Ludwig's Links: What Would Beethoven Read This Week? Oct. 15, 2010
The week, in links:
- Farewell, La Stupenda: Beloved soprano Joan Sutherland died this week at 83, and the BBC has a video tribute.
- Israel In Bayreuth: Der Spiegel discusses the Israel Chamber Orchestra's decision to play at next year's Bayreuth Festival.
- Going Green: A California arts foundation decides to grow its funding – on a pot farm.
- Youtube Orchestra: Musicians chosen through online auditions will perform in Sydney next spring under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas.
- A Major Move: Venerable record label Deutsche Grammophon is moving its headquarters, and Norman Lebrecht has the story.
- California Love: Placido Domingo and Gustavo Dudamel meet onstage for the first time; fans rejoice.
- Rising Star: Michael White of the New York Times talks to up-and-coming tenor Vittorio Grigolo.
- HR Dept.: An oboist fired from the Welsh National Opera claimed the conductor was a “vindictive prima donna,” but a tribunal ruled he was fairly dismissed.
- Quitting The Day Job: The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Semyon Bychkov, a conductor without an orchestra.