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Maurice.

´╗┐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, … Continue reading

Posted in Cologne November 2010, Gareth Davies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

It’s not about the music

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 … Continue reading

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And now, the end is near…

So what better way to finish off a world tour than two nights in Paris. The embers of the tour began with a train journey from Cologne which was beautiful – well the bits I saw when I wasn’t asleep … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Europe May 2009, Gareth Davies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Eurovision

Only 17 hours after arriving home from Tallinn, I am walking out of my front door again, with a fresh set of clothes you’ll be pleased to know, going to Heathrow airport. I think so anyway. As I get in … Continue reading

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Oh Cologne!

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 … Continue reading

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Dusseldorf, Cologne and Chocolate

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 … Continue reading

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