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Posts on 03/30/17

Nessun Dorma

(Edward Jajko, USA, 03/30/17 5:09 am) "Nessa dorman"? (See Nigel Jones, 28 March.) How about "Nessun dorma!" It's a pity that Nigel's error slipped past the editing. Forse uno, l'edit ...

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Francoist Historians, and Elections in France

(Carmen Negrin, France, 03/30/17 3:56 am) I would fully agree with José Ignacio Soler (28 March), regarding the ideal and most theoretical objectivity of historians, be they right or left--if we were not talking about Spain, nor for th ...

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In Praise of Opera San Jose

(Clyde McMorrow, USA, 03/30/17 3:31 am) Istvan Simon (29 March) brought up Cosi Fan Tutte as an example of a snappy opera, and it is. Opera is an interesting art form and one that has strayed a long way from its ...

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Yma Sumac

(John Heelan, UK, 03/30/17 3:16 am) Gary Moore (29 March) wrote of "the "Kosovo Nightingale, Nexhmiye Pagarusha, with a range of her own so incredible as to soar from magnificent ultra-soprano peals down to almost a husky, bea ...

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Posts on 03/29/17

Operaphobes! There is Hope

(Istvan Simon, USA, 03/29/17 4:16 pm) One possible answer to David Duggan's and Nigel Jones's aversion to Opera is just "well, too bad, but hey, different strokes for different folks." Still, being a person who lo ...

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Remembering a Brother

(Edward Jajko, USA, 03/29/17 12:24 pm) My deepest sympathies to Istvan Simon (March 26th) as he recalls the loss of his younger brother Janos. As I write this, I have to my left an American flag that was atop my elder and ...

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Gary Moore Performs at the National Theater, Kosovo

(John Eipper, USA, 03/29/17 4:22 am) Gary Moore writes: All this WAIS talk about music is haunting me, because I want so much to participate, but am trapped in finishing a manuscript and can't take t ...

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Francoist Historiography of the Second Republic

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 03/29/17 3:37 am) In reply to José Ignacio Soler (28 March), I would like to make the following comments: 1. Carmen Negrín is cognizant of the issue of Studia Historica in ...

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Thoughts on Francoist Historians

(Paul Preston, UK, 03/29/17 3:20 am) José Ignacio Soler (29 March) writes with regard to the book by Roberto Villa and Manuel Álvarez Tardío, "I believe the book should be valued on its historical merits, i ...

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Posts on 03/28/17

AfD Vote in Saarland Elections

(Nigel Jones, UK, 03/28/17 2:38 pm) John E's comment that the Alternative für Deutschland did "poorly" in the Saarland elections (Pat Mears, 28 March) is erroneous. They had not stood there before and by passing the 5 ...

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