Letter: Rattle is advancing steadily

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The Independent Online
THIS is a summary of Norman Lebrecht's article:

First, the older a conductor, the better. Second, the best ones are dead, but there are a few old ones left. Third, there are many young conductors who will in time age, achieve greatness and die (not necessarily in that order). Finally, a new edition of my book comes out next week.

All of which is fine, but don't lament the lack of young conductors. There are plenty of us just waiting for a few grey hairs before we can be taken seriously.

Paul Hoskins

London NW2

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