Jansons collects Karajan’s 50kmain
The Latvian conductor is to be awarded the EUR 50,000 Herbert von Karajan Prize at the 2019 Salzburg Easter Festival, it has been announced today.
For what earthly purpose? Why do classical organisers think that shifting irrelevant sums among rich maestros enhances in any way the state of our universe? Might Mariss be tempted to share the money among musicians who suffered in Karajan’s 30-year musical Reich?