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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 11:38:34 AM »



In 24/192 download format.  At teeth-gnashingly, window-rattlingly loud volume.  Happy President's Day!
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You wrote "one explanation is Finland works more as a democracy while Oregon is more oligarchic and is more rigged for the rich[,]" which indicates that you learned very little and still display profound ignorance of the state of Oregon.  That's fine, it's the shithole state of Oregon, and you can pretend you know something.

So are you saying Oregon is an exception on the map of US politics? What kind of expert you think I should be in regards of Oregon? If you don't want Finns expose their ignorance of the US then don't compare "shithole" states to Finland.
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     Why allegations of a ‘coup’ against Trump are unfounded


As with the national emergency Trump announced Friday, his actions in response to the “coup” don’t really convey the sense of urgency that you might expect from his declarations. Were there are actual, active coup attempt against a president, one might expect a serious effort to address the situation. As Trump probably realizes, though, there is now and never was any such effort.

     I respectfully and humbly disagree that playing golf is an unserious response to the coup.

     McCabe said Rosenstein brought up the 25th Amendment in a conversation he was party to. The DOJ issued a nondenial denial to the effect that nothing happened (we know that) and McCabe was inaccurate in some way too minuscule to bother mentioning. Now Graham wants to spin a tale of dark doings about it, though I reckon he's just Trumpulating for the cameras.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 11:32:40 AM »
Thanks, I'm interested. Kind of Dang Thai Son with the Nocturnes, right (first one Erard, second one Steinway --- have them, have not listened to them --- now that I think of it, I could make this my signature  :laugh: )?



Ah I wasn't aware of the one on the right. I think Dang Thai Son is good.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by king ubu on Today at 11:31:55 AM »
Bought late last night:



Very nice!
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 11:31:36 AM »
Is this in the (apparently going forever*) Chopin Institute project using period instruments?

*I mean, after they completed the "Real Chopin Edition" which I have, they still continue to release individual recordings with the same cover style, presumably on period isntruments as well, although they don't specify it anymore.


No.  This is a white cover.  It is a modern instrument recording.  Brown covers are period instrument recordings.  Green covers are of young artists of note recordings.  Red covers are concert recordings, with some big names when possible (eg, Argerich). Blue covers are "best of" live recordings.  The Chopin Institute releases all kinds of goodies.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 11:31:22 AM »
I don't know the answer to this, but there will soon be 2 CDs from them by Garrick Ohlsson, identical programs but one is HIP and one is not.

that exists already
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I don't know the answer to this, but there will soon be 2 CDs from them by Garrick Ohlsson, identical programs but one is HIP and one is not.

Thanks, I'm interested. Kind of Dang Thai Son with the Nocturnes, right (first one Erard, second one Steinway --- have them, have not listened to them --- now that I think of it, I could make this my signature  :laugh: )?





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Composer Discussion / Re: Ben Johnston
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 11:28:02 AM »
I  like very much the earlier quartets and piano music, which are pretty serial sounding, the later ones are more post modernist -- they sound quite different. Whatever my view is on the way his music developed, I have to respect his commitment to the string quartet form. 

When you're exploring his music, apart from quartets and piano music, one thing I've enjoyed is this CD



Someone gave me a recording of his piano music, called  "microtonal piano music", if anyone wants it they can PM me.

There's also a good interview with him in this excellent book, where, amongst other things, he talks about his time working with Harry Partch in California.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by JBS on Today at 11:24:35 AM »


Made in Italy obviously, since Bohm is the one labelled "imported"  :P
TD
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Music by Leroy Anderson. If you are my age, you heard many of these pieces on Boston Pops broadcasts.

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