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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000083.txt from 2005/08

From: Nightingale Nightingale <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Apllause and other interriptions at concerts
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 13:57:50 -0400

On 8/6/05,> wrote:
> > 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=
> was ruffled by an unusually severe outbreak of coughing during the pauses=
> movements. Finally Zinman whirled around and said, "If you have to cough=
, go to
> the hospital!"

I once got up and walked a couple of rows back to give a package of
cough drops & some kleenex to somebody who was coughing frequently (&
loudly) through a piece that I really liked and wanted to hear.

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