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Classical 101

Cleveland Orchestra Still High on Conductors List

[ADAM: NOT MUCH ORIGINAL CONTENT OR CONTEXT HERE] It's easy for Americans to develop an inferiority complex when orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, or the Berlin Philharmonic are mentioned. But during this interview with Christoph von Dohnanyi, former conductor for the Cleveland Orchestra, they were mentioned in the same sentence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTlIdDgZS4k Ditto Pierre Boulez, French composer and advisor to the Cleveland Orchestra. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mpxkWa-ayA ...and Herbert Blomstedt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TfPgOu-tAs&feature=related So for the moment, until the Browns win more than they lose, or LeBron James learns to play a cello, I say root for the Cleveland Orchestra...they're world class!