Friday, 1 April 2016

"Occupational hazards" of orchestral playing may no longer be tolerated

When the word "viola" comes up in a media release on the morning of April 1st, one immediately suspects a joke. However, the threat to the hearing of orchestral players sat in front of heavy brass or timpani (particularly in repertoire from the 19th century on) has come more to ones attention in recent years. Now it appears that a private suit might stimulate serious moves to overcome this trouble.

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