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Performers you wish you had seen in concert

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Connemara, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    Misfits with Danzig on vocals.
     
  2. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I've got to +1 all the nostalgia for old Misha. Check out this performance with him and Patrick Bissell in "Don Quixote"...I mean, Bissell is no amateur, but Misha literally blows him out of the water.

     
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    I've got to +1 all the nostalgia for old Misha. Check out this performance with him and Patrick Bissell in "Don Quixote"...I mean, Bissell is no amateur, but Misha literally blows him out of the water.



    Seeing that clip just reminded me of the palpable stage presence and electricity that almost overwhlemed me the first couple of times I played with him--you just can't take your eyes off of him for a second.

    koji
     
  4. Thracozaag

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    led zeppelin in their prime

    Re-watched "The Song Remains the Same" for about the millionth time last night--the interplay between Page/Plant in the "Whole Lotta Love" vamps still completely blow me away.

    koji
     
  5. von Rothbart

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    Thanks VR. I saw Misha once with NYCB in the late 70s and at least a dozen times between 1980-1988 with ABT. Watching him dance with Gelsey Kirkland was incredible.

    Do you know how fortunate you're? Kirkland/Baryshnikov and Makarova/Baryshnikov are probably 2 of most legendary partnerings (along with Fonteyn/Nureyev) in Western history. The Theme & Variations he did with Kirkland I saw on tape was just beyond description.

    I recently saw a video of him dancing the male variation from Giselle Act 2's pas de deux, and I can only imagine what it was like for that audience. As he went up to do the double front cabrioles in the beginning, the entire audience gasped, and then as some started to clap, he did the second one, and they gasped again, and some started to applaud only because they didn't seem to know what to do next: they sounded stunned. Talking to people who were at that performance, it sounded as if the video barely hinted at the extraordinary occasion.

    --Andre


    Are you talking about the one with Makarova? God, that performance was literally out of this world.

    I've got to +1 all the nostalgia for old Misha. Check out this performance with him and Patrick Bissell in "Don Quixote"...I mean, Bissell is no amateur, but Misha literally blows him out of the water.



    That Don Q is one of my favorite in my DVD collection. I have to say he did pretty okay right next to Misha. He had so much ahead of him, so sad, what a waste of tremendous talent.
     
  6. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Seeing that clip just reminded me of the palpable stage presence and electricity that almost overwhlemed me the first couple of times I played with him--you just can't take your eyes off of him for a second.

    koji


    Wait, wait, wait---you freakin' played with Baryshnikov?!
     
  7. EL72

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    By far my number one choice would be to see the The Wailers (Bob, Peter & Bunny) in Jamaica in 1973 right after the release of Catch a Fire and Burnin'.
     
  8. von Rothbart

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    Wait, wait, wait---you freakin' played with Baryshnikov?!

    duh, where have you been?
     
  9. LabelKing

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    Wait, wait, wait---you freakin' played with Baryshnikov?!

    [bio fragment]
    Also active in chamber music, Mr. Attwood has performed with members of the Borromeo and St. Lawrence string quartets, and is a regular collaborator with Mikhail Baryshnikov. He performed with the dancer's White Oak Dance Project and provided music for Mr. Baryshnikov's 2002-2003 solo tour of the U.S. He completed a fourteen-city coast-to-coast tour with Mr. Baryshnikov, with sold-out performances at the Boston Grand Ballet's Grand Studio. The programs, entitled "Solos with Piano...or Not...an Evening of Music and Dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Pianist Koji Attwood," began in the summer of 2002 and were performed to benefit the Baryshnikov Arts Center, which opened in the fall of 2005. The tour featured new works choreographed for Mr. Baryshnikov by Cesc Gelabert, Tere O'Connor, Lucinda Childs, and Eliot Feld to the music of Cage, Jaggard, Nancarrow, Berg, and Leon Redbone; Mr. Attwood provided solo interludes and accompaniment for the dances, garnering tremendous critical praise. Nevada-Events remarked that he is "a pianist of rare gifts, both as a solo artist and as a collaborator. Playing solo pieces of Scriabin, Scarlatti, Liszt and Soler, this young pianist was much more than fill. He is a concert pianist with an impeccable technique, a rich tone, and an assured sense of good interpretive taste." The Minneapolis Star-Tribune said he "percolate[d] rapturously... [Baryshnikov and Attwood] displayed lovely chemistry in a performance full of virtuosity, and humor, whimsy and seriousness. Their coordination was so tight that it sometimes seemed as though the dancer's limbs were attached to the musician's notes."


    I've been incredibly fortunate to have played with many great musicians, but I can say without any reservation that Misha has been the greatest artist that I've had the privilege, honour and pleasure to work and perform with.

    koji
     
  11. LabelKing

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    My mother once saw Rudolf Nureyev perform Swan Lake in China.
     
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    He is a bit of fun trivia: What was the name of the Baryshnikov's troupe dancer who played German terrorist in the original DieHard with Bruce Willis?[​IMG]
     
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    He is a bit of fun trivia: What was the name of the Baryshnikov's troupe dancer who played German terrorist in the original DieHard with Bruce Willis?[​IMG]

    Alexander Gudanov
     
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    Alexander Gudanov

    Godunov just like Boris Godunov.
     
  15. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Godunov just like Boris Godunov.

    Close enough[​IMG]
     
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    What is this, Masterpiece f***in' Theatre? Just kidding; koji - [​IMG] Has anyone said the original Dolls yet? Just thought of that one cuz Thunders came up in S&D. Near the top of my list...
     
  17. von Rothbart

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    Alexander Gudanov

    It was high drama, much better than on stage.

    Godunov defected to US during the Bolshoi tour in NYC in 1979. After his announcement to defect, Soviet officials quickly put his wife who's also a Bolshoi member on the plane back to Moscow. But State Department officials ordered the plane blocked on the runway pending investigation whether she's leaving on her own will as she and more than 50 passengers continued to sit on the airliner for 3 days. It became major diplomatic incident between the US and the Soviet Union. American officials wanted to interview her in private and away form the plane but the interview was conducted on the plane in a private area instead. After 3 days of high level negotiation that involved Carter and Brezhnev, the plane was finally allowed to take off. She came back to Moscow as a heroine.

    His defection was the first ever by a Bolshoi dancer. Nureyev, Misha and Makarova were with Kirov at the time of their defection.

    At first he wanted to join NYCB but was turned downed as Mr. B felt he's more suited to ABT which he danced as a principal until 1982 when he had a falling-out with Misha. He turned to Hollywood after his departure from ABT. I believe he died of OD several years ago.
     
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    I have heard that Barishnikov did not give him enough parts. Godunov was a very good dancer and had much more dramatic presence on stage than Barishnikov himslef.
     
  19. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    [bio fragment]...


    I've been incredibly fortunate to have played with many great musicians, but I can say without any reservation that Misha has been the greatest artist that I've had the privilege, honour and pleasure to work and perform with.

    koji


    That's really just too cool, Koji. [​IMG]
     
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