[78-L] ...and what about non-opera classical?

Rodger Holtin rjh334578 at gmail.com.invalid
Sat Mar 21 19:55:49 PDT 2015

Opera and Baseball are very much alike; 45 minutes of heart-pounding action
crammed into only three and a half hours.  Sometimes it gets strenuous.  I
listen to both on the radio and sometimes it's a tough choice, but there was
no Lions game today because it is spring break so I heard Manon from the

Listening to opera on 78s is a lot like the sports wrap up on the late news
- all the home runs and triple plays boiled down to four minutes, which is
ideally suited to my attention span anyway.

Non-opera classical?  Today on the Collector's Corner portion of my
otherwise-loosely-formatted "big band" show I played Paderewski and
Kreisler.  Nobody complained - yet.


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Yeah, serves to separate it from A Shakespeare Play where the stabbed guy
starts reciting verses.

On 2015-03-20 19:38, Julian Vein wrote:
> On 20/03/15 14:03, Joe Salerno wrote:
>> I regard opera as the prior day equivalent of a motion picture. Singing,
>> dancing, drama, comedy, lighting, fights, loving, intrigue, good guys,
>> bad guys, music....only dif is that opera is live, when presented that
>> way. A recording brings it even closer to a film.
>> Joe Salerno
> ==============
> Definition of opera: It's when a guy gets stabbed in the back, and
> instead of dying starts singing!
>        Julian Vein
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