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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6140 on: October 06, 2021, 12:17:29 AM »
First recital in a year yesterday

Stephen Hough

Performed

Rawthornes. Bagatelles
Schumann Kreisleriana
Hough. Partitia
Chopin. Ballade no 3
Chopin Nocturnes op 15 no 2 and op 9 no 2
Chopin Scherzo no 2

Met him afterwards and got Schumann CD and programme autographed. He was really nice and friendly.
A lovely recital and enjoyable evening!




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« Reply #6141 on: October 06, 2021, 06:43:47 PM »
Oh wow I'm jealous you got to attend that! I saw Hough tweet a picture of the program (he had found a typo) and it looks fantastic. How was his own original composition?

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6142 on: October 06, 2021, 07:53:18 PM »
In one month, November 7th, I'll see The Magic Flute for the first time at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Flute has been on my bucket list of operas to see live and I finally get the opportunity. The production pays homage to the silent films of the 20s and it looks fascinating. I've linked the details of the Lyric Opera performance, and a YouTube video that includes clips from this same production at the LA Opera in the past...


Lyric Opera link...
https://www.lyricopera.org/shows/upcoming/2021-22/the-magic-flute/



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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6143 on: October 06, 2021, 08:05:42 PM »
In one month, November 7th, I'll see The Magic Flute for the first time at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Flute has been on my bucket list of operas to see live and I finally get the opportunity. The production pays homage to the silent films of the 20s and it looks fascinating.

Darn that looks good. I've seen Flute a couple of times (once in Moscow, once in Vienna). I'm not a huge opera fan, but it's a magical experience.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6144 on: October 06, 2021, 09:05:28 PM »
First recital in a year yesterday

Stephen Hough

Performed

Rawthornes. Bagatelles
Schumann Kreisleriana
Hough. Partitia
Chopin. Ballade no 3
Chopin Nocturnes op 15 no 2 and op 9 no 2
Chopin Scherzo no 2

Met him afterwards and got Schumann CD and programme autographed. He was really nice and friendly.
A lovely recital and enjoyable evening!

How great! And wonderful that you got to meet him and chat. I follow him on Twitter (@houghhough) and in addition to being an outstanding pianist, he's quite good there, too.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6145 on: October 06, 2021, 09:09:20 PM »
In one month, November 7th, I'll see The Magic Flute for the first time at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Flute has been on my bucket list of operas to see live and I finally get the opportunity. The production pays homage to the silent films of the 20s and it looks fascinating. I've linked the details of the Lyric Opera performance, and a YouTube video that includes clips from this same production at the LA Opera in the past...


Lyric Opera link...
https://www.lyricopera.org/shows/upcoming/2021-22/the-magic-flute/



<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/LcQwXwVwxe0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/LcQwXwVwxe0</a>

You are in for a treat. The director, Barrie Kosky (with help from some tech wizards), has created a production that is a visual delight. Won't say more, but have a great time, and if you're inclined, comment afterward! PS, I wrote about it:

https://seenandheard-international.com/2019/07/komische-oper-berlins-dazzling-tech-savvy-magic-flute-arrives-in-new-york/

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6146 on: October 08, 2021, 05:59:05 AM »
You are in for a treat. The director, Barrie Kosky (with help from some tech wizards), has created a production that is a visual delight. Won't say more, but have a great time, and if you're inclined, comment afterward! PS, I wrote about it:

https://seenandheard-international.com/2019/07/komische-oper-berlins-dazzling-tech-savvy-magic-flute-arrives-in-new-york/

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Hi, Bruce. Thanks for sharing your article! And I will definitely share my experience here afterwards.
I should also be able to get a behind the scenes look as well as I have an inside connection to the lyric orchestra, maybe I'll even snap a few photos of the set from backstage.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6147 on: October 08, 2021, 06:43:01 AM »
First recital in a year yesterday

Stephen Hough

Performed

Rawthornes. Bagatelles
Schumann Kreisleriana
Hough. Partitia
Chopin. Ballade no 3
Chopin Nocturnes op 15 no 2 and op 9 no 2
Chopin Scherzo no 2

Met him afterwards and got Schumann CD and programme autographed. He was really nice and friendly.
A lovely recital and enjoyable evening!

Amazing. I'm happy for you. I haven't been to a recital since seeing an all-Bach program by Angela Hewitt in March of 2020, immediately before the shutdowns.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6148 on: October 09, 2021, 03:43:55 PM »
You are in for a treat. The director, Barrie Kosky (with help from some tech wizards), has created a production that is a visual delight. Won't say more, but have a great time, and if you're inclined, comment afterward! PS, I wrote about it:

https://seenandheard-international.com/2019/07/komische-oper-berlins-dazzling-tech-savvy-magic-flute-arrives-in-new-york/

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That production will be presented here in Montreal next May. This is exciting !


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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6149 on: October 10, 2021, 09:07:44 AM »
*chuckling* Please don't feel bad. You're not the only one slightly fatigued by over-familiar repertoire, and you are right: After such a long dry spell, many institutions are playing it a bit safe, at least for now. And Beethoven isn't popular for no reason! I grew up with the Bernstein/NYPO Fifth, and as a teenager, played that recording to death. But of course, decades later, I have more appreciation for many other composers who are deemed less "safe."

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True, there are many more who have yet to discover Beethoven in concert, a wonderfully positive outlook on the influx of his music so far this season.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6150 on: October 10, 2021, 09:50:16 AM »
I passed over seeing Stuart Goodyear playing Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto to hear the following program from a regional ensemble:

Libby Larsen: Jazz Variations for Solo Bassoon
Morton Gould: Benny’s Gig for Clarinet and Bass
Igor Stravinsky: L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)

This was a fun set and very much up my alley as far as experiencing music I haven't heard in person.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6151 on: October 11, 2021, 10:44:13 AM »
In one month, November 7th, I'll see The Magic Flute for the first time at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Flute has been on my bucket list of operas to see live and I finally get the opportunity. The production pays homage to the silent films of the 20s and it looks fascinating. I've linked the details of the Lyric Opera performance, and a YouTube video that includes clips from this same production at the LA Opera in the past...


Lyric Opera link...
https://www.lyricopera.org/shows/upcoming/2021-22/the-magic-flute/



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Thanks for posting this, that looks brilliantly done! As I write I can't quite imagine how well the style would align with the Magic Flute, but am happy to think it could be amazing.

https://seenandheard-international.com/2019/07/komische-oper-berlins-dazzling-tech-savvy-magic-flute-arrives-in-new-york/

Nice review.

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« Reply #6152 on: October 11, 2021, 01:23:01 PM »
I'm going to the concert tonight!  Start of the local orchestra's season after a very different year last year.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6153 on: October 13, 2021, 09:06:37 AM »
I'm going to the concert tonight!  Start of the local orchestra's season after a very different year last year.

What orchestra and program?
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« Reply #6154 on: October 13, 2021, 10:51:32 AM »
Carnegie Hall has uploaded the entire opening night concert below (no idea how long it will be available). The program is a bit all over the place, but the orchestra sounds great. Yuja is astounding.

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2021/10/06/Carnegie-Halls-Opening-Night-Gala-The-Philadelphia-Orchestra-0700PM#live

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano

VALERIE COLEMAN Seven O'Clock Shout
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
IMAN HABIBI Jeder Baum spricht
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6155 on: October 13, 2021, 11:58:25 AM »
What orchestra and program?

Rach. 2nd PC (now I've heard all of his piano concertos live!) and Schumann's 4th symphony.  You know that performance of the Schumann symphony was better than any recording I've heard because hearing it live there is just a transparency that symphony really needs that is just not communicated with recordings.

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« Reply #6156 on: October 13, 2021, 01:57:55 PM »
Rach. 2nd PC (now I've heard all of his piano concertos live!) and Schumann's 4th symphony.  You know that performance of the Schumann symphony was better than any recording I've heard because hearing it live there is just a transparency that symphony really needs that is just not communicated with recordings.

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« Reply #6157 on: October 13, 2021, 04:18:32 PM »
The Lowell Chamber Orchestra will play the RVW Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, the Mozart G major flute concerto, K. 313 with soloist Wei Zhao, who played in my piece last week, and the Shostakovich Chamber Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110a

I've never before attended a live performance of the Op. 110a (nor the Op. 110) so I am keen to attend.
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« Reply #6158 on: October 13, 2021, 05:19:07 PM »
The Lowell Chamber Orchestra will play the RVW Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, the Mozart G major flute concerto, K. 313 with soloist Wei Zhao, who played in my piece last week, and the Shostakovich Chamber Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110a

I've never before attended a live performance of the Op. 110a (nor the Op. 110) so I am keen to attend.

Interesting program, Karl.
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« Reply #6159 on: October 13, 2021, 05:23:50 PM »
Carnegie Hall has uploaded the entire opening night concert below (no idea how long it will be available). The program is a bit all over the place, but the orchestra sounds great. Yuja is astounding.

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2021/10/06/Carnegie-Halls-Opening-Night-Gala-The-Philadelphia-Orchestra-0700PM#live

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano

VALERIE COLEMAN Seven O'Clock Shout
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
IMAN HABIBI Jeder Baum spricht
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

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Thanks for the info, Bruce. I listened to the whole concert. I think Wang’s performance was indeed very special. Not sure I enjoyed the rest, a strange hodgepodge if you ask me. The idea of linking the last two works without a pause - not even one second ! - is a strange one. The logic behind it escaped me.  :(