"One of the contributing factors to the difficulty of the learning the piece was the Synclavier's music-printing capabilities - which were (uh) "limited"."

Limited my ass - they were "for shit!". The piece was much harder to learn than it would have been with real music copying having gone into it. I might as well point out here that, contrary to some accounts, I never told Frank we couldn't play the piece. We could have. I told him that I didn't think we could do it justice in the time left between when he delivered it and when we were scheduled to play it. Maybe that was his intention all along, I don't know. I always thought we would get to play it live some time after the lip-synch thing, but then the shit hit the fan and we didn't get to keep the piece.