NWR The "What are we listening to?" Thread

E. J. Moeran's violin concerto. Just listened to the Campoli and Albert Sammons recordings back-to-back - 1946/1954, both BBCSO, both Adrian Boult - they sound like two entirely different works by two different composers! And both excellent, although I prefer Campoli's fire to Sammons' noble restraint.

The first classical concert I ever attended was given by Campoli, with Daphne Ibbot. I love his recordings, an elegant and completely unforced style which I fear wouldn't make much impression today. Today is wrong.
 
Fabulous night, last night, as I was transported back to one of my first ever gigs - Genesis, Caird Hall, Dundee in January 1977.

Last night I was in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow at the re-scheduled Steve Hackett plays Seconds Out concert. The band were fabulous, the level of musicianship on display was superb and Steve, at 71, still commanded the stage with his virtuoso playing.

I will be in the Hydro in Glasgow next Thursday to see Genesis and I can tell you that Mr Hackett has set a very high bar for them to reach!

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Fabulous night, last night, as I was transported back to one of my first ever gigs - Genesis, Caird Hall, Dundee in January 1977.

Last night I was in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow at the re-scheduled Steve Hackett plays Seconds Out concert. The band were fabulous, the level of musicianship on display was superb and Steve, at 71, still commanded the stage with his virtuoso playing.

I will be in the Hydro in Glasgow next Thursday to see Genesis and I can tell you that Mr Hackett has set a very high bar for them to reach!

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Hi David,
That sounds like a great night.
I was at Manchester arena on Friday to see Genesis.coincidentally Steve and Phil are just about the same age and still going hard at it.71 phew…..
im not a fan of Arenas but they were fantastic.In particular Nicholas on the drums.
I wish I had read beforehand what Phil had recently experienced in terms of all illness,quite remarkable achievement to perform one show Never mind a tour.
Rutherford was different class and a sheer delight to watch.
I hope you enjoy
 
I'm planning to see this next weekend. One of my favourite works and surely one of the greatest operas of the 20th century IMHO.

I was planning to go to the concert at the Barbican this evening but the inclement weather has deterred me.
I walked back to City Thameslink in torrential rain, which felt entirely appropriate after what I'd just experienced!
 
Perhaps we should resuscitate that 'classical concerts and opera performances' thread. I went to the concert performance of The Midsummer Marriage at the RFH last weekend and a few days before, Zauberflote at ROH. Both very good.
 
Seeing they were top of a download site, I checked out The Lathums "How Beautiful Life Can Be".

It's British Indy nostalgia perfection.

Imagine a lighter-hearted Smiths combined with a bit of The Housemartins and the catchiness of The Buzzcocks with a bif of Ska chucked in for good measure. The singer sounds a bit like Jake Bugg, which is no bad thing. Not surprised it went to no. 1 in the UK charts.
 
Been enjoying this a lot recently (louder than perhaps wise)

David Holmes - Hope Is The Last Thing To Die

Lead me to

Primal Scream - Shine Like Stars (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

 
I was there too! - the Jenufa herself I thought was particularly good.. Orchestra on superb form and I liked the production a lot, beautiful to look at but clear at the same time.

I saw Jenufa on Saturday. Musically superb, with fine playing, conducting and singing. I agree that the Jenufa was particularly good. I was less keen on the production. From my seat in row M of the amphitheatre it was sometimes hard to discern who was doing what, particularly in act 2. But a tremendous evening anyway.
 
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