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Classical Notes: May 2, 2013 Archive

Valery Gergiev, the Toothpick Maestro

Posted at 6:08 AM on May 2, 2013 by John Birge (0 Comments)

On his 60th birthday today, maybe you could buy conductor Valery Gergiev a new baton. But probably better to spend your money on something else. Gergiev prefers conducting with a toothpick!

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