Turning pages: it can’t be that hard, can it?
April 18, 2012 4 Comments
Thoughts of this coming weekend’s concerts of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conducted by their tech-loving Music Director, Jeffrey Kahane, reminded me of how he has increasingly taken to using iPads instead of regular sheet music, especially when playing the piano. Among other reasons, it helps him avoid page-turning snafus. Timo Andres also used one when he played with the orchestra last month.
Is page turning really fraught with that much danger? Well, maybe.
There was the unfortunate page turner at Marino Formenti’s recital earlier this year. In addition, I was reminded of the two videos below. The first is definitely how NOT to do it. The second works, but perhaps is not the approved solution.