'Bob, as you were saying in a previous post about big money prizes. Muti is using his Nilsson prize money to pay his taxes! Really furthers the cause of music. What a recording I could have made with half of that...'That email came from John 'one Grammy - no orchestra' McLaughlin Williams. Why do so many superstar conductors turn out to have feet of clay when they step off the podium?
Post publication clarification - see discussion in comments below and in particular input from John Von Rhein, whose Chicago Tribune piece prompted John McLaughlin Williams' email. I guess the moral is take what you read in newspapers with a pinch of salt.
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