Last Night...

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    Oct 18, 2009 6:31 PM GMT
    I went to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to see Alexander Mickelthwate, a German born conductor, conduct "Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 - II. Andante moderato"

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    Let me tell you, he has way more sex appeal than any rock or pop start I can think of. Very, very handsome man. I had never enjoyed a symphony performance this much before... probably because I haven't been there since I was ten or twelve. But man I am hooked. WOW... it just blew me away. Nothing like being there.

    Also heard this one which I loved. The pianist was amazing!

  • danisnotstr8

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    Oct 19, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    Trowelmonger...

    You're awesome. icon_smile.gif
    I'm glad someone sees the value of this stuff... but then again, it's no surprise to see you make this post.

    He's a great young conductor...

    can i make a recommendation?

    This guy has ABSOLUTELY NO SEX APPEAL, but in my opinion (which will be argued against), Simon Rattle is the greatest. I sat in the front row at the feet of the first cellist once in a concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra when they played Brahms' second symphony. Rattle's tears were falling on the floor in front of me... what a great moment.

    Here he is conducting the conclusion to my favorite piece (and you will need headphones or really great speakers in order to appreciate this fully):



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  • postyork

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    Oct 19, 2009 3:34 AM GMT
    Now I gotta add my two cents icon_smile.gif

    I missed that partic performance, but being a fellow winnipegger I've seen mickelthwaite more than a few times.

    his most impressive moments for me were definitely during his "Rite of Spring" by Stravinsky - which he conducted from memory!

    I think that he's great (and super sexy, yes) but also that he has a little more maturing to do. If you saw our previous conductor (Andrey Boreyko), then you know what a truly mature conductor looks and sounds like.

    So glad to see other symphony goers here!

    (As to the poster above: Simon Rattle is definitely one of the greatest around! icon_biggrin.gif)

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    Oct 19, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Hey Dan,

    I've been doing well. You are right, that guy has no sex appeal whatsoever haha. However, it was a very powerful movement. The passion is what I find so appealing. Raw emotion like that is very appealing. Sometimes rock ballads and contemporary music are tiring because their quality is so relative and based on stylistic variations of simple arrangements. On the other hand, classical is complex and mathematically beautiful and powerful. You can't really argue with it. It is the only music that seems other worldly. I truly feel like I am listening to something that is echoing out of a fjord or something.

    Long time no see, by the way. Are you still in Cleavland?? Found that special someone yet? Still availableicon_cool.gif? Ever thought about making the big ol' move to Winnipeg? Lol. Are there any videos on the internet of you performing??






    Post York,

    WOW I did not expect anyone from Winnipeg to respond- what are the chances?? The Symphony has an insane deal for students. $75 for a year pass. Plus you can take anyone for $10 extra. CRAZY EH?


  • postyork

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    Oct 19, 2009 3:55 AM GMT
    Yep! I've been buying that pass for years. I'm a music student, so I'm no stranger to the hallowed halls of the symphony.

    I'm actually planning a 3 day music festival this year, during march. I'll let you know when it is... it'll be pretty interesting (avant-garde music, but still).

  • danisnotstr8

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    Oct 19, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
    I actually moved back to the east coast. I took a teaching position here with a high school chorus (like i was doing before graduate school). I'm just outside of NYC... and although I'm tempted to move to Winnipeg and marry you, I think I'll give it a try here first.

    Aren't you in a much better position to move somewhere? I'm an old man. I have a career and stuff.

    Yes, I'm available. There are so many someones, but not too many of them are special. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Yes, there are recordings of me online. If I'm drunk one day, I'll post some of them. LOL

    Lately I've been performing in NYC and Philadelphia. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 19, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    That's the thing, marriage is legal up here.
    I may be young, but I also have no money, which is sort of essential to travel much. Ever since I heard "Empire State of Mind" by Jay Z I feel like visiting the Big Apple... so who knows.

    Actually, speaking of Fjords (previous post), I feel like visiting some. Feel like going to Norway with me? I can get in touch with some of my Scandinavian heritage. You can belt out some movements through the mountains and I'll accompany you on the spoons.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Oct 19, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    One of my friends here is from Norway, and she'd totally hook us up with places to stay. I kid you not.

    I have no plans yet for the holiday break from Christmas through New Year's Day... ;)
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    Oct 19, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidOne of my friends here is from Norway, and she'd totally hook us up with places to stay. I kid you not.

    I have no plans yet for the holiday break from Christmas through New Year's Day... ;)


    Great it's settled. Were should we meet?

    EDIT: Man I really need to work on my grammar...
  • lostlogic

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    Oct 19, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    Beautiful piece! Thank you for sharing. I would like to see more of this genre shared on RJ.
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    Oct 19, 2009 5:17 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidI found this amazing song too.

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    very nice indeed, thanks to all for sharingicon_smile.gificon_exclaim.gif
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    Oct 19, 2009 5:19 AM GMT
    TrowelMonger saidI went to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to see Alexander Mickelthwate, a German born conductor, conduct "Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 - II. Andante moderato"

    2PhilKo-08-01.jpg

    Let me tell you, he has way more sex appeal than any rock or pop start I can think of. Very, very handsome man. I had never enjoyed a symphony performance this much before... probably because I haven't been there since I was ten or twelve. But man I am hooked. WOW... it just blew me away. Nothing like being there.

    Also heard this one which I loved. The pianist was amazing!





    love these as well....would have to agree the pianist was amazing, thanks for sharingicon_smile.gif
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    Oct 19, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    TrowelMonger said.... he has way more sex appeal than any rock star.......


    Bravo - and imagine him in leathers with a nipple ring



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