Author archive for leonard slatkin

  • In Space, No One Can Hear You Play

    “Sarah Brightman Signs On for International Space Station Gig: Soprano will pay $52m in bid to be the first professional musician to sing from space …”

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    LEONARD SLATKIN
  • The Wait Is Not Over

    Every one of us has had the following experience:

    All of our lines are busy. Please hold for the next available agent. All calls will be answered in the order received.

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    LEONARD SLATKIN
  • Where Did Our Musical Legacy Go?

    Several months ago, I wrote on this site about the lack of younger American talent on the podiums of major orchestras in the United States.

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    LEONARD SLATKIN
  • The Listener as Participant

    It is always astonishing when a simple gesture leads to a heated debate.

    At the start of a tour to Florida with the Detroit Symphony, we decided to try something just a bit different.

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    LEONARD SLATKIN
  • How African Americans Have Left a Mark on Classical Music

    I have been working on a new chapter of a book about the challenges faced by the classical music industry.

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    LEONARD SLATKIN