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Re: 2018 Proms Theodor Currentzis - MusicAeterna and Khatia Buniatishvlii
It might have been Roger Norrington who encouraged this iritating habit of clapping between movements, especially Prom audiences. But it goes back further. There is an NBC recording of Toscanini conducting Bizet's L'Arlesienne'Suit No 1, Broadcast from New York 1943, where the audience start clapping before the final movement - the maestro was not amused, he can be heard snarling 'vergonia''stupido' 'assasino'; but I don't think this would go down well today, with our politically correct culture! It happened again last night from the BBC televised Prom. Ivan Fischer endured it in the Brahms 1st Symphony, being far too polite to discipline the audience, but you could tell by his facial expression that he disliked it...
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