Over the summer we decided to introduce the favorite recordings of the HELLO STAGE Team. Bettina Mehne
wrote about the Beethoven Cycle of Paavo Järvi with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
(Re-Read Beethoven Like Never Before
). Anna Heflin
introduced us to the Shostakovich String Quartet so wonderfully played by the Emerson String Quartet
. (Re-Read The Angst...
). And Alvaro Mendizabal
stayed true to his background presenting a Piazzolla recording of Sergio and Odair Assad
And now it is my turn… Most of my friends know that I am a Bach-Fan. The music of J.S. Bach is the center of my musical life. For me all music that came later can be linked back to him – not only classical music but also Jazz. I love listening to his cantatas in the morning or when traveling long distances. His keyboard works played by Glenn Gould, Andras Schiff, Grigori Sokolov and others brings order to any chaos.
But it is one recording which can fill me with positive energy at any time – Gidon Kremer and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
playing the Bach Violin Concertos. This is some of the most energizing music I can think of. I have it always with me. If I need a boost before a presentation, a workshop or an important meeting, it is the music I listen to.
Enjoy – and let me know what you think!
Bernhard is the founder of HELLO STAGE. He is probably the first opera singer pitching an Internet start-up in Silicon Valley. Before founding HELLO STAGE in Fall 2013, Bernhard was the CEO and Artistic Director of the Wiener Konzerthaus. He held several C-Level positions in European technology companies with EUR 100+ million turnover. See www.bernhardkerres.com.
Bernhard leads HELLO STAGE from somewhere between Silicon Valley, New York and Vienna. He writes about his experience in the innovation hot bed on this blog.