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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 09:15:37 AM »
Couperin, Francois - Harpsichord Works w/ the two performers below - after some negative discussion about Michael Borgstede earlier in the thread, which is the only box set that I currently own (except for Angela Hewitt's piano discs), I had to re-listen to a few after a number of years sitting on the shelf - not really disappointed and looked up some reviews which were predominately favorable (see attachment, if interested).

BUT, Olivier Baumont was being strongly suggested both in the thread and also on some of the reviews included, plus on a variety of web sites, including Amazon (USA & UK) - thus, I plugged my iPad into my den stereo, found the Baumont recordings on Spotify for a listen (now into 2 hrs) - really enjoy and prefer over Borgstede to my ears - the Baumont box was $100 on Amazon USA - so went to MDT in the UK and found it offered for $35 (x-VAT) - added a few more CDs to even out the shipping - was not told that the box was on backorder, so hopefully will arrive soon.  Dave :)

 
Baumont is great. Borgstede is loud. If loud is your thing, Borgstede is your man.
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Couperin, Francois - Harpsichord Works w/ the two performers below - after some negative discussion about Michael Borgstede earlier in the thread, which is the only box set that I currently own (except for Angela Hewitt's piano discs), I had to re-listen to a few after a number of years sitting on the shelf - not really disappointed and looked up some reviews which were predominately favorable (see attachment, if interested).

BUT, Olivier Baumont was being strongly suggested both in the thread and also on some of the reviews included, plus on a variety of web sites, including Amazon (USA & UK) - thus, I plugged my iPad into my den stereo, found the Baumont recordings on Spotify for a listen (now into 2 hrs) - really enjoy and prefer over Borgstede to my ears - the Baumont box was $100 on Amazon USA - so went to MDT in the UK and found it offered for $35 (x-VAT) - added a few more CDs to even out the shipping - was not told that the box was on backorder, so hopefully will arrive soon.  Dave :)

 
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 08:54:36 AM »
Vivaldi & Naudot played by Bruggen


   
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One can only speculate the reason why.
Trump hired hundreds of undocumented immigrants to demolish a New York City building in 1980 and paid them as little as $4 an hour without providing proper safety equipment to do the job, court documents show. The workers and their contractor sued Trump for unfair labor practices in 1983. After litigation dragged on for 15 years, Trump ultimately paid $1.375 million to settle the case. www.newsweek.com/trump-undocumented-immigrants-tower-demolish-724845
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Malx on Today at 08:41:25 AM »
Concerto day continues with Berthold Goldschmidt:

Clarinet Concerto - Sabine Meyer, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, Yakov Kreizberg.
Violin Concerto - Chantal Juillet, Philharmonia Orchestra, Goldschmidt.
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(But I found the red one with early recordings quite a bit of a let-down ... maybe that's just me though).

Can't say as I feel the same. I have three discs of early Fiorentino from the original APR's (all Liszt). Stunners, all.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 08:14:55 AM »
Wagner under the direction of Knappertsbusch





Wonderful!
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Cost effective indeed! Sure, government money is limitless! The taxpayers will gladly foot the bill!
I always wondered why people of Spanish extraction are considered "brown" when Italians are not.
We sort of look similar, coming from the lower half of Italy.
I do have some Sicilian relatives who had been out in the sun a lot presumably.
Mexicans and Central Americans have Aztec and other indigenous heritage, like the "Indians" of North America, but these are Mongolian characteristics for the most part.
What degree of "brown" qualifies a person to be thus identified and eligible for special treatment?

The "wall" is projected to cost between 30 and 40 billion, not to mention the cost of internment camps and their provisioning. Scaling up immigration courts is a bargain by that standard. Asylum claims have to be heard. Having the infrastructure to hear them in a timely manner would save money.   

Sicilian genetic material shows a significant contribution from Africa and the Middle East.
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The men casually pretend to go off to war considerably upsetting and worrying the women. They then misrepresent themselves and try to seduce one another’s partners. It does not get more cynical than that. They got what they deserved, well, a lot better ultimately.

Mike

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