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Köln Proje ct - Kent Nagano to conduct a Ring on period instruments
?It was a really "crazy idea", says Alexander Scherf, the artistic director of the Concerto Köln orchestra.
After a joint concert, the ensemble was still sitting together with Kent Nagano when the double bass player asked the conductor when he would finally conduct Richard Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung" with them.

It was a typical musicians' joke; after all, Concerto Köln has become known in historical performance practice primarily for music of the 18th, or at most the early 19th century. But nobody had expected this: Nagano, who is considered to be rather sober but certainly energetic, was so fascinated by the idea that he wanted to take it seriously.

You can read the rest of the article in German in the Süddeutsche Zeitung here.

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