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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000071.txt from 2005/08

From: "Margaret Thornhill" <>
Subj: [kl] applauding before the end
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 10:56:00 -0400

Wayne wrtoe:

" I like opera. The culture is
somehow different, isn't it? There, the excited
applause as an aria is ending, is, for me, perfect. I
want to join in with the emotion of the singer."

Wayne, though I agree with most of your post, I have no tolerance for the
opera fans applauding before the last chord of an aria accompaniment,, as is
done almost universally in theis country

Not only does it subvert the composer's iattempt to complete his musical
throught, but it's completely disrepectful of the artists in the pi who
have more playing to do, , as in a performance I heard of The Italian Girl
in Algiers at the Met in 2004, where one of the Met orchestra clarinetists
was compltely drowned out by applause for the tenor (Juan Diego Florex)
while playing his beautiful solo clarinet obbligato that ends a tenor aria.


Margaret Thornhill, DMA
Artist/Teacher of Modern and Historical Clarinet

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