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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    That Bayreuth sound ...

    Now, if you venture to this website and open the video tour link (on the upper left hand side of the screen) there are plenty of examples. I chose the orchestra one, which is VERY interesting

    http://www.bayreuther-festspiele.de/...glish_156.html
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Very Very interesting site. Informative and enjoyable videos.like a full tour.. Thanks David. Be great to hear a performance there.
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    Bayreuth is a wonderful place to hear excellently orchestrated music - Thanx David for the link - I'm thoroughly chuffed...


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    As the proud owner of about 4-dozen discs recorded live at Bayreuth (including such classics as the Böhm Tristan und Isolde, the Keilberth Ring and the Furtwängler Beethoven 9th symphony) I'm certainly not going to say anything negative about the RESULTS of the Bayreuth acoustic. However, particularly when performing opera, the venue requires a little extra directorial attention. From the conductor podium in the pit, the leader has to deal with singers he can't directly see [I understand that some have employed a variant of the 'rear-view mirror' assembly for this], and sound-decay rates that vary even more markedly than the standard conductor-placement.

    Georg Solti, though publicly grateful for his brief work at Bayreuth said something like if all houses had the demands on a conductor's concentration that Bayreuth had, he would have never stopped studying medicine, and would have become a doctor!
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    Chi - yes, I've heard that Solti comment before. I too, own that wonderful Bohm Tristan, I think it's about as good as that oper gets, especially when you consider it's basically recorded live. Bohm's tempi are just so wickedly fast and Beergut Nilson's Isolde is to be heard to be believed.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Thanks Contratrombone64 for the link Interesting

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