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A reaction to David Waterman's article in The Guardian,
from Classical Music Agony Aunt ALICE McVEIGH

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Hi readers,

With no correspondence this week, I turned towards what most interested me in the media, which was this:

FOUR'S A CROWD — DAVID WATERMAN WRITES
ABOUT STRING QUARTETS IN 'THE GUARDIAN'

Which struck me as hugely well-written, as well as informative. (Waterman is not just an ace cellist, but also studied philosophy at university.)

Not that I was ever in the exalted and possibly enviable position of being the cellist of a full-time string quartet: the goal of practically every principal player, whose own position was probably the principal goal of all the rank-and-file-bunnies (ie me, and those like me)...

Copyright © 13 November 2015 Alice McVeigh, Kent UK

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