Friday, June 17, 2005

Symphonic Disrecord

The Globalization Institute notes how symphonic recording activity in North America has nearly ceased because the musicians' unions have priced American symphony orchestras out of the recording market.

When Esa-Pekka Salonen composes an original composition to be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the grand opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the recording is performed by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki, we have a a big problem.


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