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August 11

The 10 best press offices in the music world, 2017

Norman Lebrecht - Slipped discThere have been some drop-offs from the 2014 list – and some important add-ons. Here’s our selection of the nicest, kindest, smartest, quickest press offices of 2017. 1 La Scala, Milan All warm and cuddly since Chailly became music director 2 Chicago Symphony A sleek, swift Muti machine 3 Salzburg Festival The coffee’s on the counter before you’ve opened your mouth. 4 Berlin Philharmonic Efficient as you’d expect, now with added Kirill smiles 5 Vienna State Opera Fast, frank and fantastically professional 6 Boston Symphony Busily proactive, literate and unfusty 7 Bavarian State Opera Anything Vienna can do, we can… 8 Los Angeles Philharmonic Still on the ball but less to do now Borda’s gone and Gustavo’s protecting his Caracas. 9 Garsington Festival Model press operation, alert and good at follow-through 10 Dallas Opera Feisty, fast and fearless And the worst? Click here.

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August 6

George Dreyfus, Violinist With The Philadelphia Orchestra For Almost 50 Years, Has Died At 97

He joined the orchestra in 1953. "Mr. Dreyfus was 'at the center of the players’ labor activism during contentious years of disputes' in the 1960s, his son said, which resulted in a long strike and, eventually, a 52-week contract. By the time of his retirement, he’d played under Stokowski, Ormandy, Muti, and his 'personal favorite,' Wolfgang Sawallisch."






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August 2

The first million-dollar woman music director

Drew McManus has published his annual survey of maestro earnings, and there’s one notable omission*. But before we go into the small print let’s congratulate Marin Alsop on being the first woman conductor to pull down a £1 million salary. What’s more, it’s the first time Baltimore has ever paid seven digits for a conductor. photo: Chris Christodoulou/Lebrecht Music&Arts Here’s the top ten list of earners for the 2014/15 season: 1 Chicago Symphony: $2,776,869 (Riccardo Muti) 2 San Francisco Symphony: $2,715,815 (Michae Tilson Thomas) 3 Dallas Symphony: $2,657,139 (Jaap Van Zweden) 4 Los Angeles Philharmonic: $1,906,100 (Gustavo Dudamel) 5 New York Philharmonic: $1,672,450 (Alan Gilbert) 6 Cleveland Orchestra: $1,248,711 (Franz Welser-Möst) 7 Philadelphia Orchestra: $1,110,000 (Yannick Nézet-Séguin) 8 Saint Louis Symphony: $1,042,644 (David Robertson) 9 Baltimore Symphony: $1,015,937 (Marin Alsop) 10 Detroit Symphony: $828,591 (Leonard Slatkin) Right, the small print: Boston and Houston failed, for some reason, to report music director salaries, perhaps because both men were in their first year. Dallas posted a drop in Jaap Van Zweden’s earnings – he was top dog on a record $5.1 million last year – they may have found another way to shield them. And one other big earner is simply missing. *Christoph Eschenbach, in his last full season as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra, is not listed as one of the organisation’s five highest paid contractors. That could be because the fifth highest paid contractor was reported at $2,709,973 whereas Eschenbach’s compensation the previous season was $2,274,151. Even so, says Drew, ‘this is the first time I’ve encountered a scenario where a multi-million dollar music director wasn’t included on a 990 due to legitimately not being the five highest paid independent contractors.’ More details here.

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