Cast your vote! A poll for symphony musicians

by wijeratneworks

In immediate response to a recent article in ‘Counterpunch’ entitled ‘The Democratic Maestro: Claudio Abbado’s Return to Berlin’, in which the columnist casually referred to the Berlin Philharmonic as a ‘band’, a classical musician colleague of mine raised a point of contention that may well shake up post-concert pub talk for, oh, perhaps a few minutes.

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Herbert Von Karajan: “Classical music is so cool. Can you see from where the light is shining?”.

Michael Tilson Thomas: “Classical music is so cool. I have a parrot”.