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J: Galway in Madrid    11:22 on Friday, October 31, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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Sir Galway is coming. I already have my ticket for his concert on November 4. This is the program:

Soloist(s):
James Galway, flauta
Jeanne Galway, flauta
Orchestra: Israel Camerata Orchestra, Jerusalem
Director: Avner Biron

Works:

Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
Sinfonía n. 89 en fa mayor

Rodrigo, Joaquin (1901-1999)
Fantasía para un gentil hombre (versión para flauta)
(Soloist: Sir James Galway)

Cimarosa, Domenico (1749-1801)
Concerto en sol major para dos flautas
(Soloists: Sir & Lady Galway)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Sinfonía n. 33, K. 319 en si bemol mayor

Date:
04/11/08 19:30h
Hall: Sala Sinfónica



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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    14:52 on Friday, October 31, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bilbo
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aha, you will get to hear a Nagahara in action ;-)

You should stop by and say hello to him. He's usually accessible and is a friendly person.

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    15:27 on Friday, October 31, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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Oh how fun! You are going to love it. His concerts are a lot of fun simply because he has such a sense of humor and is so much fun to watch on stage. I also enjoy watching him and his wife play together. They are such a perfect match and flow so well together! Bilbo is right, he is super friendly. Last concert I went to of his I got to go backstage and see him. He gave me a hug, took some pictures with me and even play tested my flute. lol! That was a few years back. It is a great opportunity.

I know you are looking for a headjoint and I just haven't had a chance to respond to your thread, but I wanted to tell you that I play on a Nagahara headjoint and couldn't be more thrilled. It is my third one. I tried different styles and the final one that clicked best for me was actually a heavy wall, 14K riser DA cut. It is at the engravers right now and I have been having to play on my Muramtsu head and I really miss it
Have fun at the concert!

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    16:06 on Friday, October 31, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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Thank you for your comments. I feel very enthusiastic about the concert; but I hesitate about coming to backstage and meet him. One reason, my shyness apart, is that I have not followed his career close enough and I am not too much acquainted with his style and have seldom listened to his recordings. I know it is something I have been missing and I have to correct this, but for a sort of "face to face" I am not sure what I would have to say.

For what I know, the flute version of the "Fantasía para un Gentil Hombre" is considered to be a difficult piece and surely it will be an opportunity for much virtuosity.

Anyway these are considerations I make sitting comfortably in front of my PC; it could happen that after the concert I feel so moved that I could jump over a police cordon to greet him.
It is nice to know he and his wife are much fun on the stage and that they are so friendly.

Kara, I know you are so happy with your new Nagahara because you posted about it a few months ago. But I suppose you took your Muramatsu HJ with you at Galway concert as this happened a few years ago. Thank you for the data on the model you have. Next week I will contact a couple of vendors in London and see if I can start the trial in short time.

The fact is that I am a little scared about spending that money in this moment of crisis. Also, I wonder whether such move could not be premature in my case. I will discuss this with my teacher next Monday and see the face she makes when I tell her about the new HJ project. To wife, I still do not dare tell anything...

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    16:15 on Friday, October 31, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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No, it wasn't my Muramatsu that I took in. I didn't own it yet. It was a Yamaha 581. This was about five years ago. Sorry for repeating myself about my headjoint. I wasn't sure if you read that thread or not. I have had so many wonderful headjoint that is is hard to keep track!

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    17:20 on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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Just returning from tonight concert. It was memorable. And yes, I saw and heard the Nahagara in action (two of them, in fact as I think Lady G alway had another).

Rodrigo's Fantasy is the piece I knew from the guitar version; (J. Rodrigo wrote it for Andres Segovia). But Galway made his own version for flute in 1978 and had it endorsed by Rodrigo himself. That is really beautiful music, played with all the imaginable virtuosity.

The concert for two flutes is shiny and amusing; may be a little too light for my taste but beautiful of course. Listening "live" to these two masters (their playing is quite similar) was a special experience.

I was astonished by the capacity J. Galway has to change the colour of his instrument, as it were two or even three different instruments. That was the most amazing part. He made this very noticeable while playing an anonymous north-ireland popular piece (sorry I could not catch the name).

Then both played Mozart Rondo a la Turca, a two flutes version that was a real surprise.

He ended the concert with Bach's Badinerie (I must say I have listened to many performers and this particular performance I did not liked much. Maybe he played too fast, to the point of loosing the necessary precision and charm this jewel has)

The orchestra was another delight, small but very balanced and perfect sounding, including its very young flutist Esti Rofé. She was perfect in her role and I could hear her instrument when so was needed (not always the case in bigger or less balanced orchestras).

In summary, I am very happy of this opportunity which I enjoyed a lot.

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ashaming OOPS! I did not liked =I did no like

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    12:36 on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

vampav8trix
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What's with the Mitzi spam?

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    07:45 on Thursday, November 13, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

dickdona
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Don't get carried away with the Sir and Lady stuff. Over here he's just plain Jimmy who plays the flute. And I don't think he takes it seriously, either. That's why he's approachable. He's a down-to-earth sorta guy.

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    09:38 on Thursday, November 13, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bilbo
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"Over here he's just plain Jimmy who plays the flute. And I don't think he takes it seriously, either. That's why he's approachable. He's a down-to-earth sorta guy."
Wow!!!
Do you know him personally?
Have you actually talked to this Sir James guy?

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    14:51 on Sunday, November 16, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

mark68
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Sounds like you had a good time at the concert Jose Luis. I've just got tickets to see Sir James over here in the UK, but its not till April 09,, seems like such a long way off!!
He's playing with the st Davids Philharmonia, with Lorin Maazel of the New york philharmonia conducting, sounds very good, can't wait...

I went to see Emmanuel Pahud back in early october,,he's brilliant,, he played the Ibert concerto,, amazing,,, keep an eye open for him in case he plays near you,,well worth seeing.

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opps,, should have been The London Philharmonia...not St davids philharmonia.

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    16:38 on Sunday, November 16, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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I' sure you will enjoy that concert a lot, Galway with Lorin Maazel conducting the London Philarmonia.. I understand you cannot wait until April.

I also like Emmanuel Pahud playing. He was soloist at the Berlin philarmonica at 26! He gave a concert here last year but I missed it. I think he studied with Nicolet, one of the flutists I like most.

Hoping he comes back soon.

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    04:26 on Monday, November 17, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

dickdona
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Do you know him personally?
Have you actually talked to this Sir James guy?

Well... I'm in the same age group... I'm in the music business all my life... It's a very small country... and I don't want to boast.

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Re: J: Galway in Madrid    04:41 on Monday, November 17, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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No, I haven't. After the concert I was tempted to go backstage and try to talk with him, but finally I did not dare

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I have not a similar C.V., but we share the same age group, I guess

   

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