Page 7 of 15 FirstFirst ... 34567891011 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 105 of 219

Thread: Help, Meistersinger addiction.

  1. #91
    Senior Member sharik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    moscow, russia
    Posts
    1,234
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default


  2. Likes Fritz Kobus liked this post
  3. #92
    Senior Member Allanmcf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    128
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Great performance provided you can get past the fact that a few of the nazi hierarchy were probably in the audience!
    As you go along life's highway make this your only goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole!!

  4. #93
    Senior Member Fritz Kobus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Next to Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    12,206
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Allanmcf View Post
    Great performance provided you can get past the fact that a few of the nazi hierarchy were probably in the audience!
    Were any in the orchestra?
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

  5. #94
    Senior Member DavidA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    12,669
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Allanmcf View Post
    Great performance provided you can get past the fact that a few of the nazi hierarchy were probably in the audience!
    Attendance was compulsory for Hitler's cronies at the time as Bayreuth was not just the shrine to Wagner but also a rallying point to Nazism at the time, courtesy of Wagner's daughter-in-law. There are pictures of Nazi officials going into the theatre, some looking like they were going to the dentist to have their teeth pulled. I mean if you don't like opera five hours of compulsory Wagner is not going to be eagerly anticipated!
    Last edited by DavidA; May-12-2015 at 21:47.

  6. #95
    Senior Member Sloe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3,691
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    I mean if you don't like opera five hours of compulsory Wagner is not going to be eagerly anticipated!
    At least they didn´t have to see Regietheater.

  7. #96
    Senior Member SiegendesLicht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    3,100
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Hey, DavidA, do you like Die Meistersinger finale?
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
    ***
    God gave all men all earth to love,
    But since our hearts are small,
    Ordained for each one spot should prove
    Beloved over all.
    R. Kipling

  8. Likes Sloe, Itullian, sharik liked this post
  9. #97
    Senior Member Faustian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    756
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Allanmcf View Post
    Great performance provided you can get past the fact that a few of the nazi hierarchy were probably in the audience!
    Yes, yes I can.

  10. #98
    Senior Member Itullian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    9,823
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Allanmcf View Post
    Great performance provided you can get past the fact that a few of the nazi hierarchy were probably in the audience!
    Who cares. They're all dead now.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

  11. Likes Fritz Kobus, sharik liked this post
  12. #99
    Senior Member DavidA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    12,669
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SiegendesLicht View Post
    Hey, DavidA, do you like Die Meistersinger finale?
    Sort of a German 'Rule Britannia' !

  13. Likes Itullian liked this post
  14. #100
    Senior Member Celloman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,170
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I thought I would make this thread a little more interesting...



    Nothing like the rousing music of Die Meistersinger and a couple of Swastikas to start your day!
    More cowbell!
    .....-Gustav Mahler

  15. Likes Eramirez156, Sloe liked this post
  16. #101
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Celloman View Post
    I thought I would make this thread a little more interesting...



    Nothing like the rousing music of Die Meistersinger and a couple of Swastikas to start your day!
    Thanks for making it interesting + making me think and read up on Furtwängler.

  17. #102
    Senior Member Allanmcf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    128
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Faustian View Post
    Yes, yes I can.
    As can I Faustian. Music is music and politics is politics and in my head neither the twain shall meet!!
    As you go along life's highway make this your only goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole!!

  18. #103
    Senior Member Sloe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3,691
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Allanmcf View Post
    As can I Faustian. Music is music and politics is politics and in my head neither the twain shall meet!!
    Except that music can be used for political reasons and Hitler is not the only one that have done that.

  19. #104
    Senior Member Allanmcf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    128
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Were any in the orchestra?
    Doubtful. Probably a few members but nobody in the upper echelons. I'm not sure that any of the senior nazis had a musical bone in their bodies and that definitely includes The big kahuna himself.
    As you go along life's highway make this your only goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole!!

  20. #105
    Senior Member Allanmcf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    128
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Just finished the Kubelik Meistersinger. Very, very good. Nice to hear a performance where the cast don't all sound as if they are collecting their pensions. Sachs and Beckmesser sound early middle aged and not geriatric and Walther, Eva, David and Lena sound youthful. Hurrah!! Kubelik takes it all at a nice pace. The orchestra is very good with a couple of places where they sound a little ragged. My own preference orchestrally is the Dresden Staatskappele under Karajan. All in all this is up there with the best.
    Last edited by Allanmcf; May-16-2015 at 15:02. Reason: Typo
    As you go along life's highway make this your only goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole!!

  21. Likes SiegendesLicht liked this post
Page 7 of 15 FirstFirst ... 34567891011 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Meistersinger vs Falstaff
    By Itullian in forum Opera
    Replies: 112
    Last Post: Jul-11-2019, 02:25
  2. Tristan und Isolde Addiction
    By Couchie in forum Opera
    Replies: 155
    Last Post: Sep-18-2018, 07:19
  3. Ouverture Die Meistersinger
    By tahnak in forum Opera
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Apr-10-2012, 04:59
  4. Developed a Herzogenberg mini addiction
    By ScipioAfricanus in forum Solo & Chamber Music
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May-20-2010, 15:46
  5. my new puzzle addiction...
    By caroline78 in forum Community Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jan-12-2006, 18:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •