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Beethoven: The Man Revealed with John Suchet 9pm - 10pm
29 September 2017, 14:48
These are the definitive, absolute, heavily researched seven types of musician in an orchestra rehearsal. Which one are you?
Seriously, who actually carries a pencil in their instrument case every single day, everywhere they go?
Tbf, SO handy when you keep forgetting when that D.S. al Coda comes around, though.
“Gosh, yes *WE* keep forgetting that diminuendo going into bar 54, don’t we?”
Yeah, you have to sit through ten rehearsals of repeating Ode to Joy, but they just swan in on concert day and do their thing.
You can guarantee they won’t play the diminuendo going into bar 54.
Oh, you’re a musical genius whose grandfather used to write for The Beatles? Kl.
“It’s in F SHARP major, so we play Fs as F sharps. NOT F NATURALS!”
My oh my.
Where did they come from, and how are they so good? And why do they still look so nice after two hours of stressful rehearsals?
It’s all very distracting.
As impressive as it was to hear John Coltrane’s Giant Steps sax solo the first time, it would be nice if they would stop so you can all get out of rehearsal before midnight.
But in the end, playing in an orchestra is pretty cool. And when you get to impress your pals with an epic concert after all those rehearsals, it’s totally worth it.