Elbphilharmonie Talk with Florian Boesch

The famous bass-baritone talks about his first singing lesson, which wasn't exactly planned, and why he sometimes feels lonely before concerts.

Hardly any opera, mostly oratorios and lieder, and these he sings with a unique intensity and a wealth of expressive nuance. In his »Elbphilharmonie Talk«, artist Florian Boesch talks about his first singing lesson with his grandmother in Vienna, which wasn't exactly planned, and about the immense sense of loneliness and freedom that he feels as a singer before every performance. He explains why he fights worldwide for Ernst Krenek's »Liederbuch aus den österreichischen Alpen«, and what other programmes the public can look forward to during his residency. He also goes into detail about his relationship with it-conductor Teodor Currentzis and the revelation embodied by  Nikolaus Harnoncourt, whom Boesch calls »the master«. And he insists that his strong attachment to soprano Anna Prohaska has nothing at all to do with the fact that both their grandparents already played music together. That was something he actually didn't know.

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