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    Hello everyone

    I have just joined this forum, as I only found it recently and it looked very interesting.

    Almost all of the music I listen to is broadcast or CDs/streaming, as it is difficult for me to attend concerts, and there are not that many in this part of England.

    I am involved with a recorded music society, and last night it was my turn to present an evening. I think people enjoyed it, several pieces, including excerpts from Strass's Elektra, and Wagner's Rheingold, as well as Brahms, Haydn and Schubert.

    I am retired, but have listened to music from the days of the old BBC Third Programme. How things have changed since then, with almost everything available, in good quality sound, on the touch on an iPad or even a phone.

    Looking forward to reading more of the vast number of posts on here.

    Michael

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    Well, enjoy the "sunny" bit while it lasts!!

    Hope you enjoy it here, good to be able to welcome you!

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    Sunny for the moment at least! Welcome Michael, good to have you on board.

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    From one retiree to another, it's good to have you on board. Here in sunny and dry New Mexico, hardly anyone owns an umbrella.

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    Hello Michael,

    Welcome to Talk Classical. You'll find a diverse community here united by a common enthusiasm for classical music of all sorts. I look forward to your participation.

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    Thank you. Looking forward to reading more.

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    Hello Michael, welcome to Talk Classical, do you have any favourite composers / styles, like concerts/ symphont, vacal?
    Anyway, have a great time.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    Hi Michael from a very hot Leeds. (Well, just for the next few days until it goes cool again)Welcome to TC. Whereabouts are you as you say concerts are not easily accessible? I am sure you will love this site. It is so friendly on here. Well looking forward to reading your posts!

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    Is it sunny? AHOY THERE
    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    Hello Judith

    I am in a semi-rural part of East Northamptonshire. There are some events in Northampton, or Milton Keynes, or Leicester, but not a lot locally.
    There were more events when we lived in York, like the time I heard the Lindsay Quartet at the Lyons Hall in York University, ages ago, or the abandoned performance of Fidelio at Leeds Grand Theatre, when Leonora collapsed, about 1984.
    However, my health is not as good as then, and it is an effort to travel.
    I did get to Gateshead to the Sage recently, on a visit to the North-East, which was a treat.

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenderson View Post
    Hello Judith

    I am in a semi-rural part of East Northamptonshire. There are some events in Northampton, or Milton Keynes, or Leicester, but not a lot locally.
    There were more events when we lived in York, like the time I heard the Lindsay Quartet at the Lyons Hall in York University, ages ago, or the abandoned performance of Fidelio at Leeds Grand Theatre, when Leonora collapsed, about 1984.
    However, my health is not as good as then, and it is an effort to travel.
    I did get to Gateshead to the Sage recently, on a visit to the North-East, which was a treat.

    Michael
    The Grand Theatre is also home to Opera North. Go regularly to Leeds Town Hall. The Sage is one that I would love to go to but did go to Bridgewater Hall in Manchester recently

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    Thanks Bulldog. We do have one umbrella here but my wife forgets where she left them. At least no need for one today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith View Post
    The Grand Theatre is also home to Opera North. Go regularly to Leeds Town Hall. The Sage is one that I would love to go to but did go to Bridgewater Hall in Manchester recently
    I listen to a lot of radio these days, and often things are from Manchester the Bridgewater Hall. Have a lovely performance of the Trout Quintet on just now. I went to Newcastle to see some family, and had to go over to the Sage when BBC R3 were there all weekend.
    I've never been to Leeds Town Hall though. A long time ago I used to go to Birmingham Town Hall, before they moved. I enjoy recorded music, but there's nothing like hearing a live performance.

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    Hello Pugg

    Maybe I am like some others in that my favourite composers change. Just lately I have been listening to Haydn Quartets, which I love. I also love Schubert, particularly the lieder. I enjoy Bartok a lot as well.
    I wish I could get to more concerts though.

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