Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

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Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:12 pm

Purely incidentally, but to demonstrate the depth of musicianship of US military bandsmen (or bandspersons if you must), in the Solti years the Chicago Symphony, which many at the time considered the finest in the world, auditioned one of my father's West Point mates, and not on an instrument you would expect. US military concert bands do not generally observe the Frederick Fennell concert band model, which includes a single double bass for reasons I have never known. Nevertheless, this EM who played a wind instrument at West Point to world standards, auditioned on the double bass, and guess what? He got the job.

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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:48 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:12 pm
in the Solti years the Chicago Symphony, which many at the time considered the finest in the world,
Maybe b/c I love concert music for band, the CSO has always been for me the embodiment of what an American orchestra should sound like, brass and brash. It's my favorite.

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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:12 am

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:48 am
jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:12 pm
in the Solti years the Chicago Symphony, which many at the time considered the finest in the world,
Maybe b/c I love concert music for band, the CSO has always been for me the embodiment of what an American orchestra should sound like, brass and brash. It's my favorite.
I'd trade every listening experience I have of them (which alas is not much to trade) for Solti having had the sense to take the repeat in the Eroica when the orchestra appeared live at Woolsey Hall in New Haven.

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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:08 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:12 am
I'd trade every listening experience I have of them (which alas is not much to trade) for Solti having had the sense to take the repeat in the Eroica when the orchestra appeared live at Woolsey Hall in New Haven.
Trade this one?

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Or this one?

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Maybe this one?

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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:41 pm

Thought you'd catch me out on the Sessions, didn't you, even though it was not conducted by Solti. In Beethoven, there is only one rule about repeats: One always takes the repeats. (I am quoting so many musicians, starting with Claudio Arrau, that if I could list them all I would take up more space than is allowed in a single post on CMG.)


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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:46 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
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Thought you'd catch me out on the Sessions, didn't you,
Sorry, I didn't recall seeing you there.

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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

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Tell me more about this one, please. I'm not sure if I have this on LP or CD. Can you advise information on it? Many thanks
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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:03 pm

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:46 pm
jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Thought you'd catch me out on the Sessions, didn't you,
Sorry, I didn't recall seeing you there.
Oh you were there? I was 13 and Chicago might have been the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, it is impossible for a music major at Princeton in the early 70s not to appreciate Sessions. I never had the privilege of meeting him, but even the then current faculty, Milton Babbitt not excluded, were in awe of him.

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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:14 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:03 pm
Oh you were there? I was 13 and Chicago might have been the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, it is impossible for a music major at Princeton in the early 70s not to appreciate Sessions. I never had the privilege of meeting him, but even the then current faculty, Milton Babbitt not excluded, were in awe of him.
Not Chicago. Michigan, Ann Arbor. As a UMS subscriber, I was seated in the row directly in front of Roger Sessions whom this non-musician had never heard of. I also had no clue as to what his music was about. still don't as a matter of fact. What I do remember vividly is Sessions being called to the stage after the performance and his wife saying how proud they all were and his blushing at her like a little boy. Anyway the CSO and Martinon were stunning both times I heard them (Sacre was the other), Hill Auditorium is a damn good music venue, and Jean Martinon and Louis Lane were the ones that sold this die-hard rockabilly fan on classical music.
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Re: Muti & the CSO tie the knot through 2022

Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:50 pm

Was that recording ever committed to discs in any form? VERY nice job on the artwork! And thank you for responding.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:45 pm
Tell me more about this one, please.
Live performance from WFMT(?) broadcast. Stoky gets a rare tusch from the Chicagoans afterwards. The cover art is non-commercial and of my own design.

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