Starting new thread as Mark 3 has reached 10k limit.
Dirk - you need to get your act together. You didn’t even crack 3k posts on that last one🤘🏻
Does this new Mark mean that you will be cc’d at every post? I don’t know how the rules apply to any new thread.
I heard this performed this evening. Conducted by the composer, Salonen, and Josefowicz was soloist but the orchestra, San Francisco Symphony.
Well… consider my mind blown. A remarkable concerto.
“Please let us know what you think. I have heard Gil Shaham play the sonatas and partitas in concert. He played from memory. Incredible performance.”
Tricky responding to an old thread in a new one. I thought his playing was very fluid and engaging. Normally with the Bach sonatas and partitas I have to take a break, since I find they demand great concentration, but this was not needed with the Shaham album. I guess I now have to revisit Hahn, Podger and Huggett to refine my opinion!
What can I say! I cannot argue with you - you are quite right! So Sorry, I know I failed miserably. 2953: Abject performance…… couldn’t even muster 30% of all listed music. The indignity of it all … I hang my head in shame … I feel sad…
I will have to go and read the thread about fuse-direction and then I will realise I am not the saddest person on the forum
Qobuz. CD. In the Harbeth room at last week’s Bristol HiFi Show a customer brought this CD, and apparently the listeners broke into spontaneous applause after “Summertime” (track 5). I wasn’t present for that, so I thought I should play it to see what the fuss was about. I am not keen on Jazz. For social reasons I made weekly visits to Stampen in Stockholm over a two year period, so my lack of enthusiasm is well entrenched (I also heard some artists who were apparently to die for). I will thus be cautious with my impressions of the album. Double bass and vocals. Ms Eeg has a very engaging voice, and the bassist seemed extremely adept. “Summertime” had a couple of jazz tropes which undoubtedly delighted the audience and caused my heart to sink. I think it is an excellent album if you like that sort of thing, but unfortunately I do not.
I do like reading your posts. You are so cynical…
What was the show like. Anything spectacular, or just the usual hustle and bustle and just too much NOISE …
What was the hush-hush from Harbeth…?
Never really gave these ambient albums a chance but with a recovering patient in the house my morning music has to be more subdued. This is gently pleasing, contemplative and peaceful on a Saturday morning.
The show was like any other in a hotel, crowded, institutionally unsatisfactory and tiring, but what alternative does one have? I made one pass through most of the rooms with my little spy video recorder active so I can review it at leisure in the future (I did remember to turn it off when visiting the rest room!). The Harbeth XD series seems, given the fallibility of auditory memory, to have a slightly fuller sound with touches of better clarity on occasion. No ‘night and day’ change.