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Re: St Matthews Passion London Tonight

April 5th, 2017, 2:24 pm

I have three tickets for tonights performance of St Matthews Passion at St Johns Smith Square. At the last minute I cannot go - wife is unwell, brother in law had to travel.
Ian Bostridge is singing the Evangelist part, if you know who he is you'll know he's an internationally famous tenor/counter-tenor.
Anyone who wants the tickets can have them - not bothered about cash just hate them not used.
Reply or PM me if interested.
Return tickets Amsterdam - London included?
I think Kata might be interested.
 
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Re: Classical music thread...

April 5th, 2017, 2:32 pm

I'm with t4a, I thought countertenor was to tenor as counterterror was to terror, or as counterpoint was to point.

I googled "countertenor"
In the second half of the 20th century, there was great interest in and renewed popularity of the countertenor voice, partly due to pioneers such as Alfred Deller, as well as the increased popularity of Baroque opera and the need of male singers to replace the castrati roles in such works
 
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Re: Classical music thread...

April 5th, 2017, 3:05 pm

I'm with t4a, I thought countertenor was to tenor as counterterror was to terror, or as counterpoint was to point.

I googled "countertenor"
In the second half of the 20th century, there was great interest in and renewed popularity of the countertenor voice, partly due to pioneers such as Alfred Deller, as well as the increased popularity of Baroque opera and the need of male singers to replace the castrati roles in such works
So - I have 3 tickets for this evening - anyone in London want them?
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Re: St Matthews Passion London Tonight

April 5th, 2017, 4:37 pm

I have three tickets for tonights performance of St Matthews Passion at St Johns Smith Square. At the last minute I cannot go - wife is unwell, brother in law had to travel.
Ian Bostridge is singing the Evangelist part, if you know who he is you'll know he's an internationally famous tenor/counter-tenor.
Anyone who wants the tickets can have them - not bothered about cash just hate them not used.
Reply or PM me if interested.
Return tickets Amsterdam - London included?
I think Kata might be interested.
Thanks, but nobody has time to go with me. I hope your wife will get better soon.
 
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Re: Classical music thread...

April 5th, 2017, 4:44 pm

I'm with t4a, I thought countertenor was to tenor as counterterror was to terror, or as counterpoint was to point.

I googled "countertenor"
In the second half of the 20th century, there was great interest in and renewed popularity of the countertenor voice, partly due to pioneers such as Alfred Deller, as well as the increased popularity of Baroque opera and the need of male singers to replace the castrati roles in such works
I think you're right. A counter-tenor often sings a counter-melody/accompaniment to the tenor's lead melody. It is in general a higher voice than tenor, while on other occasions contra-/counter- indicate lower pitch, e.g. contralto, counter-octave, contrabass.
 
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Re: Classical music thread...

April 5th, 2017, 4:48 pm

I'm with t4a, I thought countertenor was to tenor as counterterror was to terror, or as counterpoint was to point.

I googled "countertenor"
In the second half of the 20th century, there was great interest in and renewed popularity of the countertenor voice, partly due to pioneers such as Alfred Deller, as well as the increased popularity of Baroque opera and the need of male singers to replace the castrati roles in such works
I think you're right. A counter-tenor often sings a counter-melody/accompaniment to the tenor's lead melody. It is in general a higher voice than tenor, while on other occasions contra-/counter- indicate lower pitch, e.g. contralto, counter-octave, contrabass.
Makes sense!

So, counter-terrorism works by creating a higher level of terror.
 
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Re: Classical music thread...

April 5th, 2017, 10:36 pm

RIP music halls
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July 14th, 2017, 8:19 pm

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Re: Classical music thread...

March 10th, 2018, 7:38 pm

@Vier letzte Lieder again. I went to listen to Diana Damrau performing them at Southbank Centre last week. It was the first time I heard her live. Based on the recordings my expectations were high, but she still beat them. I can't remember hearing something as beautiful coming from a human being in my life, and it wasn't even the full vocal and dramatic skillset she's famous for. Only songbirds achieve such purity, resolution and range with such lightness :-) At the same time she could provide the artistic interpretation which accommodated for her massive technique. In my heart she discrowned Schwartzkopf. If you have a chance to see her singing, definitely go.
 
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March 10th, 2018, 8:01 pm

She sings like a nightingale. 
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May 21st, 2018, 2:36 pm

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May 22nd, 2018, 1:38 pm

The best piece of music ever. I have chills every time I hear it
 
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May 22nd, 2018, 2:09 pm

I have chills ..
.. they're multiply'n
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