Munich had promised Mariss Jansons a new hall. Now all cultural building projects are being cut back just as Mariss’s orchestra prepares to name his successor.
Simon Rattle was in town this week, complaining about the present hall.
The Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder went on television last night to reaffirm his government’s commitment to a new hall. He said: Art and culture are an integral part of society. The new concert hall is therefore not negotiable.’