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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000081.txt from 2005/08

From: jcblegen@-----.net
Subj: RE: [kl] Apllause and other interriptions at concerts
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 13:37:44 -0400

> Of course, I am agreeing with myself, but Gary's point is quite
> correct. The audience is the purpose of the concert. They are
> the ones to be entertained. They establish what the protocols
> are for the concert and any conductor who gives them dirty looks
> for applauding where he thinks they should not be applauding will not
> last long.

I do agree with Dan here, but I remember a Baltimore Symphony performance that
was ruffled by an unusually severe outbreak of coughing during the pauses between
movements. Finally Zinman whirled around and said, "If you have to cough, go to
the hospital!"

John Blegen
jcblegen.com

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