We hear the Concertgebouw has very quickly put together a shortlist of the maestros it wants to consider to succeed Mariss Jansons.
Three are Finns: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Sakari Oramo.
Paavo Jarvi was added, two weeks ago, the moment he announced his departure from the Orchestre de Paris.
The fifth name is unknown to us at this point.
Of the four, Paavo’s manager will want more than the frugal Dutch can pay, Esa-Pekka keeps saying he means to spend more time composing and Saraste has never held office with a frontline European orchestra.
That leaves this man as Amsterdam frontrunner.
(c) Norman Perryman/Lebrecht Music&Arts
UPDATE: Sakari Oramo has contacted Slipped Disc to say he is definitely not on the C’bouw list. Others, however, have been added.