Posted by S.W. on May 11, 1999 at 04:24:45:
In Reply to: Re: Was this cellist serious or kidding when he made that comment?nt posted by BA on May 10, 1999 at 23:31:47:
Not to defend the "In tune, In time, Good tone" comment that has just been attributed to Dorothy Delay, maybe it is being taken out of context. Dorothy Delay teaches many young players, and I would think that sound, pitch, and rhythmic accuracy all need to be present and solid in a player. Isn't everything built on that framework? If any of those three elements are lacking, then a player will get nowhere. Musicians who listen to auditions are always commenting on how they listen to the rhythmic accuracy of symphony candidates (and, of course, pitch goes without saying). If a player has the first three things, then the question becomes "Can he/she make music?" But if any of those three element are missing, you're out the door...before you finish your first phrase.
: : If you're referring to the "In tune, in time" comment, the cellist in question was dead serious.
: I couldn't agree more (except perhaps with a dimmer view of Ma and the so called 'modern school' who share much in common with Rostropovich...) Dorothy Delay preaches "In tune, In time, Good tone" saying that everything else is just a matter of opinion. Is it any wonder we're in trouble??
: To the original poster- have you ever heard Piatigorsky, Casals, Feuermann or other cellists of this era?
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