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Offline (poco) Sforzando

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Re: Jaap van Zweden, new NYPO director
« Reply #100 on: February 04, 2016, 08:24:07 PM »
I don't want to go to New York so THERE *blows raspberry at the NYC sense of entitlement* :P

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Re: Jaap van Zweden, new NYPO director
« Reply #101 on: February 04, 2016, 08:24:59 PM »
My thoughts exactly! I was very happy to protest by patronizing the rival orchestra.  :)
Good idea.....Mahler 3 is fun to see live. I like the bit where some members of the audience (my family for example) fall asleep in the last movement and wake up in a daze when the applause starts. :laugh:

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Re: Jaap van Zweden, new NYPO director
« Reply #102 on: February 04, 2016, 08:33:10 PM »
Yes, best to spend only $10 dollars if you are looking for a bit of a sleep. I went with a friend to see Tannhauser in Barcelona. My back problems were kicking in and I had taken some pain killers and muscle relaxants, also some wine. I remember most of Act 1, but waking up at the end of the opera, (there must have been intervals), my friend lent across and said, " Well that was an expensive snooze."

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Re: Jaap van Zweden, new NYPO director
« Reply #103 on: February 04, 2016, 11:48:59 PM »
And here, a similar but rather contrasting story. I assume Mr Lebrecht will be moist with pleasure.
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/04/mirga-grazinyte-tyla-conductor-cbso-have-got-it-right-again
Migra Granzinyte-Tyla, 29 years old, appointed to follow Andris Nelsons to lead The Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Looks like it could be a good match.
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I read that Gražinytė-Tyla was 'born into a musical family' in her native Lithuania, or the beautiful medieval city of Vilnius, to be more precise. Interestingly, that is exactly what Jaap van Zweden was not - as he stems from a lower class background and was only 'discovered' in his youth as a musical talent by others. I think his unusual background is felt in his ambition (in the musical sense I mean).
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Re: Jaap van Zweden, new NYPO director
« Reply #104 on: January 03, 2018, 09:28:42 AM »
Jesus Christ, New York, what is this graphic design? I think we officially get to take him back after this atrocity.


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Re: Jaap van Zweden, new NYPO director
« Reply #105 on: January 03, 2018, 11:10:40 AM »
Jesus Christ, New York, what is this graphic design? I think we officially get to take him back after this atrocity.


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Re: Jaap van Zweden, new NYPO director
« Reply #106 on: January 03, 2018, 07:05:47 PM »
Jesus Christ, New York, what is this graphic design? I think we officially get to take him back after this atrocity.



That's a lot of Jaap.

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Re: Jaap van Zweden, new NYPO director
« Reply #107 on: January 03, 2018, 07:10:24 PM »
I’m already lamenting the departure of Alan Gilbert. :'(
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