German politicians overturn next music director

We reported last weekend that players in the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn voted 98-2 in favour of Jun Märkl as their next music director, only to be overruled by a committee of three, including Nike Wagner (below), that chose Marc Piollet.

Now both of those choices have been set aside by the city’ political leadership.

How they proceed from here remains unclear. ‘The reputation of Beethoven’s town has been harmed,’ said one functionary. Latest here.

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  • S. Lewis says:

    Shameful.

  • Eric Koenig says:

    Cue the opening of the Fifth Symphony. Fate knocks at the door yet again. …

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