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On youtube, first listen to this composition:

Luigi Dallapiccola
Ulisse, Prologue and act 1^

Lorin Maazel & Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Composer Discussion / Re: Deutschland Uber Alles
Last post by Mandryka - Today at 11:37:54 AM
Quote from: Mandryka on September 06, 2022, 05:40:21 AMI picked up, on a whim, a copy of the Wergo recording of Volker Staub's Suarogate.

I think it is really good!

Does anyone know anything about this composer?
Quote from: DavidW on Today at 08:55:55 AM
Probably a fine recording, but I just wasn't in the mood.

I haven't cared for Faust in HIP mode previously, so I've avoided this one.
If anybody can explain what's going on in the album, I would appreciate it. I guess her instrument, bass viol, is lower than Gamba?

Krzysztof Penderecki's
Symphony No. 3

Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra

As a sucker for anything in the percussion section, I heartily approve of this here symphony...
Paillard J.S.Bach box discs 11 & 12: The Orchestral Suites

I think these have been the least successful recordings so far, but still good.

Dvorak: String Quartet No. 5 in F minor, Op. 9
Stamitz Quartet

Having a much much better time with this one.
The Diner / Re: Europe at War
Last post by drogulus - Today at 10:39:32 AM

    From The Week, a notoriuosly facty leftist rag:

'Keeping officials under a magnifying glass'

There's some good news in all this, said Yulia Lavryshyn on Zn.Ua (Kyiv). The war may have provided cover for crooks, but the slew of media revelations that has brought about the ousting of these officials shows that Ukraine's free press is well capable of "keeping officials under a magnifying glass" even in the present dire circumstances.

Ordinary Ukrainians are understandably furious that graft remains so prevalent in their country, said Stefan Wolff and Tatyana Malyarenko on The Conversation (Melbourne). Ukraine's economy is being battered by the war, and while these people are feasting on public funds most people are struggling to survive.

But few hold Zelenskyy responsible for the ongoing scandals: his approval ratings remain sky high and most people back him to make good on his prewar promises to root out wrongdoing. It's imperative he does so. Last week's welcome news that both Germany and the US will send tanks to Ukraine was "clearly linked" to Zelenskyy's new anti-graft initiative. How well he manages to solve the corruption problems will determine the shape of Ukraine's postwar future.

    So Zelensky is a puppet of Western anti-corruption mongers? Say it ain't so!!