MUSIC / Lightning Conductor: Correction

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IN RELATION to the above Mariss Jansons profile in the Sunday Review of 11 July 1993, we have been asked by IMG Artists Europe, agents for Yuri Temirkanov, Mariss Jansons and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, to state that Mr Temirkanov's appointment as Musical Director of the Leningrad (now St Petersburg) Philharmonic was the result of formal election procedure within the orchestra and was not a political appointment. Mr Temirkanov has never been a member of the Communist Party.

IMG Artists Europe also considers that there is no general preference by promoters, public and critics for either conductor. We have also been asked to point out that in fact Mr Temirkanov undertakes the majority of the orchestra's tours.