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by Werner
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sponsors for the Third Reich
Replies: 19
Views: 3034

Re: Sponsors for the Third Reich

Could you imagine an ad like this running in Britain even twenty, thirty years ago?

No further comment.
by Werner
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What everyone is too polite to say about Steve
Replies: 39
Views: 4537

Re: What everyone is too polite to say about Steve

I'm not amused.
by Werner
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cain opens 20 point lead
Replies: 49
Views: 5218

Re: Cain opens 20 point lead

How many times does one have to say that running a large business = creditable in itself - has nothing in common with running a large and complex modern nation. And that contnues to be true, however many times you try to simplify the isssue. Talk about laughable experience, remember the military her...
by Werner
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What everyone is too polite to say about Steve
Replies: 39
Views: 4537

Re: What everyone is too polite to say about Steve

Chalkie, thank you for your post re Steve Jobs. It's important to hear this from you. We all have our weaknesses - have just had that demonstrated - but the story here seems to me - an outside non-expert - that his accoplishments will stand the test of time. Hope you're doing well - here is one (amo...
by Werner
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cain opens 20 point lead
Replies: 49
Views: 5218

Re: Cain opens 20 point lead

Keaggy, John answered your question better than I could. Racism is certainly not behind my comment. But picture this: here is a man from the proverbial "nowhere," who has built a substantial business (though I've never heard of it) which is an accomplishment all its own. Great - one of the multitude...
by Werner
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cain opens 20 point lead
Replies: 49
Views: 5218

Re: Cain opens 20 point lead

Reading this thread and considering taking Republican politics seriously is a hair-raising proposition.

On the other hand, there is low comedy..................
by Werner
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Karl Henning!
Replies: 13
Views: 3354

Re: Happy Birthday, Karl Henning!

Many happy and healthy returns, Karl!
by Werner
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Good bye Andy
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Good bye Andy

Keaggy, I can't imagine being more opposed to the temper of any poster but yours (politically, not personally.)

That makes me particularly appreciate the tone of your post re Andy Rooney.

Nice going!
by Werner
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Putin's plan for a new economic Soviet Union.
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Putin's plan for a new economic Soviet Union.

I dimly remember the phrase "Co-Prosperity Sphere" to label Japan's venture into World War II.

To be watched with caution.
by Werner
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach Did Indeed Write An Opera !
Replies: 14
Views: 4495

Re: Bach Did Indeed Write An Opera !

Definition of a pun, Maestro: Making the best of the Wurst.
by Werner
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality
Replies: 28
Views: 2751

Re: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality

You're right, John - we're essentially in agreement - have been for some time. I guess I was thrown off by the word "lynchingn" of which I see no sign in the events we were discussing. And you are right about enemy fighters in custody, be it Guantanamo or any other prison facility. There are rules r...
by Werner
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality
Replies: 28
Views: 2751

Re: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality

Thank you, Agnes, for that article. I guess this is the one originally from the Washington Post, which I've hear Rush Limbaugh trashing on TV. If that guy disses it, it's got to be good. But beyond that, you're right about that last sentence. The heart of the matter is right there. All the best to a...
by Werner
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality
Replies: 28
Views: 2751

Re: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality

I get your point, Agnes. Times have changed, indeed, and the same must apply to wartime tactics, in a certain way. The point I was trying to make was that when crimes have been committed in a legal setting - such as the Ft. Hood shootings, there are clear legal ways of meetinfg that challenge (take ...
by Werner
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality
Replies: 28
Views: 2751

Re: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality

Nice sermon, John, but I can't quite see it your way here. You speak of the rule of law and lynching. The rule of law is being applied to the psychiatrist Major who killed those people at Ft. Hood, acting under the "inspiration" of Al Awlaki. The Major is on trial in the legal way. Al Awlaki is out ...
by Werner
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality
Replies: 28
Views: 2751

Re: Anwar al-Awlaki killed; GOPers not confused by reality

We're fortuate in finally having a President who defends this nation by bringing what vengeance is appripriate or feasible, with positive resluts. We must remember that what Osama and al-Awlaki did was an act of war, not a crime that can be punished by the regular civli process. I can't recall many ...
by Werner
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach Did Indeed Write An Opera !
Replies: 14
Views: 4495

Re: Bach Did Indeed Write An Opera !

Gotta hand it to you, John -Bach-elors, indeed!

Can't you see how CMG is adding to the classical music lore?
by Werner
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program, Sat., Oct. 1, 2011: Vladimir Horowitz
Replies: 7
Views: 1947

Re: Lance's program, Sat., Oct. 1, 2011: Vladimir Horowitz

Lance, a check for maintenance is a good thing. The important thing is that it finds you in reasonable shape, ready to keep doing what you do so well.

With regards and best wishes, the Islers of upstate and downstate.
by Werner
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shura Cherkassky
Replies: 20
Views: 5309

Re: Shura Cherkassky

It's amazing - and wonderful - to see a wonderful figure from the past suddenly turn up here. Ther number of reactions illoustrates the importance of Shura. One of my early expriences with him was a Carnegie Hall recital after Bruce Hungerford - then in Europe - recommended we go hear him. He was, o...
by Werner
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance wins "Lifetime Achievement Award"
Replies: 34
Views: 7674

Re: Lance wins "Lifetime Achievement Award"

Let me join the chorus, CHALKIE - a happy occasion - even better with good news from you.

Just goes to show the crowd CMG attracts!
by Werner
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance wins "Lifetime Achievement Award"
Replies: 34
Views: 7674

Re: Lance wins "Lifetime Achievement Award"

WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY, LANCE!
IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE RECOGNIZED THE EXTRAORDINARY VALUES YOU REPRESENT IN THE WORK YOU DO - FOR THE ART YOU SERVE, THE CLASSICAL MUSIC WORLD YOU INSPIRE, YOUR GUIDANCE OF CMG, AND THE EXAMPLE OF MUSICAL IDEALISM YOU SET.
THANK YOU!
by Werner
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays!
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays!

That was a great tour of dignitaries, Auntie. It's good to know that our past heroes are still alive for us. And don't forget your quota of one bitrthday a year for all the coming years, Auntie, Dulcinea, Teresa, and John. Many happy returns!
by Werner
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My New Classical Music Program For The Elderly
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Re: My New Classical Music Program For The Elderly

A great idea, Robert, and I'm sure you know how to make it interesting for your audience.

Lots of luck,
by Werner
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KC's Turn Next Week
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: KC's Turn Next Week

Donald, I saw your new hall mentioned in connection with the NYTimes coverage of the Montreal hall, and knew I could look forward to hearing from you as your two new halls started operating. Thank you for the early heads-up - both halls look beautiful, and I trusst your musical and cultural area wil...
by Werner
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Home Will Be My PRISON for Six Months!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2558

Re: My Home Will Be My PRISON for Six Months!!!

Consider it a cautionary measure to keep you safe while this seizure fades into the background.

Can you have a friend take you to some of the events you'd like to attend in the meantime?
by Werner
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Words Matter! But it depends on .....
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

Re: Words Matter! But it depends on .....

I guess there are others out there besides the Augusta Chronicle editorialists who can make words mean anything they want them to, aren't there?
by Werner
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are CMGers making out with all the rain?
Replies: 21
Views: 6841

Re: How are CMGers making out with all the rain?

What an experience, Lance! Before this, who ever saw the Binghamton-Vestal area a prospect for flooding?

I hope that you, the family, house - and instrument(s) will emerge high, dry, and safe.
by Werner
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Like the Chopin Piano Concertos 1 and 2?
Replies: 21
Views: 3199

Re: Like the Chopin Piano Concertos 1 and 2?

I guess if you're a conductor you'll find the Chopin concerti less than challenging. Not so, I think, if you pay attention to the main thing in both works, the solo part. It's on the piano that Chopin's genius found full expression. It's interesting that you mention Idil Biret. During the first year...
by Werner
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who do you think replaces Fischer-Dieskau?
Replies: 40
Views: 4960

Re: Who do you think replaces Fischer-Dieskau?

I tend to agree with all the previous posts regarding the eminence of Fischer-Dieskau. What an incredible achievement this is! But if we think of Fischer-Dieskau in his days, one name appears to make DFD a little less unique - and that's Hermann Prey. I don;t believe in compative quality ratings. He...
by Werner
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Internet Radio Classical Stations
Replies: 9
Views: 7909

Re: Internet Radio Classical Stations

My introduction to Internet radio has been Lance Hill's excellent and long establisherd program airing at 7 PM Eastern time, and now available worldwide throough the Internet. Lance's taset and level of programming is a gift to his listeners, andif we're home on Saturdays - unfotunately rarely of la...
by Werner
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Jew Suss and Company
Replies: 24
Views: 4845

Re: The Jew Suss and Company

A level of wisdom that can well be applied more widely and generally - I think I've suggested it before - it revolves around tolerance (of others and their beliefs) - and respect.
by Werner
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I had to share this
Replies: 14
Views: 3809

Re: I had to share this

Beauitifully done! Thanks, John, for finding this and picking it up for us.
by Werner
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are hurricane friends doing with Irene?
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

Re: How are hurricane friends doing with Irene?

Laance, I agree with you on Bloomberg's actions through this crisis - it will do much to repair his rep from lat Winter's snow.

I was surprised, though, at this late time, at the water level in Roscoe, not far from you.
Here's hoping that the Hills stayed safe and dry!
by Werner
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Irene's Path? Please Take Care!
Replies: 12
Views: 5367

Re: In Irene's Path? Please Take Care!

In the name of all Northeast CMGers. thank you, Cosi, for your concern. This is surely a unique experience among extremes of weather - not just the wind level, which did not turn out to be so high, but the incredible amount of rain. Reading John's note from Stony Creek, I remembered just seeing news...
by Werner
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Jew Suss and Company
Replies: 24
Views: 4845

Re: The Jew Suss and Company

If I may add another two cents' worth, you'll forgive me if I again refer to posts by Agnes and Absinthe. I agree with Agnes that John Francis laid out the issues very well - that's something we can count on from him and appreciate him for. As for the unfortunate instance cited by Absinthe, it's whe...
by Werner
Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Jew Suss and Company
Replies: 24
Views: 4845

Re: The Jew Suss and Company

(This is Donald.)

John Francis' last post on this topic explained it very well.
by Werner
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Jew Suss and Company
Replies: 24
Views: 4845

Re: The Jew Suss and Company

Absinthe has a point in seeing World War II as Part 2 of the Great War. A word or two about Absinthe's comments re anti-semitism, compared to Agnes'. Anyone who has lived with the issue, as so many of us on and off this board have, knows that Anti-Semitism is old and will continue to exist in some w...
by Werner
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Jew Suss and Company
Replies: 24
Views: 4845

Re: The Jew Suss and Company

(This is Donald.) Offhand I can immediately think of at least two members of my family who were German Jews who got the Iron Cross in the First World War and later came here as poor refugees. Both had to then start over from scratch way into middle age. I see very little in common between their expe...
by Werner
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sina Berlinski At 100
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Re: Sina Berlinski At 100

I'm happy to see that Donald has paid this tribute to a grand lady, whom we all knew through the years. Along the way, I also had some lessons with her and benefited from her jugment and advice. But what particularly impressed me was her contiuedinterest in any evidene of his work that Donald sent h...
by Werner
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sina Berlinski At 100
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Re: Sina Berlinski At 100

(This is Donald.) Sina Berlinski (August 27th, 1910 - February 21st, 2011) Never got around to writing anything about Mrs. Berlinski after she died, following a brief illness back in February. Hopefully, she was not aware that she suffered the indignity of having her biography removed from Wikipedia...
by Werner
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?
Replies: 56
Views: 12593

Re: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?

(This is Donald.)

I guess the standard attire for female solo artists has changed a bit since the days of Myra Hess...............
by Werner
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Johann Nepomuk Hummel's operatic piano music (Naxos)
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: Johann Nepomuk Hummel's operatic piano music (Naxos)

(This is Donald.)

Constance Keene recorded all of his piano sonatas. If you like these pieces you may like them, too. I remember that Harold Schonberg was enthusiastic about her performances.
by Werner
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?
Replies: 56
Views: 12593

Re: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?

"If you've got it, flaunt it!" ---------- just what is it performers are supposed to flaunt these days?
by Werner
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?
Replies: 56
Views: 12593

Re: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?

Haven't heaard her or seen her - will suspend judgment.
by Werner
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A sad note....
Replies: 40
Views: 16200

Re: A sad note....

(from Donald)

Very sorry to hear such sad news. My condolences to you and your family.

Donald
by Werner
Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A sad note....
Replies: 40
Views: 16200

Re: A sad note....

A sad time for you, Heck. Our deep sympathy for you at your loss.
by Werner
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Virtuosos Becoming a Dime a Dozen!
Replies: 21
Views: 6740

Re: Virtuosos Becoming a Dime a Dozen!

No question that the technical accomplishment of some of these young artists is something to marvel at. I note in Tommassini's piece that he gives them credit, too, for a degree of musicianship that goes beyond technical brilliance. An example was notable at the IKIF Festival to which Tommasini refe...
by Werner
Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ah, I miss so many of our posts :-(
Replies: 50
Views: 10629

Re: Ah, I miss so many of our posts :-(

Agreed! Let's not pretend that any of us are here to publish our deathless prose of wisdom. Yes, I've enjoyed reading many posts here, and I continue to be grateful to Lance for providing this platform for discussion. And along the way I've met many valued friends, among whom I'll pick out Chalkie f...
by Werner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Friday Night at the IKIF - Rabinovich and Hamelin (Repost)
Replies: 0
Views: 2309

Friday Night at the IKIF - Rabinovich and Hamelin (Repost)

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by Werner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Yuan Sheng Recital at IKIF (Repost)
Replies: 0
Views: 2368

Yuan Sheng Recital at IKIF (Repost)

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by Werner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Cyprien Katsaris Recital at IKIF (Repost)
Replies: 0
Views: 2384

Cyprien Katsaris Recital at IKIF (Repost)

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