18. April 2006 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

When they have to play long sections without taking a breath, their skin turns from red to purple, their veins and eyes start to pop out, and their facial muscles look very strained. I think I’d pass out if I had to perform such a feat.

-Hilary Hahn, recommending that audience members watch the oboists and clarinetists when at an orchestra concert. (Read more here.)

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