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  1. Rest in peace, Maestro - we heard your work while strolling through the old streets of Grado, Italy, each and every year - because there always would be some kind of TV programme on RAI featuring your music... ...this year we had to skip our Grado summer holiday, sadly, but we did meet you in1999 in Austria, great times...
  2. That's *exactly* how it was done, they explained it beforehand, IIRC.
  3. For me on the other hand it was *very* special, because me and our daughter - having been there in Vienna, at this historic moment - shared this at 3am in the morning. *sigh* (last time I did something like this was more than 20 years ago, before she was born even, for a live Star Wars chat where you could post questions intended for the Maestro )
  4. I read about it in Soundtrack! magazine I think - and I still have the Gramophone Film Music Good CD guide (a book) from 1996 which features a full page ad for that concert (!). Regarding the CD, I can prove the sequence of events quite easily: I brought the CD with me from Austria to London and the last page of the booklet now bears a signature by a certain Maestro.
  5. /me has an external BD drive on loan after yesterday's first real Commodore meeting since 120 days. READY. Let it be end of August now.
  6. Aah, this November it will be a hundred years since the first (public) performance by the London Symphony. I even asked them (before all hell/hysteria broke loose) if they have scheduled an anniversary performance, alas they had not. *sigh* I own the Williams interpretation with the Boston, which I played very often - then I learned about the old (1970) interpretation by Steinberg (a recommendation in a newsgroup back then) and I liked it a lot; coming back to both of them on a regular basis.
  7. Well, I just want my DVD (CD/DVD have been my media half my life, they surround me) of this magical event, as originally promised by the Vienna Philharmonic. I don't care for high resolution close-ups, just the wonderful audio and good enough video... (the close-ups in PAL would be retina resolution from where we sat and experienced the magic anyway)
  8. Haha, thanks - you _nearly_ made my day. :-D It took you that long to realise that? I knew in the first week of March. (e.g. half an eternity ago)
  9. More than it already has been? Hard to imagine. :(
  10. This is all very exciting. (much needed nowadays) I just watched the first minutes of the live TV stream and two questions arose for me: - This edit is vastly different to the short peek of Hook et al we saw in the BFMI showreel. Has anybody captured those snippets from there? They used longer and wider takes, somehow it was more musically (plus those were *really* the first notes Williams ever conducted on continental Europe and in Musikverein), and I like the fact that our daughter appeared right in the first seconds of the "overture", so to speak. - Do you think the edit by Deutsche Grammophon will be yet another, third variant? We want multiple angles of this event, which is ingrained in our consciousness like nothing (!!) this year or possibly a lifetime. I say it again: T'is all very exciting. \o/
  11. Nice! And only one day after the Vienna broadcasts! <3 <3 <3 Feels like early birthday presents for me, all that - hurray! Hopefully this will be archived one way or the other...
  12. Well, I recorded it with glee onto VHS (that tape is still at my parents') before we went to London to see (and meet!!) him conducting the LSO. Then he signed the backside page of my booklet to "Summon the Heroes" that I had bought earlier that year. I even found a rare Canadian CD pressing (the only one?) of "Fiddler on the Roof" right at Heathrow airport. (imagine my *utter* surprise, imagine the probability of that now LOL) *memories* *sigh*
  13. I have it on original LP record and don't even know where I actually got this from. Some LPs like Missouri Breaks I even bought at local record collector markets. Hm...
  14. Oh, the latter gives me a fabulous idea: I love Vodka, but my significant other is more into Tonic. So instead of mixing myself another White Russian we could share the same (summer) drink - and I could think of the Maestro as well; and we would toast to each other's health, in- cluding him.
  15. ...and, as I stated in the other thread years (!) ago, Vienna is one of the cradles of golden symphonic film music. Max Steiner came over from here, as did Erich Wolfgang Korngold. I am pretty sure this was one of the major reasons for Maestro Williams to accept this honour.
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