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Slatkin on the move

Leonard Slatkin has just gotten a new gig: in addition to being music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the former NSO music director is now also going to be music director of the Orchestre National de Lyon, starting in the 2011-12 season, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Slatkin succeeds Jun Märkl, music director since 2004. Before Märkl, Lyon's music director was another conductor strongly identified with American music: David Robertson.

By Anne Midgette  |  May 27, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
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This may be a good move for Slatkin. He has in his repertoire a number of rare French pieces such as the Dukas symphony which I was hoping he would conduct in Washington but unfortunately he didn't.

As of the works of Guy Ropartz or Roger-Ducasse, which are also in Slatkin's repertoire, I can only dream about hearing them live...

Posted by: cicciofrancolando | May 28, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

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