Christian Thielemann | CONDUCTINGnew

Lois Lammerhuber
Christian Thielemann
Clemens Trautmann
27 x 27 cm
318 pages 
258 photos

English, German 
Hardcover,  bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-09-8
March 2019

Christian Thielemann | CONDUCTING

The photos are spectacular. The accompanying text is very dense, associative and personal. A kind of intimate relationship with Thielemann is formed right from the foreword. The intimacy will thrill his fans and convince the sceptics. Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer SE

Conducting is – literally – handicraft. How it can, in interaction with the orchestra, create a complex figure of sound has always been the stuff of myths. Christian Thielemann, chief conductor of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, music director of the Bayreuth Festival and artistic director of the Salzburg Easter Festival, is one of the most impressive figures of his profession. At these three major sites of his art, he has allowed the camera to demystify it: through ruthlessly close pictures of his gestures, by avoiding any posturing. In this way the viewer is allowed in to a captivating lesson in conducting. Thielemann somehow embodies the music of Mozart, Verdi and Wagner, opening up an undreamt-of entry into the essence of conducting. Rare glimpses, never seen before!


PROMOTION in cooperation with Deutsche Grammophon
15 March 2019 | Release 60th Birthday Edition –
                                  complete Orchestral Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (21 CDs)
19 March 2019 | Book presentation, KulturKaufhaus Dussmann, Berlin
16 April 2019 | Book presentation Osterfestspiele Salzburg
12 August 2019 | Book presentation Bayreuther Festspiele
15 October 2019 | Book presentation Wiener Staatsoper
10 December 2019 | Book presentation Semperoper, Dresden



Christian Thielemann

was General Music Director in Nuremberg, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra before joining the Staatskapelle Dresden in 2012 as principal conductor. One year later he took over the artistic direction of the Salzburg Easter Festival. He works closely with the Bayreuther Festspiele, which appointed him music director in 2015, as well as with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.

As a guest conductor he has performed in Amsterdam and London as well as in the USA, Israel, Japan and China. He is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London and holds honorary doctorates from the Franz Liszt College of Music in Weimar and the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). Since 2016 he has been Carl Maria von Weber Visiting Professor of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London.


Clemens Trautmann

studied the clarinet and musicology. In addition to giving concerts, he obtained a doctorate in law and has worked in various managerial posts at Axel Springer publishing house. In 2015 – after the start of the book project – he became president of Deutsche Grammophon, where Thielemann has brought out many albums.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.