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The Diner / Re: What are you eating?
« Last post by Sergeant Rock on Today at 01:48:02 PM »
A jointly made dinner tonight. I made a potato salad and helped prepare Mrs. Rock's whole chicken which was roasted on a bed of root vegetables and white wine (which she turned into a delicious sauce). Served with kale fried in pork lard and bacon (turning a healthy dish into a not-so-healthy dish  ;D...but who cares? Life is short, and getting shorter). We drank a 2017 New Zealand Sauvignon blanc (The Ned) and had champagne for dessert (Tarlant Brut Reserve http://www.tarlant.com/en/champagne-brut-reserve.htm )

Sarge
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The Diner / Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Writers
« Last post by Jo498 on Today at 01:46:54 PM »
I never read McPherson/Ossian but I encountered him first when reading Goethe's "Werther" in high school (Werther's mood is reflected in his reading, among other things, mostly Homer and Ossian, the latter being for the more lovesick/sad episodes) and later in Gade's "Ossian" Ouverture. I think my sister had to read "Pamela" when she got an M.A. in English literature.

In Hoffmann's case there is internationally probably a discrepancy between him being well known because of Nutcracker, Coppélia, Contes d'Hoffmann, Cardillac, Kreisleriana and probably a few more adaptations of his most famous pieces than actually read. But as I said, at least in Germany some of his novellas are often a part of the standard middle/high school curriculum. And many music lovers will encounter his writings on Beethoven, Mozart and Gluck sooner or later.
Even his music is not completely forgotten although his writings were certainly far more important and influential.
He was a somewhat tragic figure (alcoholic and had to work a boring law/office day job because he could not make a living from his music and writing) but really fascinating.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Jeffrey Smith on Today at 01:44:22 PM »
CDThe diction in that CD with Marilyn Horne is really bad, to the point I cannot even recognize the language
The german DVD is a summum of bad taste.  Sutherland studio CD is OK, with the exception of Raul de Nangis.
And if you can't understand the diction, heaven help the rest of us!

Have you ever heard the Diederich Huguenots (the one from 1991)?
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The Diner / Re: One Word Posts
« Last post by (: premont :) on Today at 01:41:19 PM »
Sweaters
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Composing and Performing / Re: jessop's compositions
« Last post by jessop on Today at 01:41:17 PM »
Oh I just realised there were only two pitch classes before aggregate completion and I simply added another one in so I could generate a second chord with an intervallic relationship to the first.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Spineur on Today at 01:39:48 PM »
Is that a DVD or CD?
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There's this CD version, which came out at the time the MET revived Prophete in the mid70s.  I saw that production.. It would do nicely on DVD, but probably was never taped.


The diction in that CD with Marilyn Horne is really bad, to the point I cannot even recognize the language
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Les Hugeunots is almost as badly served: one modern DVD production, a DVD with Sutherland, Sutherland's studio recording,  a 1991 recording, and several Opera d'Oro/Myto live offerings which offer either Sutherland or Gedda.
The german DVD is a summum of bad taste.  Sutherland studio CD is OK, with the exception of Raul de Nangis.
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The Diner / Re: Three-Word Posts
« Last post by (: premont :) on Today at 01:38:31 PM »
Only in retrospect
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by North Star on Today at 01:37:11 PM »
From Amazon UK mp

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So might Ravel.

*runs for cover*
I think you misread, André didn't say she might have benefited from his teaching.  $:)
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GMG News / Re: Missing Members
« Last post by Cato on Today at 01:32:59 PM »
Very sorry to hear that.

The 'Prodigal Son' type return of Sarge is, however, cause for celebration.

A BIG AMEN for that!  0:)

I have twice tried to catalyze a response from Luke Ottevanger via his wife on FaceBook, but so far nothing!

Possibly I am not the person to attempt this*, possibly it will not matter because of sundry other reasons.

*i.e. Mrs. Cato says I intimidate people.   ;) 
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