Today's Classical Music Video

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Eschenbach and SHMF Support Dutch Orchestras

The Dutch government has been threatening to make massive cutbacks in its supports of the arts, especially orchestras. Many orchestras and conductors around the world have expressed solidarity with their Dutch colleagues and made videos to spread the word. Among such orchestras and conductors are the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in Germany and its conductor Christoph Eschenbach.

By the way, Eschenbach is currently on a long tour with the Vienna Philharmonic. It began in Perth, Australia and continued to Sydney and Brisbane. Then it moved to Hong Kong and Japan. Two of the Australian concerts were recorded live and are available in excellent sound on Eschenbach's website. The performances featuring music of Schubert, Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Bruckner are wonderful. You can access them at  

Paul E. Robinson

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