mardi 2 novembre 2010

Stories of Music Directors...

One can sometimes be wrong and that was the case of Bernard Bujold, creator of the website, with respect to the music conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin ...
"I remember seeing Nezet-Seguin for the first time in 1996 leading a small unknown band of Montreal musicians at McGill University. I was invited there because the organizers wanted Quebecor to sponsorship Seguin. He was 21 years and he "jumped" continually on stage. This bothered me and I left at intermission convinced that the young music director would go nowhere.
A few years later (in 2000), Chief Joseph Rescigno was fired by the Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain following his behavior toward the president of the orchestra (Jean-Pierre Goyer) ... and this was the beginning of glory for Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
Evidence that the misfortune of some is the cause of happiness and glory for other ...
The journalists in Philadelphia said that Charles Dutoit would have recommended Nezet-Séguin
for his current appointment in Philadelphia. It would seem that Dutoit has not yet forgotten the humiliation he was subjected by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 2002 and he was very pleased to support the Chief who is in competition with his former Montreal's orchestra...
Photo 1: Yannick Nezet Seguin;
Photo 2: Joseph Rescigno;
Photo 3: Charles Dutoit
Link report Globe and Mail;
La Presse article link

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