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    Today I attended Schubert's Winterreise. Great concert.
    Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, piano
    Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    I saw Die Paganini Nacht last night in Die Glocke in Bremen, Germany. Here´s a youtube trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or1HEkyR2dY

    We had first row center seats because I wanted to see how the violinist made those sounds come from a violin

    I was just FLOORED!

    I saw every move of the solist´s fingers and I still can not fathom how a human can posess such skill in playing an instrument.

    I am at a loss for words. Amazing, just AMAZING!!!!!

    The Paganini pieces were unbelieveable, and all the other pieces were just plain beautiful; hauntingly, heavenly beautiful.



    As an encore they played a piece where a flute had a major role; I would love to have that in my collection, but have no idea what it was

    Then the soloist played one of Paganini´s caprices; I don´t know which one, but again, amazing!

    On a side note, my wife bought me a new T shirt for the occasion; "I´ll Be Bach"


    I don´t know why the pictures are upside down or sideways. The originals are not. Strange???
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    Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2
    Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

    New York Philharmonic Orchestra
    Jaap Van Zweden
    Yefim Bronfman

    David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
    January 19, 2018

    Wonderful ensemble effort in the Rachmaninoff, drawing an immediate ovation. Beautiful strings, of course, together with eloquent and delicate solos by several section leaders, of whom Anthony McGill on clarinet was outstanding to me -- if his phrasing isn't perfect I cannot imagine what is.

    Having served as the inspiration for so much film music, it's hard not to hear this piece as "filmic" to some extent, but the performance was balanced, not syrupy, with surprising muscularity and dynamism in the second movement, tying this to the through-line of Van Zweden's program this season.

    Bronfman was of course well up to the task of the early -- very classical -- Beethoven piece, which was presented with polish and precision.

    I will say that I didn't see any particular rationale for the pairing of the two pieces on the same program -- not that they clashed in any way, but neither did they amplify or illuminate in any particular way through juxtaposition, the rollicking Rondo of the Beethoven's finale tending to overshadow the lyrical (perhaps proto-Romantic) Adagio of the third movement in one's memory.
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    Hello there everyone,

    A charity I volunteer for called CLEFT has organised a fundraising concert this Sunday (27th January) to raise money to improve and support treatment for children born with cleft lip and palate. It will take place at the Art Workers Guild near Russell Square in London. Giles Francis (violin) and Marije Vijselaar (harp) will be performing a selection of pieces as a duet, including;

    Sonata in C by Antonio Vivaldi,
    Fantaisie by Camille Saint Saens,
    Entr’acte by Jacques Ibert
    and Granada by Isaac Albéniz.


    Tickets can be bought in exchange for donation to the charity, and are available here where you will also find more information about the event and what the charity does.

    Doors open at 2pm.
    We would love to see you there!
    Thank you so much.

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    Default Last Night @ Symphony Center

    Daniel Harding and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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    Johannes Brahms
    Symphony no. 4


    Richard Strauss
    Ein Heldenleben


    The Brahms was glorious, I have never been a big fan of Strauss tone poems, Harding and the RCO made a strong case for my ears.

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    Wednesday 20th February in London
    Mahler 9
    Vienna Philharmonic
    Adam Fischer

    Taken at a reasonable pace, certainly not slow and beautifully played
    A joy for me and my wife to listen for the first time to the VPO, a wonderful evening overall
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    Do live performances tend to be really contained and quieter? I saw the Eroica tonight and found it very unexciting, and mechanical.
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    I would say the opposite, as I find live performances much more dynamic sonically compared to home listening.
    However the quality of the performance and its effect on enjoyment is entirely another matter
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    Last week I attended Brahms Piano Concerti by Rudolf Buchbinder with BIPO under the baton of Sascha Goetzel. Brahms Symphonies 2&4 were also in the program. I have attended several concerts of Goetzel`s BIPO in the past years and they have never disappointed me yet. But I wasn`t sure what to expect from Buchbinder because I`ve never heard anything by him except
    his Beethoven. Although I regard his Beethoven very highly I wasn`t sure if he could overcome a relatively harder repertoire in a relatively advanced age. But I may say with an easy conscience that he really nailed it!

    1st movement of the D minor one was a little bit soulless for my taste but his accuracy&clarity was remarkable. He produced a beautiful tone in the slow movement and was brilliant in the Rondo. But the B-flat was something else... First 2 movements gave me goosebumps, slow movement was celestial, the last movement was like a bacchanale and he was shockingly accurate all the time. I might place him third after Serkin and Gilels on this one. The symphonies were also quite satisfying. Goetzel is one of those conductors that you cannot blink while he is conducting. He is very passionate and his control over the orchestra is very strong.

    The best thing is that I only gave something like 40 USD for the two events. I practically stole those tickets considering the good performance and the absurdly overpriced market here in Turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn man View Post
    I would say the opposite, as I find live performances much more dynamic sonically compared to home listening.
    However the quality of the performance and its effect on enjoyment is entirely another matter

    I think it might have been my company more than anything else looking back, and my seat wasn't great being that a column was blocking my view. ($14, obstructed viewing, seat).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    I think it might have been my company more than anything else looking back, and my seat wasn't great being that a column was blocking my view. ($14, obstructed viewing, seat).
    My sympathies. I don't do well with distractions and discomfort when I'm trying to give my attention to a performance.

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    Wonderful concert in nearby Huddersfield at their beautiful Town Hall.

    Orchestra of Opera North
    Boris Giltburg
    Conductor Antony Hermus

    Performing

    Lyadov Kikimora
    Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1
    Encore Prokofiev Diabolical Suggestion
    Prokofiev Symphony No 5

    Boris was signing autographs so bought his Liszt CD which had

    Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletti
    12 Études d'execution transcendante
    3 Études de concert
    No 3 La leggeirezza

    Had the CD autographed along with the programme (I'm greedy when it comes to autographs lol)
    He was very nice to talk to.

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    Went to a performance of Brahms' Concerto for violin with Ellinor D'Melon as soloist and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 with Jan Latham-Koenig conducting. Loved the soloist, didn't like the performances as a whole at all. For some reason most of it sounded way too subdued and flat and restrained. I think the point was to make you feel the weight of the final movements of the pieces more powerfully in contrast, but the first movements felt tired and boring. He managed to make the first movement of the symphony lumber heavily and the second movement was simply lifeless. I was disappointed.
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    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Ádám Fisher - conductor
    Leonidas Kavakos - violin
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
    March 3, 2019

    Haydn - Symphony No. 97

    Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 ("Turkish")
    encore: Bach - Gavotte en Rondeau from Violin Partita No. 3

    Mozart - Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter")
    encore: Mozart - Cassation for Orchestra in G Major
    2nd encore: Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

    The VPO really plays as an ensemble, with very smooth balance between sections. I was particularly impressed by Konzertmeister Rainer Honeck's lively work. Great Sunday afternoon.
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    Saw a program of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and 4th Symphony this week in Budapest, given by the Hungarian Radio Orchestra. The Liszt Music Academy is an intimate and cozy concert hall, and hearing Tchaikovsky like this is thrilling. We came out feeling energised and uplifted.

    No doubt it's been covered before. I mentioned to my friend, who hadn't see the concerto live before, that I wondered whether there would be applause after the first movement. And there sure was, without any hesitation. I like that there are conventions applied to some works. It just feels so right in the case of the Tchaikovsky piece.

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