Vienna Philharmonic: We have nothing more to say on GergievComment Of The Day
Larry L Lash wrote to the orchestra, protesting at its tour with Putin’s conductor.
Here’s the reply:
‘The Vienna Philharmonic has had an artistic partnership with Maestro Gergiev for decades. That is absolutely in the foreground.
‘Culture must not become the plaything of political disputes. Therefore we will not comment on political issues related to our conductors or soloists. For us, music always has something that connects us and not separates us.
‘‘We condemn any kind of violence and war,’ says the director of the Vienna Philharmonic, Daniel Froschauer.
“There is nothing more to say on this subject.’