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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000820.txt from 2002/05

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sibelius quote
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 07:43:45 -0400

--- Tony Pay <> wrote:

> On Thu, 30 May 2002 20:21:20 -0700 (PDT), said:

>> I assume Norman Lebrecht was thorough in his research,

> I wouldn't trust him as far as I can throw him.

Sounds like a personal issue.

>> "Give me businessmen every time," he said, "They really *are*
>> interested in music and art."

> Interested, yes. Goes to show that sometimes guilt has something to be
> said for it, too.

What do you mean?

> Actually, I get on quite well with groups of businessmen. We talk about
> the Black-Scholes theorem.

Luminaries, those two, but why would their work -- or even options pricing
models in general -- be of interest to you? The titillating aspects of sto-
chastic calculus?

> Apologies for my cheap comment two paragraphs previously; it's just that
> I doubt that Norman Lebrecht is as expert in the nuances of Finnish as
> he is in regurgitating festering pieces of gossip.

Again, sounds like a personal issue. I take it you know Norman Lebrecht.

~ Neil

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