Does WMJX pay Dunkin Donuts to have station on?
Sat May 7 12:56:24 EDT 2011
One of the loudest pieces you can hear played by a symphony orchestra is a concert version of
a piece called the Trojans at Carthage by French composer Hector Berlioz. I sprung for a seat in the 20th
row when the Boston symphony Orchestra did it in Symphony Hall. Another piece that approaches
the threshold of pain is the Symphony #5 by Gustav Mahler. I went to a performance of it when the San Francisco
Symphony Orchestra was on tour, performing once again in Boston's Symphony Hall. My seat was about
row 10 center. Visceral! The Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2011-2012 schedule was just released, and
it includes a VERY loud piece by Richard Strauss called "EinHeldenleben", "A Hero's Life"...I actively
dislike the piece so I will skip that one. An odd thing: very loud music or a simulacrum of same can
be painful to listen to through transducers, but acoustical music of the very same loudness seems totally
natural. For the Met in HD in the theaters next Saturday the 14th, a Wagner opera, I will sit very far
back from the screen.
----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kirk
Sent: 05/06/11 06:01 PM
To: Jim Hall
Subject: Re: Does WMJX pay Dunkin Donuts to have station on?
Who was it that said "If it's too loud, you're too old?"
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