It’s ….. Lorin.
The contract doesn’t kick in for another year, but Maazel, 81, has taken over the Munich Philharmonic 2011/12 season after Christian Thielemann huffed out. His opening programme features Shostakovich first cello concerto (soloist Sol Gabetta) and Scriabin Poème de l’Extase.
They must really love Lorin in Munich. He has already put in nine years there as head of the radio orchestra (1993-2002).
In a fortnight he’s back in London to continue his hitherto underwhelming Mahler cycle with the Philharmonia.