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Corbyn was berated for being connected to an organisation called Jewdas.

I looked at their website briefly. I just want to ask a question. Is Jewdas a morally objectionable organisation? Here's the website if anyone's interested in checking it out.

Four times 88 tuned drums should be sufficient, shouldn't it?  ;)

That's a large "quartet"...
You must be a part-time Saint,at least you have a hint of another dimension. :D

Musicians are hoping that they feel totally connected with the music,undivided and in a state of endless joy.It happens sometimes,Jaap van Zweden experienced it while he was conducting "Parsifal".

Off-topic, but anyhow... long time ago, I sang in a choir for a while, and, whilst singing the 'Agnus Dei' of Byrd's 4-part Mass during a concert, suddenly something happened in my head, as if an air bubble was created, and my entire body reacted to it. Can't really describe it, but it felt as if I began to float. I felt very moved and my eyes got wet, yet I managed to keep on singing. Dunno if it still sounded any good, though.
Maybe I should have called for a doctor?
Composer Discussion / Re: Composers killed in the First World War.
« Last post by vandermolen on Today at 12:26:31 AM »
Louis Vierne didn’t die in WWI, but his son did, aged 17. Vierne had written an exemption to allow him to go to War. The guilt-ridden composer grieved endlessly. Catharsis came in the form of his Piano Quintet, which he dedicated to his son’s memory. It’s one of the most moving and powerful chamber music works I know.

What a fine reflective and deeply-felt work it is Andre! Thank you - another great discovery (on Hyperion) through this forum.
Composing and Performing / Re: Henning's Headquarters
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Composing and Performing / Re: Henning's Headquarters
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by vandermolen on Today at 12:01:39 AM »
I heard the RVW 3rd Symphony in concert at the Edinburgh Festival this week. It was played by the Canadian Natiaonal Youth Orchestra. It was far from an obvious work to tour with, but deeply rewarding. Jonathan Darlington was their conductor, a guy to look out for.


I'm always pleased to hear of non-British orchestras performing Vaughan Williams. The recent Chandos release of the Piano Concerto and Flos Campi etc. was also by Canadian musicians.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Traverso on August 15, 2018, 11:58:02 PM »

Symphony No.9

Composing and Performing / Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on August 15, 2018, 11:57:39 PM »
Plotting will be performed in Florida this Sunday . . . three days!  The excitement is ramping up.
The Diner / Re: I sincerely hope Jeremy Corbyn becomes the UK's prime minister
« Last post by vandermolen on August 15, 2018, 11:56:01 PM »
I don't think that Jeremy Corbyn personally is anti-Semitic and my background is Jewish. I also think that criticism of Israel is not a form of anti-Semitism and I do not approve at all of the current hawkish Israeli leadership. If only Yitzak Rabin had not been assassinated (by an Israeli) things might be different. My other regret is that John Smith, the leader of the Labour party died young. Had he continued we might not have had the disastrous Iraq War.

Having said that, over recent years, I've come to the conclusion that sometimes criticism of Israel is motivated by anti-Semitism. My view is that it all depends on the context, especially if the criticism is levelled by people who ignore terrible injustices going on in other parts of the world and only criticise Israel.

I think that Jeremy Corbyn has, however, made a terrible mess of the handling of the anti-Semitism in the Labour Party issue and has, to some extent, made it worse - the recent wreath laying issue is an example of this. Anti-Semitism is widespread and on the rise and should not be ignored. George Orwell said that 'until Hitler came along who wasn't anti-Semitic?' although he was referring to a low-level snobbish right-wing British form of anti-Semitism rather than to the extremism of the Nazis.

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