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Offline relm1

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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2018, 07:40:05 AM »
I'm also in California, but in my case about 150 miles away. Even at this distance there is a detectable change in air quality due to the smoke.

This is the otherwise lovely coast of Malibu from Saturday - 30 minutes drive from me. :(


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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2018, 08:23:58 AM »
Vandermolen,

I've been to Westminster Abbey before but it was some time ago and at that time don't recall seeing his grave (the 'lightbulb moment' hadn't yet occurred ).  I googled the image and saw that Ursula was given a small stone of her own too as she is apparently buried there with him.  I noticed that Stanford and Howells are also near him...will have to revisit the abbey next time I'm in the UK.

Relm 1,

 :(  And, of course, all the traffic is outbound.  Last I heard there were about 300,000 who had evacuated between the various fires?  Any rain predicted in the near future?

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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2018, 10:48:01 AM »
Any rain predicted in the near future?

Rainy season in most of California begins around November. Some rain is predicted late next week in the southern and central coast. If the winds would die down the Southern California fires could probably be brought under control without much further damage. Heavy rain could cause more problems, because coastal land cleared of vegetation is subject to mud slides. That is what happened in Santa Barbara last year.

One problem in California is that some of the most beautiful places, where people aspire to live, are vulnerable to relatively predictable natural disasters.
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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2018, 10:59:29 AM »
♫ . . . but, girl, don’t they warn ya . . . .
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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2018, 01:14:34 PM »
Yes, I agree:  there are many fine Russian composers too--I particularly enjoy Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich (as I had mentioned earlier)....operas like Boris Godunov are thrilling....and the ballets!

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Greetings!

Watch for remarks concerning the lesser-known Russian composers - whose works are not necessarily lower in quality than the better-known composers  ;)  - e.g. Sergei Taneyev, Nicolai and Alexander Tcherepnin, Serge Protopopov, Leo Ornstein, Ivan Wyschnegradsky* Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov.

Other suggestions will soon follow, I am sure!   ;D



* Wyschnegradsky  q.v. is perhaps an acquired taste!   8)
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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2018, 09:39:41 AM »
I will certainly look out for a thread on either Russian composers or the individual ones that you've suggested at some point in time--thanks! :-)

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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2018, 09:56:17 AM »
For a fan of Shostakovich, I'd definitely also suggest Weinberg, his younger colleague & friend whose music was very much influenced by Shostakovich, who was also influenced by Weinberg.
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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2018, 10:05:51 AM »
For a fan of Shostakovich, I'd definitely also suggest Weinberg, his younger colleague & friend whose music was very much influenced by Shostakovich, who was also influenced by Weinberg.

Esp. the pf quintet and the string quartets!
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« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2018, 10:55:46 AM »
Esp. the pf quintet and the string quartets!
Indeed! Although mostly because I don't know Weinberg's symphonies, concertos, piano music, or operas, etc, well enough to comment..
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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2018, 04:04:08 AM »
Hi, Pohjola's Daughter, I missed your intro. Welcome!
There are not too many dames around here, but the guys are mostly OK.
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Re: Hello to all from the US...
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2018, 07:40:58 AM »
Hi, Pohjola's Daughter, I missed your intro. Welcome!
There are not too many dames around here, but the guys are mostly OK.
Janet,  the "zamyra-byrd" (singing-byrd)

I don't think "pohjola's daughter" is a dame.  That is the name of a famous tone poem by Jean Sibelius, "Pohjola's Daughter" based on Finnish myth.