Sunday, 12 December 2010

Touched in the Head

The NSPCC is demanding that pupils should not be touched  by their teachers while being taught to play musical instruments.

What are they going to do about this sort of thing then?  Touching fingers is as nothing to the  touching of the emotions and the soul that goes on.   Some keys must be banned, clearly,  And what about composers?  They do it on purpose, you know, touch.  They're worse than the teachers.


Elby the Beserk said...

Beyond bonkers into downright dangerous. I despair.

hatfield girl said...

Anyone would despair after listening to the f minor Elby.

Elby the Beserk said...

Bach. When asked to justify the human race, this lifelong hippy, rock 'n roller and non-Christian replies "The Matthew Passion".

My ex and I went to see the OAE perform the Christmas Oratorio in Bristol on Friday night. It was, as you would expect, sublime. St. George's is a very intimate place to witness music, the soloists only a few feet in front of us, and a friend we have who plays with them tells us it is by far their favourite venue. We are lucky to have it. Sound the trumps!

a musician said...

A problem.
I'll never forget a first year recorder player bursting into tears and weeping through an entire lecture at the RCM when we were played, and then were asked to analyse, this:

But going back to Bach, here's one that can't leave you untouched:

have a listen, I bet you crumple by the end of the first phrase

Scrobs... said...

Crumple experienced 'A musician'!

Also understand the Nina Stemme piece; I think I'd have collapsed at that as well!

For me? this, probably because of the film.

hatfield girl said...

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, M.