[78-L] ...and what about non-opera classical?

Kristjan Saag saag at telia.com.invalid
Sun Mar 22 04:54:52 PDT 2015

And the musical equivalent to test cricket?
Would it be the full Niebelungen Ring, perhaps?
Or, taken into account the perceived boredom of a five day-long test 
match: John Cages "As SLow aS Possible", which is currently played on 
the Cage-Organ in Halberstadt in Germany and is scheduled to end in the 
year 2640?
You can listen to it here...
...or watch The Ashes between England and Australia, starting on 8th July.


On 2015-03-22 03:55, Rodger Holtin wrote:
> Opera and Baseball are very much alike; 45 minutes of heart-pounding action
> crammed into only three and a half hours.  Sometimes it gets strenuous.  I
> listen to both on the radio and sometimes it's a tough choice, but there was
> no Lions game today because it is spring break so I heard Manon from the
> Met.
> Listening to opera on 78s is a lot like the sports wrap up on the late news
> - all the home runs and triple plays boiled down to four minutes, which is
> ideally suited to my attention span anyway.
> Non-opera classical?  Today on the Collector's Corner portion of my
> otherwise-loosely-formatted "big band" show I played Paderewski and
> Kreisler.  Nobody complained - yet.
> Rodger
> For best results use Victor Needles
> -----Original Message-----
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> Yeah, serves to separate it from A Shakespeare Play where the stabbed guy
> starts reciting verses.
> Kristjan
> On 2015-03-20 19:38, Julian Vein wrote:
>> On 20/03/15 14:03, Joe Salerno wrote:
>>> I regard opera as the prior day equivalent of a motion picture. Singing,
>>> dancing, drama, comedy, lighting, fights, loving, intrigue, good guys,
>>> bad guys, music....only dif is that opera is live, when presented that
>>> way. A recording brings it even closer to a film.
>>> Joe Salerno
>> ==============
>> Definition of opera: It's when a guy gets stabbed in the back, and
>> instead of dying starts singing!
>>         Julian Vein
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