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Musical (Dollar) Figures

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Janos Gereben <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 2 Jul 2007 21:39:36 -0700

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[Note that because of the slow release of such information, these figures
- just published - are actually two years old.]

   Barenboim, Maazel top $2 million salary mark
   By John von Rhein
   Tribune music critic
   July 2, 2007
   
   In what is believed to be a historic first, the Chicago Symphony
   Orchestra's Daniel Barenboim was one of two American symphony
   music directors to earn more than $2 million in annual compensation
   in the 2004-05 season, according to an industry blog.
   
   Barenboim, who has since departed, earned $2,044,679 as music
   director of the CSO that season, according to Drew McManus on
   his classical music industry blog, Adaptistration. Barenboim was
   nudged from being top wage-earner at a U.S. orchestra by the New
   York Philharmonic's Lorin Maazel, who was paid $2,638,940,
   according to McManus. This is believed to be the first time a
   music director at an American orchestra has topped the $2 million
   salary mark.
   
   The CSO Monday confirmed the Barenboim figure, which included
   solo performances with the orchestra. The music director salaries
   nationwide were taken from Form 990s filed with the IRS by
   symphony orchestras for 2004-2005 and are the most recent to be
   made public. Salary figures do not necessarily reflect compensation
   for outside performances or activities.
   
   Here, according to McManus, are all music directors in America
   who made more than $1 million in 2004-05, in descending order:
   Maazel; Barenboim; the San Francisco Symphony's Michael Tilson
   Thomas, $1,636,218; the Boston Symphony's James Levine, $1,592,000;
   the Philadelphia Orchestra's Christoph Eschenbach, $1,546,000;
   the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Esa-Pekka Salonen, $1,339,500;
   and the Cleveland Orchestra's Franz Welser-Most, $1,232,515.
   
   Also, about executive salaries (from other sources): Even though
   the overall average for executive compensation slipped, that
   didn't prevent those at the top of the list from setting new
   compensation benchmarks.  Here's where the money went in 2004-2005:
   
      1. Los Angeles Philharmonic's Deborah Borda - $1,325,542 (on an 
         $80m budget)
      2. New York Philharmonic's Zarin Mehta - $767,807 ($51m)
      3. Cleveland Orchestra's Gary Hanson - $559,227 ($43m)
      4. Cincinnati Symphony's Steven Monder - $530,383 ($34.7m)
      5. Boston Symphony's Mark Volpe - $476,122 ($73m)
      6. Atlanta Symphony's Allison Vulgamore - $443,812 ($29m)
      7. San Francisco Symphony's Brent Assink/* */*//*- $406,000 ($52.5m)

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