"Nearly every child I knew surfed because there's no admission to the sea." -- Kent Nagano
The Montreal Gazette has reported on a notable new release from the Analekta label, one of the leading Canadian recording companies. The reason that it will be of especial interest to some casual observers is that the pianist showcased on it is one Karin Kei Nagano--the 15-year-old daughter of Kent, revered chief conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
No surprise that the Montreal Symphony Orchestra's announcement of music director Kent Nagano's contact renewal says very early on, "Since its association with Maestro Nagano, the OSM has consolidated its standing among leading North American orchestras..." In this case, though, there's little doubt about the release's honesty. It's pretty well bang on.
A couple of days late, but..."Happy birthday to you, / Happy birthday to you, / Happy birthday dear Verbier Festival, / Happy birthday to you!"
According to some, the American conductor may be forced out of town when his second contract expires in 2016.