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Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Oct 19, 2012 - 10:00am PT
I like Haydn's attitude. He was a plucky lad.

Wednesday, went and saw Andras Schiff play Book I of the Well Tempered Clavier. The acoustics at Disney Hall are superb. It was too expensive to sit where we sat, but I noticed he changed the fingering on the Prelude in C Major from what he'd indicated in the Henle Edition!

It's amazing work. The preludes are little jewels thrown out to clear the palate in between the massively engineered structures of the fugues.

Book II next Wednesday.

Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Nov 4, 2012 - 11:29pm PT
Extreme old school. This is an amazing good rendition:
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 4, 2012 - 11:45pm PT
Cosmiccragsman

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AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 4, 2012 - 11:52pm PT


selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:12am PT
to continue on the very old school theme....

steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:19am PT
I have loved classical music since I was about 5 years old.

If I had it all over again: I think that a composers life would be great.
Notice how many musicians and composers live a long life.

Ludwig is still my favorite!

( Thanks Marlow: John Murphy is new to me--thanks for posting )
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
two Horowitz recordings that blew me away, sometime in the 80's



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 3, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Jean Sibelius - Karelia

 Intermezzo I


 Ballade 2


 Alla Marcia 3
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 4, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
Arvo Pärt - De Profundis
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 29, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Hans Christian Lumbye-Copenhagener: Jernbane damp galopp
jogill

climber
Colorado
Jan 29, 2013 - 02:52pm PT


This fellow is magnificent.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Jogill: Great acting, great voice - magnificent.

Something else: Bach - Wilhelm Kempff (1955) - Siciliano from Flute Sonata No 2 in E flat major, BWV1031
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
I like Guilini and Kempf was one of the best. At a meet and greet with the LA Phil a violinist still had awe in her voice when she talked about playing for Giulini.

Friday we will see the Joffrey Ballet's recreation of the original Rite of Sping. It's gonna be great.



Edit: I like the old school stuff. We were THAT close to having a recording by Liszt. Just missed it.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Feb 4, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
The Rite was awesome. For once being high in the balcony was a plus. Nobody was nodding off during this, it was really thrilling. I only regret we didn't get tickets for another night.
HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Feb 4, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
Just went to Carnegie Hall to hear my eldest son playing first horn on the Firebird with the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra. Awesome!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 4, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
YAY, Hueco!

Astonishing!

JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 4, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Very cool, Hueco!

John
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Feb 4, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
The original post - rehearsal of Brahms Second symphony - that was great. Had to go put the CD on the sound system. It was what we were rehearsing when I joined the U of Pacific Conservatory Orchestra and I’ve loved it ever since. Being a trombonist (then) it was especially rewarding to build toward that great, triumphal final chord, which was cut off here. It has been decades - hell, half a century plus - since I was part of such an ensemble, and I still miss it.

Another nice thing, brief as it was, was watching musicians which were all business and didn’t bob around like they were having seizures. Seems to have become the style these days that everybody who can afford to move their instruments much “interprets” their musicianship with so much body English that the whole orchestra appears to be squirming. Worst offenders - the violins and small woodwinds. Watched an oboist with the Berlin Phiharmonic lurching about with such ecstatic, egotistic abandon that if he’d hit his knee he’d have driven that double reed right through his palate. And I have to admit, I sort of wished he would. The music was good, though, with eyes closed.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 5, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 5, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
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