All eyes have been on the Berlin Phil recently as they worked to name a new Principal Conductor. Mid-May they found themselves at an impasse. Now they have made their choice…a fascinating one too. Here’s my comment:
“It is charming that Mr. Petrenko was selected not simply for expediency, but for serious artistic merit. How delightful that he is considered shy and has a mystique.
Who cannot resonate to the idea of watching this man rise to the challenge in Berlin; perhaps not unlike King George VI tripping into power just prior to the start of WWII with the world holding its breath…
And I can’t help but wonder what his gifts and insights are regarding Mahler…and, of course, Mozart…:-)”