It’s been a very long time since I posted one of these threads. I’ve been very busy through most of the fall with my performance schedule, I was waiting to see how pay-to-post would affect the boards, and I wasn’t sure how much material I had left to explore. For those who are new in the last few months, there aren’t many rules, like in the “Lost” or “24” threads. I want to discuss symphonies by any composers, just in numerical order. So, you can talk about recordings, performances, general appreciation, etc., just limit it to the particular number of the thread. In fact, according to Dex’s rules, you may bump one of the older threads above, but only if you have something to add that hasn’t already been mentioned.
So what made me decide to resurrect this idea? This preview article in Sunday’s Washington Post about the upcoming world premier of Philip Glass’ 7th, “A Toltec Symphony”. So what’s a “Toltec”?
Sounds like an interesting time, especially with the (optional) pipe organ, chorus and chanted northern Mexican melodies. I found the rest of the article interesting, in that I never knew Glass was from Baltimore, and I didn’t know the details of Einstein on the Beach. Still, I’m not much of a fan, certainly not enough to trek on down to the Kennedy Center this weekend.