Conductor responds to inflammatory blogmain
The Austrian conductor Gustav Kuhn has gone on Austria radio Ö1 to defend himself against claims of authoritarianism, exploitation and abuse raised by an anonymous blogger whom he says he will sue for defamation.
Kuhn, 72, admits to making harsh comments in rehearsal and promises to be milder in future.
Since the blog’s appearance, the lobby group ‘art but fair’ has said it will investigate Kuhn’s Erl Festival in the Tyrol for ‘modern slavery’ over allegations that performers were paid neither wages nor expenses.
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