Pick of the Week:

Vienna pulls a long face

Claus Helmut Drese who led the Vienna opera through the second half of the 1980s and signed up Claudio Abbado as music director, has died

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Vienna pulls a long face

Claus Helmut Drese who led the Vienna opera through the second half of the 1980s and signed up Claudio Abbado as music director, has died

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One of the best

I have just been told that the composer Benjamin Lees has died, aged 86. A delightful man, I last heard from him a few weeks back

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Who's the next Abbado?

Claudio Abbado has been admitted to a clinic in Berlin for treatment that is likely to last several weeks, according to his doctor’s statement. The conductor, 76,

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All's quiet at the NY Philharmonic

Since last week’s sordid events, there have been three developments: – The Philharmonic’s chief executive is apparently unwell. – The critic who praised Gilbert Kaplan’s performance of Mahler’s

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All's quiet at the NY Philharmonic

Since last week’s sordid events, there have been three developments: – The Philharmonic’s chief executive is apparently unwell. – The critic who praised Gilbert Kaplan’s performance of Mahler’s

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