[Dixielandjazz] Solos and applause

Charles Suhor csuhor at zebra.net
Sat Mar 26 21:00:41 PST 2005

Re:   "I have NEVER heard an audience applaud at the end of a solo 
passage in an instrumental concerto"...Has anyone ever heard of this 
anomaly? A musician in the N.O. opera orchestra in the 50s said that, 
when solo or soli parts are played particularly well, the musicians rub 
their feet on the floor, producing a faint brushing sound that the 
audience can't hear but is heard by the players. I hope it's a true 
story and has been done elsewhere. If not, it ought to be.

Charlie Suhor

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