‘You’ve got hair like Rattle. You can conduct.’

March 31, 2015 by norman lebrecht


Both the music director and the concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra told James Jeffrey that he looked the part on the podium. So what’s so hard about conducting, anyway?

A good, long read here.

james jeffrey conducts

Comments (3)

  1. Novagerio says:

    Yeah, f*ck 5 years in Ulm and another 5 years in Aachen before you hit Berlin. Get yourself some wild perm and a broker and start recording a Mahler cycle backwards for the Golden Label and that was that….

    1. James Jeffrey says:

      You’ll be pleased to know that that’s not how the story pans out at all.

  2. Mary McNally says:

    James Levine. Just sayin’…

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