The Styriarte festival, founded by Nikolaus Harnoncourt 30 years ago in his home town of Graz, faced a critical dilemma. How does one replace a legend who has just retired in this summer’s Beethoven cycle?
They have taken the bold option.
Harnoncourt’s dates have been divided between three rising conductors: the American Karina Canellakis, 34; the Colombian Andrés Orozco-Estrada, 38; and the French period-practice expert Jérémie Rhorer, 42.
The 9th symphony at Salzburg will be conducted by Orozco-Estrada.