Meillä on Berliinin matkalla aika tiukka aikataulu eikä oikeastaan ole aikaa käydä kuuntelemassa Berliinin philharmonikkoja, mutta kun kuulin, että heillä on käynyt McKinseyn konsulttifirma antamassa ohjeita, kahden tunnin konsertti kestää enää vain 20 min. eli kyllä meidän aika siihen riittää.
McKinsey ratkaisi asian näin:
The four oboe players do not have much to do for quite a long period. This part should be shortened and the work should be equally distributed on all members of the orchestra in order to avoid peak loads. The twelve violins play all the same melody. That is an unnecessary parallel work. This group should be made drastically smaller. In case a higher volume of sound is preferred this can be achieved also by an electronic amplifer. To play parts which include 1/32 notes requires a large work effort. It is recommended to condense all these notes to 1/16 notes. Then even students of music and less qualified musicians could be employed. In some passages there is too much repetition. The full score should in this respect be thoroughly revised - what is the use of it if the horn repeats a passage which has been played already by the violins?
If all those unnecessary passages are eliminated then the concert, which now takes up to two hours in time, will last approximately twenty minutes. This implies that the intermission can be omitted. If all these measures do reduce demand, then part of the concert hall could be closed which saves money for personnel, electricity, heating etc.