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by truehobbit
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Christmas music! (mainly of the classical variety)
Replies: 16
Views: 7254

Those are very pretty, Elentári! Thanks for the links. :)

I only know L'enfance by name, I've never heard it, and I didn't know there was anything that famous by Peter Cornelius. I know his name as a composer, but don't think I know any of his works (or didn't till now :D ).
by truehobbit
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Up
Replies: 25
Views: 9741

Ah - thanks, Nin! :)

(One wonders why the publishers chose to miss the Christmas business for the DVD, though.)
by truehobbit
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Christmas music! (mainly of the classical variety)
Replies: 16
Views: 7254

Ok, Christmas is over, but I thought I should add Bach's Christmas Oratorio to the list. :D About half a dozen listenings are a minimum during Advent and Christmas for me, normally. :D I totally swoon for "Messiah", too, of course, and I certainly listen to the first part of it numerous ti...
by truehobbit
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story
Replies: 7
Views: 4622

I loved this movie, Lurker. :D I thought it was a lot more respectable than "Fahrenheit", for example, which (although I liked it, too) did admittedly have a number of frivolously manipulative moments. The most moving bit, for me, was where the workers seize the factory to get their pay an...
by truehobbit
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Up
Replies: 25
Views: 9741

You guys already have it on DVD? I'd meant to get it for Christmas but was told the DVD will only be out in spring here. :| Loved the movie, too, and cried a lot, but in a good way. :) Sure, there were some moments that were a bit too cartoony (the air-battle for example), but that didn't spoil the ...
by truehobbit
Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Book recommendations for kids!
Replies: 34
Views: 18624

Why did it astonish you? I think he is awesome, but I wonder how he can be translated. There are so many word-games and so many anagrams in his books, if it's well-translated, the ranslator must be awesome too. I really, really like Moers. Well, like I said, I don't think he's bad, but I don't thin...
by truehobbit
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Book recommendations for kids!
Replies: 34
Views: 18624

Just throwing in another vote for anything by Lindgren for children. :D Though I'm not sure if 11 isn't already too old for her. Nin, yep, I couldn't believe it when I noticed that Moers of all people gets translated so much. (Not that I think he's bad, just that there's a lot of great stuff that do...
by truehobbit
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Christian Music
Replies: 130
Views: 91477

Pearly Di wrote:Oh, and Rachmaninov's Vespers. :bow: I have the recording done by the Corydon Singers, which I can't recommend highly enough. Such magnificent music, and so haunting and worshipful.
I have to admit I'd never heard of it before we started rehearsing it. :oops: :)
by truehobbit
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Christian Music
Replies: 130
Views: 91477

A puppy, Prim? Hehe, sweet! :D

Crucifer, it may be easy to sing the notes, but it's still not easy to sing them well. ;)
by truehobbit
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Christian Music
Replies: 130
Views: 91477

I've been listening to Russian Orthodox music for years now: Well, it's not male voices only, but very beautfully Russian, too - we did some pieces from Rachmaninov's "All Night Vigil" for our concert a month ago. Apparently one of the most famous ones of them: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
by truehobbit
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: HOBITIT - Finnish LOTR TV miniseries (1993) - ON YOUTUBE!
Replies: 20
Views: 18757

Pearly linked me here. :) I think this would be pretty cool for the moot. :D Maybe not the whole five hours, but excerpts for sure. :) I've watched the first two episodes so far and thought the Bilbo-Gollum meeting was genuinely scary. Gollum as a real person is so much more frightening than as a CG...
by truehobbit
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Lord of the Rings Musical - My review
Replies: 142
Views: 65802

It looks like they really mean to go ahead with it. :shock: :D A Home for Hobbits City presents model for new musical theatre. (Summary of main points of the article)... the design shows a parabolic shaped building with concave walls. Seating for 1800 people is planned, building is planned to start ...
by truehobbit
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Don't Know Much 'bout History" quiz
Replies: 48
Views: 13595

If you got 33 wrong, which option did you guys pick and why? :shock:
I agree the answer was a bit daft, as it basically just rephrased the question - but all the other options were so obviously nonsensical! :scratch:
by truehobbit
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Don't Know Much 'bout History" quiz
Replies: 48
Views: 13595

Wow, thanks all for the answers on the Puritans! :) I guess it's true what's been said about the distortion of history through legend. I mean, I think of the Puritans of the English Civil War as being a pretty unpleasant lot, but the Puritans who went to the US I've only ever heard of presented as s...
by truehobbit
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Hate comes out of the closet
Replies: 175
Views: 36430

I don't know. I think that as a description of the effect charisma has on people, the quote from Tolkien is extremely perceptive and insightful. And Obama does have charisma. Note, please, that I'm not saying Obama's evil like Saruman. But I do think that when people listen to him what happens is ve...
by truehobbit
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Don't Know Much 'bout History" quiz
Replies: 48
Views: 13595

Wow, lidless. :D Guess they didn't let you go to Cambridge for nothing, eh? :thumbsup:
by truehobbit
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Don't Know Much 'bout History" quiz
Replies: 48
Views: 13595

That was a fun thing to do for breakfast. :D I got 23 out of 33, which for a non-American isn't so bad, I guess. :) But :bow: for Tosh. Anyway, I'm not sure this test actually tests what its writers think it tests. It was more of a 'highlights of American History' quiz than a 'Do you understand civi...
by truehobbit
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Lord of the Rings Musical - My review
Replies: 142
Views: 65802

LOLOL, I'd not meant to look in here again, but it only takes a certain dose of alcohol (which always makes me very favourably inclined to all mankind, just as described in the Ode to Joy, which is really a drinking song, if you read all the verses, but that's just btw), old threads revived with int...
by truehobbit
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Lord of the Rings Musical - My review
Replies: 142
Views: 65802

Alatar, true, but none of the 'concerts' that you describe are actually proper music-making. They are, as you say, for people who expect pre-packaged things, mass-events. It's ok, I suppose, for these audiences, but not for anyone who wants to hear music, rather than entertainment. So, I do hope tha...
by truehobbit
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Lord of the Rings Musical - My review
Replies: 142
Views: 65802

hobby, this is a weird thing that I only just realized, but Les Misérables doesn't have an English title, even published in English translation ( Amazon link ). Other French classics have translated titles, but not this one. Weird, isn't it? With the unease English speakers often have with "fo...