Just in: German orchestra fires Spanish music director

A vote of no confidence by musicians in the Halle state orchestra has apparently led the city to terminate the contract of general music director Josep Caballé-Domenech after a single term. He will leave in the middle of next year.

The musicians’ decision took the city council by surprise. They avoided naming it as a cause for the conductor’s dismissal.

Josep Caballé-Domenech, 44, is also music director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and an international guest conductor . Some musicians felt he spent too much time commuting.

First report here.

photo: Rolex

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  • I wonder what “too much commuting” really is.

    I presume he led all the rehearsals and performances he was committed to do under his contract. The “commuting” is something he does on his time when not committed to Halle, right?

    So… what was he not doing that they thought he should be doing?

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