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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1061 on: July 25, 2013, 04:39:31 AM »
Erratum from here:

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Noye’s Fludde Op. 59 rec. 1898

Well, I feel certain it was recorded sometime later than 1898 . . . .
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1063 on: July 26, 2013, 09:59:28 AM »
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« Reply #1064 on: July 26, 2013, 10:04:37 AM »
A couple of debating articles on Benjamin Britten in today's East Anglian Daily times :

Great debate: Benjamin Britten - a genius or coward?

Benjamin Britten failed to share the perils of war with his fellow countrymen, says Michael Cole

Wow... what a false dichotomy... as if being a genius had anything to do with being a coward or not.
Thousands of others were cowards, too, but not geniuses. At least Britten gave back his nations in ways he was obviously more suited to do, than running bayonet-first into mustard gas.

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« Reply #1065 on: July 26, 2013, 11:32:03 AM »
Wow... what a false dichotomy... as if being a genius had anything to do with being a coward or not.
Thousands of others were cowards, too, but not geniuses. At least Britten gave back his nations in ways he was obviously more suited to do, than running bayonet-first into mustard gas.

The article against Britten did seem like a cheap shot indeed. I didn't know about his "escaping" from the UK nor do I know enough of his works to make a judgement on the comments about the operas (i only have a couple of his shorter works)... That said, nor did I know about George Formby that the writer seems to prefer at a push. I had to ask older colleagues at work about that Formby guy and for parity, have checked him out on youtube earlier on... well ok... entertaining maybe but not for long :laugh:... He might not like Britten's music, fair point, but regardless, his legacy for the Snape / Aldeburgh area is a massive argument to ignore like he seems to do.
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1067 on: July 29, 2013, 02:50:26 PM »
Few things on the itinerary:

Diana Damrau Recital (w/Xavier de Maistre)
El Sistema • Youth Orchestra of Caracas, Felsenreitschule, Shostakovich I think...
Birtwistle: Gawain, Felsenreitschule
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra Mahler III, Grosses Festspielhaus
Salzburg contemporary • Klangforum Wien 1,   Kollegienkirche (Birtwistle and stuff)
W. Braunfels, Jeanne d’Arc, Felsenreitschule
Mozart, Lucio Silla, Haus für Mozart, Fischer Adam
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra Mahler VII, Grosses Festspielhaus
Vienna  Phil • Mahler V • Zubin Mehta, Grosses Festspielhaus




Notes from the 2013 Salzburg Festival ( 1 )
El Sistema • Youth Orchestra of Caracas



http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/07/el-sistema-youth-orchestra-of-caracas.html





Ionarts-at-Large: A Damrau Liederabend to Harp On



http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/07/ionarts-at-large-damrau-liederabend-to.html

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1071 on: August 04, 2013, 11:05:03 AM »
The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra


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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1073 on: August 05, 2013, 06:46:19 PM »
Well, humbug. Antoni Wit's career as head of the Warsaw Philharmonic is over, and - like everything else about Antoni Wit's career - it took place with no fanfare whatsoever. He didn't even get a farewell concert - the last concert of the season was presented by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. His farewell was, improbably, Roussel's Bacchus et Ariane.

I now feel even luckier than ever to have seen Mahler's Third with Wit/Warsaw when I did. I've never seen any other orchestra/conductor combo that came close in terms of communication, rapport, oneness of voice and spirit, or luxuriousness of sound. It's not hard for me to imagine that that's what my father remembers about seeing Karajan live in Berlin when he was there in the '70s.

I was thinking of going back to Warsaw this June for a Wit/WPO, as a leg on a planned European jaunt. Guess I'll have to settle for... some other wonderful amazing things!

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1074 on: August 05, 2013, 07:09:45 PM »



Now this is what I call subtle.
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1075 on: August 06, 2013, 06:19:36 AM »
Not particularly considering any recordings at the moment, but it wouldn't feel right to say that on the Recordings you're considering thread.
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1076 on: August 06, 2013, 06:38:47 AM »
Well, humbug. Antoni Wit's career as head of the Warsaw Philharmonic is over

Where did you hear that, Brian? I can't find anything online. What's he going to do now? I hear Boston is looking for a conductor  8)

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1077 on: August 06, 2013, 06:44:42 AM »
I hear Boston is looking for a conductor  8)

Sarge

No, they got Nelsons. :)
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1078 on: August 06, 2013, 06:51:42 AM »
No, they got Nelsons. :)

Well, I'm late to the party  ;D  I hadn't heard the news. Congratulations, Boston!

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1079 on: August 06, 2013, 07:01:20 AM »
He's slow out the gate, though, as he seems to have injured himself in Bayreuth.
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