Daniele Gatti in conversation with Tobias Möller (17 min.)
Daniele Gatti, who has held senior positions at such major addresses as Zurich Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, takes up his new position as chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam in the 2016/2017 season. In October of 2014, he returned to the podium of the Berliner Philharmoniker after a long absence. Gatti has a very extensive repertoire, including following the tradition of great Italian Wagner conductors; the Bayreuth Festival entrusted him with the musical direction of Parsifal for four years. His programme at the Philharmonie began with orchestral music from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, an opera that Gatti at that point had not yet conducted. In this interval interview, the artist speaks to Tobias Möller from the Digital Concert Hall team about the programme, which includes an encounter with two polar opposites of the 19th century, Wagner and Brahms, and finishes with Alban Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6. They also discuss what connects Berg with Wagner on the one hand, and with Brahms on the other.