Danes denounce Brazil conductor – but work with him anyway
May 31, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht
It appears that the condemnation by Danish musicians of the Brazilian Roberto Minczuk was more ethical than practical.
The Odense Symphony Orchestra will start working with Minczuk tomorrow, unwilling to break an existing contract (they should read this in Berlin). The orchestra chairman told local media that the players had made their views known about Minczuk’s tratment of their colleagues in Brazil but they were obliged to respect legal commitments.
They start rehearsal tomorrow of the fourth symphony by Poul Ruders, which will be released on Bridge Records. Minczuk gave the work its world premiere in Dallas.
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