100th birthday of Wolfgang Sawallisch: stroke of luck Wagner – culture

“I believe,” Wolfgang Sawallisch once soberly defined his work, “that conducting is fundamentally not a directly creative profession, but rather a post-creative one in order to serve the work, to serve the composer.” Only serve with the baton? Out of self-restraint, the self-portrait of the old-school conductor? The mark star conductor wasn’t on everyone’s lips yet, only Sawallisch fitted well into the role model.

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