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Christoph Poppen  

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The conductor and violinist Christoph Poppen is one of Germany’s finest interpreters of the classical and modern repertoire. He started his career as a violinist and has toured both as a soloist and with the Cherubini Quartet, which he himself founded. In the 1990s, he started a parallel career as a conductor, and from 1995 to 2006 was principal conductor of the prestigious Münchener Kammerorchester. Since then, he has been principal conductor of Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern. Christoph Poppen is known for his open-minded approach to music. He often plays new works alongside classical ones, and has a keen eye for neglected works. Poppen is also recognised for his considerable pedagogical skills, and for a number of years he was a violin professor in Berlin. Today, he is violin and chamber music professor at the academy of music in Munich. He lives in Bavaria and is married to the well-known German soprano Juliane Banse.

Live Dates

01/11/2013   Classica

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
3/4 Stars

"l'envie d'une réécoute immédiate."
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01/09/2013   Nordis

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
6/6 Stars

"Eichberg hat wirklich etwas zu sagen und beherrscht die Klang-Klaviatur eines Orchester lustvoll-virtuos ."
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31/07/2013   International Record Review

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
"A remarkable disc. It is impossible to remain indifferent to the music. The performances by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Poppen are ferociously good."
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13/07/2013   MusicWeb International

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
"Engineering at its best. A compelling disc for every bold-leaning lover of big-sounding symphonies."
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16/06/2013   Expedition Audio (Website)

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
"Eichberg's music is immediately appealing, colorful, and irresistibly powerful."
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12/06/2013   Kulturdelen (Svensk tidskrift)

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
5/5 Stars

"Det här är rasande bra musik."
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01/03/2013   Neue Zeitschrift für Musik

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
4/5 Stars

"Urwüchsigen, bildkräftigen, tonal geerdeten Erzähllandschaften". Musikalische Wertung: 4. Technische Wertung: 5. Booklet: 3.
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Photo: Sasha Gusov

Discography

Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
Søren Nils Eichberg

CD 8.226109 (2013)

Søren Nils Eichberg grabs the audience with his dynamic and effective mastery of the grand orchestra


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