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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000559.txt from 2000/04

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Lelia's landfil
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 13:20:04 -0400

--- wrote:

> You realize we've just disillusioned a lot of nice people who thought of the
> Marinated County as a romantic place with Stinson Beach on one side and the
> Golden Gate Bridge on the other, with nothing but Muir Woods, Mt.Tam, the Marin
> Symphony, espresso bars, fitness spas and Steven Spielberg in between.

I always hated Stinson Beach while growing up anyway -- too darned windy.
I became partial to Bodega Bay. And the Marin Symphony...ech. I played
with them just when they got their latest "conductor" -- Gary Sheldon.

This reminds of something tangential but relevant. In many cases, I've dis-
covered that certain pieces of music are much more enjoyable to play than to
listen to, and vice versa. Take Bolero. I used to listen to that piece in
rapture as a child, it so enchanted me. After rehearsing and performing it
for the first time, I almost threw the away the CD. I *still* don't like
hearing recordings or performances of Tchaik 4, but I'll do back-flips for
the chance to perform it.

This comes to mind because I remember going to the Marin Symphony as a
teenager with my mom to see Stoltzman play Weber #2. I was so inspired
by the performance, I thought for a couple of years hence that the Marin
Symphony must be on the same level as San Francisco. And then, as a col-
lege student, I ended up performing with them and my bubble burst!

By the way Lelia, every Star Wars fan in the world is groaning at your
Spielberg remark (not to mention all the members of the Skywalker Symphony).
George Lucas is in Marin, not Spielberg!

-- Neil

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