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    • What Classical Music Are You Listening To?
      JS Bach Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba, Markus Hunninger, harpsichord A beautiful conversation, virtuosity spilling all over the place (maybe in contrast to the previous disc above) recorded in absolutely sparkling sound.  
    • Concerts: previews / reviews
      I agree with you. I enjoy the closer listening experience for just the high-impact and clarity, particularly with vocals, as was the case today. And I've found those sometimes annoying "audience distractions" are largely absent when you sit reasonably close and in toward the middle. The sound is washing over you in such a way as you don't really notice anything else. I recall being in the back balcony at what was then Avery Fisher Hall in NY and there were people doodling away on their cell phones. I moved to orchestra level at the break. I should reiterate that one has to be particularly selective in our local, fan-shaped hall. The music just doesn't project well out into the upper reaches. Or even the middle reaches. Depending on what's being played and by whom, your experience can be that the music just stays on the stage, as if you're watching it on TV or something. Particularly if you're too far off to the side. Whereas close in, you're fully enveloped.  ---> And yeah, concertos work nicely up close.  
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    • Concerts: previews / reviews
      Third row center, actually, but I like them a lot. You don't get the "hall blend" but you do get the immediate sounds off the instruments, and you also get how they come back. More than once, I've noticed that conductors and soloists alike wait for the sound to come back to them before a pause is considered complete. And for guest soloists, they're great. Pianists especially, because where we are, you here as much of the underside of the piano as you to the topside, and no two pianists sound alike with that level of detail available. It's also great for watching pedal techniques. There are different experiences to be had in different parts of the hall (and the "nosebleed seats" are actually magical at times, the way the blend can come together in an ethereal swirl), but for what we can afford, and for the way I like to watch and listen, yeah, I'm quite happy.