Danish media report largely today that the Denmark’s minister for culture Mette Bock (Danish People’s Party) is planning to make the Danish Radio DR a pure media house without an attached concert organization. The plan is to separate DR’s concert hall as well as its music ensembles from the radio and to have them operated by a new organization. For the orchestra and the choir this could be the Royal Theatre. At the end this could become a merger, and that would definitely not be a good move.

At the same time, there are rumours that the Copenhagen Phil could be closed down in order to strengthen the budgets of four regional orchestras.

So, one only can hope that politicians who normally have not the necessary information about cultural life, are not turning the music life in Denmark completely upside down with major losses becoming possible.

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