This time I am traveling without my laptop, but I took with me my trusted Apple gadget. Of course writing on the touchscreen is a bit slow, but hopefully that results in more concentrated and to-the-point entries!

The ONF has been rehearsing for three days now with maestro Masur, and on Saturday we will travel to Bonn to perform all the symphonies of Beethoven. It is the first time a foreign orchestra has been invited to do that and thus the expectations are high!

Tomorrow a rehearsal of the Eighth and Ninth symphonies. More news from Bonn...