Currentzis seeks new homes

Currentzis seeks new homes


norman lebrecht

October 24, 2020

The Greek conductor is baseless since removing his Music Aeterna ensemble from the Russian city of Perm.

He has just accepted a February residency in Lucerne, but he’s looking for more in Moscow, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Lucerne, New York, Tokyo and London.

Any offers?

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  • RW2013 says:

    From Berlin – no thanks!

  • Spanish says:

    First sentence of the article literally says “After establishing Saint Petersburg as their main base of activity…”

  • IP says:

    Is this what you call a feral ensemble?

  • Max says:

    Well you are just misinformed
    Teodor Currentzis is based with MusicAeterna in “Dom Radio” in Saint-Petersburg, this place is like a base for rehearsals and recordings but also can make concerts in different spaces inside which is already happening.
    The aim is to make residency in different cities for few days, making different programs instead of travelling from town to town each day, which makes more sense to avoid long travel just one concert, and to make interesting things beside such as masterclass es and chamber music concerts.
    I don’t think he need your help to organise residencies in other halls

  • Ken says:

    He should sell his brain to science. (Or his body.)

  • Morgan says:

    The Rameau “The Sound of Light” album of a few years ago is quite good. Wish them well.

  • Under 65 says:

    Here before all the old timers hobbying as Currentzis haters arrive

  • Eric Le Van says:

    No, please; classical music doesn’t need any more of these pretentious frauds who churn out utterly mechanical and meaningless performances and recordings devoid of all nuance and subtlety.

  • Alex says:

    I thought St Petersburg renovated a building for him and his orchestra

  • JP says:

    He is also the chief conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart since 2018, so he’s not “baseless”.

  • Madeleine Richardson says:

    Currentzis conducted a fabulous performance last October (seems like an eternity ago – sigh) that had the Paris audience on its feet for more.

    Wish he would come back to Paris eventually. Would love to hear his work again.