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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #280 on: October 05, 2007, 08:47:25 AM »
I am hearing Murray Perahia play some Beethoven and Chopin on Oct.21 and on Nov.4 Dohnanyi is conducting Bruckner's 4th with the CSO, Arabella Steinbacher will play the Sibelius VC in the first half.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #281 on: October 05, 2007, 09:17:41 AM »
Eagerly looking forward to this coming Monday night, at Carnegie Hall:

Boston Symphony Orchestra
James Levine, Music Director and Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, Conductor

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso 
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte 
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major 
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #282 on: October 06, 2007, 02:13:25 AM »
Eagerly looking forward to this coming Monday night, at Carnegie Hall:

Boston Symphony Orchestra
James Levine, Music Director and Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, Conductor

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso 
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte 
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major 
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

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Nice. Indeed very nice.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #283 on: October 06, 2007, 06:06:57 AM »
Eagerly looking forward to this coming Monday night, at Carnegie Hall:

Boston Symphony Orchestra
James Levine, Music Director and Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, Conductor

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso 
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte 
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major 
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

--Bruce

Ooh, that does sound fun. I still never had the chance of hearing the Ravel concerto live. Haitink is doing the complete Daphnis along with Poulenc's Gloria with the CSO + Chorus in November.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #284 on: October 06, 2007, 09:22:07 AM »
At the Montreal Symphony on the 23rd:

Herbert Blomstedt and the Bruckner 2nd  :D

Peter Serkin in Bach's first piano concerto.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #285 on: October 06, 2007, 09:41:54 AM »
At the Montreal Symphony on the 23rd:

Herbert Blomstedt and the Bruckner 2nd  :D

Peter Serkin in Bach's first piano concerto.

Great-sounding program!  I don't think I've ever heard that Bruckner live, and it has one of my favorite Bruckner slow movements, really haunting.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #286 on: October 09, 2007, 11:34:50 PM »
Martin Fröst plays Aho's Clarinet Concerto tomorrow with the Lahti Symphony, can't wait! LS also shows their concerts as webcasts at www.classiclive.com. I'm the one waiving at you in the front row...

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #287 on: October 10, 2007, 03:37:15 AM »
Well,  the Cleveland O is playing Mahler 2 this weekend.  I think I might try and catch the friday morning show.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #288 on: October 11, 2007, 05:26:05 AM »
In less than 2 hours I'll be attending this:

Claude Debussy - Violin Sonata
Maurice Ravel - Violin Sonata
Cesar Franck - Violin Sonata


Cristina Anghelescu - violin, Viniciu Moroianu - piano.

(I guess these names ring no bell for you. :) )
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #289 on: October 12, 2007, 12:07:13 AM »
Remember I mentioned going to listen to Martin Fröst the other day? Well the performance was simply outstanding. I am sorry, I know this is not a review place, but I still wanted to share this experience with you. He played 2 impros as an encore, here is a link to one of them http://www.classiclive.com/Concerts/2007/October/370

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #290 on: October 12, 2007, 12:15:54 AM »


Cristina Anghelescu 

Her name does ring a bell, in fact. She did well in the Sibelius Competition some fifteen years ago.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #291 on: October 12, 2007, 12:45:59 AM »
In less than 2 hours I'll be attending this:

Claude Debussy - Violin Sonata
Maurice Ravel - Violin Sonata
Cesar Franck - Violin Sonata


Cristina Anghelescu - violin, Viniciu Moroianu - piano.

(I guess these names ring no bell for you. :) )

Her name does ring a bell, in fact. She did well in the Sibelius Competition some fifteen years ago.

Well, it's been a marvelous evening. The highlight was the Blues from Ravel's Sonata which the 2 performers made sound rather like a Tango: intensely passionate and sensual..

The only awful thing was that right after the 1st part of Debussy's Sonata a mobile phone started to ring somewhere in the hall and the f&*%$#g bastard did not turn it off, probably from fear of not being reprehended publicly and loudly --- which some of us did anyway.

Tonight:

Liszt - PC 1
Tchaikovsky - String Serenade
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien


Romanian National Radio Orchestra, conductor Ilarion Ionescu-Galati
Ioana Maria Lupascu - piano

“Melody is the essence of music.”  --- Mozart

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #292 on: October 12, 2007, 02:50:11 AM »
Great program, Andrei!

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #293 on: October 12, 2007, 11:17:11 AM »
Looking forward to this next Thursday.

Music of the Spheres

 
Mischa Santora  Conductor
Michael Houstoun  Piano
   
Britten   Sinfonia da Requiem
Prokofiev  Piano Concerto No.1
Interval 
Holst   The Planets

To finish the APN News & Media Premier Series for the year, a long awaited event – the APO presents Holst’s Planets suite in its entirety for the first time in 15 years. Under the baton of Mischa Santora, whose appearances with the orchestra in 2005 were roundly applauded, Holst’s masterpiece, admired especially for the astounding “Mars Bringer of War” and for the moving “Jupiter” theme, will receive a rendition worth the wait. The first half of the programme has two more treats in store: Michael Houstoun in Prokofiev’s cheeky and virtuosic first piano concerto, and Benjamin Britten’s devastatingly raw Sinfonia da Requiem, written upon the death of his parents.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #294 on: October 15, 2007, 01:34:30 PM »
This week, three concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra, with Franz Welser-Möst.  I love them, so I'm excited...

Tomorrow:
Mozart: Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200 
John Adams: Guide to Strange Places 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"  

Wednesday:
DebussyIbéria, from Images, No. 2 
Matthias Pintscher: Five Orchestral Pieces (NY Premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 

Thursday:
Malin Hartelius, Soprano
Bernarda Fink, Mezzo-Soprano
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" 

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #295 on: October 18, 2007, 12:41:44 AM »
Who said something about Bruckner - we have a black lab named after him! He likes his 8th Symphony especially...

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #296 on: October 18, 2007, 01:31:41 AM »
Tomorrow:

Enescu - Concert Overture on Romanian Folk Themes
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
(interval)
Sibelius - Valse triste
Respighi - Pini di Roma

Romanian National Radio Orchestra, conducted by Horia Andreescu
Geir Botnen, piano


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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #297 on: October 18, 2007, 07:06:42 AM »
Tonight :

Dvorak : Cello Concerto               Eschenbach/Orchestre de Paris/Yo-Yo Ma
Hindemith : Symphony in E-flat

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #298 on: October 19, 2007, 04:15:22 PM »
Looking forward to this next Thursday.

Music of the Spheres

 
Mischa Santeria Conductor
Michael Houston Piano
   
Britten sniffing DA Requiem
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1
Interval
Holst the Planets

To finish the APN News & Media Premier Series for the year, a long awaited event – the APO presents Holst's Planets suite in its entirety for the first time in 15 years. Under the baton of Mischa Santeria, whose appearances with the orchestra in 2005 were roundly applauded, Holst's masterpiece, admired especially for the astounding Mars Bringer of War and for the moving Jupiter theme, will receive a rendition worth the wait. The first half of the programme has two more treats in store: Michael Houston in Prokofiev's cheeky and virtuosic first piano concerto, and Benjamin Britten's devastatingly raw Sniffing DA Requiem, written upon the death of his parents.


Great concert!

The Britten piece was the first work I've heard live by him and it was a treat. Loved the growling sax parts in the second movement and the finale reminded me of Stravinsky's Firebird conclusion. The only negative was the ragged horn section at one point.

Prokofiev's  Piano Concerto No.1 was great with Michael Houston performing the tricky work with alot of fire and passion. In an evening of 20th century composers this was the most modern sounding of the three.

Holst's The Planets was the highlight. I'm very familiar with this work as it was a gateway piece for me as a teenager so to hear/see it performed live was wonderful. They took the tempo noticeably faster than the Elder/Halle Orchestra Hyperion SACD version that I've been listening to recently. The power of Mars, especially when the main theme returns at the half way point only STRONGER, was goosebump territory. The only negative was for the Neptune finale they replaced the unseen choir with a very visible synth  ??? Apparently this was a musical decision not a financial one, but the ending was very thin and digital sounding after the grandeur of the preceding hour. Some guy did a LOUD sneeze right as the final notes were fading around the hall  ::)

A great finish to the APO's premium season  :)
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #299 on: October 20, 2007, 03:36:02 AM »
Great concert!
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Hey, good to see you made it to the concert and moreover, that it was worth your while :D. The Bartok PC1 is one of my favourites.
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