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A Conductor's Point of View

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Merton College, Merton Street, OX1 4JD
T S Eliot Lecture Theatre

This event is now fully booked but we expect that some seats may become available on a first come, first served basis on the day.

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Opera Studies 2015-2016, Christian Thielemann delivers a lecture on 'A Conductor's Point of View: Commonalities and Differences Between Wagner and Strauss'. Chrisitian Thielemann is principal conductor of the Staatskapelle. In addition to his current position in Dresden, Thielemann has been Artistic Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival since 2013, where the Staatskapelle is resident orchestra.

Much in demand as a versatile concert conductor, he has collaborated with the world's leading orchestras and has also performed in Israel, Japan, and China. Opernwell magazine crowned him Conductor of the Year for his interpretation of »Frau ohne Schatten« at the Salzburg Festival of 2011.

As a UNITEL exclusive artist, Thielemann has a comprehensive catalogue of recordings. One of the most recent ventures has been a complete cycle of the symphonies of Johannes Brahms. He has recorded all of Beethoven’s symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic.

Thielemann is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London and holds honorary doctorates from the Franz Liszt College of Music in Weimar and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. In May 2015 he was awarded the Richard Wagner prize by the Richard Wagner Society of the city of Leipzig.

This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

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