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Sunday, March 18, 2007

symphony catch-up #3

The most recent MSO concert I attended was with Michelle SD. We had dinner at Elsa's prior to the performance. As has been our tradition for many years, we each had the Truck Garden sandwich. The concert included Haydn's Symphony No. 85 "La Reine." Haydn is nearly perfect and incredibly talented, but so devoid of emotion that he doesn't do much for me. It was easy on the ears, but not stimulating at all. Next was Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha's Wedding. Coleridge-Taylor doesn't appear much on programs these days, so it was a treat to hear one of his compositions. This particular piece was engaging and entertaining. I wouldn't want to listen to it regularly, but it was from that fin de siecle genre that I enjoy, and the super titles made it quite fun. Last was Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 "Scottish," which is a wonderful piece. Michelle and I enjoyed the evening.


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