|kingarthur - 2007-12-30 |
Lowly page turner.
|Lauritz Melchior - 2007-12-30 |
I've done that before. It's incredibly embarrassing. My piano teacher was accompanying a cellist with some very busy 20th century piece. Two days before the performance she asked if I would be able to page-turn for her. I said yes. Right before we went on, she told me that she would nod to signal she was ready for me to turn the page. We hadn't rehearsed. I got ready to turn the page about 8 measures early, but when I looked down at her, she was nodding frantically. Hysterically, I turned the page. Her left hand shot out and turned it back and she looked away from the music for a split-second to glare at me. She hadn't been nodding; her body was moving to the rhythm of the piece.
We have never spoken about the incident. She has not asked me to page-turn for her again.
In between driving the kids to soccer and polishing my monocle, I do occasionally find time to play in the London Philharmonic, yes. Why, just the other night I was off attending a delightful gala with Yo-Yo Ma; the poor dear passed out drunk from one too many glasses of Sherry, and Itzhak Perlman and I glued his butt cheeks together. Oh, but it was a merry time!
|lustygoat - 2007-12-30 |
Page turning always freaked me out more than actually performing.
|svraz - 2007-12-30 |
poe tvers = a cultured lot
|M-DEEM - 2007-12-30 |
His page turning career is OVER
|gambol - 2007-12-30 |
This happens all the time.
|glasseye - 2007-12-30 |
I had the luxury of being first chair of the viola section in my orchestra, so the second chair did all of our page-turning...
Being an even-numbered chair is pretty fun, because no matter who your stand partner thinks he is, the page turns exactly when you feel like it should.
|GoneGirl - 2007-12-30 |
I read the title as "falls" and was terribly disappointed.
|snothouse - 2007-12-31 |
The turner really got dressed up for this.
|FABIO2 - 2008-03-05 |
Next up: assistant messes up lunch order!
|Magical Man from Happy-Land - 2008-07-06 |
FABIO doesnt like something, news at 11
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