Jingly jangaly time. One thoroughly noisy Hélène Grimaud. Bing, bang, bosh. No, more beautiful, sounds. Requires seeing her countenance whimper joy, fingers dancing. Hélène, attacks the piano. I gasp. Dangerous and breath away.
Enveloping strings, coming back under themselves, surging and groaning like old men. Winds raining down…
There’s me going off on.
Woman has a concert review. An excuse (?) to share her on Brahms One below from a decade or so. About all I can stand hearing. Find. Somewhat because of the need for gravitas.
Will do as did last year (might inc. re-posts) and report o’classical over the holy-days. Play as I post.
Them strings... (and don't forget to whap up the HD setting):
MassLive: BOSTON - The music or the musicians?
What makes a great classical music concert?
You need to have captivating music for a memorable concert.
But you also need musicians performing at their peak for a transcendent performance.
Unfortunately, it's sometimes difficult for most concerts to combine both elements - compelling compositions and inspired performances.
On Saturday at Boston's Symphony Hall, pianist Helene Grimaud and the Boston Symphony Orchestra hit the bullseye. These amazing musicians gave a concert for the ages featuring Brahms and a new composition by Eric Nathan under the direction of conductor Andris Nelsons.
Maybe it was the music. Maybe it was their passionate performances. Maybe it's because this week's and next week's concerts featuring Brahms music are being recorded for potential release on the BSO's recording label, BSO Classics. Maybe it was because of some magical, mystical forces floating through the air of Symphony Hall. All I know is Saturday's concert ranks up there as one of the most memorable and pleasurable performances I have ever attended.