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by Werner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Dmitri Alexeev Recital at IKIF (Repost)
Replies: 0
Views: 2265

Dmitri Alexeev Recital at IKIF (Repost)

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by Werner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Haesun Paik Recital at IKIF (Repost)
Replies: 0
Views: 2561

Haesun Paik Recital at IKIF (Repost)

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by Werner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: David Dubal Program on Liszt at IKIF (Repost)
Replies: 0
Views: 2466

David Dubal Program on Liszt at IKIF (Repost)

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by Werner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Jerome Rose Recital at IKIF (Repost)
Replies: 0
Views: 2203

Jerome Rose Recital at IKIF (Repost)

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by Werner
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your WORST-EVER CONCERT experience.
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Re: Your WORST-EVER CONCERT experience.

(Donald again.) It was loud enough that quite a few people, if not everyone, must have played that extra note.
by Werner
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your WORST-EVER CONCERT experience.
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Re: Your WORST-EVER CONCERT experience.

This is Donald. Once again I can't sign on under my own name, for some reason. I don't know if this was my worst concert expereince, but it was one of the funniest. When I was at the High School of Music and Art, in New York City, we were invited one afternoon to hear Stokowski's orchestra (can't re...
by Werner
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Is America Committing Suicide?
Replies: 40
Views: 5683

Re: Why Is America Committing Suicide?

As they say, Lenny, you can tall people by their friends - or enemies. Thius would seem to make you and me friends,because we've got a mutual enemy. And your agreement with Teresa seems to me to settle the matter. So we're all on the same page.
by Werner
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Is America Committing Suicide?
Replies: 40
Views: 5683

Re: Why Is America Committing Suicide?

John has never been a bully, Lenny.. Moreover, he's right - you've made the same point over and over without showing any reaction to posts such as Teresa's, who is involved with this issue professionally, and others, including myself having given the issue some thought over what's getting to be nine...
by Werner
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Is America Committing Suicide?
Replies: 40
Views: 5683

Re: Why Is America Committing Suicide?

Dear Agnes, I'll presume to butt into this conversation to suggest that you, Theo, and Teresa are closer to the truth than Lenny, whose impression of Medicare speding fortunes to keep incurable patients alive is based more on assumptions than the experience of professionally engaged physicians. I do...
by Werner
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Is America Committing Suicide?
Replies: 40
Views: 5683

Re: Why Is America Committing Suicide?

A simplistic answer, Teresa: The existence of our nation - our world - was threatened then, and we had to defend ourselves. Having no built-in mechanism for doing so, it still strikes me that the darft was the only possible measure. As it happened, as a fairly recent immigrant, I thought I should vo...
by Werner
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can We Just Stop The Partisan Rants ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: Can We Just Stop The Partisan Rants ?

Steve, I've had too much respect for you to consider you capable of a post like the one I've just seen. Pat phraseology like supposed hatred of our common ideals of democracy, and inept parallels to Soviet commuinism just fall back on the old and tired propaganda gamesmanship. I'm much more impresse...
by Werner
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question on the lost pages
Replies: 39
Views: 3605

Re: Question on the lost pages

And all this is happening while Lance is away on a trip that should be sn unalloyed pleasure for him. Instead, it leaves a mess to welcome him back home. I don't know whether there is anything he could have done if he were at home, or whether he has any means of fixing it on his return- Chalkie's re...
by Werner
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Forum Rollback
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: The Forum Rollback

Can we make a deal, Steve? let's all agree that you are right - until the site gets fixed!
by Werner
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leon Fleisher's new book!
Replies: 7
Views: 1992

Re: Leon Fleisher's new book!

Lance, I got it as a present, too, and am in the midst of reading it. It's treasurable on many counts - for his music-making, his pianism - not necessarily the same thing - and his ultimate mastery over a major challenge. Before I go on, I should also agree with Chalkie in appreciating Anne Midgette...
by Werner
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Babylon Wales: Chalkie Davies
Replies: 32
Views: 4670

Re: Babylon Wales: Chalkie Davies

Nice to meeet you, Chalkie. And there's more to you, as we can tell from the knowledge and sophistication of your musical posts, and your presence on this site. Not to mention the potential we still don't know.

I repeat myself - nice to meet you, good to have you on board. Keep up the good work!
by Werner
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Werner Isler passes 4,000 posts on CMG!
Replies: 14
Views: 4692

Re: Werner Isler passes 4,000 posts on CMG!

Thank you, Lance, and thank you, everybody, for your kind words. CMG has been a factor in the lives and interests of so many, including yours truly. About that starting date of my membership, though: everybody renewed their membership about that time after the site had ben hacked, and much backgroun...
by Werner
Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kevin Kammerdeiner, the story of a Wounded Warrior.
Replies: 634
Views: 509542

Re: Kevin wishes you a Merry Xmas via Video...Please Watch...

I'm sure we all agree in wishiing Kevin well for the New Year, I can think of no better wishes than the objectives Lesley has outlined in her post. And let's wish her well, too, recognizing how she has stood by Kevin through all these years. May the coming year and the future bring them both as much...
by Werner
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy 2011 CMGers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2996

Re: Happy 2011 CMGers!

Did anyone notice that time has begun to fly - or is it just an illusion? whatever the answer, I seem to remember starting a brand new year quite recently,and now it's gone. Could it be that spending time with our CMG friends has made it go more quickly? Here is hoping that the new year may bring al...
by Werner
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kevin Kammerdeiner, the story of a Wounded Warrior.
Replies: 634
Views: 509542

Re: Kevin wishes you a Merry Xmas via Video...Please Watch...

It's been close to three yeats that Chalkie has been posting the bulletins of Kevin's and Matt's journey through the horrors of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I think I have read just about every daily post. This issue can't be merged with the justificcation of going to war in each specific instanc...
by Werner
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Book Review - The Autobiography of Artur Schnabel
Replies: 19
Views: 10351

Re: Book Review - The Autobiography of Artur Schnabel

As far as I remember, there is no mention of his own compositions in the book. I may be wrong, and if so pklease correct me. But I do know that, important as composition was to Artur Schnabel - equivalent if not outweighing his interpretive work - he drew a line between the two aspects of his musici...
by Werner
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Is Something That Came In My Email Inbox...
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: This Is Something That Came In My Email Inbox...

I doubt it, Cosi. This is sensationalist, alarmist, and using volumes of skillful verbiage to snare you into his scheme - whatever that may be. Like John, I listened to a lot of this, telling you how great he is, but the overture led to nothing concrete. I'd rather depend on people who have a track ...
by Werner
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Newly discovered ancestors.
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: Newly discovered ancestors.

If we go back far enough to determine that we're all (distantly) related - the next step would be to keep the arguments in the family.
by Werner
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama has scored again
Replies: 19
Views: 5918

Re: Obama has scored again

As you said, Barry, the fact that the Cold War is history makes a big difference. Of course we still need to guard ourselves, but - to what extent we don't know at this point - the relationship has changed from warfare to competition. Where's the difference? we don't know yet, but we should not fall...
by Werner
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the Worm Turned for Iran
Replies: 10
Views: 2757

Re: How the Worm Turned for Iran

A fascinating story, indeed. I would hope it will propel the Iraniabns to all the "success they're entitled to" in their nuclear program. A worry, here as in similar situations, is the fact that the story necessarily involves some description of the means, So I hope not too much of this becomes publ...
by Werner
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Seán reaches 4,000 Posts...
Replies: 21
Views: 3293

Re: Seán reaches 4,000 Posts...

Congrats, Seàn - keep warm, and keep up the good work!
by Werner
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama has scored again
Replies: 19
Views: 5918

Re: Obama has scored again

A fitting conclusion to that Reagan appraisal. There were many aspects to his presidency that strike me as wrong - but then there is the undoubted charisma and optinism of the man, and his appropriate action in working with Gorbachev to reduce the Cold War tensions. "Trust but Verify" was a good slo...
by Werner
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama has scored again
Replies: 19
Views: 5918

Re: Obama has scored again

Well said, Jak. It's the right thing to do, the deed is done, and perhaps the term "shellacking" is ripe to be put in storage. Considering the course of presidencies, half way through the first term is the obvious time to observe problems, real or potential. But we've seen that judgment has to be he...
by Werner
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Christmas Olive Branch
Replies: 32
Views: 10525

Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

I've been agitating for civility in these discussions and see some progress in that area. No point reversing that. I do miss Ralph's posts and hope he finds his way back here eventually.
by Werner
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How is BHO Regarded ...
Replies: 59
Views: 10053

Re: How is BHO Regarded ...

Cosi and Barry, I think there is a line of thinking contrary to what you've read - and that's been under discussion as long as our current efforts at getting out of the inherited mess have been going on. I'm sure you've read it, too. In a way, it's uncanny how we seem to be in a replay of things. Re...
by Werner
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How is BHO Regarded ...
Replies: 59
Views: 10053

Re: How is BHO Regarded ...

i think we're talking about different levels of ""wealth." I suppose, Cosi, that you refer to thecategory of the top 1% or2%. There are lots of income levels below that, and that's what I had in mind.
by Werner
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How is BHO Regarded ...
Replies: 59
Views: 10053

Re: How is BHO Regarded ...

As Barry said, things like changing th retirement age need to be done slowly and deliberately. I believe that it's been raised to 67 or is about to be - you'll forgive me for not being quite up to date about this, being somewhat beyond that age. But with increasing longevity. and exempting cases whe...
by Werner
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Beginning of the End for Obamacare
Replies: 57
Views: 8268

Re: The Beginning of the End for Obamacare

Thank you, Agnes, for that necessary statement. It should certainly outweigh the patent propaganda statements we keep being fed in opposition. The opposition, it has been pointed out, is much like that which met Social Security and Medicare whene they went through the legislative mill. Both encounte...
by Werner
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Beginning of the End for Obamacare
Replies: 57
Views: 8268

Re: The Beginning of the End for Obamacare

We'll see a lot more argument and a lot more discusssion about constitutional rights and privileges, and, yes, it will go up to the Supreme Ccourt. I'm no lawyer, so I suppose this goes beyond my competence - but how can I be forced to carry automobile insurance, but an equivalent obligation to buy ...
by Werner
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Resisting the Devil's Trill
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Resisting the Devil's Trill

An apt title for the thread, Henry!
by Werner
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: On another board, a discussion about ELLY NEY, pianist
Replies: 23
Views: 7987

Re: On another board, a discussion about ELLY NEY, pianist

I note your comment, Jack, and while I'd agree that the potential of the Nazi regime SHOULD have been obvious to all - looking at it from today's perspective - I wonder how many people on this side of the Atlantic could see it then (in 1937.) I don't know where you were then. I was a teenager living...
by Werner
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Celebrating the South's Secession during the Civil War
Replies: 14
Views: 3673

Re: Celebrating the South's Secession during the Civil War

I certainly agree with your initial post. Cosima. And I have spent enough time in the South in my traveling years to appreciate something of the Southern charm, and a sense of tradition going back to the Civil War developing into something like conversational folkways. At least, as far as I heve eve...
by Werner
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wikileaks Confirm What George W Bush Said
Replies: 39
Views: 4684

Re: Wikileaks Confirm What George W Bush Said

.......................and we're relying on Wikileaks to correct history?

Now let's just make Sarah Palin President - preferablly without bothering with all the intrusive literate formalities - and all will be right with the world.
by Werner
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lemco's sizzling Simone Dinnerstein Bach review ...
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: Lemco's sizzling Simone Dinnerstein Bach review ...

I haven't heard Dinnerstein in person, either, but there is certainly a vast difference between the impressions created by these two reviews. On one hand, it's rare to read something of the rare vitriol of the Lemco review, which must have had some basis in fact. On the other hand, was it just a bad...
by Werner
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Conservative Case for Wikileaks
Replies: 11
Views: 2575

Re: The Conservative Case for Wikileaks

It may or may not cost lives. It will certainly do damage of some sort. To me, it's a variety of terrorism, carried on at the newly developed electronic hacking level. We have seen more than our share of terrorist activity in this past decade. We have seen it do serious damage. "We"'re still here. W...
by Werner
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best Prokofiev piano sonatas?
Replies: 14
Views: 10041

Re: Best Prokofiev piano sonatas?

I'm glad you like Anne-Marie McDermott, Chalkie. She won the Bruce Hungerford Memorial Award at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1983 - the first one to win the Hungerford Award and the YCA Auditions simultaneously - one of eight over the twenty-five years of the Hungrford Founda...
by Werner
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Santiago Rodriguez
Replies: 9
Views: 3023

Re: Santiago Rodriguez

Your post made me google a name I remembered, but with very little detail. So I googled him and found that he won the silver medal at the 1981 Cliburn Competition. Many performances and recordings are listed - I remember hearing him on the radio many years ago. At present, his activities include tea...
by Werner
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alma Mahler
Replies: 10
Views: 2415

Re: Alma Mahler

The story of those three very different and extraordinary women from your hand, Agnes, is something to look orward to.
by Werner
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program, Sat., Dec. 4, 2010: Karl Henning, composer
Replies: 19
Views: 2541

Re: Lance's program, Sat., Dec. 4, 2010: Karl Henning, composer

As can be seen from the foregoing posts, Lance, your program is much appreciated, and an introduction to a friend online. Listening, I thought I'd find a favorite to talk about, but there was too much to like to designate a single piece. I agree with your enthusiasm for Karl's choral music - the two...
by Werner
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann Speculation
Replies: 28
Views: 9276

Re: Schumann Speculation

Regarding the question about great Schumann pianists, there are many, current and historically. One name that's not often remembered is Adrian Aeschbacher, a Schnabel pupil who recorded extensively for DG in the Fifties and Sixties, with a special affinity for Schumann and Schhubert. His "Davidsbünd...
by Werner
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann Speculation
Replies: 28
Views: 9276

Re: Schumann Speculation

Speaking for myself, Martin, I must say that I can't see the connection you make between Chopin's Preludes and Schumann, or the distincrtion you make between Schumann's Florestan and Eusebius sections. It demonstrates to me how very personal and individual our various reactions are to a given work o...
by Werner
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rubinstein cconcerto recordings
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: Rubinstein cconcerto recordings

To me, Rubinstein's most compelling recording of Brahms First is with Reiner - masterful on all counts.
by Werner
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann Speculation
Replies: 28
Views: 9276

Re: Schumann Speculation

I must admit that speculations of this type don't particularly interest me. Of academic interest, well, perhaps. but this is in line with the periodic speculations about Mozart's diseases, treatment, and cause of death. At this distance, one thing we know is that they're gone, nothing can change tha...
by Werner
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann Speculation
Replies: 28
Views: 9276

Re: Schumann Speculation

I don't know about Ralph's photos of Chalkie, but I can put my hands on a couple of pictures of Chalkie that I took on a couple of occasions. Not, of course, of the caliber of Chalkie's work - and I think someone did manage to get my latest meetup shots on CMG - I don't remember who did it, or how, ...
by Werner
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Is Everybody Celebrating Thanksgiving...
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: How Is Everybody Celebrating Thanksgiving...

We're doing it the other way round - a long drive to see three generations - Donald''s brother and his son, grandhild, and assorted relatives. As Donald (who will do the driving) puts it, we're really going to grandpa's house - just not our grandpa. They live too far away for us to get together as o...