Maestro subs: Berlin names two stand-ins

Maestro subs: Berlin names two stand-ins


norman lebrecht

July 08, 2014

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.