From 1958 to 1969, Bernstein was the New York Philharmonic's music director, producing recordings of all Mahler symphonies. Gustav Mahler's music held a special place in Bernstein's heart; therefore, it is only natural that Stingray Classica’s Bernstein month contains one week of Mahler. Baritone Thomas Hampson sings Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Kindertotenlieder. Also, Bernstein heads the Vienna Philharmonic in eight of Mahler's ten symphonies.Learn more
Stingray Classica devotes the entire month of August to Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), as Saturday, August 25 marks the famous American conductor, composer and pianist's centenary! Stingray Classica celebrates the renowned maestro's life and work with new concert footage, in which Bernstein's music takes center stage!
On August 31 Stingray Classica celebrates the birthday of the great Israeli violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. During this day, Classica will broadcast no less than five concerts that feature Perlman as violist and conductor. Enjoy highly technical passages in Violin Concertos by Brahms and Beethoven. Furthermore, Perlman joins forces with Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma to perform beloved Beethoven pieces and stars as conductor in two splendid concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra!Learn more