A classical music blog by music critic Tim Mangan
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Nicely done, I think.
classical music, music videos
Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rossini
February 7, 2015
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Meanwhile, here’s a recording of a performance in the newest concert hall in the world, which opened a few weeks ago, the Philharmonie de Paris. It’s also very modernist in design, both within and without, with an auditorium that has a vineyard design and — unlike the case with some also-rans or duds of the past — isn’t guilty of being overly cavernous. Some of its acoustical properties were overseen (but I believe in a limited advisory capacity) by the same person who worked on the LA Philharmonic’s home on Grand Avenue. But the difference in sound between the two is detectable to me in a matter of seconds.
A fascinating exercise in fine-tuning one’s sense of hearing!
Strike the description of that last video—assuming the new hall in Paris doesn’t also have a smaller space for chamber performances!
This is a broadcast from the new hall in Paris, and the sound is different. It’s clearer, brighter and, for my tastes, noticeably better:
Good going, City of Lights!
A wonderful piece that is fun to hear even without seeing Alex and his droogs on the screen.
MarK, that movie ruined a lot of music for me!
This is too bad. Fortunately for me, i do not have any such problems. In fact, i think that Kubrick’s use of classical music in many of his films is quite brilliant.
When I hear “Singing in the Rain” I no longer think of Gene Kelly skipping down a street, but Alex and his Droogs. Ugh!
That is truly unfortunate.
Perhaps the song did temporarily suffer in my mind as well. But classical music – at least for me – survives that kind of treatment quite successfully, even when the images are as powerful as they are in this case.
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