MusingMuso Posted September 11, 2005 Share Posted September 11, 2005 My words, the BBC may position their microphones in such a way that the organ is reduced in effect, but the "Last night of the Proms" certainly didn't disappoint, apart from the obvious compression in the volume levels. The old girl sounded in splendid voice with rock-steady wind, and the way she rang out over the top of the BBC Symphony Orchestra / Chorus and 5,000 people, with the pedal reeds trampling over everything like a bull elephant, was quite extraordinary! My loudspeakers enjoyed their annual "outing" and the neighbours asked me, this morning, if I had enjoyed the concert!! I think it calls for an additional "Hip-hip - Hurray!" to John Mander and everyone involved in the work at the RAH. Wasn't the Rodriguez guitar-concerto simply magnificent? Watching John Williams play the guitar is an essay in economy of effort and flawless technique, backed by super musicianship. It took me right back to one of the top six musical moments of my life, when I heard Segovia live in Spain. It just doesn't come better than this! MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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