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Tab dump 12/21/09

1 Robert Levine

By a not-so-odd coincidence (it is December, after all) some of the autograph of Messiah is now available online. Check out the end of the Hallelujah chorus and notice the absence of any tempo change in the last two bars.

This is very sad.

And why would Costa Rica own instruments in the first place if not for them to be played?

The Vancouver Symphony would like to be seen as well as heard.

I wrote an article for Polyphonic on how to survive being treasurer of your orchestra committee.

Peter Dobrin thinks that three years without a music director is too long for the Philadelphia Orchestra.

You can help pass health care reform or you can help someone pay their bills by buying a violin. Seriously.

The Cleveland has a New Chairman.

The Seattle burns through Another ED.


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  1. Comment by Rey David Cortes
    December 21, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    The Costa Rica instrument incident is a bit complex. The Orquesta Filarmónica is a private/for profit institution; it has several students that use state-owned instruments from a state music school.
    The instruments are bough with state money, hence,indirectly paid by the people through taxes. No actives from the state (be cars, computers, musical instruments) can be used for profit/private purposes. So, in one sense, it is like taking the state’s car, something with a specific public purpose, so you can drive it privately and make money off it.
    On the other hand, although legally justified as part of a series of internal audits, it was not the most elegant way of executing it.