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  Composer sues Brooklyn Philharmonic for ruining his career  CT News at 19:52 on 14 April 2009
 

Composer Nathan Currier is suing the Brooklyn Philharmonic for cutting short the debut of his "Gaian Variations," which prmiered at Lincoln Center in 2004. Currier's piece was truncated, which he alleges was to avoid paying musicians overtime. The resulting bad review in the NY TImes, has caused vast damage personally and professionally, Currier alleges.

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Composer Sues Brooklyn Philharmonic

  Re: Composer sues Brooklyn Philharmonic for ruining his career  Nicolas Tzortzis at 21:16 on 14 April 2009
 

the premiere took place in 2004 and now he remembered to sue them?
the timing is a bit off.
and if every composer sued people after every bad performance....

  Re: Composer sues Brooklyn Philharmonic for ruining his career  Niema at 13:03 on 15 April 2009
 

Sounds like a sure-fire way to make sure no one ever commissions him again.

On the other hand, the degree of unionization in NY organisations is pretty scandalous, and costs cash-strapped arts organisations a fortune on moronic things like 20 stage hands to move a music stand.