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    Quote Originally Posted by Padawan View Post
    WOW!. It was fabulous, mysterious yet familiar. Dare I say it; some parts reminded me of Mozart.

    Sorry for rambling, but being that it was my first concert, Iím had to share.
    ah, your post brought a broad grin to my face

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isola View Post
    I'm going to London to see Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Jansons' Brahms Symphony No.4 and - be jealous, be very jealous - Mahler Symphony No. 2!
    I am. Iíve never been to London.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrTortoise View Post
    ah, your post brought a broad grin to my face
    Iím still grinning like an idiot myself and it is morning already!

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    Tonight I went to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, Florida to see my second symphony ever.

    "Russian Masters"

    Rachmaninoff: Vocalise

    Rachmaninoff: Piano Concert No. 2

    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

    Magnificent!

    I was familiar with Rachmaninoff but not Shostakovich, what a treat!

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    Than it's great that you were acquainted with him via a concert.

    Great music venue you went to. That's one of my favorite centres. Played some Bach and Tchaikovsky over there a few times...
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    It's a nice, intimate setting but I was surprised it wasn't miked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukecash12 View Post
    I was late to it, but I sat in the way back and listened to him play 2-3 Mozart sonatas and Bach's WTC book 1. Good times...

    Edit: This was in Prague.
    I'm in Prague - where did you go?

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    In my country,going to concert mean the one have very good educational background or have much money.
    It's not easy for everybody to go to a concert.

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    Australian Chamber Orchestra, "Beethoven 4"
    Dejan Lazic, piano/Richard Tognetti, director
    (Sydney Opera House, Nov. 22)

    Dean - Testament
    Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4; Symphony No. 4

    I really enjoyed this concert. The highlights for me were the new piece by Australian composer Brett Dean, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. The Dean piece was about Beethoven's struggle with deafness, and the composer tried to put this across with bows (almost) noiselessly moving across strings and wind instruments being blown with barely a sound coming out.

    It was interesting to hear the Beethoven pieces played by smaller forces, as I am familiar with the works from recordings made by full symphony orchestras. The Piano Concerto No. 4 was particularly well done, with the soloist Dejan Lazic playing quite delicately to match the smaller sound of the chamber orchestra. The only thing I didn't like were his own cadenzas, which sounded like Brahms, and wholly out of place in a Beethoven concerto. But the audience loved him, and he played an encore by Chopin. The Symphony No. 4 was also well done, I especially liked the brisk tempos of the final movement. All in all, this was a very enjoyable concert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Australian Chamber Orchestra, "Beethoven 4"
    Dejan Lazic, piano/Richard Tognetti, director
    (Sydney Opera House, Nov. 22)

    Dean - Testament
    Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4; Symphony No. 4

    I really enjoyed this concert. The highlights for me were the new piece by Australian composer Brett Dean, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. The Dean piece was about Beethoven's struggle with deafness, and the composer tried to put this across with bows (almost) noiselessly moving across strings and wind instruments being blown with barely a sound coming out.

    It was interesting to hear the Beethoven pieces played by smaller forces, as I am familiar with the works from recordings made by full symphony orchestras. The Piano Concerto No. 4 was particularly well done, with the soloist Dejan Lazic playing quite delicately to match the smaller sound of the chamber orchestra. The only thing I didn't like were his own cadenzas, which sounded like Brahms, and wholly out of place in a Beethoven concerto. But the audience loved him, and he played an encore by Chopin. The Symphony No. 4 was also well done, I especially liked the brisk tempos of the final movement. All in all, this was a very enjoyable concert.
    Hi Andre

    Nice to hear that the Dean / Beethoven Concert went well for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    Hi Andre

    Nice to hear that the Dean / Beethoven Concert went well for you.
    Yeah, it was superb, & I plan to go to some of the ACO's concerts next year. They're a great ensemble. I think you being a piano afficionado would have loved the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Lazic really bought the house down with his performance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Yeah, it was superb, & I plan to go to some of the ACO's concerts next year. They're a great ensemble. I think you being a piano afficionado would have loved the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Lazic really bought the house down with his performance...


    Yeah, maybe if it was Backhaus raised from the dead...
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    Tonight, I heard Joshua Bell's performance of the Brahms with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. They also did Stravinsky's Firebird Suite from 1945 and Debussy's Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune.

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    Went to The Queens Hall in Edinburgh to see Meadows Chamber Orchestra perform

    Bach Brandenburg Concerto No3 inG
    Stravinsky Concerto in D for string orchestra
    Bach Violin Concerto in A minor
    Bach Brandenburg Concerto No1 in F
    Stravinsky Concertino for 12 instruments
    Bach Violin Concerto in E

    The latter two being my favourites of the night.
    Alexander Janiczek was violin soloist and played the on loan 1716 `Baron Oppenheim' Stradivarius it really was a special evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel0622 View Post
    In my country,going to concert mean the one have very good educational background or have much money.
    It's not easy for everybody to go to a concert.
    Really? I've been to Beijing and Shanghai for several times. In which region are you?
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    I was lucky enough to obtain tickets to see Itzhak Perlman perform tonight at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, Florida. It had been sold out since early September and I was on the waiting list all that time.


    Itzhak Perlman, violin
    Christopher Wilkins, conductor

    Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Carl Maria von Weber: Ruler of the Spirits, J.109, op. 26, E-flat major
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto, op.61, D major
    Schubert: Symphony No. 9 D. 944 in C major, The Great C major

    It was an amazing experience!

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