Friday, September 26, 2008

Again Looking Back And Looking Forward, John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts Hires Christoph Eschenbach As Its First Music Director


And some brief research:

Christoph Eschenbach Launches Orchestre de Paris's 2008-09 Concert Season

"On September 18th and 20th, 2008, Christoph Eschenbach conducted the first concerts of the Orchestre de Paris's new season. The program featured Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with soloists Christine Schäfer, Annette Jahns, Paul Groves and Robert Holl. Highlights of the 2008-09 concert season will include performances of works by Gustav Mahler: the symphonies nos. 4, 5 and 9 and the song cycles Des Knaben Wunderhorn (featuring Matthias Goerne), Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Thomas Hampson) and Kindertotenlieder (Nathalie Stutzmann)."

Also, Zemlinsky's Lyrische Symphonie, Messiaen's Les Offrandes oubliees, and Pintsher's Herodiade-Fragmente in September 2008 alone, in Paris.

Christoph Eschenbach's biography and a photo album.


Kennedy Center September 29, 2008 Press Release of the Announcement

Anne Midgette "Christoph Eschenbach to Lead National Symphony" Washington Post September 26, 2008. Front page, A1.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

Marc Fisher "NSO's New Leader: Daring Improviser or Musical Anarchist?" Washington Post September 26, 2008.


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