February 18, 2012
The conductor must breathe life into the score. It is you and you alone who must expose it to the understanding, reveal the hidden jewel to the sun at the most flattering angles.
Charles Munch

The Maestro had a concert tonight. We usually go out to dinner before, just the two of us, but sometimes Joel has some last minute score study to do while we are waiting for our food.

Concert week and all that comes with it (extra rehearsals, never seeing my husband, score study day and night) are the necessary evils in being married to an orchestra conductor. Those evils are worth it, though, because I know how much he loves what he does, and it's pretty wonderful to have a husband who is happy in his career.

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