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By Christoph König 17 Jan, 2018
This week sees Christoph König step in at short notice to conduct a programme of Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn with the Bergen Philharmonic and soloist Henning Kraggerud. Performances are on 18 & 19 January 2018 at the Griegsalen: Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester . You can listen to the live-stream of the performance here: LIVE .
By Christoph König 14 Dec, 2017
The new release of the recording with the Solistes Européens, Luxembourg on RubiconClassics with works by Beethoven and Méhul is featured in Spotify's Top Classical of 2017 playlist !!
By Christoph König 05 Dec, 2017

The first recording of of the Solistes Européens, Luxembourg on Rubicon Classics is on the market now. We have been thinking  carefully which repertoire to choose from for the start of this new collaboration. When we observe music history and its repercussion on our times, it can be rather puzzling that our view upon some of the most famous and influential composers seems to be rather monochromatic. We emphasise the influence of composers like Bach and Beethoven on their and later generations of musicians and tend to neglect the reciprocal influence all their contemporaries have had on them . In this sense it is striking to see the influence French Revolution composers like Grétry, Méhul, and Gossec exerted on Ludwig van Beethoven. More so, because they are widely forgotten whilst Beethoven - and Bach for that matter - remains a pillar of classical music reception. Since a long time it has been my wish to juxtapose in concert and recording works by Méhul and Beethoven. Especially the last movement of Méhul’s First Symphony in G minor is a puzzling reminder of how embedded Beethoven actually was in a much wider field of musical activity than nowadays perceived and what he only a short time later has achieved with very similar material, style, and attitude. In view of all this I think it is a wonderful start of our collaboration of the Solistes Européens, Luxembourg with Rubicon Classics.

By Christoph König 07 Nov, 2017
Christoph König makes his début at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Wiener Concert-Verein in a programme featuring Gerhard Oppitz in Beethoven`s Piano Concerto no. 2, Rossini Il signor Bruschino, and Schubert Fifth Symphony. Find more information about the concert here .
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