07. July 2011 · Comments Off on Ugh · Categories: Read Online

And just by pushing your red button there’s even access to “Maestro Cams” and “Player Cams” which zoom into the facial minutiae involved in making the engine of the orchestra work: the contorted high-pressure grimace of the oboist; or the sweat-drenched brow of the conductor, perhaps even the odd oath being mouthed in the heat of the symphonic moment.

We look best from a distance, I think! But really, is it a grimace that we make? Sigh. We oboists aren’t, I admit, terribly photogenic when we are playing. Sad, but true.

And if any of us DARE to mouth an oath that gets seen, well … shame on us!


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