I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed, but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit.
More Quotes from Emanuel Ax:Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty.
If there were no rules about when to applaud, we in the audience would have the right response almost always.
A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity.
Pianists don't argue too much generally because we have such a hard time just getting things right; arguing is for string players.
How wonderful it is to play with someone you feel very close to.
If you have a few students, you really need a couple of days. I don't think it's right to leave people on their own and not give them enough time.
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