10 Floundering orch landed super-maestro
9 Super-manager went to Washington
8 Harpsichordist signs to DG
7 Left-field fiddle is NY Phil’s artist in residence
6 Centennial composer got heard again
5 The Met’s soprano of choice
4 Germany’s brilliant new culture minister
3 Most-improved orch of the decade
2 Opera is saved from extinction
1 The walkout king who taught maestros how to quit. He is hereby named Mr My Way, 2014.
For the year’s losers, see here.