Ludwig’s Links: What Would Beethoven Read This Week? Sept. 17, 2010
The week in links:
- In an interview with The Guardian, the L.A. Phil's Gustavo Dudamel suggests that, contrary to popular belief, he's not classical music's Chosen One.
- The world's first Klingon-language opera is happening now at the Hague in the Netherlands. So far, none of the Klingons invited have graced us with their presence.
- Norman Lebrecht says he has it on good authority that the rules may have been bent at this year's Georg Solti Conducting Competition.
- In a legal spat with Britain's Royal Opera House, a theatre blogger came out on top.
- The New York Times looks at how ballet dancers are reaching out to their audiences – by talking onstage.
- The saga of the Scottish Opera Orchestra goes on, with the musicians voting(with a slim majority) to go part-time. According to one blogger, they are now a “stunted torso of a company”.
- The Prague Post reports that yet another director has stepped down from the helm of the Czech Philharmonic — but it appears that nobody liked him anyway.