Munich declares label war on BerlinOrchestras
The Bavarian State Opera today launched its own audio and video recording label.
The first two releases feature Kirill Petrenko, Munich’s outgoing conductor and Berlin’s incoming chief.
Part of Petrenko’s value to Berlin is that he never made commercial recordings and would restrict himself to the Berlin Phil’s own label.
Well, that deal is blown. Munich’s launch releases are Petrenko conducting Korngold and Mahler.
Let’s see how Berlin bites back.