I do love classical music, but Wagner never was my thing... sorry Mr. Fry , it is just a bit too much for me... I am more Liszt, Tchaikovsky kind of girl
flookwit, there was a point in my life when I used to socialize with a lot of musicians, mostly concert pianists majority of them were studying at the Liszt music academy in Budapest... so I do know about the legend that is Horowitz... The expression of awe my friends had on their faces when talking about the man... and they say rock bands have groupies
I do admire them immensely when you consider how much daily practice goes into it, I would not have the stamina to be frank... I was talking to Mrvica once (dont know have you heard of him) anyhow when he told me he practices for 10-12 hours before competitions and concerts I was gobsmacked.
About conductors I had the opportunity to see Mehta with Vienna Philharmonic orchestra (I think) now that was something else... and Sutej wasnt half bad either...
Axm ok on your head be it, next time I'm in East Anglia I'll arm myself with cider vinegar, some soap on the rope (I think I'll go for Lush their soaps smell divine although I dont know how I'll pull off the Wagner bit... and here I was thinking a general chat up line will do... tssss my only saving grace at this point is that for some reason I am quite interesting to gay males... because lets be frank vinegar and soap, I dont have much to work with X-D