Youth, 19, is arrested over murder of Scottish conductor

Youth, 19, is arrested over murder of Scottish conductor


norman lebrecht

August 26, 2017

Argentine media are reporting the arrest of a young man of 19 in connection with the murder of Finlay Ferguson, conductor of the youth orchestra in Cordoba.

Ferguson, 60, was found tied naked to his bed with head wounds.

The arrested youth is reported to have been holding some of Ferguson’s possessions.


  • John Borstlap says:

    Conducting relationships is obviously another art.

  • Thank you for sharing this news.

  • Martain Smith says:

    At least not under-age!

    BTW – no splurge here about Mme. Netrebko’s Salzburg/Met Aida!
    Of course, if the the “United States of the Offended” (as one American commentator recently stated) continues its’ Mccarthy orgy of “political correctness”, surely Aida (featuring Ethiopian slaves who aren’t even salvaged) – and even Otello (a gullible Moor) – must surely disappear from public eye before the next Met. season comes around – irrespective of black or white face!

  • Martain Smith says:

    …can be used beyond its typical maritime context.

  • Martain Smith says:

    Sad, whatever way you look at it!

  • Don Hohoho says:

    The question is, how do gay conductors manage to have a fulfilling romantic life, if at all? How does constant travel allow for it, not to mention hiding one’s sexuality to appease funders or audiences? (Assuming that the death was the unfortunate result of an assignation.)