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by Steinway
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New York Philharmonic 2013-4
Replies: 36
Views: 3366

Re: New York Philharmonic 2013-4

Am I correct in assuming that you are the Kwoon that had that huge CD collection? If so, it's nice to see you back after so many years of absence. :) Re Hamelin, I feel very strongly that earlier negatives about his lack of musicianship have long disappeared. His versatility is remarkable, there's n...
by Steinway
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Parsifal on HD
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Parsifal on HD

Although I'm not a big fan of Richard Wagner's operas, I attended this weekend's performance and have to confess that I really found this production to be quite admirable. The principal singers were all in splendid form and the production, modernized up to the current period was impressive, to the e...
by Steinway
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This year's subsidy to Wall Street
Replies: 0
Views: 452

This year's subsidy to Wall Street

This is quite a mind boggling article. This Year’s Subsidy to Wall Street is Equal to the Amount of This Year’s Sequester Cuts By Eric Zuesse Global Research, March 01, 2013 Washington's Blog Since we’ve bailed out the 10 largest banks $83 billion this year alone, should they give it back to us by p...
by Steinway
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The neo-Confederate Supreme Court
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: The neo-Confederate Supreme Court

Rush Limbaugh feels the same way as you do about the Voting Rights Act.

You're in fine company.
by Steinway
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The neo-Confederate Supreme Court
Replies: 2
Views: 679

The neo-Confederate Supreme Court

Every American should be worried about this real-life drama.

http://consortiumnews.com/2013/02/28/th ... eme-court/
by Steinway
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013)
Replies: 17
Views: 2333

Re: Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013)

A truly great conductor, who elevated the Philadelphia Orchestra to new heights and a man who was beloved by his audiences and his players.

He will be truly missed.

Rest in peace, maestro.
by Steinway
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Imogen Cooper in Philadelphia
Replies: 0
Views: 2709

Imogen Cooper in Philadelphia

This was a delightful recital by a fine artist. Here's Dobrin's review..

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainm ... ubert.html
by Steinway
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ted Cruz hijacks the Senate
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Ted Cruz hijacks the Senate

Watching and listening to this guy reminds me of the infamous Joe McCarthy, another darling of the right.


http://www.nationalmemo.com/lol-of-the- ... he-senate/
by Steinway
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: met rigoletto don rickles style
Replies: 14
Views: 2342

Re: met rigoletto don rickles style

I attended the HD performance yesterday, expecting to be completely repelled by the "modern" version of this great opera. I must confess that in spite of the glitz and the Las Vegas setting, I managed to survive my negative expectations by ignoring the "scene" by just listening to and watching the p...
by Steinway
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: the grand old Jurassic party
Replies: 2
Views: 416

the grand old Jurassic party

What the future holds for the right-wing in America.

http://prospect.org/article/grand-old-jurassic-party
by Steinway
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Emanuel Ax recital
Replies: 1
Views: 3222

Emanuel Ax recital

This was a superb concert. I'm hoping that our friend Ricordanza submits his always special review. Ax is one of the great ones, IMHO. :) At the Perelman, Emanuel Ax demonstrates sensitivity to tone February 10, 2013|By Peter Dobrin, Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic In Chopin, it's about liberty -...
by Steinway
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hagel nominated for Defense and someone please tell us why
Replies: 40
Views: 3261

Re: Hagel nominated for Defense and someone please tell us w

What "military initiatives" might China have, and what makes them "unpredictable?" Unless that means such initiatives are "unpredictable" because they don't exist. The bottom line is, paranoia aside, under what circumstances beyond our control might China actually go to war against the U.S. or one ...
by Steinway
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Justices at work
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Justices at work

This doesn't come as any surprise to me. What do you think? February 6, 2013, 9:00 pm Justice(s) At Work By LINDA GREENHOUSE This column is prompted by the eye-catching headline that appeared two weeks ago: "Share of the Work Force in a Union Falls to a 97-Year Low, 11.3%." As the article explained,...
by Steinway
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Minor w/Berezovsky
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Re: Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Minor w/Berezovsky

There's a terrific CD of the Rachmaninoff Sonatas 1 & 2 by Yakov Kasman on Calliope, which I highly recommend. Kasman is among a number of pianists who are great artists and are little known by the general public. His recordings of Scarlatti Sonatas on ProPiano,Prokofiev Sonatas and Haydn Sonatas on...
by Steinway
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met's new "Rigoletto"
Replies: 18
Views: 2295

Re: The Met's new "Rigoletto"

I wouldn't see this fiasco either at the Met or on HD. This pathetic attempt to be "creative" is going to haunt Gelb's reputation and the stability of the Metropolitan for years to come. I'm certain that the artists who have to perform in these outrageous distortions of great operatic works must be ...
by Steinway
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Emanuel Ax: New CD of "Variations" on Sony Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Re: Emanuel Ax: New CD of "Variations" on Sony Classical

Lance..

Every time I read your posts, it costs me money. Cut it out !!

Seriously, one of my very favorite pianists and I must get this new CD. :)
by Steinway
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP is out of touch piece of evidence # 2,347
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: GOP is out of touch piece of evidence # 2,347

Perfect !! Re-signing Priebus is like a Major League baseball team giving a huge bonus to a pitcher who had a record of 2 wins and 20 losses during the season. This group sure knows how to pick winners, don't they? Their choices for the last election were a multitude of losers and now the guy who le...
by Steinway
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOPers Plan to Destroy Democracy in America
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: GOPers Plan to Destroy Democracy in America

"Sans maitre, stick around the Pub for another week or two and you'll soon become aware that for Reb Lem, the Republicans are evil, meanie ogres. On the other hand, the Democrats are saintly citizens who can do no wrong." Reb Lem's definition of most Republicans in the U.S.Congress is completely acc...
by Steinway
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 10
Views: 4756

Re: A Cautionary Tale

Ric.. Thankfully your story has a positive ending and makes me wonder about ignoring symptoms. So far I've survived 82 years of good health and feel very fortunate that I've been blessed with good genes. Please take care of yourself and do whatever your present physician recommends. Best wishes for ...
by Steinway
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Eger
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Joseph Eger

As a young man, I had the privilege of knowing Joe Eger, who was the person who recommended that I audition for Curtis.

He was a wonderful and warm person, a superb horn virtuoso and a special friend when I needed one as a youngster.

Rest in peace, Joe. The world of music has lost a great man.
by Steinway
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A magnificently shocking CD from Lisitsa!
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Re: A magnificently shocking CD from Lisitsa!

Lance..

Just ordered it from Amazon.

When you rave like this, I feel compelled to respond.

Will let you know !
by Steinway
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Werner Isler in Hospital/Rehab
Replies: 30
Views: 10347

Re: Werner Isler in Hospital/Rehab

Donald..

Please tell your dad my thoughts and best wishes are with him.

HH
by Steinway
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Nezet-Seguin
Replies: 1
Views: 2942

Nezet-Seguin

This review by Stearns is excellent, but he missed the boat on the Shostakovich 5th. I've heard this masterpiece live many times and have most of the recordings available and this rendering which I heard on Friday was the most rousing, the most stirring and the most remarkably skilled interpretation...
by Steinway
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What the Hell Is an 'Assault Weapon'?
Replies: 18
Views: 7155

Re: What the Hell Is an 'Assault Weapon'?

Here's a quote from an article in Slate.com.. " In Australia, a shooting massacre in 1996 prompted the government to ban the sale of semiautomatic eapons , buy back those in circulation ,and require gun purchasers to register all weapons under their own names. Gun deaths there dropped 59 % over the ...
by Steinway
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What the Hell Is an 'Assault Weapon'?
Replies: 18
Views: 7155

Re: What the Hell Is an 'Assault Weapon'?

"so guns that only fire one round per trigger pull are OK?" If one needs a gun at all, one round per pull is fine with me. If you use a weapon for killing a deer or a bunny, if you miss your target, the animal deserves to live. If you're defending your home from an invader, pull the trigger twice. S...
by Steinway
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The hijacking of the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 23
Views: 1733

Re: The hijacking of the 2nd Amendment

"After three hours of strategizing, they decided they needed to fight Obama on everything. The new president had no idea what the Republicans were planning." The Republican party gets more despicable and more right-wing with every passing day. What's good for the American people is totally irrelevan...
by Steinway
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nezet-Seguin at the top of his game....
Replies: 7
Views: 3791

Re: Nezet-Seguin at the top of his game....

I'm seeing him conduct my favorite symphony, the Shostakovich 5th on Friday afternnon.

Can't wait for this one! :D
by Steinway
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clarence Thomas speaks out!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Clarence Thomas speaks out!!

Finally, the National Embarrassment has something profound to say.. :wink:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/natio ... peaks.html
by Steinway
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday Cliftwood!
Replies: 11
Views: 5488

Re: Happy Birthday Cliftwood!

My sincere thanks to all for your kind words. My pal maestrob let the cat out of the bag, the rascal! :D I share the January 4 date with John, although my arrival on the scene was 1931 ! I'm very fortunate to be healthy after all these years and able to function like a much younger person, all attri...
by Steinway
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2012 Fox News record
Replies: 0
Views: 514

2012 Fox News record

The TV arm of the Republican party continues its disgraceful propaganda campaign , under the guise of being a "news network". :roll:

http://www.alternet.org/12-unbelievably ... paging=off
by Steinway
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Hawaii gov chose Brian Schatz for the Senate
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Why Hawaii gov chose Brian Schatz for the Senate

A courageous choice and a victory for Progressives.

Bravo, Governor. :D
by Steinway
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TIMEWASTE nonperson of the year 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: TIMEWASTE nonperson of the year 2012

Quite a dark and foreboding cover portrait, and absolutely perfect for someone whose one true undeniable achievement is to have made all Americans hate each other, just as all the ethnicities of Chicago hate and loathe each other. _________________ Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord! A...
by Steinway
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: For cat lovers.
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: For cat lovers.

Piston..

I really admire your powers of observation. I'm certain that few people would have caught that manipulation.

Bravo, Sherlock! :lol:
by Steinway
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The minset of the NRA.
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

The minset of the NRA.

With leadership like this lunatic, no wonder the NRA holds the Congress hostage and the American people have to suffer the consequences.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/us/nr ... _LO_MST_FB
by Steinway
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Send in the clowns
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Send in the clowns

by Steinway
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Jeremy Denk recital
Replies: 2
Views: 3752

Re: Jeremy Denk recital

Henry..


You put Cobrin's review back into the shadows.

This was a marvelous recital and feel very pleased to have been there.

Have a great holiday.
by Steinway
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ricordanza!
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: Happy Birthday, Ricordanza!

Best wishes to the best reviewer on this forum.

See you soon, Henry!
by Steinway
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Herr RW, Ever Considered Trimming Your Operas A Little?
Replies: 10
Views: 1799

Re: Herr RW, Ever Considered Trimming Your Operas A Little?

Some famous people agree with you. "The trouble with opera is that there's always too much singing" Claude Debussy "The trouble with opera in the U.S. is that it's trying to sell caviar to a hamburger -eating country." Helen Traubel ""There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas wha...
by Steinway
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mixed-Bag Masked Ball
Replies: 14
Views: 2256

Re: Mixed-Bag Masked Ball

Lenny.. The singing by all of the principals was outstanding, the sets ridiculous and the direction was from outer space. I love this opera and would like to have seen the work as Verdi designed it, but I'm not unhappy overall. I also am a big fan of the things on display during the intermissions an...
by Steinway
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aristophanes and Jim DeMint
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: Aristophanes and Jim DeMint

I'm happier to see this hardline rightwinger in any tank rather than the U.S.Senate. Maybe, before it's too late for them, the Republicans will learn that heading for the center of the political spectrum is the only way for them to survive as a party.
by Steinway
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dave Brubeck Dead At 91
Replies: 19
Views: 2949

Re: Dave Brubeck Dead At 91

A tragic loss, indeed. He and his marvelous group always gave me continual pleasure with their brilliance, their creativity and their discipline. Brubeck wasn't a technical master of the piano but his musicality and intensity and his terrific feel for the music he was playing more than made up for h...
by Steinway
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The meaning of the war on Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

The meaning of the war on Christmas

Robert Parry , bless him, gets to the heart of every subject he looks into.

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/12/04/me ... ristmas-2/
by Steinway
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The right-wing nut comments on the shameful vote yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 511

The right-wing nut comments on the shameful vote yesterday

This rejected religious fanatic continues to rear his ugly head on an issue that every Republican Senator should be ashamed of.



http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... rents.html
by Steinway
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Anthony di Bonaventura dead at 83
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: Pianist Anthony di Bonaventura dead at 83

"I believe that this is a pianist that Cliftwood admires." Ric, he is indeed and his Scarlatti sonata CD still remains at the top of my list of many, many performances. He recorded another fine Cd on Titanic, which included the Chopin Scherzo # 4, Polonaise, Barcarolle and the Sonata op.58. I also h...