Post by real classical musician on Mar 1, 2008 7:08:51 GMT -5
As a classical musician, i know that mozart never wrote a clarinet sonata (as is the title of a piece on her myspace page) and that is not a clarinet in that recording.
I've conducted that work before, actually. She's jamming on Mozart's Concerto for Clarinet, K. 622, a piano reduction by Eric Smith published by Schirmer (Schirmer Library Vol 1792, order number HL50261780). She's starting at the Adagio, 2nd Mvmt.
Post by Unconvinced on Mar 1, 2008 19:25:36 GMT -5
I've seen her a few times. I thought the music on myspace was spectacular. I met her in person and she is definitely shy but I don't think stage fright on any level will let a classically-trained musician forget how to hold a bow or tune an instrument.
She has jammed with other people in a "non-avant garde" setting and plucked the cello, put her hands nowhere near any notes that would fit harmonically anything that was going on, and had no sense of rhythm or accompaniment whatsoever.
I think it's deplorable that someone can use their myspace page as a kind of musical resume and then shows up and clears a room at a show. That's not fair to venues, promoters, or the bands that are sharing the bill with her. This isn't merely a "controversy", it's dangerous. Who wants someone who is just dipping their toe into checking out original music be faced with this? It reflects badly on everyone and lord knows we don't need to shrink the potential original-music audience anymore than it is.
She should either come out and show that she plays music like she has posted on her myspace page instead of hiding behind the curtain of being "unconventional" or she should expect that the music-loving and music-promoting community will eventually blacklist her and limit her performances to the proper venues of these musical experiments: art shows and private parties.