Monthly Archives: September 2015


There is a lovely recent piece in The Guardian about getting more women trained as conductors. It’s good. I’m in favor of all of it. More highly trained, passionate women conductors means more pressure on the glass ceiling, and eventually ensembles will … Continue reading

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There’s a NY Times article saying, “Russia’s culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, said that Rachmaninoff’s remains should be exhumed and sent to Russia. ‘The composer dreamed of being buried in Russia…’” Um. No. Look, I haven’t literally read everything written by and about Sergei … Continue reading

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