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20th Century / Feldman
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:57:04 am »
Unpleasant (if 'unpleasant' is an appropriate word) news about Morton Feldman.... (I don't read Italian, so I haven't read the original interview)

20th Century / Arthur Butterworth
« on: November 25, 2014, 12:43:01 pm »
I read that Arthur Butterworth has died.

One of those names that seems to crop up in the annual litany of complaints that the Proms are neglecting various swathes of English music. Can't imagine any of his works would fill the seats at the Albert Hall, but I must say that the three pieces of his that I know (the viola concerto and the 1st and 4th symphonies) are fine works.

News and Current Affairs / Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:10:53 pm »
Bloody nora...

I've commented on this forum in the past about my admiration of Hoffman's work. What a fine body of work he leaves, but bloody hell, what a shock this news is...

News and Current Affairs / Joan Fontaine
« on: December 16, 2013, 09:40:19 am »
Bloody hell, not content with taking Peter O'Toole from us yesterday, the Grim Reaper has gone and taken Joan Fontaine the same day... :(

"Letter from an Unknown Woman" has been calling out from the dvd shelves for a couple of weeks now, so that's going in the machine at the first opportunity now.

Literature and Poetry / William Weaver RIP
« on: November 18, 2013, 09:33:06 pm »
William Weaver, translator extraordinaire, has died.

His translations of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum would be enough on their own to warrant acclaim, surely, but what an awesome body of work he produced. Legend.

Literature and Poetry / Seamus Heaney RIP
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:10:41 am »
Newsflash on the Guardian website that Seamus Heaney has died...

Board Usage Help Forum / Infinite box
« on: May 08, 2013, 11:46:04 am »
In the last couple of days, whenever I've gone to add a message on the forum, the box wherein I type my message doesn't end. It just carries on and on and on, all the way over there ------------------------>

So, any entries I write just carry on as a single line of text until I start a new paragraph. Trouble is, I don't end up with a scroll bar at the bottom of the screen, and the Post/Preview buttons disappear, and I have to press return to get back to the left hand edge of the screen to access those buttons. Is it just me??

20th Century / Stephen Dodgson
« on: April 16, 2013, 03:11:13 pm »
The composer Stephen Dodgson has died:

I've never heard anything by him, and a quick search on the forum suggests that he's only been mentioned here once in the past (HtoHe heard one of his quartets 2 years ago!). But there's a decent handful of stuff of his on disc (well, there's a decent handful of his stuff on disc at Amazon!). Anyone know anything of his work?

News and Current Affairs / Van Cliburn
« on: February 27, 2013, 08:47:12 pm »
First Sawallisch the other day, then Marie-Claire Alain, now Van Cliburn...

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