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Thoughts on a missing maestro at the BSO

After conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky pulled out of BSO performances last week, a poster at Symphony Hall sported a sticker featuring the name of assistant conductor Julian Kuerti, who stepped in. After conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky pulled out of BSO performances last week, a poster at Symphony Hall sported a sticker featuring the name of assistant conductor Julian Kuerti, who stepped in. (Evan richman/globe staff)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / November 30, 2008

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Concertgoers last week lost a rare opportunity to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra play under the baton of a legendary Russian conductor in the twilight of his career. Gennady Rozhdestvensky was scheduled to conduct the BSO, but he angrily pulled out of all four performances at the last minute and left town. (Full article: 1573 words)

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