[LAU] Some music recorded with Linux

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Mon Sep 23 22:49:38 UTC 2013

On Monday 23 September 2013 18:37:53 Fons Adriaensen did opine:

> Yesterday I made one of the most rewarding concert recordings
> I ever did. The opening concert of the 'Traiettorie' festival
> here in Parma, with violinist Hae-Sun Kang and five of her
> twenty-something students of the chamber music class in Paris.
> One of the pieces they played was Arnold Schoenberg's 'Verklaerte
> Nacht', the original version for string sextet. I've known it for
> at least thirty years and recorded it many times. It's IMHO one
> of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written. It's also
> quite a difficult one to get right - a string quartet already
> requires a lot of very intimate coordination, and with six
> players this only gets much more complex.
> I'd been present at the rehearsals the days before the concert,
> and seen those young musicians work on it - passionately and
> without compromise. The recording has all the defects of a live
> one - background noises of all sorts - but I think they played
> wonderfully. Equipment used was two Neumann KM184 mics, an RME
> Micstasy and Ardour3. I can't make it available publicly, but
> if the rare birds who like this type of music give me a hint
> there may be some chance. Not that I want to show off my work,
> which is insignificant, but just to share what some talented
> and motivated young musicians are capable of.
> Ciao,

Fons, thanks for sharing the announcement. And I encourage you to make use 
of the no news is bad news theory in terms of their notoriety / reputation 
that gets them invited to preform again, perhaps even for scale or better 
if they become well enough known.  But if they hide their talent that you 
just waxed so poetically about, under a basket woven of the fear of giving 
away a performance, they are not going to find that road an easy one to 

My own musical tastes run from some of the more famous operas, clear to a 
story told in country-western.  But if I can't hear them then I, being half 
way around the planet, will never be able to judge for myself. So please 
exert whatever influence you might have.

Cheers, Gene
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