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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Beethoven: Unfair to Labor!

"From Bonn (Beethoven's birthplace) comes word that violinists of the Beethoven Orchestra are suing to be paid more than their wind- and percussion-playing colleagues, because they produce more music. In most of the orchestral literature, the argument runs, the strings play almost continuously, but the brasses, for example, tend to play in bursts, often widely separated, when they play at all."

NYTimes Week in Review