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Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #360 on: November 25, 2007, 12:32:19 PM »
My wife is buying me a concert ticket for Christmas. It's in March, but I'm patient 8).

Concerts at the symphony here are strangely put together. They are konzept things. This one is entitled "Bach and the art of counterpoint". The French version of the concert title is "Bach et l'art de la fugue", which is not the same thing at all. Anyhow, the orchestra's brass will play Tre Canzoni from Gabrieli's symphoniae sacrae of 1597 in alternance with piano performances of some Preludes and Fugues from the WTC played by Angela Hewitt. Weird...

After intermission I'll be on familiar turf with Bruckner's 'counterpoint' symphony, the 5th. Nagano will conduct. I have mixed feelings about that. I heard him do a decent 8th in Berlin, but he was so dull and clueless in the 9th I felt embarrassed for him. Hopefully he'll take some Viagra instead of his usual Prozac.
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« Reply #361 on: November 27, 2007, 09:04:59 AM »
This weekend at Carnegie, three all-Russian programs by Valery Gergiev and the Kirov.  I've heard Gergiev do Le sacre, but none of the rest.

Saturday:
Glinka: Act I of Ruslan and Ludmilla
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps

Sunday:
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (concert performance)

Tuesday:
Stravinsky: Les noces
Borodin: Act II of Prince Igor

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #362 on: November 28, 2007, 07:28:57 PM »
This coming Saturday:

Tapestry - In the Company of Angels



From the web:
The trademark of the Boston an a cappella ensemble of four women (plus instrumental guests) is combining medieval repertory and contemporary compositions in bold conceptual programming. The ensemble made its debut in 1995, with a performance which The Boston Globe deemed "a knockout," and critics have since hailed the ensemble's rich distinctive voices, technically spot-on singing and emotionally charged performances.

Tapestry's holiday offering explores the lush Renaissance harmonies of Boston composer Patricia Van Ness and 16th century Spanish composers, spiced with lively folk songs and dances. The program includes selections from Tapestry's award winning CD Sapphire Night

"This is an outstanding performance such as I have rarely heard, beginning with a smooth legato of utter perfection in a low restricted range, then gradually expanding upwards with ecstacy to reach a top D with amazing control." - Gramophone


As noted back at H.H.Q., Tapestry will perform Castelo dos Anjos which was composed by our very own Karl Henning.  Hopefully by Sunday I will be able to provide a full report of the concert.




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« Reply #363 on: November 29, 2007, 06:32:42 AM »
Splendid, Bill. Be sure to go back and meet the ladies after the concert!

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #364 on: December 04, 2007, 10:05:48 AM »
This Saturday at Carnegie Hall:

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, Piano

Bach: "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 3 
Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Christopher Theofanidis: New work
Schumann: Piano Concerto 

I haven't heard Orpheus live in years, nor anything by Theofanidis, so this will be interesting. 

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« Reply #365 on: December 04, 2007, 10:07:40 AM »
Too much Schumann  8)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #366 on: December 04, 2007, 10:29:15 AM »
Too much Schumann  8)

Aw... :'(...really?

Over the summer I heard a 1977 live recording of the Piano Concerto with Arrau, Jochum and the Concertgebouw...really liked it a lot. 

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« Reply #367 on: December 04, 2007, 10:55:29 AM »
Aw... :'(...really?

No, not seriously, Bruce. Though at CMG there's someone doing for Schumann what a certain someone does here for a certain English composer.

I do like the Piano Concerto, though (rather like the Beethoven symphonies) it is not of the class of piece which compels my presence in the hall.  I enjoyed playing in the orchestra when we did this at Wooster.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #368 on: December 04, 2007, 10:58:40 AM »
Though at CMG there's someone doing for Schumann what a certain someone does here for a certain English composer.

In that case, Schumann is doomed @ CMG .......

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #369 on: December 04, 2007, 11:05:25 AM »
No, not seriously, Bruce. Though at CMG there's someone doing for Schumann what a certain someone does here for a certain English composer.

I do like the Piano Concerto, though (rather like the Beethoven symphonies) it is not of the class of piece which compels my presence in the hall.  I enjoyed playing in the orchestra when we did this at Wooster.

Ah...I see, thanks.  8)

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« Reply #370 on: December 04, 2007, 11:16:54 AM »
OTOH, Bruce, the concert on which the BSO are playing (D Minor take note) the Shostakovich Fifth, the other half of the concert is Garrick Ohlsson playing the Schumann Concerto.

And yes, I look forward to the concert  ;)

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« Reply #371 on: December 12, 2007, 01:56:10 PM »
This weekend, the New York Philharmonic is playing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4, conducted by Andrey Boreyko.  The conductor is new to me, but the piece... 0:)...is not.  Will very much enjoy hearing it live...

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« Reply #372 on: December 12, 2007, 02:01:07 PM »
This weekend, the New York Philharmonic is playing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4, conducted by Andrey Boreyko.  The conductor is new to me, but the piece... 0:)...is not.  Will very much enjoy hearing it live...

Splendid, Bruce! In the spring, the BSO will play the Fourth, which will be my first live experience of it . . . .

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« Reply #373 on: December 12, 2007, 02:04:53 PM »
Trevor Pinnock will be conducting Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Ottawa, Canada, tomorrow night. I have my tickets ready!!

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« Reply #374 on: December 12, 2007, 02:10:19 PM »
Karl, yup, it's fantastic live--you'll surely have a great evening.  I still recall this concert with great pleasure...seems like yesterday:

Carnegie Hall
December 3, 2000
The MET Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Scriabin: Prometheus, The Poem of Fire (Alexander Toradze, Piano)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor

I And Morigan, love Pinnock!  Never heard him live, though.  This CD, one of the first I ever bought, is still a favorite:



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« Reply #375 on: December 12, 2007, 02:14:57 PM »
Yes, Pinnock has always been among my favourites for period music, and I'm absolutely thrilled to hear him live!! He's also going to conduct Handel's Messiah next week, but I won't be able to attend. What a shame! (If not for Messiah, for Pinnock, at least :))

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« Reply #376 on: December 12, 2007, 02:18:17 PM »
This weekend, the New York Philharmonic is playing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4, conducted by Andrey Boreyko.  The conductor is new to me, but the piece... 0:)...is not.  Will very much enjoy hearing it live...

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Bruce,

He was our former conductor at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra!  :)

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« Reply #377 on: December 12, 2007, 02:20:50 PM »
Yes, Pinnock has always been among my favourites for period music, and I'm absolutely thrilled to hear him live!! He's also going to conduct Handel's Messiah next week, but I won't be able to attend. What a shame! (If not for Messiah, for Pinnock, at least :))

Well, if you had to choose (and it sounds like you did) the Bach, no?  Maybe not performed quite as often...  Just looked at the website and it says it hasn't been performed there since 1975! 

ChamberNut, very interesting!  I've actually been to Winnipeg--my dad lived there for awhile back in the 1980s.  Great city.  (PS, did you get P.M.?)

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« Reply #378 on: December 12, 2007, 07:35:12 PM »
Trevor Pinnock will be conducting Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Ottawa, Canada, tomorrow night. I have my tickets ready!!

Kent Nagano is conducting it tonight in Montreal, and I, too, have tickets. But I gave them to my neighbour. Our daughter gave birth yesterday, and a tiny baby was quite enough to sway my priorities for tonight. I just hope another occasion comes along soon! :D

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« Reply #379 on: December 12, 2007, 07:46:53 PM »
Kent Nagano is conducting it tonight in Montreal, and I, too, have tickets. But I gave them to my neighbour. Our daughter gave birth yesterday, and a tiny baby was quite enough to sway my priorities for tonight. I just hope another occasion comes along soon! :D

Congratulations!