Anecdotes and Observances

Last February, just prior to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert, all Mozart: The Requiem and the C minor piano concerto*, I was reading the concert program when I felt someone looking me over. The elderly lady sitting on my left who had been studying me turned to her friend - who was probably deaf - and said in a voice that I'm sure the whole hall heard, "I don't much care for his clothes but he is wearing a good watch."

Something I've noticed lately is that many ladies are wearing watches that are much bigger than mine. I just find this to be an interesting developement.

I'd enjoy reading anecdotes and observances from other members.


*Wolfy only wrote two piano concertos in minor keys, the C minor and the D minor - which I prefer, but they are both wonderful.

Nice story....
05/06/2015 - 21:29

and it recalls the time I saw the Chicogo Symphony led by Barenboim in an all-Strauss concert. They opened up with Don Juan at an edge-of-the-seat tempo that had me sweating! It was thrilling. And yes, I too prefer the D minor Piano Concerto.

I posted a short anecdote on PuristS back in 2008 that I will link here:

Enjoy the read.



Re: Nice story....
05/07/2015 - 00:17

Hi Bill

The CSO does a lot of stuff at a break-neck speed. I heard them play the overature to Candide a few years ago and I couldn't believe the speed and accuracy of the playing! Fabulous orchestra!

I go to Chicago because I am researching my grandfather's architecture there; my dad was born there so it's a little like going home.

Yours is a wonderful story; I had a similar experience with my grandson a while ago only the woman was wearing the watch.

As far as I'm concerned, VC's, PP's, etc, are all works of art in miniature. 


Marked as a man with good least in watches! :-) (nt)
05/07/2015 - 03:12
that's a funny comment :-)
05/07/2015 - 11:12