?From the great beyond into the present? ? an interview with Jo Lendle

Hanser publisher Jo Lendle talks about gentle adjustments of languages and marketing strategies.... more more

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Rattle's downward roll

Tuesday 23 May, 2006

For a while, Sir Simon Rattle rode a euphoric wave at the Berliner Philharmoniker. Now critic Manuel Brug feels that his novelty is wearing off, fast.

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John Cage's music for a psalm

Monday 22 May, 2006

On May 5, the tone of John Cage's organ composition "As Slow as Possible" changed in the St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt. A major moment in a piece that will last 639 years. By Thomas Gerlach
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Bach on the bus

Thursday 16 March, 2006

Viola player Volker Hagedorn has toured with Bach far off the beaten track, a world away from the spoiled European metropolises. He describes the joys of Johann Sebastian, the relaxed travel companion and the joy he brings to the musically-under nourished.
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Off with Mozart's wig

Wednesday 4 January, 2006

250 years after his birth, 2006 is Mozart Year. To perform Mozart you need maturity without having lost a youthful touch. A new generation of young talents has put out a selection of recordings, from the sluggish to the sublime. By Wolfram Goertz

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The long march to Beethoven

Monday 28 November, 2005

Does the future of classical music lie in China? International stars like Lang Lang and Yundi Li are just the tip of the iceberg. On tour with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker, Claus Spahn reports on the classical craze in the People's Republic. (Photo: Berliner Philharmoniker/Andreas Knapp)
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The Meistersingers from Tokyo

Wednesday 31 August, 2005

The conductor Masaaki Suzuki and his enchanting Japanese Bach Collegium have just toured Germany, leaving a trail of speechless audiences in their wake. By Wolfram Goertz
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