15. January 2007 · Comments Off on Yikes · Categories: imported, Ramble

Cell phones going off at concerts? Annoying. Rotten. Digusting.

Phones igniting in your pocket? Totally frightening.

Maybe I shouldn’t leave my cell phone on all the time after all.

15. January 2007 · Comments Off on Silence & Awe · Categories: imported, Ramble

If, at the end of Lieberson’s 5 Neruda Songs, after hearing Lorraine Hunt Liberson sing those final words, you are not weeping and speechless I honestly believe I would not want to know you.

That is all.

It’s fine with me if people want to applaud between movements of a concerto. It doesn’t bother me — it’s part of performance experience. Sometimes when they applaud if I’m still playing it’s not as good, but there’s always a way around it. Actually the applause gives me a little rest and chance to stretch, too.

-Hilary Hahn