Best Ever Live Performance??

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by brassneck, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Was chatting to a mate yesterday and we were talking about all the performances we have travelled to see. Trying to decide which outshone all the others I came to the conclusion that the best I've seen was Christian Lindberg playing Don Quixote, a theatrical all singing, dancing and extraordinary playing concerto written by Jan Sandstrom (who, remember wrote the Motorbike Concerto). What's your pick that puts the rest in the shade?
  2. Bariman

    Bariman Member

    Went and saw Canadian Brass at the QEH in the mid-80s.

    It was the night before I had an important interview at work.

    They were tremendous and I left the hall on such a high I could have done the interview there and then @ 10 o'clock at night. :D

    Obviously paid off as I got my promotion as a result of the interview next day.

    Must go and see them again as I haven't had any promotion since! :-(
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2004
  3. deave

    deave Member

    the recording of faireys live at the nationals in '93 (?) playing devil and the deep blue sea!! awesome
  4. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Grimethorpe Colliery Conducted by Lt Col FRANK RENTON

    Just TOPJOLLY PLAYING FROM 1st-Last note.
    Fair enough they won but it should have been by 10 POINTS!!!! not 1?:-D
  5. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    For me, the PJBE's afternoon concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in (I think) August 1981 where they played The Battell (Byrd arr. Howarth) in the first half and Pictures in the second. The Pictures was to my ears even better than their recording. They repeated the concert at the QEH a couple of years later, which was good but the first one was truly awesome.
  6. Sonny Barker

    Sonny Barker Member

    PJBE in St David's Hall, Cardiff in the 80's. Amazing. Perfect balance, perfect intonation. Perfect.

    Heard nothing like it since!
  7. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Hmm, maybe I should have a talk with my boss then tomorrow :)
    (I just returned from a Canadian Brass concert - great music, great performance, great atmosphere, packed audience of over 800 people...)

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