Emmanuel Pahud - Entr’acte from Bizet’s Carmen - Berliner Phil. (by Chiollodario)
playing the flute
wtf is this a joke no
Jimmy and Lenny
Congratulations to James Levine as he prepares to return to the concert stage this weekend, following a two-year hiatus. While his performance this weekend will be with his “home” team of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Jimmy would occasionally step next door to conduct the Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall (you can see the full measure of his appearances with us by searching his name here). In this photo from the Digital Archives, he shares shop talk with Leonard Bernstein.
Welcome back, Jimmy!
It was missing a certain je ne sais quoi…turns out someone just fagottoboutit.
Yep, that’s when people ask you; why you didn’t choose to play the flute or the violin:)
also why don’t you put that thing in a case?
Well, when you used to go into Tower Records, going into the classical music section felt like you were buying pornography. You had to open a secret door and you walk in and it was a different environment. There were always some skeevy old gay guys over there like masturbating in the Maria Callas CDs, you know what I mean? It was a whole different ecosystem—literally. They were playing different music up in there and you really felt apart from the economy of the place, of the record store. You were in your own little bizarre Vatican city.