Friday, February 01, 2008

While waiting Sunday

Enjoying a cigar before the 2nd Viennese School concert with the Met Chamber Ensemble, I saw the Fort Worth Symphony loading up their equipment from their concert.
My Sunday night was wonderful, with out of this world playing by all involved. I still think eighth blackbird owns Pierrot Lunaire, but this reading was wonderful in its own ways as well, just not the staged virtuosity and complexity that 8bb gives.
The pairing of chamber works by Berg, Webern and Schoenberg was brilliant with Levine, either directing or playing - he was sublime and completely in his element.

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