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 Great gigs, ca. 1850 
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Joined: 14 Jan 2007 14:00
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I enjoyed this New Yorker article about why classical music concerts are so staid and decorous, and how they got that way. Worth it for descriptions of the classical concerts of yesteryear, which read surprisingly like reviews of modern rock gigs, right down to the inevitable shouted audience requests:

Once, when Liszt was beginning a performance of the “Kreutzer” Sonata with the violinist Lambert Massart, listeners began calling out “Robert le Diable!”—meaning that they wished to hear instead Liszt’s fantasy on themes from the Meyerbeer opera. Liszt acceded to the demand and launched into his “Robert” fantasy.

09 Sep 2008 06:34

Joined: 08 Sep 2008 09:04
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Third law of Thermodynamics: Ya can't have fun without makin' a mess (or a lot of noise). Just avoid koncerts where the pucker factor is too high ;>)

09 Sep 2008 12:29
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