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Subject: Re: AAP reports restoration soon Met says of Levine broadcasts to Sirius
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 15 May 2018 21:41:46 -0400
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Walter apparently never hit it off with the Met Orchestra. I’ve never
encountered a satisfactory explanation of why this was so.

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:37 PM donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> "Sweetie" did not originate with me; I was quoting it as a response to
> another's ironic posting about Von Karajan.
>
> Yes, Bruno Walter was a notable exception to what I regard as a general
> rule about the stringencies of conducting.
>
> dtmk
>
> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:18 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 1:49 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> If there's ever been an actual sweetie among great conductors; I
> >> don't know who it was.
> >
> > I don't think that "sweetie" would be the right word, but I read in more
> > than one source that Bruno Walter had a great rapport with all the
> > orchestras he conducted. By all accounts a mild-mannered and kind person,
> > he treated them with respect as colleagues and they not only admired his
> > great musicianship, but genuinely loved him back.
> >
> > Vesna
> >
>
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