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JLCO/LSO/Rattle – review
But these were the forces assembled under the baton of Simon Rattle for the first UK performances of Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony, given as the end point of the New York-based group's Barbican residency. This is Marsalis's Third Symphony, ...

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle EMI Classics 952 9692 ****
Simon Rattle strongly argues the case for Samale et al's newest conclusions, making an analogy with “reconstructing someone's face in surgery after an accident” and pointing out that “there is much more Bruckner here than there is Mozart in the Requiem”.

Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony/LSO/Simon Rattle, Barbican - review
Part One was devoted to Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances, a work outside my usual remit but one which showed the artistry of the LSO and its very English conductor, Sir Simon Rattle. His hairstyle was floppy but not overlong, and his baton work dynamic ...

Olympics Live Blog: Opening Ceremony
At least Simon Rattle got to take a bow instead of Mr. Bean. By making a joke, they missed an opportunity to show a billion people what a conductor does. They won't do that to the Spice Girls! 4:53 pm; by Matthew Futterman; Edit; Add a Comment. A mini ...

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vps05lfc Wiggins, Dan Craig, Simon Rattle, Mr Bean , Beatles #LiverpoolConnection

Ch_Oscar RT @Noriel_Ferrer: Lo mejor ha sido Simon Rattle. *.*

tamarakassab Espectacular presentación de Mr. Bean con Simon Rattle en la Inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012

makeithappenve Espectacular presentación de Mr. Bean con Simon Rattle en la Inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012

ConductorBen RT @nfmusic: Go go Simon Rattle and LSO! Play Ades's Asyla instead! Go renegade!

helenhamill @RoisinKielty an 80s medley and mr bean playing th pedal note in simon rattle's conducting Chariots of fire!

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MichaelAlanHunt @Claire7Carter had my crying with laughter - the ESO, conducted by Simon Rattle was almost a standing joke once

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XATANAJJAT Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Rowan Atkinson, oh my lord~ hahaha

MairocaToledo Sir Simon Rattle conduzindo o hino olimpico. Boa lembranca: a sorte de ver um concerto conduzido pelo grande maestro em Berlim #seizetheday

JuliaBramble RT @smittnbybritain: Love Simon Rattle! #openingceremony

fatdaddy9704 John Gill wrote: Hey look simon rattle flown in from his tax haven home in austria.

conwayben Sir Simon rattle and rowan Atkinson, unbelievable combo

levng Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO (feat. Mr. Bean) playing Chariots of Fire - these odd pairings just keep getting better! http://t.co/C11eRI4q

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action scene, how does it sound? by Paul Q: “Juggernaught!” one screamed. Jack turned from the tank. Across the square, from the destroyed doorway of the large building a humanoid figure emerged. Standing well over seven feet, its entire body shown with dark blue and red armor covering nearly every inch of its body. The hard steel plates ran heavy over its body, only opening slightly at some joints. Its face was encased in what could be called a gas mask merged with dome topped combat helmet, the only opening being a narrow slit for the eyes. Most of its body was concealed behind a large, pointed, serrated edge shield strapped to its left arm, in its right hand was a shrunken down version of a minigun. The monster stood for a moment, fresh blood dripping from its shield, and then it gave an inhuman roar, lowered its shield and leveled its gun from behind it. “Cover!” Jack dived down as the gun spun and began firing a torrent of rounds across the square. It swept over once before the tank fired a round. The shell hit dead on, but as the dust cleared, the juggernaught remained, crouched behind its shield, like a turtle in its shell. It roared and barreled across the square towards the tank. Jack cursed as the tanks next shot went high and the juggernaught collided with the tank. It wrenched its arms underneath the treads and with a roar, flipped the tank onto its side. “Open fire!” Jack ordered. A hundred guns began to fire on the beast, all seeming to have little, to no effect on it and its powerful armor. Jack leveled his gun and fired a grenade from his launcher. At the close range, the juggernaught stumbled. The juggernaught raised its weapon. Jack fired a quick burst, hoping to hit the opening at its neck, but the shield was in the way. Cursing he ran to the right, jumping behind an empty jeep. He knew perfectly well this thing would tear them in half if not stopped. Everyone continued to fire on the beast. Bullets rang from the armor, bouncing almost harmlessly. The beast stopped firing long enough to turn from and Jack and level its weapon on the solders. “Cover!” someone called as the minigun began tearing up the entire square. Jack stood up, firing his weapon at the small opening on the back, just above the waist. The juggernaught, jerked around, roaring and charged at Jack. He jumped back, tossing a cylindrical grenade from his belt. The juggernaught bashed the Jeep aside with its shield just as the grenade exploded. The jeep blew up, the gasoline adding to the damage. The beast was covered in flames, blood pouring from its dented armor, but it still charged Jack. He fired but the shield caught the rounds. He ducked under the slash of the shield, jumping back. As it recovered, its body jerked, Jack glanced to his right to see William with his .50, firing another round, and another. The juggernaught raised its gun at Jack, But an explosion rattled its back, then a moment later another hit knocking it flat on its face, a mix a green and red blood pouring from the armor. Two solders dropped their LAW rocket launchers and drew their rifles, advancing on the fallen beast. Everyone else followed suit. “Is it really dead?” one man asked. Simon stepped ahead of the rest, walking to the monsters body. He pressed the barrel of his shotgun inches from the monsters head and squeezed off two rounds, the juggernaught’s body jerking each time. “Now it is.” he said coldly im writing a book and here is a mjor action scene, i feel like its not that good, can anyone tell me a way to improve it.

A: It's pretty good. I was actually yearning for more to read. What is a juggernaut? 1. I would use little OR no effect 2. The juggernaut bashed the jeep...I would use he then bashed the jeep, instead of using the juggernaut again. Hope I helped!

I believe in spirits - not fermented spirits or metholated spirits - entities, ghostly apparitions, poltergies by Gypsy Whitemoon Q: things that go bump in the night and oooooh. Chains rattling at midnight and glimpses of a white hairded old lady gliding down the stairs. Strange barking in the middle of the night when you dont own a dog, the sensation of a cat brushing up against your legs and when you glance down there is nothing Voices calling your name thousands of miles away. Phantoms returning on aniversaries. Balls of light floating above your sleeping body. The murdered spirit of an avenging spectre waiting, waiting, waiting. Guests seeing a child at a dinner party, but there was a child murdered 50 years ago in that very room Scratching at your window in the dead of night, your grandfather lying in his death bed calling out to his long lost brother " I am coming Simon, I will be there" . Night nurses recounting stories of elderly people dying and calling out to those loved and long dead to help them cross over Wandering miles to a spiritualist to ask if there is any news from your long dead mother and there is Clocks stopping at the exact time a family member dies, lights eerily flicking, a familar smell or scent or odour." You heard a baby crying but where there is no baby" whispers an accent thick with age in your ear Your dreams are plagued with premonitions and waking hours are spent searching for the person you believe is there but they are not nor will be again - is it you imagination or it an apparition An angel with their wings afold praying for your child - as you cross the cold corridor to the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit You thought you saw , you thought you heard, you thought you felt, you thought that maybe it was a trick of light but was it? do you like my poem, is it interesting thanks

A: i like it - it does capture the mood and makes you think. well done

Are there any English Majors out there? by a. Q: English Composition. My portfolio is due in a couple days in which I compile a couple papers and write a three page covor/reflection paper. My professor told me my writing is sufficient, but two problems I have is I "stack" my sentences (jot as I think, and then don't really go back to mold the sentences together) and I write as if everyone knows who im talking about. I just needed a couple people to perhaps read through this paper and give me a few edits and suggestions to make it better. I thought it would be a good idea to go through here as my teacher suggested I get people who might not have read the book, but at the same time to get people who have to help out a little. Also if you notice I just "drop" quotes in with either no introduction, or adequate explanation, please let me know. Thank You! Also, It wont let me indent on the beginning lines of the paragraphs, but just judging by the space at the end of the previous sentence, you should be able to tell where the next paragraph starts. Thanks. Just email it please to: [email protected] Every year someone is going into high school, going into college, deciding what they want to do for the rest of their lives until they retire. Some decide to be doctors, some lawyers, some will open their own business. But only a few take on the risks of going into the field of justice. “Protect and serve still rattles around in the uncluttered expanse of their minds.” (568). Baltimore Police Department, where the fresh cadets walk in ready to attempt most anything with that one thought in their mind. But after years of working on the streets, and moving your way up to a homicide detective, protect and serve isn’t what it’s all about. Eventually the detectives learn to love or to hate the game. And as David Simon presents in his non-fiction depiction of the murderous people of Baltimore, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, it is noted that the detectives do eventually determine whether they love being on the streets or not. But even if putting someone behind bars, or giving the family of an eleven-year-old murdered girl closure is fun to someone, they are still serving justice no matter what. They get presented with a case that is just another mere statistic to them, but they are also presented with cases where they will work endlessly, not because it’s another clearance, but because they really do want justice served. No matter the case, if it is a murder, it means a clearance. A clearance is when a case is solved, and someone is prosecuted. Even if the man gets no time in jail, or if they put the wrong man behind bars, its still a clearance. That under a detectives name there is a case written in red, that they are hoping turns to black very soon. And when it comes to clearances, all cases must be cleared. Not only boost up their own statistics, but for all the detectives as a whole. For some detectives, they get all the luck, where they don’t have as much pressure to solve their cases as others. Like Detective Rich Garvey who is quotes to have the perfect year. “Garvey can immediately tell you out of twenty-five or twenty-six cases in which he was the primary the number of open files can be counted on one hand.” (185). With the amount of cases versus how many remain unsolved, that is good for the individual. But as it stands for the whole department was a different story. “The clearance rate –murders closed by arrest– is now 36%” (194). This for them is bad, which is why everyday in the office, the detectives wait for the phone to ring. Their usual excitement arises when they get the ridiculous domestic cases, with a witness, evidence and all. And in a short time, being on the streets of Baltimore, they can get multiple easily solved cases in one night, meaning their clearance rate goes up. One might try to argue that with the detectives solving cases solely for the clearance rate is only in the intent of their own self, rather than justice. But it’s not. When solving a case, a detective in the back of his mind is thinking about how he must solve it because he already has three open cases right now. But in the majority of his mind, he’s thinking about how he can’t wait to lock up the man who murdered another human being. Take for example the case of the little girl named Latonya Wallace. An eleven-year –old girl found raped, stabbed, and chocked and left dead in an alley. Detective Tom Pellegrini was the primary on the case. Yes, many times he did occasionally think back to the case, not as the little girl murdered, but as the open case file sitting on his desk. But more than that, he referred to the case as something he needed to solve, and although he had his doubts he still wanted to try as hard as he could, because he knew what would happen. “If the Latonya Wallace case gets down, then a child-killer has been beaten.” (242). The attitude that Pellegrini has towards that one case, is the attitude al

A: I have some crits: -Wouldn't it be more accurate to describe police and detective work as "Law Enforcement", rather than "Justice"? Especially since Law is part of justice, and you mentioned that separately in the first sentence. -It would be more effective to combine the quote and proceeding sentence into one. ex. "Fresh cadets walk into Baltmore PD ready to attempt anything as they recall John Smith's famous words, '____'." Something like that. Right now they are rather 'stacked' as your prof would say. -Make sure that book title is italicized. It probably already is, but Yahoo takes off the formatting. -The rest of the paragraph is weak. If I had this printed, I'd give it an old fashioned red-pen editing. For a start, delete all of the extraneous words and go from there. -A murder does not mean a clearance. There are thousands and thousands of unsolved murders, and thousands and thousands of unsolved crimes in general. Added: I see that you address this later on. That creates a continuity conflict; you can't say that every murder ends with a clearance, and then say that only 36% do. -"That under a detectives name there is a case written in red, that they are hoping turns to black very soon." Huh? -You have a bit of a problem starting your sentences with "and" and "but". It's okay to do that occasionally, but you've done it about four times so far. -"Like Detective Rich Garvey who is quotes to have the perfect year." Should say: "...who is quoted to have a perfect year." -This whole thing needs a good old fashioned red-pen edit. There are numerous usage errors throughout. The mistakes are too small for me to bother with in typing, but they do need to be fixed.

What do you think of the list of Australias top 100 all time favorite albums? by Adam Q: 1.Pink Floyd — Dark Side Of The Moon 2.Jeff Buckley — Grace 3.Radiohead — Ok Computer 4.The Beatles — Abbey Road 5.The Beatles — Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 6.Nirvana — Nevermind 7.Led Zeppelin — Led Zeppelin 4 8.Red Hot Chili Peppers — Blood Sugar Sex Magik 9.Meat Loaf — Bat Out Of Hell 10.U2 — The Joshua Tree 11.Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here 12.The Beatles — The Beatles - White Album 13.The Beatles — Revolver 14.Pink Floyd — The Wall 15.Radiohead — The Bends 16.Neil Diamond — Hot August Night 17.Neil Young — Harvest 18.Carole King — Tapestry 19.Pearl Jam — Ten 20.Fleetwood Mac — Rumours 21.Tool — Aenima 22.Bob Dylan — Blood On The Tracks 23.Midnight Oil — 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 24.Silverchair — Diorama 25.AC/DC — Back In Black 26.The Clash — London Calling 27.The Whitlams — Eternal Nightcap 28.Queen — A night at the Opera 29.The Pixies — Doolittle 30.Missy Higgins — The Sound Of White 31–40 31.Paul Simon — Graceland 32.Anthony Callea — Anthony Callea 33.U2 — Achtung Baby 34.David Bowie — Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars 35.Radiohead — Kid A 36.The Beatles — Rubber Soul 37.The Stone Roses — Stone Roses 38.Wolfmother — Wolfmother 39.Oasis — What's The Story Morning Glory 40.Tool — Lateralus 41.Coldplay — A Rush of Blood to the Head 42.Bob Dylan — Highway 61 43.Sex Pistols — Never Mind the Bollocks 44.Van Morrison — Astral Weeks 45.The Living End — The Living End 46.The Strokes — Is this It? 47.Silverchair — Neon Ballroom 48.The Eagles — Hotel California 49.The Smiths — The Queen Is Dead 50.You Am I — Hourly Daily 51.The Cure — Disintegration 52.Bob Dylan — Blonde On Blonde 53.Lou Reed — Transformer 54.Bruce Springsteen — Born To Run 55.Red Hot Chili Peppers — Californication 56.Metallica — Master of Puppets 57.Cat Stevens — Tea for the Tillerman 58.R.E.M — Automatic For The People 59.Muse — Absolution 60.Joni Mitchell — Blue 61.Prince — Purple Rain 62.ABBA — Arrival 63.Elton John — Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 64.Dire Straits — Brothers In Arms 65.Miles Davis — Kind of Blue 66.Cold Chisel — East 67.The Smashing Pumpkins — Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 68.The Who — Who's Next 69.Yes — Close To The Edge 70.Deep Purple — Machine Head 71.Rage Against The Machine — Rage Against The Machine 72.Green Day — American Idiot 73.Guns N Roses — Appetite For Destruction 74.INXS — Kick 75.David Bowie — Hunky Dory 76.The Smashing Pumpkins — Siamese Dream 77.Def Leppard — Hysteria 78.Foo Fighters — The Colour and The Shape 79.U2 — Rattle and Hum 80.Delta Goodrem — Innocent Eyes 81.John Farnham — Whispering Jack 82.You Am I — Hi Fi Way 83.Darren Hayes — The Tension & The Spark 84.Crowded House — Woodface 85.Live — Throwing Copper 86.Nine Inch Nails — The Downward Spiral 87.Massive Attack — Blue Lines 88.Led Zeppelin — Led Zeppelin 2 89.Mike Oldfield — Tubular Bells 90.Radio Birdman — Radios Appear 91.Ben Folds Five — Whatever and Ever Amen 92.Crowded House — Crowded House 93.Powderfinger — Vulture Street 94.The Killers — Hot Fuss 95.The Rolling Stones — Sticky Fingers 96.Silverchair — Frogstomp 97.Queens Of The Stone Age — Songs For The Deaf 98.Portishead — Dummy 99.Soundgarden — Superunknown 100.The Velvet Underground & Nico — The Velvet Underground & Nico do you think this is a good list? what albums should have made the list and what albums shouldnt have made it.What do you think the #1 should have been?

A: It is a good list but one album that should have made the list is Thriller by MJ

Guess what else I'll attempt to do? by Q: Please remember that I can only do what the House and Senate agree to. I would tell Sr. Chavez not to continue to rattle our chains; that we haven't been giving him a problem. If he keeps acting like a crazy and silly dictator that thinks he going to become the new Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and ALL of S. America, that he could possibly go the way of Che. But if he thinks the USA will allow Russian missile batteries to be installed in Venezuela, he had better start to hugely enlarge his Guardia National. Because we will not put up with his silliness. We could wipe him and his junta out within two days. I hope he and his cadre read this. We need to topple this tyrant. If he gets too arrogant, we should send our best people to eliminate this enemy.

A: I hope your doctor can adjust those meds. It must be awful when they stop working. Goldie

Best Rock Songs??????????? by Q: What do you think of my list of the best 100 rock songs ever made? These are in order: America Pie – Don McLean Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen Imagine – John Lennon Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys Respect – Aretha Franklin Layla – Derek & the Dominos Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix Hotel California – The Eagles The Show Must Go On – Queen A Day in the Life – The Beatles Riders on the Storm – The Doors My Generation – The Who Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye Papa's Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Hey Jude – The Beatles (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding A Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen Light My Fire – The Doors Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd What'd I Say – Ray Charles Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits Lola – The Kinks Tom Sawyer – Rush No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley and the Wailers That'll Be the Day – Buddy Holly and His Crickets Won't Get Fooled Again – The Who Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd Yesterday – The Beatles Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison What's Going On – Marvin Gaye Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd The Weight – The Band The Times Are-A Changin' – Bob Dylan Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac Let's Stay Together – Al Green Beast of Burden – The Rolling Stones Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana Sunshine of Your Love – Cream We Are the Champions – Queen Be My Baby – The Ronettes Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen Let It Be – The Beatles Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen Ain't Too Proud Too Beg – The Temptations Baba O'Reilly – The Who London Calling – The Clash Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets God Only Knows – The Beach Boys When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge Behind Blue Eyes – The Who Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young California Girls – The Beach Boys Somebody To Love – Queen The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers Stand By Me – Ben E. Kind Louie Louie – The Kingsmen Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival Free Fallin' – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers The Tracks of My Tears – The Miracles Dancing in the Street – Martha and the Vandellas Landslide – Fleetwood Mac Black – Pearl Jam Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Jimi Hendrix Blowin' in the Wind – Bob Dylan Superstition – Stevie Wonder I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown Everyday People – Sly and the Family Stone White Room – Cream Nights in the White Satin – The Moody Blues Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran I Get Around – The Beach Boys Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen Jeremy – Pearl Jam Rock and Roll – Led Zeppelin Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel You Can't Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones Mr. Tambourine Man – The Byrds House of the Rising Sun – The Animals Heroes – David Bowie My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) - Neil Young All Right Now – Free Shake, Rattle, and Roll – Big Joe Turner Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes More Than A Feelin' – Boston Slow Ride – Foghat 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

A: Good list. But too obvious. Stubb (A Dub) - Mr. Bungle Bleed - Meshuggah In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson

Is this rhyme a rhyme?............./\/\/\/\/\/\/\? by . Q: Amos Turn left on the first road It's about a half mile on Belonged to Amos McGinnis Murdered in eighteen sixty-one Yeah, everyone knows the story About his young nephew, Sonny Couldn't wait for Amos to die So hungry he was for his money Amos and his ol' dapple grey (He called him Handy Dan) Would go off with the wagon And be gone for weeks on end The slow rattle on the road Sign that Amos had returned And his wagon filled to brim With what others would'a burned But ol' Amos had a passion For that labyrinth with no end That crazy, useless barn He added to again and again Off he'd go to find more wood To add yet another another stall Only to fill it with more stuff That was junk from wall to wall Then come the poker game That sealed the poor man's fate Sonny beat Simon McCowl Pair of Aces beat Simon's eights Then Sonny started crowing As was his natural, nasty ways Simon said, "You're a treasure Like at your Uncle's place!" Simon was talking 'bout the barn But Sonny misunderstood Two days later Amos was dead Sonny got the gallows and a hood. The old place was sold as was To the McCallisters as you know And was you ancesters, you say? Found the treasure in the bones? Wormy chestnut, mahogany Are a couple I recall Teakwood, birch and cherry Rosewood, cypress and all No doubt Amos knew his stuff Hardly any plain wood found And furniture made from it Now treasured the world around. Jazz, please post it here; I can't seem to find it. Thx Edit: I'm trying an experiment and have carried on the story in my latest submission. Give her a look & see what ya think. I'm being led to write more on this, so I'll have to see where it takes me...

A: This rhyme is very much a rhyme I have a pice of furniture made from an old barn I'm going to go home and ask it some questions

Looking for MASSIVE beats? by Ben C Q: Hey I'm looking for some songs with massive beats, the ones that almost overwhelm you. Songs like "Boom Bye Yeah" by Sean Price and "Simon Says" by Pharoahe Monche being a couple of examples. Anyone know of any beats that will rattle my brain when I'm listening to them? Thanks! PS Don't say Lil Wayne,TI,Flo Rida,50 cent etc. etc.

A: check nwa songs like dopeman. rick ross' maybach music ft jay-z also has a pretty nice beat despite of the lyrics. Quit Hatin' The South from ugk has an awesome beat and awesome lyrics.

Why not vote for Sanjaya with me and millions others? by Brooke B B Q: The only way to get Idol to change is to rattle its foundation and votefortheworst, that is Sanjaya. It will be fun! An added plus: SIMON SAID HE WOULD QUIT if Sanjaya wins....Lets call his bluff. VOTE FOR SANJAYA! Or should I have said "myself and millions of others?" Oh well you all should get the point

A: Im with ya

What are your favorite endings in classical music? by ThaSchwab Q: As in, to a piece? The most energetic, the saddest, the most clever? I, for one, love the final three chords of Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Minor. They create the perfect harmonious end to any piece. For example, the best rendition is Vadim Repin and Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGhIa3eetQI I also believe the finale of Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 to be rather nice, especially if the trumpets play it well (both the finale and the first movement). By the finale and first movement, I mean the entire orchestra, not just the trumpets.

A: Beethoven's Symphny No. 5 , AMAZING finale ending. Tchaikovsky , Piano concerto No. 1 , 1st mov ending. Rachmaninov , piano concertos 2 & 3 , finale endings. Dvorak , Symphony No. 9 , Finale ending.

Who will win the Grammy 4 Best Orchestral Performance? by The Glorious S.O.B. Q: Here are the nominees: "Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique" Simon Rattle, conductor (Susan Graham; Berliner Philharmoniker) "Bruckner: Symphony No. 5" Benjamin Zander, conductor (Philharmonia Orchestra) "Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé" James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus) "Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15" Valery Gergiev, conductor (Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre) "Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4" Antoni Wit, conductor (Jan Krzysztof Broja, Ewa Marczyk & Marek Marczyk; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra) The 52nd Grammys take place 1/31 on CBS.

A: I'm a Bruckner fan, so I hope Zander wins

Which is the best version of 'The Lark Ascending' ... ? by Lady Silver Rose * Wolf Q: Hello :) I'd like to get a copy of 'The Lark Ascending' by Ralph Vaughan-Williams to add to my music collection {having heard it used in a TV documentary}, but there are so many versions that I don't know which one to buy. So, I would appreciate the opinions of those of you familiar with this piece, as to which version is generally regarded as 'best'. So far I have come across : Nigel Kennedy/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle 17:35 David Nolan/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley 14:50 Hugh Bean/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult 14:42 London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green 6:38 - edit?! I don't know if it was any of these used on the programme ~ "The RAF at 90" ~ but it *might* have been the Nigel Kennedy version. Thank you for your help :) ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ An answer... finally, an answer...! MusicFan : {{{HUG}}} I've bought the Nigel Kennedy version, but I'll try the other two as well, and the one you mentioned :) ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ "My Questions" and my e-mail tell me there is a second answer on here ~ Seth ~ but when ever I access the actual question page, I can't see it!

A: Hi Silver, Speaking for myself, I'd be interested in hearing the Nolan and Bean interpretations. I have a CD with Sarah Chang soloing with the London Philharmonic Orch. (LPO)/Bernard Haitink - which is very good, but my gut feeling is that the overall sound & feel of the Boult and Handley versions may be better. I've got other V-W cd's in my collection, and one featuring Boult conducting (Job: a Masque for Dancing, paired with Partita for Double String Orchestra) is excellent listening: the remastered sound is of a very high standard, with good balance between sections. As an aside, I've got a Chandos CD of Bryden Thomson conducting the LPO in V-W's In the Fen Country, Norfolk Rhapsody, Tallis Fantasia, and 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus - that remains my all-time-favorite V-W cd. Gorgeous, heart-achingly beautiful, with an extraordinary sort of dignity to it. Don't know if it's out of print, but if you don't already have those V-W pieces on CD by all means acquire them! Edit: Just checked the Haitink CD, and the timing is 13:33. BTW, on this disc, Lark is paired with Symphony # 5 and the Norfolk Rhapsody. A nice combo, though I'm not convinced Haitink is a great interpreter of V-W.

Who will win the Grammy 4 Best Choral Performance? by The Glorious S.O.B. Q: The nominees are... "O'Regan, Tarik: Threshold of Night" Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Company of Strings; Company of Voices & Conspirare) "Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works" Charles Bruffy, conductor (Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Bach Choir) "Symphony of Psalms" Sir Simon Rattle, conductor; Simon Halsey, chorus master (Berliner Philharmoniker; Rundfunkchor Berlin) "Szymanowski, Karol: Stabat Master" Antoni Wit, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, chorus master (Jaroslaw Brek, Iwona Hossa, & Ewa Marciniec; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir) "Tippett: A Child of Our Time" Colin Davis, conductor; Joseph Cullen, chorus master (Steve Davislim, Mihoko Fujimura, Matthew Rose, & Indra Thomas; London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus)

A: Hopefully Bruffy - I've seen his choirs twice this season and they are fantastic.

Brahms or Mozart? by Barbra Streisand Lover Q: I have a chance to either get Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (with Simon Rattle, Dorothea Roschmann, and Thomas Quasthoff) or Mozart Arias (Magdalena Kozena, Simon Rattle) on CD. Which one should I get?

A: Even though I am a huge Brahms fan, I gotta go with the Mozart, simply because it's easier listening. The German Requiem needs to be listened to a number of times before you begin to understand and appreciate it. The Mozart you get and enjoy right away.

What are their names? by Jing Q: I would like to know the names of the 2 female pianists who had perform in Berlin with Sir Simon Rattle.

A: idk

beethoven symphonies by MARTHA A Q: what do you think about the Simon Rattle Beethoven symphony Cycle from the Vienna Philharmonic? how about the ninth in that set. I would like general opinions on them dealing with the symphonies in the set.

A: Oh, bravo. Yes, Martha A? Great music to celebrate over. I enjoyed all of the seventh symphony. Check out, from YouTube, Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 part 4....

What instrument is being used in track #5? by jingle Q: http://www.lala.com/#album/576742227538804455/Sir_Simon_Rattle/Messiaen:_Turangal%C3%AEla_Symphony,_etc.

A: Ondes Martenot Its an early (1928) electronic instrument. Here is a connect to the Wikipedia aricle on the instrument ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ondes_martenot Here's a short informative youtube clip by a master Ondes Martenot virtuoso ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9UBjrUjwo (You might be interested too, in the Theremin.) Ondes Martenot, Invented by a Frenchman (Mr. Martenot), was beloved by Messiaen. The instrument has a prominent role in the Turangalila Symphony, including in at least the second and fourth movements, although in these two 'Chants d'Amour' its use is more subtly integrated in the overall orchestral fabric. There is a prominent part for it in Messiaen's Trois Petites Liturgies pour la Presence Divine [ a very beautiful piece, there is a fine budget re-release recording available on Sony Classical, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic. ] I believe the Maestro also composed a concerto for four (4 !) Ondes Martenot. The instrument was also used by other composers around the same time, mainly French, Andre Jolivet being one. Best regards.

Who are your favorite conductors, past and present? by Q: Why? Just to name a few: Carlos Kleiber, Bernard Haitink, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Sergiu Celibidache, Seiji Ozawa, Arturo Toscanini... and sure, Herbert Karajan.

A: Sad news indeed about Ozawa. I hope the treatment works for him. Some of my favourite conductors from the past: Karel Ančerl Adrian Boult André Cluytens Edward Downes Mark Ermler Vernon Handley Eugen Jochum Rudolf Kempe István Kertész Carlos Kleiber Kirill Kondrashin Igor Markevitch Pierre Monteux Yevgeny Mravinsky Fritz Reiner Kurt Sanderling Constantin Silvestri Yevgeny Svetlanov Václav Talich Osmo Vänska Gunther Wand Some of my favourite conductors from the present: Claudio Abbado Marin Alsop John Axelrod Jiří Bělohlávek Herbert Blomstedt Riccardo Chailly Robert Craft Colin Davis Christoph von Dohnányi Charles Dutoit Mark Elder Vladimir Fedoseyev Daniele Gati Gianluigi Gelmetti Bernard Haitink (live) Neeme Järvi Dmitri Kitaenko David Lloyd-Jones Charles Mackerras Libor Pešek Vassily Petrenko Simon Rattle Donald Runnicles Michael Schønwandt Mark Wigglesworth Johannes Wildner Antoni Wit NO Karajan (can't stand his over-sleek, technicolour, sanitised, egocentric style).

Beethoven's symphonies - which versions would you recommmend? by Andrew J Q: i have the simon rattle symphony cycle (with the vpo) and really like the third and ninth but not sure about the rest. Could those in the know give their recommendations for past versions that do it for them? classical is not my major area of musical knowledge so i'd appreciate advice from the initiated. personally i go for a warm, vibrant sound with some subtlety and contrast.

A: For me, nobody beats George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra. The sound is impeccable, and the interpretations are all agreeable, retaining the best of the 'golden age' interpretations of the early 1900s without any of the wild excesses those conductors would take without sacrificing current, informed standards of the newer cycles. They're still old enough, however, that they have an almost LP-like 'glow' of blended sound-- none of the close-up fluorescent spotlight sound that, in my opinion, is a weakness of many recent recordings. Hearing a recording will never be the same as a performance, no matter how faithfully each detail of sound is reproduced, so I feel it's useless to try. The Szell/Cleveland set strikes the right balance between picking up detail and blending the sounds into a whole. And, again, as far as his interpretations, there is nothing to fault; on par as a set with those of Karajan, Toscanini and Furtwangler, bested only perhaps by Bernstien in a few individual symphonies.

Where to find DVD recording Berlin Phil/Simon Rattle's Carmina Burana? by saulgoodman1948 Q: i have viewed this clip on youtube. http://youtube.com/watch?v=3O7SpmZ2FNs i was wondering if any companies sell the DVD recording to it? i have searched amazon and B&N but couldnt find it. thanks!

A: thank you for the link to that wonderful powerful performance! Incredible. Gave me goosebumps. Love that piece! Here is your link to the recording! http://www.amazon.com/Orff-Carmina-Burana-Christian-Gerhaher/dp/B0006IRMXY Brian

who is Simon Rattle? by Leonard B Q:

A: Sir Simon Denis Rattle, CBE OL (born January 19, 1955) is an English conductor. He rose to prominence as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and is currently principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Rattle has conducted a wide variety of music, including some with period instruments (musical instruments contemporary with the music being played), but he is best known for his interpretations of early 20th century composers such as Mahler, with a recording of Mahler's Second Symphony winning several awards on its release and being regarded by some as Rattle's finest recording to date. He has also championed much contemporary music. His meticulous realization of some of the great Romantic works has forged a somewhat intense style. This is exemplified in his new cycle of the Beethoven Symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic – although the orchestral playing is recognisably Viennese, there is a noticeable 'period-instrument' quality to the sound. His newest recordings with the Berlin orchestra have, on the whole, been favourably received, notably his recordings of the Dvorak tone poems and Debussy's La Mer. The Gramophone Magazine praised the latter as a 'magnificent disc' and drew favourable comparisons with interpretations of the piece by Rattle's immediate predecessors, Claudio Abbado and Herbert von Karajan. He has also worked with the world famous Toronto Children's Chorus.

What do you think of Simon Rattle? by Alex Q: A lot of people don't like him and I don't understand why. What do you think of him? It's a couple of my music teachers that don't like him and as well as other people from other websites.

A: Every single conductor on the planet will have his/her detractors - it's just real life. I know some people who knock Simon Rattle (oh, yes there are some out there who dislike him), but his pedigree speaks for itself. During his years with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra achieved world-class standards and recognition - a quality it maintains to this day through the shrewd and knowledgeable appointment of Rattle's successors. He has recently had his contract renewed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (let's use the English name, shall we?). This orchestra, one of the top five (three? two?) in the world, can have any conductor they like. Believe me, they wouldn't put up with Rattle if he weren't any less than first class. I don't like everything Rattle does (but I don't like everything ANY conductor does) and he's not equally good at everything (NO conductor is), but he is definitely one of the world's best conductors.

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