When Alan Gilbert isn't engaged with his hectic conducting duties (or preparing for next week's Gala Concert where he officially steps in as the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic), he's guest curating at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Making a beeline for his favorite 17th-century Dutch painters (Vermeer, natch), native-New-Yorker Gilbert chatted-up the WSJ and cataloged his most endearing paintings.
Nice selections, Gilbert, but you left out the very rawk'n'roll, balls to the wall Jan van Eyck's The Last Judgment. Who doesn't want to be St. Michael when they grow up, flaming sword, Army of Gawd, Prince of Light cold killing it? Heck yeah.