SoundNotion 51: Romney/Merciers 2012

This week on SN a new work by Brahms (yes, that Brahms), Mahler adds some marimba (thanks to Patron X), Frank J. Oteri want to know if size matters, a Stradivarius double blind test and we reach to the past for this week’s pick of the week.

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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • A cell phone goes off during the New York Philharmonic’s recent performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. We’re sure you heard about it.
  • Can you guess the Strad? The panel discusses Deceptive Cadence’s latest game while trying to come to a conclusion about the famous luthier’s craftsmanship. Frank Almond takes issue with a recent experiment, as well.
  • A newly discovered Brahms piece will get its premiere on BBC’s Radio 3, January 21st. Is this something to get excited about? You might be surprised by our responses.
  • Frank J. Oteri wonders about the merits of size and how large scale works are typically seen as the pinnacle of musical creation. (It’s how you use it…right? RIGHT?!)
Pick of the week:
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