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    CLSX Talks

    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 Oiseaux",

    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 we

    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 interview,

    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 about

    Hans-Christoph Rademann works with leading choirs and ensembles in the international concert scene. He is considered one of the most competent conductors for the literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. In this interview he talks about the newly formed ensemble of the Bach Academy Stuttgart: the Gaechinger Cantorey. The Gaechinger Cantorey can be seen performing at

    Sabine Meyer is one of the world’s most renowned instrumental soloists. It is partly due to her that the clarinet, a solo instrument previously underestimated, recaptured the attention of the concert platform. In this interview she talks with Founder and Managing Director of CLSX, Karsten Witt about her experience playing the clarinet, how often she has

    Jan Caeyers x Karsten Witt: Who is Le Concert Olympique? Jan Caeyers is a Belgian conductor, musicologist and author of the best-selling book “Beethoven: Der einsame Revolutionär” (The lonely revolutionary). In this interview he talks with Founder and Managing Director of CLSX, Karsten Witt about Beethoven and the founding of Le Concert Olympique.

    In 2010, Jan Caeyers founded his own Beethoven orchestra, Le Concert Olympique with which he will tour in Belgium and Germany in November 2021. In this interview he talks with Karsten Witt about the upcoming concert in Hamburg, why other works are being played along with Beethoven on this programme and Beethoven’s 8th symphony.