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by Rach3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greatest chamber work
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: Greatet chamber work

I defer to others here, but if I recall the physicist Albert Einstein had the slow mov. of Beethoven’s Op.135 Quartet played at Einstein’s funeral ?

Not “greatest” candidates perhaps , but a couple favs of mine are the Ravel Piano Trio and Brahms 3rd Piano Quartet,Op.60.
by Rach3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

I thought this issue had been already reviewed by the Supreme Court? No expert here, but I think that wedding cake case did not decide the issue, but only concluded the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was “hostile to religion” and therefore their administrative decisions against the baker were unf...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

Iowa GOP latest, coming soon to a State near you: Bill cutting funding for a preschool program which cuts will eliminate approx. 2600 low income children from using the program. Forgot, a Bill establishing a separate ,parallel system of 100% publicly funded schools , answerable only to State Board ...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

Iowa GOP latest, coming soon to a State near you: Bill permitting business owners to discriminate against gays , probably others, based on owners’ religious beliefs. Bill eliminating liability of gun dealers for lawful sales. Bill cutting funding for a preschool program which cuts will eliminate app...
by Rach3
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1279
Views: 930474

Re: What I listened to today

While I won't be adding such an expensive CD to my library just for the Rouse, I can heartily recommend Katherine Bryan's playing on this well-recorded CD, as well as the very individual yet tonal writing of Rouse's Concerto. I also enjoy the Rouse Flute Concerto.Mine is a $4 320kpbs mp3 from Prest...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

As of March 2, 2021, and just since Session started Jan. 4,2021,bills pending or passed by the alt.right Iowa GOP ,which controls the legislature and GOP Governor : Latest today from the treasonous, fascist Iowa GOP, per Iowa Public Radio: "Republicans on an Iowa House panel have advanced a bill th...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without Backpackers to Pick Them, Crops Rot by the Ton in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Without Backpackers to Pick Them, Crops Rot by the Ton in Australia

And the wine grapes ??!! If not already damaged by the fires and smoke-taint ?

"Once, during Prohibition, I had to live for several days on only food and water." WC Fields.
by Rach3
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Tenors
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Tenors

Many thanks for this. Folks here may wish to consider a NYT subscription if NYT has a special offer. I recently subscribed at US $50 for first yr. (excluding the Sunday edition) for the on-line edition.Can cancel anytime. Maybe NYT will give you a freebie here.The sound is remarkably good. All extra...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

Watch for this to happen in every Republican-controlled state soon, folks! They don't have to secede, just "transform" the rule of law! Never forget. Yep,and if it's "patriotic" to leave pipe bombs near the US Capitol on the day of an important vote Jan.6, why not elsewhere, since Trump said he lov...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: From Tea Party to Trump: The continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

As of March 2, 2021, and just since Session started Jan. 4,2021,bills pending or passed by the alt.right Iowa GOP ,which controls the legislature and GOP Governor : Penalties for rioting and other protest-related offenses would increase under a bill advancing in the Iowa Senate. Under the bill, driv...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lars Vogt's new Janacek cd
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Pianist Lars Vogt's new Janacek cd

New Ondine cd of pianist Lars Vogt , solo works of Janacek ( Sonata 1905,In the Mists,On an Overgrown Path ) , complete cd here for free listening. Been more impressed with Vogt lately than I was earlier in his career. Large-scaled playing very effective here, for me better to hear over 2 separate l...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1279
Views: 930474

Re: What I listened to today

An interesting BBC program, I thought might be of interest. I prefer my Wagner in small doses so these selections were ideal,especially since my first hearing of Ms.Stimme. The Violin Concerto of Icelander Daniel Bjarnason was very interesting, would hear again, the main reason I decided to hear the...
by Rach3
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Far-right MAGAnderthals are weaponizing Christianity
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Far-right MAGAnderthals are weaponizing Christianity

Good warning. From Axios today: " President Trump didn't have to punish his critics in Congress — his allies back in the states instantly and eagerly did the dirty work. Why it matters: * Virtually every Republican who supported impeachment was censured back home, or threatened with a primary challe...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4328
Views: 1532156

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

The Naxos 2-cd set of Korngold's "Die Tote Stadt" arrived today, my first hearing.The cd is a Swedish Opera live production in 1996.My used copy from an Amazon seller is in great condition, complete with booklet, and I could not turn down the price: $2 cd,$4 s&h,total $6. Sound is a little distant a...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GO VANCE GO!
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: GO VANCE GO!

maestrob wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:13 am
The thing is, I don't know if this applies to a case where the IRS can prove fraud.
Some answers, perhaps:

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail ... 9896261788

Bottom line: Trump is in trouble.
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GO VANCE GO!
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: GO VANCE GO!

The thing is, I don't know if this applies to a case where the IRS can prove fraud. I don’t know, but I believe if IRS started its audit within 6 years of any particular return ( eg.a 2010 return due in 2011 could be audited until 2017), they are ok, the 10 year limitation applying only after IRS w...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This 105-Year-Old Beat Covid. She Credits Gin-Soaked Raisins.
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: This 105-Year-Old Beat Covid. She Credits Gin-Soaked Raisins.

barney wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 pm
I heartly endorse the gin-soaked raisins plan, except I omit the raisins. :D
LOL!!
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 5194

Re: TrumpReich in action

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 pm
”TDS? Our fam’ly yuse to call it Doo-doo Economicz. Now it goes by jest plain ol’ Wonder Woman White Bread.”[/b][/size]
LOL !!
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 5194

Re: TrumpReich in action

...America the beautiful. IF interested, more on Justice Thomas’ dissent in the PA case, Sen.Lee on the Trump election suits: https://www.yahoo.com/news/dissent-justice-thomas-election-case-223407739.html https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/11/23/21591535/donald-trump-election-legal-challenge-pennsyl...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who knew pillows were dangerous to the Country ?!
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Pillow fight

Excerpt from NYT 2/23 re: Dominion lawsuit against My Pillow: " ...The complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and also named MyPillow, alleged that Mr. Lindell “exploited” false claims about election fraud to support his company’s sales... “Lindell — a tal...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne plays live Beethoven's Opa.110,111 Sonatas
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Pianist Steven Osborne plays live Beethoven's Opa.110,111 Sonatas

In Glasgow, Scotland, March,2020.A pianist I follow, with a catholic repertoire. A natural , warm-toned inevitability to much of his playing here , the final mov. of Op.110 luminous and majestic , a heart-rending transition into the middle andante, then a well-paced inspiring conclusion. How to play...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?

Fww, Solomon plays the Chopin "Berceuse" and first 17 variations ( rest not at YT, unfortunately) of Brahms' Handel Variations, from the APR cd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O8rbQ6Hi2M (Chopin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3SViy7zY2Y&t=40s (Brahms)
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 5194

Re: TrumpReich in action

GOP.Sen. and wacko Trumpist Utah’s Mike Lee spent the weekend doing a big GOP fund raiser in Florida at Mar-A-Lago for his 2022 Senate campaign, $10600 per couple, per MSNBC. AOC and Beto were raising over $5M for distraught Texans and both personally there. SCOTUS Justice Thomas was unfit, intellec...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ted Cruz lashes out at critics of his Cancun getaway & lame gaffes afterwards
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Ted Cruz lashes out at critics of his Cancun getaway & lame gaffes afterwards

Unlike Australia, the American public seems barely if at all capable of reasonable thought these days, except when threatened with the extinction of democracy itself. I would except from your except 95% of the GOP and most of the 72M who voted for Trump even in 2020.For those, democracy is Trumpism...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scrapped Plans for London Concert Hall Sour Mood for U.K. Musicians
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Scrapped Plans for London Concert Hall Sour Mood for U.K. Musicians

When, if ever, will we return to normal? Brian Sue and I talk about this constantly. Regards, Len From WAPO newsletter tonight: "When will daily life resume? When will it be safe to hug or party or sing karaoke or do X thing, like normal? No one knows. Uncertainty is perhaps the only thing U.S. pub...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?

maestrob wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:41 pm

Don't have that, but will seek it out.
The APR also has his notable Chopin “Berceuse.”
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SCOTUS Conference tomorrow - Danger
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: SCOTUS Conference tomorrow - Danger

Thanks for the update, Steve. Please keep us informed, as you seem to be the only one here able to navigate and interpret the SCOTUS website. It appears SCOTUS today dismissed all the GOP challenges before SCOTUS to the 10000 segregated Pennsylvania ballots,and any other challenges to the PA electi...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bloom off the Texas rose ?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Bloom off the Texas rose ?

NYT today, 2/22 , on the myopia, failure of Texas’ conservatives: "Texas can be the future." You can make a case that the U.S. state with the brightest long-term economic future is Texas. It’s a more affordable place to live than much of the Northeast or West Coast and still has powerful ways to dra...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evangelical Christian prophets proclaim the Resurrection . . . of the Donald
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Evangelical Christian prophets proclaim the Resurrection . . . of the Donald

Not only the prophets, but also the fascist GOP: Axios today, 2/22: In his first post-presidential appearance, Donald Trump plans to send the message next weekend that he is Republicans' "presumptive 2024 nominee" with a vise grip on the party's base, top Trump allies tell me. A longtime adviser cal...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist

After listening to Lamond and then Cziffra I've changed my mind and now think that Grinberg played glissandi. Your first impression may have been correct.She does sound a bit more like Cziffra and Lamond, even though quicker, smoother than either, and bit more more distinct than some like Kissin,Mo...
by Rach3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Can you believe this review of pianist Solomon?

The reviewer has apparently not heard Solomon’s rightly celebrated recording of the Brahms Handel Variations, mine the APR cd of his HMV recordings, one of the great readings of the work, which leads me to question the reviewer’s opinions, even though limited to LbV.
by Rach3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sokolov Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Sokolov Interview

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:19 pm
Same here, more often disagree, but can recommend his live Prokofiev 7th Sonata at YT, especially the darkened last mov. “Precipitato”.
Forgot the link. Here is Sokolov's "Precipitato". Must-see TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwji3k0v_AM
by Rach3
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist

I'd be interested to know if you thought she actually played the double octaves at the end of the Waldstein or used the thumb for glissandi. I think you are correct that she actually played them. Here is Frederick Lamond in 1930 actually playing them as far as I can tell: https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1279
Views: 930474

Re: What I listened to today

Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt's "Don Juan " Fantasy , live video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE9g8pW6vGM
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist

I listened to her "Moonlight" and "Waldstein" here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq7lxeZY2BU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QuAL37Mxs4

Remarkable. Individual ideas and playing.Reminds me a bit of Ansel Adams' b&w photographs.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How to live to 111
Replies: 3
Views: 112

How to live to 111

Wine, beer, good food, and German.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/ ... 60-vpx.cnn

Many of you have at least 3 of the requirements.Maybe get to 95.

Think I’ll have another glass now.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony

barney wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:16 pm
... But lying and toadying are skills universally appreciated by employers. :D
Bingo ! The epithet for our times, but not for the times when America or Australia were founded.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ted Cruz lashes out at critics of his Cancun getaway & lame gaffes afterwards
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Ted Cruz lashes out at critics of his Cancun getaway & lame gaffes afterwards

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:40 pm
Ted’s presidential hopes have flown off to Cancun.

“Montezuma’s revenge” deja vu.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sokolov Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Sokolov Interview

maestrob wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:30 am
Still, Sokolov can make incredible music, although I don't always agree with him...
Same here, more often disagree, but can recommend his live Prokofiev 7th Sonata at YT, especially the darkened last mov. “Precipitato”.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony

Bottom line : When you have committed to a big mortgage, car payments, private school tuition, it's hard to be principled, especially if getting a bit long in the tooth or have a skill set for DC - type work that is not easily transferrable.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: Maria Grinberg, outstanding pianist

As a fan of Russian pianists from that era I sampled Grinberg's LvB complete PS collection. To be blunt, I was underwhelmed but then again I was only sampling and maybe this will require a relistening from me. The only Grinberg recordings I have are a 320kbps mp3 of her LvB "Hammerklavier", and 4 S...
by Rach3
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glenn Gould Columbia Edition
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: Glenn Gould Columbia Edition

Playing through the entire Glenn Gould collection is a bit like Forrest Gump's comment on a box of chocolate, "you never know what you're going to get". I began recording my responses after CD #45 and this was a few years ago now. The following had three stars out of three.... 68 - R. Strauss, Sona...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evangelical Christian prophets proclaim the Resurrection . . . of the Donald
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Evangelical Christian prophets proclaim the Resurrection . . . of the Donald

Surely God will not permit the resurrection of someone who eats like this: https://www.yahoo.com/news/washington-restaurant-staff-spill-secrets-230315270.html FritoLays chips ?! Well-done steak ( which I understand he smothers in ketchup )?! Fortunately,he does not drink as would be a waste of good,...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4328
Views: 1532156

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Modest Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition has fascinated me since I first heard the Ravel orchestral version in a recording by Fritz Reiner as a young lad. I have a Vox Turnabout lp ( poor sound ) of Alfred Brendel playing "Pictures" recorded in the early '50's.The lp also has him playing " Is...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1279
Views: 930474

Re: What I listened to today

The Chausson Op.21 Concert again, love the work. From BBC Radio 3: " The Calidore String Quartet conclude their Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend series of recitals at St Marys', Tetbury, with a work by the Pulitzer Prize winning American, Caroline Shaw. They're then joined by two more former Radio 3 New ...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: OT We Get Lucky On Covid Vaccine
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: OT We Get Lucky On Covid Vaccine

We got our first Moderna last week, final one to be March 12. The trick will be to see if there is adequate supply and /or further weather delays in shipments and/or further manufacturing glitches.The Moderna is to be given 28 days apart.Some experts say 6 weeks ok if absolutely necessary ; beyond t...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chic Corea,Friedrich Gulda play Mozart K.365
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Chic Corea,Friedrich Gulda play Mozart K.365

I have that Jarrett recording of the DSCH Op.87, and enjoy it greatly.No jazz influences to my ear. . I do wish both Richter and Gilels had recorded more of them, though. Even the composer himself never recorded a complete set. Richter in "Notebooks": " I've played lots of his works...and sixteen o...