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"I can't conduct that %^&*#"

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#1 Ed Waffle

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 03:51 PM

Guest conductor at National Opera of Lyon takes a stand on a "reimagining" of Tchiakovsky's Queen of Spades


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It is the second article in the list (as of 19:45 EDT)

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 04:03 PM

Thanks for this, Ed. Perhaps Ballet Alert! should have a Hall of Heroes. :)

I particularly liked:

"What could Temirkanov do?" Stokes says. "He felt to stay would have been a betrayal of his principles. He told [the general director of the company], 'I know I let you down. But I wouldn't be able to live with my conscience if I conducted that [garbage]. The whole concept works against the music.' It wasn't easy for him to do this. He lost lots of money."

I especially like the [garbage]. :)

More Temirkanovs, please!

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