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Alan Chapman

Weekdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Modern Times, A Musical Offering and Thornton Center Stage

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  1. Janet Thomas posted on 09/04/2012 12:15 PM
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for a lovely hour yesterday. I learned that my 25 year-old grandson & his girlfriend are also unfaliliar with "2001: A Space Odyssey" (like my 98 year old mother), so I gave them a video tape of it. My letter will follow by USPS.

    I also heard part of another beautiful Strauss work on Dennis' program this morning, but I will not load up your e-mail again, for awhile.

  2. Joan Trummel posted on 09/13/2012 11:06 AM
    Good Morning, Alan
    A big Thank You for playing the Piano Quartet we just listened to. Have neither heard of the composer nor his music. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing it - beautiful slow movement! Nice way to start the day!
  3. Margaret Kraght (pron. Kraft) posted on 09/20/2012 12:18 PM
    Noon Thursday -- You're getting a double bouquet by playing Strauss' Roses from the South, because "Srauss" means bouquet in German, or did you already know that?
  4. Stephanie Evans posted on 09/26/2012 10:03 AM
    I've been listening to KUSC for a few years and enjoy Alan Chapman and the others who bring us excellent music. But recently everyone seems so subdued. Has something happened or is this just a passing phase? I used to like the enthusiasm everyone brought to classical music, but now many times the people in charge sound hushed and generic and the programs sound more like just elevator music. If something is going on that's causing this, I hope you're able to overcome it soon.
  5. Jim Worthen posted on 10/31/2012 09:43 AM
    Dear Alan--

    I'm liking your extended hours, but it moves me to ask whatever happened to long-time host Kimberlea Daggy? Maybe I missed an announcement earlier. Anyhow, thanks for all the great music.

  6. Marc Mathieu posted on 10/31/2012 01:55 PM
    Hi, Alan, I listen to your programs daily and I love what you play and what you say about the music you play. But here's what I hope is taken as a constructive criticism.

    But could you please consider limiting the use of the Historical Present in your verbal comments?

    I wish you good luck and will continue to enjoy your programs, but I encourage you to consider my comments and perhaps google "Historical Present."
  7. Kathy Burch posted on 11/03/2012 04:35 PM
    Alan, Love all your programming (and everyone else's of course) and was happy to find your "Composers' Halloween Ball" on the blog. Where can I find your"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem? And what has happened to our wonderful Kimberlea Daggy? Searched KUSC but can't find out what happened. She was wonderful and is sorely missed, especi-ally on "Soul Music". Thank you for KUSC. I'm an international flight attend-ant from Huntington Beach, based in Newark, and I can listen to KUSC on-line and feel I'm not so far from home. My husband and I support KUSC every year. Thank you.
  8. Bob Caplan posted on 11/20/2012 04:48 PM
    What was the pizzicato piece played today about 12:30 PM or thereafter?
    1. KUSC posted on 11/21/2012 09:23 PM This comment was edited by a moderator at 09:28 PM on 11/21/2012
      @Bob Caplan That was Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Symphonic Serenade Op 39 - from this CD:
  9. Angelica posted on 12/06/2012 10:00 AM
    Hi Alan,
    I would like to listen to some Romanian carols. Do you know where I can purchase a CD with that music?
    1. Theo posted on 12/26/2012 01:10 AM

      I've heard this romanian carol last night... it was an amazing moment... Good job for the KUSC team.
  10. Ralph Murphy posted on 12/12/2012 04:08 PM
    Mr Chapman
    Thank you for your reference to the dancer (an Isadora rival) Maud Allan; I am currently reading the fine book by Phillip Hoare Oscar Wilde's Last Stand, Decadence, Conspiracy and the most Outrageous Trial of the Century --- she is the major protagonist. Though from Canada she lived for a while in SF, where her brother was arrested tried and convicted for a series of brutal murders. Thus she was somewhat used to infamy when she toured Europe in Wilde's Salome and was in consequence accused of some dastardly stuff involving the understandably anti-German feelings in London during the last years of WWI. What a life!

    Love your eruidite morning shows where words and music of equal value.
  11. GERALD RELLICK posted on 01/02/2013 07:47 AM

    You have made contacting you so incredibly difficult. Why? This short complimentary note was went to to go to above But there is no longer any way to contact her. But you with your MIT education should be able to resolve this issue -- or turn in your goddamned diploma..

    I wish to take these early morning hours to commend Robin Pressman and her midnight show. As a chronic insomniac, I have found Ms. Pressman’s show most contactingpleasing. Her voice is mellow, and her choice of music most pleasing for the late hours. Don’t lose her – she is a gem.
    While I‘ve gotten your attention, I must add that Jim Svejda’s New Years
    “Bash” was an insult to public media. I can only assume that because of his status at KUSC he can do pretty much what he wishes. But it’s only one night a year, so why complain? Otherwise I am a regular listener of Svejada

    Best Regards.
    Gerald Rellick, Ph.D.
  12. J Swift posted on 01/06/2013 10:54 AM
    What's not to like?... How about Bach's least familiar next week?
  13. Lillian Scott posted on 01/08/2013 11:15 AM
    Composer quiz: file-eggs mantle-sand = Felix Mendelssohn. Not sure I spelled last name right. But I love these & I think I'm getting better at them. Posting here so I wouldn't spoil it.
  14. DJ Corbman posted on 01/10/2013 10:09 AM
    Thank you for making me laugh this morning with your picturial clue. It takes a clever mind to come up with THAT. So, yes, I forgive you! And thank you for all the years of joy you bring to me, to all of us with your wonderful commentary and the music you share with us.
  15. margie cherry posted on 01/15/2013 01:01 PM
    Hi Alan- This recording played at 10:42 am needs to go directly to the box of discards that are passed around for the pledge volunteers. The sound quality is flawed, like the violin is being played too close to the mic, It is by the Academy of Ancient Music, and the recording equipment sounds as if IT is ANCIENT too. Sorry, but I have good ears, and I love the Bach violin concertos.

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in a BWV 1041
    Academy of Ancient Music / Andrew Manze

    Andrew Manze, violin
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