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Jul 2, 2023 at 12:28 PM Post #125,461 of 135,795
That's a nice on. But there are numerous recordings nowadays that do Vivaldi in that leaner, more rhythmic way. It started with Trevor Pinnock, but it really went more rhythmic and dynamic with the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, I still think their four seasons is the best one, not the prettiest though.
Actually, this way of performing Vivaldi has become the mainstream.
Far to many recordings of the 4 seasons out there... Two that caught my interest lately are these (the first one admittedly an older one)
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Jul 2, 2023 at 12:42 PM Post #125,462 of 135,795
On todays menu:
Julian Cope
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King Krule
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And cannot get enough of this guys Trio atm (their second last release, the latest is as brilliant...)
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Jul 2, 2023 at 1:01 PM Post #125,463 of 135,795
On todays menu:
Julian Cope
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King Krule
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And cannot get enough of this guys Trio atm (their second last release, the latest is as brilliant...)
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Where is that cover of 'Kilimanjaro' from? That's totally different from the US and UK versions I've got....
 
Jul 2, 2023 at 1:25 PM Post #125,465 of 135,795
I probably saw he Tubes perform 50 times over the years. These clips capture their spectacle.


Living in San Francisco, I've seen 'em a whole lot of times since 1973, but nowhere near 50!

Here's a few snapshots I got at a couple of shows....
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From Bimbo's 365 Club, 1974.

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From their week-long engagement at the Paramount Theater in Oakland in 1975, I think - it's when 'Don't Touch Me There', which Fee and Re are singing in this photo, was getting to be a hit....
 
Jul 2, 2023 at 1:39 PM Post #125,466 of 135,795
Living in San Francisco, I've seen 'em a whole lot of times since 1973, but nowhere near 50!
I did sound for about a dozen clubs around the Bay Area in the 80's and early 90's. 50 Tubes shows might be an exaggeration but I worked for them so many times I had their various set lists memorized. :)
 
Jul 2, 2023 at 1:47 PM Post #125,468 of 135,795
That's a great shot. Did you work for BGP?
Thank you! No, I didn't, though I went to plenty of gigs, obviously. I was with the Banana Records chain from '75 - '77, and at All Records Service wholesaler in Oakland from '78 - '84. I had friends who worked for BGP, though.
But during those years, I got into most shows with free tickets and sometimes drinks and backstage passes, and in the 70's, no Bay Area venue cared about bringing camera gear into concerts - they were only concerned with tape recorders back then.
 
Jul 2, 2023 at 1:50 PM Post #125,469 of 135,795
I did sound for about a dozen clubs around the Bay Area in the 80's and early 90's. 50 Tubes shows might be an exaggeration but I worked for them so many times I had their various set lists memorized. :)
No doubt we've been at many of the same shows around here!
 
Jul 2, 2023 at 2:04 PM Post #125,470 of 135,795
Where is that cover of 'Kilimanjaro' from? That's totally different from the US and UK versions I've got....
That is the cover from the latest 'deluxe edition' and a former 12'' I guess. Far nicer than the usual one imo :)
 
Jul 2, 2023 at 2:13 PM Post #125,471 of 135,795
Have you listened to this? It's actually quite good.
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That's a nice on. But there are numerous recordings nowadays that do Vivaldi in that leaner, more rhythmic way. It started with Trevor Pinnock, but it really went more rhythmic and dynamic with the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, I still think their four seasons is the best one, not the prettiest though.
Actually, this way of performing Vivaldi has become the mainstream.

Far to many recordings of the 4 seasons out there... Two that caught my interest lately are these (the first one admittedly an older one)
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Many good "Four Seasons" recordings out there for sure. Not a big fan of Nigel Kennedy rendition I'm afraid, but both Il Giardino Armonico and (especially) Pinnock are among my favourites.

Need to check that Carmignola. I have one with the Venice Baroque Orchestra recorded in 1999.

A couple ones "out of the box" that you probably already know:

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Vivaldi used "Spring" first movement in both the opening Sinfonia and the first chorus of this delightful opera.

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The minimalist recomposed version of Max Richter. You love it or hate it. I love it...
 
Jul 2, 2023 at 2:17 PM Post #125,472 of 135,795
No doubt we've been at many of the same shows around here!
I was moved the the North Bay Area in '79 courtesy of the Navy and got out of the military in '84. So between 79 and 84 I attended tons of shows in the City and the EBay, and after 84 I moved to San Jo and started working shows. I was on the stage audio crew for BGP at GAMH, Shoreline, The Greek and Concord Pavilion, and worked freelance at places like One Step Beyond in Santa Clara and Slim's in the City. I also did a lot of work at various San Jose spots like Laundry Works, Cactus Club, Blank Club and a bunch of other joints. I also did some studio work for 415 Records and was a video producer for CMC and sold a few music videos including for Robert Seidler, Digital Underground, Marty Balin and the thrash band Forbidden. So yea, we likely crossed paths along the way. :)
 
Jul 2, 2023 at 2:18 PM Post #125,473 of 135,795
Another winner from Robin Ticciati. Yes even Brahms fairs very well with a smaller orchestra, These are excellent performances. I like them better than Chailly's praised recording. Chailly drives them with too much force, almost like a Georg Solti-light. A constant passionate energy that wears me completely out. Ticciati is more like a younger, lighter on his feet and more transparent Charles Mackerras, a recording I love.
A reason why this smaller orchestra works well in Ticciati's recording may well because they recorded the high strings (violins) very well, they have lots of presence so you may mistake them as a full string section. Andrew Manze, in his excellent recording on CPO has a bigger string section, but the high strings curiously sound thinner at times. Only in symphony no. 4 you clearly notice that Ticciati's string section is small, for this symphony too small in my opinion. I like Manze better here, but still not that great, for me symphony no. 4 needs a traditional sized orchestra. Overall Manze and Ticciati are very similar in their approach. In some parts I like Ticciati better, the quiet passages get chamber music like attention and detail, solo instruments have a bit more personality. In the more dynamic parts I prefer Manze, the sound is generally more full-bodied.
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