Conversations with Ananda Sukarlan

"Bernstein with Composer, Aaron Copland at Bernardsville, ca. 1920-1989, Library of Congress., Mentor and Friend, New Jersey." August 1945. The Leonard Bernstein Collection

“Bernstein with Composer, Aaron Copland at Bernardsville, ca. 1920-1989, Library of Congress., Mentor and Friend, New Jersey.” August 1945. The Leonard Bernstein Collection

Ananda Sukarlan had sent me a clip of Bernstein rehearsing Le Sacre du Printemps……….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVQyhuTP0KU&mode=related&search=

(Geoffrey King) Very interesting to compare with the Boulez approach isn’t it.
(Ananda Sukarlan) I don’t know the Boulez approach.

Cockroach.
What he says about the Russian choir and the Duke Ellington thing……
Am watching him conduct the Candide overture. FANTASTIC.
…..and the twin nature of that bit of the Danse Sacrale, are spot on.
Yeah.
And you need that, to show musicians what the composer is talking about.
They have to know what the notes mean.
Well, LB was the greatest.
Simply the best….
You’ll never be like B.
……better than all the rest…..
He was so vulgar.
No, no one could.
And that’s necessary in his job.
Yeah, I like his T- shirt.
He is like a slut.
Do you know what I mean?
Yeah, no pretentions at all. Just as he was.
That’s good, because sometimes music is like a slut too.
Exactly.
Well, I’ll include this conversation in my blog.
GREAT.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgXMxhMhYm4&mode=related&search=
I’m doing my blog.
Ok.
Let me know.
What is that, Candide?
Yeah, make our garden grow.
Ok.
You still there?
Yes.
It’s done.
Chatting with Chen in Paris……
Ok, I’ll check.
Ok.
Give Chen my [kiss emoticon].
He gives back a kiss.
Good.
He-he.
Nice pic eh?
Yes, very nice.
He was CUTE when he was young.
Well he was always handsome and charismatic.
[?? emoticon]
The “make our garden grow” doesn’t connect. You missed a sentence.
Let me look….
Well, “make our garden grow” is a reference to me putting your views on the blog, isn’t it?
So it makes sense as I edited it.
No, check our conversation again.
I just did.
But, just leave it as it is.
If you read it, you’ll see I edited it well.
I meant, I was watching “Make my garden grow”. But leave it as it is . It’s cute.
Oh, sorry, is that a bit of Candide?
Is it an aria?
Yes, I gave you another link.
But what is “Make my garden grow”?
Candide?
Oh, forget it ……YES! IT’S THE BEST SONG OF ALL TIME.
Ok, I’ll have a look.
Anyway, am gonna go to bed.
Ok bye.
Enjoy LB.
Am listening……….so vulgar.
Yeah, so great.
He-he.
G’night.
Glitter and be gay.
He-he.
G’night….ah, don’t tell me you don’t know what it is.
What?
Glitter and be gay
I don’t know what it is.
Oh well ….. just search in YouTube.
Yessir.
Honestly……..and you call yourself a composer……
You could include it in your blog…..this next conversation…….
[laughter emoticon]
I’m adding our WHOLE conversation in my blog.
Well, if u wanna embarrass yourself, go ahead. I mean……u r the only composer in the world who doesn’t know glitter and be gay !!!!
Oh shit.
He-he…..well, I think you should start to study music.
Anyway that Bernstein is over now.
Good night then.
We won’t ever see Boulez conducting THAT.
Well I even forgot Boulez existed!
Oh, you need more music lessons from me.
You are the only composer in the world still talking about Boulez! Only concert managers talk about him!
Go to bed.
BASKET.
Sleep tight.
GO.
Bye.
Bye.

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