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  •  I'm much more interested in your own opinion (0+ / 0-)

    I heard Sawallisch a number of times when I lived in Germany and he occasionally conducted in San Francisco. The work was good enough, but I was never moved to the point of seeking out an event because he was conducting.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:54:42 PM PST

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    •  I only heard Sawallisch live once (1+ / 0-)
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      It was a concert performance of Ariadne auf Naxos in Philly, funnily enough, since this is nominally an opera thread.  It was a very good performance, but then Sawallisch was always good in the music of Richard Strauss, from general reputation.  

      "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

      by chingchongchinaman on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:04:19 PM PST

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