Musicians win their showdown with Radio France

Musicians win their showdown with Radio France


norman lebrecht

October 11, 2014

The management of Radio France has scrapped plans to merge the administration of two orchestras after strikes by the musicians, a freeze by one music director and the resignation of a popular artistic coordinator.

Radio France has issued a brief statement saying ‘agreement has been reached’. The musicians’ statement said they had obtaind ‘satisfaction’.

The Finnish conductor Mikko Franck and the President of Radio France, Mathieu-Gallet said they had resolved their differences.

A replacement is to be hired for the much-missed Eric Montalbetti. The head of music at Radio France, Jean-Pierre Rousseau, emerges from the dispute greatly weakened.

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