Are you, like me, unable to jet off to Japan for the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen's all-Beethoven tour of Japan this week and next? Well, we can be there vicariously thanks to Radio Bremen's music correspondent Friederike Westerhaus and her online diary on www.radiobremen.de beginning tomorrow -- which just happens to be my birthday! (What a nice present, Friederike! :-))
As she writes: "Every day, there will be an audio-file with Paavo talking about one of the nine Beethoven symphonies. And best of all: that's going to be in English!! Especially for you ;-))"
The tour begins on Friday, May 19. The schedule and venues will be posted here tomorrow.