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Proms - on bbc2 now - classical jazz concert

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PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 19:27:35

Jason Yarde is fit blush

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 19:51:57

this deserves a bump - go on yoy lot - turn over from that rubbish on the other side and watch/listen to some culture!!!

Bernstein next!

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 19:52:32

yoy? hmm you

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 20:34:21

you dont know what you are missing!

or are you culture vultures at the RAH in person??

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 20:35:17

Ooh, thanks for reminder - switching on now (though I've prob missed most of it).

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 20:41:33

it has been really good - think you will have just tuned in for the last piece - an Amercian in Paris. That piece takes me back 20 + years

The new piece just finished was great - maybe download it from iplayer? the whole concert is worth it.

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 20:45:46

I LOVE American in Paris!

Only caught the last five minutes of the new piece but it looked very good. I missed the Bernstein too sad, so will def be checking iPlayer tomorrow.

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 20:51:44

you see the percussionists?!

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 20:54:05

I did! Every time I watch an orchestra I always want to be a percussionist; it looks so cool.

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 20:55:50

I always wanted to play the harp - for some strange reason lol

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 20:57:16

Oh yes, something very glamorous and ethereal about the harp. See, that guy playing the xylophone is having so much fun there.

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 20:59:27

unlike the bassoonist on the end - she looks bored out of her mind!

poor trumpetter just split her solo -

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 21:02:32

Oh, I cringed for the trumpeter - that is such a big note too. Lol I keep looking out for the bassoonist now.

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 21:03:28

I'm strangely fascinated by the conducting ruffles on the conductor's shirt - ruffling along to the music.

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 21:06:34

yes I do like his outfit - esp the shirt!!

trumpeter is doing ok now though!

I do love this piece. I think things you learn as a child/teen in great detail with great conductors stick with you

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 21:09:26

She recovered brilliantly, I thought.

Did you study music then, PCNASWM?

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 21:12:18

no, erm yes, erm not really - sensitive subject!!

it's over now

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 21:17:08

Oh, sorry, didn't mean to touch a nerve.

I often wonder how things might have been different if I'd done A-Level Music. I was discouraged from doing it because it wasn't 'useful' hmm.

Doesn't stop me listening and enjoying it though. I think it's great that there's much better TV Proms coverage than there used to be as well.

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 21:20:08

lol dont worry!!

I am sorry you were discoouraged from doing A level music - it was good

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 21:25:13

Friends did it, and I sort of vicariously followed the syllabus with them. And I was in the choir, so I got my music kicks that way grin.

Heck of a lot of Messaien this year, isn't there? Is he your bag? I find it interesting to listen to, but must admit I wouldn't think of bunging some on for relaxation.

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 21:39:08

oh no not messaien - not my thing. I rememebr playing the Turengalia symphony (sp) when he came to the UK - I rememebr thinking what a load of noise blush

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 21:39:55

Ha ha, yes, I'll listen to ten minutes and then reach for the Mozart grin.

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 21:41:54

I am a Baroque girl - but really my tastes are varied - so long as there is a tune lol

wessexgirl Sat 09-Aug-08 21:51:17

Yes, I've got that retro thing of liking a tune with my music grin. I'd love to know what you play but I'm much too polite to ask, of course... I bet strings.

PCNASWM Sat 09-Aug-08 21:57:06

yes I am a viola player

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