27 Oct 2013

Thomas Quasthoff in conversation with Christoph Franke (17 min.)

The great bass baritone Thomas Quasthoff sang with the Berliner Philharmoniker over a period of many years before retiring from the stage as singer in 2012. He uses his return to the orchestra in October 2013 in the role of speaker in Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder as an occasion to speak about the reasons for the end of his singing career. In addition, he speaks of his concert experiences with Sir Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado and of the joy of teaching at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin.

The concert