Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shostakovitch, Xostakóvitch

The man and I went off to the Palau de Música this evening to hear the Gewandhaus Orchester from Leipzig play Shostakovic's Concert for violin number 1, op.99.
L'home i jo hem anat a la Palau de Música Catalana aquesta tarda per veure la Gewandhaus Orchester de Leipzig toca el concert per violí n 1, op.99 de Xostakóvitch

I am not an educated into the arts of classical music, but this was simply spectacular.  I ADORED it. It was challenging and fascinating and had sections of music like nothing I've heard before.  There was one thin thread of music, played by the violin, that went on and on and on and felt like someone was pulling one single nerve out of your spinal column.  LOVED IT.
No estic gens educada músicalment, però això, això era una música apart.  Simplement espectacular.  Me l'encanta.  És una repta, fascinant, hi havien seccions com res que he sentit en la meva vida.  Un moment quan el violí tocava un fil de so que anava i anava i anava com si fos traient un sol nervi del columna.  Impressionant.

The Brahms that came after had enough body to fill the space left behind, but that's what it felt like, filling out the program, with kind of an odd choice to me.  They played an encore, I know not what, that was more interesting. 
Desprès tocava Brahms, tenia cos, podia aguantar, però era simplement omplint un espai en la programa, i per mi, ho he trobat una música estrany per anar desprès del de Xostakóvitch.  Han tocat una peça més per un final, no tinc ni idea que era, però a mi, semblava més interessant. 

Lovely night out.  Un plaer, aquesta nit.

Ahh. Ahhh

5 comments:

elpadawan said...

Glad you enjoyed. There's no need to be educated in classical music in order to enjoy it. The only thing most people need to know about it is that they should stop thinking it's boring and old-fashioned :). You'd be amazed at how lively a philarmonic orchestra can get...

oreneta said...

especially in person, definitely the best way to introduce someone to a 'classical' music, though I was just playing Stravinski's Rites of Spring with the kids, and that is some amazing music! Nothing lyrical and sweet about that.....adored it.

A quick question for you about Czech, does an r sometimes fill the function of a vowel? There are some words I've seen that seem a little devoid of vowels, and I was just wondering how that works.

Cheers!

Helen said...

What a coincidence - B and I went to hear the same piece on Friday! It is stunning - I love Shostakovich - he is one composer who can both move me to tears and make me laugh out loud! Love him!!!

elpadawan said...

Yes, sometimes :). Basically, before another consonant, you're sometimes allowed a breath after an r. So for example, "prst" (fingers) would be pronounced 'pr(uh)st'. You're allowed to exhale a bit between the R and the S in order to be able to finish the word. If you think about how they roll their Rs, it isn't so unpronounceable any more :D

oreneta said...

Helen, I had the same response, though no one around me seemed to want to laugh at that point, so I was quiet!!!!

ElP....that clears it up...it did seem that there must be a system, and the pronunciation on Rs is so varied from language to language, seemed there'd be a bit of wiggle room.