Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
A city on the Russian border has appointed a foreign conductor for the first time. Read on
And today, Jurjen Hempel makes his unexpected debut at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra after Nikolaj Znaider had to leave the orchestra after conducting one concert (also his debut). He got a little daughter earlier than expected. All the best to her and her parents.
A concert wirth Hempel (same program) is to be heard live from the Concertgebouw on Dutch Radio4, Sunday 2nd, 14h15 (UTC + 1) .
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