Trouble at mill for Elgar's northern lassmain
The Venezuelan conductor Natalia Luisa-Bassa, who made such a strong impression on John Bridcut’s Elgar film, has hit a sticky patch in Yorkshire. Various correspondents have informed me that she walked out on her orchestra during a rehearsal in Huddersfield three months ago and has yet to return. It’s a question of respect, she says. She has it, the musicians don’t.