Soundpost: Letters to the Editor May 2021

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A selection of letters The Strad receives each month from its readers around the world: May 2021 issue

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

I play in several amateur string quartets in the Chicago area, and of course the pandemic has sadly prevented us from meeting indoors over the past year.

Last summer and fall we played outdoors, with masks on and at a socially acceptable distance from each other. But the wind would play havoc with our scores, one time knocking my music stand over on my viola! And of course ambient noise, the distance from each other and the masks made communication between players difficult. Better than not playing at all, but hardly ideal.

Now, with the increasing availability of vaccines, we can look forward to the return of chamber music as it was meant to be played – indoors. I can’t wait!

LES JACOBSON

Evanston, IL, US

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