Against the craven idolatory of the Met’s music director fostered by the New York Times, Russell Platt on the New Yorker comes forward with a note of caution.
Yannick, he reminds us, is doing too much. He is contractually committed to orchestras in Philadelphia and Montreal, and he has a busy career guest-conducting at the European summits.
Every year or so, his schedule overload causes cancellations.
Russell’s advice: ‘Perhaps Nézet-Séguin is just a superior physical specimen, but, in the several times I’ve observed this man, I’ve always come to the same conclusion: if he wants to join the ranks of the historically great conductors, he will have to spend more time with less music.’
Read on here.