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    Maglorfin got a reaction from Bilbo in Official funny links and images thread   
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from Matthias in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Yeah, that doesn't surprise me. Most people do. 
     
    On this lovely Sunday, I'm listening to Haydn's lovely Missa sancti Nicolai, Hob. XXII:6 and Mozart's Missa longa in C, K. 262 (both of which I've also had a joy to play some years ago).
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    Maglorfin reacted to Jay in What's The Last Book You Read?   
    The HBO show is pretty good so far
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    Excellent review, @Marian Schedenig! 
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    Maglorfin reacted to SnowyVernalSpringEternal in Thank you John Williams!   
    For over 30 years of the 88 that you have been around, I have have been enthralled by your music. I have listened to it for countless hours. I have formed many friendships because of it, and it has impacted my life in ways that are simply undeniable. 
     
    Thank you John Williams
     
    Thank you JWFAN.
     





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    Maglorfin reacted to Thor in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    Here is Marian Schedenig's epic, extensive review of the concerts:
     
    http://celluloidtunes.no/john-williams-anne-sophie-mutter-the-wiener-philharmoniker-at-the-wiener-musikverein/
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    Maglorfin reacted to Marian Schedenig in Build your own John Williams LEGO BrickHeadz   
    As many here already know, I've created LEGO BrickHeadz versions of John Williams. Here's one of them at Williams's concert at the Musikverein:
     

    (I also photographed it at Tanglewood, but that was before the beard redesign so the model isn't as accurate).
     
    Just in time for his 88th birthday, I've finally completed the instructions and put them online so everyone can build their own:
    http://bricks.schedenig.name/
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Shostakovich 5. I can NEVER EVER get enough of it, especially that masterful first movement (the end of which gives me goosebumps every time). 
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Soundtracks, Compilations, or other recently purchased Music   
    I haven't been here for more than a year so here goes:
     
    - The World Is Not Enough (LLL)
    - Harry Potter JW Soundtrack Collection (LLL)
    - Schindler's List (LLL 25th Annivcersary)
    - Dracula (VS)
    - Apollo 13 (Intrada)
    - Ben-Hur (Tadlow)
    - Lang Lang - The Chopin Album
    - Lang Lang - The Mozart Album
    - Within Temptation - Mother Earth
    - Superman: The Movie (LLL 40th Anniversary)
    - Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 'The Age of Anxiety'
    - Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1, Ballades (Seong-Jin Cho & LSO)
    - Mission: Impossible (LLL)
    - Chernobyl
    - Stranger Things 3
    - Celebrating John Williams (DG; Dudamel & LAPO)
    - The Tenant (Quartet)
    - Air Force One (VS)
    - Minority Report (LLL)
    - The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination
    - The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project - Live in Columbia
     
    Whew!  
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from Remco in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    In this topic, there has already been some speculation about WP seating on JW concerts and we had a good chat of our own with @Marian Schedenig so I decided to ask my friend who plays double bass in the orchestra (and also played in both JW concerts). He told me the following: I don't know, we always play in this [i.e. American] setup when we're touring and sometimes also in the Musikverein, depends on the programme/project. I think Williams didn't care about the setup we play in.
     
    After Saturday's concert (which I attended), he also told me that the orchestra loved this project and working with JW who "was very nice to everybody" and that he - the bass player - rewatched E.T. before this project "to remember it all". He pointed out the unprecedented reaction of the public which, so he said, "we've never experienced before, regardless of either conductor or venue". They had three rehearsals with Johnny before Saturday. During the intermission I also spoke to percussionist Thomas Lechner (he played the timpani in JW concerts) whom I also met some 10 years ago and he told me basically the same thing - couldn't sing enough praise to the project. He told me he totally remembers how he cried at the end of E.T. when he was a kid and that being able to play all this music with the Maestro himself at the helm is (was) for him a huge privilege.
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from Biodome in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    In this topic, there has already been some speculation about WP seating on JW concerts and we had a good chat of our own with @Marian Schedenig so I decided to ask my friend who plays double bass in the orchestra (and also played in both JW concerts). He told me the following: I don't know, we always play in this [i.e. American] setup when we're touring and sometimes also in the Musikverein, depends on the programme/project. I think Williams didn't care about the setup we play in.
     
    After Saturday's concert (which I attended), he also told me that the orchestra loved this project and working with JW who "was very nice to everybody" and that he - the bass player - rewatched E.T. before this project "to remember it all". He pointed out the unprecedented reaction of the public which, so he said, "we've never experienced before, regardless of either conductor or venue". They had three rehearsals with Johnny before Saturday. During the intermission I also spoke to percussionist Thomas Lechner (he played the timpani in JW concerts) whom I also met some 10 years ago and he told me basically the same thing - couldn't sing enough praise to the project. He told me he totally remembers how he cried at the end of E.T. when he was a kid and that being able to play all this music with the Maestro himself at the helm is (was) for him a huge privilege.
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    Maglorfin reacted to Koray Savas in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    I was about to say the same. Had to do a double take when I saw who posted!
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    Maglorfin reacted to Quintus in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    Welcome back, old friend.
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    Maglorfin reacted to Incanus in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Complete Recordings) by Howard Shore: I listened to the last 25 minutes of the score from Parth Galen up until the end credits on my way to work. Still bloody glorious and has such amazing musical flow in how Shore employs his thematic ideas throughout. I really should have the Lord of the Rings complete recordings marathon this weekend. It has been a while since I listened them in their entirety.
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    Maglorfin reacted to Martinland in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    True, but it is much more restrained. The other one, mentioned above, creates an emotional arc with a crescendo that culminates in something like a celebration in one drawn-out chord progression, a climax of emotion that quickly fades out of existence again, quite unique and moving (and applyable to all kinds of deeply human experiences) when you compare it to more flashy or quiet or even classical endings employed by the Maestro in other pieces from his oeuvre.
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from Martinland in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    What an excellent idea, just listened to the very same thing yesterday and marvelled at its beauty - kind of "out of place" in a Bruce movie almost! 
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    Maglorfin reacted to Martinland in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    Alright, so today marks the first time since Vienna I have even powered up my equipment and grabbed a CD from the shelf, after leafing through my album of Williams treasures that I have been adding to since about 1993; the final page now features pictures of our family in Vienna and one of the Maestro at the Musikverein.
     
    I only played one track so far, the aptly named "Back To America" from Angela's Ashes, which promptly made me visualise the Maestro conducting and I had to stop after that (beautiful soli, brass chorale, lush strings and all), because it made me ache with joy, a bit of sadness, and a lot of "remembrances", so to speak.
     
    Guess I'll give that particular one another spin, call it a day, and let the floodgates of glorious listening burst wide open on February 8 then...
     
    ...just to let you know, I feel better now sharing that.
     
    P.S.: Couldn't resist, had to give "End Title" of Jaws 2 a spin too. (w/o "End Cast" )
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    Maglorfin reacted to St0rMl0rD in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    Slovenec! Pozdravljen Cool that you know Iztok! Perhaps we'll meet next time then
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from Pawel P. in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    In this topic, there has already been some speculation about WP seating on JW concerts and we had a good chat of our own with @Marian Schedenig so I decided to ask my friend who plays double bass in the orchestra (and also played in both JW concerts). He told me the following: I don't know, we always play in this [i.e. American] setup when we're touring and sometimes also in the Musikverein, depends on the programme/project. I think Williams didn't care about the setup we play in.
     
    After Saturday's concert (which I attended), he also told me that the orchestra loved this project and working with JW who "was very nice to everybody" and that he - the bass player - rewatched E.T. before this project "to remember it all". He pointed out the unprecedented reaction of the public which, so he said, "we've never experienced before, regardless of either conductor or venue". They had three rehearsals with Johnny before Saturday. During the intermission I also spoke to percussionist Thomas Lechner (he played the timpani in JW concerts) whom I also met some 10 years ago and he told me basically the same thing - couldn't sing enough praise to the project. He told me he totally remembers how he cried at the end of E.T. when he was a kid and that being able to play all this music with the Maestro himself at the helm is (was) for him a huge privilege.
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from MaxTheHouseelf in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    In this topic, there has already been some speculation about WP seating on JW concerts and we had a good chat of our own with @Marian Schedenig so I decided to ask my friend who plays double bass in the orchestra (and also played in both JW concerts). He told me the following: I don't know, we always play in this [i.e. American] setup when we're touring and sometimes also in the Musikverein, depends on the programme/project. I think Williams didn't care about the setup we play in.
     
    After Saturday's concert (which I attended), he also told me that the orchestra loved this project and working with JW who "was very nice to everybody" and that he - the bass player - rewatched E.T. before this project "to remember it all". He pointed out the unprecedented reaction of the public which, so he said, "we've never experienced before, regardless of either conductor or venue". They had three rehearsals with Johnny before Saturday. During the intermission I also spoke to percussionist Thomas Lechner (he played the timpani in JW concerts) whom I also met some 10 years ago and he told me basically the same thing - couldn't sing enough praise to the project. He told me he totally remembers how he cried at the end of E.T. when he was a kid and that being able to play all this music with the Maestro himself at the helm is (was) for him a huge privilege.
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    Maglorfin got a reaction from eitam in John Williams & the Vienna Philharmonic: January 18/19 2020 w/ CD & Blu-ray coming August 14 2020   
    In this topic, there has already been some speculation about WP seating on JW concerts and we had a good chat of our own with @Marian Schedenig so I decided to ask my friend who plays double bass in the orchestra (and also played in both JW concerts). He told me the following: I don't know, we always play in this [i.e. American] setup when we're touring and sometimes also in the Musikverein, depends on the programme/project. I think Williams didn't care about the setup we play in.
     
    After Saturday's concert (which I attended), he also told me that the orchestra loved this project and working with JW who "was very nice to everybody" and that he - the bass player - rewatched E.T. before this project "to remember it all". He pointed out the unprecedented reaction of the public which, so he said, "we've never experienced before, regardless of either conductor or venue". They had three rehearsals with Johnny before Saturday. During the intermission I also spoke to percussionist Thomas Lechner (he played the timpani in JW concerts) whom I also met some 10 years ago and he told me basically the same thing - couldn't sing enough praise to the project. He told me he totally remembers how he cried at the end of E.T. when he was a kid and that being able to play all this music with the Maestro himself at the helm is (was) for him a huge privilege.
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