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« Reply #1043 on: June 22, 2013, 11:52:53 AM »




The Currentzis Dances II & Ravel’s Wonderful Rubbish

http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-currentzis-dances-ii-ravels.html


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...But don’t ever, ever tut-tut or pshaw! Pop songs or techno or down-tempo songs (not that the type to do so would be able to distinguish),
while professing a love for Ravel’s confessedly music-devoid Bolero. Like it, by all means. We all do. But then don’t thumb your nose at the
popularity of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” (featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers, for good measure), which is exactly the same piece of music,
except that Daft Punk have the decency to stop the joke after 4 minutes...

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1044 on: June 22, 2013, 01:59:06 PM »
Imagination + discipline = creativity

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1045 on: June 24, 2013, 08:56:09 AM »
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1046 on: June 24, 2013, 09:35:05 AM »
An oasis in Iceland: The best record store in the world?

Hey, I've been there! I didn't buy any classical though. The exchange rate to ISK was still tough.

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« Reply #1047 on: June 24, 2013, 02:41:23 PM »
I just came across this:

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An empty papal throne is pictured as Archbishop Rino Fisichella (R) reads a message from Pope Francis before a RAI National Symphony Orchestra concert, directed by conductor Juraj Valcuha of Slovakia, in Paul VI hall at the Vatican June 22, 2013....

Minutes before the concert was due to start, an archbishop told the crowd of cardinals and Italian dignitaries that an "urgent commitment that cannot be postponed" would prevent Francis from attending.

The prelates, assured that health was not the reason for the no-show, looked disoriented, realizing that the message he wanted to send was that, with the Church in crisis, he - and perhaps they - had too much pastoral work to do to attend social events....

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-pope-concert-idUSBRE95N0S920130624

Was there nothing by Ginastera or Piazzola on the program?   0:)

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1048 on: June 28, 2013, 03:04:14 AM »
I have an embarrassment of riches to choose from, for First-Listen Friday . . . .
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1049 on: June 28, 2013, 08:28:09 AM »
I have an embarrassment of riches to choose from, for First-Listen Friday . . . .

Why don't you list the recordings and let us help you pick? ;D

(Yeah, I just want to know what new stuff you have in. :))

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« Reply #1050 on: July 10, 2013, 06:01:35 PM »


Any really big Myung-Whun Chung fans here?  A 33 CD Korean market set is available for under $300.  I do like some of his work, but I think I shall pass.  (Too bad DG didn't finish the Dvorak symphony cycle.)
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« Reply #1052 on: July 12, 2013, 12:11:53 PM »
Supraphon physical CDs are now being distributed stateside by Naxos. Not sure if an NML appearance will follow (but one can dream).


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« Reply #1054 on: July 15, 2013, 06:31:51 AM »
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Today we announce that we will launch our own record label, AAM Records, this autumn. Over the past forty years we have released over 300 CDs, predominantly on the Decca and Harmonia Mundi labels. The establishment of AAM Records will allow us to build on this distinguished legacy, taking full control of our future recording catalogue and producing a range of recordings which match the artistic plans and development of the orchestra...

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A bit too late for Hogwood to complete the Haydn symphonies set, perhaps? :(
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1055 on: July 15, 2013, 10:42:47 AM »
Great to see a pic of Dame Janet again!  I wonder, does she sing at all now?

She teaches. It is many years since she performed.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1057 on: July 23, 2013, 08:25:58 AM »

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1058 on: July 23, 2013, 08:26:32 AM »
Congrats, Jens!
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1059 on: July 24, 2013, 07:17:56 AM »
She teaches. It is many years since she performed.

Mike
It would be great to witness one of her master classes!  I can only imagine she's as great a teacher as she was a singer. 8)
Imagination + discipline = creativity