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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K466
Posted by: Arnold Saxton
Date/Time: 18/07/15 14:23:00

In reply to various points so far raised:

Yes, I did find the Mozart a bit unrewarding to start with, but appreciated it more in the later movements, when I realised I recognised it! Perhaps I wasn't in the right mood initially. About Don Giovanni, I agree that Act II drags a bit, partly because the libretto loses its way into dull identity-swap territory,and into a succession of  lovely arias during which nothing really happens.

And Walton's Belshazzar! I was mouthing along with the chorus and even the soloist, as I sang in this when a teacher at Ealing Grammar, and my fantastic Music colleague, John Railton, daringly mounted it with the school orchestra and choir. It was one of a series of modern works (Britten, Honegger, Orff) which we did. Professional players were engaged to bolster the brass, and they almost ruined the performance by messing up the final brass chords. One of the boys at the school at that time was Alistair Jones, recently retired as conductor of the choir at St  Michael's.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
K46617/07/15 20:54:00 David Marles
   Re:K46617/07/15 21:57:00 David Marles
      Re:Re:K46617/07/15 23:55:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:K46618/07/15 00:32:00 Richard Jennings
         Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 08:47:00 David Marles
            Re:Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 09:23:00 Richard Jennings
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 11:01:00 Stuart Kerr
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 12:45:00 David Marles
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 18:18:00 Jeff Gear
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 13:29:00 Richard Jennings
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 13:42:00 Jim Lawes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 14:23:00 Arnold Saxton
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46618/07/15 14:34:00 Claire Moran
   Re:K46618/07/15 18:58:00 Robert Fish
      Re:Re:K46619/07/15 10:56:00 Stuart Kerr
         Re:Re:Re:K46619/07/15 15:34:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:K46620/07/15 08:07:00 David Marles
            Re:Re:Re:Re:K46620/07/15 10:58:00 Richard Jennings
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46620/07/15 10:59:00 Claire Moran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46620/07/15 11:41:00 Stuart Kerr
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46621/07/15 08:57:00 David Marles
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46621/07/15 09:29:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46621/07/15 14:09:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46621/07/15 16:10:00 Robert Fish
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46621/07/15 17:07:00 Richard Jennings
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:K46621/07/15 17:17:00 Stuart Kerr

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