Posted by get a musical life on April 05, 2002 at 00:37:45:
In Reply to: Preparing to play in an orchestra posted by dw on April 04, 2002 at 10:52:34:
Sure there's more to life than music. There's also a hell of a lot more to music than practicing the SAME excerpts for years trying to pander to the tastes of audition committees. This might be the only way to land a JOB making great music, but it sure doesn't constitute the making of great music (whatever that is) in and of itself. For some, chasing the orchestral dream doesn't justify sacrificing the interpersonal interaction, emotional fulfillment, and deep personal satisfaction that come with creative expression.
"There are no rehearals, only performances."