Winners and losers at Vienna’s New Yearmain
1 Andris Nelsons – he’s done it, doesn’t have to do it again
2 Every other conductor who thinks s/he can do it better
4 The Vienna Phil – probably its biggest payday
5 The Green Party – they’re in government now. Next year, the concert will be done in candleight.
1 Sony – they’ll never get their money back
2 The Vienna Phil – it’s looking rather jaded
3 Austria – is this the best it can do?