February 04, 2005

Gratuitous Musickal Posting (TM)

(I can see you making faces, Bill.)

A nice thing about having the house to myself while I clean up is that I can turn all the radios on and listen to music as I pass from room to room.

A little while ago, the Voice of Brussels was playing that perennial warhorse, Rhespigi's "The Birds". I fail to see why this piece is so damned popular. Sure, the orchestrations of the music of Rameau and the others is pleasant enough, but Rhespigi's own ritornello makes me twitch - it's too long, it's bloody boring and conductors always milk the ritard at the end for every last drop of soupiness. To me, the trade off isn't really worth it.

I mean, what gives?

Posted by Robert at February 4, 2005 02:36 PM

Ok, the last time you talked about "mushy ... movements," and now you're talking about "milking ritards." I haven't quite figured out what you Llamas are up to, but I'm pretty sure that it's unseemly.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at February 4, 2005 04:10 PM

And what manner of abomination is "The Voice of Brussels?" Is that the EU equivalent of "The Mouth of Sauron?"

Posted by: The Colossus at February 4, 2005 05:16 PM

Now I have this vision of Linda Wortheimer and Nina Totenburg with flames coming out of their eye-sockets and nostrils.

Posted by: Robert the LB at February 5, 2005 12:03 AM
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