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21 junie

  • Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017

    Minsoo Hong (1993, South Korea) performs Variationen über das Motif von J.S. Bach: 'Weinen, Klagen', S180, Gounod/Liszt - Les Adieux, Rêverie sur un motif de l'opera Roméo et Juliette, S409 and Gounod/Liszt - Valse de l'opéra Faust, S407 during semi-final I (transcription) of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, in 2017. The competition actively presents, develops, and promotes piano talents from around the world. In doing so, it has become one

  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 3, Op. 29

    The Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his third symphony in 1875. Symphony No. 3 is Tchaikovsky's only symphony in a major key and also his only symphony that contains five movements. The Third Symphony premiered in Moscow under the baton of the Nikolai Rubinstein. He was a very close friend of Tchaikovsky and the younger brother of the famous pianist Anton Rubinstein. This symphony is also used by the well-known choreographer George Balanchine in his ballet 'Jewels'. This concert

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  • Memory of a Concert

    In 2006, Gidon Kremer and Martha Argerich set out on tour performing solos and duets by Bartók und Schumann. The last of the concert series at the Berliner Philharmonie has been recorded for this film, featuring a rare solo performance by Martha Argerich. A concert film with personal and moving commentary by Gidon Kremer. Program: Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 10, Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 121; Kinderszenen, Op. 15; Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1 Sz 75; Violin sonata No. 2 Sz 76.

  • Songs by Wolf, Beethoven & Liszt

    German baritone Dietrich Henschel and pianist Arno Waschk bundle their forces in a Lieder program featuring compositions by Hugo Wolf, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Liszt, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 10, 2020. The program opens with three of Wolf's Mörike-Lieder: 'Neue Liebe', Karwoche', and 'Wo find' ich Trost', followed by Beethoven's Gellert-Lieder, Op. 48. This is followed by three more songs by Wolf: 'Wohl denk' ich oft', 'Alles endet, was entstehet', and 'Fühlt meine

  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 Op. 74

    The Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his sixth symphony in 1893. This is the last complete symphony Tchaikovsky wrote. The symphony is also known as 'Pathetique' and it's his most well-known symphony these days. Tchaikovsky himself led the premiere in 1893, nine days before he died. The second performance took place 21 days later as a memorial to this great Russian composer. It included some minor corrections that Tchaikovsky had made after the premiere, and was thus the first per

  • Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

    Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1. This work is one of the most popular and frequently performed horn concertos written in the 19th century, and the first orchestral piece the composer wrote for the instrument. Strauss’ father, Franz, was a virtuoso horn player, and one of the leading performers of his time. Also featured in this program are performances of Beethoven’s immortal Symphony No. 7 and Schoenberg’s early work V

  • Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 100

    In this splendid 2013 concert from the Church of Verbier, Switzerland, Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos and Chinese pianist Yuja Wang join forces to interpret three sonatas by Johannes Brahms. Leonidas Kavakos rose to fame in 1985, when he became the youngest musician to ever win the first price of the prestigious Sibelius Competition. With Yuja Wang, an accomplished artist at young age herself, he forms a masterful duo of chamber music interpretation. The programme features Brahm's Sonata for P

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  • Shalyapin Gala - Kazan Opera

    Valery Gergiev and Renat Salavatov conduct the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Chorus of the Tartar State Academic Opera in a Gala concert from the Kazan Opera. This concert was held on the occasion of the Olympic Universiade in Kazan in 2013, as part of a tribute to the Kazan-born bass singer Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938). Among the soloists are Ildar Abdrazakov, Akhmed Agadi Aida Garifullina and Gevorg Hakobyan.

  • Händel - Dettingen Te Deum (HV 283)

    Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago choir in a performance of The Dettingen Te Deum (HWV 283), a canticle composed by George Frideric Handel, in 1743. On June 27, 1743, the British army and its allies, under the command of King George II and Lord Stair, won a victory at the Battle of Dettingen, over the French army. On the King's return, a day of public thanksgiving was appointed, and Handel was commissioned to write a Te Deum. Soloists are Bart Uvyn (alto), Denzil Delaere (tenor), Helena

  • Rocamadour 2020: La Sportelle sings Motets

    Over the course of eleven days in August 2020, the French town of Rocamadour hosted the fifteenth edition of Festival de Rocamadour, a music festival dedicated to sacred music from the classical, baroque, and romantic periods. On August 25, the French soprano Laetitia Corcelle led her vocal ensemble La Sportelle for a performance of sacred music and motets at the atmospheric medieval Basilique Saint-Sauveur. Mezzo soprano Anne Bertin-Hugault opens the concert with solo performances of a selectio

  • Concerts in Quarantine: Works for Soprano & Piano

    Between March and May 2020, Schinkel Pavillon Berlin opened its unexpectedly vacated exhibition space for a concert series in isolation titled Concerts in Quarantine. As part of this series, pianist Jonathan Ware and soprano Elsa Dreisig share the stage in performances of Edvard Grieg's Solveig's Song, Claude Debussy's Trois Chansons de Bilitis, Maurice Ravel's Oiseaux tristes (for solo piano), Enrique Granados's La Maja y el Ruiseñor, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, and Alban Berg's Sieben früh

  • A Tango Night - Live from Buenos Aires

    2006 closed with a spectacular festival of Argentinean music broadcast live from Buenos Aires. At the height of the Argentinean summer, the Orquesta Filarmónica del Teatro Colon under Daniel Barenboim (conductor & soloist) join bandoneon virtuoso Leopoldo Federico and his Orquesta Tipica for an extraordinary New Year’s Eve show with popular tangos and Latin American orchestra classics. The old master of tango, José Carli, created enchanting new arrangements of works by Argentinean artists Astor

  • Discovering Masterpieces – Symphonie Fantastique

    Watch the series ‘Discovering Masterpieces’, your audio-visual concert guide to the great masterpieces of classical music. The series brings you 20 half-hour documentaries on 20 classical masterpieces: acclaimed experts, famous soloists and outstanding conductors take you on a journey back to the time and place of composition. In today’s documentary, Hector Berlioz’ ‘Symphonie Fantastique’. This ‘Fantastic Symphony’ is widely regarded as one of the most important and representative pieces of the

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  • Piano works by Chopin, Scriabin, Schumann & Liszt

    In recent years, a new generation of Chinese pianists has emerged on the international scene. But there are many more young Chinese artists, who the Académie France-Chine aims to enable to deepen their art by introducing them to and giving them a platform within French and European culture. Four of these artists are Chen Xue-Hong, Zhang Cheng, Chen Yunjie and Chen Sa, who made their joint debut in Paris in this unique concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées that showcased their extraordinary t

  • Nielsen - Commotio

    Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in this powerful performance taken from the 150th Anniversary celebrations of Denmark’s national composer, Carl Nielsen. Alongside Nielsen’s inscrutably ironic Symphony No. 6, this performance features world-renowned French pianist Lise de la Salle as soloist in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4. This lesser-known concerto saw three separate iterations throughout the composer’s life and is characterized by bold chromaticism and a disti

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  • Poulenc - Dialogues des Carmélites

    One of the most successful operas of the 20th century, Dialogues des Carmélites is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Metropolitan Opera in this performance of Francis Poulenc's gripping opera, based on the play by Georges Bernano. It tells the story of a community of Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution who decides to face death at the guillotine rather than renounce their vows. Poulenc was an urbane Parisian

  • Waldbühne 2016 - A Czech Night

    For the 2016 edition of the Waldbühne, the Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili and the Québécois conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin join the Berliner Philharmoniker for a beautiful concert. They present an all Czech program! We always think of Germany, Austria, and Italy when we name great classical composers, but the Czech Republic also delivered some master composers such as Antonin Dvorák, Bedrich Smetana, Leos Janacek, and Bohuslav Martinu. This concert starts with Smetana’s famous Vltava from M

  • Sons of Vienna: Part 5 - Dynasty of Dance

    The six-part series Sons of Vienna explores stories through the eyes of musicians, professors and musicologists. It portrays extraordinary composers who were active in the cultural city of Vienna and deserve the label of genius. In A Dynasty of Dance (Part 5) we follow the lives and work of the Strauss dynasty. Johann Strauss, an orphan at seven and bookbinder until his mid-twenties, introduced the first dance craze the world had ever seen. He fathered three composers: Johann II “The Waltz King,

  • Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

    Conductor Mariss Jansons, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition” were predestined to come together. The lavish colors of Ravel's orchestration of the Russian work, the breathtaking inventiveness of the wildly different movements that are all interconnected through a recurring “Promenade” – few conductors are as adept as Jansons to savor all the richness and colorfulness of the paintings and sketches by Victor Hartmann. Today, the work is universally c

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  • Naples, City of Keyboards - Gaetano Greco

    Before Porpora, Scarlatti and Pergolesi ruled the Neapolitan music scene there was Gaetano Greco, one of the finest music teachers and composers of his day. Andrea Buccarella, a young harpsichordist from Rome (also performing in the Festival with his Abchordis Ensemble), pairs Greco’s most beautiful toccatas and famous Ballo di Mantua with works by his pupil Durante, who with his ‘quattro stagioni’ explores every nook and cranny of the keyboard.

  • Concerts in Quarantine: Debussy, Brahms et al.

    Clarinettist Sharon Kam, soprano Jacquelyn Wagner and pianist Matan Porat bundle their forces in this recital from Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on May 11, 2020. The program opens with Claude Debussy's Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano, followed by Johannes Brahms's Sonata for clarinet and piano, Op. 120 No. 2. Porat then performs Maurice Ravel's Une barque sur l'océan for piano. Following Francis Poulenc's Clarinet Sonata, the concert closes with Franz Schubert's Lied 'Der Hirt auf dem Fe

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22 junie

  • Concerts in Quarantine: Schumann, Reger & Liszt

    Tabea Zimmermann (viola) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) performed live at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 17, 2020. On the program are Robert Schumann's Phantasiestücke for clarinet and piano, Op. 73, Max Reger's Suite No. 1 in G minor, Op. 131d, Franz Liszt's Légende S.175, nr.1, and Robert Schumann's Märchenbilder, Op. 113.

  • Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio, Op. 50

    The Zadig Trio was born when two childhood friends from France, Boris Borgolotto (violin), and Marc Girard Garcia (cello), joined musical forces with American pianist Ian Barber. Today, they have received several international prizes at international competitions in France, Italy, Austria, and the USA. In this 2017 concert from the Auditorium St Pierre des Cuisines in Toulouse, France, the trio interprets several pieces by Russian composers. The programme features Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio

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  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1

    The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester was founded in 1986 at the initiative of Claudio Abbado and has since become the world’s best youth orchestra. Named after the great composer, the programme is marked by the special relationship between the maestro and the young orchestra, as well as their special relationship to Gustav Mahler. Claudio Abbado is undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time and his long-time association with this repertoire culminates in this stirring performance of Mahler

  • Pianomania - Beatrice Rana

    The young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana (1993) provides the public a colourful piano recital at the Grand Auditorium of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon, in 2018. Rana opens with two works by Robert Schumann. His Blumenstück, Op. 19, is a short piano piece dating from 1839 and generally not included among the composer's more poetically inspired adventurous pieces. It is followed by the highly technically demanding Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13. After Schumann, Rana dives right into the 20

  • Discovering Masterpieces - Concerto for Orchestra

    Watch the series ‘Discovering Masterpieces’, your audio-visual concert guide to the great masterpieces of classical music. The series brings you 20 half-hour documentaries on 20 classical masterpieces: acclaimed experts, famous soloists and outstanding conductors take you on a journey back to the time and place of composition. In today’s documentary, Bela Bartok’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ is discussed. This piece is one of the most frequently performed works of the twentieth century. Pierre Boul

  • Ennio Morricone - Filmsuite in Duo

    Pietro Tagliaferri (clarinet) and Francesco Attesti (piano) play a suite with film music (C'era una volta il West - Mission - Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) by Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. The piece is arranged for piano and clarinet by Massimo Berzolla. Ennio Morricone is one of the most successful film composers. He composed music for over 500 films and tv-series and at the age of 86 won an Oscar for his work on Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015). This made Morricone the oldest winner of a

  • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 10, No. 1

    The second of Beethoven's Op. 14 piano sonatas dedicated to the Baroness Josefa von Braun. The sonata No. 10 in G major is characterised by a significant degree of wit and expression, with rhythmic ambiguity and unexpected harmonic shifts employed throughout. The final “Scherzo” movement is in fact in rondo form, with the primary theme undergoing a wide variety of changes before finishing in what would be the very lowest register of the piano during the classical era. This performance is taken f

  • Debussy - Pelléas et Melisande

    Alain Altinoglu conducts the Philharmonia Zürich, Zusatzchor Opernhaus Zürich and SoprAlti der Oper Zürich in a performance of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, an opera in five acts to the French libretto from Maurice Maeterlinck's play. It was premiered at the in Paris by the Opéra-Comique in 1902. The plot concerns a love triangle; Prince Golaud finds Mélisande, a mysterious young woman. After marrying her he brings her back to the castle of his grandfather, King Arkel, where Mélisande becomes

  • Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15

    Europakonzert 2004 was held in Athens, Greece. This concert featured the Berliner Philharmoniker performing live at the ancient Herodes Atticus Theatre along with an interesting combination of conductor and soloist - Sir Simon Rattle wielding the baton as pianist Daniel Barenboim plays Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. The Athens concert marked a double première: it was the first Europakonzert under the direction of the new chief conductor, as well as the first time Rattle and Barenboim app

  • Sibelius - Kullervo, Op. 7

    Finnish percussionist and conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali leads the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Orphei Drängdar Men's Choir in a performance of Jean Sibelius's Kullervo, Op. 7. Soloists are soprano Johanna Rusanen-Kartano and baritone Ville Rusanen. The work, often called a choral symphony, is a suite of symphonic movements. However, it avoids the traditional symphonic structure: the five movements constitute a set of independent tone poems. The work was performed only four times in Si

  • CMIM - Semi-final - Andrew Haji

    Canadian tenor Andrew Haji (1985) performs 'De’ miei bollenti spiriti' from Giuseppe Verdi's opera La traviata, 'Je crois entendre encore' from Georges Bizet's opera Les pêcheurs de perles, 'Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön' from W. A. Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte, and 'En fermant les yeux, Manon' from Jules Massenet's opera Manon, during the semi-finals of the Concours musical international de Montréal, 2018.

  • Bach - Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82

    The film Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann is a portrait of a very special vocalist, and of two exceptional composers. When Philippe Jaroussky - whose angelic voice seems almost timeless, not belonging to any one epoque or decade - sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying power of their music have not diminished over the centuries. The works performed in this film are Telemann's Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen and Sinfonia from Bro

  • Rota - The Godfather Suite

    This exclusive live concert production presents a unique selection of movie classics - from Sergio Leone’s iconic Spaghetti Westerns to modern mafia masterpieces by Francis Ford Coppola and the cult movies of Tarantino. The Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir are conducted by Sarah Hicks in this premiere performance of authentic soundtracks by composer legends Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Sonny Bono and Bernard Herrmann. Soloists for this performance are Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo),

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  • Big Nightmare Music

    Russian violinist, conductor and composer Aleksey Igudesman and British-Korean pianist and composer Hyung-ki Joo started their dynamic duo in 2004, when they created their show “A Little Nightmare Music,” a humorous take on Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” Since then, they have been performing at international festivals and touring internationally, often collaborating with artists from within and outside of the classical genre. “Big Nightmare Music” adds an orchestra to their two-man show. On

  • The 12 Cellists - Documentary

    Directed in 2012 by Enrique Sánchez Lansch, the documentary The 12 Cellists follows the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1972, this group is a staple of the international musical universe. Whether they play classical music, jazz, tango or avant-garde music, these talented musicians invariably enthrall audiences with the wide range of unique and bewitching sounds they produce with their cellos. Their combination of seriousness and humor, depth, and lightness promises to cap

  • Classical:NEXT 2019 - Close Call

    In Close Call your smartphone is a musical instrument. And you are not just an audience member, but a musician in a crazy band with three drummers! Arthur Wagenaar is a Dutch composer and musician. He has a deep love for rock bands, theatre, opera and classical music, and his music is usually a mixture of all of this. He also loves to invent his own instruments, mechanical or electronic, such as the “rampaphone,” a string instrument nine meters in length, the “kleurwerper,” played by juggling, a

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  • Lully - Persée

    Hervé Niquet conducts the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir in a stage production of Jean Baptiste Lully's opera Persée (1632-1687) by Opera Atelier in Toronto, Canada’s Baroque Theatre Company recorded at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre in 2004. Among the soloists are Olivier Laquerre, Stephanie Novacek, Monica Whicher, Marie Lenormand, Alain Coulombe, and Curtis Sullivan. Composed by Jean Baptiste Lully for Louis XIV, Persée is widely recognized as Lully’s greatest crea

  • Europakonzert 2010 - Oxford

    For over two decades, the Berlin Philharmonic has celebrated its creation on May 1 with the annual Europakonzert, which in 2010 was held in Oxford. Led by Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra performed a program including Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. The young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who has attracted widespread attention for her passionate yet precise musicianship, joined the orchestra for a breathtaking performance of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

  • Looking for Cole

    The world-famous American composer and lyricist Cole Porter has long made his way into hearts and songbooks all around the globe. The documentary “Looking for Cole” by Wilfried van den Brande, which was recorded over the course of three years, gives a unique insight into the artist’s most interesting life as a “supreme sophisticate.” Van den Brande may well call himself an expert on Porter since he has completed a PhD on the topic and recorded the largest Porter anthology to date, and published

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 1, Op. 68

    Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of two great works. Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1. is paired with Brahms’ dramatic symphonic debut, Symphony No.1. Paganini’s concerto dates from the mid-to-late 1810s, written as the composer was touring Italy with his remarkable violin technique. This piece is a quintessential expression of Paganini’s extraordinary skill and ability, demanding much from the soloist. It is also characterized by the notably operatic

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  • Celebrate St. Patrick 2018

    Celebrate St. Patrick 2020 was filmed in March 2020 at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Choirs from far and near seized the opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and perform with local Irish musicians for the congregation of this historic cathedral. The concert merges sacred music, traditional Irish instruments and music from the Irish diaspora. Performances from the highly acclaimed Voices of Ireland, jig dancers, and the rendition of Christ Be Beside Me by the combin

  • Beethoven - Piano Sonatas No. 1, 14 & 32

    French pianist Anne Queffélec performs solo piano music by Ludwig van Beethoven at the atmospheric Basilique Saint-Sauveur, recorded during the Festival de Rocamadour on August 17, 2020. On the program are Beethoven's Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2/1; Piano Sonata No. 14 ("Moonlight") in C-sharp minor, marked Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2; and Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 - the very last of Beethoven's piano sonatas.

Miercuri

23 junie

  • Concerts in Quarantine: Couperin, Chopin & Haydn

    Between March and May 2020, Schinkel Pavillon Berlin opened its unexpectedly vacated exhibition space for a concert series in isolation titled Concerts in Quarantine. As part of this series, Israeli pianist Iddo Bar-Shaï performs – on a Steinway grand – several excerpts from François Couperin's 'Pièces des Clavecin': Les Ombres Errantes, Soeur Monique, Les Tambourins, Le Rossignol en amour, La Muse Plantine, Les Roseaux, Le Tic-Toc Choc ou Les Maillotins, La Couperin, and Les Barricades Mystérie

  • Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, Op. 47

    As part of a new collaboration with the famous composer of "music with repetitive structures" Philip Glass, French pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque perform the European premiere of Glass's Concerto for two pianos with the Orchester de Paris. The program continues with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 with the Orchester de Paris, directed by Jaap van Zweden, current music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the next musical director of the New York Philharmonic.

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  • Sibelius - Symphony No. 4

    In 2013, the Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu was appointed principal conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Lintu studied piano and cello at the Sibelius Academy and the Turku conservatorium in Sweden’s southeast. He started conducting at the Sibelius Academy. His many concerts with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2012 made him the obvious replacement for Sakari Oramo, who, after many years as conductor and concert master, terminated his contract in 2012. The orchestra speciali

  • Beauty is a Crime: Mendelssohn & Brahms

    Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis leads his ensemble MusicAeterna alongside Austrian-Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in a performance showcasing young, accomplished and energetic musicians. For this concert, they went searching for a new definition of the meaning of the word beauty. Thus, this 2015 performance from the renowned Musikfest Bremen sheds an entirely new light on two beloved classics by Brahms and Mendelssohn. The concert programme features Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Conce

  • Mariinsky on Track

    Join the acclaimed Mariinsky Orchestra on a train journey across the vastness of Russia in the documentary Mariinsky on Track. The orchestra's current chief conductor Valery Gergiev co-founded the Moscow Easter Festival in 2002. The 2013 edition of this music festival included performances in large cities across Russia’s different regions. In addition to outstanding concert footage, Mariinsky on Track shows us the musicians' approach to the project and informs us of hardships on the road. Watch

  • Haydn - String Quartet in D Major Op.76 No. 5

    One of the most famous Austrian composers of the Classical period is Joseph Haydn. During his career he composed over a hundred symphonies which gave him the title ‘Father of the Symphony’, but he has also been a key figure in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. Haydn is still very famous for his 68 string quartets that he wrote between 1762 and 1803. ‘Father of the String Quartet’ is therefore also a title that describes Haydn as a composer. The British String Quartet The L

  • Schubert - Four Impromptus, Op. 90

    Roberto Prosseda (1975) performs Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 5 (KV. 283) and four Impromptus Op. 90 by Franz Schubert. The performance ends with Chopin's technically demanding Ballade No. 4, Op. 52. Prosseda is particularly noted for his performances of newly discovered works by Mendelssohn and has recorded a nine-CD series for Decca of the piano works of Mendelssohn. Since 2012, Prosseda also gives lecture-concerts with the robot pianist TeoTronico, as educational or family concerts, to demonstra

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  • Gabriela Montero plays Ravel & Montero

    Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is accompanied by the Youth Orchestra of the Americas conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto. On the program are Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, as well as two of Montero’s own works: the “Latin Concerto” and Improvisations. The performance took place in one of the world's most beautiful concert halls, the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, located in the middle of the Patagonian plains. The concert hall, which opened its doors in 2010, stands on the banks of

  • Johan de Meij - Echoes of San Marco & Fellini

    This concert is the result of the collaboration between the Giuseppe Nicolini Conservatory of Piacenza and the Giuseppe Verdi of Milan as part of the project "MIlanoPIACEnza ... suonare insieme.” On the program are works by the Dutch conductor and composer Johan de Meij. “Echoes of San Marco” is a tribute to the Venetian Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrieli (1555-1612). Echoes of San Marco opens with a quote from Gabrieli’s “Canzon Septimi Toni” from the “Sacre Sinfoniae”, and is just like the

  • Rachmaninov - The Last Romantic

    In 2013, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the fourth edition of the Annecy Festival with a programme exclusively dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninov, led by Yuri Termikanov. The orchestra enchants, with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev, with performances of favorites like Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2, the Symphonic Dances, and many more. Denis Matsuev, co-artistic director of the festival and artistic director of the Sergei Rachmaninov Foundation, interprets the Piano Concerto N

  • Glière, Op. 20 and Shostakovich, Op. 57

    The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Robert Windak (violin), Michael Rein (violin), Eva Šušlíková (viola), Judith Chapman (cello) and Ingo Lylofs (piano) played a concert in Muziekcentrum Enschede on April 15, 2018. On the concert program are the Allegro Moderato from Glières String Quartet No. 2 and the Scherzo, Intermezzo, and Finale from Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, Op. 57. The work is one of the more popular chamber music works by the composer and a year after its premiere it was awarded th

  • Veerhavenconcert 2018

    The Veerhavenconcert is a classical open-air concert held every year in the attractive harbor of Rotterdam. Little boats and ships float on the water next to a transparent stage flanked by antique sailboats. In this edition from 2018, the Veerhavenconcert offers an accessible program with operatic works by Verdi, Ponchielli, and Puccini. Maxim Emelyanchec leads the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra and the Toonkunst Amsterdam choir. Soloists are Soojin Moon- Sebastian (soprano), Maria Riccarda Wessel

  • Mozart on Tour - Episode 12: Munich

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. The Bavarian capital of Munich was always one of Mozart's favorite places - it saw important performances of many of his major instrumental works and hosted the world premiere of his monumental opera seria Idomeneo, re di Creta. The first edition of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26, KV 537, also written for the coronation of Emperor Leopold II in 1790, is remarkable because it doesn't contain all the

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  • Riccardo Chailly conducts Mendelssohn

    Riccardo Chailly’s inaugural concert as Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra captures the full atmosphere of a unique musical occasion. The concert centers round composer Felix Mendelssohn, who founded the Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1743. It includes an overwhelming performance of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, Lobgesang with its celebratory choral last movement, as well as the ever-popular overture A Midsummer Night’s Dream with outstanding vocal soloists including Anne Schwanewilms an

  • Paganini - Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6

    Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of two great works. Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1. is paired with Brahms’ dramatic symphonic debut, Symphony No.1. Paganini’s concerto dates from the mid-to-late 1810s, written as the composer was touring Italy with his remarkable violin technique. This piece is a quintessential expression of Paganini’s extraordinary skill and ability, demanding much from the soloist. It is also characterized by the notably operatic

  • Ravel - Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano

    In this beautiful concert from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow, two exceptional Russian soloists join forces. Violinist Vadim Repin, who at the age of 17 became the youngest winner of the violinist section of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition 1987 in Brussels, is specialized in interpreting works of Russian composers. Together with renowned pianist Nikolay Lugansky, he brings to the stage a performance of prestige and virtuosity. The programme features Ravel's Sonata No. 2 for Violin

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  • Dvořák - Rusalka

    Ádám Fischer conducts the orchestra and choir of La Monnaie in a performance of Antonín Dvořák’s (1841-1904) Rusalka, a fairytale opera in three acts. Rusalka is the composer’s ninth opera and still one of the cornerstones of Czech opera houses. The main roles are played by Myrtò Papatanasiu (Rusalka), Pavel Černoch (Prince), Annalena Persson (Foreign Princess), Willard White (Vodnik) and Renée Morloc (Ježibaba). A rusalka is a water sprite from Slavic mythology, living in a lake or river. In th

  • Gala from Berlin - 2010

    During the New Year’s Gala 2010, the Berlin Philharmonic perform under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, whose infectious energy and exceptional artistry have made him one of the most sought-after conductors by orchestras and opera companies around the world. They welcome mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, who has become one of the world’s most famous singers within just a few years. On the program are various works by French composers, like Berlioz’ Le Carnival Romain, Overture, Op. 9 and D’Amour l’arden

  • Mozart on Tour - Episode 2: Mantua

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. Take a trip with the Mozart family to the Italian Alps where they encountered a culture that would influence Wolfgang Amadeus’ music forever. The “Manzuoli style” of virtuoso singing, the Italian school of composition, and the pianoforte had a profound impact on Mozart' s creativity. Two of Mozart's earliest piano concerti were “pasticcio” arrangements for piano and orchestra, based on works by oth

  • Stravinsky - Le Sacre du printemps

    Every year, the Europakonzert is hosted by the Berliner Philharmoniker in a notorious concert hall or on a special location. This years concert is performed at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall in London. The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink closes with Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring which he wrote in 1913 for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. The première caused a lot of sensation and near-riot in the audience because of the avant-garde nature, music and choreography of the piece. The Rite of

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  • Barati & Debargue perform Debussy, Brahms & Frank

    Violinist Kristof Barati and Pianist Lucas Debargue pair for the first time in a duo concert at the 25th anniversary edition of the Swiss Verbier Festival in 2018. Although this was their inaugural collaboration, the two young artists found a perfect understanding around this romantic programme. The two featured works were written very few years apart from one another (Brahms’ first sonata for violin and piano in 1879 and Franck’s sonata in A in 1886). The Brahms sonata was recorded by Kristof B

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  • Handel at Chambord Castle

    This 2016 concert at Chambord Castle in France under the direction of Hervé Niquet features 70 musicians that gave a spectacular performance of Handel‘s Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. In between Le Concert Spirituel also plays Concerto Grosso’s No. 4 and No. 5 also by Georg Friedrich Handel. After that you can enjoy the celebrated movement of Marc- Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum, now universally known as the signature tune of Eurovision. The music brings to mind the splendor at th

  • Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017

    Dina Ivanova (1994, Russia) performs Wagner/Liszt - Isoldens Liebestod: Schlußszene aus Tristan und Isolde, S447 and Grandes Études de Paganini, S141 during semi-final I (transcription) of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, in 2017. The competition actively presents, develops, and promotes piano talents from around the world. In doing so, it has become one of the prominent gateways to the international professional classical music scene for y

  • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 7

    Beethoven's Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7 was referred to by the composer himself as the “Grande” – indeed, it is the largest sonata before the “Hammerklavier.” It was published in 1797 and dedicated to his student, the Countess Babette von Keglewics, later the Princess Odescalchi. This performance is taken from Daniel Barenboim's highly esteemed complete rendition of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas, recorded at the Schloss Hetzendorf, Vienna, Austria, in 1983.

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  • Kristine Opolais Recital

    Critics praise her, and the audience loves her. Kristine Opolais, the prima donna and the star of the New York Metropolitan Opera, performs in her home country Latvia.  She gives a splendid concert with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, at the Latvian National Opera, in 2017. The program includes arias from operas that made Kristine an international star. It includes mostly Italian music that will encourage you to dream about love and think about what is truly important. Enjoy the most be

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 1, Op. 68

    The Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim and Claudio Abbado star at the Europakonzert 1994 in Meiningen, Germany, performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. Popularly known as the Emperor Concerto and composed in Vienna between 1809 and 1811, Piano Concerto No. 5 is Beethoven’s last completed piano concerto and often performed by star pianists such as Daniel Barenboim. A few decades later in 1877, Brahms completed his Second Symphony, which i

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 1, Op. 68

    Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra in this performance of Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Considering that Johannes Brahms had toiled for more than 15 years on his First Symphony, it is hardly surprising that his Second Symphony should be a lighter, brighter work that makes masterful use of the achievements from the First. Expansive and unhurried, it charms the ear with its lyricism and excites it with its passionate tutti outbursts. It has been a favorite among Brahms' orchestral works

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  • Bizet - Carmen

    Louis Langrée conducts the Metropolitan Opera in a performance of Bizet’s masterpiece of the Gypsy seductress, who lives by her own rules, no matter the cost. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining cultural figure. This drama—of a soldier torn between doing the right thing and pursuing the woman that he cannot resist—bursts with melody and seethes with all the erotic vitality of its unforgettable title character. C

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7, Op. 92

    Karita Mattila (soprano), Violeta Urmana (alto), Thomas Moser (tenor), Eike Wilm Schulte (bass), Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Claudio Abbado. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. The European Concert has been a tradition of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1st, 1882, playing in different European cities. In 2000, the or

  • Stravinsky, Webern and Debussy

    Today’s Brussels Philharmonic concert focuses on the diverse musical styles that characterized the first half of the 20th century. In addition to the impressionism of Claude Debussy's Jeux (1913), conductor Michel Tabachnik's ensemble focuses on one of the leading composers of modern music: Igor Stravinsky. His first ballet music, Firebird (1910), is a highlight of the concert. The concert opens with Anton Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra Op. 10 (1913). These five, ultra-short pieces are not t

  • Schumann - Märchenbilder for viola & piano, Op 113

    Vilde Frang, Tabea Zimmermann and conductor/pianist András Schiff team up for a concert at the 25th anniversary edition of the Swiss Verbier Festival in 2018. András Schiff’s versatile artistry excels both as pianist and conductor, as this program illustrates. He is joined by Vilde Frang, a superlative Mozart interpreter, and master violist Tabea Zimmermann for Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante. The work exemplifies the vast range of emotion Mozart is capable of instilling in one single work: from s

  • Chamber Music by Mozart and Von Dohnányi

    The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Carola Ligt (flute), Robert Windak (violin), Eva Šušlíková (viola) and René Geesing (cello) played a concert in Concordia, Enschede on April 23, 2018. The program consists of Mozarts Flute Quartet No. 1, K. 285 and the Romanzo from Von Dohnányi’s Serenade Op. 10. Caroli Ligt follows with her own composition “Moods.” The ensembles closes with Thomas-Mifune’s and Joseph Haydn’s “Südamerikanische Saitensprünge.”

  • Britten - The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra

    Marin Alsop conducts the Britten-Pears Orchestra in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. This performance took place at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Bridge in the UK in 2017. The Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme was founded over 40 years ago by the composer and Peter Pears, to provide high-level performance training for the world’s best emerging professional musicians. Ever since the 1946 the educational film ‘Instruments of the Orchestra’, gen

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  • Berthollet Sisters at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

    For this exceptional recital, recorded in 2019 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Camille (cello) and Julie Berthollet (violin) are accompanied by pianist Guillaume Vincent and the Ensemble Appassionato under the direction of Mathieu Herzog. The two musical sisters have chosen a repertoire which crosses genres and eras to explore the expressive palette of the violin and cello, from the baroque of Vivaldi to the jazzy notes of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli. Among the works on the program

  • Vers un protocole de conversation?

    It is dance, it is theater, it is a conversation between the two. A man (Alessandro Bernardeschi) speaks while a woman (Mélanie Venino) dances. Or is it the other way around? It appears as if he is saying what she is dancing, or that he imagines what she is thinking. The two dancers searching for a common language makes George Appaix’s “Vers un protocole de conversation?” an enchanting experiment. Recorded at the Théâtre Joliette, Minoterie, in 2014.

  • Nielsen - Commotio

    Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in this powerful performance taken from the 150th Anniversary celebrations of Denmark’s national composer, Carl Nielsen. Alongside Nielsen’s inscrutably ironic Symphony No. 6, this performance features world-renowned French pianist Lise de la Salle as soloist in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4. This lesser-known concerto saw three separate iterations throughout the composer’s life and is characterized by bold chromaticism and a disti

  • Verdi - Aida

    Conductor Paolo Arrivabeni leads the Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra Royal de Wallonie in this performance of Aida. With 56 operas to his credit, this was his first time to conduct "Aida", although it is one of the most often performed operas around the world. Celebrated by both the public and critics, the Maestro enjoys a very successful international career. His wide repertoire revolves around the works of Italian composers of the 19th century. Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi,

  • Young Euro Classic 2016

    Young Euro Classic is the world’s most important platform for international young orchestra musicians in the European classical music tradition, and for its development. For 17 days every summer, orchestras from all over the world perform at Berlin’s Konzerthaus, on Gendarmenmarkt. This performance features some highlights of the Young Euro Classic edition of 2016. On the program are well-known classical pieces, like the third movement of Vivaldi’s “Summer” from Four Seasons, Mussorgky’s “Night

  • Going for the Impossible: Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla

    This is a documentary about an extraordinary conductor. Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla ranks highly amongst today’s shooting stars of the classical music scene. At the age of only 30, the Lithuanian was unanimously selected by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) to be their musical director; succeeding Andris Nelsons and Sir Simon Rattle. Gentle, strong, calm, and self-confident, she says. “The only thing that could ever stop me is my own lack of imagination.”

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

    The 2007 Europa-Konzert takes place in Berlin, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Under the theme "The Year 1882", the acclaimed orchestra is lead by conductor Sir Simon Rattle as it interprets Brahms’ “Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra”, his Fourth Symphony and Wagners’ “Prelude to Act I” from Parsifal - the piece that marked the orchestra's first recorded work of September 1913 under the baton of Alfred Hertz. The soloists are Lisa Batiashvili (viol

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  • Dufay - Missa Ave regina caelorum

    Why make use of a brilliant idea only once…? Guillaume Dufay upcycled his Marian antiphon Ave Regina Coeloruminto, a four-part mass, probably intended for the dedication of the cathedral of Cambrai. This dazzling piece of polyphony is a reminder of the extraordinary history of Kamerijk, which managed to maintain its position as an independent bastion in Burgundian territory. This is music of rebellion and devotion, powerfully performed by Cantica Symphonia’s specialists!

  • Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3, Op 30

    The legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) won his first praise on his interpretation of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto from the composer himself. When Rachmaninoff heard the young Kiev-born pianist play his work shortly after Horowitz's arrival in New York in 1928, he exclaimed: "He swallowed it whole." Fifty years later, on September 24, 1978, Horowitz electrified his audience once again with this monumental work. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, he gav

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  • Mozart - Violin Sonata, K 454 & Schubert - D. 850

    German violinist Veronika Eberle and Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi meet in a concert program featuring works by W. A. Mozart and Franz Schubert, recorded at Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin on April 6, 2020. The program opens with a rendition of Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat major, K. 454. Piemontesi closes the concert with a rendition of Schubert's Piano Sonata in D major D. 850, Op. 53, 'Gasteiner'.

  • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73

    Lars Vogt is the soloist in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15. The Orchestre de Paris is conducted by Herbert Blomstedt. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris in 2013. Beethoven composed the work in 1795. Although it is listed as his first concerto, it was written multiple years after his Piano Concerto No. 2. The first piano concert was published in 1801 and has assimilates the styles of Beethoven's predecessors Mozart and Haydn. Vogt closes with two encores: Br

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  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1

    The Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 under the direction of Claudio Abbado. This unique orchestra was formed as part of the annual festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.

  • Schumann - Piano Quartet, Op. 47

    The Ébène Quartet, consisting of Daishin Kashimoto (violin), Lise Berthaud (viola), François Salque (cello), and Eric Le Sage (piano), performs Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet, Op. 47. The quartet was completed in 1842 and has been described as the "creative double" of Schumann's Piano Quintet, which is also in the key of E-flat major. It is perhaps the most frequently performed piano quartets in the repertoire. The work was composed during Schumann’s “Chamber Music Year,” in which he concentrat

  • Testing Mozart

    Testing Mozart is a 60 minute film about the Mozart effect; the power of Mozart's music to fight disease and increase the mental ability of listeners. It is common knowledge that cows give more milk and tomatoes grow bigger when Mozart is played, but what effect does his music have on humans? In this journey into the worlds of music and medicine, Testing Mozart examines the latest scientific discoveries that shed new light on the influence the composer’s work has on the brain. The documentary by

  • Telemann - Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus, TWV 1: 364

    The film Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann is a portrait of a very special vocalist, and of two exceptional composers. When Philippe Jaroussky - whose angelic voice seems almost timeless, not belonging to any one epoque or decade - sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying power of their music have not diminished over the centuries. The works performed in this film are Telemann's Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen and Sinfonia from Bro

  • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 11, Op. 22

    Though the title Pathétique was conferred on the Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 by his publisher, Beethoven consented to its use. It refers to the soulful Adagio cantabile middle movement, perhaps the most familiar ever written for the piano – a near-continuous stream of melody set to a light accompaniment. This performance is taken from Daniel Barenboim's highly esteemed complete rendition of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas, recorded at the Palais Rasumofsky, Vienna, Austria, in 1983.

  • Karl Jenkins - The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

    For this truly unique, historic occasion, Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins conducts The World Orchestra for Peace and around 2,000 singers from nearly 30 countries to Sing for Peace at the Berlin's Mercedes Benz Arena on November 2, 2018. Soloists are vocalists Leah-Marian Jones, Yumeji Matsufuji, Pauline Rathmann, Amir Aziz, violinist Krzysztof Wisniewski and cellist Valentino Worlitzsch. The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is the most performed work by any living composer. This performance is the l

  • Bach - Partitas for Solo Violin (BWV 1001-1006)

    Gidon Kremer’s return to J. S. Bach’s partitas is a major event. Kremer’s first recording of these works was released almost a quarter of a century ago. In this recording from 2006, Kremer once again takes on the greatest challenge for any violinist: Bach’s magnificent “Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin” (BWV 1001-1006), which Kremer himself calls the “Himalayas” of violin music. With these pieces, Bach firmly established the technical capability of the violin as a solo instrument. The partit

  • Benefit Concert from Rudolfinum Prague

    In April 2020, the Czech Philharmonic organised a benefit concert raising funds to help elderly Czech citizens in times of COVID-19. Moreover, it raises the profile of freelance musicians who are unable to work during the pandemic. Conductor Jakub Hrůša leads the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Featured soloists are violinists Josef Špaček, Jan Mráček and Jiří Vodička, French horn player Radek Baborák, organ player Aleš Bárta, and pianist Ivo Kahánek. On the program are Anton Bruckner's To

  • Nielsen - Symphony No. 6

    Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in this powerful performance taken from the 150th Anniversary celebrations of Denmark’s national composer, Carl Nielsen. Alongside Nielsen’s inscrutably ironic Symphony No. 6, this performance features world-renowned French pianist Lise de la Salle as soloist in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4. This lesser-known concerto saw three separate iterations throughout the composer’s life and is characterized by bold chromaticism and a disti

  • Solos for Clarinet, Part I

    The great clarinettist Paolo Beltramini plays a program of solo pieces for clarinet on Stingray Brava. In this broadcast, Beltramini performs C.P.E. Bach’s Solfeggietto, Béla Kovàc’s Hommage à Paganini, and Igor Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo. Paolo Beltramini is the only Italian clarinettist to have won first prize at the prestigious Prague Spring International Clarinet Competition (1996). As a duo with pianist Roberto Arosio, he won the International Chamber Music Competitions in

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  • Tribute to French Romanticism at Venice

    Salon Romantique à Venise salutes the work of the Palazzetto Bru Zane foundation which aims to contribute to the rediscovery of a neglected part of the French musical heritage running from Louis XVi to WW I. This concert offers a journey into the French romantic repertoire performed by pianist David Violi (piano), Jodie Devos (soprano) and Anaik Morel (mezzo-soprano). The program contains some of the most beloved French arias, such as 'Seguedille' from Bizet's Carmen by Bizet, the Flower Duet fr

  • Rimsky-Korsakov - The Golden Cockerel

    Kent Nagano conducts the Orchestre de Paris and the Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre in a performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s operaThe Golden Cockerel, based on the novel “The House of the Weathercock” by Puschkin. The opera was completed in 1907 and premiered in 1909 in Moscow, after the composer's death. Staged by Ennosuke Ichikawa and directed by Thomas Grimm. Main soloists in this production are Albert Schagidullin (King Dodôn), Ilya Levinsky (Prince Guidôn), Andrei Breus (Prince Afrôn)

  • Debussy - Pelléas et Melisande

    Alain Altinoglu conducts the Philharmonia Zürich, Zusatzchor Opernhaus Zürich and SoprAlti der Oper Zürich in a performance of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, an opera in five acts to the French libretto from Maurice Maeterlinck's play. It was premiered at the in Paris by the Opéra-Comique in 1902. The plot concerns a love triangle; Prince Golaud finds Mélisande, a mysterious young woman. After marrying her he brings her back to the castle of his grandfather, King Arkel, where Mélisande becomes

  • A Russian in Paris

    The titular Russian in Paris is the renowned conductor Yuri Temirkanov, who conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a program that includes Prokofiev’s Lietenant Kijé, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, and Ravel’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The latter composition, especially, has enjoyed lasting popularity through several arrangements by composer’s both in and outside the world of classical music. This concert was recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, in February

  • Mozart on Tour - Episode 5 : Schwetzingen

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. Not only was Mozart unlucky in love in Mannheim, but he also failed to achieve his ambition of becoming a court composer. The young lady Antonia Lützow, for whom he wrote his Piano Concerto No. 8, was not a very accomplished performer, but in all its simplicity, this concerto is seldom short of sublime. In this episode, soloist Christian Zacharias performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 8, KV 246, acc

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7, Op. 92

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmonic during the 2008 edition of the Europakonzert, held in the renowned hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. The first edition of the Europakonzert was in 1991, and since then, the founding of the Berlin Philharmonic on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. The orchestra opens with an outstanding performance of Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements. Furthermore, Vadim Repin,

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  • Tales of Two Cities: Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House

    The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra also known simply as Tafelmusik, is a Toronto-based Canadian baroque orchestra, specialised in early music. Its musical director is Jeanne Lamon. Together with the Trio Arabica they celebrate the music and culture in the eighteenth century. The cities of Leipzig and Damascus both lay at the crossroads of ancient trading routes and are important centres of scholarship and famous for their coffee houses, where music was performed by the most brilliant musicians of

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