Slatkin recovering from heart attack
In today's Washington Post: Slatkin has heart attack on podium, recovering in hospital, by Anne Midgette.
A PS on Slatkin: On his blog this fall, Slatkin posted a spoof essay called "Change Is in the Air," proposing various shakeups to conventional orchestra programming: having the players sit with their backs to the audience and cutting superfluous repetitions in musical scores, so that it might be possible to get through all of the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (known for their towering size) in a single concert. Slatkin later explained that the essay was intended to poke fun at the various approaches orchestras these days are taking to wooing new audiences. In a sign of how far people believe orchestras are prepared to go, a number of readers took Slatkin’s remarks at face value.
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