Like Galileo dropped the orange. Slipped Disc publishes an exceprt from American-born, European-based conductor John Axelrod's German-language book that dropped earlier this month in the German press, "Wie großartige Musik entsteht...oder auch nicht" / "Making beautiful music together...or not!" Burn!
Between the pages, Axelrod sources his many years passed in Europe's opera and symphony halls in an anthropological dissection of policies and personalities. Here's a Der Spiegel review sourced with Brendel's book.