Leitmotifs: Michael Naumann on supporting culture – there are ‘euros at the end of the tunnel’

Opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg is back with another episode of Leitmotifs, this time with Michael Naumann. He served as commissioner for cultural affairs in the German federal government from 1998 to 2001 and since 2012, Naumann has been the director of the Barenboim-Said Academy.

Photo (c) Peter Adamik

 

By Fredrika Brillembourg 

Opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg is back with another episode of Leitmotifs, this time with Michael Naumann.

He served as commissioner for cultural affairs in the German federal government from 1998 to 2001 and since 2012, Naumann has been the director of the Barenboim-Said Academy, offering bachelor degrees and arts diploma certificates in music.

Fredrika talks with the 79-year-old about culture in times of crisis, his work for the academy, and how he got hooked on classical music.

 

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