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RE: what are you hearing?

Did you catch some of Josh's earlier appearances on Allie McBeal?  I was stunned at how beautiful his voice was.
> Jim: As an apparent fellow lover of classical music, I would invite you
> to check out a young man by the name of Josh Groban...24 years old with
> the voice of an angel...nearly brings me to tears listening to his
> beatiful music. He does some contemporary Broadway stuff,too and brings
> a great deal to that genre as well. Am hoping Santa will be kind to me
> with a gift of Josh Groban's new CD under the tree this year. re:
> Handel's Messiah--a few years ago I was lucky enough to find a 12 volume
> record album set of the entirety of this masterpiece at a consignment
> store, in very good condition...it's not difficult to find a CD or
> something with selected works from the Messiah, but to find the whole
> thing...ahhh!!! And for less than $5...what a victory!
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Mon 12/08, james singer < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
> From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 19:14:10 -0500
> Subject: [CHAT] what are you hearing?
> It's odd, Daryl, but I can't find the Yo Yo Ma set [two CDs, Bach,
> <br>Goldberg Variations]; my wife must have it in her vehicle. It's a
> <br>terrific recording. A real head piece. I remember going to a party
> once <br>when it was played followed by Rostopovich's recording--and we
> debated <br>the merits of each or both on into the night.<br><br>The
> good news is that, when looking for Ma's recording, I found my <br>Jerry
> Garcia-David Grisman CD [that's what it's called: "Jerry
> <br>Garcia/David Grisman"]. This is another one that's worth running
> down. <br>If you don't know Grisman, he may be the best mandolin picker
> that ever <br>lived. He's one of those blue grass guys, like Peter Rowan
> [remember <br>"The Free Mexican Airforce"?], that seem to be all over
> the place--and <br>comfortable about it.<br><br>About this time of year:
> It has always been a problem for me. Most <br>"christmas" music is
> soppy-sappy crap orchestrated to make you feel <br>festive and mindless
> in the aisles at Wal-Mart. And by now [December 8] <br>it has grown
> truly tiresome. There used to be a classical music station <br>DJ in
> Washington who played christmas music in July and not in October,
> <br>November, December, and [in case you missed it] January. And it has
> <br>always torqued me that the greedy co-opted Handel's "Messiah" to
> sell <br>give-away sentimentality among the pine boughs and snowflakes
> [and <br>amused me, of course, because Handel would have done it himself
> if it <br>had occurred to him].<br><br>You asked if I have a favorite.
> Yes. My all time favorite of all time <br>is the Julliard String Quartet
> of the late-1970s early-1980s playing <br>almost anything--a Beethoven
> quartet preferred. Robert Mann and Richard <br>Carliss on violin, Samuel
> Rhodes on viola, and [blush, I don't <br>remember] on cello. Mann was to
> the Strad what Grisman is to the <br>mandolin. Fantastic. And, if you're
> in the audience, genuinely heart <br>stopping.<br><br><br><br>On
> Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 05:05 PM, Daryl wrote:<br><br>> Wonderful
> news!<br>><b
> r>> By the way, I love your juxtaposition w/Yo Yo Ma. Do you have a
> <br>> favorite?<br>><br>> At this time of year, my mix might be Iron
> Butterfly, Yo Yo Ma and <br>> Alabama's<br>> "Christmas in Dixie". And
> maybe a Canzon of Gabrielli.<br>><br>> Daryl<br>><br>Island
> Jim<br>Southwest Florida<br>Zone
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