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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.