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“Day Off”

A sample of what some PSO folks do on the adjustment day before concerts begin on tour.

5 Responses to ““Day Off””

  1. Alison says:

    What amazing architecture! Good luck with the concert tonight. I’ve heard that the performances in Vienna are already sold out!

  2. Doug Bauman says:

    Don’t try to get any afternoon sleep in the hotel where the PSO is practicing in their respective rooms :)

  3. Doug Bauman says:

    Thanks for including a bit of the Titan, the Frère Jacques.

    I first heard Mahler’s Titan in Sep 2008. This is what I wrote back then:

    Mahler’s Titan Symphony no. 1. überwältigend. Es hallt wider. It reverberates with natural splendor. A compelling, sweeping robust composition. The beginning, a fresh morning dew filled experience with nature’s sounds awakening. The second movement, my mind envisions a resounding scherzo full of melodic character. The third movement, a stunningly subtle cross over, Bruder Martin – Frère Jacques – ding dong ding. The fourth movement, complex, seemingly overwhelming. Overall, a vast, mind-blowing experience, yet never overly vexing nor audibly saturated. Altogether a truly a titanic composition, in range, breadth, depth and pastoral style.
    http://blogs.pittsburghsymphony.org/2008/09/resoundingly-beautiful-doug-bauman/

  4. Bob Lauver says:

    Doug……I haven’t been shut down yet! Sometimes the security comes to the door and says basically….”pipe down or get out”. Can’t blame them really. I have a good practice mute and that helps.

    Nice writing on the Mahler 1 post…..your contributions to the blog are tremendous and invaluable!

  5. Jessica says:

    Holy guacamole! This is a great blog entry… Thanks for “taking us with you” on tour via these video blogs, Bob!

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