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by Steinway
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Voter suppression

RebLem.. Thanks for posting that very revealing article. Our country has lost its heart, its compassion and its sense of what democracy is all about. The Republican party has done everything possible to batter and injure the very things that America used to stand for, like civil liberties, protectio...
by Steinway
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz playing Mozart
Replies: 43
Views: 8269

Re: Horowitz playing Mozart

Ricordanza wrote:
Cliftwood wrote:and Christian Eschenbach.
Better known as Christoph. :wink:

Ah, yes! I stand corrected. :wink:

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
by Steinway
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz playing Mozart
Replies: 43
Views: 8269

Re: Horowitz playing Mozart

For superior Mozart sonata performances, four pianists stand out for me:

Klara Wurtz, Christian Zacharias, Andras Schiff, and Christian Eschenbach.


Mozart as it was meant to be played. :)
by Steinway
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romney clams up once again
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Romney clams up once again

C'mon now, DJ, just one example will do.

We can stand the impact of the truth.

Just one. :wink:
by Steinway
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romney clams up once again
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Romney clams up once again

Give me an example of where their "propaganda" is incorrect.

If you can. :wink:
by Steinway
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Differences between Liberals and conservatives
Replies: 13
Views: 1214

Re: Differences between Liberals and conservatives

"I hope this satisfies the people who always complain that I just post things written by other people."

I'm not one of those people. Jbuck and you are particularly impressive on most issues and I look forward to commentary from both of you. :)
by Steinway
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Differences between Liberals and conservatives
Replies: 13
Views: 1214

Re: Differences between Liberals and conservatives

I apologize for posting three times, same subject. :oops:

Will try to avoid that in the future.
by Steinway
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romney clams up once again
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Romney clams up once again

How can anyone believe a word this chameleon says?? :x


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/08/22 ... t-hear-it/
by Steinway
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A public apology to Margaret Atwood
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Re: A public apology to Margaret Atwood

Atwood's ideas are not that far fetched. Hatred (or fear) of minorities permeates in America by so many factions of the populace and misogyny rears its ugly head daily, particularly in the policies and statements of the Republican party. Women have the voting power to prevent this from occuring but ...
by Steinway
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Buying the nomination???
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Buying the nomination???

Did David Koch Buy The Nomination for Young Paul Ryan? Posted: 19 Aug 2012 07:00 AM PDT Consultant Roger Stone shilling for Gary Johnson. You have to love it when the Republicans turn on each other. But is Roger Stone telling the truth? Joe Conason thinks there's a possibility and God knows, strange...
by Steinway
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ed Koch's comments about the candidates
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Ed Koch's comments about the candidates

Great article by Ezra Klein, who I admire immensely.

Thanks for posting it.
by Steinway
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ed Koch's comments about the candidates
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Ed Koch's comments about the candidates

Breaking from Newsmax.com With Ryan It's '64 and Goldwater Again By Edward Koch Mitt Romney has done this country a great service by selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate. He has changed the nature of the election from one that is about who is the best candidate to lead us out of the aftermath of ...
by Steinway
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Meet Paul Ryan
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Meet Paul Ryan

"That’s the crux of the American elite: making massive mistakes and engaging in destructive behavior and then demanding that everyone — except them — bear the brunt of the consequences." Precisely and accurately stated. Obama was left with chaos in every form by the Bush/Cheney regime and has spent ...
by Steinway
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Meet Paul Ryan
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Meet Paul Ryan

Meet Paul Ryan: Climate Denier, Conspiracy Theorist, Koch Acolyte Sunday, 12 August 2012 10:18 By Brad Johnson, ThinkProgress | Report Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) during a campaign event for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, at Lawrence U...
by Steinway
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Willard Romney to announce running mate Sat, 8/11, 9 am EST
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Re: Willard Romney to announce running mate Sat, 8/11, 9 am

...and whom will Hussein Obama pick? Quite a classy remark about the President. Very impressive and so very telling. :x ... it's just as classy as the op using Willard. :wink: His name is indeed Hussein just as Romney's is Willard. Your attempt to weasel out of your remark and the underlying intent...
by Steinway
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Voter suppression

"If Mr. Romney truly cared about the "fundamental right to vote," he would support it for everyone, even those who might not support him." This comment should be on the front page of every media outlet the Democrats utilize from this point on. It epitomizes the hypocrisy of Romney and his Republican...
by Steinway
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Willard Romney to announce running mate Sat, 8/11, 9 am EST
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Re: Willard Romney to announce running mate Sat, 8/11, 9 am

david johnson wrote:...and whom will Hussein Obama pick?
Quite a classy remark about the President. Very impressive and so very telling. :x
by Steinway
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For you music lovers out there
Replies: 1
Views: 473

For you music lovers out there

For all you music lovers out there. :) Beat Me Daddy (Or: A Musician's Tale of Eight to the Bar) Early one day, a C, an E-flat, and a G go into a bar. The bartender says: "Sorry, but we don't serve minors." So the E-flat leaves, and the C and the G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks...
by Steinway
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Voter suppression

Sadly, it appears that no one thinks this issue is worth discussing.

Sigh! :roll:
by Steinway
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words" (& the composer himself)
Replies: 12
Views: 5138

Re: Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words" (& the composer hims

In addition to the fine Babayan recording, there are some other first-rate recordings to seek out:

Perahia, Schiff, Gieseking and Barenboim.
by Steinway
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Favorite Top 10 Voices Of All Time.............
Replies: 54
Views: 5762

Re: Your Favorite Top 10 Voices Of All Time.............

Male voices:
Corelli
Pavarotti
Pertile
Bjoerling
Tucker
Carreras
Warren
Gigli
Horovstovsky
Merrill

Female voices:
Sutherland
Olivero
Caballe
Price
Tebaldi
Bartoli
Sills
Horne
Fleming
Norman

Subject to change, of course.
by Steinway
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Voter suppression

This amazing campaign by the Republicans, in the tradition of Jim Crow, the poll tax and KKK lynchings should be front page news in a decent and honest media. Where's the protest??

http://harpers.org/archive/2012/08/hbc-90008748
by Steinway
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Finally! A real bone fide case of voter fraud
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Finally! A real bone fide case of voter fraud

Great post! I wonder how many Americans have bought into this Republican fiction about voter fraud and don't know that this myth is simply and dangerously an attempt to keep minorities, young people and the elderly from their Constitutional right to vote ? Damn the mainstream media for not condemnin...
by Steinway
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If they like Mitt, they will LOVE John Bolton
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: If they like Mitt, they will LOVE John Bolton

"John Bolton appears to be the odds on favorite for Secretary of State if Romney is elected president. That's why the future tense. "They" is the Brits and anyone else who is offended by the more extreme and jingoistic manifestations of American Exceptionalism" If that madman Bolton became Secretary...
by Steinway
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Banning Assault Rifles
Replies: 15
Views: 4424

Banning Assault Rifles

Breaking from Newsmax.com Honor 2nd Amendment, but Ban Assault Rifles By Judith Miller I have a dream to counter the nightmare of Aurora. I see three or four ex-presidents standing together, speaking truth to the American people. Here is what they would say: "Our fellow Americans, we have come toget...
by Steinway
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 50200

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

"Doesn't mean that it isn't good - the opposite, it's clever. But it's still pop, appealing, like all pop, to a wider public. A recent example is The Beatles. Think of a song like "Yesterday". Intuitively McCartney did all the things Mozart would have done: resolving the opening appoggiatura properl...
by Steinway
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Terrible Batman Movie Tragedy
Replies: 30
Views: 9261

Re: The Terrible Batman Movie Tragedy

This horrific story speaks once again about the American gun culture and the obsession most people in this country have for firearms. The ease that this nutcase had in legally obtaining automatic weapons and the ammunition sufficient to slaughter scores of innocents should, but course won't undersco...
by Steinway
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wisconsin verdict
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Wisconsin verdict

And now, to the rest of the country, hopefully.

http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/ ... -id-enforc
by Steinway
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Willard Mitt Romney rhetorically stuck in the 1950's?
Replies: 5
Views: 3561

Re: Is Willard Mitt Romney rhetorically stuck in the 1950's?

Thank you for posting this very interesting article.

It's so easy to explain why Romney reeks with insincerity in almost everything he says.

The more he's exposed to the scrutiny of his words. the more he reveals himself as a chameleon.

The debates with Obama should be theater at its highest level.
by Steinway
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You will share my concern for Ralph Stein
Replies: 22
Views: 4077

Re: You will share my concern for Ralph Stein

Just noticed this info on Ralph.

I had the pleasure of meeting him at one of our get togethers in NYC and found him to be a most impressive guy.

Please convey my very best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.
by Steinway
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The First Person in musical composition
Replies: 87
Views: 14956

Re: The First Person in musical composition

A fascinating subject. Having read every major book on the life of Gustav Mahler, I would venture a guess that his musical output, from beginning to end reflected him, his life and his beliefs more than any composer I know of. His music is him in every aspect. No other composer stirs my emotions as ...
by Steinway
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's last three sonatas
Replies: 26
Views: 5040

Re: Beethoven's last three sonatas

maestrob..

It's interesting that R. Serkin didn't make the cut."

Rudolf reigns supreme for the Op.57 but he wasn't in the finals for the last three . :)

You don't have the Schiff and the Feltsman? Inquiring minds.. :wink:

Best regards to you and you know who.
by Steinway
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's last three sonatas
Replies: 26
Views: 5040

Re: Beethoven's last three sonatas

Donald.. I don't have the Hungerford and will seek out what I'm missing. I just got your CD of the Beethoven and Schnabel works and enjoyed it immensely. Bravo! I goofed on the Op.100, which, of course, should have been the Op.110. There are still a number of recordings I still haven't listened to a...
by Steinway
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's last three sonatas
Replies: 26
Views: 5040

Beethoven's last three sonatas

I have spent many recent hours listening to many versions of the Opus 109, 100 & 111 by a wide assortment of great pianists, trying to determine if any one stands out as the most special, the most definite and the most musically satisfying. This was a labour of love and to come to a definitive concl...
by Steinway
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 13-year old pianist ANASTASIA RIZIKOV TV clip!
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: 13-year old pianist ANASTASIA RIZIKOV TV clip!

Lance..

Quite amazing for a thirteen year old!

Where is she training?

I'm astounded at the length of her fingers.

Thanks for introducing this youngster to us.
by Steinway
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Falling in love with Yuja Wang, i.e., her pianism
Replies: 14
Views: 5227

Re: Falling in love with Yuja Wang, i.e., her pianism

Lance.. I believe you're incorrect about her studies. She was a student of Graffman at the Curtis Institute, not Juilliard. The DVD of the Lucerne Festival concert of her performing the Prokofiev 3rd with Abbado, coupled with the Mahler 1st Symphony is a total keeper. Her playing is scintillating an...
by Steinway
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Scary lobbyists
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Scary lobbyists

No wonder most Americans are cynics about Washington politics and the scoundrels in Congress who put their constituents on the back burner. :evil: :evil:


http://www.alternet.org/story/156279/th ... age=entire
by Steinway
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Promises, Promises
Replies: 10
Views: 2616

Re: Promises, Promises

If the Republican hacks in Congress had done anything to help the President accomplish more in his quest to salvage America from the mess he was handed when he arrived, we'd be far along on the total road to recover. It's the height of hypocrisy for the right-wing zealots who have obstructed ever mo...