A good weekend for music
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:37:09 PM »
... for me that is.

First off, my wife and I went to the Royal Albert Hall for a 'Space Spectacular'.  The Royal Philharmonic playing music with a space theme, from a couple of Holst's pieces from the Planets suite  to the full final credits theme from Star Wars and the theme from Superman.  I just love a full orchestra in full flight, particularly when you can see the musicians enjoying themselves as well, some of whom  played on some of the original recordings.  A nice walk through Hyde Park afterwards to wind down

Back home of the 'box was the making of John and Yoko's Plastic Ono Band.  Brilliant!


ruffrecords

Re: A good weekend for music
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 01:39:03 AM »

Back home of the 'box was the making of John and Yoko's Plastic Ono Band.  Brilliant!

What channel was that on? I missed it - maybe I can get it in CatchUp.

Cheers

ian

sahib

Re: A good weekend for music
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 05:53:10 AM »

....  I just love a full orchestra in full flight, particularly when you can see the musicians enjoying themselves as well, some of whom  played on some of the original recordings.......

Hard to beat it. A wall of sound hits you. I used to get a lot of that when my wife worked at the opera.

But my weekend special was the CD  of the recordings of a series 'American Epic' that finished last week about American Root Music.   Strangely, Elton John was/is in one of the sessions with Jack White. Steve Martin is also on Banjo in another.  Taj Mahal,  Blind Boy Paxton and so on. A complete treat.

Re: A good weekend for music
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 07:27:42 AM »
Hi Ian,

it was on Sky Arts as part of the 'Classic Album' series.   Its series 2, episode 3 and its called simply 'John Lennon: Classic Album'.  I think it was broadcast last Friday or Saturday.

Regards

Mike

ruffrecords

Re: A good weekend for music
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 11:02:04 AM »
Hi Ian,

it was on Sky Arts as part of the 'Classic Album' series.   Its series 2, episode 3 and its called simply 'John Lennon: Classic Album'.  I think it was broadcast last Friday or Saturday.

Regards

Mike


Cool. Sky Arts does have some surprisingly good music programmes.

Cheers

Ian