Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Berlin Philharmonic punts

After 11 hours of deliberations and several votes, members of the Berlin Philharmonic have failed to agree on a new chief conductor. A spokesman says the musicians will meet again “within one year” to consider a replacement for Simon Rattle, who is leaving the orchestra in 2018, The Guardian’s Louise Osborne reports:


“The election seemed to lay bare divisions among the players over what direction to take,” The New York Times’ Michael Cooper and Katarina Johannsen report: