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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2242 on: March 11, 2018, 06:06:09 PM »
Here’s a parlor game of sorts: Pick your Bruckner First Eleven. How does that work? Easy enough -


My Bruckner First Eleven: A Dream-Team Fantasy
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2244 on: March 15, 2018, 09:37:21 AM »
My interview with Christa Ludwig (in German, alas) for Crescendo Magazine:


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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2246 on: March 21, 2018, 11:25:21 AM »
On Bach's 333rd Birthday:

Classical CD Of The Week: Anton Batagov's Bach Is For Tripping



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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2247 on: March 22, 2018, 02:43:16 AM »
On Bach's 333rd Birthday:

Classical CD Of The Week: Anton Batagov's Bach Is For Tripping



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Nicely done.
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2248 on: March 22, 2018, 04:24:58 AM »
Nicely done.

Thanks! (I hope you refer to the article itself, not the shameless plugging.) It's an astounding recording. A writer/conductor friend drove me home late last year or so and wouldn't let me leave the car until we had heard this recording.  ;D It's something special. Also great for playing at night; lights out (alas, my better half isn't into night-music, so opportunity is limited) and being adrift in this music. Works like Einstein on the Beach.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2249 on: March 22, 2018, 05:30:23 AM »
The article, of course.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2250 on: March 22, 2018, 07:55:42 AM »
For those keeping score: BIS just released a single CD with total timing 86:48, might be the new record. (Vanska Mahler 6)

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2251 on: March 23, 2018, 07:05:31 AM »
Apparently, physical cd and vinyl sales are ahead of downloads, because of streaming:
https://www.techspot.com/news/73849-physical-music-sales-surpassed-digital-download-revenue-2017.html
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread: Sousa and Mozart As Bug Spray!
« Reply #2252 on: March 23, 2018, 02:08:14 PM »
Why is it always Classical Music that drives teenagers and 20-somethings away?

In Miami Beach, in an effort to tame stoonts high on marijuana, booze, pills, and possibly banana peels, a local politician offered an old idea as "something radical" :

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(Kristen) Rosen Gonzalez, a Congressional candidate, made another suggestion: Blasting music that spring breakers would hate to break up the party on the sand. Perhaps marches by John Philip Sousa or some Mozart.

“I think we should do something radical,” she said.
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread: Sousa and Mozart As Bug Spray!
« Reply #2253 on: March 23, 2018, 03:20:20 PM »
Why is it always Classical Music that drives teenagers and 20-somethings away?


I'd like to think that, faced with perfection, they feel guilty before their maker.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread: Sousa and Mozart As Bug Spray!
« Reply #2254 on: March 23, 2018, 03:27:56 PM »
Why is it always Classical Music that drives teenagers and 20-somethings away?

It doesn't have a beat, that's why!
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread: Sousa and Mozart As Bug Spray!
« Reply #2255 on: March 23, 2018, 06:33:18 PM »
I'd like to think that, faced with perfection, they feel guilty before their maker.

Amen!   0:)

It doesn't have a beat, that's why!

1/1 time (THUD, THUD, THUD, THUD, THUD etc.) or 128/128 (I am talking about you, Techno!  :D   ) is a rarity in Beethoven and friends!  ;)
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread: Sousa and Mozart As Bug Spray!
« Reply #2256 on: March 24, 2018, 01:56:08 AM »
128/128 (I am talking about you, Techno!  :D   ) is a rarity in Beethoven and friends!  ;)

We nearly get that in BWV 8.


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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2258 on: March 29, 2018, 04:13:57 AM »

The Vienna Symphony Names Its New Chief Conductor

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The Vienna Symphony Orchestra has announced today that the successor to Philippe Jordan will be Columbian-born Andrés Orozco-Estrada. He will officially start his tenure with the 2021/22 season while working closely with the orchestra in the 2020/21 season as the ‘Chief Conductor Designate’. Philippe Jordan had recently been appointed the next music director of the Vienna State Opera (which had been struggling to fill that position) and just crosses the street to continue his steep career-path.

Andrés Orozco-Estrada has been living in Vienna for the last 20 years, making the connections necessary to work your way up in that unique city. In 2009 he had become the principal conductor of the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, ...

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Classical CD Of The Week: Szymanowski's Works For Violin And Piano

Karol Szymanowski is one of the great, usually underrated, often overlooked composers of the 20th Century; case in point his works for violin and piano.
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