Posted by Another Mike on October 25, 2002 at 17:43:17:
In Reply to: Conductor vs. Musician salaries posted by Tom C. on October 24, 2002 at 13:58:50:
I tell ya, after being around them fiddlers, I'm not suprised they make what they do since they have to deal with them! Also, some of the regional orchestras I've noticed; their conductors are usually the ones who supply the music. That gets really expensive. For example, Mozart Symphony #40 total cost is $120. However, Mahler Symphony #5 is $470! That might also be a reason some small orchestras never play the "biggies". This of course does not excuse them making more, just my thoughts.