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« Reply #2505 on: July 28, 2021, 04:20:23 pm »

If it was up to me,mind,I'd just close down all the radio and tv stations and bring back the music hall!! Grin

You're not going to tell me that you remember Florrie Forde and Marie Lloyd...  Shocked

I bet he remembers Vesta Tilley...

...The Piccadilly Johnny with the Little Glass Eye.

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When Tilley sang The Piccadilly Johnny with the Little Glass Eye at the Royal Command Performance in 1912 wearing trousers as part of her act, Queen Mary was so scandalised at seeing a woman's legs that she hid her face behind a programme. Her Majesty was clearly 'suffering much from spleen and vapours'. I wonder how she'd have reacted to the sight of Danny La Rue in full fig. Wink
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« Reply #2506 on: July 28, 2021, 05:05:00 pm »


Katie Derham?!! Roll Eyes Oh well,it could be worse! Myleene Klass!! Just wait until she takes over Composer of the Week!! (Ghoulish laugh!) Shocked Grin

I don‘t know this gentlewoman but I hope Donald McLeod will continue to present Composer of the Week far beyond his death!
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« Reply #2507 on: July 29, 2021, 01:24:15 am »

I think I might have been out with Piccadilly Johnny's glass eye,but I'm not that old! Grin It just sounds more fun than sitting in front of the tv! For a start,if you didn't like the act you could heckle them or throw missiles at them! And if they didn't like you,they could yell back & throw something at you! There's nothing worse than sitting there having to listen to some of the unfunny,overpaid comedian's & entertainer's you get on tv,these days,and not being able to let them know exactly what you think of their act! Sometimes it would just be nice to be able to throw a rotten tomato or egg at a so-called comedian or entertainer,and watch them wipe it off their smug,annoying face! Unfortunately,unless I cover my tv with cling film and the carpet with tarpaulin,my tv could get very messy,I have to clean up;and what's the fun in that? Cathartic? Maybe? But not the cleaning up! ! wouldn't use a brick,though! (If I was in a music hall,not my telly!) Just in case,their aim was better than mine! (And I was no good at sport!) On the plus side,if you got hit on the head with a brick,you wouldn't have to watch the end of their act!
 
I remember my grandfather who remembered Music Hall's,used to talk about them! I remember asking him (and my grandmother) to sing some old music hall songs for me. They told me they'd been members of a Glee Club,and I remember I thought I was going to be like Cecil Sharp collecting & recording old english folksongs. I was lucky I left my cassette recorder at home! Roll Eyes Their voices were all cracked and out of tune!! And they knew allot of old music hall songs!! Roll Eyes Sad

They used to have a program on BBC2. The Good Old Days. Lionel will know it,and maybe,he was in the audience?!! Grin It passed the time very nicely;but it was nothing like the music hall,which was boisterous and rowdy;and before the first world war,more like a pub with a stage,than the kind of theatre we're used to!! (Or,like those old Westerns;although,I don't think anyone went so far as to shoot anyone?!).
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« Reply #2508 on: July 29, 2021, 07:47:15 am »

Lionel, the Steinberg Boston 1969 Elgar 2 is available here  https://www.norpete.com/c1821.html in a double pack with a Cleveland 1957 Enigma and the Cello Concerto (Nelsova/Boston 1969). I've ordered St Laurent Studio CDs from time to time and their quality is good (not too much fiddling around), though documentation tends to be minimal.
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« Reply #2509 on: July 29, 2021, 08:39:49 am »

Lionel, the Steinberg Boston 1969 Elgar 2 is available here  https://www.norpete.com/c1821.html in a double pack with a Cleveland 1957 Enigma and the Cello Concerto (Nelsova/Boston 1969). I've ordered St Laurent Studio CDs from time to time and their quality is good (not too much fiddling around), though documentation tends to be minimal.

Thank you so much, Chris. I shall get onto it this afternoon!
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« Reply #2510 on: July 29, 2021, 09:51:20 am »

I think I might have been out with Piccadilly Johnny's glass eye,but I'm not that old! Grin It just sounds more fun than sitting in front of the tv! For a start,if you didn't like the act you could heckle them or throw missiles at them! And if they didn't like you,they could yell back & throw something at you! There's nothing worse than sitting there having to listen to some of the unfunny,overpaid comedian's & entertainer's you get on tv,these days,and not being able to let them know exactly what you think of their act! Sometimes it would just be nice to be able to throw a rotten tomato or egg at a so-called comedian or entertainer,and watch them wipe it off their smug,annoying face! Unfortunately,unless I cover my tv with cling film and the carpet with tarpaulin,my tv could get very messy,I have to clean up;and what's the fun in that? Cathartic? Maybe? But not the cleaning up! ! wouldn't use a brick,though! (If I was in a music hall,not my telly!) Just in case,their aim was better than mine! (And I was no good at sport!) On the plus side,if you got hit on the head with a brick,you wouldn't have to watch the end of their act!
 
I remember my grandfather who remembered Music Hall's,used to talk about them! I remember asking him (and my grandmother) to sing some old music hall songs for me. They told me they'd been members of a Glee Club,and I remember I thought I was going to be like Cecil Sharp collecting & recording old english folksongs. I was lucky I left my cassette recorder at home! Roll Eyes Their voices were all cracked and out of tune!! And they knew allot of old music hall songs!! Roll Eyes Sad

They used to have a program on BBC2. The Good Old Days. Lionel will know it,and maybe,he was in the audience?!! Grin It passed the time very nicely;but it was nothing like the music hall,which was boisterous and rowdy;and before the first world war,more like a pub with a stage,than the kind of theatre we're used to!! (Or,like those old Westerns;although,I don't think anyone went so far as to shoot anyone?!).

I didn't realise you had such a violent streak! I must be more careful with my words in case I offend you and you come round here all tooled-up! Cheesy

I remember the stories my old dad used to tell about the music hall. He was, for a while just after the Great War, a scene-shifter at the Chiswick Empire. Now he did remember Florrie Forde and Vesta Tilley!  He used to enjoy The Good Old Days too but he did say, as you observed, that it was nothing like the rowdy music hall of his experience.
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« Reply #2511 on: July 30, 2021, 10:40:27 am »

Well, I've decided. It's



https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209787

conducted by the incomparable (and much missed) Sir Edward Downes. Four discs of Heaven.

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« Reply #2512 on: July 30, 2021, 11:29:27 am »

Well, I've decided. It's



https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209787

conducted by the incomparable (and much missed) Sir Edward Downes. Four discs of Heaven.

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Very appealing indeed. Would it be needlessly provocative to suggest that (Mozart excepted) the best bits of operas are those which involve only the orchestra, while the singers are all off-stage swigging a G&T and smoking a fag?
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« Reply #2513 on: July 30, 2021, 11:44:26 am »

Would it be needlessly provocative to suggest that (Mozart excepted) the best bits of operas are those which involve only the orchestra, while the singers are all off-stage swigging a G&T and smoking a fag?

So much lovely purely orchestral music from operas can be had! Leave the warblers to it...



...excerpts are generally enough for me. Except when it comes to Sullivan, Richard Strauss and Schreker.

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« Reply #2514 on: July 30, 2021, 05:49:57 pm »

Frank Bridge: Phantasie Trio in C Minor for violin,cello and piano    The Dartington Piano Trio (with Patrick Ireland,Viola)      Hyperion  Smiley

A little of what you fancy does you good! And as Hylda Baker used to say,I can say that without fear of contraception! Shocked Grin
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« Reply #2515 on: July 30, 2021, 05:57:32 pm »

Frank Bridge: Phantasie Trio in C Minor for violin,cello and piano    The Dartington Piano Trio (with Patrick Ireland,Viola)      Hyperion  Smiley

A little of what you fancy does you good! And as Hylda Baker used to say,I can say that without fear of contraception! Shocked Grin

Ooooh, yer big girl's blouse!



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« Reply #2516 on: July 30, 2021, 07:33:39 pm »

Frank Bridge: Phantasie Trio in C Minor for violin,cello and piano    The Dartington Piano Trio (with Patrick Ireland,Viola)      Hyperion  Smiley

A little of what you fancy does you good! And as Hylda Baker used to say,I can say that without fear of contraception! Shocked Grin

Ooooh, yer big girl's blouse!



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I somehow fear such cultural references may be lost on many, but quite frankly who cares?



It's all out there to explore.

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I somehow fear such cultural references may be lost on many, but quite frankly who cares?

It's all out there to explore.

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Is there such a word as "googleable"? 
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I somehow fear such cultural references may be lost on many, but quite frankly who cares?

It's all out there to explore.

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Is there such a word as "googleable"? 

Bloogledebubbleplerumble...



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« Reply #2519 on: July 30, 2021, 10:11:21 pm »

This may be a tad hypercritical, but hasn't this thread gone off the rails somewhat? Wink
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