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DO NOT WALK OUTSIDE THIS AREA

DO NOT WALK OUTSIDE THIS AREA

By | April 30, 2013 at 11:41 am | No comments

I have a window seat on the flight back from Cologne. I’m a creature of habit and whilst I don’t mind this seat on a short flight, on a long haul I always end up feeling rather trapped and stuck in my place. Looking out at the wing, which is obscuring my view as we descend...

Posted in: Brussels Paris & Cologne Apr 2013, LSO On Tour

Maurice.

By | November 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm | 9 comments

?The relentless schedule which we undertake in this orchestra is tough. It forces you into a way of life which simply sounds ridiculous when you try and explain it to anyone outside of the orchestral world. The hours are long, hard and antisocial, families often take second...

Posted in: Cologne November 2010, LSO On Tour

It’s not about the music

By | November 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm | 20 comments

Last night we were in Cologne, one of my favourite German cities, with its beautiful cathedral and fabulous concert hall where we get free beer after the performance - I think I've told you about that before. We played the Widmann violin concerto with Christian Tetzlaff - a...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Milan/Cologne November 2009

Oh Cologne!

By | June 27, 2008 at 9:15 am | No comments

The hall in Cologne has a lovely acoustic but also the steepest stairs I think I've ever seen. That bit of time at the start of a concert before the oboe sounds the A, you know, the bit where you stare at us waiting to start and we stare back at you. It often reminds me of those...

Posted in: Dusseldorf/Cologne June 2008, LSO On Tour

Dusseldorf, Cologne and Chocolate

By | June 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm | No comments

Since we last spoke, the LSO has been busy with Gergiev doing Mahler, Strauss and Mozart with Haitink, and Mozart and Brahms with Previn. It has been non stop, with a whistlestop trip to Paris that was so brief, I didn't have time to tell you about it. We now have 3 weeks left...

Posted in: Dusseldorf/Cologne June 2008, LSO On Tour

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