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by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

This racist theory is rooted in white supremacist panic. By Charles M. Blow Opinion Columnist April 11, 2021 On Thursday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson caused an uproar by promoting the racist, anti-Semitic, patriarchal and conspiratorial “white replacement theory.” Also known as the “great replacem...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945441

Re: What I listened to today

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61Ga7We0NFL._AC_UY436_QL65_.jpg This 2016 recording by violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, with the BBC Symphony led by Andrew Litton, finally makes a compelling case for Roy Harris' unjustly neglected Violin Concerto. Wonderfully recorded, Waley-Cohen draws out the me...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 171
Views: 7856

Re: TrumpReich in action

“A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain: You cannot have either until you have both. ” “A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you. ” --Ramsey Clark No matter wha...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945441

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.you...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hearing Aids for the Masses
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Hearing Aids for the Masses

Relatively simple technology and a change in government policy could unleash more innovation for Americans who have difficulty hearing. By Shira Ovide April 12, 2021 Updated 12:54 p.m. ET Today, let’s talk about relatively simple technology and a change in government policy that could unleash more ...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 17
Views: 172

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

Good point. I suspect that this is near what is being said to him privately right now, and that Manchin's various statements are meant for public consumption by his West Virginia voters in order to be sure that he stays in office. I'd be VERY surprised if he refuses to vote for Biden's agenda when i...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bruno Walter 77-CD complete edition, Sony
Replies: 6
Views: 2869

Re: Bruno Walter 77-CD complete edition, Sony

I'm resurrecting this thread o let everyone know that amazon currently has copies of the Bruno Walter Box available for a bit less than I paid in December 2019 ($166). It's now selling for $147, with free prime delivery. Grab it while you can if you haven't already! :D https://images-na.ssl-images-a...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555353

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

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51ldVrnoq9L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg Franz Schmidt composed his First Symphony when he was quite young, at age 22. Schmidt was a virtuoso cellist and pianist who played cello for many years in the Vienna Philharmonic (Mahler used to prefer him for solo work ove...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 1
Views: 13

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

Australia has given up on the goal of vaccinating its entire population against Covid-19 by the end of the year, following updated advice from health officials that younger people should not receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, as well as delays in the delivery of doses. The Australian government said l...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Covid-19 Taught Us About the High Cost of Isolation
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: What Covid-19 Taught Us About the High Cost of Isolation

Thanks, Joe. The doctor's absolutely spot-on in his analysis. Our friends are chafing at the bit, waiting for the CDC to say that it's safe for us to take off our masks. Looks like it won't be long now. Yesterday, 4.6 million of us were vaccinated. So far, only minimal symptoms have been reported in...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CEOs take aim at Georgia Dixiecats
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: CEOs take aim at Georgia Dixieists

CNBC Major U.S. companies take aim at Georgia’s new voting restrictions https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/major-us-companies-take-aim-at-georgias-new-voting-restrictions.html OK, so let's see what happens in Texas now..... The loser in a debate is invariably the one who gets angry and defensive. Thes...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Covid-19 Taught Us About the High Cost of Isolation
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: What Covid-19 Taught Us About the High Cost of Isolation

I do wish that the whole article could have been posted, but I get the point. Although we have both kept in touch with many friends around the world, my wife has lost quite a bit of her self confidence, much like the woman in the first part of the article, and we're 20 years younger. Not to mention ...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wax replica of Trump pulled after Texas museum visitors wouldn’t stop punching him in the face
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Wax replica of Trump pulled after Texas museum visitors wouldn’t stop punching him in the face

A February poll from YouGov and The Economist found that Trump was named the worst president in U.S. history.His base has remained strong in the two months since he left the White House, however. Trump is the top contender for the 2024 presidential GOP race, with a recent survey obtained by The Hil...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White-Lives-Matter Maganderthals rallied: Nobody showed.
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: White-Lives-Matter Maganderthals rallied: Nobody showed.

NBC 'White Lives Matter' rallies flop as hardly anyone shows up https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/white-lives-matter-rallies-flop-hardly-anyone-shows-rcna650 This line, delivered tongue-in-cheek I'm sure, made me LOL: The efforts behind Sunday’s rallies were “haphazard and ill-informed,” Squir...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:26 am
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

Rach3 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:01 pm
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.
Quite agree!
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

My copy came from Presto ... $9/USA. I have a few of this duo's recordings, Mendelssohn concertos for two pianos and four-hand/two piano music. They are a great duo who don't seem to be known as well as they should be. I don't have any of their Strauss CDs - yet. The Soler disc, however, is well wo...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: 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 specia...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!

Yes, I bought that long ago when it was first issued by Readers' Digest. You mentioned some were transferred to CD. What label would have done that. If it involved Moffo or Raskin, I was always a taker. Maybe I already have it. And, of course, anything with Wunderlich was a must. Anyone remember th...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 360

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

So I woke up to good news from Deep Discount, This morning I had an email from them confirming shipment of the Ormandy box, priced at $208.00 plus tax & shipping. So let's see what condition it is in when it arrives. And Barney, the stock certificate for the shares I own in our co-op are tucked away...
by maestrob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 360

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

I spoke to Universal this morning and they are aware of the Grumiaux box duplicate CD problem and were helpful. They have yet to decide whether to send out replacements directly or via the retailer, in my case Amazon. Thank-you Mike for that information. Would you be kind and post the phone number ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York, Finally, Taxes the Rich
Replies: 0
Views: 22

New York, Finally, Taxes the Rich

A budget that spends on education, homelessness and undocumented immigrants is the product of years of progressive politics, not a governor looking for a diversion. By Ginia Bellafante Published April 9, 2021 Updated April 11, 2021, 12:35 p.m. ET About a decade ago, it became increasingly common to...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:21 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

CNN CNN's Jim Acosta Comes This Close To Calling Tucker Carlson A Klansman https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jim-acosta-tucker-carlson-kkk-fox-news_n_60721fdac5b6616dcd791978 Frankly, I think a network like Fox News should not be allowed to exist. It certainly wouldn't last two minutes in France, Germ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Australia: Need New Skills? How About a Hug? The Women’s Shed Welcomes You.
Replies: 1
Views: 31

In Australia: Need New Skills? How About a Hug? The Women’s Shed Welcomes You.

In Australia, men’s sheds became a global model for helping “old boys” continue living meaningful lives. Now, women are starting their own. By Damien Cave April 11, 2021, 11:05 a.m. ET DAVOREN PARK, Australia — No one really knows when backyard sheds became meaningful to men, as a retreat and a pla...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”

Trump's rant not unlike Hitler's rants of the '30's.Except Hitler far more intelligent. This TrumpReich soldier gives "suckups" a bad name: https://www.yahoo.com/news/scoop-ohio-senate-candidate-josh-204632802.html You have to be pretty awful to be excluded from Trumpworld, don't you? Certainly, it...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!

If I had my druthers, Len, I would choose the Fritz Wunderlich titles and then the Susan Graham French CD.

Enjoy! :wink:
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings

This is a marvelous, even miraculous discovery!

Many thanks for posting about this, Rach3!

A copy is now winging its way home to my library. :D
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 360

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

John: Thanks for the tip, but I called my bank several days ago and they assured me that the trouble was not with them, as they have approved all transactions without a problem. I know that this is true because each transaction amount was shown quite clearly in the pending column on my online statem...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can the Meritocracy Find God?
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Can the Meritocracy Find God?

The secularization of America probably won’t reverse unless the intelligentsia gets religion. By Ross Douthat Opinion Columnist April 10, 2021 As is now traditional on the Easter holiday, I spent last Sunday hunting for eggs with my children, attending Mass, hiding more eggs at an aunt’s house so t...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation Over Republican Governor's Veto
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation Over Republican Governor's Veto

The measures, enacted over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, placed the state at the forefront of a national debate over police brutality and officers’ excessive use of force. By Michael Levenson and Bryan Pietsch April 10, 2021 Maryland lawmakers voted on Saturday to limit police officers’ use o...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

Blood Clots Linked to AstraZeneca Vaccine Stem From Rare Antibody Reaction New studies from Germany and Norway examined cases involving mostly younger people who developed serious and sometimes fatal blood disorders. By Denise Grady April 9, 2021 New research has identified unusual antibodies that ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”

The poison is still there. Never forget! :evil: As long as Trump is alive, I'll be collecting rent from that famous chill in my spine. He has been advised to continue behaving like a pompous jackass in order to keep at bay his early-onset dementia. Golly, Joe, I didn't realize that condition could ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden

The administration is under intensifying pressure to expand its capacity to care for as many as 35,000 unaccompanied minors, part of a wave of people crossing the border. By Michael D. Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Eileen Sullivan April 10, 2021 WASHINGTON — The desperate plea landed this week in t...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”

The poison is still there.

Never forget! :evil:

As long as Trump is alive, I'll be collecting rent from that famous chill in my spine.
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Army officer doubles down on rogue cops in Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Army officer doubles down on rogue cops in Virginia

And this happened in a state that is now Democrat-majority with a Democrat Governor (Ralph Northam).

Troglodytes have limited capacity for growth.

Never forget. :evil:
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?

Well, FDR tried this, but failed.

I'm sure Biden wants to eventually, but I think he's being wise in appointing this panel.

Somehow the hostile takeover of our government by a vociferous minority has the be stopped.

Never forget. :evil:
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 17
Views: 172

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

The thing is, How many WV Manchin place names will it take to secure that vote? Joseph maybe none-heard they'll be lowering the corporation rate to 15%. Regards, Len :lol: Precedent dictates otherwise. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_places_named_after_Robert_Byrd I've heard that Congress is ta...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign

Fascinating idea.

Not sure how this does anything for deaf people, but it's a worthy and welcome effort nonetheless.
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!

Lance, what a wonderful repertoire list. Glad to see that the audience for them while diminished, has not gone away completely. But where are the recordings of all the fine music in operettas that we grew up with? I had a Readers' Digest collection of LPs (and other records as well) when I was young...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Complete Organ Music by Pietro A. Yon
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Complete Organ Music by Pietro A. Yon

At least one of Pietro Alessandro Yon's works seems to be well known: "Jesu Bambino," generally sung at Christmastime. Yon, born in Italy in 1886 died in New York City in 1943. He made America his home and did much to promote the organ as a concert instrument for recitals rather than just a "church...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When Boston Ruled the Music World
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: When Boston Ruled the Music World

For what it's worth, all these compositions are available in the mega-boxed Bernstein LP-sized sets issued by Sony. Some of you may already have them. Yes indeed, Lance. I do have those wonderful Bernstein boxes, some of which are still being sold at reasonable prices. That single disc I posted abo...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

Antonio Soler [1729-1783, Spanish composer] I well remember the American Decca recordings of Frederick Marvin, a professor of piano at Syracuse University, and an artist I met a long time ago. Loved those discs. But I happened on what I find to be amazing performances of a group of Soler's sonatas ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 360

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Do ImportCDs have a feedback section where you can record your dissatisfaction? I imagine that people so incompetent take care not to have one. Indeed they do, and I wrote them when my first order was cancelled. Here's the answer I got a few days later, which made no sense to me, as the two items w...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Brahms
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Brahms

Delightful article, Len. I have loved Brahms all my life, and I'm glad to see this. :D Brian, same for me-however there are problems-for example like Lois Kirschenbaum--the Ultimate Opera Superfan-- Brahms was a Dodger fan and that even after they abandoned Brooklyn! Another more serious problem-no...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?

The president has not explicitly endorsed calls to expand the court, but he just ordered a study exploring possible reforms. By Giovanni Russonello April 9, 2021 For many liberals, the state of the nation’s courts system has reached a crisis point. For President Donald Trump and Senator Mitch McCon...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1333
Views: 945441

Re: What I listened to today

Just finished hearing the Julia Fischer concert. Absolutely magnificent. Many thanks, Rach3. :D
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.
Replies: 0
Views: 36

A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.

Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher. Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot in Washington. By Matthew Rosenberg April 10, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Word got around when Kristine Hostetter was spotted at a public mask-burning at the San Clemente pi...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After Capitol Riot, Pentagon Announces New Efforts to Weed Out Extremism Among Troops
Replies: 0
Views: 26

After Capitol Riot, Pentagon Announces New Efforts to Weed Out Extremism Among Troops

Defense Department officials acknowledge that rooting out far-right extremist thinking from a military of 1.3 million active-duty troops will be an uphill slog. By John Ismay and Helene Cooper April 9, 2021 WASHINGTON — One young soldier said that for the first four months after he joined his Army ...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 17
Views: 172

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

That may be what Moscow Mitch said on the Senate floor, but he still voted to overturn the election. He also voted to acquit Trump both times in the Senate impeachment trials. Watch what I do, not what I say. https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/09/big-vote-mitch-mcconnell-opp...