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Women rule in Vienna. At least in the orchestra.


I found this on KDFC.Com and Dianne Nicolini. I agree. It’s about time…..

It’s About Time

Posted in: KDFC : About the Music

http://blogs.kdfc.com/category/kdfc-about-the-music/

The Vienna Philharmonic has announced that it has appointed a woman as concertmaster of the orchestra.  The leader of the violin section also traditionally serves as a kind of second-in-command of the orchestra.  It’s the first time a woman has risen to this level in the Vienna Philharmonic.  In fact, they only began allowing women into their ranks in any capacity as recently as the 1980’s but only on a provisional basis.  Full membership in the Philharmonic Society was not granted to women until 1997!  The Vienna Phil is one of the world’s top 5 orchestras, with positions often passed from father to son for generations.  Well, all I can say is it’s about time!

Albena Danailova

Posted by Dianne Nicolini on March 22, 2010

Another related article at

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2010/03/20/vienna-philharmonic-concertmaster.html

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One Response

  1. Here, Here. I agree with you completely. It’s about time! Nice article.

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