In 1995 the Los Angeles-based chain announced plans to move into a huge space just up the street from Pizzicato
's flagship store on Northwest 23rd Avenue, a neighborhood fast becoming Portland's version of Sausalito.
Similarly, the articulateness of the pizzicato
playing in the "Polka" was dazzling.
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The great Jascha Heifetz declared it to be unplayable and, although Britten revised and cut some flashier passages, the solo part is still very demanding - but Byers handled all the triple-stopping and left hand pizzicato
with complete assurance.
This delightful aperitif had a clicky castanet feel created by synchronised pizzicato
and staccato playing and the final tutti flourish left me wanting more.
The score is very string-heavy, including a crazy Fortepiano Continuo and a solo Mandolin played pizzicato
at one point.
And in addition to an orchestral programme which includes The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, Wiener Blut, Auf der Jagd, Pizzicato
Polka, Cuckoo Polka, Tritsch Tratsch Polka and The Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, an integral part of the evening's entertainment will be provided by the Johann Strauss Dancers, who perform in period costume.
From "Boisterous Bourre" to "Playful Pizzicato
", and "Sentimental Sarabande" to "Frolicsome Finale", this work almost demands the listener to reminisce their youth.
Opening with jerky pizzicato
giving way to interweaving Caribbean-flavoured phrases performed at the instruments' most extreme registers, it's an infernal dance that is at once addictive and repellent.
In the long first movement, he drew profound effects, the scherzo was a pizzicato
tribute to the strings and the finale rose to a truly royal occasion.
ANSWERS: 1 Lincoln; 2 The Arctic; 3 Boys and girls come out to play; 4 Godot; 5 9ft (2.74m); 6 Millennium; 7 Pizzicato
; 8 Bath; 9 White Heat; 10 Wat Tyler.
Looking younger than most of the orchestra, he opened the Tchaikovsky with a suave, easy tone, nicely threading over the pizzicato
bass and cello work.