Men in badly fitting jackets do uninteresting things

Berlin yesterday

kirill-petrenko-signs

Tokyo, about the same time

paavo-jarvi-signs

At the glamorous summits of classical music they are so proud of these pictures.

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  • The headline would seem apt for describing the author, less so for a legendary orchestra signing on an exciting new conductor.

    • Per the agreement of both parties, the contract does not have a fixed term. The only stipulation is a minimum of 7 years together.
      While the contract is to be in place for an indefinite period, either party may naturally call for amendments or give notice, once the minimum seven year term has passed.

      • Thanks, Max. Interesting.

        I wonder what the period of notice would be. 3 years or so, I would guess.

        I’m not sure it’s going to be a heavenly as they seem to think, either commercially or artistically. But who knows?

        • Personally, I am looking forward with interest to see what the Berlin Phil-Petrenko combination will bring but I agree with you. With a few more years of joyous anticipation and prefatory hype to go, the risk of unrealised expectations and eventual disappointment is rather high.

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