I usually only play with very close friends.
More Quotes from Emanuel Ax:The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction.
If there were no rules about when to applaud, we in the audience would have the right response almost always.
Everybody makes his path differently.
Even if you don't like a concert of mine, please, please applaud at the end anyway.
We seem to have set up some very arcane rules as to when it is actually OK to applaud.
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.
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