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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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