• Re: How many well-known conductors, pianists etc were alcoholics?

    From gggg gggg@21:1/5 to gggg gggg on Mon Apr 3 10:13:13 2023
    On Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 10:23:24 PM UTC-7, gggg gggg wrote:
    On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 12:42:22 AM UTC-8, dan....@gmail.com wrote:
    On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:59:51 PM UTC-8, Herman wrote:
    On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:54:37 PM UTC+1, Frank Berger wrote:

    I defer to your expertise, though there is a difference
    between drinking (even a lot) and alcoholism, which was the
    original question.

    Frank's question was totally legit. A lot of
    these stories about conductors and soloists
    are made up, handed down dozens of times over
    and embellished.

    Saying 'but these people are Russians!' is
    just about the worst stereotype.

    A lot of names mentioned here were not Russian.
    You have clearly not lived in Eastern Europe.
    There are vast swaths of land were alcoholism
    is endemic. Stop lecturing about political
    correctness and reconnect with reality.

    (Youtube upload):

    Russia's Alcohol Problem


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