Maestro subs: Berlin names two stand-ins

Alan Gilbert will replace Riccardo Chailly in Berlin’s Musikfest in September. Semyon Bychkov (below right) stands in for Lorin Maazel.

There’s something transitional in the air.

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  • Emmanuel says:

    I wonder whether there’s much to the rumour that Bychkov is a serious contender for the Berlin Phil job…

  • Mathieu says:

    If the decision is based only on hairdo, I would say that Bychkov is certainly a serious contender for Sir Simon’s succession.

  • sdReader says:

    Here Norman looks decisively handsomer than his guest.

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