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Trouble in Rochester

ArildNorman Lebrecht, British classical music blogger and author of many books including "Why Mahler" and "The Maestro Myth: Great Conductors In Pursuit of Power" (one of my favorite books) has turned his attention to Rochester.

Apparently the Rochester Philharmonic is on the ropes.

They are having terrible money and administrative problems and my heart goes out to them.

On the other hand, you have to laugh, just have to, at the picture Norman has on his blog of their music director, Arild Remmereit (pictured at left) and their executive director who do not talk to each other. Things have reportedly become so bad between them that they now communicate only through a mediator. Not a good sign.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the situation here.

-- Mary Kunz Goldman



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