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Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2017, 01:28 AM
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None of your comments were arguments,; at best...

None of your comments were arguments,; at best jejune, at worst merely the bully pulpit on display. You are not going to use those tactics to destroy my freedom and moral propriety. As Jordan says,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,423
Posted By Humoresque
I'm wondering what you thought about this book. ...

I'm wondering what you thought about this book. Milo is hugely popular, though I don't always agree with him. I don't have the book and haven't read it, but Milo is part of a movement which is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Humoresque
Of course, you shouldn't attempt to watch it if...

Of course, you shouldn't attempt to watch it if you had to do a background check. The bien pensant are in overdrive because both of them have said what has to be said about modern tyranny. Brave,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Humoresque
Jordan Peterson in discussion with Camille Paglia

Two intellectual giants of North America discuss postmodernism and associated ideologies. Professor Jordan Peterson has volcanic talent and a brain the size of Jupiter and so does Dr. Paglia. I've...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-31-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,336
Posted By Humoresque
Loving and enjoying the piano works of Ginastera,...

Loving and enjoying the piano works of Ginastera, amongst them this little gem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by05KVIiui4

My friend Max presented a program on Ginastera yesterday for our music...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-31-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 858
Posted By Humoresque
I absolutely forgot a rock bottom DID on that...

I absolutely forgot a rock bottom DID on that list and that is the Brahms "Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel". I couldn't imagine life without that piece, played by Stephen (Drop Dead...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-30-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Humoresque
I'm not convinced about Beethoven's antipathy for...

I'm not convinced about Beethoven's antipathy for the public; it would be paradoxical for a composer of music to feel this way. I'm sure Beethoven didn't compose merely for a handful of aristocrats...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-29-2017, 03:18 PM
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Views: 546
Posted By Humoresque
This essay may be of interest with respect to...

This essay may be of interest with respect to Schoenberg's "Brahms the Progressive". Its author is a composer who lives in the Netherlands:

http://johnborstlap.com/brahms-the-progressive/
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-29-2017, 12:22 PM
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Views: 546
Posted By Humoresque
Carlos Kleiber felt the same way about Brahms as...

Carlos Kleiber felt the same way about Brahms as I do, as demonstrated particularly from 7:55 in this clip from 1991 with the Vienna Philharmonic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHmkl7GM_es

I love...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-29-2017, 09:57 AM
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Views: 546
Posted By Humoresque
History is on the side of Brahms, much the...

History is on the side of Brahms, much the superior of both composers IMO. He was across all the genres (except opera) and he didn't wear his heart on his sleeve as Tchaikovksy did. And Brahms...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-29-2017, 08:08 AM
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Views: 546
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Jan Swafford’s excellent “Johannes Brahms; A...

Jan Swafford’s excellent “Johannes Brahms; A Biography” says this, quoted in a letter to a man named Lisl:

“You have sat through the roaring of Bruckner’s symphony once, and now, when people talk...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-16-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Humoresque
I remember the day Elvis died; somebody I was...

I remember the day Elvis died; somebody I was very close to died (suicide) within a day or so. This is really the only song of his that I like, apart from "Suspicious Minds":...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-16-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 858
Posted By Humoresque
The Schubert Impromptus I was talking about are...

The Schubert Impromptus I was talking about are superior to the earlier ones, IMO. And I should have put on my list Schubert's String Quintet in C. My recording from the Emerson SQ and Rostropovich...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-14-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 858
Posted By Humoresque
Like choosing which one of your children! Not...

Like choosing which one of your children! Not possible.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-14-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 858
Posted By Humoresque
The Complete Poems of John Keats Shakespeare's...

The Complete Poems of John Keats
Shakespeare's "Othello"
Tolstoy "Anna Karenina"
Dickens "Great Expectations"
Solomon's "Beethoven"
Swafford's "Brahms"
Any biography of George Gershwin
Joseph...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 08-14-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 858
Posted By Humoresque
Agree about the Bach B Minor Mass: my number...

Agree about the Bach B Minor Mass: my number 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZXMqaRkGqQ

And the runners-up are:

Bach: "Mache dich mein Herze, rein" aus "Matthäus-Passion"/Quasthoff
Beethoven:...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-14-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Humoresque
I enjoyed it. You can go through a score and...

I enjoyed it. You can go through a score and find a lot of these things yourself but it's so much easier when somebody can demonstrate what he/she means on the keyboard. And many of the other...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-13-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Humoresque
Craft and Tools in Late Beethoven

I've just been watching this lecture and taking copious notes. Quite interesting discussion of HOW Beethoven constructs his first movement of Op. 110 and it actually explains a lot too.

...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-09-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,317
Posted By Humoresque
I'm thinking Example 1 and 2 are both Dvorak; a...

I'm thinking Example 1 and 2 are both Dvorak; a movement from a symphony and another from a String Serenade. You've lost me on the third item, I'm afraid. Fritz Kreisler? It sounds a bit...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-02-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Humoresque
Death of a Significant Czech conductor

I didn't write his name in the thread title because I don't have the facility on my keyboard to use the correct diacriticals: Jiri will be very much...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 05-30-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By Humoresque
Klaus Tennstedt

My research on Carlos Kleiber helped me to uncover Klaus Tennstedt, even though I had known this conductor by name for years. Kleiber told his correspondent Charles Barber than he had seen (on TV)...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 05-30-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,336
Posted By Humoresque
Right now I'm listening to my beloved Kleiber's...

Right now I'm listening to my beloved Kleiber's version with the VPO of Schubert's Symphony No. 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccQ-NcSUaDs

Soon I'm going to start talking about one of Kleiber's...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 05-30-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,336
Posted By Humoresque
Here's Schubert's best-known opera. (Rossini was...

Here's Schubert's best-known opera. (Rossini was all the rage in Vienna at the time!) On the face of it, Schubert doesn't seem to know what to do during the recitativo sections - the music often...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By Humoresque
Jordan Peterson

"Postmodernism and the Mask of Compassion".

This discussion was recorded this month at Harvard University (where Peterson taught previously for 5 years) and he has much to say of great relevance...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 05-29-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,336
Posted By Humoresque
Good God; I said 'tenor'! Of course, I meant...

Good God; I said 'tenor'! Of course, I meant Baritone! :rolleyes:

It remain enigmatic why Schubert's many operas failed. Even Haydn's operas are rarely, if ever, performed. It wasn't exactly...
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