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  1. I doubt that the piece will permanently be replaced. The VPO is way too proud of its tradition for that to happen. But I think we may very well get to see JW conduct at the annual Vienna Philharmonic ball sometime. 😃 (don't know whether there will even be a ball in February of next year)
  2. I think VPN is probably the most straightforward way. (can't think of another anyway) Here's the official livestream again: https://www.servustv.com/jetzt-live/ You get different versions of the TV channel (and stream) depending on if you're in Austria or Germany, but the concert should be on both. Let's hope that it doesn't buckle and that the concert isn't blacked out for some reason. 😬
  3. Awesome! Here's the same thing on YouTube (for people who don't have Spotify) :
  4. Yeah, perhaps you’re right. After all, the idea of the documentary seems to be to ask a wide variety of artists about the impact of Beethoven (including for instance Jazz musicians). I guess part of the reason why I think it‘d be a bit weird, is that WilliamsStarShip2282 said that Sarah Willis didn’t know what happened with the interview (haven’t seen her post myself). If the interview was specifically for a yet-to-be-released Beethoven documentary (entirely hosted by her), I‘d assume she would have some idea about what’s happening with it.
  5. I think the interview, or at least parts of it, will still be in the upcoming documentary (or video essay?) "The World without Beethoven". In the production company's showreel, there is a snippet from the interview. The World without Beethoven part starts at 6:07, the JW snippet is at 7:15 : http://www.bfmi.at/showreel.html I would be weird if the entire interview was only about Beethoven, though.
  6. Haha, yes, I can relate to that. Things are not so different here in Vienna. Since I‘ve heard them quite often, I‘m definitely more aware of negative tendencies in the VPO‘s playing. So it becomes a little bit of a "the grass is always greener elsewhere"-situation. When another great orchestra comes visiting, it‘s usually with a program that they‘ve performed a few times before - meaning they’ve had more practice than 2/3 rehearsals. The VPO mostly invites the conductors it knows and likes, but nonetheless only some (given the right repertoire) can get the orchestra to play at their peak ability. Standing ovations are generally rare. However, the Viennese very much adore their orchestra - and rightfully so.
  7. It is a bit odd that the more traditional, regional Vienna Philharmonic was able to convince him to come. The more international and technically perhaps more virtuosic Berlin Philharmonic seems like a more natural fit. Maybe the city of Vienna with its history and concert halls played a part in the decision. Vienna certainly must be a special place for lots of classical musicians - after all, most major orchestras visit here every year. Concerning future concerts, it‘s gonna be interesting to see whether he wants to conduct other major European orchestras or deepen the relationship with the LSO & VPO. Interesting that someone from Amsterdam would say that about the Berlin Phil. 😝 After all, the Concertgebouw orchestra is usually ranked by music critics at the very top along with the BPO. I don’t really think the quality of playing is much of a factor when choosing whether to conduct the LSO, BPO, VPO or Concertgebouw - they are all among the very finest in the world.
  8. That‘s exactly right. Recording multiple concerts (and also rehearsals) and then patching up those recordings in a session after the concerts is the VPO‘s preferred way of creating records nowadays. Even after the New Year‘s concert, they come back on stage to perform parts that were not perfect or obscured by coughing, etc. Sophie Dervaux, one of the VPO‘s principal bassoonists, has talked about the recording process a little bit: "Ich bin ein Wiener" - lesser known JFK quote Edit: A sweet message from John: 😀
  9. I don‘t think he recorded a whole bunch of baroque music with the Vienna Phil, other than Bach‘s B minor mass. So in good Austrian style, I‘m gonna accuse the Berlin Phil instead 😝
  10. Wow, what a thrill to revisit the electric atmosphere of the Musikverein that day. 😀 Here's a nice promotional piece from DG: https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/artists/john-williams/news/john-williams-and-wiener-philharmoniker-create-movie-magic-258516 Edit: One piece of information from the promo: "John Williams in Vienna is now set for international release by the Yellow Label on 14 August 2020 and will be available on all relevant physical and digital mediums, including Blu‑ray, CD, vinyl and eVideo, in both stereo and Dolby Atmos surround mixes." I assume eVideo means some kind of digital video release?
  11. It's an Austrian TV channel, but you can also watch it in Germany. It is owned by RedBull and freely available. Edit: People who can't get ServusTV in their countries could try their luck with a VPN and the ServusTV live stream. Hopefully, the concert won't be blacked out from the stream and the stream doesn't get overwhelmed.
  12. Here's the official confirmation for the broadcast date which Marian mentioned already before: https://presse.servustv.com/news-montag-01-juni-um-10-uhr-und-um-2210-uhr-von-star-wars-bis-harry-potter-john-williams-dirigiert-die-wiener-philharmoniker?id=104990&menueid=12501&l=deutschland The concert will be broadcast on ServusTV, Monday 1st of June at 10:00 and 22:10 (CET).
  13. Do you happen to know a charming female triangle virtuoso with a talent for baking cookies? Because that‘s what we‘d need to make it happen. 😉
  14. Yeah, but that snippet is from a separate Beethoven documentary, so I‘m not sure whether that interview will be part of the concert DVD as well. Let‘s hope so!
  15. Edit: I saw just now that Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images, the main production company, has updated its Showreel with some awesome footage from the JW concert. It's marked as "work in progress". I'm not sure if it's the same clip that briefly popped up on social media, but check it out: (The JW part starts at 09:25) Edit2: There's also a small snippet at 07:12. http://www.bfmi.at/showreel.html No, not that I know of. I've been regularly googling 'John Williams Servus TV' and so far only some reports from hired production companies have shown up. I did find a list of the production crew, if someone maybe wants to write and ask them. 😉 I assume they will let DG's PR department do the announcing, though. Crew: Produzent: Bernhard Fleischer Produktionsleitung: Judit Stassak Bildregie: Michael Beyer Regieassistent: Leopold Knötzl Lichtsetzende Kamera: Wolfram Zöttl Redaktionsleitung ServusTV: Frank Gerdes Produktionsleitung ServusTV: Melanie Kaboto Moderation ServusTV: Niki Löwenstein Redaktion ServusTV: Marie Goltermann Künstlerisches Betriebsbüro: Klaus Krenn Orchesterwart: Martin Stangl Executive Producer Deutsche Grammophon: Ute Fesquet A&R Production Manager Deutsche Grammophon: Malene Hill, Albrecht Klutmann Artists & Repertoire: Dorothea Schlegel EB Kamera: Michael Köblinger EB Kamera 2: Leopold Alzner Lichtoperator: Oliver Göstl-Titz Lichttechniker / Followspot: Lukas Bruneder Musikregie/Producer: Bernhard Güttler Tonregie: Tobias Lehmann Tontechnik: Wolfgang Schiefermair Technische Leitung: Florian Neiss Technische Leitung remote System: Sandro Gregor Frei Videotechniker: Michael Pösl, Sebastian Aberer Bildtechnikerin: Julia Mott Kamera: Christoph Ainedter, Alexander Boboschewski, Wolfram Zöttl Remote: Andreas Reischl, Florian Lindenberg, David Horswell Source: https://www.cinewolf.com/WP/business-directory/4004/a-tribute-to-john-williams-wiener-philharmoniker/
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