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by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

From Biden's CDC today, per WAPO, a warning for Australia, rest of World,too: "Cases are spiking in Michigan, placing the state among the worst of the nation's hot zones. Michigan needs to “shut things down" rather than try to lean more heavily on vaccines , said Rochelle Walensky, director of the C...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 171
Views: 7851

Re: TrumpReich in action

Do you think any of them were also carrying AK-47's? :mrgreen: The criminal GOP and Trump morons will kill us through lies and stupidity as well.From WAPO today: " ... some U.S. politicians have begun to boast that their communities are nearing herd immunity. This weekend, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

Fww, the Vine program was excellent, extensive comments by the composer and pianist, too : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUpmBhII5b0 The program about Vine's First Sonata also mentions his 4th Sonata I had not heard. Here 'tis, the 4th, composed in 2019. A cd of several of his solo piano works is...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

I have heard none of the programs , but will probably hear the Carl Vine as I enjoy his solo piano music, have a cd of his three sonatas and Anne Landa Preludes although I prefer his 3rd Sonata over Nos. 1 and 2. ( at YT ). Fww, the Vine program was excellent, extensive comments by the composer and...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 17
Views: 171

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

WAPO op ed today suggests calling Manchin's bluff: "Instead of trying to make sense of Manchin’s impulsive answers and contradictory statements, the White House should enlist him in this project: Find 10 Republican senators who will support a bill that all 50 Democrats will still support. Manchin ob...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Loneliness, Anxiety and Loss: the Covid Pandemic’s Terrible Toll on Kids
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Loneliness, Anxiety and Loss: the Covid Pandemic’s Terrible Toll on Kids

From AxiosAM Newsletter today: " ' All the things that could prolong the COVID pandemic are playing out right in front of our eyes,' Axios health care editor Sam Baker writes. Why it matters: Although the pace of vaccinations is still strong, experts fear it's about to slow down. In some parts of th...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

barney wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:02 am
This looks unmissable! I can't keep up!!! :(
I have heard none of the programs , but will probably hear the Carl Vine as I enjoy his solo piano music, have a cd of his three sonatas and Anne Landa Preludes although I prefer his 3rd Sonata over Nos. 1 and 2. ( at YT ).
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash

It was wonderful to see former golfer Lee Elder recognized , an Asian woman win , and an Asian man win at major golf tournaments this week --- all in “ stop the steal “ Georgia.

Sushi for the 2022 Masters Champions Dinner ! Love it.
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Cliburn programs for pianophiles

I have not heard any of these yet , but may .You can sign up for their newsletter. https://tinyurl.com/k5ymjd59 Biweekly on Sundays—2:00 p.m. CT Cliburn Masterpiece is a series that examines the who, what, when, where, and how of the greatest piano works. Cliburn laureates and other esteemed special...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

Vitezslav Novak’s ( 1870-1949) Piano Sonata “Eroica “, Op.24 ( 1900 ), Frantisek Rauch,pianist, from my Suraphon cd set to the composer’s complete solo piano works played by Rauch. For awhile, the Sonata was in the active recital repertoire of Ignanz Friedman. Here audio plus score: https://www.yout...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash

Does the Murdoch family also support the Liberal Party in Australia and the Tories inUK ? Other governments ?
by Rach3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings

Recordings made in 1940 for Vatican Radio , extraordinary playing, the pianist at age 48: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ygOhhZg98 Chopin Scherzo No.1,Op.20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSk9BQzQwjg Liszt,Legend No.2, “St.Paul Walking on the Waves “ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL8U646ygws C...
by Rach3
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Faure's Piano Trio
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Faure's Piano Trio

I have several of Gabriel Faure’s ( 1845 -1924 ) chamber works, but had not heard his Piano Trio, Op.120 ( 1923) before, a wonderfully lyrical, uncomplicated work for late - Faure, here the ATOS Trio , live video from a performance in Berlin, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS3oDLxslZA ( 18 mi...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz is well and truly furgled
Replies: 53
Views: 880

Re: Gaetz took Bahama trip with female escorts, all paid for by a weed tycoon & donor; Gaetz Fla. crony likely to cop a

maestrob wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:06 am
Gaetz's career looks more & more like badly burned toast to me each day.

He's now implicated in a "ghost candidate" scheme in either Florida or Texas, or both.

Gaetz and Tucker Carlson , today's GOP in less than 25 words.
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alexei Lubimov
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Pianist Alexei Lubimov

Not sure about the box, but he had no fear. Here he is playing live the 6th Piano Sonata (1988) of Galina Ustvolskaya. I have a recording of her Piano Concerto and Symphony No.1 and Grand Duo for Cello and Violin, all great , but earlier than that Sonata. Shostakovich proposed marriage to her, but s...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

The Schubert rarely-done is a great work IMHO, with its haunting opening theme. Do give it a chance! I did decide to hear the Schubert from the Fischer recital.Enjoyed.My first hearing of it as well. Of my 3 first hearings on this recital , decided to purchase a 320kpbs mp3 download from Presto of ...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

I am a huge Faure fan , but have no recording of his presumably early First Violin Sonata,Op.13 ( or any any later ) , and do not recall ever hearing the First ( or any later ) . Delightful here. I did not hear the Mozart ( 28 ??!! ), nor the Schubert . I am also a huge Poulenc fan, yet his extraord...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Mississippi, 73,000 Vaccine Slots and Few Takers
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: In Mississippi, 73,000 Vaccine Slots and Few Takers

“There isn’t one right way to communicate about vaccines, but you need multiple messages with multiple messengers,” said Dr. Frieden, who leads the health advocacy group Resolve to Save Lives. “And people don’t want to hear from politicians.” One right way is to suggest criminal sanctions.We dont s...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

Franck's D Minor (Albert Wolff/Lamoureux) Saint-Saens' Fourth Piano Concerto (Casadesus/Bernstein) That S-S 4th PC recording is wonderful, mine the Columbia lp, coupled with some Faure. Try to hear the Cortot / Munch 4th on Naxos, too.Think it's at YT. I feel the big theme of the final mov. is almo...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 17
Views: 171

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

As with most politicians, his first priority is getting re-elected.He could "hide" among all the Dems on 2nd Impeachment and point to 10 GOP votes as well ( I think West Virginia GOP Gov. Justice also supported 2nd Impeachment ), and knew the Relief Act would be popular in WVA , but this time he see...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Senate parliamentarian to let Democrats bypass GOP filibuster on two more bills
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Senate parliamentarian to let Democrats bypass GOP filibuster on two more bills

NYT today 4/8: “Right now, the U.S. raises less corporate tax revenue as a share of economic output than almost all other advanced economies,” Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley of The Times write.The justification for the tax cuts has often been that the economy as a whole will benefit — that lower ...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 171
Views: 7851

Re: TrumpReich in action

April 7, 2021 NYT : "The political arm of House Republicans is deploying a prechecked box to enroll donors into repeating monthly donations — and using ominous language to warn them of the consequences if they opt out: “If you UNCHECK this box, we will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.” And call...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

77-year old Eliso Virasaladze in Tokyo, 2020.Challenging program. I forgot how long-winded Tchaivovsky can be ; “Novellette" similarly long-winded, for me. Not sure I had ever heard all the Prokofieff “Sarcasms”, wonderful work ,playing.She had her hands full in the well-known Toccata , perhaps slig...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Pence Team for 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 62

The Pence Team for 2024

Per AxiosAm today, for Pence's new 501(c)(4) " non-profit ": " The advisory board includes Kellyanne Conway, Jim DeMint, Ed Feulner, former Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Newt and Callista Gingrich, Heritage Foundation President Kay James, Larry Kudlow, Robert Lighthizer, Club for Growth Presi...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta over Georgia voting law
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta over Georgia voting law

From NYT today: The new Georgia law is intended to be a partisan power grab. It is an attempt to win elections by changing the rules rather than persuading more voters. It’s inconsistent with the basic ideals of democracy. But if it’s intent is clear, its impact is less so. It may not have the profo...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

Thomas Ades’ Piano Concerto, Kirill Gerstein, pianist and for whom the work written, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony,under Ades himself, in Feb.,2020, a “proper piano concerto” per Gerstein: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000twbs ( About 15 minutes into the broadcast. ) I had heard the work befo...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Transgender Childhood Is Not a ‘Trend’
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Transgender Childhood Is Not a ‘Trend’

The Arkansas GOP controlled House and Senate today over-rode the GOP Governor's recent veto of the new Arkansas law that reportedly prohibits transition procedures even if already under way.In other words, the bill contains no " grandfather " provision, one of the Governor's concerns and reasons for...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ship of Fools ?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Ship of Fools ?

maestrob wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:49 am
Only in Texas, Florida, Mississippi, etc. Who knows, maybe we'll have to institute border checks! :oops: :mrgreen:

Another job for ICE?
Good idea, since Mexico won’t take Texas back now even for free, nor Spain take Florida.Mississippi can’t even keep the water on in its capital city.
by Rach3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 171
Views: 7851

Re: TrumpReich in action

“You see a common pattern in the Capitol insurrectionists. They are mainly middle-class to upper-middle-class whites . . .” Absolutely. You could tell that just from looking at their dress and pricey equipment. It’s a myth fondly adhered to by Trumpologues that the Maganderthals come from the worki...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 171
Views: 7851

Re: TrumpReich in action

Who attacked the Capitol Jan. 6 ? By Alan Feuer NYT April 6, 2021 Updated 11:35 a.m. ET When the political scientist Robert Pape began studying the issues that motivated the 380 or so people arrested in connection with the attack against the Capitol on Jan. 6, he expected to find that the rioters we...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

The remarkable early Shostakovich Piano Trio No.1, Op.8, another lesson how to pack great music into 13 minutes, my very fine ca.1995 recording a Naxos cd by the Stockholm Arts Trio , also at YT, but here a live: Sjostakovitsj: Pianotrio nr. 1 in c, op. 8 Janine Jansen, viool Torleif Thedéen, cello...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ship of Fools ?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Ship of Fools ?

From AxiosAM today: "A near-capacity crowd of 38,238 filled Globe Life Field outside Dallas to watch the Texas Rangers lose 6-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays, "marking the largest publicly documented attendance at an event during the COVID-19 pandemic," the Dallas Morning News reports (subscription)."Man...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘The Most Unsafe Workplace’? Parliament, Australian Women Say
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: ‘The Most Unsafe Workplace’? Parliament, Australian Women Say

And apparently not simply " believe all women."
by Rach3
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

The remarkable early Shostakovich Piano Trio No.1, Op.8, another lesson how to pack great music into 13 minutes, my very fine ca.1995 recording a Naxos cd by the Stockholm Arts Trio , also at YT, but here a live: Sjostakovitsj: Pianotrio nr. 1 in c, op. 8 Janine Jansen, viool Torleif Thedéen, cello ...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John Boehner's book
Replies: 4
Views: 101

John Boehner's book

Politico has some excerpts I've further reduced as the article is linked here.Always fun to read someone you agree with, if not very enlightening,and guess I wish Boehner had been more outspoken,courageous at the time: https://tinyurl.com/4syn6j3f " In the 2010 midterm election, voters from all over...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of Tasmanian composer Don Kay
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Music of Tasmanian composer Don Kay

Takes a bit of getting used to, but after some re-hearings,I've also come to enjoy the his Cello Sonata,link earlier here.
by Rach3
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

PT Barnum proved right -- again. Hopefully there will be a criminal investigation.
by Rach3
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rachmaninoff's "Russian Easter " from his Op.5 Two-piano Suite
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Rachmaninoff's "Russian Easter " from his Op.5 Two-piano Suite

Rachmaninoff’s “ Russian Easter “ from his first Suite for Two Pianos, Op.5, Argerich and Rabinovitch ( mine a 70's RCA lap of both Suites by Vronsky and Babin ) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-428Ew1zqF4 ( 3 minutes )

Russian Orthodox Easter is May 2 this year.
by Rach3
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Used to Think the Remedy for Bad Speech Was More Speech. Not Anymore.
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: I Used to Think the Remedy for Bad Speech Was More Speech. Not Anymore.

The Founders never dreamed that 40 % of the population would be self-centered suckers, or that much of the media would be propaganda shills , not "news". If so, they may have crafted the 1st Amendment more precisely, or simply still concluded , " A democracy, if you can keep it ", a challenge to whi...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Suspect dead and Capitol Police officer stabbed, another injured after car rams into barrier outside Senate building
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Suspect dead and Capitol Police officer stabbed, another injured after car rams into barrier outside Senate building

I hope the members of Congress who complained about too much security at the US Capitol are ashamed of themselves. They owe the murdered police officer an apology and may bear some responsibility for his death. It is reported that one week ago some of the barricades, fencing,etc., were taken down.
by Rach3
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Repair services for boys ( and men )
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Repair services for boys ( and men )

The New Yorker Newsletter Daily Shouts Servicing Your Boy By Evan Waite April 2, 2021 Is your boy beginning to show signs of toxic masculinity? Unnecessary aggression? Starting to look up to Dan Bilzerian? Then come on down to Lou’s Boy-Repair Shop! We’ll get your boy up and accessing the full range...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945401

Re: What I listened to today

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71VekW9dMkL._AC_UY436_QL65_.jpg British composer York Bowen (1884-1961) is a name that I'm familiar with but I had not heard any of his music until today. Quite agree about Bowen's excellence ,although I have none of his chamber music so thanks for this recommend...
by Rach3
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listening to Music in the Desert at Dawn
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Listening to Music in the Desert at Dawn

... I love to birdwatch-we have birdfeeders right out our window and they're eating me out of house and home! They even try to get into the house sometimes! Agreed. I buy my " wild bird food " in 50 lb. bags, my safflower seed in 20 lb. bags ( for just 2 feeders ! ), and my suet squares in 10 -pack...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz is well and truly furgled
Replies: 53
Views: 880

Re: Trump ally Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) Is Said to Face Justice Dept. Inquiry Over Sex With an Underage Girl

CNN Gaetz showed nude photos and videos of women he said he'd slept with to lawmakers on the House floor, multiple sources tell CNN https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/01/politics/matt-gaetz-photos-women/index.html Guess Gaetz not the only one who may be in trouble.A fish rots from the head. McCabe is righ...
by Rach3
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Lets F.C.C. Relax Limits on Media Ownership
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Supreme Court Lets F.C.C. Relax Limits on Media Ownership

Even “Beer” Kavanaugh agrees the evidence supporting the FCC loosened rule is “sparse” , but says Ok. As figured, incompetent Thomas once again rules against women and minorities, in his continuing revenge for the Anita Hill hearings, a ruling his alt . right wife , who tweeted real time encourageme...