If You’re Listening And You Know It, Clap Your Hands!
Quite a few opinions have (re)surfaced recently about people smushing their palms together at classical music concerts, particularly between movements. Here are some of mine! • Once upon a time in a faraway land, talking, eating, and throwing stuff at performers during a show was standard behavior. (It still is, at most other types of shows.) Applause was dispensed when something was applause-worthy: at the end of a piece, end of a movement, or even at the end of an impressiv