Monthly Archives: December 2011

岁末的省思

看到Facebook上好多人都说2011年过的好快。其实一年一年的过,觉得越过越快应属正常的吧。随着年龄的增长,生活步伐加快,当大家刚刚要适应变快的步调时,它已又加速!然而我今年的流程,经历了好多变化,速度一直都不一样,所以到2011年的最后一天,我并没有觉得它过得很快,只是不确定自己在这一年里完成了多少目标。 前半年自己就是积极把博士课给修完,同时尽可能从CSO不同的指挥身上学习不一样的东西。4月份参加了人生第一个交响乐指挥大师班,终于上了Gustav Meier的课,也认识了JoAnn Falleta,一个很有想法的女指挥。7月份参加了人生第一个指挥比赛,获得香港中乐团国际指挥比赛特别奖。这比赛让我几乎与世隔绝,完全封闭的在准备,吃不好,睡不着,真的非常痛苦!哈哈!!! 经过这一段的煎熬,就飞到欧洲,开始新的生活。在欧洲的两个月,除了去Spoleto时稍微轻松了一周,其实自己也很封闭的躲在图书馆准备Qualifying Exams及找写论文的资料。这一段日子也不好挨,没有朋友,没有太多音乐会,不知道在哪找好吃的,就知道图书馆,非常无趣!在离开德国之前,收到UC的来信,说Qualifying Exams取消了,变成我到Frankfurt就纯属游玩。经过了5天的潇洒游,我人就回到了Cincinnati。前半段原本是要考试的,现在就变放假,只是到图书馆找资料,然后吃吃喝喝的。到了下半段,才开始和乐队排练及带总谱读法课。因为这次的工作,和Gibson起了大冲突,至今还没说一句话,呵呵!人啊,“心”要大,我会尽可能的把关系修复。 最后这一个半月,我就是穿梭于Munich两大图书馆之间,以及巴伐利亚交响乐团及慕尼黑爱乐乐团的演出之间。为了提高写作水平,自己开始写乐评,把每次看完的演出都用语言记录下来,也把心得传达出去。这么看来,这后半年就是处于忽快忽慢的状态,说实话,真的非常难调整。生活规律反差太大,对人是有很大影响的,很多时候,自己变成不知道在干什么。德国,并不适合我,虽然有好多很棒的音乐会及歌剧,但是这里的人并不友善,让你永远觉得自己是外人。即便是德国人本身都觉得在慕尼黑很难交到朋友,更何况是一个不会说德语的亚洲人呢? 这两天接连收到两个指挥同僚,加上一个中学同学感情破裂的消息。我只是淡淡的和指挥及他们的伴侣聊几句,毕竟他们四个都是我的好朋友,实在不适合加诸太多意见。台湾百年结婚热潮,我周围的朋友却一对一对的分开,即便是我自己也搞到与教了我四年的老师失和,看来人与人之间的磨擦好难调和哦。话说回来,跟我关系非常好的两个堂姐,今年感情都有着落。丽婷9月结婚了,慧敏在圣诞节前夕订婚了,真的为她们感到高兴! 再过差不多三个小时,我就要跟2011年说再见。之前和马来西亚视频聊天,看到一大堆人说说笑笑,好不快活,自己要在德国平静的度过,的确有点感触。不过,明天开始,必须调整步伐了,慢了就加快一些,快了就放慢一些,总结这几个月的生活,忽快忽慢使我没法干好任何事情,只有认真的调整,才有可能把博士给拿下,加油! 是时候准备出门啦!据说今晚慕尼黑将会是“恐怖”的夜晚,德国的年轻人不但没有教养而且爱破坏公物。在被允许放鞭炮的情况下,每年都有好多意外发生,在加上酒精的催化下,更是一发不可收拾。无论如何,我还是得拿起相机,出去探险,毕竟自己应该不会在慕尼黑度过第二个新年。 祝大家新年快乐,2012年顺顺利利! Advertisements

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Shostakovich night – Care or not care

This might not be an easy evening for many people. Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 is more than 50 minutes with little exciting moments, while the 2nd half of the concert, you have 45 minutes of bombastic music, his Symphony No. … Continue reading

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Blomstedt = Bruckner

The last time I saw Blomstedt was in 2010 at Frankfurt when he conducted the Mahler Youth Orchestra performing Bruckner Symphony No. 9. My less mature opinion back then was that he is clear but physically not extremely smooth. With … Continue reading

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Another less satisfying sub for Chailly

As Riccardo Chailly was still not in the best form to conduct, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks invited another conductor for this huge program. David Robertson, an American conductor was brought in to conduct Luciano Berio’s “Rendering” (1989), and Maurice … Continue reading

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Ivan Fischer and Münchner Philharmoniker

It was such a fabulous evening watching Ivan Fischer, a real treat. This is the first time I have seen Maestro Fischer live in action and I am totally thrilled. It was by far the best conductor I have seen … Continue reading

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Das Lied von der Erde II

Three days after the Münchner Philharmonic’s performance of Das Lied von der Erde with Zubin Mehta, the Symphonieorchester des BR had the same program. Berlin Philharmonic will be playing Das Lied in mid December, but unfortunately the tickets are sold … Continue reading

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