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News - Autumn 1998 (Issue No. 2)
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Introducing Colin Currie
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We are delighted to announce the world management of percussionist Colin Currie, who is rapidly proving himself to be a virtuoso without peer.
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Ingo Metzmacher signed for world-management
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Described recently in a leading German newspaper as "one of the most important conductors to have emerged on the world scene in the last decade," Ingo Metzmacher recently enhanced his existing relationship with Intermusica by becoming a world management artist. go to full story
Kavakos gives first performance outside Finland of original Sibelius Concerto
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The first performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in 1903 was so disastrous that Sibelius forbade further performances. Two years later, facing poverty, he revised the concerto considerably, shortening both the first movement and the finale and taking out two fiendish cadenzas and some formidable passage work for the soloist. go to full story
Skrowaczewski closes Boston Symphony Season "in a blaze of glory"
"Skrowaczewski led a performance remarkable for formal clarity, polish of detail and focused energies... the performances were serious, lucid, exacting and exciting." (Boston Globe) go to full story
An American in Paris (and London, Amsterdam...)
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One of America's most successful conductors, Marin Alsop, fresh from working with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra this Summer, is poised to take Europe by storm. go to full story
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The Hagen Quartet gave three sold-out concerts including Bartok's last three quartets at the Edinburgh Festival, broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 "they play with concentration and commitment, with passion, panache and scrupulous control of dynamics and colour" (The Herald). They return to the UK in November to play Janacek, Kodaly and Beethoven in Sheffield and at the Wigmore Hall in London.
Louis Lortie Beethoven Cycle
Fresh from successes at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York and the London BBC Proms (Gershwin and Ravel, both televised), Lortie plays the complete Beethoven piano sonatas at Wigmore Hall in 7 concerts this season, from November to March. go to full story
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The ever-popular Cecile Ousset returns to the UK this Autumn for concerts with the Bournemouth Symphony and the Northern Sinfonia, followed by a Wigmore Hall recital in the Spring. A critic of her performance in May of the Schumann Concerto with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under the direction of Jiri Belohlavek said:

"Cecile Ousset sought out the heart of the work and of its composer with resounding success. Even in the 1st movement cadenza, Ousset managed to tease out previously undiscovered details. Her refined cascades of notes, cantabile phrasing, and unselfconscious immersion in Schumann's dreamworld - all these are talents which allowed her to reveal the very best qualities of the music..."

The Seven Year Itch? Matthias Bamert leaves the Luzern Festival in great shape
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Matthias Bamert's hugely successful tenure as Director of the Luzern Festival (begun in 1991), during which time he brilliantly developed the Festival's artistic and financial fortunes, came to an end this summer. go to full story
New Directors at Intermusica
Stephen Lumsden, Managing Director, recently announced the appointment of two new Directors - Susie McLeod, Director, Artist Management and Peter Savory, Director, Tours and Projects. They join the Board with immediate effect, enhancing their valuable input into the overall development of the company.
Three week European tour for the St Louis Symphony and Hans Vonk
Dutch conductor Hans Vonk recently brougt the St Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour to Europe, following highly successful concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York. go to full story
Andreas Haefliger featured in own 3-concert series at London's Wigmore Hall
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Wigmore Hall is featuring the diverse talents of Andreas Haefliger in three concerts within one week this Autumn. Haefliger will be appearing with guest artists including the remarkable baritone Matthias Goerne, the Takacs Quartet, the Safri Duo and flutist Marina Piccinini. go to full story
... a Berliner in Dallas
Claus Peter Flor strengthened his already active career in the United States when the Dallas Symphony announced his appointment as Principal Guest Conductor from the 1999/2000 season. go to full story
Varga adds festival directorship to his many talents
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In increasing demand with the world's orchestras, Gilbert Varga has just completed his first year as Artistic Director of the Tibor Varga Festival in Sion, Switzerland. go to full story
Intermusica in Japan
Japan continues to be a focus of Intermusica activity with 3 orchestral tours and 8 artists visiting there in the coming months. go to full story
Intermusica at the Proms
A busy year for Intermusica artists at the Proms began with Matthias Bamert's extraordinary concert that included the British premiere of Weill's Die Propheten followed by Mahler 4 with the BBC Symphony. go to full story
International Chamber Music Season
The 8th season of the International Chamber Music drew to a close last June with a stunning performance by the Borodin String Quartet, performing Shostakovich's final Quartet by candle-light to a sold-out Queen Elizabeth Hall. go to full story
Orchestral Touring Highlights
In the late spring Intermusica organised two very successful tours of Switzerland, which could not have been more different in scale. go to full story
Record Shelf
Roaring Eisler is the latest addition to HK Gruber's ever-expanding catalog of work with Ensemble Modern. go to full story

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