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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000427.txt from 1995/03

From: Neil Leupold <Neil_Leupold@-----.COM>
Subj: RE>Re- Smelling salts
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 1995 02:58:32 -0500

Reply to: RE>Re: Smelling salts
Tom Labadorf wrote:

"What a sad state of affairs when a highly musical moment can be reduced to
something as non-descript as "louder" or "softer!" What Andre Previn was
probably thinking at that moment was, "Is it worth spending thousands of
dollars per minute of rehearsal time to banter with this imbacile! [sic] His
answer was obviously. "No." "

Hooray for Tom! Perhaps saying "louder" or "softer" is more PRECISE, but
expressing a desire that something be played "triumphantly" or "with greater
presence" speaks _volumes_ beyond such grunt-level pedantry as the


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