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"Players needed for the Mahler but not the Beethoven, who would otherwise have had the morning off, had to report for duty, and the orchestra’s contract requires that any such change be approved by a secret ballot of all members. The vote was taken, and permission was granted."
How many orchestras do you know like this? Some players wanted more work on a Mahler movement after 3 performances, so they had had to wedge 1/2 hour or work into a rehearsal earmarked for Beethoven.
At 100, the Cleveland Orchestra May (Quietly) Be America’s Best 
"Touting an austere, governessy program, Daddy's home!" no one more fun to read on opera than joel rozen 
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