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00:00
Prokofiev - Betrothal in a Monastery
PG02:38:001998HD
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.
02:38
Paavo Järvi & Yefim Bronfman: A Russian Night
G01:33:002013HD
Paavo Järvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a concert dedicated to the works of Russian composers at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, 2013. The programme features Mikhail Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 in b-flat major, Op. 23. and multiple works of Sergei Prokofiev. Soviet-born Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman is the soloist of Tchaikovsky's piece. The grammy-award winning piano virtuoso is known for his excellent interpretations of the works of Russian composers - and this concert is no exception.
04:12
Sons of Vienna: Part 6 - Life Against the Odds
G00:22:002018HD
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 episode no. 6, Life Against the Odds, we follow the life and work of Gustav Mahler. Antisemitism haunted the composer, but he did little to improve this situation. A womanizer, he fought enormous opposition from all sides when he married his wife Alma who, like Mahler, proved to be unfaithful. Reoccurring ill health may have led to his histrionics and lack of patience. As a conductor he was cordially loathed by musicians and patrons alike. Yet he still managed to bring a well-documented mastery that kept him steadily employed. Why were his compositions so unappreciated during his lifetime yet widely performed and praised today? Was it his reputation as a volatile conductor that forced his compositions into the shadows? Was it his antisocial behavior or simply antisemitism?
04:35
CMIM - Semi Finals - Irina Jae-Eun Park
G01:24:002018HD
Dokyung Han accompanies soprano Irina Jae-Eun Park (South-Korea, 1987) during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Der Mond, Op. 86/5 by Mendelssohn, Schumann’s Mein Schöner Stern (from Minnespiel, Op. 101), Alfred Bachelet’s Chère nuit, Fernando Obradors’ Canciones Clásicas Españolas and Wenn je ein Schönes mir zu bilden glückte and O schöne Hand from Ullmann’s Fünf Liebeslieder von Ricarda Huch, Op. 26. 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.
06:00
Tales of Two Cities: Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House
G01:39:002017HD
The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra also known simply as Tafelmusik, is a Toronto-based Canadian baroque orchestra, specialised in early music. Its musical director is Jeanne Lamon. Together with the Trio Arabica they celebrate the music and culture in the eighteenth century. The cities of Leipzig and Damascus both lay at the crossroads of ancient trading routes and are important centres of scholarship and famous for their coffee houses, where music was performed by the most brilliant musicians of the day. This concert presents works by Bach, Telemann, Handel and treasures of classical Arabic music. In this cross-cultural café, music, words, and images are used to explore the ways in which people separated by great distances are bound together by trade, ideas, and art. Recorded at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Created by Alison Mackay and staging by Marshall Pynkoski.
07:39
Händel - Dettingen Te Deum (HV 283)
G00:44:002018HD
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 Maes (soprano), and Joris Stroobants (bas). The Vox Mago is made up of a group of enthusiastic and dynamic singers. The perfromance is recorded at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Presentatiekerk in Gent in 2018.
08:23
Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017
G01:20:002017HD
Sergey Belyavskiy (1993, Russia) performs Rapsodie hongroise No. 9 ‘Carnival in Pest’, S244/9 and Grandes Études de Paganini, S141 during semi-final I (transcription) of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, in 2017. The competition actively presents, develops, and promotes piano talents from around the world. In doing so, it has become one of the prominent gateways to the international professional classical music scene for young musicians. The International Franz Liszt Piano Competition was founded in 1986 in the Netherlands and has since built a reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions.
09:43
TEMKO - Darkness Rises
G00:17:002017HD
What does outer space sound like? Composer Aart Strootman, artist in residence at the Tilburg Theatre and winner of the Gaudeamus Award in 2017, pondered this question. He analysed the last data NASA received in 2003 from its space probe Pioneer 10 and translated its sounds to mysterious music for his ensemble TEMKO. The ephemeral, long lines, the short outbursts, the electronics, and the voices all together made for a truly cosmic experience. Last year, Strootman arranged this insinuating score for the South Netherlands Philharmonic, for his own TEMKO to play along with the orchestra. The result was even more insinuating, thanks in part to the footage of space impressions Dries Alkemade made to accompany the music. Because of the many requests to repeat the programme, Darkness Rises returns unchanged as a part of November Music. Like last year, Karel Deseure will conduct. A mind-boggling experience for anyone who has not yet had a chance to see and hear the show and a great opportunity to discover new layers for those who did see it before.
10:00
Mahler - Symphony No. 5
G01:15:002004HD
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.
11:16
Pianomania - Elisabeth Leonskaja
G01:11:002018HD
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 accepted parameters of sonata form. Because of these three works, it was possible for Liszt to create his Sonata in B minor. Leonskaja began her studies at the Moscow Conservatory in 1964, during which she won multiple international prizes. In 1978 Leonskaja left the Soviet Union and has resided in Vienna, Austria, since then.
12:27
Mozart on Tour - Episode 11: Frankfurt
G01:35:001990HD
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 the time of its creation. In this episode, soloist Radu Lupu performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19, KV 459 with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, under the baton of David Zinman. The recording took place at the Imperial Hall in Munich.
14:02
Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine
G01:45:002014HD
In 1610, Monteverdi gave his Vespers for the Virgin in Mantova, before conquering Saint-Mark’s Basilica in Venice. It is the first great religious masterpiece of baroque. It has remained one of the key works in the universal musical heritage. After the genius of Orfeo (1607), the Vespers use its opening fanfare again and confirm Monteverdi as the main composer of his time. Sir John Elliot Gardiner conducted this work for the first time in 1964 and recorded it twice. It is for this work that he founded the Monteverdi Choir, one of the best choirs in the world. For their 50th anniversary in 2014, they perform Monteverdi’s masterpiece Vespro della Beata Vergine at the Chapelle Royale de Versailles in France. The Monteverdi choir performs this masterpiece with the English Baroque Soloists and Les Pages du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles. The soloists are Silvia Frigato, Emanuela Galli, Raffaele Pè, Krystian Adam, Nicholas Mulroy, Gareth Treseder, Alexander Ashworth, and Robert Davies.
15:47
Mozart - Symphony No. 36, K. 425
G00:48:001991HD
Jeffrey Tate conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in a performance of W. A. Mozart’s “Linzer” Symphony No. 36 (K. 425). The broadcast is directed by János Darvas. Mozart composed the work in 1783, during his short stay in the Austrian town of Linz, on the way home from Vienna to Salzburg. The symphony was written in an impressive span of only four days to accommodate a local concert. The premier took place on November 4 and premiered in Vienna the year after. The introduction of trumpets and drums in the second movement is an unusual feature of the piece. The closing Presto is provided with some contrapuntal passages to contrast the homophonic texture.
16:35
Haydn - The Creation
G01:42:002018HD
Together with the RIAS Kammerchor and several vocalists, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra performs Joseph Haydn's The Creation at the 25th anniversary edition of the Swiss Verbier Festival in 2018. The performance is conducted by Gábor Takács. The Creation is one of Haydn’s masterpieces. Despite its biblical subject (the seven days of the creation of the world), it remains a secular work, written for a concert hall rather than a church. It also takes a few liberties with the libretto, notably by including angels (the 5 solo parts and choir) alongside God. This libretto and the instrumentation, very often imitative of the described action, give The Creation much humour, in addition to the joyousness characteristic of most of Haydn’s works. In this Verbier version, the 5 solo parts are beautifully sung by Miah Persson (singing both Gabriel and Eve), Bernard Richter (Uriel), Andreas Bauer (Raphaël) and Peter Mattei (Adam), joined by the extremely powerful Rias Kammerchor: an impressive cast up to the greatness of the work.
18:18
CMIM - Quarter Finals - Chanhee Cho
G00:16:002018HD
Marie-Ève Scarfone accompanies bass Chanhee Cho (South-Korea, 1992) during the first round of the Aria competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features La calunnia è un venticello from Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ponchielli’s Ombre di mia prosapia (La Gioconda) and Quand la flamme de l’amour from La jolie fille de Perth by Bizet. 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.
18:35
Mozart Gala in Prague
G01:06:002006HD
This gala concert at Prague's beautiful Estates Theatre is one of the highlights of Mozart Year 2006. Conducted by Manfred Honeck, the Czech Philharmonic performs W. A. Mozart's finest compositions connected to the city of Prague in general or to the Estates Theatre in particular. Among them is Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, which premiered in Prague in 1791. This 2006 recording features clarinettist Sharon Kam. Mozart's Prague Symphony is invariably on the program. The Overture to Don Giovanni is also associated with the Estates Theatre, which is where Mozart conducted it in 1787.
19:42
Looking for Cole
PG01:17:002015HD
The world-famous American composer and lyricist Cole Porter has long made his way into hearts and songbooks all around the globe. The documentary “Looking for Cole” by Wilfried van den Brande, which was recorded over the course of three years, gives a unique insight into the artist’s most interesting life as a “supreme sophisticate.” Van den Brande may well call himself an expert on Porter since he has completed a PhD on the topic and recorded the largest Porter anthology to date, and published concert recordings of 325 Porter songs online. In “Looking for Cole,” Van den Brande journeys in the composer’s footsteps, discusses his work and life with numerous experts, and shares the stage with musicians such as Kim Criswell, Wayne Marshall, the WDR Funkhaus Orchester, and the Brussels Philharmonic.
21:00
Sol Gabetta at the Lucerne Festival 2018
G01:40:002018HD
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 the Lucerne Festival Hall in 2018.
22:40
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466
G00:33:001990HD
Under the baton of Jiri Belohlávek, soloist Ivan Klánský is accompanied by the Prague Chamber Orchestra during his performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466 at the Waldstein palace in Prague.
23:14
Semi Final II - Liszt Competition 2017
G00:45:002017HD
Minsoo Hong (1993, South Korea) performs La notte (S377a) and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, (S379a) 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. The International Franz Liszt Piano Competition was founded in 1986 in the Netherlands and has since built a reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions.