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Hilarious rehearsal quotes
Ah, the life of a musician...
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My memory isn't good enough to play this game, but our conductor is a sweet, witty old man. I have a Zoom H1n. I don't know if I want to record whole rehearsals.

We are playing Puccini's Chrysanthemums, Sibelius' Andante Festivo and Vaughan Williams' Charterhouse Suite. He regularly jokes that VW deliberately wrote the suite for the school orchestra to make their lives hell.

In the case of Puccini, he's "suspicious of him: he boasted that in the morning he wrote music to make the women cry. ...Then in the afternoon he went out and shot rabbits". He, like others, prefers Verdi, and I've been told I have no taste, for preferring Donizetti to Verdi, but my teacher sides with me.

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