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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
Last post by Daverz - Today at 06:05:33 PM
Quote from: LKB on February 02, 2023, 06:55:41 AMOne of the two Hemingway books l can remember reading, decades ago. I've seen the film as well, the book is much, much better.

I think that is commonly assigned in schools because it is short and it's Hemingway.  I haven't read it since school, but I remember something about an allegory with Old Man = Hemingway, sharks = his critics.  That may have been the instructor's take, I'm not sure I would have gotten that as a kid.

Last films watched:

The Truman Show.  This is an old favorite.  I'd forgotten that it's a Peter Weir film, and he also directed another big favorite: Master and Commander.

Bad Day at Black Rock.  This was filmed in Lone Pine, California, a very striking location that Hollywood used a lot.  Perhaps not coincidentally, the Manzanar concentration camp was just north of Lone Pine. 
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listen...
Last post by SimonNZ - Today at 05:47:54 PM


Perfect background-while-reading music. Which may be damning with faint praise.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
Last post by SimonNZ - Today at 05:32:25 PM
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Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet 5 in f minor
Panocha Quartet

Dvořák's Romance in f minor op. 11 has been a favorite small concertante work of mine, so color me surprised when it unexpectedly appeared in SQ5 as I explore these early quartets.

I am sure its origins must have been mentioned in liner notes before, but it didn't stick in my memory. Nice to have the two different versions now.

VS



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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
Last post by JBS - Today at 03:43:29 PM
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From Arkivmusic. The Wilson/SoL is one of their Weekend Specials.




Contents of the Tomadin
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Arnold: Symphony No. 7

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
Last post by JBS - Today at 03:34:47 PM
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From the used CD bin at the public library



I don't think I've ever heard the Puccini. Frankly I don't even remember hearing about it.
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Bruckner for me as well.
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The Diner / Re: One Word Posts
Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng - Today at 03:28:50 PM
heroines
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The Diner / Re: Six-letter-word posts
Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng - Today at 03:28:08 PM
atonal animal