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Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #380 on: December 13, 2007, 05:49:20 AM »
Thank you!

Morigan, please give us your impressions on Pinnock's Christmas Oratorio.

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« Reply #381 on: December 13, 2007, 05:50:11 AM »
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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Small world, eh Bruce?  :)  Yes, I did get your PM, thank you.

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« Reply #382 on: December 13, 2007, 06:31:52 AM »
Thank you!

Morigan, please give us your impressions on Pinnock's Christmas Oratorio.

Sure thing. BTW, are you from Montreal? The OSM and Nagano gave a great concert here last season for their Canadian tour. This guy's conducting is electrifying (and he conducted Beethoven's 7th, so you can imagine).

Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #383 on: December 13, 2007, 06:34:53 AM »
Yes I am from Montreal! Honestly I'm not crazy about Nagano. I'm surprised to hear he can be electrifying. This gives me hope! So far I've found him quite dull. I have tickets for the Bruckner 5 he'll conduct next Spring :D

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« Reply #384 on: December 13, 2007, 06:43:03 AM »
Yes I am from Montreal! Honestly I'm not crazy about Nagano. I'm surprised to hear he can be electrifying. This gives me hope! So far I've found him quite dull. I have tickets for the Bruckner 5 he'll conduct next Spring :D

Argh! Lilas Pastia, I am so jealous! :)  I've been wanting to hear a live performance of a Bruckner symphony, and the 5th is one of my favorites.  I actually ran into the WSO conductor a month ago at the grocery store, and we chatted a bit.  I asked him "So...any chance we'll have some Bruckner in the next season 2008/2009?"  He then asked me my favorite Bruckner symphony was and I listed 3 or 4 different ones, of course. :)  He said he would keep it in mind.   ;D  We'll see!

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« Reply #385 on: December 13, 2007, 06:49:00 AM »
Maybe he was just showing off on tour!!  ;D I remember he was as energic as those young latino conductors.
I also heard his 9th last year, it was broadcast by Radio-Canada. I think it was his first official concert as conductor or the OSM.

Chambernut : We had Bruckner's 8th in Ottawa last season. :D

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« Reply #386 on: December 13, 2007, 07:47:25 AM »
I will be seeing John Adams's Dr. Atomic at the Lyric Opera tomorrow.  :D

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #387 on: December 13, 2007, 07:56:38 AM »
I will be seeing John Adams's Dr. Atomic at the Lyric Opera tomorrow.  :D

Oh you lucky dog...do post impressions.   :D

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ChamberNut

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« Reply #388 on: December 13, 2007, 02:03:08 PM »
Chambernut : We had Bruckner's 8th in Ottawa last season. :D

Morigan, there is no need to be cruel!  :'(

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Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #389 on: December 13, 2007, 06:43:01 PM »
I will be seeing John Adams's Dr. Atomic at the Lyric Opera tomorrow.  :D

I have  a dowload of an August 2007 concert (not heard yet) and I thought it was an orchestral piece  ??? The notes only mention an orchestra and conductor (Adams himself). No mention of any singers. What am I to expect??

Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #390 on: December 13, 2007, 06:48:43 PM »
Maybe he was just showing off on tour!!  ;D I remember he was as energic as those young latino conductors.
I also heard his 9th last year, it was broadcast by Radio-Canada. I think it was his first official concert as conductor or the OSM.

Chambernut : We had Bruckner's 8th in Ottawa last season. :D

If you're referring to Bruckner's 9th, I was at that concert and it was a turgid and unexciting affair. As far removed as could be from Nézet-Séguin's impassioned interpretation (from last September - a cd is coming out soon on ATMA).

Hear ye, Londoners: Nézet-Séguin has been appointed principal guest conductor of the LPO as of September 2008. I fully expect you bunch to give us reports :D. NZ will also make his début at the Salzburg Festival next Summer. This young man is going places!

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #391 on: December 13, 2007, 07:00:23 PM »
I have  a dowload of an August 2007 concert (not heard yet) and I thought it was an orchestral piece  ??? The notes only mention an orchestra and conductor (Adams himself). No mention of any singers. What am I to expect??
That was the Doctor Atomic Symphony, four movements assembled from parts of the opera with the vocal lines replaced by instrumental ones. I wasn't terribly impressed, to be honest, but it sounded to me as if it would work better in operatic form.
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Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #392 on: December 13, 2007, 07:32:55 PM »
Thanks, Edward!

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« Reply #393 on: December 15, 2007, 06:36:41 AM »
Looking forward to the following in Amsterdam:

Jan 16th Mahler 5/ Strauss Don Juan - Concertgebouw/ Maris Jansons
Feb 24th Wagner Walkure 1st Act / Schubert 8th  - Haitink/Concertgebouw
Feb 25th Mozart Cosi fan tutte - Vienna state opera/Schneider
3rd May  Mahler 4/ Strauss Till Eulenspiegel / Strauss misc songs - Ivan Fischer Budapest fest Orch
10th May Tristan und Isolde  - Dutch national opera
? June (if I can get a ticket) - Alfred Brendel

Anyone going to these concerts?

Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #394 on: December 15, 2007, 08:34:33 AM »
Going to Belgium from late May to June 12. I'll be looking for concerts in Amsterdam, Liège, Antwerp or Cologne.

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« Reply #395 on: December 16, 2007, 02:57:28 AM »
Going to Belgium from late May to June 12. I'll be looking for concerts in Amsterdam, Liège, Antwerp or Cologne.

You may also want to include Rotterdam in your search  ;)

Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #396 on: December 16, 2007, 07:37:32 AM »
You're righ, I didn't think of it! So far I've been to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw twice, and the Cologne Philharmonie once.

I try to settle for places that can be reached within a couple of hours by train. :D

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #397 on: December 16, 2007, 11:29:16 PM »
I try to settle for places that can be reached within a couple of hours by train. :D

Then you have all Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg at your disposal...  :D
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Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #398 on: December 17, 2007, 05:41:02 PM »
I know. Here's what I have found:

- Amsterdam Concertgebouw: June 6, Myung-Whun Chung - Messiaen and Bruckner (sy no. 6)

- Rotterdam Philharmonic: Also on June 6, Andrew Davis: Bach Passacaglia en fuga in c -Mozart Tweede fluitconcert (Emmanul Pahud, flute) - Takemitsu I Hear the Water Dreaming - Tippett Vierde symfonie (4th symphony)

- Liège Philharmonic: on tour in China  :P

- SWR Cologne : the Concertgebouw on tour, with Messiaen and Schubert songs orchestrated by Webern.

- Luxembourg: nothing during my dates.

Methink another visit to Amsterdam will figure on the agenda :D

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« Reply #399 on: December 18, 2007, 04:05:32 AM »
I know. Here's what I have found:

Have you tried going westwards? Lille has a decent orchestra and their fancy website lists Das Lied von der Erde with Urmana on June 3, but it looks it's a guest concert in Paris (my french isn't good enough, so you might check yourself).