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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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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« 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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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« 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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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2485 on: February 22, 2020, 04:38:23 PM »
Nice!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Boston MA
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot