From Barcelona to Baden-Baden, the Russia bans roll inNews
The Putin pianist Denis Matsuev has been fired from his recital in Barcelona next week. His relacement is Javier Peranes.
On a larger stage, the Baden-Baden Festival – popular with Russian oligarchs – says it is seeking ‘clarification’ from Valery Gergiev to his attitude to the war. If he does not detach himself from President Putin, the festival will cancel a July residency by the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.
In Prague, the Dvořák Festival has disinvited Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra with cellist Truls Mørk for a concert on September 9, 2022.
Meanwhile, the Vienna Philharmonic has yet to announce a substtute conductor and pianist for two Florida concerts this week.