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    Barbara Hannigan ... and I'm only being partly facetious. If you haven't seen her conduct Walton's Facade with Rattle as a soloist, it's worth seeing.

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    Fascinating ... Alan Gilbert has just announced his departure from New York as of summer '17. Given how frequently he guest conducts in Berlin, it seems as though someone just put their hat in the ring.

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    Guardian's Tom Service mentions some names.

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/tom...ipal-conductor

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    Impressive. After a 11 hours meeting, no definition yet.
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    Herbert Blomstedt!!!

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    Paavo Järvi. Check out his outstanding performance of the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 with Yuja Wang. He’s an experienced, seasoned conductor and the BPO would be lucky to have him... they’d be in good hands with him on the podium. I don’t care for any of the other names that have been suggested, especially Thielemann.
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    Personally I think Honeck has done a great job in Pittsburgh and would be a top fit but otherwise I'd love to see them go for a fresh face such as Simone Young, Ticciati, Orozco-Estrada or Alondra de la Parra (sigh ). I wonder who they would like to conduct them?

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    Good suggestions, Lark and Merl - but they already hired Kirill Petrenko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras View Post
    Good suggestions, Lark and Merl - but they already hired Kirill Petrenko.

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    I know. I just would have liked to see someone different. Jury's out for now on Petrenko, though. I like his previous stuff.
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    On Petrenko’‘s debut: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...n-philharmonic

    I have not heard him do anything where he’s not so tightly wound, one of the first things I’ve noticed about them, and this has been commented on by others:

    “The downside to Petrenko’s supremely confident control of musical flow is, paradoxically or not, his supremely confident control. His performances have struck me as too tightly worked and lacking in spontaneity.” —Alex Ross

    I wish him well in his new position and maybe he’ll settle down when he feels more comfortable. I believe the orchestra chose him because they want a new energy. But in the meantime, all the excerpts I’ve heard seem to have a forced excitement, are overly driven and controlled, and have a hyper-nervous tension. I can’t imagine a steady diet of that in his rehearsals and performances. I hope to hear a complete performance. Perhaps then I’ll be more impressed. IMO, he’s not a big enough name to be permanent director of one of the most talented orchestras in the world, plus he’s started out very conservatively. What Petrenko does have in abundance is a very positive and uplifting energy... there always seems to be a smile in his approach. The question I have is whether this will be enough over the coming years.

    Good interview with Petrenko: https://www.petrenko-live.de/en/portrait/
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    ^^That would seem to (currently?) be a minority opinion. As to the range of his repertoire, it is worth noting the composers who he has had in his various guest appearances at the BPO other than those mentioned in the article ... Adams, Berg, Bernstein, Dukas, Elgar, Kraft, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Ravel, Schmidt - an interesting range.

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