Thursday, August 4, 2016

Scheherazade, Context Comment

Here is a comment submitted via email from a reader of this blog regarding the importance of knowledge of context when playing excerpts:

"As a former jury member of several auditions in the Vienna State Opera I can assure prospective candidates for a position with a major orchestra that the members of the jury instinctively recognize if the candidate has played the excerpt in performance, or, if not, if they are familiar with the orchestral context. Any indication that the candidate is playing a perfunctory exercise will disqualify them."

No comments:

Post a Comment