Archive | Mon, Feb 6, 2006

Hidden Competition

The Partial Observer published an article of mine today about orchestras and competition. Although I doubt we’ll ever see direct competition between orchestras, the business already has quite a few similarities to professional athletics, especially in the realm of attracting and retaining talent. It’s worth your time to give the article a read, plus you’ll get to listen to some really funny material by Peter Schickele on orchestra competition; although instead of pitting orchestras against each other he imagined pitting conductors against players (after all, the best comedy is nothing more than [...]
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