13th January: Last week’s top re-entries The Classical Album and The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music switch around, at no. 1 and no. 2, and Renée Fleming’s new album is the highest new entry at no. 8.
Musicians are often offered a bum deal when dealing with freelance work, but this member of a string quartet has come up with a zinger of a reply.
Here’s a Facebook post from Steve Rose, whose wife Laura was approached by an agent to provide musical accompaniment to a swanky London event held by Louis Vuitton:
One of the enduring annoyances jobbing musicians have to face is dwindling opportunities for paid work - very often with the added insult of 'exposure' offered as an alternative to actual money. This approach to such offers is polite, firm and totally righteous.