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Tab dump 1/14/2010

0 Robert Levine

An interesting career path. An even more interesting career path. A good argument for screened auditions. The NY Times likes opera in popcorn palaces too. The CBC Radio Orchestra is born again as an Internet broadcaster. The Cleveland residencies are crossing paths with the Cleveland negotiations.

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Tab dump 1/7/2010

0 Robert Levine

This kind of bullsh*t ought to be beneath the dignity of all involved. Come on, folks; isn’t running an orchestra hard enough already? Interesting idea. The League goes virtual. I wish I wrote this well. A post worth reading in full. But what’s the hourly rate?

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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

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Tab dump 12/14/09

0 Robert Levine

New Hampshire Music Festival musicians have filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against management with the National Labor Relations Board. The Cleveland posts A Deficit. Nobody thinks there was a magic ingredient in Strads anymore; nonetheless, people still insist on debunking the idea. ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridges talks about stuff with Polyphonic senior editor Ann

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Tab dump 12/6/09

0 Robert Levine

Would this be called a gaggle of oboists? Happy birthday. Would have been more impressive without the pay cuts. Some coverage didn’t even bother to mention the musicians’ concessions, although they did, of course, feel the staff’s pain. The Chicago Lyric Opera orchestra has a new contract after threatening to strike. New Mexico Symphony musicians

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Tab dump 11/22/09

0 Robert Levine

Orchestras, like Google, can make money out of Internet searches – just not as much. Conductors can blog too. Conductors can also do bad and illegal things. So can some managers. Michael Hovnanian did not enjoy his very large Midwestern orchestra’s week with Christoph von Dohnányi. It’s possible to write a concerto for just about

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Tab dump 11/18/2009

0 Robert Levine

I think the principal violist should sit to the conductor’s immediate left. Mozart’s life in 5 seconds, as seen by Hollywood. Lots of people still want to be opera stars. I’m glad one orchestra recognizes that technology might make the audition process better (and greener). Norman thinks that the Met is a wuss. He doesn’

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Tab Dump 11/17/2009

0 Robert Levine

A common feature on blogs is a “tab dump.” It’s a play on the old programming term “core dump”; a printout of the contents of a computer’s memory intended to help figure out why a program blew up.

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