‘Ahhh this is unbelievable !!!!!!!’ cry our friends in Milano. ‘The oldest, largest Ricordi shop in Milano, HOME of Ricordi, in the Galleria, has shut down to become ANOTHER Prada fashion shop! This was THE music shop of Milano in the heart of the city. ‘
A conductor adds: ‘It happen to me at least there times to go there to buy scores for a last minute cancellation of a program. Now there is nothing.’ It is generally accepted that Prada made Ricordi an offer they could not refuse.
So much for tradition.