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With Charles Dutoit out, London's Royal Philharmonic tries a Swiss conductor — and has a blast

But that’s about as far as it goes. Dutoit’s not just gone, he’s really gone. Fischer, who is music director of the Utah Symphony and has a taste for orchestral opulence, is a completely different kettle of conducting fish. As far as the struggling, if not exactly failing, Royal Philharmonic goes, that might not be such a bad thing. Let’s ...

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In sunny Santa Barbara, the New York Philharmonic gives its conductor a cold farewell

Alan Gilbert ended his eight-year tenure as music director of the New York Philharmonic, America’s oldest and once-leading orchestra, on Monday night as many a conductor ends (or begins) a music directorship — with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Beyond that, next to nothing was normal. Even the Monday part proved a little odd. Most people don’t voluntarily leave a major post ...

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In sunny Santa Barbara, the New York Philharmonic gives its conductor a cold farewell

Alan Gilbert ended his eight-year tenure as music director of the New York Philharmonic, America’s oldest and once-leading orchestra, on Monday night as many a conductor ends (or begins) a music directorship — with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Beyond that, next to nothing was normal. Even the Monday part proved a little odd. Most people don’t voluntarily leave a major post ...

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