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00:00
Haydn - Orlando Paladino
PG02:47:002009HD
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 in Esterháza in the first two years after its composition. The libretto, a ’drama eroicomico’, gives scope to Haydn’s frequently puckish sense of humour, as well as his inventive melodic expression. Most semi-serious operas of the period typically inserted comic characters into an essentially serious story but Haydn expanded the comedy even into the more serious scenes.
02:48
Monteverdi - Angels and Demons
PG01:22:002016HD
In order to honor the anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s (1567-1643) the ensemble Cappella Mediterranea and their founder Leonardo García Alarcón were given the special permission, to perform in an outstanding venue, the Chiesetta del Doge at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice for an unique musical project: The first performance of Monteverdi’s music in more than 300 years at the Doges chapel, the heart of the old Venetian republic, where Monteverdi was the official court composer. Based on the theme of “Angels and Demons” the ensemble and Leonardo García Alarcón perform extracts from Monteverdi’s opera and madrigal compositions. Performers: Leonardo García Alarcón, Christopher Lowrey, Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro, Francesca Aspromonte, Matthias Vidal, Flores Mariana, Gianluca Burato.
04:10
Gala from Berlin 1998 - Songs of Love and Desire
G01:50:001998HD
Featuring W. A. Mozart and Giuseppe Verdi, love is the theme of this 1998 New Year's Eve concert. Maestro Claudio Abbado selected two of the best Mozart interpreters, Christine Schäfer and Simon Keenlyside, for this traditionally meaningful event. Marcelo Álvarez from Argentina, who some compare to a young Domingo, sings highlights of the tenor repertoire, and Italian prima donna Mirella Freni tops the occasion with a breath-taking performance of the letter scene from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin.
06:00
Europakonzert 1998 - Stockholm
G01:40:001998HD
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 perfect backdrop for the Berlin Philharmonic. Under the baton of Claudio Abbado, they perform melodies in tune with the maritime surroundings, such as the Overture to Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's symphonic fantasia The Tempest. The program also features Claude Debussy's Nocturnes. For the concert's main piece, discover a memorable and powerful impression of Giuseppe Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri. The orchestra is joined by the Swedish Radio Choir and the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir.
07:41
A Mozart Concert from Berlin
G01:13:002005HD
The Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra delivers a program entirely devoted to Mozart at the Konzerthaus in Berlin under the direction of Hartmut Haenchen. In reduced form, the ensemble manages to bring to life the many characteristics of the music and the unique spirit of the famous composer, be it his gaiety of heart, his lyricism, his dramatic side or his polyphonic writing inspired. Criticism has always praised Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's stylistic assurance, transparency of textures and technical precision. The extraordinary sensitivity and ease of Stefan Vladar make him an ideal partner for Haenchen and his orchestra. The evening's program includes Divertimento, K. 113; the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20, K. 466, and Symphony No. 41, K. 551.
08:54
CMIM - Finals - Gemma Summerfield
G01:06:002018HD
Sebastian Wybrew accompanies soprano Gemma Summerfield (UK, 1990) during the finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features three works by Sibelius: Vilse, Op. 17/4, Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings mote, Op. 37/5 and Se’n har jag ej frågat mera, Op. 17/1. Followed by Roger Quilter’s Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Op. 12 and Elizabeth Maconchy’s Sun, Moon and Stars. Summerfield closes the competition with 2 Aquarelles from Debussy’ Ariettes oubliées (L. 60) and Ruhe, meine Seele and Cäcilie from Vier Lieder, Op. 27 by Richard Strauss. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It’s the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.
10:01
Mozart on Tour - Episode 6: Paris
G00:56:001990HD
The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. The city of Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace influenced his peripatetic life. He hated the city and despised working for the Archbishop of Salzburg as a servant, a musical servant writing only for the pleasure of the Archbishop. In 1777, he left for Paris to find a new job, but his stay was no gaîté Parisienne. He received few job offers and his beloved mother, who had accompanied him, became violently ill and died. In a Salzburg Festival performance, the Mozarteum Orchestra and pianist Mitsuko Uchida, under the baton of Jeffrey Tate, play Piano Concerto No. 9, KV 271. This piece was nicknamed “Jeunehomme” but was composed for Victoire Jeramy, the daughter of Mozart’s friend, dancer and choreographer Jean-Georges Noverre.
10:57
Verbier Festival 2017 - Piano recital
G01:09:002017HD
Lucas Debargue is a rising star in the piano world, he won at the 2015 Tchaikovsky competition the Moscow Music Critics Prize and is considered by many as the real winner of the competition. Lucas Debargue’s reading of the masterpieces is so personal that, however famous they might be, one has always the feeling of discovering them for the first time. His playing is simply electric – and we can hear a thunderclap outside the concert hall just as Lucas Debargue is ending the first movement of the Schubert! On the program of his Verbier Festival 2017 recital: Schubert - Sonata No. 14, Liszt - Sonata in B minor, Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Fauré - Barcarolle No. 4, Chopin - Polonaise No. 6.
12:07
Beethoven - Symphony No. 4
G00:38:002001HD
Performing Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies is the highlight of Claudio Abbado's 12-year tenure as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. This monumental feat was lauded as "the most wonderful symphonic cycle of the past decade" by Italian newspaper La Repubblica, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung was also full of praise: “Abbado releases all the conflicting elements of Ludwig van Beethoven's cosmos - nothing works anymore, the music threatens to explode once and for all, deliverance has to come from somewhere. A powerful moment of unsparing analysis of Beethoven and his own self…”
12:46
Johan de Meij - Symphony No. 1 “Lord of the Rings”
G01:18:002018HD
This concert is the result of the collaboration between the “Giuseppe Nicolini,” Conservatory of Piacenza, and the “Giuseppe Verdi,” Conservatory of Milan, as part of the project "MIlanoPIACEnza ... suonare insieme”. On the program are works by the Dutch conductor and composer Johan de Meij. His Symphony No. 1 for woodwind and brass orchestra is titled “Lord of the Rings” and is based on the famous trilogy by writer J. R. R Tolkien. The work exists of five movements, inspired by characters and passages from the story: Gandalf, Lothlórien, Gollum, Journey in the Dark and Hobbits. The symphony premiered in Brussels in 1988. In 2001, a symphonic version was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. This concert is recorded at the Sala dei Teatini of the Teatri di Piacenza in 2018. Directed by Pietro Tagliaferri.
14:05
Prokofiev - Betrothal in a Monastery
PG02:37:001998HD
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.
16:42
Mahler - Symphony No. 1
G01:04:001992HD
Bernhard Haitink conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Directed by Barry Gavin, this concert took place at the Berliner Philharmonie in 1992. Mahler was inspired by 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. The genesis of this work was not easy for Mahler: he composed it between 1887 and 1888, at the time when he was conductor of the Leipzig opera. The first version of the work first took the form of a two-part symphonic poem and premiered in Budapest in 1898. However, the work was poorly received by the public and critics, which forced Mahler to revise it. The new version resulted in the wonderful Symphony No. 1 that we know today, an incredible achievement for such a young composer.
17:46
Homage to Yehudi Menuhin
G01:41:002016HD
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, or drinking and eating. He played with Menuhin some of Bartok's Duos which was, according to Hope, an introduction to Bartok’s extraordinary music. A piece of Bartok had to be part of this program as well as Ravel's Kaddish, the encore Daniel Hope choose when Menuhin conducted his last concert in Düsseldorf. But this concert starts with Elgar's Violin Concerto. Hope plays with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin under the baton of Iván Fischer.
19:28
CMIM - Quarter Finals - Julien van Mellaerts
G00:14:002018HD
João Araújo accompanies baritone Julien van Mellaerts (New-Zealand/UK, 1988) during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Ravel’ s Le Paon (from Histoires Naturelles), A Poison Tree (from Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op. 74) by Britten, Schubert’s Wandrers Nachtlied II (D.768) and Abschied (from Mörike-Lieder) by Wolf. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It’s the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.
19:43
CMIM - Quarter Finals - John Brancy
G01:17:002018HD
Esther Gonthier accompanies baritone John Brancy (USA 1989) during the first round of the Aria competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). On the program are Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen from E .W Korngold’s Die tote Stadt, Bellini’s Ah! Per sempre io te perdei (I Puritani) and Sibilar gli angui d’Aletto from G. F. Handel’s Rinaldo. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It’s the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.
21:00
Magifique
PG01:21:002009HD
In Magifique, Thierry Malandain, director of Ballet Biarritz, dives into his memories. Set to the unifying theme of Tchaikovski’s music, the show reaches heights of emotion. In 2006 the Ballet Biarritz headed by Thierry Malandain captivated Chaillot’s audience with Les Créatures. This unusual company – which has a taste for classical body language and remains modern in its approach – will shine again with Magifique. Dipping into personal memories to Tchaikovsky’s engrossing music, Thierry Malandain turns in one his most beautiful creations. Thierry Malandain tells how as a kid he used to describe his ecstatic moments as “magifiques” leaving the “n’ out. Today, he is still secretly besotted with dance. And that is mag(n)ificent! The Malandain Ballet Biarritz recorded at the Gare du midi, Biarritz in 2009.
22:22
Mahler - Symphony No. 5
G01:37:002004HD
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 under the direction of Claudio Abbado. This unique orchestra was formed as part of the annual festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.