Month: October 2018

Franz Schubert Octet in F major, D. 803

  Second album by the OSM Chamber Soloists     The second album in the series of recordings by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Chamber Soloists, under the artistic direction of Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the OSM since 2008, is devoted to the Octet in F major, D. 803 by Franz Schubert. This ambitious and... Read more »

François-Xavier Roth, master of his art

Music: an accessible art for everyone Conductor François-Xavier Roth is a master of his art, in both the way he practices it and the ease with which he places it in context. He knows where he’s going, knows how to get there and eloquently communicates his passion along the way. He sees music as a... Read more »

Juraj Valčuha returns to the OSM

The first question that usually pops up about this name is how to pronounce it. In English, “č” is “ch,” so we would say: Yoorai Valchooah. While only in his early forties, this fast-rising conductor who hails from Bratislava, Slovakia can already boast of having conducted some of the world’s greatest orchestras. A larger-than-life symphony... Read more »

Christoph Eschenbach: A conductor with an extraordinary career path

Copyright Manu Theobald Marked for life by war Christoph Eschenbach was born as the Second World War was raging, in 1940, Breslau (Germany), now Wrocław (Poland). His mother died at birth and his father died during the war, after being sent to the front. Young Eschenbach was placed in a camp of 60 refugees. Living in atrocious conditions,... Read more »