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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000828.txt from 1999/01

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: [kl] the maestro's revenge!
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 22:55:08 -0500

On Sun, 17 Jan 1999 wrote:

> Line's story reminds me of when I was in a youth orchestra in Berlin,
> playing the Britten War Requiem. Piece after piece of glorious,
> effortlessly sublime music. We played it in East and West Berlin and
> Vienna in 1987, before the Wall came down. In West Berlin, the same thing
> happened after the fantastic fade-out of the last sonority; one person
> just had to be the one to start the clapping. But in the East, I think it
> was close to a minute of complete and utter silence, just us on stage and
> the audience in the seats lost in contemplation...

Remarkable story, Peter. I guess Britten's requiem
would have that effect, along with perhaps Brahms'.


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