Berlin’s number 1 tabloid B.Z. publishes a full-page op-ed by Norman Lebrecht this morning, warning the Berlin Philharmonic of the dangers of delay in selecting a music director and suggesting two ways out of the present impasse. B.Z. has the biggest readership in Berlin. It is unashamedly tabloid and working-class.
Its focus on the election signifies the importance of the Philharmonic to Berlin, and to Germany.
An English version of the op-ed will appear next week.