Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Thomas Quasthoff retires
Sad news breaking, from news.at: Viennese Publikumsliebling Thomas Quasthoff is ending his singing career with immediate effect. He says just a press release will do as he doesn't want to give 'four farewell tours, like Christa Ludwig'. Teaching and other commitments will continue, but all concerts from January 1st have been cancelled. Quasthoff said 'I'm not as healthy as I was ten years ago and am tired of travelling.' There is also a 'state of classical music' parting shot which I'll do him the dignity of not reporting.