> Actually, talking asbout steering ... reminds me of a tangential
> fact, that most professional musicians are more interested in talking
> about stocks and shares than about music. Somewhere I read that when
> Karajan and Edward Heath had dinner together, Heath (an amateur
> musician, erstwhile Prime Minister of the UK, and accomplished
> yachtsman) was wanting to talk about music, and Karajan kept steering
> the conversation back to yachts and sailing.
May well be true. Karajan campaigned a maxiboat, and, IIRC, steered it himself. I guess star conductors get paid more than prime ministers. :-)
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