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I’ll admit it. I’ve fallen asleep during a symphony concert. Ok, well not just one more like a lot. Not just symphony concerts either; I’ve fallen asleep during operas and musicals too. I would always justify this by telling myself, “You work hard Emily, you’ve been at school all day and you even practiced four hours after school! Its ok if you fall asleep because you’re a musician.” This went on for about two years until I went to the most amazing concert of my life. I had never heard of Gustov Mahler until I was driving with my harp teacher, Lynne Aspnes, to her concert where she was playing second harp in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She had just picked me up from the airport as she started explaining to me Mahler’s longest symphony. I had no idea that I would be sitting in the concert hall for two hours straight with no intermission in the program at all. After a filling dinner, I found my seat in the center of the fifteenth row or so. I had a perfect view of the orchestra, I wasn’t too close nor too far. I was by myself so I
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course MUSICOLOGY 140 taught by Professor Clague during the Fall '06 term at University of Michigan.

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