Bernstein anoints new conductor of the New York Philharmonic
January 31, 2016 by norman lebrecht
A photograph of Leonard Bernstein with his arm around the young Jaap Van Zweden has begun to circulate online, suggesting – sometimes none-too-subtly – that Lenny picked his successor from beyond the grave.
The picture was taken at the 1985 Holland Festival, when Van Zweden was concertmaster of the Concertgebouworkest. Let’s not take this too seriously.
Here are some others whom Lenny seems to have anointed.
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