Interviews
25 Feb 2021

Christian Thielemann in conversation with Oliver Hilmes (16 min.)

Paul Hindemith, Ferruccio Busoni and Richard Strauss are not only associated with the Berliner Philharmoniker with their compositions. They also frequently appeared with the orchestra as regularly invited guest conductors. Nevertheless, the works conducted by Christian Thielemann in the closing concert of the online festival “The Golden Twenties” have rarely been performed by the Philharmoniker before. In conversation with Oliver Hilmes, Thielemann tells us how much the different musical languages of the concert fascinate him and how exciting he found the composition to be. He also explains the dramaturgy of the programme and reports on his long-standing collaboration with the soprano Camilla Nylund, who sang orchestral songs by Richard Strauss in this concert.

The concert