Jaap van Zweden is a Dutchman in Dallas. He conducts the symphony orchestra there. Earlier this week, I had a post about him at The New Criterion: He had guest-conducted the New York Philharmonic. I said he was on my short list for the next music director of the Phil.
Today, I have a post on the question of succession: Who will, in fact, be the next music director?
If you’d like to take a break away from the political wars, you may enjoy these posts. The musical wars can be just as bruising — just as dirty, really — as that other kind. And just as fun as well.