Principal clarinet: How I left the Cleveland Orchestramain
Franklin Cohen, a gentle genius, was the heart and soul of the Cleveland Orchestra for 39 years. When he stepped down last year, there were murmurings about the circumstances of his departure. Frank was – still is – playing at the top of his game.
So what happened? ‘I’m a good team player,’ he maintains.
‘And what happens when you don’t get along with a conductor?’ he’s asked.
Frank addresses his life in the orchestra and, more elliptically, his departure in an interview with our video partners at Zsolt Bognar’s Living the Classical Life.
Not to be missed.