Borklog: One entry

21 October 2004

OK, I admit it. I'm a serious music geek. Last night was my first rehearsal with the Loudn Symphony for their concert this weekend. We're doing (amongst other things) Brahms' first symphony (one of my all time favorite pieces of music). I'm just playing contrabassoon on it, but I had such a good time. I'm sure I had a big goofy grin on my face during the last movement (There's this incredible three bar brass chorale about 2 minutes before the end, which is one of the high points of the entire classical repertoire). Folks are sometimes surprised I don't have a fancy sound system (just a Bose radio in one room, and I use $10 K-Mart headphones for everything else). Once you've experienced live classical music from the middle of an orchestra, recordings just can't compare.