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    Pierre-Laurent Aimard is widely acclaimed as a key figure in the music of our time and has been praised by The Guardian as “one of the best Messiaen interpreters around.” In this interview, Aimard talks about his close relationship with Messiaen, the composer’s love and discovery for bird song and about the inner meaning behind the "Réveil des

    Our concerts in the GREAT!CLSX series begin at 19:30 with a talk by an interesting personality from the arts or sciences scene. For the concert on May 9th, 2022, we have invited the New York philosopher and musician David Rothenberg to talk about a topic that is familiar to all of us, but also a topic which

    Brad Lubman, American conductor and composer, has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique and insightful interpretations over the course of more than two decades. He is much in demand with major orchestras in Europe and the US and will be conducting the GREAT!CLSX concert on May 9th in the Berlin Philharmonie. In this

    Augusta Read Thomas has composed over 40 works for orchestra. Her music has been commissioned by leading ensembles and organizations around the world. Pierre Boulez was also a great supporter of her work during his lifetime. Among others, he commissioned Words of the Sea when she was “Mead Composer-in-Residence” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In this interview, she talks