The Göttinger Symphonie Orchester just finished a short tour in Northern Germany and concerts in Bremen (the beautiful sounding hall “Die Glocke”), Wilhelmshaven, and Leer, playing for an enthusiastic audience. Our excellent soloist was Alexandre Tharaud in Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto: A wonderful first collaboration of hopefully many more to come!
I am delighted and grateful to see the Debussy Poe Operas CD on the new longlist of the prestigious “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” (“German Record Critics’ Award”)!
www.schallplattenkritik.de/pressebereich (longlist 3.2016)
What a wonderful and inspiring evening! Tabla player Ravi Srinivasan, Kathak dancer Ioanna Srinivasan, and sitar player Michael Dreyer joined us for a unusual yet mesmerizing program: Halvorsen Vasantasena Suite for Orchestra (a real discovery in itself), a Sargam (for tabla, sitar and dance), Naresh Sohal’s modern Hexad Suite for ensemble, two fun pieces by Ravi Srinivasan for ensemble and tabla, a Johann Strauss Polka “Die Bajadere” (indian dance girls), and Rahman’s “Slumdog Millionaire” Suite for Orchestra, with added tabla and sitar…
And the numerous audience didn’t think for a moment about soccer…:)
I am delighted to announce the publication of the world premiere recording of Debussy’s Edgar Allan Poe-based opera “The Devil in the Bell Tower” together with “The Fall of the House Usher”, a perfect combination Debussy stipulated himself in a contract with the Metropolitan Opera New York. Robert Orledge is the music wizard who was able to complete both operas.
The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 was played by the Piano Wizard Alexander Krichel, and the photo shows both our satisfaction about the performance.
I started with Joseph Haydn’s Overture to “Orfeo”, his last opera, and ended the program with Richard Wagner’s very early and ambitious Symphony in C: An interesting juxtaposition.