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The Joy of Janine Jansen

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-30 04:18

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto was a happy eventuality arising from a singularly unhappy folly.


Time Again to Celebrate Human Achievement!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-03-27 21:02

Time Again to Celebrate Human Achievement!
By Edward Hudgins

It is again Human Achievement Hour! On March 28, celebrate all that the modern world offers us as a result of the efforts of the human mind!

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Human Achievement — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-03-30 03:33

America(RIP)'s Revised National Anthem

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-03-22 07:08

I have modified the lyrics to Star-Spangled Banner to take into account Airhead America's (and all of the West's) utter, suicidal capitulation to moronry and totalitarianism.

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Expanded for "civilisational" import... — by Olivia on Thu, 2015-03-26 05:36
I shouldn't think ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-03-25 09:51
Lindsay — by Olivia on Wed, 2015-03-25 05:31

Of Islamberlains

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-02-18 05:33

When I last wrote about Islamatrocities, there had just been some in Sydney, Australia, and Paris, France. In the wake of these unspeakable doings by Islamofilth, there was a heartening, unprecedented outpouring of rational rage across the globe—some of it from the most unlikely quarters, such as French citizens.

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Jindal for President! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-03-26 03:43
Olivia the Red — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2015-02-22 03:46
Lindsay... — by Olivia on Sat, 2015-02-21 03:16

Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 Years

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-03-12 19:50

Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 Years
By Edward Hudgins

“Is it possible to live to be 500?”

“Yes,” answers Bill Maris of Google, without qualifications.

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Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-30 20:46
And let me add — by Tore on Mon, 2015-03-30 17:28
Hudgins — by Tore on Mon, 2015-03-30 14:50

Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16

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The Night Beethoven Made Me Cry

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Submitted by tvr on Mon, 2015-03-16 22:05

I am not one to profit from the misfortunes of others. Saturday night I made an exception, filling the seat for PC at pianist Freddy Kempf's last NZ performance because he most regrettably could not make it and did not want his ticket to go to waste.

It didn't.

What. A. Night. To. Remember.


Of Genius and Genuflection—Freddy Kempf's Beethoven

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-03-03 21:49
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"I love sport, so continue to jog religiously and do strength work too. I've also more recently started to work on my swimming as it's something I was never very good at—and I'm still determined to be able to attack any kind of black (ski-)run one day. I think a secret ambition of mine is to do the Ironman one day."

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Ha, Nephew! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-16 03:50
I'm fairly certain — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-03-16 03:30
Freddy's Phenomenal Finale — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-03-15 23:15

Music of the Gods: New Lanza CD

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-22 06:39

"Singers should sing words, not notes. The words tell the story of the music, and should be made clear to those who want to hear them. I will never sing an operatic aria if I do not know the words, because I do not believe that the melody is enough, no matter how beautiful it may be."

—Mario Lanza, August 1959.

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Got it! — by Tore on Tue, 2015-03-17 18:11
It's worth it! — by gregster on Fri, 2015-03-06 06:32
Hi Tore: I suggest you try — by Derek McGovern on Thu, 2015-03-05 14:39

Music of the Gods: Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-22 00:50

Beethoven's 5th and final concerto is one of the crowning glories not just of Romanticism in music but of Western Civilisation itself. "Emperor" is a fitting sobriquet, though it is doubtful Beethoven approved (it was not his idea) because of the endorsement such a title would have implied of Napoleon, with whom Beethoven had become disillusioned when Bonaparte assumed the moniker of a monarch.

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Exquisite! — by Olivia on Tue, 2015-02-24 06:17

Music of the Gods: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-15 03:27

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, to be played by Freddy Kempf at the final concert of his New Zealand Beetfest at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on March 14, was completed in 1806, six years after the Third. In the interim, the piano qua instrument had acquired new, higher notes, more volume (three strings per note) and more pedaling options (a mechanism enabling the hammers to hit one, two or all three strings). Beethoven took full advantage of the new options.


Music of the Gods: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-08 06:35

Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto was composed three years after No 1 and thirteen years after No. 2 (explained in previous posts)! Here the transition from Classicism to what we now identify as Romanticism is pronounced: I have underlined the characteristics of Romanticism, as chronicled in my Music of the Gods article, that are especially conspicuous in this concerto:

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Outrageous — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-02-10 22:47
Wonderful presentation of the — by Newberry on Sun, 2015-02-08 08:03

Music of the Gods—Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-02-01 21:24

As mentioned in the discussion of PC No. 1, No. 2 was written ten years previously, between 1787 and 1789, when Beethoven was in his teens. He premiered the work himself in Vienna in 1795. While it had undergone many revisions, the version Beethoven played on that occasion is the version played today.

Freddy Kempf says:


Music of the Gods: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-01-25 23:09

"What is in my heart must come out and so I write it down."

—Ludwig van Beethoven


Music of the Gods: Lindsay Perigo/Freddy Kempf Interview

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-01-25 22:34

(Note from Linz—an edited version of this interview appears in the current issue of Capital Magazine. Here is the interview in full, with the magazine's introduction.)

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Great Interview! — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-01-26 17:44
Well... — by Olivia on Mon, 2015-01-26 03:11

Music of the Gods: New All-Operatic Mario Lanza CD Coming in February!

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Thu, 2014-12-18 01:58
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Unfathomably, for an artist whose film The Great Caruso inspired the careers of many leading opera singers, and whose RCA album of the name was the first operatic LP to sell a million copies, CD compilations of tenor Mario Lanza have long emphasized the lighter part of his recorded legacy.

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Well, I could scarcely wish — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2015-02-22 12:27
Ordered it! — by Tore on Sun, 2015-02-22 08:12
I've placed an order — by gregster on Sun, 2015-02-22 01:04

Music of the Gods—Luciano Pavarotti/Lindsay Perigo: Full Interview and Trailer

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-14 19:46

My thanks to highly talented singing student Rory Sweeney for obtaining and posting this:

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Beautiful Luciano! — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-11-22 06:23
Nice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-11-16 03:10
Well done for retrieving this — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-16 02:57

Music of the Gods: Linz Interviews José Carreras

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Submitted by JulianD on Sun, 2007-07-08 23:49

The following is an exceptional interview with José Carreras. There are some nice moments following the interview (captured by the camera and which I have taken the liberty to edit in) when José makes some comments about Lindsay and the interview.

Part One:

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You have not wasted your breath.. — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-02-08 06:04
Jose turns 65 — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-02-07 11:04
Oh yes ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-10-03 21:12

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Music of the Gods: "The One Tenor" by Lindsay Perigo

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Submitted by mvardoulis on Fri, 2015-01-02 18:05

(I wrote this review under my Amazon name "Number Six" which is apparently drawing a Google alert, which I understand is a good thing)

An Opera Singer For All Ears

By Number Six
12-31-14

This review is from - The One Tenor (Kindle Edition)

I need to state from the beginning, my understanding, affinity for, and therefore genuine appreciation of opera is very limited. I am a part of the vast majority of music listeners who are best described as an admittedly unsophisticated follower of “popular” music.


Music of the Gods: TV Interview—Lindsay Perigo, Mario Lanza ... and the Meaning of Life! :-)

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Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-10-02 06:15
Fantastic interview Linz. I — by Matthew Humphreys on Thu, 2013-09-19 12:51
Hahaha, Marcus! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-09-17 12:01

Music of the Gods: My Interview with Mario Lanza's Conductor

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-02-12 09:19

This is an upgrade of an old warhorse—my 1981 interview for National Radio with Constantine Callinicos, accompanist and conductor for The Great Mario.

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Update — by gregster on Thu, 2012-08-23 10:47
Overdue recognition — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-04-13 09:40
goode just musical styles? — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2012-02-19 00:20

Music of the Gods: My Interview with Anna Moffo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-29 10:54

Anna Moffo was surpassed only by Maria Callas.

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Thanks for the chocolate fish — by 0 on Mon, 2012-01-09 01:32
Chocolate fish — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-01-08 09:02
Rachmaninoff on steroids — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-08 06:55

Music of the Gods: Licia Albanese, RIP

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-06-27 08:25

Metropolitan Opera Grande Diva Licia Albanese will turn 101 next month. She appeared with Mario in the 1955 Warner Bros movie Serenade. In 1995 she and I were both in Philadelphia to attend the annual Mario Lanza Ball, where she performed a stellar, impromptu rendering of Star-Spangled Banner. A day prior to the Ball I recorded this interview with her. My thanks to Gregster for uploading and matching pics to audio:

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RIP — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-18 11:09

The O'Lielly Factor

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-03-06 04:59

The O'Lielly Factor

In a world where "journalism" has come to mean left-wing advocacy as practised by the mainstream pseudo-media (MSPSM henceforth), Fox News stands out. It is openly engaged in right-wing advocacy. While it sports some daily news programmes that are genuinely ideologically neutral (which cannot be said for the MSPSM), its star hosts and commentators unashamedly nail their colours to the mast, even as they invite ideological opponents onto their shows (which again cannot be said for the MSPSM).

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More traction — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-09 07:45
And ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-03-09 05:34
O'Viley — by Tore on Sun, 2015-03-08 16:59

Fundamental Insights into the Benevolent Nature of Capitalism

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2015-03-05 01:51

My essay “Fundamental Insights into the Benevolent Nature of Capitalism” is now available to the general public for 99¢ as a Kindle Book on Amazon.com.

Here are the leading points of my essay:


Mohammed's Murderous Minions

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-01-08 03:26

Savage superstitionists have just slaughtered eight journalists in Paris for the crime of making fun of their paedophile prophet. Had these sub-excreta been around in Voltaire's day, Voltaire's day no doubt would have been brutally shortened. The free-thinking French philosopher wrote of the murderous Mohammed:

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Praising imaginary tolerance — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2015-02-19 05:58
No problem'o — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2015-02-11 23:23
I like where you're going there, Rick — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-02-11 19:39

Music of the Gods: Brahms/Bernstein/Gould/Sgouros/Zimerman

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-07-06 08:56

The first clip here is the first movement of Brahms' rapturous Piano Concerto #1, as played by Glenn Gould and conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

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Lenny... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 06:38
I love the way you put that Gregster... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 05:52
Lucky — by gregster on Mon, 2014-07-07 03:47

Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2015

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-01-29 19:02

Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2015
By Edward Hudgins

The anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp is now marked as Holocaust Remembrance Day.


Obama’s 2015 State of the Stupid

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-01-29 18:58

Obama’s 2015 State of the Stupid
By Edward Hudgins

In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Obama counted on the American people being too ignorant to see that he was offering the same old failed policies and sugar-coated demagoguery.

Just how stupid does Obama assume the American people are?


ACHTUNG!!

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