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by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tristan or Pinkerton
Replies: 24
Views: 4042

Re: Tristan or Pinkerton

Wagner is 'naff', Rattle is 'well naff', if you disagree then you can 'naff off'. :wink: :wink: :wink: Thanks, a new word: naff1 naf/ verbBritishinformal verb: naff; 3rd person present: naffs; past tense: naffed; past participle: naffed; gerund or present participle: naffing go away. "she told pres...
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why do we like sad music?
Replies: 44
Views: 9240

Re: Why do we like sad music?

D Minor
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Having Heard The Two Symphonies Of Kalinnikov ...
Replies: 11
Views: 4302

Re: Having Heard The Two Symphonies Of Kalinnikov ...

... repeatedly played by the Weasels, I'm afraid I find them little better than POSREDSTVENNYY=MEDIOCRE. :? :? :? :? :? I suspect that VK gets all that attention simply because he is Russian, and the Mustelids harbor the absurd delusion that all Russian composers are worthy compatriots and colleagu...
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tristan or Pinkerton
Replies: 24
Views: 4042

Re: Tristan or Pinkerton

Wagner is 'naff', Rattle is 'well naff', if you disagree then you can 'naff off'.

:wink: :wink: :wink:
by Chalkperson
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: Vinyl

I've always thought analog sounded better than digital. And not just "it's prettier," but more true to life. And far higher resolution than most digital on the best systems. This seems to be a matter of taste, but when I was in school (the first time, 25 years ago) I was in touch with a network of ...
by Chalkperson
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: Vinyl

Goodness! I'd no idea (obviously). What can the market be for this Jurassic Park resurrection of that extinct species? :) Not that I mind, I've still got nearly all the LPs I ever owned and haven't replaced any of them with CD reissues. But it's a puzzlement. I thought you donated your collection t...
by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to conduct
Replies: 36
Views: 6100

Re: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to cond

Are you ever going to address the real questions John, or keep just waffling on about your decades old experiences.

You may be knowledgable beyond reproach. But it's limited.

Maestro and I have far more open ears than you.

Your kind of attitude is what's driving people away from Opera.
by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to conduct
Replies: 36
Views: 6100

Re: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to cond

None of the singers you named was able to sing Werther and Siegmund in the same stage of his career, as did Kaufmann. Also Kaufmann has a dynamic range on high notes that boggles the mind. Please listen to his Puccini and Verdi albums which both show a wider rang of roles than any of the tenors you...
by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to conduct
Replies: 36
Views: 6100

Re: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to cond

For every Jonas Kaufmann you name, I can name half a dozen tenors of at least comparable excellence from periods that not only I but many others think of as a golden age. In the early 1960s, for example, there were Jussi Bjoerling and Giuseppe di Stefano and Fritz Wunderlich and Jon Vickers and Nic...
by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to conduct
Replies: 36
Views: 6100

Re: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to cond

John, Firstly, threads meander and that's how life is. Secondly, my reply dealt with Levene's possible replacement, a Conductor. I also responded about Orchestras and recordings. You are the one who chose to reply with a list of Wagner singers and changed the subject totally. Now you deem many thing...
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to conduct
Replies: 36
Views: 6100

Re: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to cond

Chalkie, I responded directly and relevantly to what you actually said: "You rarely rate the young conductors as highly as myself and a couple of others here, with no offense, I always think it's an age thing. You come from a different age, as does Lance, you stick with the 50's and 60's conductors...
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to conduct
Replies: 36
Views: 6100

Re: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to cond

It may indeed be an "age thing," Chalkie, but your implication that the artistic opinions of older people are somehow out of date and therefore not valid is untenable. Thanks to recordings, we no longer have to depend on our memory of past performers but can hear them here and now. Toscanini, and i...
by Chalkperson
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to conduct
Replies: 36
Views: 6100

Re: Levine to step down as Met director; still plans to cond

I'm not going to try and guess who the Met's new music director will be. Both articles speak of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who has conducted a number of times at the Met with general public and critical approval and is now music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. I've nothing against him but to tel...
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lucia Trash
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: Lucia Trash

I very much hope this comes to the Met.

I will go to the dress rehearsal and enjoy myself.
by Chalkperson
Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music business has lost billions
Replies: 19
Views: 5617

Re: Music business has lost billions

You certainly can make cheap high quality recordings, John F. Maybe not symphonic ones of course, but many of my friends who are professional musicians 'roll their own' on an iPad or iMac. Microphones are now really inexpensive, mixing board programs are very cheap to buy, and sound quality is excel...
by Chalkperson
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Forum Dinner 2 Weeks Away
Replies: 16
Views: 3351

Re: CMG Forum Dinner 2 Weeks Away

I thought the early start was a misprint, I might not be able to get there in time, I will do my best.

If I don't make it then I'm sure you will all have a wonderful time.
by Chalkperson
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kathleen Battle Is Returning to the Met
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Kathleen Battle Is Returning to the Met

Sorry, once someone replies the Thread can't be deleted by anyone except Lance.
by Chalkperson
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York's voters
Replies: 9
Views: 1674

Re: New York's voters

I remember two things about the place, besides the fact that it is the home of the not-to-be-missed National Museum of Harness Racing. You had to get on a two-lane country road called the Sarah Wells Trail, which did not even appear on any road map at the time, and it had a new and controversial co...
by Chalkperson
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Concerti Of Sigurd Rascher
Replies: 41
Views: 5160

Re: The Concerti Of Sigurd Rascher

To tell the truth, I wouldn't consider any concerto or solo work for saxophone as notable, because I really dislike the instrument's sound. Guess you hate Jazz then. Not at all. I quite like some jazz - the Modern Jazz Quartet, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, traditional jazz, etc. - but most of what...
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Concerti Of Sigurd Rascher
Replies: 41
Views: 5160

Re: The Concerti Of Sigurd Rascher

John F wrote:To tell the truth, I wouldn't consider any concerto or solo work for saxophone as notable, because I really dislike the instrument's sound.
Guess you hate Jazz then.
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musician sues Royal Opera House over ruined hearing
Replies: 19
Views: 2180

Re: Musician sues Royal Opera House over ruined hearing

I lost my part of my hearing back in the '70's thanks to spending too much time in front of Pete Townshend's amplifiers. For those who don't know, he's in The Who, I'm proud of this fact, that it was my buddy Pete. If it was Wagner, I'd be so embarrassed, the last thing I would do would be sue. I'd ...
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Francis 75.
Replies: 26
Views: 10419

Re: John Francis 75.

What can I say? With all due respect to every one of our valued posters, there are a special few whose loss would immeasurably diminish the board. I don't know what brought John to us, but it is a Providence to be thanked. He has been not only a friend but for me a teacher as well. Happy birthday. ...
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kathleen Battle Is Returning to the Met
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Kathleen Battle Is Returning to the Met

Come back Randall Wetmore!

Gimme Trump Threads over La Battle ones any day.

Dreadful woman, average voice, end of story.
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Forum Dinner 2 Weeks Away
Replies: 16
Views: 3351

Re: CMG Forum Dinner 2 Weeks Away

This says 2pm start for dinner?

Is this correct?
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Forum Dinner 2 Weeks Away
Replies: 16
Views: 3351

Re: CMG Forum Dinner 2 Weeks Away

I should also be able to join you.
by Chalkperson
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gail Collins: Take the Trump Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Re: Gail Collins: Take the Trump Quiz

It means he lost.
by Chalkperson
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pavel Jerdanowitch Painting Contest
Replies: 43
Views: 4074

Re: t

I didn't like the Kenneth Clark series at all. A pretentious twit biting off more than he should have been allowed to chew, I remember thinking at the time. My goodness. You're talking about a director of the UK's foremost art museum, a professor of art history at a great university and chancellor ...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A nuclear armed Trump
Replies: 12
Views: 5020

Re: A nuclear armed Trump

The Trump thread was your doing -- not mine. The incendiary content in it came from you and your posts -- not mine. I remained civil and never used profanity despite it being thrown at me. That is, I took the high road when the low road was thrown at me. Your comments on Obama were incendiary. You ...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A nuclear armed Trump
Replies: 12
Views: 5020

Re: A nuclear armed Trump

We'll know better after today's primaries what's what. But I don't see any of the current crop of Republican wannabe presidents actually winning the election, and though I'm not a betting man, I don't think it will be a cliff-hanger on election night. What are you basing this on? The generic condit...
by Chalkperson
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Trump worse than Cruz ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: Is Trump worse than Cruz ?

rwetmore wrote:Cruz is certainly a more rigid ideologue than Trump.
Trump is a buffoon, he's not smart enough to even be able to spell idealogue.
by Chalkperson
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!
Replies: 14
Views: 6239

Re: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!

i made this very point some time ago, its the attack ad's that will get hilary the white house. Don't forget that Hillary's negatives are almost as high as Trump's. There will be attacks going her way as well. trump has made a mockery of the very idea of the presidency, way worse than clinton's ora...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!
Replies: 14
Views: 6239

Re: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!

Far from waiting, "the media" - favorite whipping boy of the right wing - has already shot its bolt at Trump, to little effect. Actually, they haven't really (at least that I've seen or noticed). Largely, presumably, because he's boosting their ratings so high and they're making so much money off o...
by Chalkperson
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile
Replies: 4
Views: 3076

Re: Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Mis

The Washington Free Beacon (who are they?) has got it wrong. The Iran nuclear deal does not lift US sanctions relating to missiles, which have remained in place. According to the Beacon story, "The Obama administration moved forward with new sanctions earlier this year as a result of the country’s ...
by Chalkperson
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 9074

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

Trump should have known and should know that by now he needs to tone down the antics significantly and start conducting himself more normally and running a more traditional style campaign. Maybe it's coming, but it's past due at this point, IMO. christ on a bike, you finally grasped reality. well d...
by Chalkperson
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?
Replies: 9
Views: 3939

Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

I have virtually all of David's many hosted and narrated nature documentaries and thoroughly enjoy them and him. We've seen most of his shows via PBS-we love him! Regards, Len Yes, he is a legend and loved by most everyone. He presents himself with such a large degree of class, he transcends even p...
by Chalkperson
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clash of Republican Con Artists
Replies: 4
Views: 2922

Re: Clash of Republican Con Artists

This should be in All things Trump.

Quit Trolling, Randall.
by Chalkperson
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 10066

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Last point to Randall. Did it ever occur to you that you are causing the lack of Threads here, that you are driving the other members away. We are down to a handful of regulars, none of whom agree with anything you post. I believe that's why no new blood surfaces, who would want to join a site where...
by Chalkperson
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 10066

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Besides, this place would be pretty dull without me. Virtually all of the other conservatives left. Someone has to spice things up and make the liberals think outside their worldview. Randall, My concern has always been the negative effect that you have on the site, that we look obsessed with Trump...
by Chalkperson
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 10066

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

Chalkie I disagree with rwet on most issues but doesn`t trolling apply to insulting people personally-where does expressing your opinion on subjects fit in? Len It doesn't. Chalkie just doesn't want my opinion or viewpoint to be expressed here, plain and simple. If there is anyone who is trolling i...
by Chalkperson
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 10066

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

All of this talk from Obama about Constitutional duty and stuff is ridiculously insincere and complete BS. the same applies to you, and all the crap you insist on trolling here. Chalkie may have to disagree with you-it only applies to Rwet and not the rest of us! Regards, Len [out the door] :lol: R...
by Chalkperson
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 10066

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

rwetmore wrote:BTW, Obama himself is completely full of sh*t on this issue. If you can't see that, then you are a true dupe.
And you, Randall, are nothing but a Troll.
by Chalkperson
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79
Replies: 62
Views: 10066

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died at Age 79

rwetmore wrote:All of this talk from Obama about Constitutional duty and stuff is ridiculously insincere and complete BS.
the same applies to you, and all the crap you insist on trolling here.
by Chalkperson
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Besides JS Bach, Mozart And Haydn, ...
Replies: 19
Views: 3669

Re: Besides JS Bach, Mozart And Haydn, ...

dulcinea wrote:John Francis:
When I asked around for a fourth H to accompany Handel, Haydn, and Hildegard, someone suggested Hasse; thanks for introducing his Mass to me.
Michael Haydn
by Chalkperson
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Night's Republican Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 3209

Re: Last Night's Republican Debate

OK Randall, tell me what they were, and where they were. Because as far as I knew they were all moved out of Iraq before we invaded. So, enlighten us with your knowledge. I never said WMDs (at least the big kind it was thought he had) were found or are there. I'm just saying I don't believe Bush li...
by Chalkperson
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last Night's Republican Debate
Replies: 14
Views: 3209

Re: Last Night's Republican Debate

Whoa...I'm watching the debate now. It's getting heated. I can't believe Trump said Bush lied about there being WMDs in Iraq. That may hurt him. I certainly don't agree and don't think Bush lied at all and believed there were WMDs. OK Randall, tell me what they were, and where they were. Because as...
by Chalkperson
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thoughts on the music of Nino Rota (1911-1979)
Replies: 4
Views: 2427

Re: Thoughts on the music of Nino Rota (1911-1979)

i have every note he wrote that has been recorded, a giant among musical men.
by Chalkperson
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "I miss Barack Obama"
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

Re: "I miss Barack Obama"

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/09/opinion/i-miss-barack-obama.html?src=recg&_r=0 Spoken by a true dupe. I'll take the bombast, politically incorrect, crass, but candid rhetoric of someone like Trump every time over someone who deliberately says the opposite of what he's doing and is a fraud by defi...
by Chalkperson
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 15002

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

lennygoran wrote:
rwetmore wrote:Sanders was polling an average of around +13% over Hillary, but won by well over 20%. Does this signify anything? I don't know.
Yeah it means you and your Wall St. friends are in serious trouble! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
Trolls have no friends. :mrgreen:
by Chalkperson
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2015 by far the hottest year on record
Replies: 28
Views: 5857

Re: 2015 by far the hottest year on record

Satellites: No global warming at all for 18 years 8 months http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/01/12/satellites-no-global-warming-at-all-for-18-years-8-months/ A little late, but this is in par with what I was saying. RSS shows no warming, but why is this being ignored? Because we don't care for Clima...
by Chalkperson
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 15002

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

This year America has another such opportunity; electing a woman president for the first time will be a historic declaration of our national character. No it won't. Please explain, perhaps in more than three curt words. I'm genuinely interested in what you think it will say about one of the last ba...