Monday, October 18, 2004

Classical Musicians on Drugs

Better Playing Through Chemistry, from yesterday's NYTimes Arts section. From the article:

The little secret in the classical music world - dirty or not - is that the drugs [beta blockers] have become nearly ubiquitous. So ubiquitous, in fact, that their use is starting to become a source of worry. Are the drugs a godsend or a crutch? Is there something artificial about the music they help produce? Isn't anxiety a natural part of performance? And could classical music someday join the Olympics and other athletic organizations in scandals involving performance-enhancing drugs?

1 comment:

Drr said...

If it's not a competition, then who cares. The people that whin are the ones who can;t play anything but rock band.