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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2261 on: April 10, 2018, 12:24:18 PM »
Is it considered cheating to use both hands when playing Ravel's Concerto for the left hand?

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2262 on: April 11, 2018, 02:12:13 AM »
Great question.  I await enlightenment.
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« Reply #2265 on: April 18, 2018, 10:44:04 AM »
Here is my comment on one of the recent Pulitzer Prizes for Music  going to a "rapper": DACHAU DITHYRAMB!   0:)

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,22661.msg769734.html#msg769734
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2266 on: April 18, 2018, 11:49:07 AM »
Here is my comment on one of the recent Pulitzer Prizes for Music  going to a "rapper": DACHAU DITHYRAMB!   0:)

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,22661.msg769734.html#msg769734

Hmmmm. 

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2267 on: April 24, 2018, 06:23:42 AM »

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Beethoven 5 & 7? This is so full-throttle anachronistic, it’s almost provocative. It must be a deliberate choice:

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2268 on: April 25, 2018, 06:27:20 AM »



Classical CD Of The Week: "Elgarcıoğlu" - Elgar Goes Atatürk
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenslaurson/2018/04/25/classical-cd-of-the-week-elgarcioglu-senfoni-elgar-goes-ataturk/#2f990a56e169



Thanks for all the clicks and the support. Alas, Forbes has decided to discontinue cultural and classical music coverage. This is the anteprepenultimate such post on Forbes.com.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2269 on: April 25, 2018, 06:32:41 AM »


Classical CD Of The Week: "Elgarcıoğlu" - Elgar Goes Atatürk
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenslaurson/2018/04/25/classical-cd-of-the-week-elgarcioglu-senfoni-elgar-goes-ataturk/#2f990a56e169



Thanks for all the clicks and the support. Alas, Forbes has decided to discontinue cultural and classical music coverage. This is the anteprepenultimate such post on Forbes.com.

Quick, publish a clickbaity post on the recent Pulitzer decision!
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« Reply #2270 on: April 26, 2018, 04:29:02 AM »
Thanks for all the clicks and the support. Alas, Forbes has decided to discontinue cultural and classical music coverage. This is the anteprepenultimate such post on Forbes.com.

Sorry to hear that. I couldn't imagine a person producing more informative or attractive classical music coverage. A sign of the times, I suppose.

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« Reply #2271 on: April 26, 2018, 06:14:36 AM »
Sorry to hear that. I couldn't imagine a person producing more informative or attractive classical music coverage. A sign of the times, I suppose.

Wow. You're pouring it on thick, but I love it. I'm still a bit raw about it, but I hope that something better will emerge... or at least a descent new home for the column...

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« Reply #2272 on: April 26, 2018, 06:34:22 AM »
Wow. You're pouring it on thick, but I love it. I'm still a bit raw about it, but I hope that something better will emerge... or at least a descent new home for the column...

Not a bit, I think your "production values" are very high, and you've avoided the stuffy/snooty vibe. I hope you find a new home for your column.

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« Reply #2273 on: April 26, 2018, 06:53:38 AM »
Not a bit, I think your "production values" are very high, and you've avoided the stuffy/snooty vibe. I hope you find a new home for your column.
+1, a real shame.
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« Reply #2274 on: April 26, 2018, 07:26:24 AM »
Thanks for all the clicks and the support. Alas, Forbes has decided to discontinue cultural and classical music coverage. This is the anteprepenultimate such post on Forbes.com.

Very sorry to learn so, Jens.
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« Reply #2275 on: April 26, 2018, 07:27:00 AM »
Not a bit, I think your "production values" are very high, and you've avoided the stuffy/snooty vibe. I hope you find a new home for your column.
+1, a real shame.

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« Reply #2276 on: April 26, 2018, 07:28:39 AM »
Thanks for all the clicks and the support. Alas, Forbes has decided to discontinue cultural and classical music coverage. This is the anteprepenultimate such post on Forbes.com.

Jens, this news literally hurts. I will dearly miss your Forbes articles. I honestly think you are the greatest classical music critic we have today, and the most amusing. I mean who else would end a review this way: First Beethoven One through Nine and now a cow, snout to tail—what an evening, what a week!

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« Reply #2277 on: April 26, 2018, 11:36:08 PM »
Very sad.  Your links and writings have led me down some interesting roads, for which I thank you.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2278 on: April 26, 2018, 11:51:48 PM »
Not a bit, I think your "production values" are very high, and you've avoided the stuffy/snooty vibe. I hope you find a new home for your column.

You are one of a kind, and irreplaceable.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2279 on: April 27, 2018, 04:39:12 AM »
Wow, this thread is quickly becoming my new favorite!!!   :-[  :-*

It looks like I might have found an outlet for part of my output, namely some of my CD reviews. Not going to jinx it, so I'll wait until I see my own on-line, before I blurt.