Featured Performances: Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ MDR-Rundfunkchor ∙ Solisten ∙ David Zinman

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Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

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Liszt – Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S.125

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Mendelssohn: Elias – Radio Filharmonisch Orkest en Groot Omroepkoor

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Since the Conservatory remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about the following:

The Fake-Progressives and Fake-Liberals: Things have certainly changed (in the wrong direction) over the years. I remember after illegitimate war criminal George W Bush began residing en la casa blanca/in the white house that those people pretending to be “progressive” or “liberal” refused to refer to Bush as “president” or “President.” (The capital P denoting even more respect). Some people referred to Bush as “resident Bush.” But these days? As most “progressives” or “liberals” become more pro-Establishment — at “election” time they vote for whatever piece of corporate, right-wing candidate is nominated by the corrupt and imperialistic “Democratic” Party — they now refer to Bush as “president” or “President.” (I’ve noticed that Bush is now undergoing sort of a revisionist history makeover into Sainthood status). These fake-progressives and fake-liberals also refer to the current white house occupant as “president” or “President.” Why give him that respect? Or the hick version often used by the illiterate-sounding rednecks in the US Congress, “Prayssssssden.” I refuse to give the orange thug/Mob Boss/international bully such respect or any respect since he has done nothing what-so-ever to earn anyone’s respect. I don’t respect bullies, narcissists, fake Christians, chronic liars, bigots, racists, white supremacists, self-absorbed and self-entitled people, people who don’t believe in facts, people who dismiss science — and I could go on — when it doesn’t serve their septic and white supremacist political agenda. Such people are septic trash, not deserving of any respect regardless of what title or position they hold. Bottom line: The fake-progressives and fake-liberals are really just establishment Democrats at “election” time, despite what they call themselves and despite their complaining about their corporate, right-wing and imperialistic party 364 days a year which often serves as the enabling party of the other corporate, right-wing and imperialistic party. The fake-progressives and fake-liberals keep doing the same thing every “election” cycle and expect different results. That’s the definition of insanity. [Disclaimer: I’m an independent/non-partisan progressive. My views don’t change because of which politician is in office, and there are no “messiah” politicians.]

A virus is not partisan. Read article here.

The techies and their “platform.” It’s now a “platform” Dahling. Read article here.

Y*lp’s fake reviews. How much are people paid to write 5-stars reviews on Y*lp? Read article here.