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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000353.txt from 2002/06

From: "Joseph Wakeling" <joseph.wakeling@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Philadelphia Orchestra Audition Finals
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 18:15:58 -0400

Based on some conversations with pro musicians, I would suggest that ego has
a big part to play...

i.e. - they put the work in because they want to make damn sure it's the
composer, and not them, who gets blamed for the fact that that the music's
crap. ;-)

-- Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lacy Schroeder" <LacyS@-----.org>
Subject: RE: [kl] Philadelphia Orchestra Audition Finals

I think a lot of it is finding something in the music that you really
like, whether it be a passage, a chord, or a sonority, or whatever. Of
course, if the music is just crap, then yes, it definitely would be
difficult to keep interested in it!

Lacy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glen Shannon [mailto:gshannon@-----.com]
>
> I've been to orchestra performances where they play something totally
> god-awful and I can barely tolerate the tedium as an audience member.
> If I were a professional player I don't think I could have the
> stamina to sit through rehearsals if I can't even keep myself
> interested in the music. But I'm not, so I'm off the hook. How do you
> stand it?
>
> Glen

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