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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ernest Fleischmann

Ernest Fleischmann died at the age of 85 on Sunday. As executive director (later managing director and executive vice president) of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he hired Carlo Maria Giulini and Esa-Pekka Salonen as the orchestra's music director. He was instrumental in getting Walt Disney Concert Hall built.

The NY Times obituary is delicious in many ways - he can have a talk about that abstinence business with Arturo Toscanini - and the LAPO press release is solemn, quite properly calling him impresario and visionary. Tim Mangan talks about Fleischmann here.

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