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Remco

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  1. I have heard them in Amsterdam. But whatever. When the Nimbus 2000 recording comes out, maybe you'd like to give a critique on what exactly is sub-par about it.
  2. I sort of get the point, but I can’t help but feel it comes of as a little whiny given the extraordinary quality of this orchestra including the woodwinds, whoever they were. They were absolutely world class and I have heard a lot of live orchestras.
  3. Yeah it's pretty bad - but most of all a fuck-up of the editor.
  4. So your problem is the alleged snobbery towards JW, I suppose? Or the quality of the orchestra?
  5. But what exactly is the problem here? The fact you would’ve liked to hear these players or the assumed snobbery that is underneath it? Whatever your ‘de facto’ Berlin Phil is, I think what really matters is that the institute itself invited Williams. The orchestra can take on different forms.
  6. I understand some of you would’ve liked to hear some of the more famous soloists, but still. Imagine that when some of these academists get approached to play in the orchestra, they stop calling it the Berlin Phil. That makes no sense at all – they are playing in the Berlin Phil from that moment on. And you’re listening to the Berlin Phil! Should they rename the orchestra also everytime that an older generation retires? This is not how an orchestra works.
  7. I like the sound of the hall and the Viennese horns, but the Berliners played it better.
  8. I'm happy that they did actually put in that work, unlike the recording of another concert.
  9. Thinking about the program, I think one of the most succesful ones I’ve ever seen is the LA Phil celebration in 2014. There, they truly celebrated JW the musician in a broad sense and it was less about crowd pleasers, even though it had Darth Vader on stage during the encore.
  10. I wonder what's with the more 'intellectual' film score enthusiasts that they will often leave out Williams in favor of Herrmann, Morricone, etc. ? I have a suspicion that they see him as somehow less artistic and more a business man type of composer but I think that's very naive.
  11. I agree, but I don’t see a reason to get offended by the idea of JW doing a Waldbühne concert, or having academists play instead of some principals. Especially when they were as good as they were!
  12. @Fabulin I really think you’re interpreting a lot of neutral signs as negative.
  13. Of course you’re totally right but at the same time I value so much that with JW I can be sure that he is solely responsible for everything I hear, well, for about 99%. I suppose he’d just turn down the offer if he couldn’t do it in a week.
  14. So Williams will be nominated for an Oscar in 2024, thinking about it. For a score he’s about to start writing!
  15. This is just the best. Thank you so much Crumbs, for all your work restoring this part of a score that I really love. (And seeing this again, my god how I wished Johnson had done IX as well. But this isn't the right place to discuss that, I know)
  16. As I understood it, Finale is easier to use for full scores nowadays compared to earlier versions. Btw, does someone know when, at jkms for instance, they moved from handwritten parts to using music notation software? Somewhere in the 90s?
  17. It’s a matter of the technology being improved since then, nothing to do with Williams’ orchestrations themselves.
  18. I think you don’t understand the difference between a principal and a soloist.
  19. I haven't forgotten how sluggishly they manoeuvered through the music (I only really get back to CE3K which indeed does sound spectacular) and how it is gloriously preserved by DG in many editions. I loved attending both concerts, but there is no question to me which orchestra was better suited for the material and better rehearsed.
  20. As I said before, for an orchestra that has an academy, this was the perfect opportunity to let many of them play. Now if the orchestra was on the verge of collapsing most of the time - like in Vienna, mind you - this could have been a problem. But I could only think of one thing after I heard 2 concerts and the dress rehearsal: I just heard the greatest orchestra in the world.
  21. I think that by now his age and Covid also plays a role in this.
  22. Someone ran to JW to when he left the podium. I sat above so couldn’t see what happened then. I guess the guard wasn’t where he was supposed to be. Anyhow it was quite pathetic, everyone should be able to realise that at such an event everyone wants to get an autograph, and let John have his privacy.
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