Clarinets and bassoons get testy over solos in Scheherezademain
James Zimmermann, principal clarinet at the Nashville Symphony, takes issue – passionately – with a video from the London Philharmonic Orchestra on how to play Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
First, the sedate LPO original:
Now, James’s fiery response.
James says: ‘Now I’m all for having consideration for your colleagues, but let’s have consideration for the music, just for a minute.’