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The Diner / Re: 2020, Biden Vs Trump: The Fate of a Nation
« Last post by Dowder on Today at 07:10:36 PM »
Oh yeah, “facts.”


Believe what you want. At this point the facts are irrelevant.
The Diner / Re: 2020, Biden Vs Trump: The Fate of a Nation
« Last post by JBS on Today at 07:04:39 PM »
What really happened?

There are a number of videos that clearly demonstrate that second paragraph is full of untruths.

And if the second paragraph is full of lies, it's fair to assume the first is as well.
The Diner / Re: 2020, Biden Vs Trump: The Fate of a Nation
« Last post by Dowder on Today at 06:58:28 PM »
What really happened?

” Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, the public information officer for the Park Police, confirmed the agency did not use tear gas. And later this afternoon, United States Park Police acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan exploded the entire false narrative.

On Monday, June 1, the USPP worked with the United States Secret Service to have temporary fencing installed inside Lafayette Park. At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids. The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.

To curtail the violence that was underway, the USPP, following established policy, issued three warnings over a loudspeaker to alert demonstrators on H Street to evacuate the area. Horse mounted patrol, Civil Disturbance Units and additional personnel were used to clear the area. As many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls. No tear gas was used by USPP officers or other assisting law enforcement partners to close the area at Lafayette Park. Subsequently, the fence was installed.
The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by Philoctetes on Today at 06:55:42 PM »

For me, this is Miles's best. So funky and groovy.

General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Dowder on Today at 06:50:57 PM »
The Diner / Re: Only the New (art)
« Last post by Philoctetes on Today at 06:49:09 PM »
Composer Discussion / Re: Bruckner's Abbey
« Last post by TheGSMoeller on Today at 06:40:51 PM »
I always used to see the Ormandy Bruckner 5 as part of the Essential Classics series at a local record store. I wonder if it's still there, may be worth picking up. For Bruckner 5 I have only Barenboim/Berlin which is really good, but the notion of Ormandy conducting Bruckner piques my interest.

I like the Barenboim/Berlin cycle, definitely has more ups than downs, but the 5th is one of the truly bright spots, perhaps the brightest. The finale is very well paced, and the ending is a knock out. 
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by TheGSMoeller on Today at 06:37:00 PM »
A few new Mahler discs. Solti's first 5th with the CSO, I heard the final 3-4 minutes on the radio and it is absolute dynamite. And Gergiev's 4th on LSO Live with soprano Laura Claycomb, I love the final movement of this performance so much, especially Claycomb's initial entrance, it's like lightly floating from one cloud to another, so lovely.

And a new addition to my Crumb collection, this one more for the song collection, Unto the Hills, featuring the singing of Ann Crumb. The Black Angels is good too, this is now my fourth different performance of it on record I own.

General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by T. D. on Today at 06:36:28 PM »
First listen to this recording

CD 1 Opus 18 Numbers 5 and 6.

I don't remember the Fifth Quartet sounding this stormy and dramatic.
But it certainly works well.

The Sixth is continuing the trend.

Interesting! For a long time I've resisted getting a "modern" Beethoven SQ set (I have Budapest 1951-2 and Vegh/Valois), but am now sorely tempted by both the Ébène and Casals releases.
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