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  • On An Overgrown Path: Not so sweet for the birthday of Prince Charles
    Tra h Ma h Homage to Michael Tippett a hyper mashup of tiny fragments of about 40 different pop songs The bits come and go in a really chaotic way because they stick to the key and tempo of the original song You can see the video of The Australian Voices singing it at this link http www youtube com watch v UpMKpOe4ORs Cheers Gordon 4 26 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 What sparked the Mahler revival Is dumbing up classical music s next big thing Wine women and Buddhism Breaking exclusive on the Oscar winners If that is what classical music is it s really gr If you dig Led Zeppelin try this Janacek New chief conductor but the same old tune Classical music is excited about the wrong things Aldeburgh s poignant song without words A Swiss born female Lawrence in man drag Brass bands and Xenakis are not a crazy mix Salvation Army band plays Xenakis Now where did he put that Rumi CD Music on the other side

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Gramophone magazine of blessed memory
    best left to the audiophiles But re your central point Bob my mind always goes to Gramophone magazine of blessed memory After the magazine was bought by some conglomerate or other the executive suits decided it should be dumbed down dumbed way down to compete with the mags of ClassicFM and the BBC Having done that I think it took about five years for Gramophone s circulation to be cut almost exactly in half And so there is your point writ large I doubt if Gramophone lured anyone from ClassicFM but they sure as hell lost their serious readership me for one and I first put in a regular order for Gramophone at the local newsagent s when I was eleven years of age half a century ago That comment was added to Audience data explodes entertainment fallacy by Philip Amos Another reader recently chided me for neglecting internet radio and I hope this reblog corrects the balance a little as well as further exploding the entertainment fallacy The Chinese equivalent of the Gramophone features in Music beyond borders Featured Gramophone issue is February 1974 at least there is a decent online archive to keep those blessed memories alive Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Also on Facebook and Twitter Posted by Pliable at Monday February 06 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels BBC Radio 3 classic fm classical music gramophone magazine internet radio naxos music library Philip Amos toronto symphony orchestra 3 comments Philip Amos said I m honoured that you should think my comment worthy of a re blog Thank you Bob 6 28 am Pliable said My pleasure Philip and reader numbers confirm a re blog was the right call It seems that just as BBC Radio 3 listeners have migrated to Radio 4 so Gramophone readers have migrated to On An Overgrown Path Just more evidence of the entertainment fallacy 8 46 am Pliable said This discussion has become a thread on the Gramophone forum http gramophone co uk forum general discussion gramophone magazine of blessed memory 11 05 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January

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  • On An Overgrown Path: How an orchestra boosted ticket sales by $23,000
    that concert visuals are rather like playing Bach on the piano there is nothing heretical involved but it did not happen in the composer s day simply because the enabling technology was not invented In the past the composer was willing even if the technology was not back in 1909 Alexander Scriabin pioneered musical notation for light and colour in his 1909 symphonic poem Prometheus the Poem of Fire This was notated for a custom designed light projector built by a Russian physicist which the conductor controlled from a colour keyboard crude technology which has been superseded by today s computer graphics and high resolution projectors But adding concert visuals is not going to be universally welcomed and for those who still think it too populist I commend another aspect of the Toronto Symphony s activities This is their New Creations Festival in March which is curated by Peter Eötvös and comes without photochoreography The New Creations Festival s programme of contemporary music includes French Canadian composer Claude Vivier s cantata Lonely Child and his orchestral work Orion There is a chance link with the visual theme here as Claude Vivier was influenced by the spectralist school of composers as is Jonathan Harvey Speakings for large orchestra and electronics by Jonathan Harvey uses a sound designer the sonic equivalent of James Westwater s photochoreographer to manipulate aural images during the work s performance You can hear Jonathan Harvey describing the role of the sound designer in his interview with me So as ever many paths converge Well done to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for seeing the light in more ways than one and there is more on Claude Vivier the classical music envelope pusher here Header visual shows Symphony magazine issue which features an article on how orchestras are utilizing multimedia the photo is the Orlando Symphony Orchestra performing Copland s Lincoln Portrait read the article here Footer image shows James Westwater installation for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Also on Facebook and Twitter Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Sunday February 05 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels claude vivier james westwater jonathan harvey peter eotvos royal scottish national orchestra toronto symphony orchestra 1 comment Pliable said Eamonn Quinn has commented via Facebook You should also look at Chicago Symphony s Beyond the Score created by Gerard McBurney http beyondthescore org 6 19 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3

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  • On An Overgrown Path: What classical music does not need to do
    hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Saturday February 04 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels bbc proms cornelius cardew guardian max hole universal music wikipedia No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 What sparked the Mahler revival Is dumbing up classical music s next big thing Wine women and Buddhism Breaking exclusive on the Oscar winners If that is what classical music is it s really gr If you dig Led Zeppelin try this Janacek New chief conductor but the same old tune Classical music is excited about the wrong things Aldeburgh s poignant song without words A Swiss born female Lawrence in man drag Brass bands and Xenakis are not a crazy mix Salvation Army band plays Xenakis Now where did he put that Rumi CD Music on the other side of the great celebrity div Classical music has many saviours Postcards from a forgotten concentration camp Unfortunately there are no complimentary tickets We have the music but they have the

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  • On An Overgrown Path: What price a classical radio presenter?
    Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels BBC Radio 3 bbc proms classical music katie derham No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 What sparked the Mahler revival Is dumbing up classical music s next big thing Wine women and Buddhism Breaking exclusive on the Oscar winners If that is what classical music is it s really gr If you dig Led Zeppelin try this Janacek New chief conductor but the same old tune Classical music is excited about the wrong things Aldeburgh s poignant song without words A Swiss born female Lawrence in man drag Brass bands and Xenakis are not a crazy mix Salvation Army band plays Xenakis Now where did he put that Rumi CD Music on the other side of the great celebrity div Classical music has many saviours Postcards from a forgotten concentration camp Unfortunately there are no complimentary tickets We have the music but they have the money Not so sweet for the birthday of Prince Charles Gramophone magazine of blessed memory How an orchestra boosted

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  • On An Overgrown Path: At odds with classical music's middlebrow audience
    by trending on Twitter somehow reincarnates a minor piece of music as a masterpiece But as classical music struggles to reach out beyond its traditional middlebrow audience there is a case for reassessing Delius A Mass of Life a work eloquently described by Rob Young as celebrating the supremacy of humankind as it conquers Time and gains entrance to Eternity And talking of Remembrance Sunday why no Requiem atonal Header image is Hans Olde s Nietzsche on his Sickbed 1899 Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Also on Facebook and Twitter Posted by Pliable at Thursday November 10 2011 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels bbc proms charles groves frederick delius friedrich Nietzsche gnosticism gustav mahler Peter J Pirie rob young thomas beecham 4 comments Pliable said There seems to be a hi resolution download of Beecham s recording of A Mass of Life available from Pristine Classical http www pristineclassical com LargeWorks Orchestral PASC270 php 4 14 pm Gavin Plumley said I entirely agree about both the Foulds and the Brian the latter is a particularly otiose piece of nonsense But dear Pliable you and I both have to be careful of these sorts of protestations Let s dispel the myth once and for all that merit accumulated by trending on Twitter somehow reincarnates a minor piece of music as a masterpiece If it s put on a blog it ain t no guarantee either That Olde picture is however wonderful 4 32 pm Pliable said Thanks for that contribution Gavin I entirely agree about both the Foulds and the Brian the latter is a particularly otiose piece of nonsense But dear Pliable you and I both have to be careful of these sorts of protestations Let s dispel the myth once and for all that merit accumulated by trending on Twitter somehow reincarnates a minor piece of music as a masterpiece If it s put on a blog it ain t no guarantee either That is precisely why I listed Peter J Piries constructive criticisms of A Mass of Life And it also why I avoided promoting the work as great music but instead suggested there is a case for reassessment 4 38 pm Gavin Plumley said Well Piries may be moderately critical but he s generally pro and I note that Rob Young is described as eloquent whereas the crowd that hail the Brian are mere twitterati Being partisan is fine but sacred cows shouldn t rise on the back of other people s fall to mix metaphors Now excuse me I ve go to return to my Mahler 8 11 01 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Is concert programming too monochrome?
    the music elicits our sympathies so strongly If this path were taken it might give us newer and better tools for evaluating music As a music therapist I m always telling people it does not matter what others think of a particular piece What s important is whether or not it engages you as an individual My sense is that Kyle s phrase collective ability has to be understood as a Venn diagram of a whole bunch of collectives from dedicated specialists to what the previous commenter refers to as punters 1 55 pm James Weeks said Are audiences for live classical music dwindling Maybe you re right but it s not been my experience I thought we were supposed to be in a boom time for live culture Show us the figures I m all for more interesting programming though 3 01 pm Pliable said James it is a good point you raise The only hard data I have access to other than via press releases is the RAJAR data for classical radio stations The last quarter data shows that year on year BBC Radio 3 lost 4 3 of its audience and Classic FM lost 5 1 Which is definitely a dwindling audience But that is radio not live music although Radio 3 does of course include many live concert relays As you say give us the figures Can any readers provide audience data for live classical music attendances that is not gleaned from spin centric as press releases 5 01 pm Mike said Supposedly when Classic FM was created it picked up an audience of many millions above and beyond what Radio 3 ever had and without Radio 3 losing numbers according to figures quoted in http www youtube com watch v xCFhHKgzzhk James Rhodes makes the point in that event that performers in most recital halls have almost zero interaction with the audience outside of playing their instrument Few people want to watch a distant figure in a tuxedo or evening gown I rarely listen to classical music stations unless I m stuck in a car with no better options The available alternatives for non live music are so much better on demand streaming from websites or services like Spotify personal portable libraries I learn about new music from blogs and specialist radio shows podcasts not through generic radio programming I get to live concerts according to availability cost and interest Audiences are potentially so much more educated now and have had greater exposure to an enormous repertoire than in previous generations and demand more of the live experience Frankly as the audience who rely exclusively on concert subscriptions ages the prospect of listening to them coughing and wheezing through an expensive event is less and less appealing Just going to another concert and hearing yet another dull Mozart string serenade as filler to whatever warhorse concerto and symphony it s been paired with simply kills my interest On the other hand going to an event

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Against the monoculture of modernity
    blow against the monoculture of modernity the closing concert is the UK premiere of Jordi Savall s Jerusalem and the volume of early ticket sales suggests that swimming against the tide may just be coming back into fashion In another of the excellent essays in The Forgotten Kingdom Antoni Dalmau reviews how history has treated the Cathars and cautions against some recent fictional treatments But the National Socialism s fascination with the Albigensian movement cannot pass unremarked read more here This blog is also guilty of capitulating to the monoculture of modernity which means Amazon is usually cited as the default source for CDs So it is worth noting that I bought The Forgotten Kingdom from Prelude Records for 27 99 the amazon co uk price is 36 89 That is Jordi Savall in Prelude Records in the photo above which comes from my post The tills are alive with the sound of early music The terrible Albigensian Crusade started from Nîmes which featured in one of my road trip posts Our tickets for his Jerusalem project at the Norwich Norfolk Festival were bought at the box office Other performers at the Festival include John McLaughlin Photos of Jordi Savall are c On An Overgrown Path 2010 Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Wednesday February 24 2010 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels albigensian crusade benjamin britten catholic church francois cheng jordi savall norfolk norwich festival philip glass ralph vaughan williams sting 10 comments The Marches Hatter said Another commission for the Festival I understand is Arve Henriksen who will be writing a piece for community choir and performing it with them Both events sound worth travelling from the other side of the country to hear 6 04 pm Pliable said Arve Henriksen http www arvehenriksen no 6 40 pm Pliable said The download of The Forgotten Kingdom from amazon co uk costs 13 98 But if you buy it that way you will succumb to the MP3 monoculture of modernity and thereby miss out on an awful lot http www amazon co uk The Forgotten Kingdom dp B0037MZD96 ref dm cd album lnk 6 41 pm The Wound Dresser said I don t know how to comment on history that was criminal I cannot believe that in any circumstance Jesus would be with anyone other then the persecuted the outsider if you will I reckon this is where the Grand Inquisitor ring true I do know the shortest sentence in the Christian Scripture though is this Jesus wept I have pre ordered this latest from Sr Savall and await it as I do the Ry Cooder Chieftans on the same day Iris and Mexican Now that is

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