tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle March 18, 2019 7:45pm-8:00pm CET
and in times of intense debate over the authenticity of images news and facts a new exhibition in berlin questions the truthfulness of photography. well he is what you could call a down to earth celebrity californian born conductor ken knows how to bring music to the masses he knows how to wow a crowd and he knows how to take an orchestra in trouble and help it find its own language even its own relevance in the twenty first century and after thirteen years at the helm of the. he's hard at work sealing the deal on his own legacy. i the musical sparks fly when can we go no meets igor stravinsky was the rite of spring when it premiered more than one hundred years ago the cost of scandal. the gano is presenting french composer sound song and debussy on his
final european tour with the montreal symphony orchestra a program that's tailored to the orchestras home audience. the identity of comeback is very very strongly tied to europe today that has a distinct impact on the sound of the orchestra what has been the most exciting thing. over the course of the past years is to see the whole far we can focus and refine our particular and unique. musical language. i. was. gonna has led the orchestra for thirteen years and will depart in twenty twenty. years of. my sixty four to be able to develop a long relationship and it really is
a privilege because it doesn't happen very often. is always a very. big chance to be able to have a special relationship because there are things that can only develop with time and with the substantial depth. not gone oh has achieved plenty in his time with the canadian orchestra extending its repertoire and breathing new life into the classics. what makes costco music so special is that it it is above time it's above fashion but that is only if we allow it to be and means that we as performers have to cost. we restart the research remove and regenerate inspiration simply to repeat which we thought we heard. that's not enough for this great tradition.
for can we go nowhere and the montreal symphony orchestra it's not our roof or our but goodbye. all be it a lengthy goodbye thank goodness and i'm joined now by adrian kennedy from our culture death welcome adrian thanks for coming in to see me a final european tour with the o. s. and it looks like it's going to be quite an emotional one in some ways and one of the highlights was most certainly probably that concert that they just had at the end for how many in hamburg syria of course kind of gone a very familiar with the console in hamburg because he's also the general music director of the stay up for the film or not orchestra but many members of the orchestra were looking forward to playing in the new venue which cost eight hundred million euros took ten years to complete it's just opened two years back one of the vileness from the kind you know start comparing playing there to trying
a stradivarius for the first time. that they played it very well because the concerts were claimed by audiences and critics alike yes we heard good things and it's such an incredible building interesting comparison there to buy it by that musician now as a touring conductor nagano is obviously really a citizen of the world but he's actually originally from the u.s. tell us a little bit more about him as a person is right where he grew up in california as you said he was a bit of a child prodigy conducting a children's choir at the tender age of eight his parents were all sects and. microbiologist he went to europe right after his studies and stops in leone and manchester his paul led him to germany to particular it was while he was in berlin and the principal conductor of the symphony orchestra that he was the
subject of one of the w's acclaimed music films. the pieces featuring six symphonies by six composers classical music collections like beethoven and it was a fantastic set of d.v.d.'s so he was appointed musical director then in montreal in two thousand and six and that was a very popular appointment at the time was it because he really was able to pull that that orchestra out of a shambles he certainly dusted things down and he was a good fit with the young dynamic city unlike the somewhat image of the conductor that reigned in the past he was a breath of fresh new generation of more rock'n'roll. with along the genes that back california start fact he's managed to cut the average age of classical music was in the city hall to become a symbol of the city's rich and diverse cultural thing i'm sure the montreal
will be pretty story to see him go especially as i've heard he's become quite a hockey fan. but he's not retiring entirely and we will still have him around while he's starting on in. least twenty twenty five so i think this decision has more to do with it being a good time for him to move to to to slow down the giro say to concentrate on things in europe ok well hopefully we'll get a chance to see him while he's here in hamburg thanks very much adrian kennedy for bringing us that backstory q. . and it's time now for a tip from our german must reads go to david leavitt's and this time he's talking about a novel by christopher who would have been ninety on march the eighteenth now one of the best known writers to emerge from the former communist east germany her breakthrough came in one thousand nine hundred sixty three with the publication of
they divided the sky a gutsy book about german division that still hits a nerve today more than a thousand people died trying to escape the oppression of east germany so who wanted to stay here the author cost of life did. her book they divided the sky tells the love story of leave and mindfully but there can be no normal love story in a country that punishes an individual as a man flayed can't take it he decides to flee to the west but to be chooses to stay and the east in the past lovers who had to separate would look for a star in their gaze might meet in the evenings what can we look for at least they can't divide the sky flayed said in a mocking tone this guy this enormous vault of hope and yearning love and sorrow yes they can she said the sky is what divides first of all. they divided the sky
came out two years after the berlin wall was built so both saw the division of germany and as a tragedy she openly criticized east germany's totalitarian structures still in total the book as an endorsement for the communist east because the voice was east germany's most respected author both at home and in the west they divided the sky was a bestseller on both sides of the wall and it's also the first book ever written about german division. well there aren't many photographers who manage. to shoot what we would call an iconic picture one that's not only widely published but also get branded into our collective memories some of them surely knew the moment they click the shutter that a picture had historical significance whether they were accidental shots or possibly carefully arranged well now
a new exhibition in berlin called double take explores the question of just how truthful is photography. the famous photos that tell stories and which themselves have made history there are significant images shown repeatedly becoming lodged deep in our collective memory joe i can courtis and add to the arms under edgar whose work is currently on show it see oberlin recreate these iconic images in miniature and photograph them but their images are framed in a way that clearly reveals the fact that they are recreate. is a beautifully because of the flood of images we've got into the habit of no longer really looking at pictures properly especially with iconic photographs we believe we know them really well so we don't look closely at them anymore. the first man on the moon this is the real photo of the famous small step. and this is how court
dozens on the egg are recreated even depicting the tools they used to do so. but if you crop the photo it's astonishing new similar to the original and which. was. where not questioning whether the lunar landing was real but we are questioning photography we believe in photography but we're no doubt what it's capable of. which was the fish is. robert kapper is falling soldier taken during the spanish civil war both photo and photographer are legendary and subject of debate that kappa stage the photo was a man even a soldier there are justified doubts. has been for the authenticity of the photo is constantly being questioned so of course it's always appearing in the media and so made even more iconic. the duo spend up to two months creating their miniature scenes they call their technique. it's meticulously
precise sculpture which is then photographed the digital age. the digital age with its smartphone cameras produces torrents of images. an anonymous tourist ended up taking an iconic photo of a tsunami. and a u.s. soldier created the image that came to symbolize the horrors of the iraq war the hooded man of abu ghraib. is the stage who are a genuine snapshot who knows but in this era of fake news and so-called alternative facts doubts about authenticity are constant in a playfully intelligent way caught us and so on that goes work invites viewers to take a more critical look at photos sometime soon shouldn't be leaving. a double take is on until june the first at c oberlin and if you trust the images
you're seeing now we have reached the end of the program don't forget that you can find more culture anytime on our website where we have lots of background to the various reports and all one hundred of our must read videos so with that until we meet again from myself in the team here in berlin taken care. of.
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