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Leonard Slatkin

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

As Soundcheck begins broadcasting on WDET in Detroit, we present some of that city’s musical leaders. Leonard Slatkin has been a fixture of the American orchestral scene for over three decades, with notable tenures leading the St. Louis and National Symphony Orchestras. In 2007, he became music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and is bringing a fresh approach to that venerable ensemble. Returning to the podium this month after a heart attack sidelined him in November, he joins us to talk about his comeback and about classical music in Detroit.


Leonard Slatkin

Comments [2]

Jane from Bronx

I've long been a fan of Mr. Slatkin's works. His Barber recordings from the 80s(?) are some of the finest around.

Jan. 13 2010 02:46 PM
Barack from DC

Mariss Jansons had a heart attack actually *on* the podium a few years ago in Pittsburgh. His father, also a conductor, died of a heart attack on the podium in 1984. Can you ask the Maestro about how much other conductors have served as a cautionary tale to him?

Jan. 13 2010 02:38 PM

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