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.

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2 responses to “I Knew I Should Have Gone Into Conducting!

  1. erin

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

  2. Scott Spiegelberg

    Just remember the difference between an orchestra and a bull.

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