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

March 31, 2015 by norman lebrecht

3 comments.


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.

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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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