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Next Project - Thaxted from Gustav Holst's Jupiter
Next international group project will be - Gustav Holst - The Planets Op.32 Jupiter - Thaxted
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December 9, 2014 - 8:07 pm
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Sorry I missed this one. I just saw the North Valley Symphony Orchestra from the Phoenix area perform "The Planets". I loved it. They had a big screen above the orchestra showing many pictures of the planets and their moons. I haven't had a chance to listen to the recording. I look forward to that next time I log in here.



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Hope you can join us on the next one. :)

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March 5, 2019 - 7:26 am
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Fiddlerman said

With your concertmaster's hat on, Pierre, and bearing in mind that all the violins are expected to bow in the same direction for visual effect, what is your view on the visual effect of the cellists' rocking from side to side like that? I've never noticed it before, but it may be that I wasn't observant enough. I find it very distracting. I apologise for my 500th post being so nit-picky!


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I like it but not in every occasion. Perhaps best on Viennese waltz's for example.

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Not specifically violin related - but connected to the topic - The original Broadwood piano as used by Holst when composing the Planets Suite has been restored by its makers, Broadwood, and is to be played in a special performance.  There was some good coverage on the BBC of the restoration, but sadly, not a lot to be found on the internet other than occasional details -

Unfortunately the performance is tomorrow, June 14, so it's a bit late for me to start making travel arrangements, but with tickets in range from UK Sterling £3 to £10 - what's not to like ?

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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