Christoph-Mathias Mueller

Conductor

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Postscript: Mahler 3 in Göttingen, March 2017

It was a special occasion: Mahler’s all-encompassing Symphony No. 3 in the Stadthalle Göttingen, with the Göttinger Knabenchor and both (!) choirs of the two major churches in town together: A first! Cécile Van de Sant was the touching soloist. But this work touched us all, musicians and audience.

Postscript: Jenaer Philharmoniker October 2016

I had the pleasure to work with the excellent Jena Philharmonic, with the rather complex Symphony No. 7 by Waldemar von Baußnern, and the impressive soloist Tobias Feldmann. With my history of performances of Max Reger, of course I had to visit his villa where he last lived.

Jena-Volkshaus

Jena-Regerhaus

Kulturelle Begegnung: Indien!

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…:)

Concert with Alexander Krichel

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.