German orchestras saved by parliament?main
The Landtag of Baden-Württemberg has ordered the management of SWR radio and television to go back to the drawing board and find a solution for the Stuttgart and Freiburg/Baden-Baden orchestras that works better than forced fusion.
The SWR boss Peter Boudgoust had argued that there was no alternative to abolishing one of the two orchs. Parliament has ordered otherwise.This could be the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for after more than two years of musical resistance to an unworkable scheme.
It comes on the day that the SWR Reiburg conductor, Francois-Xavier Roth pledged to remain with the orch untilo 2016, despite getting a better job in Cologne, chiefly in order to procure its survival.
Read on here (auf Deutsch).