Thursday, November 06, 2008

Top Brass

I've probably said this before, but the Philadelphia Orchestra really does have the most exquisite brass and woodwind sections - the sheer glory of which was on full display tonight as the Orchestra gave a truly stirring rendition of Mahler's 5th under the inspired baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. That duet between horn and cello in the third movement brought tears to my eyes, and it was all I could to keep from laughing out loud at the opening of the fifth movement - the instruments bantering amongst each other, then soaring triumphantly into song.


Unmana said...
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Falstaff said...

unmana: Finding an e-mail address shouldn't be hard - it's right there on the sidebar, between statcounter and recent reads. At least it should be.

And that was a short stint as a contributor, wasn't it? Care to tell us why you're quitting?