Can’t say I really enjoyed this, or agreed with the critics who gave it a good writeup. Yes, in many ways it was a compelling story about a talented young drummer being pushed towards excellence by a domineering, abusive conductor. I know I’m no world-class musician, but I’m enough of a musician to know that that’s not how you get to the top. Discipline & practice, absolutely. Inspiration, sure. But a campaign of abuse? Too hard to buy into, I’m afraid.

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