Malte Hemmerich, a young journo working for the FAZ and takt1, has published an article in a German online magazine arguing that too many artists are allowed to carry on far too long past their sell-by dates.
Hemmerich, 28, opens with an attack on Mariss Jansons, music director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, who has failed to conduct many of the prestige concerts on his orchestra’s current tour.
Jansons is 76. Hemmerich also calls out Placido Domingo, Thomas Hampson and Maurizio Pollini. (But not Herbert Blomstedt, 92, or Menahem Pressler, 96 next month).
Mariss Jansons in action, October 2019