Manfred Honeck

“The loudest sound in the world cannot top the energy of a silence.”

Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, renowned for his distinctive interpretations, is the International Classical Music Awards “Artist of the Year” 2018. With the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra he recorded symphonies by Beethoven, Bruckner, Dvořák, Mahler, and Tchaikovsky, winning the 2018 Grammy Award for Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Mr. Honeck is passionate and personal in this exclusive conversation, which ranges from the role of both silence and dissonance in music — and in our lives — to the echo of Alpine folk music in Late Romanticism, and how art reflects and transcends life in Shostakovich’s symphonies.

Running time: 42 minutes

Posted on May 11, 2019 .