• Alexander's Playlist: Brahms: The Four Symphonies

    By Alexander Neef

    This week, I want to recommend an album that I would place without hesitation among my “desert island” discs: the Berlin Philharmonic’s recording of Brahms’ The Four Symphonies under the Italian conductor Claudio Abbado.

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  • Alexander's Playlist: R. Strauss' Enoch Arden

    By Alexander Neef

    For this week’s album recommendation I have a delightful and slightly off-the-beaten-path recording by Glenn Gould and the actor Claude Rains of Richard Strauss’ Enoch Arden.

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  • An Update on my Paris Appointment

    By Alexander Neef

    As you know, around this time last summer I was appointed the next General Director of Opéra national de Paris. At that point, preparations were getting underway for Turandot and Rusalka, and we were busy readying our Monumental campaign to bring Parsifal to our stage. While the Paris appointment was an incredible honour, that next chapter of my career was still two full years away.

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