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15 Questions to the Capella Antiqua Bambergensis

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Hi! How are you? Where are you?
My name is Thomas Spindler, I live in Bamberg, Frankonia.

What’s on your schedule right now?
“Die Königswahl zu Forchheim” a historical medieval event.

If you hadn’t chosen for music, what do you think you would do right now?
Getting successful.

What or who was your biggest influence as an artist?
I have had a lot of influences from different sides of the music.

What’s the hardest part about being a musician and what’s the best?

The hardest ist to be perfect and the best: to love the work you do.

What’s your view on the classical music scene at present? Is there a crisis?

There are several crises – but these crises are homemade.

Some feel there is no need to record classical music any more, that it’s all been done before. What do you tell them?
We have senough unrecorded musicsheets, to keep on recording for another five to ten years.

What constitutes a good live performance in your opinion? What’s your approach to performing on stage?
Performing on stage is to show what happened in the music 500 years ago.

What does the word “interpretation” mean to you?

To tell our personal feelings about the music we play.

True or false: It is the duty of an artist to put his personal emotions into the music he plays.

True or false: “Music is my first love”

True or false: People need to be educated about classical music, before they can really appreciate it.

Sometimes true.

You are given the position of artistic director of a concert hall. What would be on your program for this season?

Santigas de Santa Maria and 30 more wonderful music pieces.

What’s your favourite classical CD at the moment?

I have too many favourite cd`s but Jordi Savall is one of my favouritest artists.

Have you ever tried playing a different instrument? If yes, how good were you at it?

I tried it only for fun, that was enough.

"E Dame Jolie" (1991) CAB Records
"Musikalisches Tafelkonfekt" (1992) CAB Records
"Die Fräuelein von Franken" (1994) CAB Records
"Das Schloßkonzert Vol. 1" (2001) CAB Records
"Heinrich II. - Musik für Kaiser und Könige" (2002) CAB Records
"Crana" (2003) CAB Records

Capella Antiqua Bambergensis

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