<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by serge urtizberea:<BR><B>I don't think that there really exists instruments more difficult than others. It's all a matter of how virtuositic you want to get on that instrument. For example, I'm watching at this moment Yo-Yo Ma and Itzak Perlman perform on the Academy Awards, and to obtain that level of skill clearly involves a lot of work.<P><BR>Personally, I'd say that soloists on any instrument have it hardest.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I saw that performance too, with my family, and my dad, a big fan of almost any piece of music ever writte, commented that the way Yo-Yo Ma played made it look like he was giving us the finger upside down!
<P>Personally, I think it was a grave injustice to give Gladiator Best Picture. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Traffic would have been better choices. At least CTHD got best origional score. When I win best origional score someday, my speech is going to last 17 minutes.