Both sides messed it up.
by david johnson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Werner: Bach Cantata Box
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Fritz Werner: Bach Cantata Box

Thank you, guys.
by david johnson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Werner: Bach Cantata Box
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Fritz Werner: Bach Cantata Box

Bach/Sacred Cantatas/Werner/SW German Chamber Orchestra - I picked up the Bach Sacred Cantata box (Erato) from Arkivmusic for $20.00 on sale. I had been considering this type of purchase, but was thinking of the more expensive versions. Since I had none of these works this seemed the way to go. The ...
by david johnson
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The End of Social Security ?
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: The End of Social Security ?

LOL...I take it that you all do not care for the current President. :lol:
by david johnson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barbirolli Edition (109 CDs) arrived today!
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Barbirolli Edition (109 CDs) arrived today!

Wow...it'll take you 20 years to listen and review all that!
by david johnson
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Bergman: The Magic Flute (1975)
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Bergman: The Magic Flute (1975)

I have seen that one several times. I used it in my jr high music classes.
by david johnson
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dvorak St. Quartet 12
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Dvorak St. Quartet 12

Thank you. I sense a set in my near future :)
by david johnson
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dvorak St. Quartet 12
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Dvorak St. Quartet 12

I'm hearing it now. I doubt I've heard it before. I am behind in my quartet explorations! Very enjoyable. Vlach Quartet/Naxos. You guys have any other recommendations for it?
by david johnson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Florence Beatrice Price
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Florence Beatrice Price

maestrorob, that is the one. I enjoyed it very much.
by david johnson
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Florence Beatrice Price
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Florence Beatrice Price

I am unfamiliar with her, so I am listening to her Sym. #1 in e minor - John Jeter/Fort Smith Symphony. I enjoy the tonal texture she creates.
by david johnson
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Conservatives motivated by fear
Replies: 18
Views: 1132

Re: Conservatives motivated by fear

The conservative part of me has no relationship with fear! Neither does my liberal aspect.
by david johnson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robo calls on longline commencing again! (Ugh)
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Robo calls on longline commencing again! (Ugh)

I always get a few - they used to be car warranty expiration, now they must be body part expiration (calls from odd sounding med groups). I get some that don't leave a message.
by david johnson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TV ads (again) way too much!
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: TV ads (again) way too much!

I most always mute the ads, but will watch ones I find amusing.
by david johnson
Sun May 24, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump demands governors allow churches to open
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

Re: Trump demands governors allow churches to open

Go to w-mart, go to the bars, go to Kroger, go to the beach...but don't you dare go to worship services. Makes no sense! My community is steaming church services. Also, my home church is open for Sunday AM with pews roped off, face masks, hand sanitizer, individual communion service, etc.
by david johnson
Mon May 18, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Must Go
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Re: Trump Must Go

I say Trump must stay … if the only alternative is a contemporary 'progressive'.
by david johnson
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing
Replies: 36
Views: 8581

Re: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing

Things are fine w/me. Musically, I am retraining my trumpet chops. I had to lay off playing while recovering from a bypass, and then I developed a tooth infection, which is bad for 'bypassers'. A tooth extraction put more delay in practice time. Yesterday I had a great day running through fundamenta...
by david johnson
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rice: Don't Let the Chinese Set the Narrative
Replies: 11
Views: 3347

Re: Rice: Don't Let the Chinese Set the Narrative

Do not trust the Communist Chinese Govt. in this.
by david johnson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: PM notice
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Re: PM notice

I understand. Thank you, Lance.
by david johnson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: F. W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

Re: F. W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)

I haven't seen that Joan of Arc.
by david johnson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: F. W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

Re: F. W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)

I've seen that. Ever try "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"?
by david johnson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: PM notice
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

PM notice

I got a private message notice here. When I checked, nothing was there. First time it has happened to me. Do any of you get there, too?
by david johnson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!
Replies: 5
Views: 2417

Re: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!

Lance has given words of wisdom :) While staying home, I have listened to several recordings of Ormandy/Philly from the 1950s. Very enjoyable playing.
by david johnson
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edward H. Tarr has passed on
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Re: Edward H. Tarr has passed on

I still have some of those Nonesuch LPs. Nothing wrong with Ghitalla :)
by david johnson
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edward H. Tarr has passed on
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Edward H. Tarr has passed on

Musicologist, author, and trumpeter Ed Tarr has died. He was from the USA, but lived in Switzerland. He recorded many Renaissance and Baroque natural trumpet pieces. His Hummel recording is the one I have always prefered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIHXmF1Yyws&list=PLjQsyGmPDmPPhoHJJ2J803QTUUmA...
by david johnson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 16178

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Taking it easy here in AR. Listening to a lot of Ormandy, practicing trumpet. Eager for my first novel to be published - supposed to be soon. God bless all :)
by david johnson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 7235

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Taking it easy here in AR. Listening to a lot of Ormandy, practicing trumpet. Eager for my first novel to be published - supposed to be soon. God bless all :)
by david johnson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 9524

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

One of my sons has been a paramedic for years and teaches EMS at an area university. He says the covid19 fatality rate is 3%.
by david johnson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Enescu
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

Re: George Enescu

I have always enjoyed the music of Enescu. Lots of samples on youtube will help you out with fun listening.
by david johnson
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 57
Views: 11053

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

Better? No. I do listen to it much more than #8.
by david johnson
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 57
Views: 11053

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

I have never had a problem enjoying Bruckner's music :) But doesn't it give you the feeling that you'd rather be listening to something else? It's like Beethoven symphony number 1, which our local symphony performed last time out. Why? When we have 2 through 9. No, and I enjoy Beethoven's 1st quite...
by david johnson
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 57
Views: 11053

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

I have never had a problem enjoying Bruckner's music :)
by david johnson
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Phiharmonia's new conductor live
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

Re: Phiharmonia's new conductor live

Thanks for that info.
by david johnson
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Phiharmonia's new conductor live
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

Re: Phiharmonia's new conductor live

I have it on LP. I have not run into it otherwise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kknydVp_yoM
by david johnson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Phiharmonia's new conductor live
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

Re: Phiharmonia's new conductor live

I always enjoy the Kletzki/Philharmonia Prok 5. It's the only Prokofiev I've ever heard them do.
by david johnson
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang detained and interrogated
Replies: 7
Views: 4079

Re: Yuja Wang detained and interrogated

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:02 am
Was this related to coronavirus , if she was coming in from Asia ?
That was my first thought, but it sounded different than that. ...not that I would really know.
by david johnson
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A principal oboist from "the wrong school?" Oh my
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: A principal oboist from "the wrong school?" Oh my

There are plenty of Marcel Tabuteau recordings around. He was a magnificent player and also taught at Curtis Institute where he influenced many musicians. He is considered the 'founder of the American school' of oboe playing. Hear some good historical samples. https://marceltabuteau.com/recordings/o...
by david johnson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 7099

Re: Impeachment Thoughts

I believe nothing will change. Both Trump and those who are mad because Hil lost the election should be fined exorbitantly for nuisance behaviors and the $$ given to orphan's homes and vet hospitals.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philharmonia Orchestra
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: Philharmonia Orchestra

Brain and Alan Civil were in that horn section. Civil even guested on some Beatles records.
by david johnson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYTimes Editorial Endorsement
Replies: 5
Views: 4124

Re: NYTimes Editorial Endorsement

I heard of this on the news. I do not think those two can win the election. Andrew Yang is the Dem best choice for a good Prez.
by david johnson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!
Replies: 8
Views: 4319

Re: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!

I sometimes wonder what will happen, but I distrust progressives so much I can't believe them in much. I still view this as them being ticked that Trump beat Hil, not that they care a rip what he has or hasn't done.
by david johnson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: R.I.P., Barry Tuckwell .
Replies: 18
Views: 7729

Re: R.I.P., Barry Tuckwell .

:( sad news. A superb hornist.
by david johnson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?
Replies: 4
Views: 3716

Re: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?

It is a superb work. Nothing low about it, except Johnny Cash's bass voice :) I am not a great cm fan, but the further back in the genre you go the more folkish it is. I grew up around that style and understand it, therefore I find it enjoyable. The closer it gets to country-western, the less I like...
by david johnson
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our First Porgy and Bess
Replies: 4
Views: 2702

Re: Our First Porgy and Bess

Wow, those are great paintings :)