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by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Killen to go to jail for Kill’n
Replies: 43
Views: 7130

This thread, Corylss, whilst not proving that all American's are fuckwits, has certainly proven that you are. Your rubbish posted on the last page, listing why America is so "good" proves it. Go back to backward Utah.
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Saint-Saens
Replies: 34
Views: 8322

No need to ban; I'm leaving. Why you lot bother with this forum is beyond me, its devoid of any useful content.
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Killen to go to jail for Kill’n
Replies: 43
Views: 7130

Another American wrongly assuming I blindly love my homeland as much as he, how ignorant. You can't criticise Europe in a hope to disarm my claims about American. I think most capitalist nations are bad. Also, don't try to just shout insults, "left euro student " because you cannot disarm my claims....
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Michel's Toddler's Corner
Replies: 23
Views: 5523

False.

This forum is crap. I am going back to GMG. The weak contributions to this thread even shows that some of you who have "professional experience" are still stupid.
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Michel's Toddler's Corner
Replies: 23
Views: 5523

karlhenning wrote:
Michel wrote:Don't blame me for having a sharp tongue; it's a virtue of conciseness.
False.
Then why do you copy my punchy phrases? 8)
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Michel's Toddler's Corner
Replies: 23
Views: 5523

Lance, Don't blame me for having a sharp tongue; it's a virtue of conciseness. Also, I'm not forcing anyone. I am merely stating my opinion like you are stating yours. You only see it as forcing as I am resisting the widely held opinion here. Would you rather me be swept away with the tides of conse...
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Non-ACLU Lawsuit of the Month
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Oh, sorry, I didn't realise you were a teacher. I assume you teach law? Where?
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Killen to go to jail for Kill’n
Replies: 43
Views: 7130

You can't legislate attitudes into existence, and America is grossly unequal for a developed nation, despite what the pathetically worshipped constitution says.
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: House Seizure
Replies: 28
Views: 5375

Maestro, people want to flee to the US from countries the US is actually supporting, ie Dictatorships in South America. And from democracies the US have in the past toppled, or from countries where World Bank involvement, or even CIA infiltration, are tearing apart. They are trying to run away from ...
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: House Seizure
Replies: 28
Views: 5375

House Seizure

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/06/23/scotu ... index.html

What a disgrace. America is ruled by big business to such an overwhelming degree, its remarkable they even cconsider themselves a democracy.
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Saint-Saens
Replies: 34
Views: 8322

No, you're obsessed because you want to feel as though you are seeing a great pianist now that most of the greats are dead. This happens in every subculture. We all want the greats, but we seem never to be able to have them in our lifetime. I can understand obsessions with Richter, Arrau, Rubinstein...
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Non-ACLU Lawsuit of the Month
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Ralph, what kind of law do you practice?
by Michel
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Killen to go to jail for Kill’n
Replies: 43
Views: 7130

If America really want to say sorry for slavery, then they should try getting rid of their purpose-built economic prisons that they have black poeple stuck in. The subjugation of blacks has never ceased, but only changed. America is a disgustingly unequal hell hole for a lot of people, yet they stil...
by Michel
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Saint-Saens
Replies: 34
Views: 8322

Has noone heard Roge? He lets this music breath wonderfully, something I think it needs.
by Michel
Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Melodiya -- The ones that got away!
Replies: 16
Views: 4686

What about Shosta? Or Beet? :D Peter lighten up, its no biggie! I myself have been searching the Melo Boro Shosta SQ's for ages (how about that abbreviation then Peter?), but am yet to be sucessful. I vowed to myself never to hear them until find Borodin, so not to soften the impact - even though Fi...
by Michel
Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Michel's Toddler's Corner
Replies: 23
Views: 5523

You'll be working off spleen for a good long while then, Herman ? Your affair of course. Please stop these incessant posts!!!! I started this thread, and whilst I accept I should not be able to dictate what is written in it, I am perfectly entitled to ask you to stop filling it up with this junk. T...
by Michel
Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Saint-Saens
Replies: 34
Views: 8322

Why is everyone obsessed with Hough all the time?

I would recommend Pascal Roge instead. Fantastic playing. Hough is trying to find too much in this music and doesn't let it play itself.
by Michel
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Michel's Time Out Corner
Replies: 11
Views: 3454

OK, sure, sorry Lance. I am just carrying over a problem from another forum. I will try not to, but you will notice Karl making snidy comments. In the words of an astute member, he will try to: '[use] polite models of speech in order to put someone down [as equally] gratuitously...[as straight talki...
by Michel
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Michel's Time Out Corner
Replies: 11
Views: 3454

What, and who in this case, is an orphan in the storm?
by Michel
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Michel's Time Out Corner
Replies: 11
Views: 3454

But why do you want someone contributing to your forum who just spams pages with messages that contain no insight, imagination or testimony? Thats all his posts are. Its just a waste of bandwith. Even in his posts where there is some content - which, if you look through his history, are very hard to...
by Michel
Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Michel's Time Out Corner
Replies: 11
Views: 3454

Thanks for your input Wallingford. Karl, please substantiate your posts; for, as they stand, they are neither interesting nor useful. The only conversational post that should exist is the humorous one (see Herman's for an example).
by Michel
Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 663816

Tonight I've been listening to an assortment of Chopin's brilliant Mazurka's performed by the always-interesting Ignaz Friedman - though these are the only recordings I have, so I can't really compare them to anything else. Great music, though. :)
by Michel
Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Saint-Saens
Replies: 34
Views: 8322

karlhenning wrote:I find all the piano concerti beguiling in the most delightful way...
Why?
by Michel
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Saint-Saens
Replies: 34
Views: 8322

Saint-Saens

What great stuff Saint-Saen's Piano Concerto No.1 in D Major is! I am certain it is under-rated. To me, it sounds like a mixture of Tchaikovskian orchestral melodies, and Beethovian rhythm, structure and dynamics (one thinks of his 2nd and 3rd). The oscillation between moments of solo or moderately ...
by Michel
Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 663816

Tinter is a really great recording of that. Distanced and restrained. Not my favourite though, I prefer more involvement.
by Michel
Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gettin' Younguns to the Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 3967

I don't think there is any set way to go about it, but I do think it is wise to start children on symphonic work. Chamber music is often, I think, too intimate for the boisterous child to appreciate. It is important to remember that children don't have the emotional sophistication and development to...
by Michel
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 663816

Muchos Christoff.
by Michel
Mon May 30, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6154

I know, I know. I'm just being hyperbolic. Though it does puzzle me quite how much Mahler is loved.
by Michel
Mon May 30, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Eugen Onegin DVDs
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Can anybody tell me whether its worth going to see the ENO production this summer?
by Michel
Mon May 30, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14503

Screw the cycle, I want to know about his 6th.
by Michel
Mon May 30, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6154

I don't think I will ever take to all of Mahler's symphonies, though. The 8th, for example, is just rubbish.
by Michel
Mon May 30, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Hough/Litton Rachmaninov Concerti
Replies: 11
Views: 4422

Hough, compared to a multiude of other pianitst today, is utter crap.
by Michel
Mon May 30, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6154

herman wrote:As to the Chailly set, most likely a lot of the single issues will show up on Ebay etc when people are buying the rather cheap complete set. As I set the advntage of the singles is the couplings are rather interesting.
Good thinking. I want to pick up 3.
by Michel
Sat May 28, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 10935

I have Jochum and Karajan. I heard Bohm was very good too?
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Clearout at Britannnia
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

LOL! British Nationalism all the way.
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14503

I heard Bernstein's Mahler 1 with Amsterdam this morning. Not Impressed. Simply has no power, completely malnourished. Both Addabo and Kondrashin supercede it. I hope his Sony Recordings are better than this. ***** But have you heard Bernstein in this great work (either the SONY or DG releases)? Hi...
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Why Barenboim got to Mahler late
Replies: 111
Views: 56757

If you're asking me not to respond, it doesn't really make a lot of sense to ask me another question right away. You really do have the social skills of a breadbin. Its called a rhetorical question. As a super stud WORLD FAMOUS AND AMAZING writer you should know that. It looks however that not much...
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Clearout at Britannnia
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

You will have to enquire about postage costs to the US, but whoever said it isn't that cheap is wrong. ie. Kubeliks Mahler for only £16. Complete Beethoven Piano Trios £11(Complete Beethoven edition: Fournier and Kempff) etc etc. lots to be had.
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Why Barenboim got to Mahler late
Replies: 111
Views: 56757

Whats wrong with neologisms? BTW I would like you to stop calling people (like me) names. It's tiresome and puerile, and it's also against the the forum rules, nr 2. Then don't call me names, you little child. I did not say anything to you, or about you, on this site until you did about me (which w...
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Why Barenboim got to Mahler late
Replies: 111
Views: 56757

Whats wrong with neologisms? You hijagreler.

Abbado is brilliant, btw.
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Clearout at Britannnia
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Thanks for the info. You should sign up too!
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Resurrection of Rott
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

I thought this thread was about the resurrection of death.
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14503

I heard Bernstein's Mahler 1 with Amsterdam this morning. Not Impressed. Simply has no power, completely malnourished. Both Addabo and Kondrashin supercede it. I hope his Sony Recordings are better than this.
by Michel
Tue May 17, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Clearout at Britannnia
Replies: 12
Views: 3510

Clearout at Britannnia

Spring Clearout, I would advise people to sign up for this music club - its brilliant! The amount of box sets I have bought there cheaply is just amazing. (Like Kublik's Mahler for £16 just a few days ago) There is also a 3 for £12 deal going on. And it is from this deal that I wanted to check out s...
by Michel
Sun May 15, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14503

herman wrote:That in itself is an internet notion.
twit.
by Michel
Sun May 15, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14503

herman wrote:
Michel wrote: Journalists are the scourge of our planet.
No, that's the internet.
I think they are probably one of the same thing; that is, two mystical legitimising entities for baseless opinions.
by Michel
Sun May 15, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14503

herman wrote:
MACHINA weapon wrote:Commonsense dictates Bernstein. The VPO didn't warm up to Mahler when Maazel conduct so stay away.
Neither you nor I were there, so that's all speculation and regurgitation of silly journalism.
Hear hear. Journalists are the scourge of our planet.
by Michel
Sun May 15, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14503

What's the point of great sound for a mediocre performance? If the performance is great, that's enough to carry it, great sound or not. BTW, the sound of Horenstein's 3rd is excellent and the performance hasn't yet been equalled in my opinion. I would ordinarily agree, since most of my collection c...
by Michel
Sun May 15, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What Are We Reading?
Replies: 32
Views: 5904

Today, I have started 100 years of solitude. What's the book about, who's the author? Is that not a little like asking what is Great Expetations is about, and who the author is? :lol: (Though I'm not saying Gabriel Garcia Marquez is as good as Dickens!) http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Titles...
by Michel
Sun May 15, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Cecille Ousset's Schumann Piano Concerto
Replies: 13
Views: 4091

The Zimerman/Karajan one can be great to listen to when you are in the right mood. Other times it is just a bit too ... too ... fluffy. How on earth can Karajan or Zimerman be descirbed as fluffy? It's a tongue in cheek remark. Karajan carries the somewhat derogatory nickname among classical aficio...