Breaking: Sharp decline in German orchestrasmain
A survey by the German Orchestra Union (DOV) shows that 36 orchestras have been forced out of business in 20 years, since track was first kept after reunification. The number of orchestra jobs fell even more steeply from 12,159 to 9,844, a reduction of 19 percent. More here.
The decline comes in marked contrast to an increase in public spending on classical music, announced recently by the Culture Minister.