The Philharmonia Orchestra today announced two appointments. Both of them are called Principal Guest Conductor.
Principal, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is an adjective meaning ‘main or most important’.
So which of these two chaps below is main, and which is most important?
The LSO has the same PGC label for Gianandrea Noseda and Francois-Xavier Roth.
The principal guest title has become meaningless.
Let’s replace it.