Thielemann: My first debut in 18 yearsmain
The German conductor used to be head of the Munich Philharmonic but never got asked to perform with its city rival, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
He’s thrilled to be asked:
My last debut was, I think, with the Dresdner Staatskapelle in 2003. So I haven’t had a debut for 18 years. But it doesn’t feel like it at all because there are musicians in the orchestra that I know who have already played with me. That then forms very quickly. Due to the distances that we have to keep due to the corona, it is difficult at first – by the way, for me too. Sometimes, for example, I don’t know whether the woodwinds are playing loud enough. The trial is for all of us. So it’s a nice atmosphere, and some musicians tell me that this concert would be their first service in weeks, then you feel like it.