Prom 4 - 16.07.17: Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin

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  • Eine Alpensinfonie
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    • Nov 2010
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    Prom 4 - 16.07.17: Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin

    19:45 Sunday 16 July 2017 ON TV
    Royal Albert Hall

    Sir Harrison Birtwistle : Deep Time BBC co-commission with the Staatskapelle Berlin: UK première
    Edward Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat major


    Staatskapelle Berlin
    Daniel Barenboim conductor

    Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin bring the generous scope of their interpretation of Elgar's Second Symphony to their second concert of the season, celebrating a work whose modernity and astonishing textural effects startle even now.
    Dedicated to the memory of Peter Maxwell Davies, who died last year, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Deep Time continues his career-long fascination with time and its manipulation in a sweeping new orchestral work that swaps the relentless tick-tock of the everyday for something more powerful and more alien.
    Last edited by Eine Alpensinfonie; 11-07-17, 13:34.
  • Eine Alpensinfonie
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    • Nov 2010
    • 20529

    #2
    Two great concerts on one day.

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    • Serial_Apologist
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      • Dec 2010
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      #3
      Originally posted by Eine Alpensinfonie View Post
      a sweeping new orchestral work that swaps the relentless tick-tock of the everyday for something more powerful and more alien.
      Er: Sir Harry's tick-tock has never been of the everyday:

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      • Zucchini
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        • Nov 2010
        • 917

        #4
        This seems to have been forgotten - Haitink/COE in the afternoon, Barenboim in the evening (and on TV)

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        • ARBurton
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          • May 2011
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          #5
          In my humble opinion this Birtwhistle is...er....not my cup of tea....

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          • pastoralguy
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            • Nov 2010
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            #6
            Originally posted by ARBurton View Post
            In my humble opinion this Birtwhistle is...er....not my cup of tea....


            It's difficult to tell on first hearing but I've heard a few works of Birtwistle's works great over the years and I really don't get his idiom. It's difficult to imagine other orchestras taking a work like this up due to the sheer number of players required.
            Last edited by pastoralguy; 16-07-17, 20:41. Reason: Responding to just criticism...

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            • ferneyhoughgeliebte
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              • Sep 2011
              • 30163

              #7
              B i r t w i s t l e

              (He's a Lancastrian - the "h" is dropped.)
              [FONT=Comic Sans MS][I][B]Numquam Satis![/B][/I][/FONT]

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              • pastoralguy
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                • Nov 2010
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                #8
                Originally posted by ferneyhoughgeliebte View Post
                B i r t w i s t l e

                (He's a Lancastrian - the "h" is dropped.)
                Of course. Although I don't respond to his music I should at least spell his name correctly.

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                • ferneyhoughgeliebte
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                  • Sep 2011
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                  #9
                  A very rich, generous piece - great tribute to his old foefriend - and too much to take in on one hearing; bits that sounded as if The Triumph of Time had been playing non-stop since its first performance, and we were returning to the hall to hear how it was continuing; bits that sounded like the stutters and stabs of Earth Dances - I did have doubts in the early pages that Birtwistle was relying a little too much on his own tried-and-tested fingerprints. But then so much that hasn't appeared in his writing before - the rallentando violin pizzications, the unison string flurries, ending with full section descending glissandi. I shall raid TV and radio i-Players to listen to this frequently and with great pleasure over the next month.

                  The "sheer numbers" - a perfect concert opener for Shostakovich #4
                  [FONT=Comic Sans MS][I][B]Numquam Satis![/B][/I][/FONT]

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                  • ferneyhoughgeliebte
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                    • Sep 2011
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by pastoralguy View Post
                    Responding to just criticism ...
                    - or the Fifth, of course!
                    [FONT=Comic Sans MS][I][B]Numquam Satis![/B][/I][/FONT]

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                    • Bryn
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                      • Mar 2007
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                      #11
                      The BBC FOUR transmission has just fallen flat on its face.

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                      • pastoralguy
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                        • Nov 2010
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                        #12
                        Bloody fault in transmission on BBC4. Obvious it's not Wimbledon!

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                        • pastoralguy
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                          • Nov 2010
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                          #13
                          SERIOUSLY pi***d off here!

                          Don't they like music?

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                          • Barbirollians
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                            • Nov 2010
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                            #14
                            The FLAC on Concert Sound is fabulous through headphones .

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                            • Ein Heldenleben
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                              • Apr 2014
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                              #15
                              Can't beat steam radio - particularly when it's a FLAC stream of this quality ...

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