Klassische Musik im heutigen England und Deutschland

Vortrag bei der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprache und Kultur Cheltenham, 20. Mai 2022 um 19:00, Dr. Helmut Hubel

Wir treffen uns in:

The New Club, 2, Montpelier Parade, Cheltenham GL50 1UD - direct hinter dem Eagle Star Tower.

Der Vortrag wird um 19:30 anfangen, mit der Gelegenheit für Gespräch, ein Getränk und Häppchen davor und danach.

We are meeting in The New Club. The talk will start around 19:30. You are invited to arrive from 19:00 for a chat in English or German with a drink and nibbles before the talk, with time to continue discussion afterwards.

Dr. Helmut Hubel writes:
Classical Music in Today's England and Germany (lecture in German)

The idea for this lecture came after the news that conductor Sir Simon Rattle had decided to leave the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) in 2023 and apply for German citizenship. Sir Simon had conducted the Berlin Philharmonic for 16 years (2002-18) and had hoped to promote a new concert hall in London. Instead he signed a contract with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, effective with the 2022-23 season.
We may speculate about his motives: was it Brexit, his Czech wife, or the general conditions for classical music which made him decide to stay in the European Union?
The lecture will focus on the historical background and today's general conditions of classical music in both countries.

Dr. Helmut Hubel is a retired Professor and Chair of International Relations who has lived in Cheltenham with his British wife, a professional viola player, since 2006. Next to his professional interests (see his articles in www.westenglandbylines.co.uk) he plays the violin, makes bows for stringed instruments (violin, viola, and cello) and enjoys listening to classical music.
Im Deutschen