Rolling Classical 2022

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Went to this last night, having got free tickets as part of a promotion:

Shostakovich 9, the piece I was most interested in, was amazing live! The audience was surprisingly boisterous, no doubt excited to finally be out and seeing concerts again; maybe the Glass piece drew a younger crowd as well? A lot of clapping between movements, which the conductor and orchestra were fine with, and whooping at the ends of pieces. Korngold and Glass were, well, Korngold and Glass and got standing ovations (though not from grumpy me, esp after Shosty didn't get one.)

And liberty she pirouette (Sund4r), Friday, 15 April 2022 18:19 (four months ago) link

Clapping between movements seems more common these days. In the past it usually was concerts where the audience was less likely to frequently attend classical concerts (big names like Yo-Yo Ma, etc). Fortunately I don’t mind it. It’s nice if people feel moved.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 15 April 2022 20:54 (four months ago) link

No, and, honestly, the thematic connection between movements isn't so strong in many to most symphonies and sonatas to make it indefensible. More like Zep IV, side 1 than "Close to the Edge".

And liberty she pirouette (Sund4r), Friday, 15 April 2022 21:17 (four months ago) link

My experience is people get the hint if the movements flow into each other or the conductor still has his arms up, etc.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 16 April 2022 00:39 (three months ago) link

Yeah they did that stuff after the second movements of pieces.

And liberty she pirouette (Sund4r), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:27 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

the 2nd Julius Eastman volume by Wild Up is out today

calzino, Friday, 17 June 2022 06:49 (one month ago) link

That sounds fantastic. have to decide if I can stand to shell thirteen quid postage (maybe I could get it sent to my mother in law in the US and just put up with the dl for however long it takes for me to get back over there).

Tim, Friday, 17 June 2022 10:11 (one month ago) link

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