Musicians Reach Boiling Point With Abusive Conductor

Conductor Mark Gorenstein(Photo: IMG Artists Management)
Conductor Mark Gorenstein(Photo: IMG Artists Management)

Musicians complain in writing to Russia’s Minister of Culture

Musicians in Mark Gorenstein’s Svetlanov Symphony claim that 280 musicians have quit the orchestra in recent years after incidents with the conductor.

Read Musicians reach boiling point with abusive conductor (Slipped Disc)

Read How a Russian conductor abuses his orchestra (Slipped Disc)

Reports of the demise of the Classical CD business may be premature

According to Nielsen SoundScan reports, Classical CD sales show 13% gain in the first half of 2011…largest of all music genres.

Read Classical CD biz bounces back (Variety)

Paul McCartney releases his first ballet score

Ocean’s Kingdom, a collaboration between the former Beatle and New York City Ballet’s Master in Chief Peter Martins, is McCartney’s first original orchestral score for dance. It’s world premiere is next month at the New York City Ballet.

Read Decca to release McCartney ballet score (UPI.com)

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