Rowohlt publishes Daniel Hope's second book, "Wann darf ich klatschen?" (When do I applaud?)
Rowohlt, Germany's most prestigious publishing house releases Daniel Hope's second book, entitled "Wann darf ich klatschen? - Ein Wegweiser für Konzertgänger" (Translation: " When do I applaud?" - A guide for concert-goers).
Following the success of Daniel Hope's first book, a memoir entitled "Familienstücke", which was on the German bestseller list, this new book is a personal guide to what happens in the concert hall - what to expect, what to wear, who's who on the platform - written for people who have never experienced the joy of a live concert and who hesitate about participating in what might seem to the unitiated as an intellectual ritual requiring special knowledge and skills in order to be a member of the audience.
Daniel Hope recalls a number of anecdotal adventures, and traces the myths and clichés of the goings-on during a performance. He also examines the historical context of the so-called rules of the concert scene, eradicating a number of them in the process.
The book is so far published in German only.