Thursday, August 23, 2007

Pandora's Box Opened

From the CBC News, reporting on the Saskatoon symphony conductor suing the musicians:
"...the symphony steward's report from the 2006-2007 season said Sanford "engaged in abusive bullying tactics, shouting down, ridiculing or ignoring a player who tries to say something he disagrees with."

Other parts of the steward report quoted in the statement of claim accused Sanford of having a "dictatorial style," using intimidation, coercion and threats...

...Also defamatory, according to the claim, was the suggestion that Sanford is "incompetent" in his job.

The claim quoted from a part of the steward's report that said Sanford's "tempos are aberrant."

"At the string sections, tempos are wildly faster than those taken when the winds and brass join the rehearsals, making it impossible for the strings to anticipate what tempo will be required of them," the claim said, quoting from the steward's report..."

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