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

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

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