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#1 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 13:00

Anyone with an idea as to why the leader/concertmaster turns and gives a stare at his colleague at 1'05" in this Organ Symphony performance?

https://youtu.be/M68gT9XQMEw?t=61


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#2 violinlove

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 13:50

Private joke?

Romantic bit? He's making eyes at the violinist behind.

Warning to pay attention as the music is about to change?

 

It doesn't look like someone was playing too loudly - ie. he didn't give them a hacky look.


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 14:06

I'm not good at reading expressions but this looks to me, as violinlove said, as if it were a  private joke. I wouldn't have thought he would turn without a very good reason and it didn't look critical to me. My first thought was an insider joke - 'I told you that's what would happen',  'we all got it right this time, or 'that other guy finally sorted his score out'. A conspiracy in a positive way. I'm wondering what others on here think of it.


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#4 LoneM

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 16:57

Private joke, definitely.


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#5 EllieD

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 07:45

Yes, he's smiling and she smiles back, it's all good! Thank you for reminding me of Saint-Saëns's Organ symphony though, I have not listened to it for 25+ years so will listen to it all when I have a mo!


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:55

Yes - like EllieD, thanks for reminding me about this wonderful symphony. Love the conductor's expression at 2:59!rofl.gif


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#7 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 14:33

Thanks for all the responses.  It just seemed weird – and dare I say, a little self indulgent – for the leader to make such a gesture very publicly for a private joke. Oh well, no harm done...


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