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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000044.txt from 2010/11

From: Jennifer Jones <>
Subj: Re: [kl] (no subject)
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 14:54:31 -0400

OOOH OOOH OOOH!, is that a coccyx cushion?

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Martin Baxter <> wrote:
> When the oboists writhing (on a held note) is sufficient to distract the =
concerto soloist and her neighbours in the orchestra I would not forgive he=
r behaviour no matter how many serpents she was able to charm. However I do=
n't think the orchestra have continued to give her the opportunity.
> As for seating I have been known to take a cushion.
> Martin (who has been going to concerts for over 50 years.)
> On 3 Nov 2010, at 14:28, Jennifer Jones wrote:
> Is this unadventurous programming or hiring that is turning people
> away? =A0This makes me want to see a snake charmer that works! =A0:-)
> (...and a concert hall seat that doesn't hurt my bum).
> -a minor, miner and minding mortal
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:58 AM, Martin Baxter <> wrot=
>> "I mostly don't attend the concert hall because they play the same crap
>> over and over again. =A0Boring!"
>> On 3 Nov 2010, at 07:33, Peter Gentry wrote:'Anyone that refers to conce=
rts as "ordure" does not deserve any intelligent response. It must be nice =
for you to be such a superior being the rest of us are in awe.'
>> Hear hear!
>> There are many good reasons for not attending concerts; Cost, difficulty=
of travel, other engagements are three that come to mind; but unadventurou=
s programming should be low on the list: I have heard unknown conductors wi=
th little known orchestras cast new light even on "old warhorses" like Beet=
hoven's 6th symphony. I an more likely to avoid an orchestra whose first ob=
oist thinks she (it usually is 'she') is charming snakes than I am to avoid=
one whose programming is un-adventurous or over-adventurous and I suspect =
from the audiences I have seen at both types of concert that my view is sha=
red by a lot of us "lesser mortals'. I think we are entitled to know the qu=
alifications of the 'expert' who made the comment so perhaps he would enlig=
hten us.
>> Martin
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