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危险的回报

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小编摘要:对自己所挚爱的职业付出就会有奇迹般的回报!





1853年,著名女低音歌唱家玛莉埃塔·阿尔波妮打算准备她的告别演唱会,纽约百老汇剧院的经理非常希望她能在自己的剧院演出,于是,他让指挥家路易吉?阿迪蒂说服这位明星演唱诺尔玛的角色。作为回报,经理承诺会买下纽约最精致的指挥棒,送给阿迪蒂。
In 1853, the famed contralto Marietta Alboni was about to give a farewell concert and the manager of New York’s Broadway Theater was desperate to have her perform on his stage. He asked conductor Luigi Arditi to convince the star to sing the part of Norma at his theater. As a reward the manager promised to buy Arditi the most handsome baton in New York.
阿迪蒂想得到这种指挥棒,然而他更想听阿尔波妮演唱《诺尔玛》——那将是一次艺术上的巨大成功。正如阿迪蒂后来说的那样:“我了解她对自己声音的超凡掌控能力,当时她的身材还不像后来那么臃肿。呃,长话短说,我去拜访她,并对她说,成功对于她而言,将是垂手可得。”
Arditi wanted the handsome baton, but even more he wanted to hear Alboni sing Norma—a performance that would be an artistic triumph. As Arditi said later, “I knew the extraordinary extent of her command over her vocal powers. Her figure was not nearly so unwieldy as it afterwards became and, well, to make a long story short, I went to see her and pointed out the success she would no doubt obtain.”
他们聚到一起彩排,阿尔波妮答应了在百老汇剧院演唱诺尔玛的角色。剧院经理也履行诺言,送给了阿迪蒂那根指挥棒——它本身就堪称一件艺术品。指挥棒底部,一块黄玉镶嵌其中;顶端则是一座引人注目的小巧的金色阿波罗像,正弹奏着竖琴。
They tried the music together and Alboni allowed herself to be persuaded to perform the part of Norma at the Broadway Theater. The theater manager kept his word and presented Arditi with a baton that was a work of art in its own right. It had a topaz set at the bottom of it and at the other end it sported a little golden Apollo playing on a harp.
不幸的是,这个指挥棒在音乐会上成了累赘。“我为这个指挥棒感到非常自豪,”阿迪蒂回忆道,“而且肯定在指挥序曲的头几个小节时使出了比平时多的力气,因为阿波罗被摇松动了,飞了出去,啪的一声砸在了一个长笛手的光头上。”
Unfortunately the baton and the music collided . “I was very proud of the baton,” Arditi recalled. “And must have struck up the opening bars of the overture with unusual energy because Apollo shook loose, flew off, and smacked a flute-player on his bald head.”
乐队成员们继续演奏。但在歌剧整个第一幕的演奏过程中,长笛手头上持续变大的肿块不断地分散着阿迪蒂看乐谱的注意力。第二天晚上,阿迪蒂再次出现在乐队面前,当乐手们看见他拿着一个极其简单、毫无装饰的指挥棒时,都松了一口气。之后,阿迪蒂就再也没有出过差错——对他努力的真正回报,是音乐本身。
The orchestra member kept on playing, but all during the first act of the opera Arditi’s attention was divided between the score and the growing lump on the flutist’s head. The next night, when Arditi took his place before the orchestra, the musicians were relieved to see him take out a perfectly simple, unornamented baton. Luigi Arditi had been right all along—the real reward for his efforts was the music.
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2011-03-03 14:48 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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