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by david johnson
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

This morning: Wagner/Lohengrin/Sawallisch/Bayreuth/Decca
by david johnson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Wagner/Overtures and Preludes/Bohm, HvK, Kubelik, Jochum/VPO, BRSO, etc./DG
by david johnson
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Boulez conducts Weber II/Boulez/BPO is going right now.
by david johnson
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carmen new ending in support of Italy’s battered women
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: Carmen new ending in support of Italy’s battered women

“The idea for the change came from the realisation that when the audience applauds at the end of the last act, they are applauding in the presence of a corpse,” he added. - I would have assumed they were applauding the opera. When we applaud "West Side Story", we aren't applauding Tony's demise.
by david johnson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Jan. 3 begins with: Schoenberg: Transfigured Night and Pelleas und Melisande/hvk/bpo/dg
by david johnson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Jan. 2 - Hindemith/Symphonic Metamorphosis and Schoenberg/5 Pieces for Orch/Kubelik/CSO - Kodaly/Peacock Variations and Bartok/Miraculous Mandarin Suite/Dorati/CSO
by david johnson
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Beginning the New Year with - Schoenberg, 5 Pieces for Orch/Webern, 5 Pieces for Orch/Berg, 3 Pieces for Orch and Lulu Suite/Dorati/LSO
by david johnson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Today it's Schumann Sym 1 through 4, Zinman/Zurich Tonhalle Orch/Arte Nova.
by david johnson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

RebLem wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:52 pm
david johnson wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:57 am
Right now: Smetana/My Country/Kubelik/CSO
This is probably the consensus pick on the best Ma Vlast on records. But personally, I prefer the Karel Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic recording to all others.
It's very good, I'm sure you have heard it. I've not heard your recommended recording yet.
by david johnson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Dvorak; 7. 8. 9/The Wood Dove/Moldau/Kubelik/Berlin,Boston,Bavarian Radio Orch
by david johnson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Right now: Smetana/My Country/Kubelik/CSO
by david johnson
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Today's listening is Rossini Overtures/Fricsay/various Berlin orchestras/DG Mono
by david johnson
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

I am now finishing the Abbado/LSO box of Mendelssohn Symphonies and Overtures. It has been great fun :)
by david johnson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Today I am finishing the DG Schubert Sym Box/Bohm/BPO :)
by david johnson
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, what CDs might you like to get for gifts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Re: So, what CDs might you like to get for gifts?

I was considering the Haydn SQ's :)
by david johnson
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Listening to Tchaikovsky-Bogatyryev/Sym 7/Ormandy-philly
by david johnson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

John F wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:20 am
Speaking of church windows, do you know Martinu's "Frescoes of Piero Della Francesca"? Gorgeous music.
I do not.
by david johnson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Right now it is - Brahms 3 and his Serenade 1/Rahbari/BRT Philharmonic.
by david johnson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

This morning - Rachmaninov/Sym3/Dutoit/Philadelphia
by david johnson
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 670610

Re: What I listened to today

Friday, early morning: Dorati/Minneapolis - Respighi/Roman Festivals and Church Windows - Debussy/three Nocturnes
by david johnson
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Those are certainly colorful :) I hope all had a happy turkey day. I was more thankful than usual because I survived serious health problem a few weeks ago and actually got to be around for the holiday!
by david johnson
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: "Paradise Lost"
Replies: 27
Views: 28845

Re: "Paradise Lost"

I have enjoyed Paradise Lost each time I read it.
by david johnson
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky Symphonies #5 and #6
Replies: 22
Views: 6282

Re: Tchaikovsky Symphonies #5 and #6

You seem to be enjoying yourself :)
by david johnson
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "What the composer wants"
Replies: 34
Views: 9761

Re: "What the composer wants"

"What the composer wants" is for his music to be played. That's really most of what I know to say ;)
by david johnson
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guido Cantelli
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Guido Cantelli

I've sampled some Cantelli recordings in the past few days. Does he appear much in your personal collections? His Vivaldi/Four Seasons/New York Phil has a different sound, for sure.
by david johnson
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After calling out NFL, Trump faces open contempt and defiance
Replies: 11
Views: 7547

Re: After calling out NBA and NFL Trump gets slapped around on Twitter

I don't mind if someone fusses at the pro teams.
by david johnson
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 4483

Re: Comments from Hillary

No. She lost because she was not electable. The Democrats were dumb for running her. I have voted Dem. plenty of times. I still can't believe they ran her.
by david johnson
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 4483

Re: Comments from Hillary

No, she is NOT credible. Period.
by david johnson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gone With Wind Columbus Statue
Replies: 15
Views: 4192

Re: Gone With Wind Columbus Statue

Leave the statues and movies alone. It will not stop there unless we stop it now.
by david johnson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 4483

Re: Comments from Hillary

Those who intend to believe that anybody wants to grope Hil, or that she really thought he would do it are, no doubt, set in their ways. I've known of Mrs. Clinton since she was first lady in my home state. Do not believe what she says regarding most anything. I supported Bill with my vote for his t...
by david johnson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comments from Hillary
Replies: 13
Views: 4483

Re: Comments from Hillary

Does she rally think anyone wants to grope her? I don't care much for Trump, but I detest Hil.
by david johnson
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When Was The Last Time You Heard This?:
Replies: 3
Views: 2486

Re: When Was The Last Time You Heard This?:

I've heard it. Freedom fighters usually fight within their own borders. Terrorists don't mind to come to your place in a different country and attack you.
by david johnson
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tate/Mozart
Replies: 10
Views: 3755

Re: Tate/Mozart

I haven't heard Tate conduct any Mozart symphonies, but I did see "Così fan tutte" and "Idomeneo" at the Met in the 1980s - brisk, businesslike, pretty heartless. For the mature symphonies, Furtwängler, Beecham, and Bruno Walter are my kind of conductor; for the earlier ones, it doesn't matter all ...
by david johnson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tate/Mozart
Replies: 10
Views: 3755

Tate/Mozart

I've been re-listening to my Tate/Mozart complete symphonies from EMI. It is very fine :)
Do you folks have a favorite Mozart symphony box? I doubt I'll spring for another, but I might.
by david johnson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: House Dems call for inquiry into president's mental health
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: House Dems call for inquiry into president's mental health

Those guys need to be admitted themselves. They're the ones who ran Hil, and I never thought she could win. The dems need to clean out their top tier. I have voted democrat plenty of times in my life. I will not do it again until they show me some wisdom.
by david johnson
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gorecki's 3rd symphony - remember?
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: Gorecki's 3rd symphony - remember?

I do remember the hullabaloo. I have the Naxos recording.
by david johnson
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klaus Tennstedt
Replies: 43
Views: 14309

Re: Klaus Tennstedt

I remember when his Mahler recordings were becoming well known. They certainly got some good reviews.
by david johnson
Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mouse and Chopin
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Re: Mouse and Chopin

So have I. Thank you.
by david johnson
Tue May 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mouse and Chopin
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Mouse and Chopin

As a child (1950's maybe early 60's) I saw an animated cartoon that featured a mouse in an old church. The sound track was Chopin's Prelude #20. Any idea who produced this, title, other info? Thank you
by david johnson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA Ozawa "complete" RCA Recordings?????
Replies: 7
Views: 5028

Re: RCA Ozawa "complete" RCA Recordings?????

I understand it as the complete RCA Ozawa/CSO recordings.
by david johnson
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: On a binge for clarinetists of late!
Replies: 9
Views: 3990

Re: On a binge for clarinetists of late!

I have known many fine playing clarinetists. They all wanted to sound like Robert Marcellus
:)
by david johnson
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The symphonies of Sibelius
Replies: 47
Views: 30264

Re: The symphonies of Sibelius

I have always enjoyed the First one a great deal. The Second symphony is a favorite of many. There are several recordings to sample on youtube, so you can have a good time doing that.
by david johnson
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG's improved software!
Replies: 21
Views: 7214

Re: CMG's improved software!

Looks fine, Lance. No problems for me. :)
by david johnson
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

John, "Denial that changing the college's name is morally correct, indeed necessary, and dismissing that act as merely "politically" correct, meaning not really correct at all. Surely you agree that there's a moral difference between right and wrong, which goes far deeper than the political motive o...
by david johnson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

John, we're not speaking of Trump. I have already acknowledged Yale can do as it wishes. Their decision is not your moral necessity. It's only pc. "Mere denial doesn't cut it. I've explained my point of view. Care to explain yours?" Mere denial of what? That the deed was a moral necessity? It wasn'...
by david johnson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stanisław Skrowaczewski RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Re: Stanisław Skrowaczewski RIP

Skrowaczewski made many recordings on budget labels but he was a first-rank interpreter of not only Bruckner, but of anything else he put his mind to. One of my favorite CD sets is his complete Ravel orchestral works with Minnesota on Vox, beautifully recorded and originally released on DBX LPs (re...
by david johnson
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

John, we're not speaking of Trump. I have already acknowledged Yale can do as it wishes. Their decision is not your moral necessity. It's only pc.
by david johnson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

I have no "dog in the fight". If Yale wants to recognize citizens with building names, do so for future construction. PC is unbecoming for any university.
by david johnson
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Yale: Calhoun College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper

Yale is free to do as it wishes. I think their decision is malarkey.
by david johnson
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One musician's experience with the CSO
Replies: 11
Views: 4218

Re: One musician's experience with the CSO

I read that the other day. It's a good read :)