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