Hello, Maestro. Give us a kiss.

Thierry Vagne has revived his microsite of maestros meeting maestros.

A kind of Tinder for top dogs.

More here. Much fun.

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    • A caption contest sounds fun! But each picture I clicked on did have captions (some incomplete), so not sure what you are missing.

  • There is a famous photograph, which I don’t see reproduced here, taken on the occasion of Toscanini’s visit to Berlin with the La Scala company in 1929, of T with Berlin’s 4 musical directors at the time, Klemperer, Furtwangler, Erich Kleiber and Bruno Walter.

  • No photo to commemorate the event, alas, but an amusing encounter is when the conductor Paul Paray, having witnessed a concert where a Schumann symphony had been presented in one of those “doctored” scores that heavies-up the orchestration in the stereotypical Teutonic way, remarked to the conductor afterward, “Nice piece. Who wrote it?”

  • “… where a Schumann symphony had been presented in one of those “doctored” scores that heavies-up the orchestration in the stereotypical Teutonic way”
    Could you please explain about what exactly you are talking here? I seriously have no clue, and I would be interested to know. Thanks!

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