Welcome aligretoJS Bach: Organ Works played by Kooiman
[From CD 2]
Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-3, BWV 525-527
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There's no substitute for a live concert and no excuse to not go to one, even for works you think you know inside-out.Being an "armchair listener" has allowed me to get to know so many composers that never get any concert programming. My own CD collection is a made up of breadth and depth. I've never cared anything about the standard repertoire (even though I do in some cases end up listening to it) and I listen based on impulse and what I want to hear in that given moment. I would love to go to more concerts as my local orchestra is one of the great ones (or used to be), but so often the programming is what has kept me away. I had the opportunity to go see Britten's War Requiem not too long ago, but I decided I would rather spend an evening with a composer whose music I have been meaning to explore and often this kind of thinking permeates my mind whenever considering to go to a concert as well. For me, a lot of times, the effort I make to more unknown music ends up being more enriching than going to see an orchestra perform Beethoven's 9th for the one millionth time.
Anyway, I do hope you explore Milhaud's music. He was certainly one of the more well-known members of Les Six and with good reason: he had a distinctive compositional voice.
My excuse is that a journey to a concert would take me several hours and to get back after it I would have to wait until the next morning, having slept in a hotel or the station. There are occasionally chamber concerts nearer but even they can involve complicated logistics.There's no substitute for a live concert and no excuse to not go to one, even for works you think you know inside-out.
Thank you for the welcome.Welcome aligreto
Sure, there's nothing like hearing a work in a live context, but besides having a lot of CDs at my disposal, I simply do not feel up to making the pilgrimage to see my local orchestra perform. They're about an hour away and this involves getting caught in some horrendous traffic on a multiple lane interstate, which I don't believe I could handle as I don't view myself as a good driver (not that I've had many accidents in my many decades of driving). I could call a taxi or rent a car service, but the whole evening would end up costing me a lot of money, which I'd rather spend elsewhere to be honest.There's no substitute for a live concert and no excuse to not go to one, even for works you think you know inside-out.
Great to see you, @aligreto. There are many of us here from the 'other' forum.Thank you for the welcome.
I suspect that we have already met somewhere else.