Critics at the parish-pump have published a wish-list of music directors for the New York Philharmonic. Slipped Disc responds with a list of the ones the orchestra needs to avoid.
1 The been-there, done-that
2 The all-American hopeful
3 The political hot potato
4 The specialist’s modernist
5 The early bird
6 The Finn end
7 The one who’ll turn them down
Beyond this list and the Times’s, there are six candidates of outstanding suitability, none of whom has yet been mentioned. Some have yet to audition in New York. We’ll discuss their prospects in due course.