Sergio Leone Web Board

Other/Miscellaneous => Ennio Morricone => Topic started by: The Peacemaker on February 03, 2007, 09:40:14 PM



Title: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 03, 2007, 09:40:14 PM
THAT WAS GREAT!!!!!   I had a great time.

First: Firecracker ( with a friend ) and Cigar Joe and his wife met me and my dad at Virgil's at 4 pm. We stood at the bar chit-chatting then we went upstairs to have dinner. We all had a good time sitting at the table and talking about westerns, finding out more about each other.

We split up and went our seperate ways for the last 15 minutes before 7 ( that's when everyone was allowed to go into Radio City ).

the concert was great. It was only 2 hours and yet, it felt like 2 minutes. It went by way too fast. The best song was Once Upon a Time in America, but they were all fantastic. Every song made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. When it was over, everyone gave him a standing ovation and screamed for more! He gave THREE encores!!! Each time he got a huge amount of applaud and random people screaming "VIVA MAESTRO!!!" Everyone loved Ennio.

I had a fantastic time, and I'll never forget this once-in-a-lifetime experience.


I also took some photos but most of them came out pretty bad. I'll post them anyway ( once Firecracker teaches me how to ).


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 03, 2007, 11:36:58 PM
Thank you for the first report, Peacemaker. It's good to hear the immediate scoop of the concert. I can feel the excitement.

Meeting the members in persons for the first time itself must have been exciting too. I wonder what kind of impression you guys had from seeing each other.

How many pieces did Morricone play? Did he play OUTIW and Ecstacy of Gold too? Maestro's music with the grand orchestra must have sounded fantastic at the Radio City Music Hall!.   


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: marmota-b on February 04, 2007, 01:50:12 AM
I'm really glad you enjoyed it - and I know that like-2-minutes thing very well...

I hope you'll write more, it's all too interesting. ;)


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 04, 2007, 06:20:31 AM
Really great that you enjoyed it Peace. Sounds like an incredible time  O0


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 04, 2007, 07:30:36 AM
How many pieces did Morricone play? Did he play OUTIW and Ecstacy of Gold too? Maestro's music with the grand orchestra must have sounded fantastic at the Radio City Music Hall!.   

I still have the playbill next to me.

He performed these pieces in this order:

- The Untouchables
- Deborah's Theme
- OUATIA
- Cinema Paradiso
- GBU
- OUATITW
- Fistful of Dynamite
- GBU ( ecstacy of gold )
- vittime guerra
- abolission from Quemada
- H2 S
- Il Clan dei Silicani
- Metti una sera a cena
- uno che grida amore
- come mddalena
- Gabriel's Oboe
- Mission
- In Earth as in Heaven


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: geoman-1 on February 04, 2007, 08:28:25 AM
I still have the playbill next to me.

He performed these pieces in this order:

- The Untouchables
- Deborah's Theme
- OUATIA
- Cinema Paradiso
- GBU
- OUATITW
- Fistful of Dynamite
- GBU ( ecstacy of gold )
- vittime guerra
- abolission from Quemada
- H2 S
- Il Clan dei Silicani
- Metti una sera a cena
- uno che grida amore
- come mddalena
- Gabriel's Oboe
- Mission
- In Earth as in Heaven
WOW!  It appears he performed all of my favorites.
Glad you had a great time guys. We'll be waiting with baited breath for the pix.
Was the concert sold-out?
Peace,  how about a close-up pix of the playbill? O0


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: geoman-1 on February 04, 2007, 08:33:29 AM
WOW!  It appears he performed all of my favorites.
Glad you had a great time guys. We'll be waiting with baited breath for the pix.
Was the concert sold-out?  What version of DYS was played?
Peace,  how about a close-up pix of the playbill?


Sorry for all the questions, but inquiring minds need to know ;)


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 04, 2007, 09:29:10 AM
Yes it was great!, Peace describes it well, but we were farther away up in the third mezzanine, however I did bring a pair of binoculars and could see plenty of details there, that was pretty cool. Ennio had the traditional long tux coat with tails on ;-).

There was also a 100 person chrous the Canticum Nouvun singers with a backup of a coral group from Buffalo University I think is what was said ( it wasn't in the program but was announced) behind the  Roma Sinfonetta Orchestra and Susanna Rigacci was the soprano, she did an admirable job.

Ennio made an elaborate show of walking off stage and bringing Susanna on for her parts in the OUTITW and Ecstacy of Gold and then again when she came out for the encores. Lets hope we can see more of him on this side of the Atlantic.

No the person that may have nore tales to tell should be Firecracker, he was down in the fourth row where their may have been some celebs about, but he wasn't heading back till 9PM tonight.

I'll scan some of the program for you guys.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: geoman-1 on February 04, 2007, 09:48:02 AM
Thanks a bunch CJ! 8)


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 04, 2007, 10:40:09 AM
Yeah, Firecracker was in 4th row in Orchestra section, me and my dad were in Second Mezzanine ( but they were great seats isolated off at the side ) and Cigar Joe and his wife were up in 3rd Mezzanine.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 04, 2007, 01:39:39 PM
Firecracker was in the fourth row? I'm jealous. I see Il Clan Dei Siciliani in the program. That's one of favorites.

Can somebody upload some pics from the concert?


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 04, 2007, 04:59:47 PM
I don't see any report on last night's concert in NY Times on the web. If somebody sees it, please let me know.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: archangel on February 04, 2007, 07:14:27 PM
my favourites are the Whistler Themes.

seems like AA who did them, didn't get invited.

wonder why.............mmnnnn............


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 04, 2007, 07:56:07 PM
Quote
I don't see any report on last night's concert in NY Times on the web. If somebody sees it, please let me know.
 
 

the Sunday paper was already printed and on sale by 11:00 PM I picked one up at the station after the concert, so it wouldn't have been in Sunday's NY Times.
 


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 04, 2007, 08:40:31 PM
Thank you for confirming, CJ. If you see an article about the concert in Monday's NY Times, please tell us.  O0


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Firecracker on February 05, 2007, 09:45:54 AM
Let me get a few things out of the way before I let you guys know what went down within the first couple of rows.

First I'd like to say thank you to those who sent me birthday greetings via pm. I will individually thank you all eventually but at the moment I am using a computer at the public library because my one and only computer is on the fritz.



Peacemaker: Sorry buddy. I don't know how to post pics on the internet. :(
 Your dad said he could help you right?

I had a wonderful time meeting CJ and Peace who are both down to earth dudes and easy to get along with. CJ's wife was very nice and seemed interested in what I had to say (though I said very little) and Peacemaker's dad was constantly cracking jokes.

A shame we can't do this again in the near future.

I apologise to you both for not being apart of the festivities a bit more. I was rather ill and didn't feel like myself.
And thanks for dropping me off at the resturant after Virgil's. If it wasn't for your help I probably would have had a harder time finding the place.

Before the concert I met up with a friend who was meeting several people in a cuban resturant called "Havana". The "several people" included...Yun Tang (a Vietnamese violinist who stars in the movie "He ni zai yi qi" aka "Together"), Alexander Payne (director of "sideways", "About Schmidt", "Citizen Ruth" and others...), Darrel Ang, Gerry Herman (friend of my friend who set all this up) and Jashua Marston (director of "Maria full of grace").
All of them were great and friendly people. Except Marston who I believe got angry with me after I made a derogatory comment about the communist party.
I didn't like his movie anyway...a$$hole.

Afterwards we all went to the concert and sat in the same row (except for Payne who was seated a few rows in front of us). There were two celebrities I saw with my own eyes. One of them being Wilem Dafoe (a few rows ahead) and the other being Liam Neeson (two rows directly behind). Whispers in the crowd suggested that Eli Wallach and Quentin Tarantino were attending the concert but I didn't see them.

The concert was good I thought. My only complaint being that too many strings were used. Not that many vocals which the Maestro excels at. And no whistling >:(
Ennio gave me the impression that he didn't want to be there (CJ and Peace: did you get this impression to?). He kept walking off the stage for long periods of time and only gave three encores (for which I should be thankful of course but I heard in Italy he gave 6).
His new soprano was quite good.

Did the concert last about an hour? I thought it was too short myself. Couldn't have been longer than an hour and 20 minutes (including the encores)


Forgive the typos here but I am being timed at the library and cannot double check the post. Sorry.



Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Firecracker on February 05, 2007, 09:56:48 AM
Forgot to mention Liam Neeson left half-way through the concert and never returned.
I had made a joke to Darrel saying that "look we have better seats than Liam Neeson!". I wonder if Neeson heard this, got angry, and left. ;D


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 05, 2007, 10:12:44 AM
Thanks for your report, Firecracker. Souds like some celebs are fans of our maestro too. You say there are too many strings but you think the orchestration was unbanlanced? I read that there were hundred in the chorus. Wasn't that overwhelmingly blissful? And how was the soprano for OUTIW and OUTIA?

Everybody says the concert was short. Even NY Times. And he kept walking off the stage? Maybe Morricone doesn't have stamina for a long concert anymore. But I hope that's not the case.



Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on February 05, 2007, 11:05:51 AM
Having been waiting for this event for months, I was at the NYC concert on Saturday.
True, the concert was short, a mere 2 hours. Starting at 8h10PM and ending at 9h40PM. Three Encores, later the concert was over a little after 10PM. It is unfortunate that he did not perform other numbers in the Encores. He repeated some numbers such as Ecstasy of gold.
I came all the way from Montréal to be at this once in a lifetime event.
I got hooked on Ennio’s music way back in the 60’s and have remained a fan ever since. I never thought I would ever see him in concert, thinking he was simply a studio musician. I can even say some of his music is entwined in major emotional events in my life. When I hear OUATITW, I am reminded of my true love. On Saturday when Susanna began her solo in Jill’s theme, a tear came to my eye. OUATTR/DYS, evokes the loss of my true love. Cinema Paradiso, my mother’s death and the Death theme from the Untouchables, an unfulfilled love in silence.
At the concert, I wasn’t as emotionally involved as I thought I would be. Maybe it is when I compare it to the Munich concert in 2004. I bought the DVD a few months ago and viewed it quite a few times. On Saturday I found myself appreciating the orchestration more than anything else. I had a great seat in the 6th row front and center. I had Susanna’s face and Ennio’s back in front of me, most of the time. Being so close in front, I couldn’t see the brass section in action, which was a pity. Two beauties caught my eye though: a blonde violinist and an Asian chorus singer were breathtaking.
I thought the US concert would have been different from the Munich concert. But it was quite similar without Cockey’s song. I hoped he would have stressed the western themes for the American audience, but no. It would have been great to hear: tunes from FAFDM and My name is Nobody, and from OUATITW: As a judgment and Addio Cheyenne, among others. In his defense, the orchestra was a mix of Italian and American performers, so he probably didn’t have time since the London concert in December to rehearse new numbers with this group.
Anecdotes:
There was tension in the room, when Ennio first left the stage after about the 4th number. He returned holding Susanna’s hand. What a relief;
Ennio seemed quite fit, but showed his age when moving around. In response to applause Ennio turned to bow to the audience, holding on to the rail behind him (for dear life apparently).
At one point Ennio almost broke his foot, when he stepped down from his podium to ask Susanna what someone had yelled out. Something like Viva Ennio!
After the concert, a 6yo girl who was sitting in my row, who obviously enjoyed her experience by yelling Ennio! Ennio! Came by the stage and Ennio greeted her and embraced her. A nice touch. You can bet she will remember her experience all her life and possibly pass on her love for Ennio's music to her children. It is great to think that Ennio's music might resonate with people beyond 2050.
Didn’t see any Celebs, except for Kent Nagano the Montréal symphonic orchestra conductor. But who else but me could have recognized him?
All in all, I enjoyed the concert. Well worth my trip. Enjoyed my short stay in Manhattan also.
Viva Morricone!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sucker on February 05, 2007, 01:19:27 PM
Well.Guys, I'm sitting here at JFK ready for my 3000 mile journey home. Was it worth it? You bet it was. OK, it was a shorter concert but similar in length to the last one in London. Prior to that it was always about 3 hours with an interval but don't forget Ennio is 78 now. Sorry, I didn't get to meet any of you but I had a prior arrangement with long-time EM fellow-fans some going back 9 years. We had a ball.
I'm not going to even try to compare the NYC concert with others. It was a great and never-to-be-forgotten night. I hope all who attended enjoyed it as much as I did.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 05, 2007, 02:53:12 PM
@ Firecracker:  I didn't get the impression that he didn't want to be there. He is just very formal and that's the way he does things I guess. He must've felt great with everyone cheering him on like that.


I can tell you weren't yourself. You were quiet ( FC quiet? Normal? That's not the FC we all know and love  ;)  ) plus with the coughing I can tell you had a Flu or something. My dad kept asking me " Is he alright? He seems very sick. I hope everything's okay. " And yes, me and my dad have a crazy sense of humor. Lunacy runs in my family, I guess.  ::)


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 05, 2007, 02:56:51 PM
There was something that I found hilarious. In the beginning when the orchestra and choir had taken their seats and the lights dimmed down, a random man in a suit walked onto the stage carrying Ennio's music book and everyone started to applaud wildly because they all thought it was Ennio!

He walked away after he put down the book at Ennio's podieum and he shrugged his shoulders as if to say " Whaddya want from me? " and everyone laughed.


That could've ticked off Morricone alittle bit.  ;D


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on February 05, 2007, 03:22:19 PM
Found this new addition on Youtube the 3rd Encore:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=170sWsUlRw4&NR

Brings back the experience....

BTW, Ennio is fairly distant with the audience but that is how he is according to legend. As is another favorite of mine: Bob Dylan.

As for Ennio's appeal, did you know a Hommage to Morricone CD is coming out in the spring? The performers are Bruce Springsteen, Herbie Hancock, Céline Dion, Quincy Jones among others. Can you imagine a broader scope than that!?


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 05, 2007, 03:44:55 PM
It's amazing, somebody actually shot the video! Hey Peacemaker, where's your video?


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 05, 2007, 04:53:14 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/05/arts/music/05morr.html?ref=music

Fistful of Themes, No Clips, From a Soundtrack Maestro
             
 
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Published: February 5, 2007, NY Times

If the Italian composer Ennio Morricone has a musical signature, it is probably the wild-turkey squawk of the ocarina in his theme music from the 1966 spaghetti western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” That squawk, an anarchic battle cry that evokes a warped yodel and is sounded over martial equestrian drum rolls, was heard again on Saturday evening at Radio City Music Hall, where Mr. Morricone conducted 200 musicians performing excerpts from his film scores. Although he has written music for 400 movies, the musicians had prepared so little material that the last fourth of the two-hour event billed as “Morricone in Concert” was devoted to reprises of highlights from the previous 90 minutes.

In sheer size, the forces arrayed onstage were impressive: the Roma Sinfonietta of about 100 was augmented by the Canticum Novum Singers, an ensemble of roughly the same size. The solemnly presented event was the latest salvo in an international Morricone blitz whose climax will be an honorary Oscar later this month. (Over the years he has been nominated five times.)

By most measures this was a strange event: frustratingly short, the music unaccompanied by film clips or any other images. Although a program listed the selections, there were no annotations and no introductions to the themes, which were grouped in blocks with titles like “The Modernity of Myth in Sergio Leone’s Cinema” and “Social Cinema.” The orchestrations were conspicuously billed as “the same as the original soundtracks.”

What that meant acoustically was a blend of the natural sound of a large string orchestra with instruments like a heavily amplified harp. If the sound was passable, it was texturally thin, and it all seemed manipulated on a mixing board: unfortunate for a composer of some of the most voluptuous movie music ever created.

If it’s odd that Mr. Morricone’s music for westerns, which constitutes less than 10 percent of his output, has been so fetishized, while his more overtly symphonic film music has been relatively ignored, it’s understandable from an American point of view. His scores for Sergio Leone westerns revolutionized the vocabulary of western movie music standardized by Hollywood.

His introduction of rock ’n’ roll guitar descended from surf music out of Duane Eddy was an American cultural export. And the resulting hybrid, a slightly cheesy mixture of rock ’n’ roll and European formality, created a dramatic tension that energized movie music around the world.

Without the synergy between music and images that a visual component would have provided, Mr. Morricone’s Mediterranean variant on that European formality loomed large. If the musical forces were widescreen in size, the textures were simple and emphasized transparency and repetition. Melodic themes were short and tuneful, with the strings often doubled by a soprano (Susanna Rigacci) singing without words.

The romantic, contemplative side of Mr. Morricone’s film music found its richest expression in excerpts from the movies “Cinema Paradiso” and “Malèna,” in which he evokes an Old World nostalgia in sweet, dreamy passages that often feature a single wind instrument plaintively standing in for a character looking back. This particular emotional atmosphere is a specialty of Mr. Morricone, whose scores for “Bugsy” and “Lolita” locate the yearning little boy inside the corrupted adult. Unfortunately neither score, nor the great end title theme from “In the Line of Fire,” was included in the program.

What we heard of that style would also have been better served had the scores been rearranged as suites with themes and variations that evoked a narrative. This was also true of the concert’s abbreviated final block of three themes from “The Mission,” the 1986 film for which Mr. Morricone wrote one of his finest scores. For the few minutes it lasted, this pop pastiche of Mahler’s Second Symphony sounded magnificent, but it was over almost before it began.



Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: archangel on February 05, 2007, 06:31:51 PM
Over here in Kangaroo Land we don't get "blue plate specials" like this.
After watching Euro versions of the same concert content (which i've already commented on) my keeness for Morricone is a little sullied.
Big orchestra have a rather distant, impersonal quality at the best of times, and i really think most of Morricone's music is more suited to "chamber "style treatment.
The comments posted here about the recent NYC concert come as no suprise at all.
The success of the music for SL westerns was largely due to a coupla musos - the "whistler" and the "wraith-like" soprano.
Master strokes of the first order.
Second to these two essentials, are the guitarist and the trumpeter.
I'm sorry, as i do not remember their names.
These muso's added that X factor to Morricone's scores. This would be lacking when a standard large orchestra is used for the same material.
We're lucky we have the original recordings of these fabulous players, as they are the finest examples of individual talent ever put on a soundtrack.
If all these individuals were alive and performing with Morricone, i would have flown to NYC and been at the concert with all of you.
You would have easily recognised me, i would have been standing, cheering after each piece, and at the end, been seen to do hand stands in the center aisle shouting "Bravo!!! Bravo!!!"
(probably along with everyone else there).


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 05, 2007, 10:02:12 PM
hey guys guess who else was at Virgils:

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?disc=160642;article=146295;title=Spaghetti%20Western%20Web%20Board

John Nudge
Morricone concert
Sun Feb 4, 2007 1:05AM
152.163.101.8


One word -- fantastic!

Il Maestro encored three times. Once, a repeat of Ecstasy of Gold.

Ally, Eric, Franco Cleef, Addie, Bill and Mo, Pat Cleary, all joined the festivities.

I'm still in shock.



Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 05, 2007, 10:24:22 PM
Thank you the NY Article CJ!!

You met John Nudge and Addie too? I know them both. Especially Addie is a long time friend of mine. I really wish I were there too!!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 06, 2007, 02:51:56 PM
Hey Peacemaker, where's your video?

You mean the western?

I took that down because I couldn't stand looking at the horribly fake opening scene. Remember, I'm reshooting it next month with props.

The credits, however, will remain in the new version.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 06, 2007, 03:43:23 PM
Actually, I meant a video from the Morricone concert at RCMH. As a joke, I was going to ask you to shoot the concert before you went, but somebody actually shot. 

But I'm glad to know that you're gonna keep that beautiful train sequence for the credits. 


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: iceman on February 06, 2007, 04:16:01 PM
You know what guys........Its really only just sunk in that myself and many more people have recently satisfied a lifelong ambition, which we probably never thought possible. We have been very privaliged  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( and I for one will die a happy chappie...though not for a while I hope :) :) :) :) :) :)

ICE


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: geoman-1 on February 06, 2007, 04:43:26 PM
Thanks SSS, FC, Peace, CJ and IM for providing us with
an insider's view of the concert. Much appreciated!!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 06, 2007, 08:33:54 PM
here are some program scans:

(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/9930/emcoverkz3.jpg)

(http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/3246/em2df3.jpg)

(http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/4025/em1wm0.jpg)


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 07, 2007, 01:56:50 PM
here are some program scans:

(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/9930/emcoverkz3.jpg)


I have two of those.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 07, 2007, 03:43:18 PM
Wow, thanks for scanning and letting us see the program, CJ. It's so good to see it! Doesn't anybody have photos to share? C'mon, let us see them!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Firecracker on February 08, 2007, 03:16:03 PM
Doesn't anybody have photos to share? C'mon, let us see them!



Yeah Peace...how about them pics!?


Hey did anybody catch Il Maestro elbow the soprano on his way to the podium? he totally rammed right into her without even flinching!

Ennio is one tough mutha...(shut yo mouth!)


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 08, 2007, 03:19:39 PM

Yeah Peace...how about them pics!?



The pictures were crap. They came out terribly, besides, I still don't know how to post pics!  >:(


Did anyone notice Ennio trip? At one point he walked past the first violinist and I thought I saw him trip over the leg of the chair.



Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 08, 2007, 03:24:15 PM
Do you have the pics on your computer peace? If so go to google, type in image shack, click on the link and upload the photo you want, then copy and paste the link in a reply in these here grand forums.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 08, 2007, 03:25:19 PM
Do you have the pics on your computer peace? If so go to google, type in image shack, click on the link and upload the photo you want, then copy and paste the link in a reply in these here grand forums.

Really?

I'll get on that, as soon as I can get to the photo program ( won't be until this weekend, long story ).


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 08, 2007, 03:28:28 PM
If you have trouble just email me the pics and I'll host them if you like  :)


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 08, 2007, 03:34:23 PM
Don't know how to post pics? You're such a teaser.

If you are serious, follow these steps.
First, insert the chip of your digital camera into the chip slot of your printer. A window appears on the screen to prompt you to upload the pics.
Or, connect your camera to your PC with the cable that came with your camera. A window appears on the screen. The rest is self explanatory.

Once you have uploaded your pics to your PC, you can upload them to the web as files using a site like ImageShack.

Try this and buona fortuna!  


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 08, 2007, 03:36:35 PM
I know how to get the pictures onto my PC!  ;D

I'm just not familiar with imageshack.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 08, 2007, 03:41:15 PM
You can have your pics on your PC? Good. Then the rest is  easy. ImageShack is user friendly (well, sort of-----sometimes it's sluggish when it's not in the mood).


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Firecracker on February 09, 2007, 09:27:27 AM
Come on Peace...I wanna see how bad everybody (but me) came out.



Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 09, 2007, 11:19:04 AM
Firecracker, didn't you take some close up photos of Morricone since you were sitting in the fourth row?


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Firecracker on February 09, 2007, 03:03:16 PM
Firecracker, didn't you take some close up photos of Morricone since you were sitting in the fourth row?


I didn't take my camera :(


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: Sanjuro on February 09, 2007, 07:48:16 PM
Not even a cam corder or a cell phone with a video camera? ???


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: tucumcari bound on February 09, 2007, 11:41:18 PM
You guys are lucky to have seen Ennio in concert! Wow!!! I'm glad to hear you all had a great time!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on February 10, 2007, 10:32:58 AM
Good reviews:

http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0707,gross,75770,22.html

http://www.phx.com/article_ektid33121.aspx

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:w8Lz2YDedwwJ:nightafternight.blogs.com/+morricone+radio+city+review&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=31&gl=ca


BTW any1 with pics from the concert please send to me: o6numbersix@aol.com
(note the first digit is the letter O and not a zero)
 


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Firecracker on February 10, 2007, 01:34:46 PM
Not even a cam corder or a cell phone with a video camera? ???


I don't own a cell phone.
(Borrowing is a different matter)


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on February 17, 2007, 11:20:53 AM
I find that this review is right on:

http://einsiders.com/features/columns/show_article.php?article=276

I too discovered Abolisson.

Even picked up a copy of Burn/Queimada this week.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on February 17, 2007, 05:36:00 PM
Found this blog of one of the University of Buffalo chorists, who performed at the concert.
I think she was the cute asian I could hardly keep my eyes off of.

http://www.xanga.com/yeuxhonnetes?nextdate=2%2f9%2f2007+0%3a22%3a35.683&direction=n

Nice insight behind the scene. So Ennio's tempermental. What a surprise! So goes genius!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 17, 2007, 08:34:20 PM
nice behind the scenes stuff, thanks


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on February 18, 2007, 10:15:54 AM
I had this chat with Sandra the chorist this AM:
s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
who is this?
Le Capitaine dit :
I was at the concert at Radio City
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
in the choir?
Le Capitaine dit :
no the audience in 6th row orchestra
Le Capitaine dit :
I waited 6 months for this concert
Le Capitaine dit :
the thrill of a lifetime...
Le Capitaine dit :
were you the one in center front
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
i was in front, but not center
i was third from the left in the soprano section
Le Capitaine dit :
ok
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
so wait, when you say 'the audience in 6th row orchestra', were you in the audience watching or in the orchestra itself?
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
i just woke up so i'm a bit disoriented
Le Capitaine dit :
in the audience
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
ah ok
Le Capitaine dit :
I was doing a google shaerch for Abolisson/Morricone and found your blog
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
oh so that's how you found me
Le Capitaine dit :
I had never heard Abolisson b4...even though I followed Morricone's carreer for years
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
it's from the movie Queimada
Le Capitaine dit :
I know now...bouught the DVD last tuesday
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
the dvd of the movie?
Le Capitaine dit :
yes
Le Capitaine dit :
complicated story needs all your attention I will have to watch it again when time permits
Le Capitaine dit :
MArlon Brando said it was his best role
Le Capitaine dit :
I travelled from Montreal to NY just for the concert
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
wow
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
well i would have too
Le Capitaine dit :
so your studiying french
Le Capitaine dit :
do you speak it
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
yes
it's my minor
Le Capitaine dit :
moi aussi
Le Capitaine dit :
you know it is widely spoken here in Québec
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
i know
i've been to montreal
it's beautiful
Le Capitaine dit :
moi je ne suis jamais allé à Buffalo
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
il y a rien n'intéressant dans le Buffalo
Le Capitaine dit :
Kent Nagano the Montreal symphonic Orchestra maestro was at ennio's concert also
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
oh?
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
apparently there were celebrities there too, but i couldn't see from the stage because the lights were too bright
Le Capitaine dit :
c'est l'impression que j'avais de Buff, une ville industrielle
Le Capitaine dit :
Leam Neeson, Wilhem Defoe also apperently
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
yes i heard they were there
Le Capitaine dit :
so Ennio is hard to work with, as per your blog
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
it was just difficult to know what he wanted
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
il ne parles pas l'anglais
Le Capitaine dit :
je sais...c'est curieux ça
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
EXACTLY!
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
you'd think for someone of his caliber in this business would know at least a bit of english
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
but no, he only speaks italian and french
Le Capitaine dit :
quand on pense à tous les films américains auquel il a participé
Le Capitaine dit :
so you could speak to him in freanc
Le Capitaine dit :
*french
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
i never spoke to him
he looked too cranky
Le Capitaine dit :
lol
Le Capitaine dit :
were you nervous
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
not really
Le Capitaine dit :
what do you read when you sing wordless vocalise like in the Mission
s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
the Mission piece was in latin
Le Capitaine dit :
did'nt know that...ty
Le Capitaine dit :
ok then in Ecstacy of gold
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
that was wordless
just 'ah's all the way
Le Capitaine dit :
do you read notes and are able to sing to it
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
yes
i'm in the university at buffalo choir, and to get in it's a requirement to be able to sight-sing music
Le Capitaine dit :
wow...I find that amazing
s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
not really
it comes with practice, i think
Le Capitaine dit :
even so...I am impressed
Le Capitaine dit :
I found the concert a little short...starting at 8h10 and ending at 9h40 then the 3 encores
Le Capitaine dit :
I bought the Munich 2004 concert on DVD, view it at least 10 times b4 the NYC concert. The Arena concerto 2002, is coming out on DVD later this month
Le Capitaine dit :
the munich concert was a solid 2 hours
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
this radio city concert will be on DVD and audio CD too
Le Capitaine dit :
i heard that, but i did'nt see any cameras on stage
Le Capitaine dit :
at the Munich concert you have close ups of the performers
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
there were cameras off to the side
Le Capitaine dit :
ok good
Le Capitaine dit :
I thank you for this unique insight to a once in a lifetime event (at least for me)
 s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
  you're welcome
Le Capitaine dit :
if i have other questions may I chat again with you, s'il vous plait...
s.a.n.d.r.a  dit :
bien sûr
Le Capitaine dit :
merci, très aimable


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 18, 2007, 11:07:56 AM
great!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: dave jenkins on February 19, 2007, 09:27:23 AM
Great news about the DVD!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: yeuxhonnetes on February 20, 2007, 10:12:55 AM
i was checking my blog statistics and saw that someone had accessed my blog from this forum page

hi everyone, i'm Sandra, from the University at Buffalo Choir, which was brought in to sing with the Canticum Novum Singers and New York Virtuoso Singers for Ennio Morricone's concerts at Radio City and the United Nations (i know that only the Canticum Novum Singers were mentioned in the program; that was a mistake on the organizers' part >:()

thank you Sean/Le Capitaine for linking my blog to this forum ;D! it was great talking to you and sharing my experience with you  :D. and thank you for making me the 'cute asian you could hardly keep your eyes off of' ;) :-*


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 20, 2007, 10:54:06 AM

I don't own a cell phone.
(Borrowing is a different matter)

So what was that number I called? A borrowed cell phone?



Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 20, 2007, 10:55:22 AM
i was checking my blog statistics and saw that someone had accessed my blog from this forum page

hi everyone, i'm Sandra, from the University at Buffalo Choir, which was brought in to sing with the Canticum Novum Singers and New York Virtuoso Singers for Ennio Morricone's concerts at Radio City and the United Nations (i know that only the Canticum Novum Singers were mentioned in the program; that was a mistake on the organizers' part >:()

thank you Sean/Le Capitaine for linking my blog to this forum ;D! it was great talking to you and sharing my experience with you  :D. and thank you for making me the 'cute asian you could hardly keep your eyes off of' ;) :-*

Hi Sandra!

You guys did a fantastic job. The concert was unforgettable.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: yeuxhonnetes on February 20, 2007, 12:03:11 PM
Hi Sandra!

You guys did a fantastic job. The concert was unforgettable.

thank you  ;D! it was a fabulous opportunity


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 20, 2007, 12:08:32 PM
thank you  ;D! it was a fabulous opportunity

Did you meet the maestro?

If so, what was he like?


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: yeuxhonnetes on February 20, 2007, 12:34:47 PM
Did you meet the maestro?

If so, what was he like?

i didn't get to meet him. he spent most of the time with his 'entourage', so to speak. and besides, he came off as nothing but a cranky old man to the choir, because he threw a fit during our very first UN rehearsal. he speaks ONLY italian and french, so he needed an interpreter for english, and it was difficult for us to understand what he wanted, hence the fit


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 21, 2007, 05:27:26 AM
hi Sandra welcome aboard!


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on February 27, 2007, 08:31:29 PM
Oscar! Long over due recognition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH1QXMj8RUA

I find it amazing that an Italian who has worked some 40 years with the american film industry (off and on) has retained is culture and language. He has achieved immortal status and avoided being caught up in Hollywood's glitz.
I can really relate as a Québécois in English dominated North America.
Bravo Ennio!



Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: cigar joe on February 28, 2007, 05:20:05 AM
Je me souviens.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on May 06, 2007, 12:23:35 PM
Spoke to Sandra the chorist a.k.a. Yeuxhonnêtes yesterday, asking if she had any news on the release of the NYC concert DVD release. She figures it will be out by the end of the year.
Oh well! I'll have to make due with my DVD's of the Munich and Arena concerts. Which are great BTW. One thing about the great Arena concert, the NTSC DVD is sligtly different from the European release. Sacco&Vanzetti and Abolisson are missing on the American release. A shame, as I discovered Abolisson at the NYC concert.
There is also Youtube of course.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: iceman on May 06, 2007, 05:22:37 PM
Oscar! Long over due recognition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH1QXMj8RUA

I find it amazing that an Italian who has worked some 40 years with the american film industry (off and on) has retained is culture and language. He has achieved immortal status and avoided being caught up in Hollywood's glitz.
I can really relate as a Québécois in English dominated North America.
Bravo Ennio!



Hi Guys,
                 Just noticed on this You tube site showing the Oscar presentation that there is a version of Ecstacy of Gold from the WARSAW concert with a different soprano than Suzzana Ragacci. Personally I feel she sounds better than Ragacci and more like Del Orso. I think she has a purer sounding voice. Ragacci's voice has an "agressive" feel about it where Del Orso and this new soprano have a softer more smoother sound ....Any Thoughts ??? ??? ??? ???


ICE







Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 06, 2007, 05:26:14 PM
I thought the soprano that was featured at Radio City sounded very close to Dell' Orso.


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on May 06, 2007, 06:26:20 PM
I too find Rigacci on tape coarser than Edda, but in person at RCMH she was divine. Concerning the Warsaw concert, I think Suzanna was on hiatus 'cause she was back for the April concert in Bologna:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SORf51GdpLc


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: SeanSeanSean on August 19, 2007, 03:47:52 PM
Ennio may be playing Los Angeles in October 2007:

http://www.colonnesonore.net/cmslab/index.asp?id=654&sezione=articoli&sottosezione=Concerti&operazione=view

If only he could stop by NYC again or Montréal on the way....


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: marmota-b on August 20, 2007, 02:44:25 AM
If only he could stop by NYC again or Montréal on the way....

... or Prague... ::)

There are posters about a musical event everywhere (= in trains), saying there will be a concert with "the most famous film music", but no Morricone. >:(


Title: Re: MORRICONE CONCERT!!!!!
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 29, 2013, 10:53:21 AM
unfortunately, Morricone hasn't stepped foot in America at least since I began monitoring his website 3 years ago  :(

btw, RE: discussion of sopranos: I absolutely can't friggin' stand Sussana Rigacci. I never watch any of the songs on YouTube with her; she is awful. Absolutely awful