The smallest and cheapest, but often the most artistically rich type of musical event. The recital is usually a solo performance featuring a virtuoso musician-or a rank amateur who can't get any other gig. The small-scale venue is an intimate setting ideal for maximizing the entertainment experience.
The only problem is when someone farts the sound and smell is much more noticeable. Recitals are a good gig for beginners because they need not worry too much about getting booed off the stage due to a lackluster performance. They may recover from the humiliation to play again some day. Or maybe it's best that they find another line of work and spare us all from their shitty showmanship. Perhaps their talent is better suited to chamber music -- torture chamber music.