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Carried away or carrying on?


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Cal
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« on: May 29, 2009, 06:20:41 pm »

That reminds me of a time long ago when I was young . I was in a youth orchestra and the tutor , who was an orchestral string player told us of Furtwangler who had a reportedly rather waggly beat. He said that the orchestra played when the shudder reached the second to last button on his waistcoat !!

I have to say Gerard that your first example reminds me of a chicken, perhaps the players are to do some sort of crescendo ? the second example I would suggest would be an intuitive reaction helped by decisive body movements of the leader.

I had a friend in the Halle orchestra who I met after a concert and I said 'I liked the conductor, what did you think of him?' to which she replied , 'Oh I never look at the conductor, we just play together ' !!!!

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