Shostakovich comes up against COVID-19
This is what happened when a family quartet (very good quality, btw) played Shostakovich's 4th quartet in their front garden, inducing their neighbours to come outside to listen.
I guess that was to be expected since street musicians presumably aren't tolerated either. I wonder if someone complained about the noise?
Reading the article and viewing the video's it would seem that there was not a problem of crowding until a bunch of police vehicles showed up, and then everyone had to come out and see what was happening.
Interesting, as our city/school district has actually organized a "music on your driveway" this weekend!
A friend in the UK tells me that, like a lot of British life, the decrees on isolation are more or less advisory and not mandatory. Still, the local police can decide how to impress common sense on the herd, and variations are quite wide in that respect.
Things might have gone better, had they played something other than Shostakovich. ;-)
That is pretty sad, isn’t dailymail a pretty unreliable source though? Anyways, I wonder if some people in the UK still believe that 5G tower conspiracy BS.
Xuanyuan Liu - it's always interesting to see how other people view us Brits. Yes, we do have cranks and idiots here, but I'm 100% certain we don't have a monopoly on them. For example, we didn't elect Trump (and before anyone claims that our PM is an idiot, you might want to reflect on the fact that he was regarded by his tutors at Oxford [still one of the world's best universities] as being one of the finest scholars of his generation).
Sorry that you feel offended. I meant to put some before posting but didn’t because I was typing fast on my phone. I did not stereotype, I just think that the 5G conspiracy is dumb.
In fact if you think what I said was generalizing, look at your own comments about electing Trump. It seems that the culture around current times is getting offended at everything. If you think I’m left wing just because I thought the daily mail was unreliable, then you are mistaken. I’m not one of those left wing SJW that gets offended at everything, kind of like what you’re doing now.
I FEEL SUPERIOR? Please calm your horses, I meant to put some before posting, I just skip words when I type fast because English was not my first language growing up.
Interesting article. It's nice that Shostakovich's music is getting some publicity these days. Many folks are probably not familiar with the name. Just for fun, I did search on "Shostakovich" in People Magazine's archives. People is a popular American magazine that one would encounter in supermarket checkouts. Shostakovich gets three results - all from articles published in the years 1981 and 1989.
Tony. Just because Boris was considered a fine scholar by tutors at Oxford it does not follow that he is a fine leader, or a decent human being. As a matter of record he has been proven to be overly flexible with the truth. He did not listen to Public health advice until it was too late to stop Britain following Italy's COVID curve and his attitudes toward women have more in common with Trump anyone should be comfortable with.
Matt. Just because you read things in the left-liberal media doesn't mean it's true. He most certainly did listen to advice from scientists (and if you don't believe that then go read
@Stephen S, not sure about the once a day exercise and arresting thing in Wales, at least, it certainly has not occurred in my area! However, I am only going out once a day, I don’t have the energy or inclination for more than that. Interesting to read about it though, I wonder if anyone I know has been caught up in that, there are definitely neighbours flouting the rules...
If people object to the article in the Daily Mail, it takes less than a minute to find other references to the same incident. The following has much more on the incident, including a significant amount of the performance before it, which would, I hope, be of more interest to the audience here than what one set of cops are doing in one part of the world on one occasion while cops all around the world are behaving similarly if not much worse on many occasions.
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