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By Blair Tindall

Within the culture of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential and Gelsey Kirkland's Dancing on My Grave, Mozart within the Jungle delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular international of classical song. In a e-book that encouraged the Amazon unique sequence starring Gael García Bernal and Malcolm McDowell, oboist Blair Tindall recounts her decades-long specialist profession as a classical musician—from the recitals and Broadway orchestra performances to the key lifetime of musicians who live to tell the tale hand to mouth within the backbiting manhattan classical song scene, the place musicians alternate sexual favors for plum jobs and assignments in orchestras around the urban. Tindall and her fellow journeymen musicians frequently play under the influence of alcohol, excessive, or hopelessly hungover, dwell in decrepit residences, and practice in harmful conditions— working-class musicians who schlep around the urban among low-paying gigs, with out health-care merits or retirement plans, a stark distinction to the rarefied reviews of overpaid classical musician superstars. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart within the Jungle is the 1st actual, behind-the-scenes examine what is going on behind the scenes and within the Broadway pit.

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So they did the best they could for their family, though it left little time for emotional connection. It was as if too many outward displays of affection were a luxury better suited to the rich, or the English. Add to that the influence, even though it was only minor in my home, of sterile Scottish Presbyterianism (which I can only describe as Catholicism without the elaborate visuals) and you are left with a certain aridity. The first openly romantic moment that I witnessed between my parents—that’s not to say they didn’t have them, they had four kids, after all—happened just before my father’s death.

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