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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Conductors on Vacation

Feb 21, 2012

A Northwest Public Radio listener, Dave Ostrom, had a David Letterman-like "Brush with Greatness" while on a boat trip to Antarctica.  Zubin Mehta, Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and his wife were also on the boat.   She had convinced him to bring his concert tails and to wear then while walking out into a group of king penguins numbering well over 100,000.  At one point he made a comment about another conductor conduc