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About mikeweil

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  • Birthday 02/21/1954

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  • Location Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Interests Many different types of music

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  1. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    More Camerata Köln recordings - that Saturday concert sure inspired me to pull their CDs from the shelves. It's rare for such an ensemble to stay together that long, and with four founding members still on board! All other ensembles founded in the 1960's or 1970's have been dissolved or have changed personnel completely, and thus changed performance concepts and, IMHO, their level of playing has decreased. I saw the most recent edition of Concentus Muscius Vienna on TV recently and was disappointed. Camerata Köln still plays as vividly as in their early years, only wiser and more relaxed.
  2. No value?

    The main problem with streaming, music orfilms, is that rare stuff outside of the mainstream probably will not make it to those services. We jazz buffs are among those specialists. You will get Miles and such any time, but anything not yet transferred to digital at this point will be lost to that world. And since information about the music decreases along that process, how do learn to get interested and how to do research? It's even worse with all the early music stuff I listen to. The big companies played their part inruining the market by throwing cheap reissues on us instead of inversting in new recordings of rarely heard music. It was the decades ago. During my university years I knew a guy who was proud he had all the important classical works after buying some big LP box set from Zweitausendeins with a few dozen populat orchestral works. No idea about differences between performances or the whole wide world of lesser known music. I kept my mouth shut. The times they are a-changing. I, too, wonder what will happen to my collection when I leave this dimension of being.
  3. William Donati

    There is another Donati LP on the Tampa label listed discogs: https://www.discogs.com/William-Donati-With-Bass-Accomp-Modern-InterpretationsIn-A-Continental-Manner/release/9065158
  4. It was a nice event, in an early 19th century Masonic hall in the city of Frankfurt, only 150 seats, good acoustics. Nice moderation explaining the music, some anecdotes from their concert life . I have been following them for those many years, have most of their numerous recordings, they are all my generation, we have grown old. Their performances have reached a stage of cool wisdom and relaxation without losing any of the energy the music needs. Great.
  5. William Donati

    That Tampa LP is the only recording of Donati listed in the Lord disco, which say its "jazz content is limited". Fred Katz and Carson Smith are on cello and bass, btw.
  6. No matter what the title, Allen's projects are all interesting as hell - no: heaven - musically that is. You won't get better cross-referential American music history. And at that price ....
  7. 40th anniversary concert of Camerata Köln, one of the leading ensembles in period performance of baroque music in Germany. http://www.camerata-koeln.de
  8. Sexiest album covers

  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Portico Quartet ‎– Art In The Age Of Automation https://www.discogs.com/Portico-Quartet-Art-In-The-Age-Of-Automation/release/10753406
  10. Jazz musicians who became expatriates

    The number of South Africans becoming expatriates is huge .....
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?