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1 aprilie

  • Couperin's Premier Livre, Masterly Mix

    We have François Couperin to thank for some of the most stunning pages found in 18th-century harpsichord literature. Numbering more than 220 solo pieces, his four collections contain much of Couperin’s finest work. We found four keyboard heroes, each of whom was free to browse through his or her favourite volume. Today Aurélien Delage tackles the encyclopedic first volume – the calling card of a musical all-rounder.

  • Schubert - Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100, D. 929

    Ester Hoppe (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) perform Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100 (D. 929) during the International Chamber Music Festival in Bellinzona, Switzerland, in 2019. This trio was among the last compositions completed by Schubert and is dated November 1827. It was published late 1828, shortly before Schubert's death and first performed in January 1828 to celebrate the engagement of Schubert's friend Josef von Spaun. The second theme of the op

  • Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 3, op. 108

    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

  • Chabrier - España

  • Chopin - Piano Concert No. 2 - II. Larghetto

    The Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1, 1882 by playing in different European cities every year. This concert was recorded at St. Mary's Church in Kraków, Poland, where Bernard Haitink wielded the baton over the Berlin Philharmonic along with soloists Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Emanuel Ax (piano). The performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165

  • Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 13, K 415: II. Andante

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882). and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1997 took place at the Royal Opera of Versailles. Featuring Daniel Barenboim, both as conductor and as soloist, he performs in one of W.A. Mozart’s less frequently performed Viennese concertos: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415. This concert is compl

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 29, K. 201 - II. Andante

    The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and R

  • Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Ouverture

    The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With over 22.000 in attendance, they are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. This year the outstanding orchestra under the baton of Neeme Järvi take us on a trip to Arabian “Thousand and One Nights”, with soloist Janine Jansen, a rising star who quickly gained the reputation of one of the foremost young violi

  • Beethoven - Last Sonatas, Op. 109, 110 & 111

    Beethoven’s last three sonatas – Opus 109, 110 and 111 – explore the intimate meanders of the human soul, from despair to transfiguration. At the time of their composition, Beethoven was already locked in himself by his deafness. This deeply affected his relationship to others and to the world. This "psychological framework" is explored by director Mariano Nante, setting pianist Alexandre Tharaud in a film inspired by the universe of Tarkovski. Filmed in abandoned castles, and lit by director of

  • 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

  • Mozart on Tour - Episode 7: Vienna - I

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. In Vienna, Mozart experienced the highest and lowest points of his life. Traveling in the retinue of his ecclesiastical employer, Archbishop Colloredo of Salzburg, Wolfgang was fired from his job; too proud to follow his father's example and beg for his old position, Wolfgang found himself abandoned, friendless, and destitute. But whom did he run into, but the Webers from Mannheim. Mozart fell madl

  • CMIM - Semi Finals - Julien van Mellaerts

    João Araújo accompanies baritone Julien van Mellaerts (New-Zealand/UK, 1988 during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Der Einsame (D. 800) and Rastlose Liebe (D. 138) by Schubert, Zu Straßburg auf der Schantz from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Ivor Gurney’s In Flanders, George Butterworth’s Is my team ploughing?, Nell, Op. 18/1 by Fauré and Duparc’s Phydilé. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual ev

  • Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3, K 216 - I. Allegro

    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 starts with Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture from "Roméo et Juliette". The second piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is his famous Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216 played by the German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. During his career he played with a lo

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35, K. 385 - I. Allegro

    The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and R

  • Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 1 - III. Allegro

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882). and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1997 took place at the Royal Opera of Versailles. Featuring Daniel Barenboim, both as conductor and as soloist, he performs in one of W.A. Mozart’s less frequently performed Viennese concertos: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415. This concert is compl

  • Sol Gabetta at the Lucerne Festival 2018

    Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta returned to the Lucerne Festival to perform Bohuslav Martinů’s Cello Concerto No. 1 (H. 196), followed by Manfred Grafe’s arrangement of ‘Lensky’s Aria from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. She is accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra led by François-Xavier Roth. This concert opens with Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra (Sz 113) and closes with Georges Bizet, Children's Games - Petite Suite for Orchestra, Op.22 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 83. Recorded at t

  • Lang Lang – The Third Dimension

    Chinese pianist Lang Lang performs some of the greatest works in the piano repertoire at Berghain in Berlin in 2010. The concert program includes the first movement of Piano Sonata No. 23, op. 57, called Beethoven's Appassionata, the precipato of Prokofiev's Sonata No. 7, and the mention of Iberia (Book 1), the masterpiece of Isaac Albéniz. Lang Lang closes the evening with a powerful version of the ''Heroic'' Polonaise, op. 53 from Chopin.

  • Franz Liszt Competition 2017 - Semi Final II

    Michelle Candotti (1996, Italy) performs Die drei Zigeuner (S383), Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth (S382bis) and La lugubre gondola (S134bis) during semi-final II (chamber music) 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 young musicians

  • Gala from Berlin 2000 - Tutto nel mondo

    Recording of the 2000 New Year's Eve Concert at the Philharmonie in Berlin. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's death, the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of maestro Claudio Abbado perform highlights from "Un Ballo in Maschera", "Don Carlos", "Rigoletto", "La Traviata" and "Falstaff". With Ramón Vargas, Andrea Rost, Lucio Gallo, Massimo Giordano, Enrico Facini, Anthony Mee, Anatoli Kotscherga, Alan Titus, Carmela Remigio, Stella Doufexis, Larissa Diadkova, Elisabeth

  • 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

  • Concert Live from Geneva

    To transcend the political and ideological divides between their respective countries, Daniel Barenboim, an Argentinian Jew and Israel's most famous pianist and conductor, and Edward Said, a Palestinian philosopher and Christian, created the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an ensemble of young musicians between the ages of 13 and 26 who have as many Israelis as there are Arabs. Despite this great symbolism, the objectives and ambitions of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra are first and foremost mus

  • Teatro Regio behind the scenes

    Few Italian theatres can boast of being an absolute point of reference for national and world culture. The Teatro Regio in Turin is both a symbol of excellence in the national operatic tradition and a prestigious stage hosting operas, ballets, concerts, and musicals of great substance. This short documentary offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the Teatro Regio Torino and bears witness to the enviable reputation that has prevailed since its opening in 1740.

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 2 - II. Adagio non troppo

    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

  • Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3, K 216 - II. Adagio

    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 starts with Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture from "Roméo et Juliette". The second piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is his famous Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216 played by the German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. During his career he played with a lo

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - IV. Allegro con brio

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Evgeny Kissin plays Chopin, Schumann & Debussy

    Evgeny Kissin enchants with a magnificent piano recital of works by Chopin, Schumann and Debussy at the 25th anniversary edition of the Swiss Verbier Festival in 2018. The Russian pianist's recitals are always a highlight of the Verbier festival. Always played to a full house, they are anticipated by the audience. This year was no exception with a programme devoted to Debussy Preludes on the occasion of the centennial of the composer’s death and, above all, to Schumann’s seldom played Sonata No.

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

    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

  • Classical:NEXT 2019 - Trio Zukan

    In 2014, Trio Zukan emerged from the combination of three uncommon instruments: accordion, percussion and txistu. The repertoire for this instrumental combination was non-existent at the beginning, so its members decided to promote a project with different composers, with the intention of creating a new repertoire. Today, Zukan has commissioned, revised and released more than a dozen pieces by national and international composers such as: María Eugenia Luc, Mikel Chamizo, Isabel Urrutia, Francis

  • Mozart - Great Mass, K. 427: "Et incarnatus est"

    The Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1, 1882 by playing in different European cities every year. This concert was recorded at St. Mary's Church in Kraków, Poland, where Bernard Haitink wielded the baton over the Berlin Philharmonic along with soloists Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Emanuel Ax (piano). The performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165

  • Chabrier - España

  • Mozart - Così fan tutte

    Stefano Montanari conducts Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte in a staging by Adrian Noble. The opera, based on a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, is a romantic comedy about the complexity of relationships between men and women. With his sensual, spirited and passionate music, Mozart poses fundamental questions about love and brings to the libretto surprising psychological depth and an underlying seriousness not present in the original farce. The major roles are played by Lionel Lhote, Daniel Behle, Vit

  • Homage to Yehudi Menuhin

    On 22 April 2016, Yehudi Menuhin would have celebrated his 100th birthday. One of his most famous students - and one of his best friends - is violinist Daniel Hope. For him, Yehudi Menuhin was the reason he become a violinist. At first, his mother became the secretary of Menuhin when Daniel Hoe and his parents moved to London. Hope grew up in Menuhin's house and learned not only to love music, but also to make the violin a part of his life. Playing the violin every day is like walking every day,

  • 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,

  • Haydn - String Quartet in D minor Op. 42

    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

  • Chabrier - España

  • Grieg - Solveig's Song from Peer Gynt, Op. 55/4

    The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With over 22.000 in attendance, they are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. This year the outstanding orchestra under the baton of Neeme Järvi take us on a trip to Arabian “Thousand and One Nights”, with soloist Janine Jansen, a rising star who quickly gained the reputation of one of the foremost young violi

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - II. Allegretto

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Berlioz - Hungarian March from La Damnation

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882) and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1992 from El Escorial in Madrid was conducted by Daniel Barenboim and features the world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo. The program consists of Giuseppe Verdi's Overture La Forza del Destino and Verdi's Lo l'ho perduta! from Don Carlos. Followed by excerpts

  • Chopin - Piano Concert No. 2 - III. Allegro vivace

    The Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1, 1882 by playing in different European cities every year. This concert was recorded at St. Mary's Church in Kraków, Poland, where Bernard Haitink wielded the baton over the Berlin Philharmonic along with soloists Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Emanuel Ax (piano). The performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165

  • 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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2 aprilie

  • Le Grand Orgue in Concert

    Current holder of “Great Organ of the Notre Dame,” Olivier Latry began his musical career when he enrolled in Gaston Litaize’s organ class at the Academy of Saint-Maur at the age of 16. In 1985, at 23 years of age, Latry was awarded the post of one of four “titulaires des grands orgues” of Notre Dame, Paris. Besides enriching the musical world as an organist, improvisor and composer, Olivier Latry also works as a Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire de Paris. This performance of his, showcasi

  • Shostakovich - Piano Trio No.2, Op. 67

    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

  • Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf

    Leonard Bernstein, David Bowie, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, they have all once narrated the world-famous symphonic fairy tale 'Peter and the Wolf' (1936), composed by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). In this work, every character is illustrated by a different instrument (or section), with its own musical theme. Peter, for example, is represented by the strings, his grumpy grandfather by the bassoon, the cat by the clarinet, and the bird by the flute. As the narrative progresses and the charact

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 2 - III. Allegretto grazioso

    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

  • Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

    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 starts with Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture from "Roméo et Juliette". The second piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is his famous Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216 played by the German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. During his career he played with a lo

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - III. Presto

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Behind the Scenes at the Zurich Opera House

    The Zurich Opera House is one of the most renowned in Europe. Fifteen premieres are staged here every year - a significant achievement, when one considers just how much work goes into each individual production. In this exciting documentary, we go behind-the-scenes at the Zurich Opera House and follow the intensive progress of the new production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Vesselina Kasarova in the role of Rosina. The film also shows preparations for other productions, su

  • Roberto Giordano plays Brahms and Beethoven

    In this recital, Roberto Giordano plays the Six Pieces for Piano, op. 118 of Brahms, a collection completed in 1893 and dedicated to Clara Schumann who will be the penultimate produced by the composer during his lifetime. The concert program also includes two Beethoven sonatas, the famous Moonlight Sonata No. 14, op. 27, and Sonata No. 31, op. 110, one of the last sonatas signed by the composer. This concert was recorded at Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta, in the Italian city of Lainate, in 2017.

  • 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

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

    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

  • Mozart - Don Giovanni: Crudele! -Ah no, mio bene!

    The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and R

  • Schumann - Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 - III. Scherzo

    The Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1, 1882 by playing in different European cities every year. This concert was recorded at St. Mary's Church in Kraków, Poland, where Bernard Haitink wielded the baton over the Berlin Philharmonic along with soloists Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Emanuel Ax (piano). The performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165

  • Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Berlioz: Invocation à la nature Damnation de Faust

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882) and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1992 from El Escorial in Madrid was conducted by Daniel Barenboim and features the world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo. The program consists of Giuseppe Verdi's Overture La Forza del Destino and Verdi's Lo l'ho perduta! from Don Carlos. Followed by excerpts

  • Verdi - Quattro pezzi sacri: III. Laudi a. Vergine

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882) and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1998 was held in a unique location: The Vasa museum in Stockholm which displays a 17th-century ship that capsized and sank during its maiden voyage in 1628. The ship measures 69 meters in length, 12 meters in width, and 1.210 tons in weight. It offers the pe

  • Fučík - Florentine March

    The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With over 22.000 in attendance, they are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. This year the outstanding orchestra under the baton of Neeme Järvi take us on a trip to Arabian “Thousand and One Nights”, with soloist Janine Jansen, a rising star who quickly gained the reputation of one of the foremost young violi

  • Haydn - Orlando Paladino

    For more than 25 years, René Jacobs has dedicated his life to baroque operas and works with the best ensembles for early music. On occasion of the 2009 Haydn Year the renowned Freiburger Barockorchester and outstanding baroque opera singers such as Marlis Petersen, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Pietro Spagnoli and Tom Randle present Haydn’s most successful opera at the Berlin Staatsoper. ‘Orlando Paladino’, written in 1782, was Haydn’s most famous opera during his lifetime, with thirty performances

  • Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2, Op. 27

    Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2, Op. 27, Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle

  • Pierre Boulez conducts Modern Classics

    Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in modern music. In this performance by the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Boulez displays his masterful understanding of 20th century music as he traces the revolutionary harmonic development of musical modernism in three key "modern classics": Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, “Prelude” (1859), Arnold Schönberg's Pelleas und Melisande (1903), and Alban Berg's Violin Concerto (1935). The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra

  • Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier No. 22

    In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are rega

  • Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017

    Alexander Ullman (1991, United Kingdom) performs Wagner/Liszt - Isoldens Liebestod: Schlußszene aus Tristan und Isolde, S447 and Beethoven/Liszt - Symphony No. 1 in C major, S464/1 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 professio

  • Brahms - Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 78

    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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  • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 - II. Adagio

    Mikhail Pletnev (piano), 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): Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 - 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

  • Les enfants de Scaramouche

    Loosely based on the ballet Scaramouche and created by José Martinez in 2005 for the young pupils at the Opera de Paris School of Dance, The children of Scaramouche draws us into a dream, that of a pupil who imagines becoming a danseur étoile (star dancer). This choreographic fiction, shot in real-life settings ranging from the Nanterre School of dance to the magical Palais Garnier, explores the streets of the capital. With the school’s pupils as the main protagonists, the story – in the manner

  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1

    "It would be hard to find anything greater, more significant or more moving anywhere in musical life today: total harmony of mind and heart, poetry and outcry, fear and consolation, knowing and feeling," declared the Berne paper Der Bund after this stunning performance of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony in August 2003 by the newly founded Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Claudio Abbado had formed this ensemble from famous instrumentalists, celebrated chamber-musicians and experienced soloists from the

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  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 - III. Scherzo

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882). and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1997 took place at the Royal Opera of Versailles. Featuring Daniel Barenboim, both as conductor and as soloist, he performs in one of W.A. Mozart’s less frequently performed Viennese concertos: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415. This concert is compl

  • Beethoven - Romance for Violin No. 2, Op. 50

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Schumann - Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 - II. Larghetto

    The Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1, 1882 by playing in different European cities every year. This concert was recorded at St. Mary's Church in Kraków, Poland, where Bernard Haitink wielded the baton over the Berlin Philharmonic along with soloists Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Emanuel Ax (piano). The performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 2 - IV. Allegro con spirito

    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

  • 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

  • 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 13: Vienna III

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. In 1791, with his life cruelly and rapidly ending, Mozart once again turned to the compositional style which reflected his personality: the concerto for piano and orchestra. His last piano concerto, which turned out to be an uplifting composition, regales its audience with a lyrical children's song, invoking the joys of youth and springtime. In a fitting finale to this series, soloist Aleksander Ma

  • 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

  • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 - II. Adagio

    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

  • Mozart - Ouverture from Don Giovanni, K. 527

    The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and R

  • Rachmaninoff - "Vyes' tabor spit" from Aleko

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Haydn - Symphony No. 94 - I. Adagio - Vivace assai

    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Concerto in D major, K. 314 - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique Op. 14. Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Mariss Jansons. 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. This concert was

  • Beethoven - Egmont Overture, Op. 84

    Goethes play ‘Egmont’ undoubtedly appealed to Ludwig van Beethoven – a fight for freedom. It was the great subject of his only opera, Fidelio. ‘Egmont’ tells the story of the Spanish occupation of The Netherlands in the Eighty Years’ War and of the trials and tribulations of the people of the Dutch provinces. The Catholic Count of Egmont, loyal to Spain, pleads for tolerance but instead Spanish King Philip II sends the Duke of Alva. The Iron Duke eventually takes Egmont prisoner and beheads him.

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35, K. 385 - II. Andante

    The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and R

  • Requiem: Ockeghem and De la Rue

    ‘Requiem’ – the first word of the Liturgy for the Dead – has become synonymous with a genre that has existed for more than five centuries. The polyphonist Johannes Ockeghem is responsible for the very first complete and polyphonic Requiem. His pioneering composition smoothed the way for Pierre de La Rue, who in turn built a spectacular construction out of existing melodies.

  • Legato - World of the Piano

    We live in the renaissance of the piano. Musicians with a passion for virtuosity and a willingness to expand their repertoire have made the piano popular again. In addition to the usual classics they perform formerly scorned works or they discover neglected composers. Legato is a series dedicated to four fascinating pianists - their individual approaches, their fresh ideas and their music. Today in the focus: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the French specialist for classical and avantgarde music. Johann

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  • Lucerne Festival 2004

    Maurizio Pollini and the Lucerne Festival play under the baton of maestro Claudio Abbado. At the yearly Lucerne Festival in Switzerland they perform the beautiful Piano Concerto No 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven. This Piano Concerto was composed between 1805 and 1806 and Beethoven himself played the solo when the concerto premiered in December 1808. In this concert the solo is played by the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini, well known for his interpretations of works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin.

  • Debussy - La Mer

    Claude Debussy’s symphonic sketches for orchestra known collectively as ‘La Mer’ evoke a richly varied vision of the sea. The first part (‘De l’aube á midi sur la mer’) calls up a morning and afternoon at sea, the second (‘Jeux de vagues’) echoes the play of the waves, and the third and final part (‘Dialogue du vent et de la mer’) conjures the communing voices of wind and waves. Debussy knew his sea, the Mediterranean, intimately both from childhood visits to Cannes and from his Italian travels

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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

  • Pianomania - Elisabeth Leonskaja

    Elisabeth Leonskaja (1945) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas (Op. 109, 110 and 111) during a concert recorded at the Grand Auditorium of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon, in 2018. Beethoven's last three sonatas mark a culmination in the classical-romantic sonata form, and it is also Beethoven's farewell to the genre. The composer not only aesthetically and emotionally heralds the arrival of the Romantic Age in music but also profoundly alters what had been the

  • Discovering Masterpieces - Brandenburg Concertos

    This episode presents the Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Musical excerpts played by the Freiburger Barockorchester conducted by Gottfried von der Goltz. Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos rank among the undisputed favorites of all baroque fans. They have become a firm fixture in music education and an integral part of our international musical heritage. So what's their secret? The internationally acclaimed pianist and Bach expert Robert Levin provides an answer.

  • 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

  • Haydn - Symphony No. 94 - II. Andante

    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Concerto in D major, K. 314 - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique Op. 14. Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Mariss Jansons. 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. This concert was

  • Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 2, K. 314 I. Allegro

    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Concerto in D major, K. 314 - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique Op. 14. Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Mariss Jansons. 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. This concert was

  • Classical Film Music

    English conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall leads the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France in a special concert celebrating classical music in film. The extensive program opens with the overture of Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie and concludes with Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5. In between we are treated to renditions of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Gerswhin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Duke Ellington’s C Jam Blues, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Fligh

  • 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

  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1

    Due to its 95-minute duration, Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 is an imposing and mysterious work. This 1992 performance, directed by Bernhard Haitink, includes the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tölzer Knabenchor, and the Ernst Senff Choir. During the six parts of this wonderful symphony, Mahler expresses his musical vision of nature and mankind's place in it. Much like he did in his second symphony, Mahler incorporates some of his song cycle Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The fourth movement ends w

  • Brendel and Abbado at Lucerne Festival

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major. Alfred Brendel (piano), Lucerne Festival Orchestra; conductor: Claudio Abbado. The Lucerne Festival is one of the world's biggest and most important music festivals. Its history began with the inaugural concert on 25 August 1938 conducted by Arturo Toscanini. In 2003, Claudio Abbado, who had been a regular guest at the festival since 1966, became director of the newly founded Lucerne Festiv

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35, K. 385

    Gianluigi Gelmetti conducts the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart in a performance of W. A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor (K. 550), directed for television by Janos Darvas. The work was composed in 1788 and is sometimes referred to as the "Great G minor symphony", with the Symphony No. 25 being the "Little G minor symphony". The two are the only of Mozart’s 41 symphonies that were written in a minor key. It is arguably the most popular of all of Mozart’s symphonies. The catchy opening melo

  • Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 2, K. 314 II. Adagio

    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Concerto in D major, K. 314 - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique Op. 14. Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Mariss Jansons. 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. This concert was

  • Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 2, K. 314 III. Rondo

    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Concerto in D major, K. 314 - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique Op. 14. Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Mariss Jansons. 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. This concert was

  • Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique IV Marche supplice

    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Concerto in D major, K. 314 - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique Op. 14. Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Mariss Jansons. 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. This concert was

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 36 - I. Adagio - Allegro

    Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the first movement from Mozart's Symphony No. 36 'Linz' at the Europakonzert from Prague in 2006

  • Donizetti - Cavatina from Lucia di Lammermoor

    On the eve of the 300th anniversary, the city of Saint Petersburg, the Russian ‘window to Europe’, celebrated its jubilee with a great musical spectacle. The crème de la crème of Russia’s classical music scene came together in St. Petersburg to celebrate this special anniversary together with the time-honoured St. Petersburg Philharmonic led by conductors Yuri Temirkanov and Nikolai Alekseev. Quite obviously the concert posters all prominently named and showed soprano Anna Netrebko. The gorgeous

  • Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra - V. Finale-Presto

    Pierre Boulez conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra (Part 5) from the Hieronymites Monastery in Lisbon in 2003

  • Carmen - Bizet

    Stefano Montanari conducts the Orchestra Choirs and Children's chorus of the Lyon Opera in a performance of Bizet’s Carmen. Main soloists are Josè Maria Lo Monaco (Carmen), Yonghoon Lee (Don José), Giorgio Caoduro (Escamillo) Elena Galitskaya (Frasquita) and Nathalie Manfrino (Micaëla). The opera, written in the genre of opéra comique with musical numbers separated by dialogue, tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naive soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. Geo

  • Ravel - Mother Goose Suite

    Marin Alsop conducts the Britten-Pears Orchestra in a performance of Maurice Ravel’s ‘Ma mère l'Oye’ (Mother Goose). This performance took place at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Bridge in the UK in 2017. This five-part orchestral suite was originally as a piano duet in 1910, but the composer orchestrated the work the year after. Ravel originally composed the work as a piano duet for the two children of Polish sculptor Gobeski and dedicated the work for four hands to the children.

  • Prokofiev - Betrothal in a Monastery

    Deliberate confusion in 18th-century Seville which is entangled with three marriages blessed by the monks of the monastery. After performances at the famous 'Stars of the White Nights' Festival held in St. Petersburg and the 1991 - 92 festival dedicated to Prokofiev, this outstanding new staging of Betrothal in a Monastery was recorded at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, brilliantly performed by the Kirov Opera Company and Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Valery Gergiev.

  • Bach - Brandenburg Concertos

    The Orchestra Mozart, founded in 2004, is supposed to give young, talented musicians a possibility to play in a world-class orchestra being conducted by one of the outstanding conductors of our time. Claudio Abbado, the artistic director, is responsible for its profile, inviting musicians and chamber ensembles of international reputation. The Orchestra Mozart, conducted by Claudio Abbado, with their leader Giuliano Carmignola is playing Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. Recorded at

  • In Opera: Opera Parma

    Opera is often perceived as an old-fashioned and elitist artistic event, reserved for a handful of connoisseurs, when it is in fact, one of the richest forms of live performance, which remains in this sense extremely current. The behind-the-scenes tour of the Teatro Regio di Parma, an established institution in the purest tradition of Italian opera, is an excellent demonstration of the current relevance of this art form, and offers a privileged opportunity to learn more about the staging of an o

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  • Dvorák - Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 - III. Scherzo

    When Antonin Dvorák was elected honourary member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in London in 1884 and invited to write a symphony, the composer was up to the task. He was full of fresh admiration for Brahms’ third symphony and he had just been planning to start on a new composition himself. The first ideas presented themselves when he entered the train station in Prague and a train full of men from Pest drew in. The group was in Prague for a special programme at the National Theatre that was

  • Abreu - Tico-Tico no Fubá

    The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, consisting of about 50 percussionists and brass players from the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, wows Berlin audiences with its ability. At this concert, the immensely talented young musicians play South American pieces as well as great classics such as Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’. In this broadcast: Abreu’s ‘Tico Tico’.

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5: I. Allegro con brio

    ‘Ta-ta-ta-taa’. It is quite possibly the most famous opening sequence, to one of the most famous symphonies ever written. It has become impossible to think of concert halls today without Beethoven’s ‘Fifth’, but for a symphony this popular it had a rather disastrous opening night. December 22nd 1808 the piece was premiered, alongside the Sixth Symphony, the Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, and also the Fourth Piano Concerto and parts of the Mass in C. A concert marathon, in

  • Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 No. 4

    In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are rega

  • St. Patrick’s Day Concert

    The annual celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day is held on March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (385-461), who is known as Ireland’s foremost patron saint. In the early 1600s, Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official holiday in Ireland, and later other parts of Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand followed. In 2015, Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh hosted a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration: all generations of Irishmen and women gathered to perform a wonderful concer

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  • The Leuven song book

    The sensational Sollazzo Ensemble gives us two concerts of unique Burgundian repertoire. The Leuven Song Book, only recently discovered and now in the safe hands of the Alamire Foundation, is a revelation; not only does it contain long-forgotten repertoire, but also an exquisite collection of late Burgundian polyphony. Nowhere is the sombre melancholy described by Huizinga more perfectly illustrated than in this chansonnier.

  • 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

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 38, K. 504

    Gerd Albrecht conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W. A. Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony No. 38 (K. 504). The work was composed by Mozart in late 1786 and premiered in January 1787, during the composer’s first visit to Prague, hence the nickname “Prague”. An unusual feature of the symphony is that it consists of only three movements, making it the only major symphonic work from the Classical period without a minuet or scherzo movement. The symphony opens with an Adagio introdu

  • Liszt - Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

    Daniel Barenboim performs Liszt's Sonetto 123 del Petrarca at Milan's La Scala in 2007

  • Tchaikovsky - Pas de deux from The Nutcracker

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ is traditionally associated with Christmas but suits all seasons. The story of the nutcracker under the Christmas tree that transforms into a fairy prince has enchanted ballet visitors from the day of its premiere in 1892 until the present day. This broadcast sees the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle perform the ballet's 'Pas de Deux'.

  • Ravel - Concerto for Piano - III. Presto

    This concert, which is organized annually as part of the official festivities in conjunction with the Nobel Prize Ceremony, presents the most renowned classical musicians. This broadcast brings you the third part of Maurice Ravel’s ‘Piano Concerto’.

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35 - I. Allegro con spirito

    In 1782, when young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had lived in Vienna for over a year, the rewards of his Singspiel (literally: “song-play”) ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ started to come in and he was flooded with requests for new pieces. His father, Leopold Mozart, did not agree with his son’s choice of moving to Vienna and moreover refused to give his blessing to the latter’s intended marriage to Constanze Weber. He did, however, want his son to write the music for the inauguration ceremony of the

  • Saint-Saëns - Introduction et Rondo capriccioso

    When fifteen-year-old Spanish violin prodigy Pablo de Sarasate approached Camille Saint-Saëns for a piece, the composer was honoured. He took the opportunity with both hands and wrote his First Violin Concerto. De Sarasate, at his young age, was already a celebrity and he performed all over the world. Saint-Saëns, who like many French composers of the Romantic period was very interested in Spanish folk music, wrote another piece for the young violin legend four years later: ‘Introduction et Rond

  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1

    Jean Paul’s novel ‘Titan’, in which an artistically gifted young man, driven by his failure to find his way in society, eventually commits suicide in despair, inspired Gustav Mahler to compose his Symphony No. 1. The work did not come easily to Mahler: he composed it between 1887 and 1888 when he, in his twenties, was working as a conductor at the Oper Leipzig. The first version of the work was considered as a symphonic poem in two parts, as its titles told a specific musical story. This origina

  • Fomin plays Schumann, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

    After a successful inaugural recital in 2016, pianist Misha Fomin returns to the stage in the intimate hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam on November 11, 2017. Celebrated by the local and international press for her natural virtuosity, the rich texture of her play and his great musical intelligence, Fomin interprets Fantasia, op. 17 by Schumann, Piano Sonata No. 30, op. 109 of Beethoven, as well as works by Tchaikovsky, including the plays "May", "June" and "October" from the Seasons, op. 37b,

  • The Boy with the Wig: Kids on Mozart

    The Boy with the Wig - Kids on Mozart explores children’s fascination with the composer. The 30-minute film by Claus Wischmann features boys and girls aged between eight and eleven recounting his life through humour and serious interpretations of Mozart’s biography. Discover Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the eyes of children.

  • Shostakovich - Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

    The Casco Phil, The Chamber Music Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts, performs Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a. The work is a transcription by Rudolf Barshai of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8, which was composed in only three days (July 12 to 14 1960). The work draws from Shostakovich’s pieces, like the Symphonies No. 1 and 5, and a Jewish theme from Piano Trio No. 2. Furthermore, it contains melodies from the first Cello Concerto and the Lady MacBeth opera. Rec

  • Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra - II. Presentando

    Pierre Boulez conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra (Part 2) from the Hieronymites Monastery in Lisbon in 2003

  • Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1, part II

  • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 14, No. 1

    Italian pianist Riccardo Schwartz was born in Milan in 1986, and completed his studies at Conservatorio of Milan as a student of acclaimed musicians such as Riccardo Risaliti, Leonardo Leonardi, and Annibale Rebaudengo. He graduated with Honorable Mention and continued his piano studies at the Accademia Pianistica of Imola. Throughout his career, he has had the privilege of performing as a soloist under the baton of outstanding conductors, among the likes of Gustav Kuhn and Yuri Temirkanov. His

  • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 14, No. 2

    Italian pianist Riccardo Schwartz was born in Milan in 1986, and completed his studies at Conservatorio of Milan as a student of acclaimed musicians such as Riccardo Risaliti, Leonardo Leonardi, and Annibale Rebaudengo. He graduated with Honorable Mention and continued his piano studies at the Accademia Pianistica of Imola. Throughout his career, he has had the privilege of performing as a soloist under the baton of outstanding conductors, among the likes of Gustav Kuhn and Yuri Temirkanov. His

  • 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

  • Valls - Missa Scala Aretina

    Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago choir and orchestra in a performance of the Missa scala aretina by the Spanish composer Francisco Valls (1672-1747). The work consists of three choirs and an extensive instrumental line-up, which is of a very festive character. Valls was a contemporary of Bach and was, like him, conductor at various churches. At the same time, Valls was stubborn enough to cause a scandal. In a certain passage of the Gloria (with the text "miserere nobis") he made a stra

  • Haydn - String Quartet in G Major Op. 54 No. 2

    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

  • Josquin in Spain - Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariæ

    Spanish and Flemish musical chapels characterized the music practice at the courts of Charles V and Philip II. But how would Josquin sound in the Spanish tradition, with singers doubled by wind instruments? And how would Josquin sound alongside music by his admirer Guerrero? Música Temprana consists of a capilla (singers) and ministriles altos (wind players), and juxtaposes Josquin’s Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae with music by Morales and Guerrero.

  • Franz Liszt Competition 2017 - Semi Final II

    Wouter Bergenhuizen (1988, The Netherlands) performs Die drei Zigeuner (S383), Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth (S382bis) and La lugubre gondola (S134bis) during semi-final II (chamber music) of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht 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 young mu

  • Buxtehude - Abendmusik

    Dietrich Buxtehude is one of the founding fathers of the 17th century German school, whose influence on composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, his spiritual son, cannot be overestimated. Not only was he an indisputable master of organ music, but also a prolific composer whose oeuvre consists of more than 200 works. Buxtehude spent his life traveling between Lübeck and Helsingborg, Hamburg and Copenhagen. Very innovative, at a pivotal time in the history of music, Buxtehude established the ‘Abe

  • Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals

    Marin Alsop conducts the Britten-Pears Orchestra in a performance of Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Recorded at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Bridge in the UK, 2018.Saint-Saëns composed the work in a small Austrian town in 1886, following a disastrous concert tour. It is originally scored for two pianos, two violins, violas, cellos, double bass, flutes, piccolos, clarinets, glass harmonica, and xylophone. From the beginning, Saint-Saëns regarded the piece as an amusing work. It has b

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 36, K. 425 - II. Andante

    Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the second movement from Mozart's Symphony No. 36 'Linz' at the Europakonzert from Prague in 2006

  • Ravel - Concerto for Piano - I. Allegramente

    This concert, which is organized annually as part of the official festivities in conjunction with the Nobel Prize Ceremony, presents the most renowned classical musicians. This broadcast brings you the first part of Maurice Ravel’s ‘Piano Concerto’.

  • Europakonzert 2007 - Berlin

    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

  • Franz Liszt Competition 2017 - Semi Final II

    Leon Bernsdorf (1992, Germany) performs Epithalam zu Eduard Reményis Vermählungsfeier (S129) and Grand Duo concertant sur la Romance de 'Le Marin' (S128) during semi-final II (chamber music) 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

  • Chabrier - España

  • Mendoza - Guerra de Secciones

    The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, consisting of about 50 percussionists and brass players from the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, wows Berlin audiences with its ability. At this concert, the immensely talented young musicians play South American pieces as well as great classics such as Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’. In this broadcast: Mendoza’s ‘Guerra de Secciones’.

  • Verdi - Luisa Miller

    Under the musical direction of Massimo Zanetti, the Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra Royal de Wallonie present the opera "Luisa Miller". As the result of the collaboration between Verdi and the Neapolitan librettist Salvatore Cammarano, Luisa Miller is based on a play written by Friedrich Schiller titled Intrigue and Love. The work was composed in 1849 for the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. It marks a turning point in Verdi’s production and life, since the composer had moved back to Busseto, his bir

  • Veerhavenconcert 2016

    On Saturday, August 27, 2016, OVG and Sinfonia Rotterdam presented a new Veerhavenconcert under the direction of Conrad van Alphen. As part of this annual event presented in the port of Rotterdam, the musicians perform on a floating stage, and audiences watch the show on the dock and on boats. This fantastic concert features soloists Maria Warenberg (mezzo-soprano) and Melle de Vries (cello), who perform works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, Beethoven, and Fauré.

  • Mozart on Tour - Episode 8: Vienna II

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. With Wolfgang and Constanze comfortably ensconced in Vienna, he enhanced his artistic position as the focal point of several musical academies and large-scale concert presentations. Mozart’s relationship with his father Leopold was tense, as he made little secret of his distaste for what he considered his son's rather frivolous lifestyle. However, when Franz Joseph Haydn thanked Leopold for his con

  • Von Zemlinsky - Clarinet Trio, Op. 3

    The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Jorge Gaona Ros (clarinet), Ksenia Kouzmenko (piano) and René Geesing (cello) plays Von Zemlinsky’s Klarinet Trio, Op. 3. It was recorded in Concordia, Enschede, on February 18, 2018. Zemlinsky was born in Vienna of a Slovak father and Sarajevan mother and studied at the Vienna Conservatoire. In his early twenties, his chamber work was performed at the Wiener Tonkünstlerverein. After the première of his String Quintet in 1896, Brahms criticized Zemlinsky for

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 2 - II. Adagio non troppo

    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

  • Chabrier - España

    In 1882, Emmanuel Chabrier and his wife took a large trip through Spain and, as composers do, was inspired to write a piece infused with the rhythms of the country he had travelled through. Chabrier started his rhapsody for orchestra ‘España’ and was over the moon about his own composition. In a letter to a friend he wrote "my rhythms, my tunes will arouse the whole orchestra to a feverish pitch of excitement and you too will feel obliged to hold [your assistant] in your arms, so voluptuous will

  • Dvořák - Symphony No. 9, Op. 95: III. Molto Vivace

    When the wealthy American Jeanette Thurber offered Czech composer Antonin Dvorák the position of president of her National Conservatory in New York City, he decided to accept. In 1892 he moved to New York with his family and immersed himself in the American music culture. He did not feel completely at ease in America, even had a special dislike for the American ‘high society’, but he did get into contact with Afro-American Negro spirituals. Inspired by these, to him, completely new sounds he sta

  • Brahms - Violin Concerto, Op. 77 - II. Adagio

    Violin virtuoso Henryk Wieniawski thought the piece was impossible to play, his colleague Pablo de Sarasate did not want to play it because he as a soloist refused to stand and wait with his violin in hand for the second half’s oboe solo to finish, and conductors Hans von Bülow and Joseph Hellmesberger allegedly both said that it is ‘a piece against the violin’ instead of ‘a piece for the violin’. Johannes Brahms’ violin concerto may not have been popular with everyone, but in the meantime it ha

  • The Argonauts - Quest for the Golden Fleece

    In 1419 Philip the Good inherits a realm stretching from Dijon to deep into the Netherlands. In 1430, he founds his Order of the Golden Fleece, which enables him to give form to and to maintain both his knightly ideals and his political relations. This legendary brotherhood provided Marnix De Cat and his singers with the inspiration for this programme: trumpets announce the arrival of the Duke and his retinue, and love’s praises are sung in refined chansons.

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  • Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann

    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

  • Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017

    Ran Feng (1991, China) performs Händel/Liszt - Sarabande und Chaconne aus dem Singspiel Almira, S181, Gounod/Liszt - Les Adieux, Rêverie sur un motif de l'opera Roméo et Juliette, S409 und Gounod/Liszt - Valse de l'opéra Faust, S407 during semi-final I (transcriptions) 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

  • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto, Op. 64

    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

  • Chabrier - España

  • Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 No.1

    In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are rega

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35, K. 385 - II. Andante

    In 1782, when young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had lived in Vienna for over a year, the rewards of his Singspiel (literally: “song-play”) ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ started to come in and he was flooded with requests for new pieces. His father, Leopold Mozart, did not agree with his son’s choice of moving to Vienna and moreover refused to give his blessing to the latter’s intended marriage to Constanze Weber. He did, however, want his son to write the music for the inauguration ceremony of the

  • Ladies first, From Marian motet to love song

    Despite his motto ‘Aultre n’auray’ (‘I shall never have another’), Philip the Good was known for his passion for the fairer sex. Could this explain why Le Champion des Dames – Martin le Franc’s monumental poem about famous women – was dedicated to Philip? From the Virgin Mary to Joan of Arc to Christine de Pisan: in this programme medieval woman appears in all her guises, in music by Baude Cordier, Gilles Binchois and Johannes Ghiselin, among others.

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, Op. 125

    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

  • Schubert - Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100, D. 929

    Ester Hoppe (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) perform Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100 (D. 929) during the International Chamber Music Festival in Bellinzona, Switzerland, in 2019. This trio was among the last compositions completed by Schubert and is dated November 1827. It was published late 1828, shortly before Schubert's death and first performed in January 1828 to celebrate the engagement of Schubert's friend Josef von Spaun. The second theme of the op

  • Mozart on Tour - Episode 9 : Vienna and Prague

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro asks basic questions about the relationships of men and women, the aristocracy and their servants, and is, to this day, the most mature and genuine human operatic composition ever written. With sublimely beautiful music that supports, intensifies, and enhances the drama every step of the way, the Piano Concerto No. 24, KV 491 is solid drama from start to finish, with a m

  • La clemenza di Tito - A Masterpiece Revisited

    La Clemenza di Tito is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and tells a tale of love, war and intrigues around Vitellia, daughter of the late emperor Vitellio, and Tito Vespasian, Roman Emperor. It was written after the completion of the genius The Magic Flute, but premiered a few weeks earlier than the composer's most famous and beloved opera, on 6 September 1791.The Orchestra & Chorus of the Opéra National de Paris perform the La Clemenza di Tito under the baton of conductor Sylvai

  • Mozart - La clemenza di Tito, K. 621

    Commissioned for the coronation of Leopold II in Prague, Mozart's last opera, La clemenza di Tito, is a deep, humane reflection on relationships, power and forgiveness. With the composition of some of the most beautiful passages in his oeuvre, Mozart has succeeded in giving this opera seria both a noble sobriety and transparent instrumentation, to which this commanding production by the Hermann partnership does full justice on all levels. Susan Graham's most extraordinary Sesto and Christoph Pré

  • Scandale

    The German network ZDF called Scandale “classical music for the pop age,” a great way to describe the piano collaboration between German Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano from Luxembourg. The program radiates energy and joy as these two artists go on stage to perform together. This recording of a performance at the Heidelberger Frühling of 2015 - a renowned festival for contemporary classical music - brings all that and more to the table. On the program are piano arrangements of Maurice Rave

  • Khachaturyan Piano Concerto & Borodin

    The Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra of Russia and pianist Boris Berezovsky are led by conductor Vladimir Verbitsky in a performance of works by Aram Khachaturyan and Alexander Borodin. The concert was recorded in December of 2016 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and features Borodin´s In the Steppes of Central Asia, and Khachaturyan’s Piano Concerto in D-flat Major and “Adagio from Spartacus and Phrygia” (transcription for piano and orchestra). The programme is produced by the Moscow Philh

  • Gluck - Alceste

    "Alceste" by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) is the story of a wife who gives her life to save her husband, King Admète, which ultimately convinces the gods to reprieve both of them. Gluck wanted to return opera to its origins, focusing on human drama and passion and composing words and music of equal depth. As a bridge between baroque and classical, Gluck used themes of simplicity, truth and naturalness. With Alceste, he wrote a radically innovative score that restored dignity to woman st

  • Saint-Saëns - Intro and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

    The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With over 22.000 in attendance, they are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. This year the outstanding orchestra under the baton of Neeme Järvi take us on a trip to Arabian “Thousand and One Nights”, with soloist Janine Jansen, a rising star who quickly gained the reputation of one of the foremost young violi

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 29, K. 201 - II. Andante

    The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and R

  • Haydn - Orlando Paladino

    For more than 25 years, René Jacobs has dedicated his life to baroque operas and works with the best ensembles for early music. On occasion of the 2009 Haydn Year the renowned Freiburger Barockorchester and outstanding baroque opera singers such as Marlis Petersen, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Pietro Spagnoli and Tom Randle present Haydn’s most successful opera at the Berlin Staatsoper. ‘Orlando Paladino’, written in 1782, was Haydn’s most famous opera during his lifetime, with thirty performances

  • Brahms - The 3 Violin Sonatas, Op. 78, 100 & 108

    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

  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Coming Home

    On December 24, 2011, one of the world’s most renowned classical orchestras, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding. The film portrays the orchestra and its eventful history against the backdrop of Israel and the holocaust. Interwoven with individual biographies and archival footage, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 75 years of history are brought back to life in concerts featuring Arturo Toscanini, Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern,

  • Franz Liszt Competition 2017 - Semi Final II

    Jan Hugo (1991, South Africa) performs Die drei Zigeuner (S383), Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth (S382bis) and La lugubre gondola (S134bis) during semi-final II (chamber music) 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 young musicians.

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  • Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 part 3

  • Chopin - Piano Concert No. 2 - II. Larghetto

    The Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1, 1882 by playing in different European cities every year. This concert was recorded at St. Mary's Church in Kraków, Poland, where Bernard Haitink wielded the baton over the Berlin Philharmonic along with soloists Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Emanuel Ax (piano). The performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165

  • Seong-Jin Cho plays Debussy, Schumann & Chopin

    In this performance from the 25th anniversary edition of the Verbier Festival, Seong-Jin Cho pays tribute to Debussy on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the French composer’s death. Cho’s refined palette of color and superb technical mastery is perfectly suited for revealing the subtle harmonic invention of Images. Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op.12 are rarely featured in concert programs. This half-hour long cycle is a challenge for the performer who has to demonstrate an extreme versatil

  • Burgundian Alphabet II - Josquin to Quadris

    Enjoy a genuine musical marathon as a prelude to the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018. During three concerts, the Huelgas Ensemble sing an entire alphabet of Burgundian composers, one for every letter. It concerns composers who were employed by the Burgundian court, with a special exception for Josquin, prince of polyphony. The singers perform arm-in-arm with Paul Van Nevel, visiting mass movements, motets and chansons by known and masters-to-be-discovered like Champion, Divitis, Binchois, de O

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  • 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

  • Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 12, K 414

    Vladimir Ashkenazy performs as a soloist and conductor in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12, K 414. He is accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hampton Court Palace, London.

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - IV. Allegro con brio

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 35, K. 385 - IV. Presto

    In 1782, when young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had lived in Vienna for over a year, the rewards of his Singspiel (literally: “song-play”) ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ started to come in and he was flooded with requests for new pieces. His father, Leopold Mozart, did not agree with his son’s choice of moving to Vienna and moreover refused to give his blessing to the latter’s intended marriage to Constanze Weber. He did, however, want his son to write the music for the inauguration ceremony of the

  • Mozart on Tour - Episode 11: Frankfurt

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. When Austria's Emperor Leopold II went to the congress city of Frankfurt to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1790, Mozart hoped to be honored with a commission for a coronation work. The results were disastrous: Antonio Salieri received the commission for a coronation opera and Mozart was asked to write and perform a piano concerto for the coronation ceremonies, a work that was virtually ignored at

  • Trios: Tchaikovsky, Op. 50 & Shostakovich, Op. 67

    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

  • Elgar - Concerto for Cello, Op. 85

    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 and the young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who has attracted widespread attention for her passionate yet precise musicianship, perform a breathtaking rendition of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Op. 85

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 38, K. 504

    David Zinman conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W. A. Mozart’s (1756-1791) Symphony No. 39, K. 543. Recorded in the Sophiensaal in Munich in 1991 and directed by János Darvas. The work is the first in a set of three which became Mozart’s last symphonies. The set was composed in rapid succession in the summer of 1788. The first movement opens with a majestic introduction with fanfares heard in the brass section. The work has an interesting minuet and trio, which features

  • Violin Concerto No. 3, K 216 - III. Rondo-allegro

    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 starts with Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture from "Roméo et Juliette". The second piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is his famous Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216 played by the German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. During his career he played with a lo

  • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 - III. Rondo

    Mikhail Pletnev (piano), 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): Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 - 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

  • Britten - War Requiem

    Paul McCreesh conducts the Orquesta Gulbenkian and Coro Infantil da Academia de Música de Sana Cecília in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s (1913-1976) War Requiem, Op. 66. Soloists are Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor) and Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass). Recorded at the Grande Auditorio Gulbenkian in Lisbon in 2014 and directed by Yan Proefrock. The War Requiem was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962. Traditional Latin texts are interspe

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 2

    The Casco Phil, The Chamber Music Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts, performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 67. The symphony is one of the most famous works in classical music, mainly due its famous eight note opening (two times “ta-ta-ta-taaa”). The work was written between 1804 and 1808 and premiered in Theater an der Wien and achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterwards. Recorded at the Elisabeth Center in Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Franz Liszt Competition 2017 - Solo Finals

    Alexander Ullman (1991, United Kingdom) performs Liszt’s Études d'exécution transcendante, No. 11 Harmonies du soir (S139/11), Nuages gris (S199), Bagatelle sans tonalité (S216a) and Grandes Études de Paganini No. 6, Quasi presto, (S141/6) during the Solo Finals 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 pro

  • House of Dreams

    House of Dreams is an imaginative concert designed by Alison Mackay. The concert is a magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and music - five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell and Marais were played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau. Stage direction by Marshall Pynkoski and narrated by Blair Williams. The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, also known simply as Tafelmusik, is a Toronto-based Canadian baroque orchestra,

  • CMIM - Semi Finals - Axelle Fanyo

    Julien LeBlanc accompanies soprano Axelle Fanyo (France, 1989) during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Copland’s Heart, we will forget him (from 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson), Brahms’ Unbewegte laue Luft, Op. 57/8 and La chevelure (from 3 chansons de Bilitis) by Debussy. Followed by Schumann’s Muttertraum, Op. 40/2, Fauré’s Automne, Op. 18/3, Geflüster der Nacht, Op.2/3 by Zemlinsky, André Caplet’s L

  • Frang, Schiff & Zimmermann play Mozart and Brahms

    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

  • 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

  • Mozart - Symphony No. 29, K. 201 - I. Allegro

    The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and R

  • Franck - Stradella

    On September 19, 2012, Liège, the economic and cultural centre of Wallonia, reopened its Opera house, anchoring one of Europe's most important Operas in modernity. The season opens with Stradella, the uncompleted work of the youth of the composer César Franck, who was born and raised in Liège, the 1842 manuscript of which was found in the National Library of France in 1984. The world's first production is therefore performed at the Royal Opera House of Wallonia, orchestrated by Luc Van Hove and

  • Haydn - Symphony No. 45 'Farewell'

    Under the direction of Conrad van Alphen, the Sinfonia Rotterdam Orchestra performs Haydn's Symphony No. 45 at the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in The Hague. This piece is nicknamed "Farewell" because of a funny anecdote. Haydn and his musicians stayed every year from May to October at the magnificent Esterháazy Palace, at the request of Prince Nicholas. In early November 1772, the prince announced his intention to remain at the palace for two more months. The musicians then told Kapellmeister Haydn

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  • Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 13, K 415: II. Andante

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882). and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1997 took place at the Royal Opera of Versailles. Featuring Daniel Barenboim, both as conductor and as soloist, he performs in one of W.A. Mozart’s less frequently performed Viennese concertos: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415. This concert is compl

  • Beethoven - Romance for Violin No. 1, Op. 40

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 No.1

    In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are rega

  • 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,

  • Martinu and Berlioz

    The Royal Flemish Philharmonic ‘deFilharmonie’ specializes in the historically informed performance of various classical music styles. deFilharmonie’s unique character is shaped by several conductors, such as the Dutch conductor Edo de Waart and the Flemish conductor Philippe Herreweghe. Given his specific background and experience, Herreweghe focuses on the music of the Romantic era and before. The orchestra holds an unusual position in the Flemish music landscape due to its unique nation- and

  • Mozart on Tour - Episode 3: Milan and Bologna

    The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. If Italy is the wellspring of music, the city of Bologna is its ultimate source. The illustrious Bologna conservatory has educated the world’s greatest composers and musicians. Although Mozart was too young to study at the conservatory, he still took the entrance examination to prove his talent. In this episode, Malcolm Frager performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 5, KV 175, a work of contrapuntal w

  • Christmas Concert

    On 18 December 2017, the Valerius Ensemble played a Christmas concert in Concordia, Enschede. The ensemble consists of Robert Windak (violin), Annemarie van Vliegen (violin), Eva Šušliková (viola) and Réne Geesing (cello). The program consists of “Das neugeborne Kindelein” from Bachs Cantata BWV 122, the Largo from Vivaldi’s Winter, the Allegro from Mozart’s Divertimento in D (KV. 136), Méditation from Massenet’s opera “Thaïs,” The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, the Vilja song from Léhars “Die Lus

  • Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3, K 216 - I. Allegro

    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 starts with Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture from "Roméo et Juliette". The second piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is his famous Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216 played by the German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. During his career he played with a lo

  • Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 1 - III. Allegro

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882). and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1997 took place at the Royal Opera of Versailles. Featuring Daniel Barenboim, both as conductor and as soloist, he performs in one of W.A. Mozart’s less frequently performed Viennese concertos: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415. This concert is compl

  • Handel - Organ Concerto Op. 4, No. 5

    George Frederic Handel composed six concertos for chamber organ and orchestra between 1735 and 1736. At that time he was living in London and wrote these pieces as interludes for the performances of his big oratorios in Covent Garden. This video features Organ Concerto No. 5, opus 4, with the beautiful scenery of Halle in Germany. The music is played by the RIAS Sinfonietta Berlin under the baton of Kurt Redel with Edgar Krapp (organ).

  • Verdi - Ouverture from La Forza del Destino

    Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882) and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1992 from El Escorial in Madrid was conducted by Daniel Barenboim and features the world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo. The program consists of Giuseppe Verdi's Overture La Forza del Destino and Verdi's Lo l'ho perduta! from Don Carlos. Followed by excerpts

  • Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 No. 4

    In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are rega

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - III. Presto

    The beautiful Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg formed the background for the 1996 edition of the annual Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In honour of the Russian hosts, the concert opened with highlights from Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the Cavatina from Rachmaninoff's opera 'Aleko'. After the intermission, Kolja Blacher featured in the two 'Violin Romances' by Beethoven, followed by a performance of his 'Seventh Symphony'. The orchestra is led by maestro Claudio

  • Celebrate Saint-Patrick 2019

    Armagh is one of the oldest cities of Ireland and also the place St-Patrick choose to build his first stone church. Nowhere in the world is the connection with Saint-Patrick more meaningful than in this city and the neighbouring counties in which he lived. This program brings the viewers to places most associated with Saint-Patrick and brings highlights of the annual concert, held in the cathedral that bears his name. Join composer and presenter John Anderson as he conducts a celebratory and ref

  • Handel - Messiah, HWV 56

    The Messiah (HWV 56) by Georg Frederich Handel, also known as “A New Sacred Oratorio”, tells the life and suffering of Christ: a story of passion, fire, and sacrifice. This is one of Handel's best-known works, which took only three weeks to compose this oratorio and its famous "Hallelujah". The work has immense popularity since its premiere in Dublin in 1742, and is often presented at Easter. This performance of the Dutch ensemble Ribattuta Musica under the direction of conductor Dick Duijst was