By Blair Tindall
Within the culture of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential and Gelsey Kirkland's Dancing on My Grave, Mozart within the Jungle delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular global of classical song. In a ebook that encouraged the Amazon unique sequence starring Gael García Bernal and Malcolm McDowell, oboist Blair Tindall recounts her decades-long expert profession as a classical musician—from the recitals and Broadway orchestra performances to the key lifetime of musicians who live to tell the tale hand to mouth within the backbiting long island classical song scene, the place musicians alternate sexual favors for plum jobs and assignments in orchestras around the urban. Tindall and her fellow journeymen musicians usually play under the influence of alcohol, excessive, or hopelessly hungover, dwell in decrepit flats, and practice in unsafe conditions— working-class musicians who schlep around the urban among low-paying gigs, with no health-care advantages or retirement plans, a stark distinction to the rarefied studies of overpaid classical musician superstars. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart within the Jungle is the 1st real, behind-the-scenes examine what is going on behind the scenes and within the Broadway pit.