Today's Classical Music Video

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle

Last fall Christian Thielemann began his tenure as chief conductor of the legendary Dresden Staatskapelle, one of the world's oldest and finest orchestras. Great things are expected from this combination of conductor and orchestra. Thielemann has solid credentials as a Bruckner and Wagner conductor and that is the core repertoire of this orchestra.

Earlier this year Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle took over from Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic as the resident conductor and orchestra of the Salzburg Easter Festival. This too has a certain inevitability about it. Karajan founded the Salzburg Easter Festival and for many years Thielemann was one of his assistants.

This video discusses the new Thielemann-Dresden Staatskapelle relationship and shows them in rehearsal and concert with Bruckner's Symphony No. 8.

Paul E. Robinson



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