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Tags: humor

Such a versatile instrument – Part 2

0 Robert Levine

From our colleagues in Minnesota:

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Such a versatile instrument

0 Robert Levine

You’ve probably already seen this; it’s been doing the rounds at lightning speed. But, if not…

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What Happens Backstage Stays Backstage

1 Karen Schnackenberg

Well, except for the parts I’m going to tell you!  No names of course.  LOL. Seriously, performers have to be able to trust orchestra librarians to handle backstage situations with professionalism, courtesy, discretion, and, above all else, help when they need something.  It wouldn’t be right to betray that trust, so I won’t — the

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This actually might work for Bach

0 Robert Levine

I’m thinking last movement of the C major sonata, not the Chaconne, of course. (Hat tip to BBB Charles Noble):

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Nerds? You Betcha!

0 Karen Schnackenberg

When I wrote the following on “From the Orchestra Library” I didn’t realize Robert had posted the video of a young accordion virtuoso playing the last movement of  Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto back in September.  So, here’s a little view into orchestra librarians’ minds when they see such a thing:

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What Opera Needs is More Drums

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No explanation needed. Forgive me, but I’m just the messenger. And he’s got more of these. . . .

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GUEST BLOGGER Yvonne Caruthers–Slatkin's response

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Leonard Slatkin responded via email (see yesterday’s blogpost) to my request for information about the article on his website. I have excerpted his comments: “The article was written the day after the Met[‘s recent production of] Tosca was trashed.   How come opera directors can get away with mangling the instructions from a composer, but the

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