Posted by Bob Lauver
A sample of what some PSO folks do on the adjustment day before concerts begin on tour.
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What amazing architecture! Good luck with the concert tonight. I’ve heard that the performances in Vienna are already sold out!
Don’t try to get any afternoon sleep in the hotel where the PSO is practicing in their respective rooms
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.
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!
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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