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|Jun-11-13|| ||waustad: 8th Tal Mem (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1))|
|Jul-02-13|| ||waustad: Styrian Open:
|Jul-03-13|| ||waustad: Beijing pairings: http://beijing2013.fide.com/en/comp...|
|Jul-04-13|| ||waustad: Beijing time control: TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: Styrian Open live: http://www.members.aon.at/schach1/l...|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: Can anybody actually sing Paul in Die tote Stadt live? Torsten Kerl does pretty well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiV...
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojb.... I like Angela Denoke better, but Kerl sounds better standing and sitting up instead of lying down necking with a corpse. Some stagings are a little out there. Did Rene Kollo ever do the part live? His recording sounds good, but I recall an opera quiz where James McCracken (if I recall correctly) pointed out to students everywhere that singing an aria from Otello in one's lesson is very different from singing the whole part live while lying on the floor and such. I'd love to see the Met do a production for the first time in decades, but Paul is very difficult to cast. It was "written" for Richard Tauber, but I've heard recordings and it was a stretch for him. Heldentenors are so rare that adding to the repertoire just spreads a scarce commodity that much thinner. There aren't that many Jonas Kaufmann or Jay Hunter Morris voices around, and Paul may be a bit higher (or so I've been told -- I can't sing any of them). I wish Domingo had taken it on, at least in the studio, but there is only so much anybody can do. I've only seen part of the video of James King, but he seemed to handle the end well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u1...|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: A hint on dealing with the King version, just change the part number in the search like the title of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7uS... and you can walk through it. I've seen less than stellar performances live from McCracken, Kollo and King, but that doesn't mean that they were bad singers. Singing live is a very difficult thing to do and if the pipes don't want to do it that day, the pro can't say "sorry" very often. The best Rigoletto I've seen live was Matteo Manuguerra when he had been announced as being sick. He even walked off stage to get a glass of water during Gilda's aria after being with the duke, but sounded glorious. They needed to clean the costume after he kept wiping his nose on it so often, but he got through it.|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: While looking at youtube for the last rant I ran across this delight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A66...
I'd have like to see a mention of Jussi Björling, but otherwise this is a great show. I remember once after consuming more than a touch of whiskey doing La Donna e Mobile with the top partially full throat. Now I can't even hit any of that with a head tone, but I'm 37 years older and 50+ pounds heavier. I do have more gravitas.|
|Jul-08-13|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.foxsportsohio.com/fox-sp...|
|Jul-11-13|| ||waustad: Here is the world cup pairings tree: http://www.chessworldcup2013.com/im...|
|Jul-23-13|| ||waustad: European Womens Champs: TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)|
|Aug-12-13|| ||waustad: Convenient links tip by beholder: <Actually those links are there for every tournament. You just have to enter "crosstable=2" at the end of the URL instead of "crosstable=1".>|
|Aug-31-13|| ||waustad: Regs for women's world champs: http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/F...
Includes a laws of chess section and lots of detail about legal way to offer a draw and such.|
|Sep-25-13|| ||waustad: TataSteel site: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/|
|Sep-29-13|| ||perfidious: The Indians done did it!
Had anyone told me that either Red Sox or Tribe would make the playoffs this year, I would have laughed them out of existence.
|Oct-13-13|| ||waustad: German Bundesliga info: http://www.chessvibes.com/schachbun...|
|Dec-13-13|| ||waustad: Here is one of the great online radio sources for anyone interested is classical vocal music: http://www.weta.org/listen-live/viv...|
It doesn't get much better.
|Dec-23-13|| ||brankat: <waustad> Hello!
Sorry to be so late with responding to:
<Greetings, I'm cross posting from the Hrvoje Stevic page because you are likely to be a good source:
How does one pronounce his name? Is it something like Hir-VOY-a SHTEH-veech?>
The first name (Hrvoje) is pronounced:
<Her-voy-e>, where the last letter <e> is as an <e> in <bed>, or (red>.
The last name (Stevic):
<Ste-vich>. Again, the <e> is like in <bed, red> :-)
I hope this will be of some help.
|Dec-25-13|| ||Tal7777777: Merry Christmas!|
|Dec-26-13|| ||waustad: German TV chess:
|Jan-02-14|| ||TheAlchemist: Thank you, happy new year to you too.
Your post got me thinking... although I've forgotten most of the (English) grammar I've learned at school, it's possible that what we had learned was in fact a little "obsolete", as you mentioned language is always developing. I'm not sure about the current "state" of punctuation in my own language :-), but I have noticed some minor changes in certain phrases and "structures" (I'm not sure how to describe it, I hope you get the meaning) that are now in common use, all probably in the name of simplification - I've always attributed their use to illiteracy :-).
Anyway, in my case it is still the case of mixing up the rules of the two languages more than anything, I haven't studied grammar since high school and although it hasn't been that long I've certainly forgotten most of it, so now I rely on my gut feeling :-).
|Feb-22-14|| ||perfidious: <waustad> What do you think of Indians' chances this upcoming season?|
|Mar-08-14|| ||waustad: Candidates info: http://en.chessbase.com/post/2014-c...|
|Mar-10-14|| ||waustad: Subtract 10 hours from the time in K-M. Games start at 5 AM EDT.|
|Mar-11-14|| ||scormus: Thanks for your info about La Wally, I suppose that must be the reason. It does seem a shame that should be the reason. I'd love to beat a live performance.|
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