Friday, March 10, 2006

Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A, Opus 92 - I cry

Went out to NYPAC to hear the Boston Symphony on tour with James Levine -
but Levine fell off the podium during ovations last week. Get well soon Maestro!

Last night David Robertson stepped in as Guest Conductor. He has star quality: I'm talkin dimples and long blond hair. I was sitting in the second row. Dave whipped those BSO music machines into a Beethoveenian fervor - Wicked fast tempo on the last movement - Allegro Con More than Brio and my dear I always cry during the Allergretto. How does LVB do it?. It's only music after all - little old Octaves and Scales....sigh.....

SUPER new work by Eliot Carter called THree Illusions. It was a commission from the BSO for their 125th Season. Three movements It was awesome with cool sounds from percussion and neat Pizz ideas from violins. Will try to buy this for more listening. Even AK liked it. Afterwards Chuck took us out for a huge Lobster dinner at a Portugese resto. I dream of owning a loft in Newark.

Also an Ultra smooth new work by Peter Lieberson with his wife Lorraine Hunt Lieberson singing. She's good. I love a good mezzo. Never went higher than a D but sounded like a counter tenor on top.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's too
easy in a
star culture
to groan
when the
substitute
takes the
stage,but
their nervous
hunger can
reveal new
depths in
supposed
warhorses.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's part
of the holy
mystery of
music that
you can be
no higher
than a D
yet you
still hit
the highest
dimension.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beauty of music is that is
doesn't live on paper but only
lives when we-composer,musician,
audience-come together to give
it three dimensional life.

11:47 AM  

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