L.A. Phil Announces HD Broadcasts

Reading the news today that the L.A. Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel (a name that sounds like a sauce you might find in a Diana Kennedy cookbook), has jumped on the live HD-broadcast bandwagon, I started thinking: Have I ever seen a fully satisfying live broadcast of any of the performing arts, even in HD? Answer: No. Why? The reason I still go to musical concerts is for the live sound, which broadcast cannot match. The reason I go to theatre is in part for the audience, which, I’m sorry, is not as lively at a canned event. And the reason I go to ballet is, in part, to stare at women’s bodies and men’s butts. HD doesn’t capture that, either, not really.

One Comment to “L.A. Phil Announces HD Broadcasts”

  1. Does it occur to you that these HD broadcasts are good for those of us unable to attend the performances? I can’t get to L.A. or NYC for the season so it is nice to have these as the next best thing.
    I agree that nothing can compare to live but we take what we can out here in the stix…
    Indeed, that is why I come to LW.

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