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In Reply to: RE: Petty? posted by josh358 on May 22, 2020 at 18:51:03
so be it.
What's your problem?
Oh, fuck off, E-Stat. I'm going to bed, and I suggest you do the same. Have cheery thoughts!
Words and concepts have a particular meaning.
Not sure why you have difficulty accepting reality.
Sorry, Ralph, but I think my meaning was quite clear -- this is not some microphones and a couple of J arrays. Now you may object nonetheless to what Gabriel has done, fine. But quibbling over my word choices is a waste of time, as they have nothing whatsoever to do with the point I was making.
But quibbling over my word choices is a waste of time
Any time you introduce speakers adding to the content - regardless of the *quality*, it is necessarily sound reinforcement.
If some like that artifice, that's fine by me.
I would go elsewhere.
That's great if you have elsewhere to go.
We aren't talking Lincoln Center here.
which could (likely) be better once you introduce electronics and speakers into the mix.
Take your pick. I choose live unamplified music. Leave sound reinforcement to rock concerts. ;)
One thing I learned from talking to Wendell this afternoon -- the large ensemble 1812 Overture potboiler stuff is needed if a small orchestra is to survive, because that's what brings in the audiences. This then allows the orchestra to play music like Mozart and Bach that is within its natural scope.
I agree despite my post Give Gabriel a shot....I am sure he is on the side of music....The one caveat is that larger orchestra's will adopt in this savage environment with less cause. ANOTHER fear is this system will lead to less donor support...I AM HEARING TERRIBLE VIBES IN NYC about musics future...110 piece orchestra may be a thing of the past.
LASTLY, BABe RUTH got the Span flu twice In 1918 and 1919 teams played but half their games But I cannot imagine the MET OPERA or NYPO playing at all. WILL anyone show up at a concert hall in my age category 65+ ?
I sincerely hope that doesn't happen -- but imagine that if it does, it will be a matter of dire necessity.
All arts organizations are severely challenged now, and while I doubt that the Met or the Philharmonic will disappear, some less favored ensembles may suffer the fate of the New York City Opera.
I think the most important thing here is to keep what we can alive.
Despair for me. I love musicians and OPERA...It would be hard to find a reason to live in NYC
DO you know MET and CH functioned in the 1918-19 pandemic and even Broadway Professional baseball lost 6 players in 2 years to the flu. I am bewildered.
I seem to remember you saying something about going into the City years ago. :-)
I didn't know that. I do know that some cities closed down then, and some didn't, and the ones that did ended up with a lower death rate. Part of the problem is that, apparently, the government suppressed news of the epidemic because they were afraid it would interfere with the war effort.
If you want to see something scary, check this out:
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