"John Axelrod hat nicht nur eine phänomenale Dirigiertechnik, er hat etwas was man sicher nicht im Studium lernt: die Macht der kreativen Suggestion mit dem selbst das letzte Pult eines Orchesters befeuert wird."

Wolfgang Sandner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

John Axelrod

John Axelrod                                                                                                

Chefdirigent und künstlerischer Leiter des Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla
Erster Gastdirigent “Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “G. Verdi“

John Axelrod hat sich mit einem außergewöhnlich vielfältigen Repertoire, der Gestaltung innovativer Programme und seinem charismatischen Aufführungsstil als einer der führenden Dirigenten unserer Zeit einen Namen gemacht und wird von Orchestern weltweit angefragt.. Im April 2011 wurde John Axelrod zum Ersten Dirigenten des Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano „Giuseppe Verdi“ berufen (2011-2014). Der große Erfolg von Axelrods Zusammenarbeit mit „La Verdi“ führte zu einer Verlängerung seines Vertrags für weitere drei Jahre. Im November 2014 wurde John Axelrod zum neuen künstlerischen und musikalischen Direktor des Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (ROSS) ernannt.

Seit 2001 hat John Axelrod über 150 Orchester geleitet, viele davon mehrfach, was sowohl seine Erfolge als auch sein Ansehen im klassischen Standardrepertoire in Europa unterstreicht. Darunter waren so renommierte Orchester wie das Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, das NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, das Gürzenich Orchester Köln, die Dresdner Philharmonie, das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, das Orchestre de Paris, das Orchestre National de Lyon, das Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra London, die Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, das Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin, das Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in Venedig, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, das Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, das Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, National Philharmonic Russland, das ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, das Orchester des Mozarteum Salzburg, Warschau Philharmonie sowie die Sinfonia Varsovia. Sein internationales Profil als Gastdirigent in den USA und Asien umfasst Engagements mit der Washington National Symphony, den Los Angeles Philharmonic (in der Hollywood Bowl), dem Philadelphia Orchestra, der Chicago Symphony (beim Ravinia Festival), dem Israeli Philharmonic, dem NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, der Kyoto Symphony, dem National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan und der Shanhgai Symphony….mehr

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Special Project Lenny Bernstein

For the professional, student or armchair conductor, this is the must-have 2018 Centennial roadmap to discover the do’s and dont’s of Bernstein’s Symphonies. Available from July 1 at a special discounted rate on Amazon ebooks and Kindle.

„On Conducting Bernstein’s Symphonies“ by John Axelrod, contains analytical commentary about Bernstein’s 3 symphonies and provides publisher information to rent or purchase scores with CD/DVD/YouTube references.

The 25th anniversary of Bernstein’s death is October 14, 2015. As a student of Lenny’s, and a conductor of over 150 orchestras, my intention with this book is to encourage more performances of Bernstein’s music, during this memorial anniversary, through his Centennial in 2018 and far into the future.

I remain one of his strongest advocates, and, like many of my colleagues, I have come of age under the influence of this great man and maestro and his music.

The concept of the book is something that, according to the Bernstein family, has never been done: A book about conducting Bernstein’s music. There are and will be many more biographies and histories about Bernstein and his contribution to music. But never has there been a book about conducting his music, as there are for composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz and Brahms. It is my opinion we can add one more „B“ to the list. From the first paragraph of the introduction I make the point clear: Bernstein was not only one of the most important musical figures of the 20th century, but perhaps one of the most important in music history. Wow.

What makes Bernstein’s music so special to hear? What makes it so popular? What makes it so joyful to play? What makes the music so American? What makes it so Mahlerian? What makes it Jewish? What makes it difficult? What makes it drive critics crazy? What makes it so… Lenny? These questions and more are answered in the book.

Other themes include identifying what is actually Lenny’s conducting technique, what makes it different from others, how did his own personal gestures and composing style have an impact on his composing, and how did my knowing Lenny and studying his music directly with him influence my own programming and conducting technique.

Finally, it is „Love“ that is so central to understanding Bernstein’s music, and that without this understanding, one can never conduct his music.

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