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No applause, please, just a "tusch"

Posted at 5:04 PM on April 22, 2009 by Alison Young (1 Comments)

It's not a word banned from the airwaves - a "tusch" is a German word that means flourish, like a fanfare. And one big one was presented to Esa-Pekka Salonen to bid him adieu as the Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The normally unflappable Salonen got pretty verklempt.

You can listen to Esa-Pekka and the LA Phil on SymphonyCast Thursday night at 8:00 on Classical Minnesota Public Radio.


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Nice post, Alison. What would the choir equivalent be--a giant raspberry?

Posted by Gillian Martin | April 22, 2009 8:20 PM