Teasing the Korean Posted November 21, 2021 Report Share Posted November 21, 2021 (edited) I love this: One time we were riding an elevator together and the elevator operator said to Mitropoulos, “Maestro, I’m a songwriter!” Instead of saying, “I’m not interested, just be quiet and take me to my floor,” Mitropoulos said, “Oh, really? What kind of songs do you write? Do you like Cole Porter? Do you have any songs with you? You do? Then stop the elevator!” And the maestro looked through the guy’s song sheet, saying, “This is interesting. This chord here, I think it’s a C-sharp minor—you left the sharp out … and I like this harmony here… ” Mitropoulos gave the elevator man a whole crash-course Juilliard Ph.D. in music theory—and in a nice way. He always went out of his way for anybody and everybody. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/12/19/nows-the-time-an-interview-with-david-amram/ Edited November 21, 2021 by Teasing the Korean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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