Friday, February 22, 2008

This one's for JohnieB

who has a boo-boo on his Jupiter, and NO (Eileen! PJ! Stop it right here!) that is not a euphemism for anything, see the Comments section in the post below and go listen to some Jerry Garcia -- or to this:

Jupiter Symphony Part I (Rudolf Barshai conducting -- never heard of him, should I have?)

Jupiter Symphony Part II

Jupiter Symphony Part III

Jupiter Symphony Part IV

Jupiter Symphony Part V

(JohnieB, I have no idea whether you were talking about three inches into the symphony on vinyl or on CD, so I'm posting the whole blessed piece.)

And this, because it's just one movement but it's with Jeffrey Tate and the English Chamber Orchestra and it's delicious to listen to and a hoot to watch. Love those woodwinds. And Maestro Tate's hands and facial expressions.


johnieb said...

Three minutes. Minutes of Latitude/ Longitude were abbreviated ' and " the last time I knew. OCICBW.

Gorsh, thanks.

johnieb said...

Oooo, that was nice. There was also a video of Karl Boehm leading the VPO: fascinating to watch him crouch and hop, but also often deadpan, barely moving his baton.

I didn't know Barshai, but I thought it good. Now for the other one.

Anonymous said...

Rudolf Barshai was the leader back in the 60s-70s of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, a small band of a dozen or more strings etc. and back in the day they were hot hot HOT. (I still treasure my lp of them playing the Bartók Divertimento on one side and Vivaldi on the other. Not very stylish doing baroque but fire in the belly definitely.) Cheers.

Sir Francis

johnieb said...

Thank you, Sir Francis