How are you doing this week? It is summertime, but still enough news to read...

- let's start with an excerpt of Martin Grubenger's percussion show at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - fantastic!

- an interview with the wonderful Steven Isserlis, witty as usual and with sound files of his recordings, worth reading and listening! 

- an interview (in german) with Gregor Schwellenbach on WDR1, a… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

There are surprisingly few concerts with the premiertone artists during this week - but the remaining ones are even more exciting! Nicola Jürgensen, for example, appears together with the double bass players of the WDR Sinfonieorchester on June 18th, interpreting Piazzolla, Brumby and Bottesini in Rösrath. Meanwhile, Claudio Bohórquez plays in the olfactory concert "Incense of Music No. 19" in Berlin, also on June… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

What happens if five orchestras meet for one day in Mainz? When the orchestras from Rheinland-Pfalz meet on June 11th, they will transform the city into a big stage and perform, among others, in churches, schools and museums. Of course, Hermann Bäumer and the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz will be part of this event: There are two concerts at 6 pm and 7.30 pm!

On June 6th, you can listen to Jasmin-… Read more


Marianna Shirinyan has recently released the album "Fait pleurer les songes" together with Guro Kleven Hagen! For their CD, the two musicians chose Ravel's "Sonate pour violon et piano (posthume)", our Audio of the Week, as well as music by Francis Poulenc and Sergei Prokovief.

"Fait pleurer les songes" has been released by Simax Classics.

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Concerts and events with the premiertone artists


We are happy to start this weekly preview with a real highlight: Sunhae Im interpretes the solo soprano part in… Read more


This week the Berliner Morgenpost reviewed the benefit concert "Musicians4UnitedEurope", which is an initiative by Alban Gerhardt. The livestream of the concert @Radialsystem V is still online: CLICK

Always worth to read: @VAN Magazin with their articles about teaching music....unfortunately only in German.
 bringt eine Artikelserie zum Thema "Musikunterricht" - total spannend!… Read more


The Trio Rafale (based in Switzerland) received the German Record Critic's Award for their recent recording, congratulations! 
I really like their video with Schumann - enjoy watching and listening!



Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Less festivals, but some masterclasses and, of course, plenty of great concerts - next week won’t be less exciting than this one!

The performances of Morton Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel” are a special highlight for everyone who likes New Music. Andra Darzins is going to interpret the solo viola part in the concerts on May 25th (Speyer) and May 28th (Stuttgart). There is also another chance to listen to Joachim Heintz’ “Streichquartett mit Live-Elektronik” - if you missed the… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Festival season has started - this becomes quite clear when you have a look at the upcoming concerts and events for this week! Claudio Bohórquez appears on May 20th and 21st during Internationales Kammermusikfest Verden, and Jonian-Ilias Kadesha has been invited for May 20th by Bronnbacher Musikfrühling. During Havelländische Musikfestspiele, you can listen to percussionist Read more


At the age of 88 years, the music reviewer Joachim Kaiser died this week. Instead of an obituary, we decided to let him speak for himself in this post - with a very personal and also very humorous episode of "Kaisers Klassik-Kunde". He produced these videos between 2009 and 2011 with the SZ-Magazin.

In the video we choosed, Joachim Kaiser answers to the question if (especially amateur) musicians may play difficult pieces that they will never be able to play without mistakes.