Conductor quits Berlin

Having turned around the fortunes of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra over the past 12 years, Marek Janowski has had enough.

The vastly experienced Janowski, 76, has turned down a contract renewal and will leave next year. Details here.

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  • From the article it appears that it was not Janowski, but Fruebeck de Burgos who in 1999 laid-down his baton due to budget cuts and dumbing-down pressures. Janowski has helped saving the orchestra from such pressures and now it is one of the German top orchestras. Its position seems established nowadays.

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