Norman Lebrecht: “Vienna Philharmonic is too White”
Norman Lebrecht claims that there are too many White people in the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. To the surprise of no one, Lebrecht is Jewish.
A separate attack this week from a classical-music journalist focuses on the Vienna Philharmonic’s racial and gender composition. Norman Lebrecht, who runs a widely read classical-music blog, wrote that the orchestra has no Asian or other non-white members, “even though one third of the students at Vienna’s University of Music come from the Far East.” He also noted that the Vienna Philharmonic has only six female musicians out of 126 members.