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Ben Clapton


March 22, 2007 at 1:42 AM

For my up-coming concert, I have been informed that we are to wear dinner suits. I don't have a dinner suit, and I don't have a lot of money, so I thought I'd check out the op shops. They didn't have any - but I did manage to pick up some LP records that look rather interesting. All the LP's do not have any visible scratches, but I haven't listened to them yet to see if they're of any quality. But the names on the sleeves look like it should at least be worth listening to.

Pierre Boulez conducting Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Concertino for 12 instruments
Karajan and the Wiener Philharmoniker conducting Tchaikovsky's Ballet Suites
Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra with Vaughn Williams Sinfonia Antartica
Pinchas Zukerman and the English Chamber Orchestra with The Four Seasons
Sir Malcolm Sargent with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Choral Society, Elizabeth Harwood, Marjorie Thomas, Richard Lewis and John Shirley-Quirk with Highlights from Mendelssohn's Elijah
Anne-Sophie Mutter and Riccardo Muti with the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Mozart Violin Concertos 2 and 4
William Steinberg and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing Holst's The Planets

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade by the Concert Arts Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins with the Orchestral works of Percy Grainger

9 LP's for $22.50 - I'm pretty happy with that. At the moment, I still haven't got a dinner jacket, but we'll see.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on March 22, 2007 at 5:02 AM
What is an "op shop" in American English? You made some great buys! Do you think you could sew the sleeves together to make a dinner jacket?
From Ben Clapton
Posted on March 22, 2007 at 12:18 PM
Op Shop = Charity/Hospice Shop (UK) = thrift/hospice store/shop (US)

Sorry, never realised that Op Shop was an Aussie thing.

I would sew the sleeves together, but I want to keep them in good nick. Found out tonight that a black suit is a suitable replacement.

From Karin Lin
Posted on March 22, 2007 at 6:07 PM
Ha ha...nice to hear I'm not the only one who heads out clothes shopping and ends up coming home with a bunch of music instead. :D

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