Posts Tagged ‘Royal Albert Hall’

My Way

January 3, 2017

Robbie Williams performed live in London to see in the New Year.

A poor lacklustre mediocre performance.

Not a patch on Frank Sinatra classic live at Royal Albert Hall where he had edge.

Bowie Prom

August 3, 2016

Tribute to David Bowie at the Proms

Performance of many of his compositions, with new arrangements, at the Royal Albert Hall.

Various soloists, with musicians’ collective s t a r g a z e conducted by André de Ridder.

 

Dreams

April 26, 2013

Dreams Fleetwood Mac classic, The Corrs featuring Mick Fleetwood on drums, live Royal Albert Hall.

For Annie.

Scorpions Wind Of Change at Royal Albert Hall

April 12, 2012
Rudolf Schenker and Paulo Coelho St Joseph's Day party 2011

Rudolf Schenker and Paulo Coelho St Joseph's Day party 2011

Rudolf Schenker and Paulo Coelho St Joseph's Day party 2012

Rudolf Schenker and Paulo Coelho St Joseph's Day party 2012

Last year Rudolf Schenker played with Paulo Coelho at Paulo Coelho’s St Joseph’s Day party at the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul.

Eleven days later, the Scorpions performed Winds of Change at the Royal Albert Hall, a special anniversary concert to mark the 80th birthday of Mikhail Gorbachev, who was there as guest of honour.

Last month Rudolf Schenker played with Paulo Coelho at Paulo Coelho’s St Joseph’s Day party at a medieval Venetian castle not far from Bassano del Grappa.

For Mio Baba, meeting, seeing play, was a dream come true.

The Scorpions are currently on a world tour.

Gorbachev’s 80th birthday bash to bolster charity funds
Rudolph Schenker talks to Russia Today ahead of Russian tour

Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall

January 2, 2012
Adele performing live in 2009

Adele performing live in 2009

An hour long programme this evening, highlights of Adele live at Royal Albert Hall 21 September 2011, recorded as part of her international tour and with a set list including songs from her albums 19 and 21.

She was brilliant.

Damn, why did I not record it.

Top story The Daily Roxx /> (Monday 2 January 2012).

Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall

G F Handel – The Sixteen

November 17, 2011

[Handel] is the only person I would wish to see before I die, and the only person I would wish to be, were I not Bach. — Bach

Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived. I would bare my head and kneel at his grave. — Beethoven

The Sixteen choir and orchestra, Carolyn Sampson soprano, conducted by founder Harry Christophers at The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

I think this from the BBC Proms 2009, but cannot be certain. As usual BBC shoot themselves in the foot and the broadcast is no longer available on their website.

This marked the 30th anniversary of The Sixteen and Handel’s 250th anniversary.

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), together with English composer Henry Purcell (who was to greatly influence Handel), was one of the leading composers of English Baroque music.

Handel’s Messiah was an inspiration from angels and an attempt to capture their voices. On completing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ Handel is reported to have exclaimed ‘I think I did see all Heaven open before me and the great God Himself.’

Later in life, Handel was to compare his experience with that of Saint Paul: ‘Whether I was in my body or out of my body when I wrote it, I know not. God only knows.’

For my lovely friend Pandora.

Hail, Mother of the Redeemer

Rod Stewart – The First Cut is the Deepest

November 26, 2010

Classic Rod Stewart. Royal Albert Hall, London.

David Gilmour – The Divison Bell

November 20, 2010

This is about as good as it gets! At least it is if you have the original concert on DVD. This on YouTube is poor video, poor sound.

Not Pink Floyd as incorrectly recorded on YouTube, but was originally perfomed by Pink Floyd.

I think this is from the acoustic concert David Gilmour gave at the Royal Festival Hall. At the time he gave two concerts, one at the Royal Festival Hall the other at the Royal Albert Hall.