Friday, February 28, 2014
More maestros, masterpieces and madness
To celebrate Norman Lebrecht leading the charge against the "shamed" Gustavo Dudamel I am offering Overgrown Path readers the chance to win two exclusive prizes. One goes to the first reader to identify who that is in the photo up close and personal with Gustavo. Another is for the first correct answer to this question: which cultural commentator was invited to give the pre-concert talk in Los Angeles before the Dude's performance of Mahler's Third Symphony on January 24th 2012? Both lucky prize winners will receive a shredded copy of Lebrecht's Maestros, Masterpieces & Madness: The Secret Life and Shameful Death of the Classical Record Industry.
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