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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on Today at 10:54:07 PM »
Morning listening - rerun:


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The Diner / Re: Brexit Negotiations.
« Last post by Que on Today at 10:52:04 PM »
"The percentage that would vote to leave next time would be very much bigger than it was last time round."

I think he's spot on. Referenda on topics like these are ruled and decided by emotions and sentiments, not on common sense and arguments. We've seen that with the 'first' referendum, and with referenda in other countries.
Bruxelles is giving the UK a very rough time, which will make even more Brits think "let's get rid of them eternally."
Farage, Johnson et al will feed these emotions with even more strength than in 2016.

The irony of it all is that Britain already has a superb "bespoke deal": outside the euro, outside the Schengen free movement zone, treaty opt-outs on social protection and criminal justice, and last but not least.... a huge budget rebate. 

What Brexit does, is throw that all away and scream murder over not getting anything better...

And now blaming the "tyrannical EU" for a "bad deal" is indeed becoming a self fulfilling prophesy, building up more resentment.
So, I think Marc might be right...if so, it's going to be ugly....  ::)

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The Diner / Re: Brexit Negotiations.
« Last post by Marc on Today at 10:35:00 PM »
So amusing !

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-01-11/nigel-farage-maybe-we-should-have-a-second-eu-referendum/

"The percentage that would vote to leave next time would be very much bigger than it was last time round."

I think he's spot on. Referenda on topics like these are ruled and decided by emotions and sentiments, not on common sense and arguments. We've seen that with the 'first' referendum, and with referenda in other countries.
Bruxelles is giving the UK a very rough time, which will make even more Brits think "let's get rid of them eternally."
Farage, Johnson et al will feed these emotions with even more strength than in 2016.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by jessop on Today at 09:31:54 PM »
8)

And I just realised myself that they are all North Americans! Funny that; I'd have expected at least one to be German or something like that........
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The Diner / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Brian on Today at 09:12:51 PM »
Thanks, Jessop! Will probably buy, then. :)
I was surprised by what an attentive long-time classical listener Murakami obviously was, and how he was able to highlight and articulate differences in specific sections of various recordings of the same works.
I'm not surprised after 1Q84 began with a whole page of description about Janacek's Sinfonietta!
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Nezet-Seguin, Bernstein

and David Zinman but his one I like a little less.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by jessop on Today at 09:03:09 PM »
Okay, you don’t like Gardiner’s or Wallfisch’s Schumann, how about telling what cycle you do like then?

Nezet-Seguin, Bernstein

and David Zinman but his one I like a little less.
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Gardiner's Schumann is also overrated

Okay, you don’t like Gardiner’s or Wallfisch’s Schumann, how about telling what cycle you do like then?
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by jessop on Today at 08:56:19 PM »
Gardiner's Schumann is also overrated
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Jeffrey Smith on Today at 08:53:25 PM »
Release date per Amazon is 2/23

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