nickjbeaumarisband said:Typical another little snide comment from Mr.Westacott , what a suprise....
If you got nothing useful to say Rob , don't say anything at all...Back on topic what are your views on the CD?
I wish I could find something funny about you , but I can't....
What was that Roger Thorne said just a few posts back?
I have to say Nick, and I do say this respectfully, that it's attitudes like 'let's see if you can do a better job', and that the top section bands are above criticism from anyone other than.... the top section bands, that gives banding a very bad name, as to me, that sort of view is more predominant in the banding world than elsewhere in music performance and/or appreciation (possibly due to its heavy reliance on competition)
Nope, I couldn't get into Black Dyke, but I couldn't get into the Berlin Phil, LSO, Vienna Phil etc. etc. either - all at the very top of their trade - and all of those have given performances, live and recorded which are less than perfect as well as performances that are so wonderful I could go over them in my head again and again. To virtually 'dictate' that unless you're a top player or conductor that you cannot have a negative view about the best makes me shudder.
No, I haven't heard the recording. I do have a few other Dyke recordings though. Some exquisite, some very good, some not so good. Just an opinion and something that we are ALL entitled to.