Gergiev slams London for not building him a concert hallmain
Munich has erected a temporary structure while the Gasteig is being refurbished.
That gave Valery Gergiev a cue to slag off his previous employers:
“I was promised a concert hall in London for eight years,” said Valery Gergiev. “Simon Rattle, my successor with the London Symphony Orchestra, then waited another five years in vain. In Munich you build something like this in two years.”
No-one interrupted him to say that Munich promised Mariss Jansons a new hall for more than a decade, and has still to lay the first brick. On his flying visits, Gergiev always sees no more than he wants to see.