Dream Concert.....

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Dream Concert.....

Post by andybenfold » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:32 am

Here's a quick game for everyone to play - simply pick your 'dream concert'. Simple rules, you need 1 overture, 1 concerto and 1 symphony, you will also need a conductor and a soloist. So mine would be:

Mozart: Overture from the Magic Flute:
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 (Ashzenazy)
Beethoven: Symphony No 6

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

Have fun!!

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Post by Barry » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:48 am

I'm going to bend the rules a bit. There was a concert on Feb. 10, 1952 that I'd love to be able to go back to hear (fortunately, it's available on CD).
Furtwangler and the BPO played what are my personal favorite performances of Schubert's Unfinished and Brahms first symphonies, as well as a string orchestra version of Beethoven's Grosse Fugue. They're all available on DG.

Now, to play the game, with living artists, I'll go with:

Tchaikovsky's R&J Overture
Brahms first piano concerto
Beethoven's third symphony

Sawallisch conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra with Zimerman as soloist.
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Post by RebLem » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:22 am

I will not follow the rule. Who said the concert had to be an orchestral concert? On the theory that orchestral music is fascist because Hitler never attended, so far as I know, a chamber music concert, :P here's is my dream concert--

The St Petersburg String Quartet doing the following:

Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76 # 5, H. 79
Dvorak: String Quartet #12 in F Major, Op. 96 "American"

INTERMISSION

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
Luba Edlina of the Borodin Trio, pianist
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Post by Reed » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:50 pm

Mahler conducting Mahler 2.

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Post by aurora » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:12 pm

the Boston Symphony is coming pretty close to a dream concert at the end of this month,
Josh Bell is playing the Tchaik & the symphony is playing Brahms 4th under Temirkanov.
I was trying to make a trip for this because there are also 2 great chamber music concerts that same weekend in Boston.. but I’m not so sure I’ll make it ......*sigh*.

from a playing perspective, my dream concert is:
Saint-Saens Baccanale from Samson & Delila
Tchakovsky violin concerto
Brahms symphony #3

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Post by Barry » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:15 pm

aurora wrote:the Boston Symphony is coming pretty close to a dream concert at the end of this month,
Josh Bell is playing the Tchaik & the symphony is playing Brahms 4th under Temirkanov.
At one point, I was tentatively planning on going up to Boston for that concert, but I'll be in the midwest that week instead (and I'm going to see the Cleveland Orchestra perform Bruckner's 5th while I'm out there). Temirkanov led such a sensational performance of Brahms' 2nd here with the Philadelphia Orchestra earlier this season that I'd jump at the chance to hear him conduct Brahms again. I've seen him conduct twice and they were two of the best concert I've ever been to.
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Post by dirkronk » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:26 pm

Mengelberg/COA opening a can of whup-ass on...

Rossini William Tell o'ture
Beethoven Piano Concerto #4 (Sviatoslav Richter on piano)

INTERMISSION

Bruckner Symphony 4

(Hey, if I'm gonna dream, I ain't gonna dream stuff that musicians actually did and that I can cobble together from old recordings myself.)
:D

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Post by jbuck919 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:34 pm

I actually heard a dream concert once. It was with the Baltimore Symphony just before I moved away from Baltimore and I was still very, very sick. It was the beginning of the summer season, usually known for pops, but the extremely improbable program, probably insisted upon by the guest conductor who was making his last appearance, was as follows:

Mozart: Sonata for piano and winds (the late masterpiece that he himself called "the best work I have composed").

Bach: Concerto for two violins in A minor (ironically the work I am performing at my school's spring concert next week).

Beethoven: Overture to Leonore number 1 (rarely performed)

Beethoven: Triple concerto (a much denigrated masterpiece)

Beethoven: Overture to Leonore number 2 (that's right, they did one and two, but not three)

The performances, by young unknowns and a very young orchestra, were uniformly excellent. Furthermore, the entire program was done without an intermission (I hate intermissions). A few days later, I was headed to New York, and my fate.

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Post by Brendan » Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:05 pm

Overture: What the hell, the full Carmen suite
Concerto: Brahms
Symphony: Bruckner 8

Since Mahler doing Mahler 2 has trumped any ideas I had, I'll imagine Fricsay absorbing Bruckner and bringing his magic touch to the piece. Heifetz as soloist.

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Post by DavidRoss » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:52 pm

Most of us could probably devise hundreds of such "dream concerts." Here's one: Leila Josefowicz playing John Adams's Violin Concerto, Dawn Upshaw singing Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (in place of the overture--after all, this is my dream concert), and Jean Sibelius's 5th Symphony. I'd be happy with MTT conducting the SFSO, but perhaps the dream team for this set would be Salonen and the Cleveland.
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Post by Ralph » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:49 pm

Wagner, Siegfried Idyll

Mahler, Symphony No. 9

Levine, Met Orchestra
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Post by ichiro » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:08 pm

I'm going to give two, one for orchestra, one solo piano

Overture-Tchaiko Romeo and Juliet
Concerto-Schumann Piano with Martha Argerich
Symphony-Brahms No. 1

And Maybe get Tilson Thomas on the podium

For a Piano Recital, it would be

Brahms opus 118
Beethoven Pathetique

Schumann Carnaval, with Lupu playing

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Post by val » Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:29 am

This is a Concert I wouldn't miss:

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting:

Schumann: Manfred Ouverture

Bartok: 2nd Violin Concerto (with Menuhin)

Bruckner: 9th Symphony

or, regarding chamber music:

Webern: Pieces opus 5, Quartet opus 28

Haydn: Quartet opus 76 n. 2

Beethoven: Quartet n. 15 opus 132

by the Italiano Quartet

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Post by Ricordanza » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:00 am

Since it appears to be within the "rules" to bring back the dead, I'd like to hear the following concert:

Wagner: Overture to "Tannhauser"
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Sviatoslav Richter)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

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