The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #172068   Message #4163408
Posted By: Joe Offer
24-Jan-23 - 05:01 AM
Thread Name: Applause Between Movements of a Symphony
Subject: Applause Between Movements
I was brought up to believe that one should never clap between movements at a symphonic performance, but I admit that I sometimes slip and clap and other times feel smugly superior to those who do clap. But deep in my heart of hearts, I think it's a nice thing to clap. I mean, maybe that third movement of Dvorak's Seventh is the best of them all, and deserves applause. So, I'd like to applaud, but then I feel guilty if I do.


This article says maybe I shouldn't feel guilty about clapping between movements.