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bach vs stravinsky/glazunov/berlioz

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by velvetkevorkian, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. b minor mass

    5 vote(s)
  2. symphonie fantastique etc.

    3 vote(s)
  1. ok, so which concert will be more fun to play in?
    (a)bach's b minor mass, in original baroque tuning with baroque bows,
    (b) 2 performances of berlioz- symphonie fantastique, glazunov's saxophone concerto and stravinsky's symphony of winds?
    both are with expanded uni ensembles, and i'm gonna try and do both, but i think they might clash, so which would you do?
  2. Pete G

    Pete G

    Dec 31, 2001
    Northern Virginia
    As the title suggests, there's no bass part in the Stravinsky. It's an interesting piece, but not one I ever came to love.

    The Berlioz is great, with lots of tough bass licks.

    If it were me, I'd want to play the Bach.
  3. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    I'd probably go the other way, since I've never played the Berlioz and have always loved the piece. Plus, you get to do it twice.

    Being the Gig Pig that I am, I'd try to do both as well. ;)
  4. Totally different! Chalk & Cheese! They're both terrific pieces - do both! You could always clone yourself… :)

    - Wil