Sunday 17 June 2007

My first classical concert in a long time, and it was my long time friend and music afficionado Rémi Louis who invited me to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to hear Mariss Jansons conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony in a quite stunning program: Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and Brahms’ second symphony. Quite oddly, I had never heard Zarathustra in concert. I realize that it’s seldom performed and requires a brilliant orchestra to do it justice. And the Bavarian Radio Symphony certainly more than rose up to the challenge tonight. We were sitting on the eighth row and the orchestra’s luscious sound literally electrified my atoms!

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