Musicians win their showdown with Radio Francemain
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.