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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2480 on: November 07, 2019, 06:49:14 AM »
Thanks. I've very much enjoyed this Bruckner box.

Do you know aught of the Chinese chop on the sleeve?


And here I thought I had discovered some new piece of slang...  :laugh:
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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« Reply #2481 on: November 07, 2019, 08:00:09 AM »

And here I thought I had discovered some new piece of slang...  :laugh:

i had to look it up too.... Not as culinary as i had hoped either... ;D
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2482 on: November 07, 2019, 08:02:05 AM »
The back page of the Bruckner EMI leaflet has the following, Karl :

Symbol of Longevity - Sergiu Celibidache's view of life and music was markedly influenced by Zen. A Japanese Zen Master once described Celibidache's conducting as "free music through free hands". Shou is a Chinese symbol for longevity. (snip) For this edition, the Shou has been chosen to symbolise Celibidache's ongoing musical and spiritual legacy.



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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2483 on: November 07, 2019, 09:09:25 AM »
Thanks. I've very much enjoyed this Bruckner box.

Do you know aught of the Chinese chop on the sleeve?

Oh, you meant LITERALLY!  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #2484 on: February 22, 2020, 02:27:01 PM »
I just had lunch with a retired horn player from a German opera orchestra, and he told me this story I think you'll like...

Once upon a time the orchestra was performing Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, and they began rehearsal with the very introduction. The bassoon player was a practical jokester, so when he made his entrance for his big gloomy solo, he came in forte, with big bouncing energy.

The conductor stopped the orchestra and said, "Bassoon, please play your solo more solemnly...veiled, as if a veil has been drawn before you."

The bassoonist answered, "Sir, this is a bassoon. It has only two settings: On, or Off!"

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« Reply #2485 on: February 22, 2020, 04:38:23 PM »
Nice!
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« Reply #2486 on: May 03, 2020, 11:37:05 PM »
A spelling mistake that made me chuckle in an Article's FAQ about Tidal :

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tidal offer classical music?

Yes. Tidal's music library has works from Puccino, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and more.


https://www.soundguys.com/tidal-hifi-review-25846/
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2488 on: May 12, 2020, 03:57:20 PM »
I'm not sure how I feel about that turn of events. I prefer reading stuff to watching videos. He better be darn handsome.

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« Reply #2489 on: May 14, 2020, 10:05:13 AM »
He better be darn handsome.
(He looks like an 1800s evil sea captain.)

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« Reply #2490 on: June 23, 2020, 04:34:56 AM »
BIS CEO Robert von Bahr, in his eClassical "daily deal" writeup today, has yet another of the seemingly endless stories about Neeme Jarvi's [depending on if you love him or hate him] unflappable professionalism and dependability / soulless indifference to musical character.

"In every orchestra there is someone who has the respect of the rest and can dare to stand up against any conductor. In the Stockholm PO in those days it was Alf Nilsson, the first oboe, and one of the finest I have ever heard. His solo in Brahms can't be bettered. He was really feared by all conductors, because he was invariably right and had the integrity to speak out freely. He is also the soloist in the Strauss Concerto here, and I was very happy to be able to record him in this seminal piece.

"Also we have Der Bürger als Edelmann, a hopelessly difficult piece that I would call chamber music for an orchestra, where every participant is taken to the technical limits. Neeme Järvi conducts with his usual aplomb, in spite of having lost his score just prior to the recording. He had to conduct from a complete new score without any markings, the pages refusing to lie still when he turned page, but, for Neeme such small things don't matter. RvB"


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« Reply #2491 on: June 23, 2020, 04:46:43 AM »
BIS CEO Robert von Bahr, in his eClassical "daily deal" writeup today, has yet another of the seemingly endless stories about Neeme Jarvi's [depending on if you love him or hate him] unflappable professionalism and dependability / soulless indifference to musical character.


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« Reply #2492 on: June 24, 2020, 05:29:59 AM »
BIS CEO Robert von Bahr, in his eClassical "daily deal" writeup today, has yet another of the seemingly endless stories about Neeme Jarvi's [depending on if you love him or hate him] unflappable professionalism and dependability / soulless indifference to musical character.
I'm neither a Järvi lover or hater but in some semi-blind personal listening explorations I found his recordings to be among the best for certain works: Shostakovich 11 & 14, his Dvořák cycle, his Martinů cycle and at least a few of the Prokofiev symphonies. (+ the Prokofiev piano concertos with Horacio Gutiérrez but obviously the soloist steals the show.) All of these stood up to recordings by the more critically acclaimed conductors out there. I haven't examined his output in any kind of detail so I don't know what other semi-standard rep he beats out the competition in, but even if all he does is orchestra management it does yield convincing results sometimes.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2493 on: June 28, 2020, 04:58:49 AM »
Chefs in Texas love a local flour mill for its high quality - and the founder and miller is a former viola da gamba player and early music conductor who sold his gambas to buy a mill (and a banjo).