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Thanks. :)  It would be nice to see something in the print or broadcast media with the same level of nuanced analysis as the article I linked to, but I won't hold my breath. I had no idea that even the author of the IHRA definition had spoken out about its misuse until I read that article, and I still haven't seen his testimony mentioned anywhere else.

Hopefully a way will be found to sort this out quickly. Perhaps the best solution would be to do what the select committee did, i.e adopt the IHRA definition and all its associated examples, while adding a caveat or two concerning issues such as criticism of Israeli government policy and expressing support for the Palestinian cause.

Why don't you write it a letter to the Times or other newspaper?
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Don't know the Glazunov (yet), but I LOVE Kalinnikov's 2nd Symphony! What a gorgeous, melodically memorable, and, like you say, life-affirming work! When a bunch of themes from the previous movements return all together near the end of the finale, it's such a glorious moment!!

I can't do anything but agree entirely with you. The Kalinnikov is such a spectacle of beauty, I love it deeply. That ending is unforgettable, a remedy for depression  :D

As for the Glazunov, it's another gorgeously crafted symphony by a fully accomplished young composer. It's one of those extraordinary first symphonies that can't be missed.
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A question topical for obvious reasons is whether a U.S. Presidential order for a nuclear attack could be vetoed or countermanded at any step before actual launch of missles.  The short answer is "No".  For historical and political reasons only the President can order a nuclear attack and there no human or institutional mechanism that can forestall or stop the immediate execution of that order.

I am attaching a link to the recent New York Public Radio documentary broadcast on WNYC that considers the subject.  A quick search on the Internet substantiates the show's conclusions, which do not seem particularly controversial.

Anyone interested in listening to the program is advised to skip the first five minutes, which are station promos.  The show itself may seem a bit leisurely for some tastes; but the points are clear.

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/nukes

I apologize if this subject has been exhausted.  No way can I catch up on 598 pages of comments.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Haydn's Haus
« Last post by Gurn Blanston on Today at 06:05:19 PM »
Fantasic, Gurn! Quite a mystery you have there, but very intriguing. Looking forward to your next chapter.
Are the four recording covers of Creation your personal recs? I own the McCreesh but haven't heard the others.

Thanks, Greg. Living as we do in the 21st century, we finally have a grip on many of those answers. Even back in the 1970's they were almost unknown. But even at that, it took weeks to get as far as I have. :)

They are all ones I think very highly of: 2 in German and 2 in English. I have many though, it's very hard to pick one and say 'that's my fave!'. I am going to post some other in future chapters. There are loads more German than English. Hope that balance shifts one day, I know Haydn would have wished it so, as you will see next time.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 05:52:32 PM »
Two quite charming Russian symphonies:



Symphony No. 1





Symphony No. 2



Two life-affirming scores that melt my heart.

Don't know the Glazunov (yet), but I LOVE Kalinnikov's 2nd Symphony! What a gorgeous, melodically memorable, and, like you say, life-affirming work! When a bunch of themes from the previous movements return all together near the end of the finale, it's such a glorious moment!!
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Now:



Symphony

A huge contrast with my previous listens. A granitic and craggy work that will appeal to Hindemith fans. Deservedly recommended.
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by TheGSMoeller on Today at 05:18:06 PM »


Nice, George. My favorite Cure album, I still spin it quite often. Six Different Ways and Push are special tracks!
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Composer Discussion / Re: Haydn's Haus
« Last post by TheGSMoeller on Today at 05:14:40 PM »
Some things are almost too big for an amateur to tackle. The Creation is one of the most famous and popular pieces of music from the 18th century, and it was a daunting task to try and come to grips with it. Being somewhat foolish, but never feckless, I had a go at it. Part 1 published today, see if you learn as much from it as I did. :)

Maybe creation came out of the void, but this one didn't, it just seemed like it...

Thanks!
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Fantastic, Gurn! Quite a mystery you have there, but very intriguing. Looking forward to your next chapter.
Are the four recording covers of Creation your personal recs? I own the McCreesh but haven't heard the others.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 05:06:07 PM »
Schumann, Piano Trio No.2

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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Mahler Symphony No. 6
« Last post by SymphonicAddict on Today at 04:56:51 PM »
Many thanks for the replies. I'm gonna see what ones I can get. More suggestions are welcome.
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