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Shanghai Players Arrive, Driven On by Their Titan
Just over an hour into a rehearsal here last week, the maestro’s baton came down like the crack of a whip, and the music screeched to a halt. Long Yu, the imperious 45-year-old conductor of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, wanted
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Bright Young Maestros
On Wednesday night, 30-year-old Latvian Andris Nelsons, music director of England’s City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut at the Metropolitan Opera leading Puccini’s “Turandot.”  
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Leadership Secrets from a Maestro
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to conduct a word-class professional orchestra?
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Another New Step in China
For the first time an orchestra in mainland China is taking on a foreign music director: the French conductor Michel Plasson is becoming music director of the China National Symphony Orchestra.  
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And the Beat Goes On
Neville Marriner puts down his cup and saucer and waves an invisible baton around the living room of his Kensington, London, home.  
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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: America’s Finest Orchestra
You can sense the soul of certain great orchestras, just by seeing where they live. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra – which is about to open the Shell Classic International Series at London’s South Bank Centre – is one of them.
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