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Maestro quits after single term

October 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht

10 comments.


The Croat Ivan Repušić is giving up after three years as general music director in Hanover.

Too busy in Munich, apparently. He has taken over there as chief of the Rundfunkorchester.

They might need to change the slogan now.

photo: Ariane Todes


Comments (10)

  1. John Groves says:

    They could do far worse than get Karen Kamansek back!!

  2. Robert Holmén says:

    Why does a German orchestra have an English slogan?

    Yes, I know that English is becoming more common in the EU but… to sell tickets in a German city?

    1. John Borstlap says:

      It is reaching-out to the refugees who still struggle with their German lessons.

      1. Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

        Spot on!
        All the English signs you see in Finland, Russia, Japan etc. are exclusively for illiterate refugees like you.

  3. Anonymouse says:

    I would imagine that, as Hannover is spelled here with just the one N, that this is an English slogan for English speaking tourists, and that their German language advertising has an appropriate German-language slogan…

    1. Andreas B. says:

      note the double yellow lines in the bottom left corner?
      this picture was taken in London, and has nothing to do with the story …!

  4. Andreas B. says:

    the picture has nothing whatsoever to do with either the city of Hannover or the orchestra – it seems to be a real estate advertisement for a project in London:

    https://hanoverlondon.com

    who knows why this picture was chosen for this post?
    well, let’s bring on the comments about immigrants … sigh!

    1. Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

      Because this is how trolls and clickbaits work?

  5. Evanthia says:

    The slogan has nothing to do with the opera in Hannover. The image is from a building site on New Bond Street, London. Hanover Square is round the corner.

  6. Rainer Wagner says:

    The name of the orchestra, Repusic is conducting in Hannover, is “Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester” (no Hannover,no Hanover anywhere), it’s the opera house orchestra. And it’s simple normal. There will be a new (woman) chief of the opera house, who normaly choose her own favorite GMD.


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