Friday, January 13, 2012

Ringtone vs. Music

When I took a freshman music course in Brooklyn College, the professor put on a record of a Beethoven concerto. He stood by the phonograph. clearly entranced by the music. Abruptly, he shut off the record, glared at two students who were talking and said,
"Beethoven is not for talking over. Class dismissed."
Yesterday, New York Philharmonic Conductor Alan Gilbert halted a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony because of a ringing iPhone.

1 comment:

  1. I guess that lesson made a lifelong impression on you. I, too, find it difficult to speak publicly when others are talking. Bye.