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    We do a lot of light classical programming with that, too... obviously... a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that which have become less classical with classical concerts.

  2. 9

    You can tell by the applause: There's perfunctory applause, there's light applause, and then there's real applause. When it's right, applause sounds like vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce.

  3. 8

    And then I went into television; and then television moved from the East Coast to Hollywood.

  4. 7

    I've watched the demise of the Hollywood orchestra, the house orchestras of the big studios.

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    I worked with practically everybody in the business in all of the years in NBC, but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra, so of course that was a great ground school for me.

  6. 5

    I grew up on film scores and scores from films.

  7. 4

    Then I went to radio with Sinatra and I watched that disappear.

  8. 3

    I started off as a studio pianist in Hollywood.

  9. 2

    Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music.

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    I also work with the regular orchestras in Munich, Germany and other similar orchestras.

  11. Last Update: 9 August 2022

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