The new podcast borrows »Des Pudels Kern« not only
its title from Goethe’s Faust; rather, it is the wide-ranging and
multi-disciplinary approach of the scholar, with which the great topic of classical music is approached.
of classical music. In order to fathom what we actually need the classical
music, there is no need for a musicological analysis, but for but rather the thoughts of space researcher Felix Kubin, singer Anna
Lucia Richter, sociologist Hartmut Rosa and Ralf Köster from the Golden Pudel Club – as can be heard in the first episode («Why Classical Music?«) of the podcast format.
to hear. On September 1, dramaturg and freelance journalist
Elisa Erkelenz and violinist David-Maria Gramse started their new series of talks and will
publish further, unusual encounters on the first of each month.
published. Curiously exciting it goes on: Since October 1 is the second episode(«Superheroes«) has been out, in which violist Tabea
Zimmermann and aikido master Rüdiger Keller deal with the
connections between bowing and martial arts. On November 1. the third episode(«A Month with Mozart«) went online, in which Thomas Hengelbrock was interviewed every day about Mozart at the festival in Aix en Provence to find out what he still has to tell us today. Since December 1 the fourth episode («Concert halls«) in which composer Brigitta Muntendorf, cultural mediator Wiebke Rademacher and architect Prof. Jörg Friedrich ponder the concert halls of the future. the fifth episode («Monsters«) traces the monstrous, the insane, and the strange in music.the sixth episode («Farewell
from the earth«) surprises with a special: Soprano Anna Prohaska who last year
soprano, who was a guest at the Schlossfestspiele last year and will return in 2022, presents her
will present her own version of Franz Schubert’s »Abschied von der Erde«.
from the Earth. She also discusses with literary scholar Stefan Willer
romanticism and climate change. What
gets under our skin? What of it remains? These questions and many more will be in
the seventh episode («Under the Skin«) answered by the composer Isabel Mundry and the tattoo artist
Seb Winter. Besides skulls and burning hearts, Mannheim hip-hop and Japanese classical music are also
topics of this podcast episode. In the eighth episode (»Radikale Vielfalt«), the pianist Igor Levit, the author Max Czollek and the composers Cymin Samawatie and Ketan Bhattizu are guests. The ninth episode ("Savages") questions our relationship with nature.
Some of the podcast guests have already been guests at the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele as guests. And that is no coincidence: in addition to the Cologne Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Heidelberger Frühling, and the Mozartfest Würzburg, the Schlossfestspiele is a founding partner of the series. Listen to the first nine episodes and look forward to the coming months!