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by Rach3
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pro-Trump group demands TV stations stop airing liberal super PAC ad
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: Pro-Trump group demands TV stations stop airing liberal super PAC ad

Per NYT's David Leonhardt today : " Cases in Republican-leaning states, especially in the South, are now growing more quickly than in Democratic-leaning states, as Nate Silver noted yesterday. One likely reason is that many Republicans, taking their cues from President Trump and some other party lea...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Meaty, beaty, big and brassy
Replies: 23
Views: 5788

Re: Meaty, beaty, big and brassy

diegobueno wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:18 am
I assume this is not necessary in the top orchestras, but it does make them sweat.
Vey interesting.Thanks for the insight. The 2 - piano cannot replicate the sound world , especiallythe sax, but I find their transparency appealing.
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘I’m going to keep pushing.’ Anthony Fauci tries to make the White House listen to facts
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Re: ‘I’m going to keep pushing.’ Anthony Fauci tries to make the White House listen to facts

Fauci is a huge disappointment, no hero.Call Trump out, and quit, go to work elsewhere (many would hire) on the virus, continue to speak out against madman Trump and his goons like Kudlow , or shut up.
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt's "Tarantelle di bravura d'apres Auber"
Replies: 0
Views: 1811

Liszt's "Tarantelle di bravura d'apres Auber"

OSVALDO FATONE (Italy), piano F. Liszt - Tarantelle di bravura d'après la tarantelle de La muette de Portici d'Auber, S.386 Live from COIMBRA WORLD PIANO MEETING 2017, Young Talent's Concert 04/02/2017 Grande Auditório do Conservatório de Música de Coimbra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mDCMzc3CUY
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 11049

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Some in the GOP have a plan for us old timers: https://news.yahoo.com/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-021600858.html He should be jailed. Trump's drug cure : https://twnews.us/us-news/man-dies-after-taking-drug-touted-by-trump-as-virus-treatment Lunatic Trump wants to re-start the economy now ! Of course, ...
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 4459

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Some in the GOP have a plan for us old timers: https://news.yahoo.com/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-021600858.html He should be jailed. Trump's drug cure : https://twnews.us/us-news/man-dies-after-taking-drug-touted-by-trump-as-virus-treatment Lunatic Trump wants to re-start the economy now ! Of course, ...
by Rach3
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: For Hamelin fans

Starting right now.
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: For Hamelin fans

maestrob wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:41 pm
Just tried to access this, but the Hamelin concert has disappeared! :oops: :(
Sorry,it's on tomorrow,Tues,March 24,1300 Brussels time, I believe 8 am NYC time ?
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: For Hamelin fans

Hamelin's new Hyperion disc arrived: six Feinberg piano sonatas. Who is game? I have the 2 earlier BIS cd's of the complete 12 Feinberg's, 2 different pianists.These works are worth getting to know,however Nos.1-6 are the most challenging for the listener, IMHO.May want to try a few at YT first, eg...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 945
Views: 791169

Re: What I listened to today

Pianist Tanya Bannister playing short solo piano works of David Del Tredici and Christopher Theofanidis, a 2009 Albany Records cd. The Violin Sonata (Sergiu Schwartz,Paul Posnak) ,String Quartet (Vega Quartet) ,and Piano Quintet (Vega,Posnak) of John Alden Carpenter, a 2002 Naxos cd. The Piano Sonat...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Illinois Gov. tweets Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter & do your job!'
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: Illinois Gov. tweets Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter & do your job!'

"Get off Twitter and do your job." That's it in a nutshell. Here's hoping, but not much. Reported today madman Trump is thinking about relaxing the CDC social distancing, other virus guidelines, because his alt right wing nut advisors are telling him hurting economy too much, ie the cure is worse t...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 11049

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Thanks for your concern.Pretty much same here in fly-over country.Too late to go to Montana.Ialso concur with Holden's suggestion of a tipple of red, doing my part to help Australia with my cheap Lindeman's. Reported today madman Trump is thinking about relaxing the CDC social distancing, other viru...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 4459

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Thanks for your concern.Pretty much same here in fly-over country.Too late to go to Montana.Ialso concur with Holden's suggestion of a tipple of red, doing my part to help Australia with my cheap Lindeman's. Reported today madman Trump is thinking about relaxing the CDC social distancing, other viru...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Next time you think about shopping at Target:
Or about visiting KansasTrumpReich, although apparently you'll be safer there :

https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/edit ... 53836.html
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

Next time you think about shopping at Target:
Governor Jay Inslee
@GovInslee
We heard reports that a
@target
in Seattle was selling n95 masks.
My staff and others stepped in.
Those masks are now on their way to the health care workers who desperately need them.
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

Now we discover Trump sent a letter to Dear Leader Kim offering to help No.Korea!! Even though obvious Trump can’t even help America.Treasonous. Denied there is shortage of masks here. Said masks could be sanitized and reused.Of course,on Feb.26 said US cases would soon be down to zero,despite what ...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 6748

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Using data as of March 13, 25 % - 75 % infection even with measures : https://tinyurl.com/up5zckg

Scroll down to interactive maps for areas in your State.
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

... Or maybe he just reacted sensibly for a change ... Dont hold your breath. I believe this from his presser today (? ) per WAPO: TRUMP : “I didn’t act late. I acted early. I acted far before anybody thought I should be.” REALITY: Intel officials warned in JANUARY that action had to be taken immed...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will the DNC & RNC conventions in Milwaukee and Charlotte be delayed or cancelled?
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: Will the DNC & RNC conventions in Milwaukee and Charlotte be delayed or cancelled?

Yes !! A bit of comic relief: Virus ALERT The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent virus threat and have therefore raised their threat level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, level may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cr...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: A double dose of Beethoven piano sonatas
Replies: 3
Views: 5185

Re: A double dose of Beethoven piano sonatas

Here he is live in 2014 in The Netherlands playing Saint-Saens' "Egyptian" PC, just posted on Radio 4,fine performance of one of my fav PC's ( almost all the S-S PC's are !): https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/4778-ntr-zaterdagmatinee-rotterdams-philharmonisch-orkest-en-pianist-louis-lortie-o-l-v-mi...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

Business Insider 3/20 : “ Earlier this month, Trump falsely claimed "anybody" who needs a test can get one. President Donald Trump on Friday did not answer when asked how long it will take for coronavirus tests to be available to anyone who needs one. Trump said "no one is talking about this" when a...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

Ricordanza wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:59 am
Here's the full article. The details are even more alarming than the headline:
It's well reported Trump does not read his daily intel reports, nor take the big briefing books home at night as did Obama. Also reported Kushner advised him the media was exaggerating the matter.
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

"...I had a patient today complaining that she couldn't afford to refill her hydroxychloroquine..." This morning a researcher said they are encountering shortages of that drug so their ability to further test whether it is effective, or not, may be delayed.Nice going,Trump supporters.And the PPE is...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

For Hamelin fans

Enregistré le 25/08/2019 au Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg Henri Herz - Variations sur 'Non più mesta' de 'La Cenerentola' de Rossini Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Sonate en mi mineur pour piano, H. 281 Franz Schubert - Fantaisie en Do Majeur, D. 760 ('Wandererfantasie') Franz Liszt - Bénédict...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Imperative of Hard Decoupling from China
Replies: 22
Views: 4076

Re: The Imperative of Hard Decoupling from China

With all "blowin" respect, one of my State's 2 largest health care providers sent out a plea today for all citizens to sew face masks for the provider. I'm biting my tongue,btw.
by Rach3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Imperative of Hard Decoupling from China
Replies: 22
Views: 4076

Re: The Imperative of Hard Decoupling from China

Interesting,MSNBC just interviewed an American professor ( not Chinese-American) in Shanghai who stated he's more comfortable staying in China right now as he feels if he got sick, the hospitals there have the capacity to properly care for him, a feeling he does not have with respect to USA hospital...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Imperative of Hard Decoupling from China
Replies: 22
Views: 4076

Re: The Imperative of Hard Decoupling from China

Fww:Nicholas Kristof in today’s NYT : " I have complicated feelings about China. In 1989, I watched the government mow down protesters with machine guns, and I’ve had friends imprisoned and tortured by the government. But I’ve also seen China lift more people out of poverty more quickly than any cou...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19
Replies: 24
Views: 5985

Re: Biased Press Does China's Bidding on COVID-19

On Wednesday, President Trump held another grim press conference to inform the public he was deploying wartime powers to fight the impending coronavirus threat. Several members of the White House press corps responded by squandering what little time available to them by lecturing the president abou...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 6748

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Yeah watched alot of this including the hour long briefing-Trump is still Trump-he is truly disgusting. Regards, Len :( Army not ordered even YET to deliver NOW available, existing PPE ( personal protective equipment) ,ventilator stocks to hospitals (Trump says Gov. is not a "shipping clerk"),warti...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Imperative of Hard Decoupling from China
Replies: 22
Views: 4076

Re: The Imperative of Hard Decoupling from China

IMHO, withdrawal from the World is the last thing we should do.We can speak softly, but carry a big stick IF we have competent leadership.
by Rach3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hand washing
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Re: Hand washing

by Rach3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 6748

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Waiting to see what the Trump family, too, unloaded:


https://www.propublica.org/article/sena ... eparedness

PT Barnum was right, as was Abe Lincoln.
by Rach3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 6748

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

...everything to do with an incompetent president who has downplayed from the start, then done a U-turn the size of the Titanic when even his pea-brain realised he couldn't get away with his nonsense.... The psychopath still does not realize, thinks he can get away with nonsense ( and his Pavolvian...
by Rach3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Tao playing live video one of my fav Beethoven sonatas,Op.31,# 3, 2019, at WQXR,NYC, terrific ! Wish more 20-somethings could see, hear him : Was actually inspired to hear Op.31,# 1 again, too rarely heard IMHO ( Richard Goode,1993,recording on YT, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79LAuhkrBc4 ), and...
by Rach3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Tao playing live video one of my fav Beethoven sonatas,Op.31,# 3, 2019, at WQXR,NYC, terrific ! Wish more 20-somethings could see, hear him :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftj465Qlwpc
by Rach3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 6748

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

This is serious business-even Trump and Fox News have begun realizing this. Not really,I'm afraid.Trump's presser earlier this am, blaming China, giving misleading info about a drug cure, attacks on the press, claims he's responded perfectly from Day 1, was a pathetic display reminiscent of a Hitle...
by Rach3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

More Tao ( 16 minutes) playing Rzewski's "Which Side Are You On " from "Four North American Ballads" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euppwaLbByA
by Rach3
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 945
Views: 791169

Re: What I listened to today

A bracing, yet sensitive , account of my fav Poulenc solo piano work, “Les Soirees de Nazelles “, pianist Llyr Williams at a festival in Wales,2019: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gcb7 My recording is Pascal Roge, a little more reserved. Surprised to hear from the presenter Poulenc dismissed ...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hand washing
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Hand washing

In addition to hand-wringing: From NewYorkTimes March 13, 2020 " How to Wash Your Hands It’s one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community. And if you’re like us, you’ve probably been doing it wrong. We asked the experts how to wash our hands. After ...
by Rach3
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss' Oboe Concerto
Replies: 8
Views: 5933

Re: Strauss' Oboe Concerto

Another very nice live performance given March 11,2020,in Amsterdam, the RCO under Semyon Bychkov with the RCO’s first chair ( I assume) oboist Ivan Podyomov:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9327 ... bouworkest
by Rach3
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 6748

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

For the record, Trump's earlier virus comments chronicled:

https://tinyurl.com/u5lbfa2 (From "Business Insider " website )
by Rach3
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

barney wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:46 am
In your post, Rach3, it's not just the flying fingers, it's the delicacy of touch on each note.

Agreed, it's always hard to play fast AND soft.
by Rach3
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schiff bio
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

Re: Schiff bio

I heard many of his Beethoven piano sonatas lectures /performances at the time broadcast and found them fascinating. Apparently still available here.You may wish to try a few out:

https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/podcasts/an ... e-recitals
by Rach3
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's Sunday Shenanigans Send Monday's Markets into an Early-Morning Tailspin
Replies: 16
Views: 3174

Re: Trump's Sunday Shenanigans Send Monday's Markets into an Early-Morning Tailspin

Observe Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert today, Gasmask Gaetz, “No better time to go out” Nunes, and family dinner out man Oklahoma Governor, all staunch Trumpsters.The acorns don’t fall far from the “all a hoax” tree Trump, ie all nut cases.
by Rach3
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Just a tiny example of his abilities ( about 3 minutes ) ; Holy cow !:
Elliott Carter's Caténaires:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfUvbHPiulU
by Rach3
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nessun dorma
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

Re: Nessun dorma

Curious about the record with which he was singing along. Is it some kind of a karaoke recording with the lead dubbed out? Or was the recorded male vocal just drowned out by his voice? This tenor is the real deal : https://www.facebook.com/mauriziomarchinitenore/ I dont know, but I suspect a "Music...