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 Post subject: Re: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BOB PAXMAN
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:36 pm 
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Don't think so. Paxman were worried about the difficult situation of his sad death? Not sure what happened.


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 Post subject: Re: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BOB PAXMAN
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:14 pm 
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His tragic death was finally judged 'an accident':
he foolishly, 'on foot', crossed over a tube' underground ( but at that point 'overground' ) railway line somewhere on the 'metropolitan' or 'bakerloo' line and stepped on a 'live' rail carrying a voltage of several 1000s watts and was of course killed instantly.
Why should Paxman have been 'worried' about what was clearly an 'open and shut' case?
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 Post subject: Re: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BOB PAXMAN
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:31 pm 
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Just a couple of footnotes to WD's post:

I believe I'm right in saying Dick's eyesight deteriorated markedly toward the end of his life and some sources suggest that was a factor in his death.

I'm not an electrician, but I understand the danger to humans on tube lines comes from the p.d. or voltage of 630v DC - watts doesn't come into it. There are two conductor rails and contact with either of them can be fatal.


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 Post subject: Re: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BOB PAXMAN
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Sorry, I am not an electrician either and in fact I am quite 'scared' of electricity!
I think I meant 'volts' not 'watts' so thanks for that info.


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 Post subject: Re: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BOB PAXMAN
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:20 am 
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It sounds very clear with 20/20 hindsight. It wasn't so clear at the time. There are always side issues to consider in situations like this. Don't ask. You know what you know and are happy with that. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BOB PAXMAN
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:09 pm 
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I really enjoyed that concert and tribute to Bob Paxman. We played a lot of notes on very little rehearsal and it was good, at least from where I was sitting. Great players and great playing. Most of us played in everything and only the Mozart was played by eight horns as intended, otherwise we all played La Danza, Russlan and Ludmilla and of course Mahler's Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, Humperdinck's Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel, Wagner's Prelude to Tristan and Isolde, the Barber Adagio and the Schumann Konzertstück. A splendid Celebration of the Life of Bob Paxman.


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 Post subject: Re: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BOB PAXMAN
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:06 am 
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It was very good. As Tony says, a huge number of notes and hardly a duff one to be heard.

The "orchestral" parts in the arrangement of the Konzertstück included some phenomenally difficult passages.

I hardly had the heart to practise when I got home.

My only criticism was that there was rather a lot of speechifying; I realise it was part of the occasion that there would be some.

I thought Sarah Willis was rather good (fourth solo horn in the Schumann), but so was Angela Barnes (third). I enjoyed Jonathan Lipton's cadenza in the Rossini. Lots of super high stuff from Pyatt, Vlatkovic, Seenan et al.


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