Book Presentation: Christian Thielemann - Dirigieren | Conducting

Christian Thielemann conducting © Lois Lammerhuber
Christian Thielemann © Lois Lammerhuber

At the end of a 10-year project, a very special work on the art of conducting is published in time for Christian Thielemann’s 60th birthday.

Images join words in a testimony to the truth and intimate intensity of conducting. They convey the meticulousness as well as the spontaneity and passion of rehearsal work. Conducting is – literally – handicraft. How it can, in interaction with the orchestra, create a complex figure of sound has always been the stuff of myths. Christian Thielemann, chief conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden and Artistic Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival, is one of the most impressive figures of his profession. At three major sites of his art – Dresden, Bayreuth and Salzburg –, he has allowed the camera to demystify it: through ruthlessly close pictures of his gestures, by avoiding any posturing. 


Christian Thielemann, photographer Lois Lammerhuber and Clemens Trautmann, President of Deutsche Grammophon, present the book.


Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:00

Patron's Lounge in the Grosses Festspielhaus

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