2015-11-03 19:35:31 UTC
first two replies indicated that, although not really very new
information, this apparently hasn't too widely spread, I'll repeat it here.
I was looking for information on possible new releases of Fey's Haydn
series, as there hasn't been anything new for more than a year. First
thing I noticed: what's happend to Hänssler Classics? The old web site
seems gone; there is only one about Profil and the "Edition Günter
Hänssler" now: <http://www.haenssler-classic.de/profil/index.php>, and
the links to the old Haydn edition that one still finds via Google are
dead. The only information I could find then is in German newpaper
articles in the "Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung", so the following links are only
for those who read German.
A brief note that the Haydn edition has been cancelled by Hänssler is
more than a year old:
It says sales have been below expectations; as a result, they couldn't /
didn't want to comply with Fey's demands for higher payment.
Much more important than a bunch of CDs not being recorded: briefly
after that decision, in October last year, Fey seems to have had a
severe accident at home, with craniocerebral injury. An interview with
a member of the orchestra in February:
says that he is recovering very slowly; as of August this year:
it was unclear whether he will ever be able to conduct again. As a
consequence, also the orchestra's existence is in serious danger (as it
is not one of the state-funded German orchestras).
In the interview with Heidelberg orchestra member Michael Neuhaus, he
says that they still want to record symphony No. 101 as the final London
one still missing; Frieder Bernius has conducted it in concert very
and apparently the orchestra want to record it without conductor to
I don't know whether this is a statement concerning their expectations
to be able to re-unite with their founding conductor.
Apologies if this has been known to people around here; I just found out
for myself. I would be grateful if others who may know more would share