Classical musicians looking uncomfortable (4)

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The sporty side of Christian Thielemann.

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You gonna tackle me?

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  • What about the ridiculous sight of Riccardo Muti in his baseball/soccer jersey or whatever it was? I’d have thought such an aristocratic musician would never have stooped so low. Mind you, even the great Lorin Maazel was not above dangling his bejewelled Rolex watches before our eyes in countless magazines.

    • So a conductor identifying with the orchestra’s community is now considered “stooping”? With attitudes like that it’s not surprising that classical music is vanishing in the public’s eye.

      • Some people never get irony, more’s the pity. The choice of “stoop” was quite deliberate: remember Oliver Goldsmith’s “She stoops to conquer”?

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