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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Publicity! President Reagan loved to watch old movies - there are worse hobbies. Carter liked to go to the Kennedy Center whenever he could.

    I don't recall the concert, but was in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall when President Carter showed up right after his loss to Reagan in 1980. The audience booed him, rather disgracefully. I was no fan of Carter, but after his loss, I thought he should have been treated with respectful silence.
    I voted for Carter. I though he was a really good guy, but a bit too honest and perhaps naive in the world of national politics and publicity thereof.

    I am still working my way through the Sills book and she was also entertained by the Carters and the Nixons.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Let's not let this move into a discussion of politics which as you know is forbidden on this site.

    However I would like to say that Carter has done very good humanitarian work in getting the terrible scourge of guinea worms disease nearly eradicated through the Carter Centre.
    Natalie

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    Whoops. My bad.

    I think politics always lies just below the surface here in an election year. I should have anticipated that. I'll do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Whoops. My bad.

    I think politics always lies just below the surface here in an election year. I should have anticipated that. I'll do better.
    "You're fired."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Whoops. My bad.

    I think politics always lies just below the surface here in an election year. I should have anticipated that. I'll do better.
    I'm a politics student. Every year is an election year somewhere. It's a non stop party
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    My third Tancredi:
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Natalie

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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    THe book includes a history of the opera, a synopsis of the story, a complete libretto in its original language as well as in English, dozens of photos, and a the Angel/EMI recording of the entire opera on two CDs: London Symphony Orchestra; James Levine, Conductor with Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda, Sherrill Millnes, Ruggero Raimondi, Fedora Barbieri, Renato Capecchi.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
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    I still haven't listened to this yet. It's not as if I have a huge unlistened to pile, there is only four but I seem to get distracted so easily.

    For instance a cat (not my cat but we share a garden so we do have a relationship) walks past. I think Socks (the name I have given it; I don't know what it calls itself) looks a bit like Tiger Teeth that no longer visits. Tiger Teeth (again a name I gave) used to like Vogel, I think. Oh, I think I'll listen to Vogel next...

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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Another happy find at the secondhand store.


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    Could not help myself. Gruberova's coloratura embellishments took me over the top.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    I was reminded earlier by MAuer that I had not yet gotten Le Villi for my iPod. This has now been rectified
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    I had planned on getting a recording during dissertation but then got caught up again and had trouble finding one at first but I rectified this.
    Almost tempted to get Edgar just to have a full set now on my Ipod... but I don't think a four act version is on I tunes I may re-listen to it again just in case I went into it expecting to dislike it too much (which I confess may have been the case). Does anyone know if the 3 act version improves significantly on the four act one?
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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