Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
Oh thank you, thank you, and thank you again, Norman! I have not stopped laughing and may never stop laughing again! Anna Karkowska, where oh where have you been all my life?
This is some of the most uplifting drivel to come along in quite some time and now I get to share it with all of my friends! I’m a lucky guy!
She is off pitch and off everything violinistic!
I have bought hundreds and hundreds of CD’s over the years and have never had to return a one (though I did request a new jewel case, once)but having had my attention drawn to this site’s arrogant return policy I felt somewhat disinclined to purchase this upstart’s new CD. Then I listened to the samples as the site suggests. ‘OMG! Is it me, or is this person’s intonation terribly off?’, I wondered. Thanks to maestro Arman (above) for restoring my confidence in my own ear. More than just disinclined am I now, thanks to her website. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say, Norman, along with some other critics I respect.
Actually, as a professional violinist, she has a talent for playing the violin from what I have seen on youtube. The problem is this totally bizarre style of playing she has adopted. It does make me want to vomit, but saying she is an amateur or talentless as many seem to be is not quite right.
Where has this article disappeared? I would kill to get it. . .
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