German editor regrets antisemitic slur against Kirill Petrenko
June 29, 2015 by norman lebrecht
The programme director of NDR public radio, Barbara Mirow, has published a statement of regret that her site published an unfavourable comparison between the heroic German conductor Christian Thielemann and the Berlin Philharmonic’s incoming conductor, Kirill Petrenko, ‘ the tiny gnome, the Jewish caricature of Alberich’.
Ms Mirow said there had been ‘shortcomings’ in Sabine Lange’s article and the editorial team would take care that there was no repetition. The obscene reference has been removed. Read the apology here.
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