They are making a big fuss in Holland about Reinbert de Leeuw, who turned 75 this month.
The date should have been marked with the publication of a biography by Thea Derks. But the conductor, a control freak by most accounts, has blocked its publication. Derks had been given access to his archives and, he complains, found ‘documents in which people say nasty things about me.’
None so sensitive as a maestro.