Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
That's beautiful! I'd love to visit the Canadian rockies one day.
I am no expert when it comes to Haydn Symphonies and never owned the compete series, but have always enjoyed these records when I was younger and now that I found them again. I have maybe 10 - 12 CDs with Haydn Symphonies that are back in Mexico, mostly Boehm and Karajan. I am sure there are several thread members who can give you good advice.
(CD Decca "Double Decca 0289 473 8012 2) 1996 .... beautiful early 70`s recordings by Antal Dorati - this "Double Decca" edition (btw with excellent sound) is still available for rather little money via the "secondary market" ....
Thanks for the tips, of the ones you mentioned it looks like Karajan is the only cycle easily available right now. I'll add it to my wishlist.
That looks like a good one, thanks for the tip.
There are daily direct non stop KLM flights to Calgary!
Here's a few more photos to motivate you. All the photos are from places not more than a 2 hour drive from
Johnston Canyon. You can hike up the canyon to beautiful waterfalls.
My favourite place....Peyto Lake. Took this photo 3 summers ago.
On the TT...
OMG - that motivates me a lot!
I would just love to do some kind of fly drive with the family to Canada. That's the kind of stunning scenery I want.
I had completely forgotten just how big the country is until I looked at the map today. I guess you really do need to focus in on one particular region unless you want to drive 24/7 ...
Wow! Having visited the US twice in the last 4 years I strongly doubt I'll have the money for such a big trip soon, but it would be wonderful.
There are several daily non-stop flights to London (both airports). A nice road-trip would be to fly to Calgary - rent a car- drive through Banff and parts of Jasper National Parks to British Columbia and then fly back from Vancouver.... That would be a 2-3 weeks vacation.
If you want to rent/ return to the same city...then Calgary would be the perfect place to visit the National Parks of Banff and Jasper. The scenery is stunning wherever you turn your head.
Beginning of July we have the famous Calgary Stampede, 10 days crazy cattle show/ rodeo....I love the heavy horse shows and the dog training shows. Lots of yummy food at the midway....
Calgary Stampede | The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth: July 6-15, 2018
Canada is the 2nd largest country by square miles / kilometers. There are 5 time zones. For example it's closer for us to fly to Mexico City to see my family than to fly to the East Coast....
Looking at google maps I was thinking of combining it with the north west of the US (Oregon, Washington, Glacier Park) and British Columbia, but that may be too big a trip for 3 weeks.
What parts of the US did you visit?
As for vacation on a budget....there are really nice camping grounds, very well maintained. There are really good bus connections to all the places and we have amazing bike paths as well....Calgary is one of the cities with the best bike path infrastructure in the world. You can even bike all the way to Banff!
Canada deserves a trip on its own. British Columbia / Alberta would be the perfect combo. So much scenery and natural beauty. I am totally in love with the Rocky Mountains and the otherworldly lakes.
I visited the US twice:
In 2014 we started out in Denver, then across the Rockies to Utah. In Utah we visited Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point and Natural Bridges. Then on to Arizona for Monument Valley, Page, Antelope Canyon and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Back to Utah for Bryce Canyon and Zion. Finally to Las Vegas and California for Death Valley, Sequoia, King's Canyon and Yosemite, then from San Fransisco to LA across the Pacific Coast Highway.
In 2017 we once again started out in Denver, but now to the north across Rocky Mountain NP to Wyoming and Yellowstone. From there southwards to Grand Teton, Dinosaur National Monument, Arches (again), Capitol Reef, Bryce (again), Cedar Breaks, Snow Canyon, to Arizona. We visited Page and Antelope Canyon again, then on to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest on to Phoenix.
The 2 most beautiful holidays I ever had
How accessible are the trails? My wife uses a walker which eliminates a lot of scenic areas.
That’s a lot of driving. Hopefully those were long trips.
I did a 3 month road trip in the Southwest in the 80s. It was a great trip.
That's an awesome experience! I have been in NYC and Ann Arbor (my uncle lives there ) a few times since I was a toddler....all the way until 1999. I have been to the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone....on a long 5 week road trip my Dad took us in 1979. I remember everything so vividly. We drove from Mexico City to San Antonio and then West....all the way to Phoenix, Flagstaff...Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, LA, San Diego.....Mexicali, Sonora, Sinaloa, Jalisco all the way back to Mexico City. One of the highlights was visiting the McDonald Douglas Airplane industry in Long Beach. I saw how they made the DC 10.
I've since then visited many places in the USA, but mostly Texas and Florida. My fave city though is by far Chicago. What a beautiful city. If I were rich and could afford
Pied-à-terre in the USA...that's what I would pick.
Now playing CD1 - Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 4 (BWV 1052, 1053 and 1055) from the following box for a first listen ...
I think Karajan's Haydn is for his admirers only, pre-romantic works were not his forte. My recommendation would be the complete set by Hogwood, Brüggen and Dantone (4 smphonies only) if you don't mind HIP, or the complete Dorati set if you do.
All the lakes around Banff are very accessible. Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake....very easy to get to from the Parking grounds. A bit of walking involved but nothing major and no climbing or hiking either. You can rent a boat on Lake Minnewanka and have a picnic in the middle of the lake with those amazing mountains as a view.....gorgeous experience.
On the TT....
The man with the golden flute, which was made in NYC ...
Vacation on a budget is only doable for young gal like you. I doubt a 64 year old geezer like me would want to carry a 70 lb backpack while walking the trail. Even though I can walk 8 - 9 miles a day when weather is decent and have energy to spare but that is exercise close to my house. Old age really sucks ...
I read about the 72 year old hubby of some major NY politician went on a mountain climbing trip to Mt Everest and ended up coming home in a body-bag ...
Loved listening to Tchaikovsky over the holidays
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