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  1. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Manny,

    I would like an "outsider's" opinion...

    What do you think of Maestro Neeme Järvi leaving the Detroit Symphomy Orchestra and what impact do you think this will have on the DSO?

    Thanks,

    Chuck Willard

    ps
    The links to your sound bites on the Monette page were great.
    What an incredible sound you have!
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Chuck,

    The nice thing about having someone like Jaarvi is the precedent it establishes for getting another superstar type to fill the void. He's well-regarded around here though we haven't seen much of him lately.

    There's a crazy frenchman I like named Tortelier that the public would love and the musicians would enjoy. Maybe they'll get him. Keep me up on the gossip and let me know who they're thinking about.

    ML
     
  3. Jeroen Jongeling

    Jeroen Jongeling Pianissimo User

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    Leaving Detroit and starting in The Hague (Netherlands). I'm delighted he chose to become chef here. Now we have three fantastic chiefconductors in our litlle country. The other two? How about Maris Janssons (one of my alltime favourite conductors) with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra? And how about Valery Gergiev (although he doesn't spend much time in Rotterdam)?
     
  4. Solar Bell

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  6. Jimi Michiel

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    Gergiev is one of my all-time favorites!!! I've never seen him live, but his recordings with Kirov are pheonominal. I wasn't aware he was in Rotterdam as well.
    -Jimi
     
  7. trickg

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    I wanted to ask a question, and although maybe it deserves its own thread, I'll just tack it on to the end here.

    What exactly quantifies a good conductor? The great ones all seem to be shrouded in a kind of mystique, almost as if they transcend everything normal and "become" music on another plane. What exactly sets a "great" conductor apart from other conductors?

    And how does one find themselves in the position of conducting a major symphony orchestra?

    Sorry for the hijack, but these are things that I have never really grasped.
     

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