Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
I cannot find words. This must have been the most beautiful concert in Rio in a long time. Very important, because it shows that so many people demonstrate their disgust of a conductor, Roberto Minczuk, who is destroying musicians’ lives and creating a horrible musical milieu in Brazil. But, fortunately , he is not strong enough. Justice is stronger and will in the end win. Bravo to all involved in the concert. I wish I could have been there.
I could not agree more with Ole Bohn! The impression I am left with, and that will be the enduring one for me, is the pure fact that the clear “winner” in all of this is the music. No matter the strife, ill intentions, the selfishness, or the short-sighted behavior of a conductor and his board at the FOSB, music was still played and by the very musicians whose silence was sought. The players, through their talents, proved that they have adhered to the most simple of missions – to bring music into the lives of their listeners. My personal ovation is for Ms. Ortiz and for the gifted members of the “real” Symphony Orchestra of Brazil. Bravo!
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Before that “Mr.” Minczuk asks if he can conduct the SOSosb here goes the answer: NO. NO WAY. NEVER!!!
And tell “Mr.” Masur that the answer is the same for him.
Here you all can judge by yourselves an excerpt of the performance of the sacked musicians:
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