The Cleveland music director says he keeps asking the institutions he heads: are we relevant? He tells Christian Berzins of NZZaS. ‘I always ask (managers): how much risk do you plan, how much research, how much innovation?’
Away from Cleveland, he’s happy to be a festival conductor.’I’m in the phase where I can say, no matter which opera house or orchestra (is asking): “If you do not offer me aomething exciting, I prefer to sit at home and read a book.’
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