Sunday, December 21, 2008

Kaplan controversy continued

Charles Noble in his blog has been expertly providing ever-more links to postings on the controversy surrounding the conducting ability of Gilbert Kaplan and whether or not those who have played under his direction should publicly criticize that ability. I hope that you have had time to follow the multiple threads of this conversation-debate, because it has been fascinating to read. Noble points to the most recent blog entry by Steve Smith, the freelance reviewer who was assigned to review the New York Philharmonic concert that Kaplan conducted. It's interesting to read how crucial it is to find the right words. It's a constant stuggle...

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