Mozart in the Jungle : Sex, drugs and classical music

Author(s): Blair Tindall

Biographies & Memoirs

Blair Tindall has been a professional oboe player for over twenty-five years. In this provocative memoir, she blows the lid off the secret world of classical music, exposing a musical demi-monde where alcohol and drugs are ubiquitous, where musicians perform high or hungover and where it's standard to trade sex for work. As Tindall admits: 'I got hired for most of my gigs in bed'.
Mozart in the Jungle is the first book to tell the truth about the conservatories that produce thousands of graduates a year for a handful of jobs, the superstar conductors and soloists who lord it over orchestral peons, and a fine arts establishment that is as bloated as it is self-destructive.

First published 2005.


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  • : 9781843544937
  • : Atlantic Books, Limited
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : March 2006
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  • : Blair Tindall
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  • : English
  • : 788.52092
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  • : 336