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Posted by Steve Drake on May 14, 1999 at 08:55:22:

In Reply to: Re: Shostakovich Concerto Recordings posted by Laura Wichers on May 14, 1999 at 04:17:04:

:When those first four notes started their repeating
march, I saw all these little gremlins with pitchforks
running around in this field. Nice day, nice weather,
beautiful field. All these gremlins. They were trying
to bite people's knees off.

:DON"T LAUGH!!! That image just keeps popping into my
head whenever I hear that piece.


Darn, I'm not going to be able to listen to this piece again. What an appropriate vision.

I had something else like this happen recently - we played a concert with Neil Sedaka, who had arranged several great arias from Puccini operas with his own words. Now I can't ever hear these arias without thinking of his incredibly trite words, sung by his small thin voice - ruins the whole thing.

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