Posted by Bill on June 30, 2003 at 08:16:51:
In Reply to: Re: isn't this is a good thing? Re: VPO posted by js on June 29, 2003 at 20:56:45:
Yes, the Vienna Phil has every right to hire whomever they want. I imagine that a Viennese woman can do the job as well as a Viennese man. And obviously, the orchestra thinks a Japanese man can also do that job. Hell, playing in the Philly orch is different from playing the in the NY phil. Musicians change styles to fit the group and the music.
I imagine St. Patrick's day was a different sort of holiday when No Irish Need Apply was in effect. Maybe one day in the future we will all celebrate Juneteenth as the end of slavery in this country.
Rugs are oriental, the people from Asia are Asian.
Just some random thoughts,