• Slatkin Makes Debut with MÁV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest

    November 19, 2021

    Leonard Slatkin is in Budapest working with the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, marking his first time conducting a Hungarian orchestra in his fifty-year career. He will lead the orchestra in works by Corigliano, Dohnányi, and Beethoven.

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  • Naxos to Release Complete Leroy Anderson Box Set

    November 2, 2021

    This month, Naxos Records will release a five-CD box set of Leroy Anderson’s complete orchestral works as recorded by Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Concert Orchestra. 

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It has been three years since I stepped down from my more-than-40-year role as a music director. Having held this position with orchestras both in the States and Europe, I covered a lot of musical ground and accumulated a planeload of airline miles. Some people believe I have retired from conducting, but that is hardly the case.

However, there are some very different aspects to life as a veteran guest conductor, most of which I had not really anticipated until recently. The experience of focusing solely on the music has been much more profound than I expected. Not required to make any administrative decisions, I have been relieved of stress that only became apparent to me after I left my positions. As a result of having fewer responsibilities, I have had time to reexamine several pieces that I have wanted to focus on, whether they were going to appear in upcoming programs or not.