Maazel headed to Munich

Posted on: March 25, 2010

Wednesday (3/24) on the blog Ionarts, Jens F. Laurson writes, “After the city of Munich had already spilled the beans, confirmation came today that [Lorin] Maazel will be the new chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic, starting 2012/13. From the press release it is not clear how long Maestro Maazel will grace Munich with his presence. Lorin Maazel is one of the most renowned conductors in the world, had a career second to none, and he is, without question, the most skilled conductor. With his name recognition—furthered in Munich by the fact that he had long been the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s conductor—his signing is a very transparent move to keep the subscription audience, most of them ardent Thielemann fans, from fleeing in droves. He is the quintessential subscription-holder-retention-director.”

Posted March 25, 2010