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Classical Notes: May 12, 2009 Archive

The Glass Podium

Posted at 1:37 AM on May 12, 2009 by Gillian Martin

The appointment of Xian Zhang as music director of the Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra in Milan, Italy, prompted one journalist to ask, "What is the status of female conductors these days?"

She talks to a couple of pioneers and the younger conductors who have benefitted from their experiences here.