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Alain Altinoglu performs and discusses ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’

He’s known the work for almost two decades, and being a French conductor with an immaculate feeling for coloration and rhythmical precision, it’s as if Offenbach wrote the score with him in mind. And yet… Alain Altinoglu has waited until now to tackle Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Why? We’ll let our maestro himself explain that, all while he's performing the highlights of the opera at the piano.

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