Are you missing your music?

I don’t know about you, but I’m still experiencing withdrawal symptoms from being denied access to the Central Library music CDs and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s concert season. I especially regret the loss of  the chance to hear Nickolai Demidenko, whose playing held me spellbound just a few years ago when he played Prokofiev’s third piano concerto at the Town Hall.

The silver lining to this is online access to the Naxos and Music Online music streaming databases on our website. With the  inexpensive addition of some speakers from Dick Smith, my computer can now deliver me a whole library of classical music at home, giving me the opportunity to try out some new music without cost.

Listening to Demidenko playing Chopin on Naxos or Glenn Gould playing Beethoven in Music Online will never replace the excitement of a live performance, but it’s not a bad compensation prize.

2 thoughts on “Are you missing your music?

  1. Wen Baragrey 18 April 2011 / 12:58 pm

    For me, it’s Amanda Palmer. She was coming to Christchurch to play on the 22nd Feb, and I was sooooo excited about going. She was at the airport in Napier, just about to get on a plane when the quake hit so she never came. *sigh*. I still have my CDs, but that was a bitter disappointment.

  2. Joyce 21 April 2011 / 1:54 pm

    I’m bitter that I missed Queens of the Stone Age who were meant to play on the Thursday of quake-week. Grrrr…

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