Regardless of what we say, there is NO ONE who sat in the open at Symphony Hall on Saturday and was not influenced,
I have never sat in a box and judged, but I am willing to bet that it is vastly different to sitting out in the open with the chance to remember performance via colour of tunic, remembering a particular soloist etc.
Hi, i can say i sat in the hall...and wasnt influenced by anything. When i had a score my head was buried in that looking at what the bands should have been doing...and having done judging in a box i can say it wasnt any different (although i was writing anything down) im pleased to say that the top 7 i had in the top 7..not all in the same order, in fact only got 7th, 6th and 4th correct...but thats music..we all like things to sound different.
But i would say that certainly with modern works i would prefer guys judging that i knew could conduct the piece and also work out all the rhythms etc...that really gets on my wick when i hear those things wrong and they are not spotted...i remember Prague...not many people got those right....
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