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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 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.


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: 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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I've placed an order — by gregster on Sun, 2015-02-22 01:04

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

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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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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

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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Lindsay... — by Olivia on Sat, 2015-02-21 03:16
Defeating ISIS and the Philsophy of Islam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-02-20 11:55

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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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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Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2008-09-24 02:00

Please read and absorb the webmaster's exhortation here re copying and pasting whole articles from other sites without permission.


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Lindsay's Eloquent Elocution Lessons...Ra Ra Ra Ra...

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Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2014-09-26 05:18

The title of this post is something Lindsay Perigo would have me repeat. Many times.

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Incidentally ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2014-10-02 04:27
Why, thank you my charges! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-09-26 23:01

The Toxicity of Environmentalism

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Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2015-01-23 04:37

“The Toxicity of Environmentalism” is a major critique of environmentalism that was featured as the concluding, summary essay in Jay Lehr, ed., Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns. It is now available to the general public for 99¢ as a Kindle Book on Amazon.com.


Unity through Diversity Equals Cultural Death

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2015-01-12 03:45

Unity through Diversity Equals Cultural Death
By Olivia Pierson

Cultural pluralism is as old as the hills – or at least as old as the Babylonian Empire on whose riverbank shores even the captive Jews were tolerated to sit and weep. Multiculturalism, on the other hand, is a 20th Century bastardization of tolerance, which the United Nations invented to socially engineer Western democracies to cope with overwhelming immigration, mostly from Third World slave-pens.

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The US failure — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2015-01-16 07:19

Islamofascism And The Age Of Treason

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Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2013-11-15 05:23

"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.

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My Review of Lindsay's Amazing Book

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Submitted by mvardoulis on Mon, 2013-03-11 17:43

I wrote this for Amazon, under the pen name "Number Six" for those of you who may have already seen it:


Lindsay Perigo's New Kindle Book: Provocative Fun!

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Thu, 2012-12-06 10:43

THE TOTAL PASSION FOR THE TOTAL HEIGHT

By Lindsay Perigo

Reviewed by Nicholas Dykes

An excellent book. I do enjoy having something to praise for once. I’d give it a five star rating any day.

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To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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Which laws should we scrap?

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03

In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.

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Miliband lives in a Marxist Universe says PM. — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:42
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
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