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January 28, 2006




I meant to comment on your Zuckerman entry the first time around, so now I get another chance with this entry. I've always though of him as a self-centered curmudgeon. I remember another interview with him a few years ago where he dismissed cello soloists, saying it was much easier for a cellist without the greater repertoire that a violinist has to know (I believe the interviewer had asked him a question about Rostropovich). The last concert of Zuckerman's I attended was with the NSO. He flubbed a note on his entry in the 1st movement of the Beethoven concerto and mailed in the rest of his performance (with a scowl on his face the whole time). As you can tell, I'm not a fan. Keep up the good work with the blog.


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