What are the differences between conducting with and without a baton? How is a complex work like György Ligeti’s Requiem prepared for performance? Why do so many people have trouble appreciating new music?
These and many other questions are answered by John Adams, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Sofia Gubaidulina, Gidon Kremer, Christian Jost and Sir Simon Rattle. In discussions following open general rehearsals of the Berlin Philharmonic, moderated by Tobias Bleek, secondary school students are given an opportunity not only to experience the artists in conversation but also to pose questions to them personally.
Have you become curious and wanted to know at first hand about conductors and what they do, about how Sofia Gubaidulina composes, or about the collaboration between John Adams and Sir Simon Rattle? This is the place for you to find documentation of these questions and answers in our podcasts.