Back in Washington, Christoph Eschenbach is hit by ‘sour, acidulous’ reviewmain
The German conductor received a kicking in Vienna for a lacklustre Magic Flute. Now he’s being savaged for poor Mozart with his own orchestra. This is not the year of the Christoph.
A Slipped Disc reader writes: As a longtime NSO subscriber who witnessed all of our Music Directors from Dorati, Rostropovich, Slatkin, Ivan Fischer, Mr. Eschenbach’s concert this week was the worst from a Music Director this orchestra has ever had. It is alarming if the level of the orchestra will really go down under Mr. Eschenbach’s leadership.