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Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“, episode 10: „Opening Night“ 0

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“, episode 10: „Opening Night“

The concert master playing the Sibelius concerto, one of the most demanding pieces in the whole repertoire, unprepared, on short notice, without practicing it at all….is just bullshit, complete bullshit. And Rodrigo again forgets to tune the violin that is handed to him. Probably his fingers have perfect pitch and always know how to change position to stay in tune, something that even Paganini wouldn’t have managed.

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Episode 9 „Now Fortissimo“ 0

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Episode 9 „Now Fortissimo“

I know that it is supposed to be exaggerated, but bitchy principal oboes teaching methods are highly dubious to say the least. What’s with the corset and the cold water?

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Episode 8, „Mozart with the Bacon“ 0

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Episode 8, „Mozart with the Bacon“

More nitpicking in our favorite series, „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 1

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“, Episode 3: „Silent Symphony“ 1

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“, Episode 3: „Silent Symphony“

SILENT SYMPHONY 1. Rodrigo’s assistant standing directly behind him during the orchestra rehearsal? This would be considered extremely rude and inappropriate in real life. Conductor’s assistants usually sit in the hall making notes. 2. Rodrigo’s conducting again is awful – he would be laughed off stage if he tried that...

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“, Episode 2: FIFTH CHAIR 0

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“, Episode 2: FIFTH CHAIR

Of course there is nothing wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“. It’s a great and funny series with fantastic actors, witty scripts and a theme that is not of your usual run-of-the-mill comedy soap. It is also based on a book which I recommended in the Neue Musikzeitung a while ago, even though readers will recognize little from the true life stories of New York oboist Blair Tindall in the TV version.
Nevertheless, watching the series as a classical musician makes you wonder how much exactly the producers actually know about the real world of classical music. And I don’t mean the sex and the drugs, because these certainly exist in classical music.
And because nitpicking is kind of fun, I present to you an ongoings series of in-depth analysis of the mistakes or at least idiosyncracies that crop up in…

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“ – Episode 1, PILOT 1

Everything that is wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“ – Episode 1, PILOT

Of course there is nothing wrong with „Mozart in the Jungle“. It’s a great and funny series with fantastic actors, witty scripts and a theme that is not your usual run-of-the-mill comedy soap. It is also based on a book which I recommended in the Neue Musikzeitung a while ago, even though readers will recognize little from the true life stories of Blair Tindall in the TV version.
Nevertheless, watching the series as a classical musician makes you wonder how much exactly the producers actually know about the real world of classical music. And I don’t mean the sex and the drugs, because these certainly exist in classical music.
And because nitpicking is kind of fun, I present to you an ongoings series of in-depth analysis of the mistakes or at least idiosyncracies that crop up in…