The bitterly contested merger between the SWR orchestras at Stuttgart and Baden-Baden/Freiburg will be forced through, starting Thursday morning. The musicians are unhappy at the outcome and many conductors have kept well away from SWR, unwilling to be caught in the aftermath.
With one exception: the Hungarian, Peter Eotvos. He is given a hard time by Eleonore Büning. Read her in the FAZ today.