What Thielemann did next

He’s topping out the day-long, Europe-wide Franz Liszt events with a concert from Bayreuth, where the great composer slowly died while his daughter Cosima kept the summer festival running. Still, at least he got a cheerful mausoleum. And Thielemann is now, to all intents and purposes, music director at Bayreuth.

Tonight’s programme, on BBC Radio 3:

6.30 City Hall, Grosses Festspielhaus, Bayreuth (LIVE)
Wagner: Overture to ‘Tannhäuser’;
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A, S. 125; Totentanz, symphonic poem (Paraphrase on ‘Dies irae’).

Konstantin Sherbakov (piano),
Orchestra of the Weimar Liszt School of Music,
Christian Thielemann (conductor).

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  • Aha, after doing Don Juan with the RAM orchestra, he is now doing a full program with another student orchestra. Not a bad week for supporting youth and education.

  • Most curioius why Thielemann was so quickly dropped from the orchestra position in Munich. That doesn’t look good at all.

  • You can go to the Arte television website and click on Arte +7. The video of this concert from Weimar is up for the next five days or so.

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