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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by ritter on Today at 12:22:54 PM »
A gift to myself on three cumulated occasions: Feast of St. Andrew (November 30, my namesake and patron saint of Romania), my upcoming birthday (December 13)) and Christmas.



plus the odd man out:



being the Romanian edition of Jan Potocki's The Manuscript Found in Saragossa.
The CDs look great, and that book is great fun! The late Francisco Nieva made a stage adaptation here in Madrid some 20 years ago that was very enjoyable…

Congratulations on your Santo and your upcoming birthday, Andrei:)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Florestan on Today at 12:15:40 PM »
A gift to myself on three cumulated occasions: Feast of St. Andrew (November 30, my namesake and patron saint of Romania), my upcoming birthday (December 13)) and Christmas.



plus the odd man out:



being the Romanian edition of Jan Potocki's The Manuscript Found in Saragossa.




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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Last post by deprofundis on Today at 12:15:21 PM »
Yes well that woman singer has an authentic and characterful voice -- do you know her name?

No sir  ???
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 12:13:35 PM »
Well Mandryka I don't know about this recording only heard Rigaut DE Berbezith and find it ockay perhaps I am wrong...



Yes well those women singers have an authentic and characterful voice


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MK5V3ffPPl8&amp;ab_channel=Iranon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MK5V3ffPPl8&amp;ab_channel=Iranon</a>

Some of the Guilhem De Peiteus on the same CD -- that's the sort of music making I don't like.
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... and spectacular  Ars Subtilior on Linn Label; Philip Cave, now please agree this is  strong album, why LINN offer quality recording built record player of best kind, and  produce excellent recordings, Philip Cave very talented director of ensemble, the choice of artists decent.
Ars Subtilior on Linn  label, do you think of Philip Pickett (and not Cave) or is there some recording I don't know?
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Brian on Today at 12:02:38 PM »
Dave - hope you get some answers, this was my first time hearing the works in any performance, but I certainly enjoyed the pieces more than Mr. North did!

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now:



Kalevi Aho's triple concerto.
Whoa. If you know Kalevi Aho really well, you'll put this on and go "wait? who? what?" The opening doesn't sound like Aho at all - it's traditionally tonal, even nostalgic, with a pure-hearted simple melody subject to the occasional slightly syrupy harmony. This lasts for five minutes before the soloists and orchestra get plunged into a series of variations which take us to much more normal Aho territory.

Well, the explanation is that he wrote the piece around a lyrical lullaby which he wrote for the birth of his granddaughter. The whole piece is dedicated to her - I hope in 20 years or so she really gets to enjoy this recording! - but the lullaby is set out at the beginning in a very simple garb, like the domestic gift of affection that it is. Only then is it developed in more "serious" music suited for the concert hall.

When you understand that backstory, the piece becomes not just successful, but touching. Of course, it helps to already be a fan of Aho's very diverse concertante works.
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Dora Pejačević  Symphony in F♯ minor  [BBC SO / Oramo]
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The Diner / Re: Coronavirus thread
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 11:48:58 AM »
CDC sees New York City anime convention as test case for omicron

By Brittany Shammas 1:42 p.m.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigators are taking an in-depth look at a New York City anime convention attended by a man who contracted one of the nation’s first confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Speaking Tuesday during a White House coronavirus task force briefing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said the agency was working with health officials in New York City and Minnesota, the home state of the infected man. They have been in touch with health agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and 27 other countries with residents who attended the convention.

Of the reported 53,000 attendees, they’ve made contact with about 35,000, encouraging them to get tested, Walensky said.

“Data from this investigation will provide some of the earliest looks in this country on the transmissibility of the variant,” she said.

The convention ran Nov. 18-22 at the Javits Center, with vaccination and masks required. Peter McGinn, the Minnesota man who was infected with omicron, told The Washington Post he had mild symptoms and some fatigue over about two days. Several friends who attended the convention with the 30-year-old health-care consultant also contracted the virus.

McGinn credited his Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Moderna booster shot with protecting him from more serious symptoms.
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The Diner / Re: Coronavirus thread
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 11:45:45 AM »
Austria to keep lockdown restrictions in place for the unvaccinated

By Maite Fernández Simon1:50 p.m.

Austria plans to lift its coronavirus lockdown this Sunday while keeping restrictions in place for the unvaccinated, Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Tuesday.

Austria shut down restaurants and closed hotels for tourists Nov. 22 in an effort to bring down rising coronavirus rates, as Europe became the center of a new wave of the virus.

Nehammer, who took office Monday after the sudden resignation of Sebastian Kurz, which prompted a government crisis, said at a news conference that “the lockdown for the unvaccinated is staying,” according to Reuters. Close to 68 percent of Austria’s population is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to Our World in Data.

The country has had a tougher stance toward people who are not vaccinated. It is the first country in Europe to mandate coronavirus vaccination for all starting in February, and it had imposed a lockdown for the unvaccinated a week before the Nov. 22 containment measures.
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The Diner / Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Last post by SonicMan46 on Today at 11:42:26 AM »
You're dangerous Dave!  I love watching food shows and videos.

PD

Well PD, if you're like us, you will love these shows!  Puck and Keller have been my favorites, so far.  Dave :)
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