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Thread #172068   Message #4163422
Posted By: Steve Shaw
24-Jan-23 - 06:38 AM
Thread Name: Applause Between Movements of a Symphony
Subject: RE: Applause Between Movements of a Symphony
Er, sorry, Joe, I typed that before I read your excellent link, so I was sort of giving an unintentional potted repeat of a lot of its content...

I'm absolutely no lover of jazz, but we once took my elderly father-in-law to a Humphrey Lyttelton concert for a birthday treat, and we were subjected several times to that applause after solos within longer pieces. I must confess that I found that to be intensely annoying, seemingly to me more of an automatic in-crowd thing than true appreciation, but I'm more than happy to be shot down for expressing that attitude...