Wanna watch the string quartet and the pole dancer?

Wanna watch the string quartet and the pole dancer?


norman lebrecht

December 04, 2018

The Alma Quartet were on Dutch TV last night.

The quartet performance is impeccable, the conjuction impenetrably Dutch.


  • Wei Tu Lo says:

    Ya, sorta wanna kinda gonna oughta…

  • Ivan Horna says:

    Wasn’t there a headline a few posts back that included “snatches”? Could be used to great effect here (01:38 for example).

  • Doug says:

    Notice how the audience NEVER looks at the musicians? Even the photo of Schulhoff seems fixated on one thing.

    • M2N2K says:

      The audience is doing the right thing for a change: dancing (in this case, actually, more like gymnastics or acrobatics) is for eyes indeed, while music is essentially for ears only.

    • Peter says:

      What’s new. Audiences also prefer to watch ballet dancers, rather than the orchestra. To such an extent that they don’t even bother to put the players on stage.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Just keep away from this female if you don’t want to face charges. That’s my advice and then there’s this advice:


  • boringfileclerk says:

    Dear God I hope this is the future of quartet concerts! I’ve been watching this non stop ALL DAY LONG!

  • Cyril says:

    But your thumbnail of the dancer below is not the same dancer as in the video….

    Good performances all around, I am highly impressed with the dancer’s incredible muscle strength and agility. A bit surprised to see a child in the audience, but apparently these things happen in places that are not the U.S.

  • Dan says:

    Interesting choice of a pole dancer. Chubscular and tattoed, not the skinny fitness contestants you’d think you’ll see.