July 08, 2006

July 8, 2006: For the love of music

Orchestra rehires maestro despite discord -- National Arts Centre Orchestra extends director Pinchas Zukerman's contact -- "taxpayer-financed ... more than $1-million a year." Steven Mazey, CanWest, July 5, 06

The maestro had walked out on the orchestra for an unscheduled five-month sabbatical and told a U.S. newspaper there were "rotten apples" in the ensemble who have "created an atmosphere that has to be eradicated."

Mr. Zukerman's current contract was to expire in August, 2007, and the renewal will keep him at the NAC through August, 2011. [....]

Judge for yourself.

Bach: Violin Concertos -- samplers, reviews, et cetera

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach Conductor: Daniel Barenboim Performer: English Chamber Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, et al. Label: EMI Classics Audio CD (August 13, 2002) Number of Discs: 1 ASIN: B00005NPIX

Mozart: These received five-star reviews:

Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 1, 2 & 3 (Audio CD)
~ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Pinchas Zukerman, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante (Audio CD)
~ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Itzak Peroman, Pinchas Zukerman, Zubin Mehta


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