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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.



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