What happens when a music director stays too long

The response from Seattle to the announcement that its new music director, Ludovic Morlot, will job-share with La Monnaie in Brussels has been decidedly mixed.

Soe want to hold the Frenchman to his promise to spend his whole life beside the Pacific. Other heave a sigh of relief that their incoming French maestro will not be another petit Napoleon.

Ludovic Morlot

The last man hung around for 26 years, and for many musicians that was 20 too long, despite – or perhaps because of – the loyalty pledges they were obliged to sign. Here‘s a powerful inside view from Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi.

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