Rigidity, idiocy, and Pinchas Zukerman

Wow, someone apparently neglected to inform Pinchas Zukerman (otherwise known as that guy who isn’t Itzhak Perlman) that his instrument is an arbitrary mechanical invention as opposed to having been handed down directly to humanity from the gods atop Mount Olympus in all their rayed glory.

That’s a shame. Someone should let him know. Possibly involving slapping of some kind.

As a nice antidote to the erroneous belief that may descend from Zukerman’s foot-in-mouth disease that all violinists are rigid, orthodoxy-bound idiots with their gigantic heads up their asses, check out what a real violinist thinks of alternative and folk styles.