Merry Christmas from Entartete Musik

This is to wish all readers of Entartete Musik a very happy Christmas and a fruitful 2014. It has been great to share a number of stories over the past year. Among your favourites were reports of new operas at the Royal Opera House, the announcement of the LPO’s premiere of Górecki’s Fourth Symphony in 2014, Tammam Azzam’s sadly imaginary Klimt in Syria, thoughts on the German TV programme Unserer Mütter, unsere Väter (coming to the BBC this Winter), the 100th anniversary of the Skandalkonzert, sad news of Sir Colin Davis’s death, a review of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby adaptation, my response to Thielemann’s Ring, astonishment at the Russian cultural minister’s pronouncement that Tchaikovsky was not gay and news that Britten was to adorn the 50p piece. …

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