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Rosenberg Drops the Hammer

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The AP reports Donald Rosenberg, the Cleveland Plain Dealer critic ousted from the Cleveland Orchestra beat, is suing both the paper and the orchestra.

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Rachel Paulose Gets "Pwned"

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My commentary on the Office of Special Counsel's excoriation of loyal Bushie prosecutor Rachel Paulose can be found at APJ.

 

DG Dumps Li

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Sybille Werner forwarded Benjamin Ivry's WSJ article reporting Team Yellow's decision to dump arguably their most interesting young artist, Yundi Li.   [more]

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Fritz Reiner Anecdote: The Case of the Phantom Piccolo

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Mischa Stutzmann passes along this anecdote about legendary podium tyrant Fritz Reiner:

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Richard Hickox, 1948-2008

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The Birmingham Post reports the very sad news of British maestro Richard Hickox's sudden death.

 

Luisi / Staatskapelle Dresden @ Avery Fisher

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“Richard Strauss in the original tongue – Saxon!” My review of their all-Strauss program is live at ClassicalSource.com.

 

Rozhdestvensky walks out on BSO

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Jeremy Eichler has the details at BoGlo. Sounds like Maestro Rozhdestvensky needs a tougher artist rep for his US gigs, but that does not excuse the BSO for the shabby manner in which they handled the promotion of arguably one of the greatest elder statesmen of the podium.

 

Back soon...

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Back in late November. Taking a little time off. Next up: a new Name That Artist! Stay tuned...

 

Pollini / Levine / BSO @ Carnegie

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My review is at classicalsource.com.

 

Kaboom! Doctor Atomic @ MET

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My review of the new MET production of John Adams's Doctor Atomic is up at ClassicalSource.com.

 

Harassing a National Treasure

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Composer John Adams, arguably America's most prominent symphonic and opera composer, is routinely being harassed by immigration officials.

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Guess the Artists: Answer

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Pierre Monteux conducts the Standard Symphony Orchestra (San Francisco Symphony) in Respighi's Fontane di Roma; live aircheck of the March 24, 1946 broadcast of The Standard Hour, now available on Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux on Music and Arts. You can order it here (3rd item from the top).

 


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