Igor Levit joins attack on racist ECHO awardmain
The German pianist has come out in support of the Notos Quartet, who gave back their 2017 Echo prize after the 2018 award went to a pair of rappers with an Auschwitz line. Igor has returned the ECHO he received in 2014.
He tweets: ‘It is unbearable that antisemitic slogans are heard on such a platform and an award. It is impossible for me to keep the Echo Klassik, which I received with great pride in 2014.’
#ECHO Statement. pic.twitter.com/qWGeopaPnO
— Igor Levit (@igorpianist) April 16, 2018
Bravo! ECHO is dead and smells ugly …
Dear Wolfgang, do you really want to see ECHO dead ? Never heard such a strange comment by you. i don’t – we need such events to represent the classical music world for society. But in any case the award to those Rapper/Gangsters was a wrong desicison and there should be some reaction against those stupid antisemitic comments.
I read “bravo echo” and thought it was the NATO phonetic alphabet!!
Bravo to Herr Levit
Conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg just gave his prize (2008) back, every few hours a new artist announces the same. The ECHO has succeeded in making itself worthless, a pariah in the world of music prizes.
Frank Zappa: “Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny” … ECHO is different 😉
Mr. Levit is against antisemitism, but applaudiert unlimited influx of migrants from the most antisemitic parts of the world. Well. Give with one hand, take with the other.
It’s called “inconsistency” or “hypocrisy”. Maybe just ideological, at the end of the day.
I suppose by “migrants” you are referring to refugees who flee war or persecution.
and the proportion who are homophobic and anti Semitic may modify their outlook as a result of assimilating into this society and seeing how nice these people are.
You mean the 2,65%?
More like 40%? “UNHCR said only 4,808 were granted asylum in Italy and 40% of the arrivals were found to be in need of international protection.”
“In need of international protection”. This is a wishy-washy categorie. Refugees are in need of international protection, this is the definition of refugee. So how can you be in need of international protection, and still not be a refugee.
So called anti-semitics countries where semites live and speak Arabic-semit language.
My comment about Igor Levitt do anything to get publicity and being a hypocrite was deleted. Why?