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Wow, that was one of the symphonies I thought that I wanted to be a part of when I was still pursuing the dream. Played under the late Ranier Meidel (sp?) when I participated in the Congress of Strings in Seattle in 1979. Very inspiring conductor and I actually learned some very improtatnt things playing under him that serve me still today. My roommate in New York studied trumpet from Gerrard Schartz, he really liked him, seemed like a real fun and easy guy to get along with, but was still demanding as a teacher.

When I read articles like this, I always feels that the truth lies somewhere in the middle of everyone's claims.

It is hard for a conductor to stay in one place too long. Even a great conductor will eventually wear out his or her welcome. Musicians are just too sensitiive to those little annoying habits we all have and get board of the same style or musical approach all the time.

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"It is hard for a conductor to stay in one place too long. Even a great conductor will eventually wear out his or her welcome. Musicians are just too sensitiive to those little annoying habits we all have and get board of the same style or musical approach all the time."

The distinguished Dutch maestro, Bernard Haitink, says that all music directors have a "sell by" date.

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