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#2205494 - 12/31/13 02:18 AM Lang Lang in Berlin
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Interesting documentary about Lang Lang in Berlin.
[2 of my family members played in this orchestra under Karajan.]

Hope you enjoy.

http://www.dw.de/the-highest-level-a-mus...ttle/a-17206977

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#2205615 - 12/31/13 10:28 AM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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The New Year's Eve concert with Lang Lang playing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 is due to start in an hour's time. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, and there is some 'light classical' music on the menu too.

It's free to watch via www.digitalconcerthall.com
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#2205668 - 12/31/13 12:11 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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Bravo! Thank you.
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#2205677 - 12/31/13 12:19 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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Thank you Bennevis!

The Prokofiev was truly magnificent!
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#2205719 - 12/31/13 01:44 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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I noticed there wasn't much time spent between Astoria or Hamburg models....

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#2205728 - 12/31/13 02:00 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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Originally Posted By: Norbert
I noticed there wasn't much time spent between Astoria or Hamburg models....

???? - The performance was on a Hamburg-D.

That long pause with all of the lift business was interminable.
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#2205805 - 12/31/13 04:21 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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We saw the performance on the 29th in Berlin!

BTW: Right next door to the Concert hall is a wonderful museum of musical instruments. I took a few photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tppllc/sets/72157639245854305/
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#2205847 - 12/31/13 05:58 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

That long pause with all of the lift business was interminable.

I had to go to work, so I missed the concert. But I believe that the video is being edited now and will be available to see again soon - can't wait!

Presumably, the lifting of the piano will be edited out. I well remember the occasion several years ago when the lift in a Proms concert got stuck, and the poor piano was in limbo, half-way beneath the platform, for half an hour. The BBC continuity announcer somehow managed to keep the Radio 3 listeners entertained with his very dry wit for the duration...... grin
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#2206042 - 12/31/13 10:14 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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For a scathing review of this concert, see the Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/8bc4eea0-7151-11e3-8f92-00144feabdc0.html

Hearing the Berliner Philharmoniker chew through DvorŠkís Slavonic Dances recalls this kind of overblown man-meets-machine one-upmanship. Itís shamelessly exhibitionistic, itís improbably precise and it looks pretty dangerous from the outside.


Edited by Thrill Science (12/31/13 10:15 PM)
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#2206355 - 01/01/14 01:12 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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Norbert, thanks for posting the link of the documentary! It was enjoyable to watch and made me appreciate the music production more. If there are other good documentary that you would recommend, pls feel free to post here or PM me! Thx much!

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#2206387 - 01/01/14 02:13 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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Robert, thanks for the photos from the museum! That Seiler is hyper-interesting.

BTW - That review is nothing but a bunch of lip-flapping, IMNSHO.
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#2206394 - 01/01/14 02:28 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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Watched the Berliner. It was brilliant. Thanks!
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#2206414 - 01/01/14 03:05 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Robert, thanks for the photos from the museum! That Seiler is hyper-interesting.

BTW - That review is nothing but a bunch of lip-flapping, IMNSHO.


Googled lip-flapping (It isn't something which translates very easily) and found this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ne9hH2_SaY
Rolled on the floor laughing..
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#2206472 - 01/01/14 04:42 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


BTW - That review is nothing but a bunch of lip-flapping, IMNSHO.


i thought this - "What is the music actually saying? - was a fairly perceptive flap.
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#2206562 - 01/01/14 07:38 PM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Norbert]
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Wimpiano - Yep, the video was pretty much what I thought of the review. And it was nothing but a "Review" as it offered no analysis or criticism, whatsoever.

ToyBoy - When does a vague question such as "What is the music actually saying?" mean anything? If the author had offered an opinion, and expressed how Lang Lang either met or missed expectations, there might have been something more than lip-flapping.

I assume that the reviewer would have preferred a bubble filled concert of endless Strauss waltzes rather than Prokofiev, Brahms, and Hindemith. Last Christmas I was in Vienna and heard the New Year's concert at the Musikverein and it was delightful! However, once is enough. I prefer Sir Simon's approach to programing.
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#2206797 - 01/02/14 09:41 AM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

ToyBoy - When does a vague question such as "What is the music actually saying?" mean anything? If the author had offered an opinion, and expressed how Lang Lang either met or missed expectations, there might have been something more than lip-flapping.


gee i understood what she meant. i suppose i'm just guilty of being sympathetic to "the cause". grin
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#2206799 - 01/02/14 09:49 AM Re: Lang Lang in Berlin [Re: toyboy]
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Originally Posted By: toyboy
gee i understood what she meant. i suppose i'm just guilty of being sympathetic to "the cause". grin

Did you hear the performance?
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