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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001187.txt from 1997/09

From: "David C. Blumberg" <>
Subj: Re: What an ear!!!!!
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 14:52:25 -0400

Here's an amusing story of the infamous "conductors ear".

A conductor, keen to show off the acuity of his ear, got hold of a
double-bass part before a rehearsal and altered one note. Then, at
rehearsal, he stopped the orchestra: "fourth double-bass, you played an F
sharp". The player replied, "No, some bloody fool pencilled in an F sharp.
I played an F natural as printed."

David Blumberg

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