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A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting, which is still utterly dominated by men, and the prejudice the few female conductors have to battle even today is astounding.
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Also, just the fact that this; a movie about Broadway producers, is now produced on Broadway, adds even more hilarity to the whole thing.
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Although I do not have a family, I have eyes, ears and imagination, and know, as most people know, that the importance of one's children is paramount.
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And apparently things like a Vindaloo curry are out for the rest of my life, or at least a long time.
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Another thing: despite my youthful appearance, I am quite capable of making decisions.
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Apparently someone somewhere is looking out for me, but I sort of wish they could do so a few split seconds earlier.
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As for me, I am six feet tall and junoesque with long blond hair.
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At 8 years old I went down a hill in France on a bike without brakes and smashed my head into a brick wall at about 40 MPH.
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Ergo, because of the money problem, it is probable that our orchestras will soon go down in quality.
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For many years, the government of Canada has massively supported orchestras and the arts in general.
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Historically, the notes of scale systems anywhere have been based on these pure harmonics.
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However, after some thought, the real answer to this interesting question, I think, is that, until rather recently, it was a man's world out there.
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However, the thought hit me that this was a pretty pathetic way to kick the bucket - being accidentally poisoned during a photo shoot, of all things - and I started weeping at the idiocy of it all.
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I am a big fan of Canadian drugstores.
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I am very lucky and grateful to have this living link to a past era, the violin presumably having much more history to it than the later portion that I know.
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I had been playing since I was 2 years old, never remembering a life without music, always playing everything naturally and mostly by ear, and all the grownups wanted were more scales and drudgery out of me.
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I see no reason to hide who I am or what I look like.
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I thought that maybe it is not so much, as he seems to think, that the world loses interest in female performers after they hit a certain age, than the performers lose interest in the world.
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I will admit that the apparent lack of clothing is surprising and perhaps new for a classical CD, but for this cover to be compared to other garish, tawdry covers is rather ridiculous.
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Let me be very honest and just say that if any airline would let me take the violin and the laptop on board I would fly that airline all the time.
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Mostly this problem is contained in the fact that the US makes it so difficult for Canadians to get green cards (you heard it here), but if an American orchestra really wants a player, they have their ways.
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Music is art, art is life, and we are who we are, and all of these aforementioned women, unless they should choose not to, will be performing well into the next many decades because they are great artists.
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Naturally, I was a bit of a curiosity, being the first hydrogen peroxide ingestion patient they had ever seen.
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Normally, the same strange impulse which brings a crowd to an accident is present in the reaction to a concert in which something goes wrong.
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Our dad was a great guy and we will never forget him.
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Raising a small child as a woman while travelling 10 months out of the year would, I believe, be something I would not be able or even want to do, although with the amazing example of Leila, I am no longer so sure.
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The concept is basically; that the pieces we know and love are made up of scales, arpeggios, and the like.
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The crux of this problem is tied in with the tax situation, in my opinion. Canada does not give tax deductions to patrons of the arts!
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The Guad is in extraordinary condition, practically never having had a scratch or crack, and is beautiful to look at as well as to play.
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The main mistake made by grownups in this matter is, in my opinion, the underestimation of children's capacity to understand.
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There are no benefactors in Canada because there is no incentive.
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There is no earthly reason why a solo string instrument or voice, having the possibility to play or sing pure intonation, should want, or try, to be tempered.
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Until the age of 13 or so, (sometimes later) most children with any talent at all can ride on only that, until it clicks in their minds that what they are actually doing technically is virtually impossible.
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What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality, passion, and understated erotica that popular music, even with all of its energy and life, cannot even begin to touch?
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When you arrive at your destination, pay absolutely no attention to the thing people call jetlag.
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