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Interviews
17 Dec 2016

Christian Thielemann in conversation with Christoph Streuli (19 min.)

Christian Thielemann has been celebrated for his performances of works by Anton Bruckner for many years. In December 2016, he conducted the Seventh Symphony, probably the composer’s most popular work. With Christoph Streuli, violinist with the Philharmoniker since 1997, Thielemann talks about the art of conducting Bruckner. According to Thielemann, the real difficulty lies not in the technical requirements, but in the patient construction of the enormous arcs of tension and the economy in expression and dynamics that must be employed in building towards the culmination points of Bruckner’s symphonies.

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