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melisande
2003-07-10 22:08:02 UTC
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For Leonard Slatkin, Love Bytes

By Lloyd Grove

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Washington's world-famous hometown conductor, Leonard Slatkin, is receiving
some very unwelcome attention in London for some R-rated e-mails he
exchanged with famed virtuoso deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie.

A recent article in the Mail on Sunday tabloid, based on information
provided by Glennie's aggrieved ex-husband Greg Malcangi, claimed that in
1999 the married Slatkin carried on a "passionate affair" with Glennie,
resulting in her split from Malcangi, her husband of nine years. At the
time, Slatkin was conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra as well as music
director of the National Symphony Orchestra.

The article quoted Malcangi: "Evelyn had just returned from one of her trips
and it was customary for me to sort out the files on her computer because
she was a complete technophobe. She had stupidly forgotten to delete them. I
was numb with shock. One email said, 'The thought of my modem inside your
laptop turns my mainframe on.' It was pretty tacky." The article goes on to
quote Slatkin's e-mail to Glennie: "Will we have to be on line to make love?
I'll nibble on your bits and byte." Glennie's reply: "I need your special
touch all over me." We'll discreetly draw a veil over the rest.

An NSO spokeswoman yesterday declined to comment, and Slatkin was out of the
country and apparently unreachable. But soprano Linda Hohenfeld, his wife of
18 years, had plenty to tell us. She said she was aware of the suggestive
e-mails before the Mail on Sunday printed them. "In fact they took place
back in the 20th century," she said, adding that "there was never any
affair." She added: "Don't people flirt on their computers? I know they
flirt at cocktail parties."

Hohenfeld said: "My interpretation is that it's a load of garbage. I'm
surprised that The Washington Post considers a few months of rather juvenile
correspondence to be of general interest. As gossip goes, this is nothing."

(C) 2003 The Washington Post Company
Terrymelin
2003-07-10 23:11:24 UTC
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Well, we knew he was a hack; now we know he's a pig as well. How nice.

Terry Ellsworth
Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
2003-07-11 06:42:14 UTC
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Post by Terrymelin
Well, we knew he was a hack; now we know he's a pig as well. How nice.
What you mean "we," paleface?
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2003-07-11 14:34:17 UTC
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Post by Terrymelin
Well, we knew he was a hack; now we know he's a pig as well. How nice.
What you mean "we," paleface?
That was collective!
And I've never met anyone who had a serious understanding of music who
didn't think that Leonard Slatkin's music-making was mediocre.
Having earned two degrees in music, as well as having taken a master class
with Slatkin, I venture to disagree. You do not speak for everyone.
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Terrymelin
2003-07-11 17:30:21 UTC
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Post by Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
Having earned two degrees in music, as well as having taken a master class
with Slatkin, I venture to disagree. You do not speak for everyone.
--
Matthew B. Tepper: W
Only the intelligent and the well-informed. Having earned a music degree
doesn't make one "well-informed."

Slatkin is a hack and among the great mediocrities on the stage today. Hell,
I'd almost take Botstein over him.

Terry Ellsworth
EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
2003-07-11 18:36:01 UTC
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Post by Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
Having earned two degrees in music, as well as having taken a master class
with Slatkin, I venture to disagree. You do not speak for everyone.
--
Matthew B. Tepper: W
Only the intelligent and the well-informed. Having earned a music degree
doesn't make one "well-informed."
Neither does living in Florida and being a super-right-wing Republican!
(IMO, au contraire!)
Terrymelin
2003-07-11 22:29:56 UTC
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Neither does living in Florida and being a super-right-wing Republican!
(IMO, au contraire!)
Who knows what this crazy woman is talking about.

Terry Ellsworth
susurrus
2003-07-11 22:50:43 UTC
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Post by Terrymelin
Post by EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
Neither does living in Florida and being a super-right-wing Republican!
(IMO, au contraire!)
Who knows what this crazy woman is talking about.
Matthew B. Tepper do.
REG
2003-07-11 23:19:30 UTC
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Matthew B. Tepper do do.
Post by susurrus
Post by Terrymelin
Post by EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
Neither does living in Florida and being a super-right-wing Republican!
(IMO, au contraire!)
Who knows what this crazy woman is talking about.
Matthew B. Tepper do.
AnMeinKlav
2003-07-12 01:25:09 UTC
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<<Slatkin is a hack and among the great mediocrities on the stage today. Hell,
I'd almost take Botstein over him.>>

Quite a black-and-white response, wouldn't you say? ;-)
EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
2003-07-12 18:25:01 UTC
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Post by AnMeinKlav
<<Slatkin is a hack and among the great mediocrities on the stage today. Hell,
I'd almost take Botstein over him.>>
Quite a black-and-white response, wouldn't you say? ;-)
Careful - you're responding to the guy who sees "bigotry" in every post
but his own - you just used one of his "buzz" words.
Leonard Tillman
2003-07-11 00:36:06 UTC
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[....] soprano Linda Hohenfeld, his wife of 18 >years, had plenty to
tell us. She said she was
aware of the suggestive e-mails before the
Mail on Sunday printed them.
"In fact they took place
back in the 20th century," she said, adding
"Don't people flirt on their computers? I know
they flirt at cocktail parties."
Hohenfeld said: "My interpretation is that it's
a load of garbage. I'm surprised that The
Washington Post considers a few months of
rather juvenile correspondence to be of
general interest. As gossip goes, this is
nothing."
Unless Slatkin's wife has been deliberately taking the "PR" approach,
thereby also attempting to deal with, or deny, a devastating reality, --
her disbelief of an actual affair is interesting, considering her
position.

As to the Maestro's and Ms. Glennie's discovered e-mails, extreme
cyber-stupidity can be its own reward. Case in point.

If flirting was indeed all that occurred, difficult to prove
conclusively, the damage is still irreversible, once doubt has set in,
destroying a marriage and marring another, -- despite the
adage/definition of flirting: "Attention sans Intention".
(C) 2003 The Washington Post Company
Best,
LT
"That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the
whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it." -- Rabbi
Hillel
Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
2003-07-12 16:19:38 UTC
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Post by Leonard Tillman
If flirting was indeed all that occurred, difficult to prove
conclusively, the damage is still irreversible
Perhaps Ms. Hohenfeld prefers to regard her husband as innocent until
proven guilty, and, an even bigger perhaps, it may be that she is in
possession of more information on this case than those of us on RMO
are privy to.
An even bigger perhaps is that it has all been cooked up by a publicist.
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a***@alaska.net
2003-07-12 18:42:55 UTC
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If flirting was indeed all that occurred, difficult to prove conclusively, the damage is still irreversible
parterrebox
Perhaps Ms. Hohenfeld prefers to regard her husband as innocent until
proven guilty, and, an even bigger perhaps, it may be that she is in
possession of more information on this case than those of us on RMO
are privy to.
And perhaps Ms Hohenfeld has made a reasoned decision that whatever
the truth might be about her husband's extra-marital comings and
goings that continuation of the marriage is the better course.
There are a couple of lawyers in this city - each a friend of mine for
more than a third of a century - who for the first ten years or so of
that period were notorious for womanizing. Each finally put his wife
in an embarrassing situation, i.e., the chippying became a matter of
public notice, each was given an ultimatum by his wife, each got the
picture, and each couple, a quarter of a century later, is as devoted
to each other as can be imagined.

As one whose current opera travels to faraway places is financed in
part by the proceeds of years of a divorce practice - I have seen
enough to assure you that (1) the "damage" may be nothing new, (2) it
certainly is not necessarily irreversible, and (3) the legal system -
divorce court especially - is just about the last place any rational
person would want to go
EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
2003-07-13 03:43:31 UTC
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Post by a***@alaska.net
If flirting was indeed all that occurred, difficult to prove conclusively, the damage is still irreversible
parterrebox
Perhaps Ms. Hohenfeld prefers to regard her husband as innocent until
proven guilty, and, an even bigger perhaps, it may be that she is in
possession of more information on this case than those of us on RMO
are privy to.
And perhaps Ms Hohenfeld has made a reasoned decision that whatever
the truth might be about her husband's extra-marital comings and
goings that continuation of the marriage is the better course.
There are a couple of lawyers in this city - each a friend of mine for
more than a third of a century - who for the first ten years or so of
that period were notorious for womanizing. Each finally put his wife
in an embarrassing situation, i.e., the chippying became a matter of
public notice, each was given an ultimatum by his wife, each got the
picture, and each couple, a quarter of a century later, is as devoted
to each other as can be imagined.
As one whose current opera travels to faraway places is financed in
part by the proceeds of years of a divorce practice - I have seen
enough to assure you that (1) the "damage" may be nothing new, (2) it
certainly is not necessarily irreversible, and (3) the legal system -
divorce court especially - is just about the last place any rational
person would want to go
Unless the marriage is TRULY "unbearable"! (But there are certainly far
more potent reasons for divorce than sexual infidelity.)
Andre Storfer
2003-07-12 00:11:06 UTC
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Do these "musical degrees" play or sing?
AES [:-)

"Terrymelin" <***@aol.com> wrote in message news:***@mb-m15.aol.com...
because you "had two musical degrees."
Terry Ellsworth
Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
2003-07-12 02:13:53 UTC
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Post by Terrymelin
Only the intelligent and the well-informed. Having earned a music
degree doesn't make one "well-informed."
Would you like to attack my looks, next?
What, exactly, has that to do with anything? You made a statement that
somehow implied that your knowledge of Slatkin was superior because you
"had two musical degrees." I beg to differ. I don't that think that
makes one any less or more informed on Slatkin's mediocre interpretative
abilities. Why attack?
No, I mean to say that your statement calls me unintelligent and ill-
informed merely because your opinion about a particularly conductor is in
disagreement with my own. This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had
quite enough of them from you, directed toward me or toward others who do
not agree with your opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
You're entitled to your opinion, but please do not delude yourself into
the certainty that you speak for everyone.
No but I certainly express an opinion held by the vast majority of music
professionals including most of the members of the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra who have expressed this opinion for years. They don't call him
the "hydrofoil" for nothing. It's another reason he has never obtained a
high level orchestra music directorship in this country. He's mediocre,
that's why.
But you do not speak for everyone. You do not, and any statement from you
claiming to do so is false.

I find your attitude to be hateful, irritating, and vicious. I no longer
wish to read your opinions. Please get professional help. Goodbye.
--
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Andre Storfer
2003-07-12 19:49:46 UTC
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Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite enough of them from
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not agree with your
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
David Melnick
2003-07-12 23:17:55 UTC
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No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite enough of them from
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not agree with your
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
2003-07-13 00:14:22 UTC
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Je n'ai pas soif, Tetrarch.
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REG
2003-07-13 04:13:32 UTC
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Now I'm an Arab???
Post by David Melnick
No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
"Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)"
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite enough of them from
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not agree with your
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
David Melnick
2003-07-13 04:26:11 UTC
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Are YOU the sultan of soit? At last I've found thee!
Post by REG
Now I'm an Arab???
Post by David Melnick
No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
"Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)"
the following
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite
enough of them from
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not
agree with your
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
Andre Storfer
2003-07-13 15:22:21 UTC
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The T is silent..........like the P in swimming.
Always happy to contribute.
AES
Post by David Melnick
Are YOU the sultan of soit? At last I've found thee!
Post by REG
Now I'm an Arab???
Post by David Melnick
No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
"Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)"
the following
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite
enough of them from
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not
agree with your
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
David Melnick
2003-07-13 15:55:05 UTC
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My mother warned me not to contribute.
At the Y, the chlorine might take care of it,
but in the bathtub, no!

Dav
Post by Andre Storfer
The T is silent..........like the P in swimming.
Always happy to contribute.
AES
Post by David Melnick
Are YOU the sultan of soit? At last I've found thee!
Post by REG
Now I'm an Arab???
Post by David Melnick
No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
"Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)"
the following
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite
enough of them from
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not
agree with your
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
REG
2003-07-13 16:09:37 UTC
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But I am the sultana of soite.
Post by Andre Storfer
The T is silent..........like the P in swimming.
Always happy to contribute.
AES
Post by David Melnick
Are YOU the sultan of soit? At last I've found thee!
Post by REG
Now I'm an Arab???
Post by David Melnick
No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
"Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)"
the following
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite
enough of them from
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not
agree with your
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
Andre Storfer
2003-07-13 16:15:01 UTC
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You have beaucoup de "amour du soite,"
n'est ce pas?
AES
Post by REG
But I am the sultana of soite.
Post by Andre Storfer
The T is silent..........like the P in swimming.
Always happy to contribute.
AES
Post by David Melnick
Are YOU the sultan of soit? At last I've found thee!
Post by REG
Now I'm an Arab???
Post by David Melnick
No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
"Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)"
the following
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite
enough of them from
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not
agree with your
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
REG
2003-07-13 16:21:31 UTC
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I was making a little French joke.

Actually, although I learned all my French in this country, it has been
fairly said that it was when I first traveled to Paris that I mastered the
French tongue.
Post by Andre Storfer
You have beaucoup de "amour du soite,"
n'est ce pas?
AES
Post by REG
But I am the sultana of soite.
Post by Andre Storfer
The T is silent..........like the P in swimming.
Always happy to contribute.
AES
Post by David Melnick
Are YOU the sultan of soit? At last I've found thee!
Post by REG
Now I'm an Arab???
Post by David Melnick
No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
"Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)"
the following
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite
enough of them from
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not
agree with your
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
Andre Storfer
2003-07-13 16:50:29 UTC
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I wouldn't touch that with tongs !
AES
Post by REG
I was making a little French joke.
Actually, although I learned all my French in this country, it has been
fairly said that it was when I first traveled to Paris that I mastered the
French tongue.
Post by Andre Storfer
You have beaucoup de "amour du soite,"
n'est ce pas?
AES
Post by REG
But I am the sultana of soite.
Post by Andre Storfer
The T is silent..........like the P in swimming.
Always happy to contribute.
AES
Post by David Melnick
Are YOU the sultan of soit? At last I've found thee!
Post by REG
Now I'm an Arab???
Post by David Melnick
No. Only sultans do that. ;)
I believe it is, in this context, "Donc, il soit."
Of course, I could be wrong.
We'll never see my likes again.
Post by Andre Storfer
Il PLONQUE; donc il est.
AES
"Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)"
the following
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
This is an ad hominem attack, and I have had quite
enough of them from
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
you, directed toward me or toward others who do not
agree with your
Post by REG
Post by David Melnick
Post by Andre Storfer
opinions. You are not god. My patience is now at an
end. Please get professional help. PLONK.
Matthew B. Tepper:. . . . duck!
J.Venning
2003-07-13 16:57:34 UTC
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Post by Andre Storfer
I wouldn't touch that with tongs !
AES
Honi soit qui mal y tongs?
J.
Leonard Tillman
2003-07-12 17:23:03 UTC
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"If flirting was indeed all that occurred, difficult to prove
conclusively, the damage is still irreversible "

My above quote continued with:
"once doubt has set in, destroying a marriage and marring another"

- so the element of doubt severe enough to ruin her marriage, *may not*
have reached that point.
Perhaps Ms. Hohenfeld prefers to regard her
husband as innocent until proven guilty,
A sensible attitude on her part, if she feels that way, - and fairer
than is common, unfortunately. In this, and other matters, doubt is
quite effective.
People have been convicted of capital crimes on the basis of
circumstantial evidence.
and, an even bigger perhaps, it may be that
she is in possession of more information on
this case than those of us on RMO are privy
to.
Not only "perhaps", but most likely.
Too many on RMO, and elsewhere, take an unholy delight in grasping at
any and every bit of gossip that surfaces -- and not merely considering
its possibly -- but declaring it as irrefutable "evidence".

Best,
LT
"That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the
whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it." -- Rabbi
Hillel
EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
2003-07-12 18:28:55 UTC
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Post by Leonard Tillman
"If flirting was indeed all that occurred, difficult to prove
conclusively, the damage is still irreversible "
"once doubt has set in, destroying a marriage and marring another"
- so the element of doubt severe enough to ruin her marriage, *may not*
have reached that point.
Perhaps Ms. Hohenfeld prefers to regard her
husband as innocent until proven guilty,
A sensible attitude on her part, if she feels that way, - and fairer
than is common, unfortunately. In this, and other matters, doubt is
quite effective.
People have been convicted of capital crimes on the basis of
circumstantial evidence.
and, an even bigger perhaps, it may be that
she is in possession of more information on
this case than those of us on RMO are privy
to.
Not only "perhaps", but most likely.
Too many on RMO, and elsewhere, take an unholy delight in grasping at
any and every bit of gossip that surfaces -- and not merely considering
its possibly -- but declaring it as irrefutable "evidence".
Well, they have a prominent example to emulate - WMD, anyone?
A Tsar Is Born
2003-07-13 01:44:41 UTC
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Always liked his conducting.

But this is why I'm always careful to burn incriminating emails.

CDs, anyone?

Hans Lick
Edward Waffle
2003-07-13 04:29:23 UTC
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Terrymelin wrote in message
No but I certainly express an opinion held by the vast majority of music
professionals including most of the members of the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra
who have expressed this opinion for years. They don't call him the
"hydrofoil"
for nothing. It's another reason he has never obtained a high level
orchestra
music directorship in this country. He's mediocre, that's why.
I had wondered about that. The rumor was that he was on a very short list of
conductors to take over as Music Director of the CSO--more than once, as I
recall. But it has always remained a rumor.
RRC
2003-07-13 13:39:47 UTC
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Post by melisande
For Leonard Slatkin, Love Bytes
By Lloyd Grove
Thursday, July 10, 2003
Washington's world-famous hometown conductor, Leonard Slatkin, is receiving
some very unwelcome attention in London for some R-rated e-mails he
exchanged with famed virtuoso deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie.
A recent article in the Mail on Sunday tabloid, based on information
provided by Glennie's aggrieved ex-husband Greg Malcangi, claimed that in
1999 the married Slatkin carried on a "passionate affair" with Glennie,
resulting in her split from Malcangi, her husband of nine years. At the
time, Slatkin was conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra as well as music
director of the National Symphony Orchestra.
The article quoted Malcangi: "Evelyn had just returned from one of her trips
and it was customary for me to sort out the files on her computer because
she was a complete technophobe. She had stupidly forgotten to delete them. I
was numb with shock. One email said, 'The thought of my modem inside your
laptop turns my mainframe on.' It was pretty tacky." The article goes on to
quote Slatkin's e-mail to Glennie: "Will we have to be on line to make love?
I'll nibble on your bits and byte." Glennie's reply: "I need your special
touch all over me." We'll discreetly draw a veil over the rest.
An NSO spokeswoman yesterday declined to comment, and Slatkin was out of the
country and apparently unreachable. But soprano Linda Hohenfeld, his wife of
18 years, had plenty to tell us. She said she was aware of the suggestive
e-mails before the Mail on Sunday printed them. "In fact they took place
back in the 20th century," she said, adding that "there was never any
affair." She added: "Don't people flirt on their computers? I know they
flirt at cocktail parties."
Hohenfeld said: "My interpretation is that it's a load of garbage. I'm
surprised that The Washington Post considers a few months of rather juvenile
correspondence to be of general interest. As gossip goes, this is nothing."
(C) 2003 The Washington Post Company
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I have just finished reading the posts as of 12 Jul. I must say, you
do know how to start the ball rolling! Your dad suggested I keep an
eye out for your posts, and I will have to thank him for that advice.
This was fun. Thanks.

Rick
melisande
2003-07-13 20:05:59 UTC
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:-)

The fun thing about this group, I find, is that you can start the ball
rolling, but much of the time it rolls uphill! Or something equally
unexpected...
Post by RRC
I have just finished reading the posts as of 12 Jul. I must say, you
do know how to start the ball rolling! Your dad suggested I keep an
eye out for your posts, and I will have to thank him for that advice.
This was fun. Thanks.
Rick
GRNDPADAVE
2003-07-13 20:50:52 UTC
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Date: 07/13/2003 3:29 PM Central Daylight Time
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The fun thing about this group, I find, is that you can start the ball
rolling, but much of the time it rolls uphill! Or something equally
unexpected...
That all depends on whose balls you're rollin'
J.
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Or -- to quote John Donne -- it all depends upon:

For Whom The Ball Tolls

:> G/P Dave
J.Venning
2003-07-13 21:14:37 UTC
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For Whom The Ball Tolls
G/P Dave
We were discussing Frankie Lane at some point or other, and he did sing,
"Keep rollin', rollin', rollin' ...."
J.
Leonard Tillman
2003-07-13 23:02:52 UTC
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-m25.aol.com...
Or -- to quote John Donne -- it all depends
For Whom The Ball Tolls
G/P Dave
We were discussing Frankie Lane at some
point or other, and he did sing, "Keep rollin',
rollin', rollin' ...."
J.
"Though those streams were swollen, he kept those dogies
rollin'....." - But he suddenly developed a "Raw Hide"..... After all
that rollin', - who wouldn't?

Best,
LT
"Through rain 'n' wind 'n' weather, hell-bent for leather, soon we'll be
livin' high 'n' wiiiiiiide....my heart's calculatin' mah trulove will
be waitin' ,
a-waitin' at the end of my riiiiiide.."
Andre Storfer
2003-07-14 01:35:18 UTC
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Oh Dignity....where you is?
I shall be leaving this post now.
AES
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Date: 07/13/2003 3:29 PM Central Daylight Time
For Whom The Ball Tolls
:> G/P Dave
HelenMynrd
2003-07-14 04:59:38 UTC
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You guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shape up!.....Love and hugs.HelenM
@posting.google.com...
Post by melisande
The fun thing about this group, I find, is that you can start the ball
rolling, but much of the time it rolls uphill! Or something equally
unexpected...
That all depends on whose balls you're rollin'
J.
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For Whom The Ball Tolls
:> G/P Dave
J.Venning
2003-07-14 05:55:25 UTC
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You guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shape up!.....Love and hugs.HelenM
Just in case you didn't notice, Helen, it's always up and ready.
J.
HelenMynrd
2003-07-14 06:11:30 UTC
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Good Gravy.....The whole place is going crazy!......Hey.......I didn't notice
that, John........I was watching you SING! Hey.....I am still in a special
happy place mentally...thinking about your wonderful concerts in
Arizona........Love ya....Sing!.....HelenM (up and ready, huh.?
(lucky....lucky you! Lucky Inez, I should say...! BEHAVE!) Hugs...
Post by J.Venning
Post by HelenMynrd
You guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shape up!.....Love and hugs.HelenM
Just in case you didn't notice, Helen, it's always up and ready.
J.
melisande
2003-07-14 18:33:32 UTC
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"Behave"?! It's hopeless, Helen. Trust me. You should hear the
embarrassing things he says to hapless waitresses.
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Good Gravy.....The whole place is going crazy!......Hey.......I didn't notice
that, John........I was watching you SING! Hey.....I am still in a special
happy place mentally...thinking about your wonderful concerts in
Arizona........Love ya....Sing!.....HelenM (up and ready, huh.?
(lucky....lucky you! Lucky Inez, I should say...! BEHAVE!) Hugs...
Post by J.Venning
Post by HelenMynrd
You guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shape up!.....Love and hugs.HelenM
Just in case you didn't notice, Helen, it's always up and ready.
J.
J.Venning
2003-07-14 19:13:48 UTC
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"Behave"?! It's hopeless, Helen. Trust me. You should hear the
embarrassing things he says to hapless waitresses.
Hapless? Waitresses? Who? Me? Nevaaah.
J.
J.Venning
2003-07-14 19:57:28 UTC
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"Behave"?! It's hopeless, Helen. Trust me. You should hear the
embarrassing things he says to hapless waitresses.
She meant "topless" waitresses, of course. Use your spellcheck, Daughter
Mine.
J.
HelenMynrd
2003-07-15 06:43:31 UTC
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John, you mean to tell me that you allow your own daughter to witness this
trashy classical gossip thing? My oh my!.....Well...........you know what you
are doing, I suppose.....Hugs..Helen
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Trust me. You should hear the
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embarrassing things he says to hapless waitresses.
She meant "topless" waitresses, of course. Use your spellcheck, Daughter
Mine.
J.
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