Sunday, July 30, 2006

I Knew I Should Have Gone Into Conducting!

And no wonder so many cellists have (Casals, Rostropovich, Toscanini, etc.).

James Levine made $3.5 million last year, according to this Boston Globe article. Lorin Mazzel almost $2 million, just from the NY Philharmonic. A little guest conducting here and there, and you're talking some real money.

And you don't have to buy an extra airplane seat for a baton, unlike so many professional cellists who buy a ticket for their cellos to insure it arrives at the right place, at the right time, in one piece.

2 comments:

erin said...

Wow, that's quite the contrast to the job listings on violinist.com the other day:
http://www.violinist.com/blog/Darcylewis/20067/5512/

Scott Spiegelberg said...

Just remember the difference between an orchestra and a bull.