We’ve been told that someone in the music business offered to build a website for the German conductor Christian Thielemann, an artist of decidedly retro perspective.
Thielemann stared blankly at the man. ‘Why?’ he demanded. ‘Karajan never had one.’
This morning, the new regime at Salzburg’s Easter festival has launched a new website with Thielemann as its poster boy. Its self-promo: ‘It is contemporary in design, has a clear layout and is straightforward to navigate, so users will quickly find the information they’re looking for.’
You may think otherwise. We couldn’t possibly comment.