Audio Interview: Christian Thielemann In Discussion (In English)

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 4 January 2014 | 6:47:00 pm

One of his rarer english language interviews. Part of Radio 3's "Music Matters. You can catch it for the next 7 days by clicking the link below:

In this lively and thought-provoking interview Thielemann tells Tom Service why he prefers to be thought of as a kapellmeister rather than a conductor, why tradition is an inspiration as well as challenge, and why flexibilty is the key to everything. He also explains why he believes music can't possibly be political, and what drives him to conduct.