Article in French.
You might know that when Gustav Mahler was perfroming Beethoven’s symphonies, he estimated that it was necessary to modify the headcount of the orchestra to adapt to the acoustic of the sounds of modern concert halls. Approved necessity for some, scandalous decision for others… When the Ninth is perfromed outside, the givens of the problem is slightly different, particularly when it is given in an ancient Greek theatre. The project become audacious. We need conductors such as Tugan Sokhiev to meet the challenge.
Discover the full article in “Beethoven,” the Journal of the Association Beethoven France et Francophonie: