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Guess what Herbert von Karajan drove?


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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specially modified Porsche turbo (the old, dangereuse ones) - they used a special lightwt. body and a more powerful turbo...

 

 


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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5 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

specially modified Porsche turbo (the old, dangereuse ones) - they used a special lightwt. body and a more powerful turbo...

 

 

Not only. I actually googled it yesterday (!):

 

http://www.karajan.co.uk/cars.html

 


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

specially modified Porsche turbo (the old, dangereuse ones) - they used a special lightwt. body and a more powerful turbo...

 

Dangerous?

 

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the early Porsche turbos are said to have been like driving an On/Off switch - power oversteer out the wazoo

 

here is a pic of his car:

 

 

 

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"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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What I find most impressive about this (beyond the cars) is that there was a time between 1950 and 1990 when you obviously could actually live quite handsomely  off classical music if you were at the top of your game. 
 

I wonder if in 2019 the Spotify revenues of any of today’s top conductors could even pay for a Hyundai. 

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OTOH, If you choose the right classical music business model..

 

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With his latest totals reported, Andre Rieu extends his record as the highest grossing classical artist in Billboard's Boxscore history. His total gross from all shows reported to Billboard Boxscore now stands at $550.1 million. Further, he continues to be the classical act with the highest attendance, with 5.97 million.

 

Andre Rieu Surpasses $550 Million in Touring Grosses, Has Played to Nearly 6 Million Fans

Well, these are grosses of course.

 

The result (much more impressive than Prius isn't it):

 

andre-rieu-just-bought-a-tesla-model-s-97295_1.jpg

 

Up to that point he drove S65 AMG (also more impressive than Toyota I guess).

 

Image result for andre rieu car

 

IMO his Maastricht castle is ..also more impressive than Prius x-D

 

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The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, sphinxsix said:

OTOH, If you choose the right classical music business model..

 

 

Andre Rieu Surpasses $550 Million in Touring Grosses, Has Played to Nearly 6 Million Fans

Well, these are grosses of course.

 

The result (much more impressive than Prius isn't it):

 

andre-rieu-just-bought-a-tesla-model-s-97295_1.jpg

 

Up to that point he drove S65 AMG (also more impressive than Toyota I guess).

 

Image result for andre rieu car

 

IMO his Maastricht castle is ..also more impressive than Prius x-D

 

the-castle-1412161417-view-0.jpg

 

 

Sorry whatever you want to call this style, classical it isn’t. 

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51 minutes ago, Musicophile said:

Sorry whatever you want to call this style, classical it isn’t. 

Forgot to add ';)'. Of course my attitude to this kitschy phenomenon is the same. 

 


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

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