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    Quote Originally Posted by joen_cph View Post
    Don´t know much about Rattle´s reputation, as regards recordings he´s done some good things and some average, IMHO - care to explain ?

    (Once when visiting Berlin, I saw him rolling a baby trolley alone and a bit too hasty at a lonely pedestrian crossing - my only Simon Rattle live experience).
    I think he is without fire and uninteresting,recently I heard "The Planets" on my car radio and thought it was awful. Guess who it was ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by emiellucifuge View Post
    I really doubt Jansons would demote himself to the Berliner from his current post(s).
    You're just biased because he's at the Concertgebouw.
    The real problem is that there are no interesting conductors now.
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    Houston's new MD, Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Taking cue from LAPO's success with "Dudi"?

    http://houston.culturemap.com/newsde...eplacement-is/

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    Carlo Rizzi, accused of bullying a player.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...conductor.html

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    Even though he's given Berlin a lot of notice any ideas or rumours as to what Rattle might do afterwards? Vienna? America? Setting up his own orchestra? Early retirement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Even though he's given Berlin a lot of notice any ideas or rumours as to what Rattle might do afterwards? Vienna? America? Setting up his own orchestra? Early retirement?
    I understand he's thinking about playing violin in a trio with Emanual Ax and Kathleen Battle. They will be known as Rattle-Battle-Ax.


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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Even though he's given Berlin a lot of notice any ideas or rumours as to what Rattle might do afterwards? Vienna? America? Setting up his own orchestra? Early retirement?
    Although he's said America isn't an option, it may be now. There certainly would be lots of opportunity there. Boston? A LAPO homecoming (Dudamel will likely be on the move before long)? He served as their principal guest conductor a few decades ago.

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    January 19, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht:
    Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet who had acid flung in his face, underwent several hours of surgery on Saturday in Moscow’s 36th hospital. Doctors say it will be 10-11 days before they know the results. Arrangements have been made to transfer Mr Filin to a hospital in Belgium for further procedures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    I understand he's thinking about playing violin in a trio with Emanual Ax and Kathleen Battle. They will be known as Rattle-Battle-Ax.

    Duddlum-tsssh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Although he's said America isn't an option, it may be now. There certainly would be lots of opportunity there. Boston? A LAPO homecoming (Dudamel will likely be on the move before long)? He served as their principal guest conductor a few decades ago.
    It'll be interesting, Van - obviously there's still lots of time for more comings and goings whether at Berlin or elsewhere. I remember Itullian starting a thread about Rattle and we had a little chat about potential replacements and this was before the news of Rattle's eventual departure was announced. Putting to one side the folk who'll be probably too old to take over at the Philharmonie by then I wondered about Marin Alsop or Ingo Metzmacher. Alsop's contract in Baltimore expires in...2015. Metzmacher left the Berlin DSO a year early because of an alleged financial dispute (he's been down that road before with Hamburg) and I guess is a free agent at least for now. Perhaps it may be to his advantage that he's conducted in Berlin already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    It'll be interesting, Van - obviously there's still lots of time for more comings and goings whether at Berlin or elsewhere. I remember Itullian starting a thread about Rattle and we had a little chat about potential replacements and this was before the news of Rattle's eventual departure was announced. Putting to one side the folk who'll be probably too old to take over at the Philharmonie by then I wondered about Marin Alsop or Ingo Metzmacher. Alsop's contract in Baltimore expires in...2015. Metzmacher left the Berlin DSO a year early because of an alleged financial dispute (he's been down that road before with Hamburg) and I guess is a free agent at least for now. Perhaps it may be to his advantage that he's conducted in Berlin already.
    Re Itullian/BPO thread, I recall it, but am foggy with the names I put up. Likely names like Harding, Pappano, Robertson, Nagano.

    Further reflection tells me they wouldn't elect another Englishman, so that exits Harding. Robertson, though he's not an unknown to European circles, doesn't have a broad enough rec. catalog. Nagano has many of the prerequisites (Germany conducting, recs., etc.), though I do not know what his European reputation is now. Pappano may still have a shot. I actually enjoy his recs. more than Salonen...but still think Salonen has the edge at the moment with his DG connection.

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    A LSO statement regarding Gergiev's future. Clear and unclear.

    http://www.classicalsource.com/db_co...ws.php?id=2284

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    "Valery Gergiev To Be Munich Philharmonic's Next Chief Conductor: Pending approval next week by the city council, the workaholic Russian maestro will take up his new post in 2015. Gergiev will succeed Lorin Maazel, who will then be 85 years old." (article in German)

    http://www.br.de/radio/br-klassik/se...niker-100.html


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    ASAP Daniel Harding should be named Principal Conductor of the LSO. Sir Colin Davis should retire or be retired to an honorary position. Maestro Gergiev should be let go.

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