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Just to remind all of us how great the Vienna Philharmonic and Christine Schäfer are… and of course that nothing can kill a good song! And this one only of you are really bold! Watch it until the end, there is a great tremolo coming…

Because once is never enough!

Almost exactly one year after I heard Claus Guth’s Figaro in Salzburg, I had the chance to hear that same production again yesterday (again in the Orchesterhauptprobe). The impression it made on me was even better than last July. It’s a very intelligent staging and the cast consists of truly great singers, amongst them Gerald […]

Free Mozart Edition Online

The Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum (ISM) has launched the free online version of the Neue Mozart Ausgabe (NMA). The website contains scans of the complete works of Mozart as well as the accompanying critical commentaries. Check out the site at In a next step the ISM will work on a new Digital Mozart Edition that […]

Vengerov just wants to have fun

– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio in E major K 261 (arranged for violin and piano by Max Rostal – Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in c minor Op. 30 No. 2 – Sergey Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in f minor Op. 80 – Dmitri Shostakovich: Selection […]

Mozart in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Since today, visitors of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin can marvel at fifty Mozart autographs from the library’s collection. Among the items on display are the scores of Idomeneo, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte and La clemenza di Tito. This is a page from the Posthornserenade, K […]

Deutsche Oper cancels Mozart’s Idomeneo due to Islamist Threat

After a phone call from the minister of the interior of Berlin, the artistic director of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Kirsten Harms, canceled four performances of Mozart’s Idomeneo. According to the minister speaks of an “incalculable threat” for audiences and members of the staff. Apparently the minister informed her of an anonymous hint […]

Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera

This is the second time that I am reporting from the Landestheater in Salzburg. The first post was on Zaide/Adama by Mozart and Czernowin. This time I’ll write about the premiere of Doris Dörrie’s staging of Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera. Doris Dörrie is a well-known TV and film director in Germany, who debuted in opera […]

Trio Wanderer and Gérard Caussé: Mozart and Schedl

Today at twenty past seven my girlfriend got a call from a festival manager in Salzburg: “Can you be here in 10 minutes to turn pages in a chamber music concert?” She could … and she took me along, too. We had no idea what was on the program, nor did we know who actually […]

Premiere of Czernowin’s Zaide – Adama in Salzburg

Somewhere towards the end, there is a short moment of hope. The possibility of forgiveness. The possibility of reconciliation and fraternization. Everything is up in the air. Will Soliman, the despotic ruler of the Serail forgive the lovers Zaide and Gomatz who are desperately in love which each other and try to flee from him? […]

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