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Quasthoff Bows Out

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What a shame: Von heute auf morgen (via Boulezian) reports that Thomas Quasthoff, one of my favorite singers, has abruptly announced his retirement from the concert stage, cancelling all forthcoming appearances. The baritone cited health reasons for the decision; thankfully, he will continue to teach. And Quasthoff threw in this zinger when he confirmed the story to news.at: "Moreover, in my view the classical music industry has become superficial. One gets the impression that there is no one left except David Garrett." Ouch

 

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