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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

4 Orchestras into One

Well, more orchestral woes, this time from the Asian land of Japan. Osaka, the second largest city, and a commercial hub, is facing the prospect of 4 orchestras being reduced to one. At the heart of the issue: big player salaries not matched by public funding and corporate sponsors. Certainly, nothing can match the power of live, 120dB triple fortes, and even if I personally prefer the grating clink of the harpsichord, if there is a public to be sated, then 4 into 1 doesn't seem a good solution.

Read the article here.