Perhaps it was the violin's formidable heritage, or the choice of repertoire, which accounts for the politely reverential tone of much of the recording.
Fans still talk about it in near reverential tones.
Wars grow to look the same, demonstrations are cut from a loop of video, and natural disasters have their stock shots, their reverential tone and their lexicon of clichés.
They have a special feeling to them, not the least of which is provided by the house itself which is grand and reverential and thick with age like its great works of art.
But, for the most part, the media coverage of the pope's death has been intelligent, respectful, and even reverential .
I'm certain they had a Chess channel, where epochal matches of the past were recreated in hushed reverential tones.
Hicks offers a reverential homage to nature, while a slightly pompous drama slowly unfolds.
The atmosphere was reverential , rather than tense.
If even the Holocaust, or, more correctly, the hushed and reverential tones in which we typically discuss it, is a fit subject for humour, then why not disability?
If anything she's too reverential and deferential.