Treat with care.
The appointment has been headlined in the city’s evening paper, but it is jumping the gun. All one can say at this stage is that Munich would like Gergiev to succeed Lorin Maazel at the Philharmonic in 2015. It has set after him in hot pursuit.
Personally, I don’t rate their chances. If Gergiev took the job, he would have to leave the LSO where he is presently happy. He does not speak much German.
Apart from a handsome fee and outstanding players, there is little reason for him to take Munich – especially when the Berlin Philharmonic is vacant.