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PostSubject: If You Don't Want the Answer,   Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:52 pm

Don't Ask the Question :

DER SPIEGEL: Did anything happen to you if any of your musicians defected while touring abroad?

Kurt Masur: I had to come up with an excuse. And I'm sorry to say that I wasn't the one to coin the best one. That honor goes to the former chief conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic. A Soviet party functionary once asked him: "Mravinsky, what's the matter! A few of them abandon you every time!" And he responded: "They're not abandoning me; they're abandoning you!"

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