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  1. /me is opening Pandora's box now: There ... is a flub 41 seconds into the piece. /me ducks. Sorry, couldn't resist - given the history of pointless discussions on this forum regarding live performances of world-class orchestras... I immediately apologise for not being quite on topic... ...this is supposed to be taken light-heartedly. P.S.: Thank you very much for pointing out this interesting recording (once again)!
  2. This sounds great! I adore Royal Albert Hall and would like to return some day (and meet you again :-D) - have been there in 2004 and experienced Elmer Bernstein in the Hall as well as met John Landis (alone!) in front of the Hall during the afternoon. Good times. *sigh*
  3. Oh nice - what bar was it? How many of you were there? Just asking - will be in Vienna in two weeks and might trace your steps...
  4. ...and they apparently censored (!) the muses. *rollseyes*
  5. Exactly two years (!) ago the experience had been so profound that I could not listen to pre-recorded music for about a week or so... ...thanks dear (?) world for having had that happened to us, still in a joyful, unconstrained way. I will always treasure those days, hours, minutes, and seconds in and around the Musikverein. And thanks to all you wonderful people we had the joy to meet and have conversation and a shared experience with!
  6. Thanks for reminding me - this was my main reason for buying the album, because that score was unavailable at the time.
  7. Not only is this the most horrible performance in my Williams collection (the Richard Hayman Philharmonic Rock Orchestra album on Naxos, second worst, at least has some charm and is quite unintentionally funny at times - the finale of the Raiders March comes to mind) but it is also the *only* CD of my collection of more or less a thousand that is rotting away (literally rust, must be a faulty pressing); I call this good luck. :-D
  8. It's called dynamic range; and I prefer such recordings that at least try to replicate what is really going on in a concert hall, albeit they will never achieve the same level of adrenaline. ;D Just my 2 Euro cents, Martin P.S.: Unfortunately in these times of dynamically overcompressed music such musical recordings are called "to quiet". *sigh*
  9. Oh yes, I will try; and I will try to visit my soulmate in Turino, and I will try to persuade him to come along with me from there.
  10. I can; stumbled upon these by pure chance while browsing/calibrating a day before the concert, made me raise an eyebrow: At 2:00 (!!) and 8:20: https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/playlist/10# (EDIT: I just checked - you have to go down to the end of that page and click on "Watch interview") He is one of the absent soloists, I suppose? I also watched two movements of the Tchaikovsky by the way (the famously energetic 'Allegro molto vivace' and the quiet finale) - excellent; but the conducting is so utterly over the top, I do prefer Williams. (Imagine the latter behaving like this - even back when his conducting was indeed livelier 40 years ago)
  11. Incredible!! I just saw the video, you were great! Please, where? EDIT: Neither have nor want Insta and FB accounts, but found it, thanks.
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