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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2101 on: February 08, 2017, 10:49:18 AM »

Review: Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Opening And First Impressions Of The Great Hall


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Another innovation, as per the marketing department, is the long, curved escalator – “The Tube” – that takes the inclined visitor through an oval tunnel up to the 7th floor in one fell 4-minite swoop. On first taking, this long ride enhances the anticipation and the patrons are rewarded at the end with a great view. I would, however, suggest that the real innovation about a long escalator that curves  is the idea and ability of selling it as an innovation.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2102 on: February 09, 2017, 05:59:42 AM »
Today I learned that there used to be a string quartet called "The Sophisticated Ladies."


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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2103 on: February 09, 2017, 03:51:37 PM »
Today I learned that there used to be a string quartet called "The Sophisticated Ladies."



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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2104 on: February 19, 2017, 12:57:13 AM »
I should have liked to meet those ladies, if the CD had been made a bit later than it was...

meanwhile:

Classical CD Of The Week: Zelenka To Fall In Love With

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2105 on: February 23, 2017, 05:02:50 PM »



Classical CD Of The Week: Bruckner's End In Salzburg


The 2014 Salzburg Festival featured all the Bruckner Symphonies and the Ninth with Christoph von Dohnányi and the Philharmonia Orchestra was the best of the lot.


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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2107 on: March 09, 2017, 01:20:37 PM »
Seems like a well-placed recommendation, no?
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2108 on: March 09, 2017, 01:21:55 PM »
I wonder how many people bought both the recommended Boulez Complete Works set and the also recommended Inspirational Piano disc.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2109 on: March 09, 2017, 02:41:10 PM »
Seems like a well-placed recommendation, no?

In fairness, that's not a recommendation (those are below and make sense) but an add.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2110 on: March 10, 2017, 09:16:01 AM »
I wonder how many people bought both the recommended Boulez Complete Works set and the also recommended Inspirational Piano disc.

/chuckles

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2113 on: March 19, 2017, 09:34:22 AM »
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2115 on: March 28, 2017, 06:42:38 AM »

Review: Irish Chamber Orchestra On Tour With A Mendelssohn Revelation

The Irish Chamber Orchestra may not be much of an established brand in the international orchestra-world,
but they are on their best way of getting there. Currently on a on-and-off tour of continental Europe, they
are spreading their excellence in places like Brussels, Freiburg, Vienna and Heidelberg. It helps that they
surround themselves with interesting and good musicians. Among them “Principal Artistic Partner” (a bit
labored, their titles) Gábor Tákacs Nagy, that old-school continental musician with semi-quavers running in
his veins, “Principal [Guest] Conductor and Artistic Partner” composer-clarinetist-conductor Jörg Widmann,
and, on this tour, Igor Levit, one of a hot new generation of musicians; a young-ish, nicely severe pianists...
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2118 on: April 13, 2017, 02:54:32 PM »
Classical CD Of The Week: Johann Sebastian Clown

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2119 on: April 14, 2017, 03:21:30 PM »
I've compared seven mobile DACs (and a few headphones in the process) on Forbes... which make mobile listening to a laptop possible. It's a bit of a read, at 7000 words, but there's a conclusion at the end you can skip to.  ;)

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