I share your dislike of thoughtless applause between movements, which usually starts in the further reaches of the hall, and not in the Arena. However, to equate this thoughtless behaviour with the demonstrations against the Israel Philharmonic that we suffered last week seems to be not only silly, but almost contemptible.For the record, I was there, and it was a deeply offensive display which at one stage lead to a fight high up in the hall which could have led to the participants falling over the edge. Please do not try to make cheap capital out of a serious and disturbing event.
Originally Posted by marvin
And so do I. I don't quite understand why he is not as highly rated by the critics as he used to be.
Originally Posted by Alison