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Munich might finally give Mariss his concert hall

November 30, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht

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When Mariss Jansons became chief conductor at Bavarian Radio, it was on condition that the city build a new concert hall, the present facilities being acoustically appalling. That was in 2003.

Yesterday, the city earmarked a site for the hall. It’s the disused congress centre of the Deutsches Museum, itself due for a Euro 400 million uplift.

Mariss is a patient man, but this process seems to be taking forever. More here.


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  1. Tony says:

    Whatever happened to the Herkulessaal? I worked there in the 1980’s on a Mozart project with R. Kubelik and it was a fabulous sound.

      1. RB says:

        Nothing wrong with small-ish halls. And the Herkulessaal has accomodated a number of Mahler symphonies and opera recordings in its time.

        It’s when you start to cram in 2,500+ that you get into trouble.


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