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The Diner / Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Last post by Spotted Horses on Today at 07:35:46 PM »
Maybe even less than 100 years.

Nuclear fusion is the energy source of the future. Always has been, always will be....
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 07:35:36 PM »
From eBay, for not too much:





I thought somehow I was getting Berglund's Kullervo with the Bournemouth Symphony, not the Helsinki Philharmonic, but I'd already committed to buy before I realized that! Oh well - it will still be a great way to get know a work with which I'm not familiar!

Awesome! The Bournemouth Kullervo from Berglund is, of course, the one to have, but his Helsinki one is quite good. It's just that I find the Bournemouth one so special because not only for the performance itself but the sense of occasion it must have been, which you can feel it in the performance itself. I mean this is the premiere recording of the work after all. It's quite difficult to find this performance, but I bought mine via Amazon Japan, which looks like this:

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The Diner / Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Last post by Spotted Horses on Today at 07:34:42 PM »
The bottom line is that the radioactive materials that fuel nuclear reactors already exist in our environment, but they are dispersed. We mine them, concentrate them and nuclear reactors transform them into other highly concentrated radioactive materials. It seems to me that a sensible way to dispose of the waste product might be to disperse in a way that doesn't result in high concentrations appearing in the atmosphere, ground water, etc.
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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 07:33:26 PM »


Sonny Stitt - Jazz At The Hi Hat (1954)
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GMG News / Re: Bug report
« Last post by Spotted Horses on Today at 07:26:06 PM »
Can someone tell me why I am not allowed to use the Search feature? First it tells me I'm not logged in (which I am). Then I log in and it tells me I can't search because I last tried 10 seconds ago.

This has happened numerous times. Thank you.

That's puzzling. I have no issues using search. As a workaround, you can use google search. Go to google.com, on the bottom of the page select "Settings" then "Advanced search" and you can limit your search to a site or domain (good-music-guide.com). I often find that this is a more useful way to search, since the sites own search function is pretty primitive.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by classicalgeek on Today at 07:13:18 PM »
From eBay, for not too much:





I thought somehow I was getting Berglund's Kullervo with the Bournemouth Symphony, not the Helsinki Philharmonic, but I'd already committed to buy before I realized that! Oh well - it will still be a great way to get know a work with which I'm not familiar!
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The Diner / Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Last post by krummholz on Today at 07:01:27 PM »
It's even possible that nuclear fusion will become viable in less than 100,000 years.

Maybe even less than 100 years.
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The Diner / Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Last post by krummholz on Today at 06:59:59 PM »
Google "IFR reactor" for an example of a design that recycles nuclear waste to extract even more energy from it, and in the end, produces only small quantities of end-product waste that must be sequestered over long time scales. This technology has existed for over 35 years now; the only barrier to implementing it on a commercial scale is political, mainly a very remote risk of diversion into weapons applications (it's a "breeder"-type reactor).
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A Martinů-a-thon is *always* a good thing! ;D I need to get back to listening to his symphonies (I'm halfway through, I believe.) I know I've barely scratched the surface with Martinů - he was so prolific across so many genres (especially orchestral and chamber music) that it will take a while to get as familiar with his music as I want to!

Thread duty: Even though it's not easy to acquire Gibson's Sibelius symphony cycle on disc, it *is* readily available on Spotify:

Sibelius
Symphony no. 3
Symphony no. 7
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Alexander Gibson

(on Spotify)



They may not replace Colin Davis/Boston Symphony as my favorite Sibelius cycle, but there's a lot to love in these performances. Gibson is a master at keeping the tension going!

Yes, indeed. 8) I hope you continue your exploration of Martinů's music. He has been a composer that has brought me so much joy and, most of all, emotional/intellectual fulfillment. He's certainly one-of-a-kind and if you're going to start a collection of his music, my only suggestion is to stop after the 40th disc as this might be enough. ;) ;D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 06:45:58 PM »
These are my first Aho discs, and I like what I've heard so far. Enjoy!

Yeah, he's an awesome composer. For me, the greatest Finn since Sibelius.
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