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Today a dream has come true for the LSO. They just confirmed that Sir Simon Rattle is to take over as music director in 2017. Congratulations, guys. Brava, managing director Kathryn McDowell, with her well-placed butterfly net. And good luck with everything this may bring to London at long last.
Wondering what this means for the rest of the orchestral scene in London, meanwhile.
Rattle said of his appointment:
What I’ve been writing this week. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/28/why-male-domination-of-classical-music-might-end
We’ve just received the list of 160 pianists who have qualified for this year’s “elimination rounds” at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Among the initial 160 contestants are five from the UK. Most familiar to our audiences is Yuan…