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#101834 - 09/05/05 05:40 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? *****
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
John Mayer's 'Heavier Things' cd. It's OK, seems to me like all of his music sounds too similar, wife really likes him though.
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#101835 - 09/06/05 01:39 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Jurassic Park III. Good sub material.


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#101836 - 09/06/05 10:23 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
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Registered: 01/24/05
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Tonight it was "The Incredibles" The kids love it and so do Granny and I.

It even has a fun sound track, and that makes it all the more fun

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#101837 - 09/07/05 09:18 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Just got done listening to Josh Groban, Live at the Greek.Before that a little bit of the Scorpions, Savage Amusement.
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#101838 - 09/07/05 09:42 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
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Ahhhh the Scorps, good stuff I have their "Savage Amusement" and "Best of Rockers and Ballads" CD's. Reminds me of my partying college days...
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#101839 - 09/07/05 10:15 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
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Registered: 07/12/05
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BBC Proms...including coughs in the audience.

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#101840 - 09/07/05 10:35 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
MJS Offline
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Registered: 07/12/05
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JohnK,

If I might impose upon you again...I need (several if possible) examples of well recorded Timpani concertos to help me settle a spirited debate with a dear friend about whether or not percussion in the classical genre is "lazy, at best" (her words). I have talked about having experienced kettle Nirvana live to the point of exhaustion and not made a dent and was hoping that you had some suggestions which would force this Show Me State lass eat a helping heaping of crow.

/Jack


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#101841 - 09/08/05 01:38 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
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Yeah, Jack, but despite the mediocre sound quality(for the music; the coughs are hifi)I'm happy to be able to hear the world's biggest music festival. If you didn't listen to last saturday's program, it would be worthwhile to punch it up. An orchestra of Juilliard and Royal Academy students with Colin Davis did an okay Vaughn-Williams 6th and a surprisingly good Symphonie Fantastique. Possibly the young players inspired Sir Colin into a more energetic than usual interpretation.

As to timpani concertos, you have me pretty much stumped as to personal knowledge. Although in the thousand or so CDs I have there're of course passages featuring timps(e.g. Beethoven's 9th, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Symphonie Fantastique), there's not a timpani concerto to be heard. Checking a bit, there's this review of a likely suspect. Listened to some samples here which didn't have me rushing for my credit card, but there aren't many timp collections available.
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#101842 - 09/09/05 12:53 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
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Registered: 07/12/05
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Indeed, the coughs are appropriately phlegmy, the sneezes are realistically wet. The M80s are so accurate in their reproduction that I am convinced the gentleman five rows in front of me really does suffer from tuberculosis.

I was actually fortunate enough to see some of the Proms spectacle when I was in the UK in 1992...my tiny mind was boggled at the level of musicianship it was surrounded by. I hope to be fortunate enough to see (hear) it again one day. In the meantime, the NPR broadcasts make me quite happy.

I ran across the Druschetzky example during my initial search for ammunition. I, like you, was none to impressed. It doesn’t really have the ‘punch’ I was looking for and have heard live on more than one occasion.

I appreciate the effort on my behalf.

So, do you think the percussionists get their moment live every once in a while and never get recorded?

Also, would you be willing to share with me a good recipe for crow? It appears I shall be the one dining…:-)


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#101843 - 09/09/05 01:05 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight?
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Registered: 07/12/05
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My before stated favorite Canadian Irish lass Loreena.

Fabulous voice.

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