Monday, August 8, 2016

Sergio A. Mims: The Guardian: Facing the music: Tai Murray, The US violinist on Beethoven, Eminem and her compulsion for interpretive dance

(Photograph: Marco Borggreve for HM)

Sergio A. Mims writes:

The Guardian newspaper in London has an interview with Tai Murray:

How do you generally listen to music?
Going for a walk with headphones. I have to remember not to break into interpretive dance so as not to scare fellow walkers.

What was the first ever recording you bought?
A cassette tape of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto – my brother and I listened to it so much we wore it out.

What’s your musical guilty pleasure?
When it comes to music I have no guilt.

If you had six months to learn a new instrument, what would it be?
The bassoon – though six months is not nearly enough; my diaphragm would need serious training.

What single thing would improve the format of the classical concert?
No apologies.

If you had to pick one work to introduce someone to the wonders of classical music, what would it be?

Which conductor or performer of the past would you like to have worked with?


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