'Simple Gifts' Aaron Copland
13 May 2015, 17:32
Terrible miming on TV shows, airline hand baggage restrictions and inappropriate use of classical music are just the beginning…
We don’t expect you to go through the years of arduous training we’ve all survived gone through, but at least try and look like you know which end you’re supposed to hold, not mentioning anyone in particular Jeremy Irons.
In your head you sound like Whitney, but look, here’s the thing: that’s not how you sound IRL, so maybe tone down the vibrato? Please.
“Sure, cabin crew person, you can squash my priceless instrument into the corner of the overhead lockers, it’s not like I depend on it for my livelihood” – said no classical musician ever.
It’s all fun and games until someone injures their hand and can never play again. Other people call them ice rinks, we call them frozen circles of disaster. No winter fun for classical musicians. And we totally don’t resent all those happy people.
Will you all be quiet so I can work out which Haydn symphony is playing please.
Why did anyone think Fauré’s Requiem was an appropriate accompaniment to this nature documentary?
Pachelbel may or may not be turning in his grave but right here and right now, this is hurting my ears.
Look, we were up late playing heart-rending music and then we had to go and do orchestral pub bonding. We have so much rage at cheerful breakfast radio presenters playing pop… in a major key *hits snooze*
Yeah, good luck playing the clarinet like that.