The number of salaried positions in German orchestras fell last years from 9,816 to 9,746, the German Orchestra Association has announced.
Four orchestras were merged into two – SWR Baden-Baden / Freiburg with Stuttgart and the Thuringia Philharmonic Gotha with Landeskapelle Eisenach. That leaves 129 orchestras altogether.
In 1992, after reunification, there were 168.
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pic: Berlin Phil brass