Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Two musical obituaries

In nearly adjacent days last week, first William Waterhouse bassoon player and then Sebastian Bell flautist and co founder of the London Sinfonietta. Two artists whose work I greatly admired.
On Bell the obit says
..when faced with an uncharacteristic bout of performance nerves, he took up powerboat racing which, he said, scared him witless, thereby increasing his understanding of fear and nerves and his control of them. In 1983 he came fourth in the national marine power boat championship series.

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