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2020? BBC Proms
#437381 07/19/20 04:13 AM
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Although the Proms has lasted 125 consecutive seasons without pause, this year "The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival" has had to change, due to the virus. Usually many of the world's finest orchestras and performers come to London for 8 weeks of daily concerts. For 2020 there'll be 6 weeks of "Best of" broadcasts from the archives as much as 40 years back, with the last 2 weeks having limited live performances.

The concerts are heard when broadcast and for 30 days afterward on the BBC iplayer here . The Proms site www.bbc.co.uk/proms has a complete listing of the concerts under "What's On" .

As in previous years, occasionally some concerts may be brought to your attention.


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JohnK #437384 07/19/20 12:44 PM
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You still with M22s? Curious if you tried the M5s for classical.

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TrevorM #437413 07/20/20 09:26 PM
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HI, Trevor. Sure, after 18 years with about 90,000 hours of play(and yes, still waiting for "speaker break-in")the M22s still fit my need for enjoying classical music. When I bought them the major factor was Canada's excellent NRC measurements as reported on SoundStage. This hasn't changed. I note that the NRC tested the M5s a couple years ago with good results, but other than a bit stronger low bass, which wouldn't be compelling since I use the EP500 sub, there isn't anything which calls for a switch. The M22s, with two drivers handling the all-important mid-range frequencies, continue their excellence.


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JohnK #437416 07/20/20 09:42 PM
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Not even a push for updated wood veneer versions John?
LOL
See my other thread on the slope i'm going down.
18 years with M60 Ti, EP350, VP150 and QS8s.
Moving to EP500, VP180 and QS10s. It just almost makes sense to replace the others and order a wood finish so they're all the exact same no?


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JohnK #437457 07/22/20 09:02 PM
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Awesome. 15 years of use daily is a crazy value if they still sound good.

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JohnK #437472 07/24/20 04:06 AM
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For the Prom taking place on July 30, 2004 the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra journeyed to London with its new conductor at that time, the late Mariss Jansons. A fine program of Dvorak and Strauss works was played, opening with one of my favorite Dvorak Symphonies, the melodious 8th.

After a brief discussion on the life of maestro Jansons(in lieu of the original intermission feature)the second half featured Richard Strauss's "Ein Heldenleben"(A Hero's Life)in which he musically portrayed tender and vigorous incidents in the life of a "hero", which some critics suggested Strauss meant himself.

The concert concluded with two appropriate encores, the Dvorak Slavonic Dance No.2 and excerpts from Strauss's suite of music from his opera "Der Rosenkavalier". The concert can be heard on the BBC iplayer here and apparently this is for more than the typical 30 days.


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JohnK #437478 07/24/20 05:32 PM
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Thanks John
Great content once again.

Classical isn't really my bag. Though the quality and content of the BBC is awesome. Typically my self I listen to University Radio {All genres} as long as nothing top 40.

Surprisingly these are very enjoyable. For a nonclassical person. My ADA1250 and M80 bring out lots of details.

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brendo #437645 08/05/20 01:57 AM
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For a July 2007 Prom the BBC Philharmonic featured the popular work for piano and orchestra by Rachmaninoff, "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini"in the first half. Following that the massive and very colorful Gliere 3rd Symphony, "Ilya Muromets" musically told the story from Russian folklore of Ilya, a crippled peasant's son who was visited by heavenly messengers who give him superhuman powers to become a great hero by defeating the invading pagan hoards. The music depicts his military and romantic exploits. including defeating entire armies with just a handful of companions.

Available https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ldb3 on the iplayer.


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JohnK #437650 08/05/20 02:57 PM
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There are some very nice works on the BBC but unfortunately, they are very poorly recorded or produced. All I hear on my systems is a cloud of sound in the middle with tendrils towards the inside of my speakers. There is no soundstage to speak of, no width outside the speaker boundaries, no depth or imaging.


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JohnK #437651 08/05/20 09:53 PM
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Very poor midrange ... midrange is where the music lives.


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