Friday, January 23, 2009
They're all big, fat phonies! It turns out the live inaugural performance by the quartet including Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma wasn't so "live" after all. The music you heard was a recording they had made of the piece earlier, and at the event themselves, they simply played along to the recording, but none of them were actually being recorded or broadcast.
Obviously, these guys (and gal) have nothing to prove as far as musicianship goes, I just found it amusing. To be honest, my first thought when I was watching the performance was how they were keeping their instruments in tune and their fingers limber in such cold weather. And now we know!