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  • Where Does The LA Philharmonic Go From Here?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/a...cur&smvar=wknd
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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  • #2
    We live close enough and should hear some of their concerts...I'm told they're quite marvelous!
    Vbr,

    Sam

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    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      Rush tickets are the ticket, usually half price. I'm not a subscriber but a close friend is and he gives us his tix from time to time. DH is a great venue and acoustically, among the best in NA.

    • c1ferrari
      c1ferrari commented
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      We live in SD County...uncertain if rush tix would work for us for the LA Phil. With the SD Symphony, I'll peruse their website to check if any Grand Tier Center tix become available as the performance approaches, but prices are non-discounted.

  • #3
    Interesting. I never hear about the LA orchestra. Do they ever record?
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    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      some very well known and respected recordings with the LA Phil at Royce Hall with Zubin Metha and Lorin Maazel, albeit 30+ years ago.
      the Michael tilson Thomas gershwin is legendary. Erich Leinsdorf wagner records are well known, they also recorded D2D with sheffield lab. Salonen recorded a number of records w/ the LA phil before Dudamel took the helm. there were guest conductors on some records with Previn, Dutoit, Bernstein and Rattle among others

    • tima
      tima commented
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      Yep. One the famous Decca recordings of Gustav Holst's "The Planets" was conducted by Mehta and The LA Philharmonic.

    • Madfloyd
      Madfloyd commented
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      Sorry, my post was worded poorly. I meant to say "I never hear about the LA Phil any more". I have (and love) the Holst recording.

  • #4
    When Gustavo Dudamel was hired as the Music Director of the LA Phil a decade ago at age 26, he was definitely the wunderkind of classical music. I think a decade later, the LA Phil made the right choice. He has continued to elevate its stature as well as his own. They/he have a contract with a major label, Deutsche Grammophon, quite rare these days for major orchestras, who have mostly had to create their own labels and do their own recording and marketing. As of a couple of years ago, the LA Phil members had the highest salaries of all major orchestras in the US, which says a lot about their finances. We've seen both Dudamel and the LA Phil (at their Walt Disney Hall) but in separate concerts. Itzhak Perlman was guest conducting the LA Phil when we saw them, and Dudamel was conducting his fabulous Orquestra Sinfonia Simon Bolivar, now no longer a youth orchestra, but still with young people, that Dudamel began conducting when he was still a teenager.

    BTW, Zubin Mehta was also 26 when he became the MD of the LA Phil, back in 1962. However, the circumstances were quite different. George Solti had been named the music director designate while he finished up his contract with the Frankfurt Opera. The LA Phil Board, under Dorothy Chandler, appointed Mehta as the deputy MD, without consulting with Solti. Solti, incensed by the effrontary of the Board, promptly resigned before even starting. The Board then named Mehta as MD, where he stayed 16 years in LA.

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    • #5
      A friend and I talked about this the other day, but most (all?) Dudamel recordings for DG, AFAIK, are *NOT* with the LA Phil. So I believe DG has signed Dudamel, *NOT* the orchestra.
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      • astrotoy
        astrotoy commented
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        That could well be. Dudamel is a much bigger name than the LAPO. The recording companies have hated the contracts that the major US orchestras have for recording, making it very, very expensive to record in the US. As a result most of the major orchestras have their own labels and most of the recordings are made from live concert recordings where the orchestra members don't get any extra pay for the sessions, and only make money from the royalties when the recordings sell. This is also becoming common in Europe. In the old days under Karajan, people say that in many years the Berlin Philharmonic members would make more money from their recording contract (with DGG) than from the concert performance contract.

        Larry

    • #6
      Originally posted by astrotoy View Post
      BTW, Zubin Mehta was also 26 when he became the MD of the LA Phil, back in 1962. However, the circumstances were quite different. George Solti had been named the music director designate while he finished up his contract with the Frankfurt Opera. The LA Phil Board, under Dorothy Chandler, appointed Mehta as the deputy MD, without consulting with Solti. Solti, incensed by the effrontary of the Board, promptly resigned before even starting. The Board then named Mehta as MD, where he stayed 16 years in LA.
      Talk about a missed opportunity!

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