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Sun. April 23

00:00
Rameau - Les Indes Galantes
Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ‘Les Indes Galantes’ (1735) is a typical example of an 18th-century ballet opera. In this genre, the focus lies on entertaining the audience, rather than conveying a proper plot. In four acts, the ballet opera tells of the romantic adventures of princes, princesses, and slaves from foreign cultures. In this contemporary version, a group of young people is encouraged to look for love in exotic places. What follows are four stories in which love triangles and intrigues take center stage.
Display Titles: Rameau - Les Indes Galantes
Location: Grand Théâtre, Bordeaux
Concert Year: 2014
02:54
Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2006
The magic of Mozart takes center stage as pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and soprano Dorothea Röschmann join Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra for an evening of Viennese favourites. The program includes Mozart's beloved “Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453”, performed by acclaimed pianist and Multi-Grammy Award winner Leif Ove Andsnes, who is rapidly becoming known for his Mozart interpretations, and selections from the composer's opera “Le Nozze di Figaro” with soprano Dorothea Röschmann the “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppé and to cap off the evening, “Artist's Life,” “Annen-Polka”, and the Overture to “Die Fledermaus” by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss Jr. Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world’s most-revered symphonic ensembles.
Display Titles: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2006
Artists: Leif Ove Andsnes,Cleveland Orchestra,Franz Welser-Möst
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York
Concert Year: 2006
04:14
Sir Simon Rattle’s inaugural concert
With standing ovations, bouquets and rave reviews, Simon Rattle started his debut as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. He launched his 10-year tenure mixing tradition with Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony and future with a contemporary piece by the young composer Thomas Adès, receiving an enthusiastic welcome. At the end of Mahler's Fifth Symphony, the audience cheered the conductor, calling him back five times to bows. The new chief conductor performed a miracle of transparency and ecstasy, sharpness of tone and ambiguity.
Display Titles: Sir Simon Rattle’s inaugural concert
Artists: Sir Simon Rattle,Berliner Philharmoniker
Location: Philharmonie, Berlin
Concert Year: 2002
06:00
IVC 2014: Florieke Beelen & Abigail…
The International Vocal Competition’s-Hertogenbosch (IVC) was founded in 1954. Since then, it has been the Netherlands’ only international classical vocal competition featuring two categories: oratorio and Lied. This unique social institute is a vital part of the cultural life of the province of Noord-Brabant and the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch. Over the course of its existence, the IVC has built on its national and international prestige, with world-class winners such as Elly Ameling, Cora Burggraaf, Thomas Hampson, Howard Haskin, Robert Holl, Nelly Miricioiu, Jard van Nes, Lenneke Ruiten, Wolfgang Schöne and Elzbieta Szmytka.
Display Titles: IVC 2014: Florieke Beelen & Abigail Richards
Artists: Florieke Beelen,Abigail Richards
Location: 's Herthogenbosch, Netherlands
Concert Year: 2014
06:40
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 part 1
In time for his 65th birthday in 2007, Daniel Barenboim has completed a cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos. Recorded live at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, this recording reflects both a very individual and special reading of Beethoven’s music and the artist’s life-long dedication to the composer. Barenboim is one of the most prolific and high-profile artists performing on international stages today and Beethoven’s masterpieces have been a key part of his repertoire throughout his career, both as conductor and as pianist. Beethoven himself was a keyboard virtuoso of almost awesome abilities who created a sensation wherever he played. It is no wonder, therefore, that the piano was central to Beethoven’s overall output. Barenboim, artistic personality and former wunderkind, long an essential part of the international musical scene both on the conductor’s podium and at the piano, is the perfect match for this demanding music. Conducting and playing at the same time, Barenboim chose his orchestra of almost two decades, the Staatskapelle Berlin, which he has praised warmly for its exceptional, dark and warm sound. During this recording you can enjoy the first movement of the Piano Concerto No. 5,
Display Titles: Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 part 1
Artists: Daniel Barenboim,Staatskapelle Berlin
Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum
Concert Year: 2007
07:01
Dvorák – Symphony No. 9, part III
‘From the New World’ is the title of Antonín Dvorák’s ninth and final symphony, which has proven to be his most popular. He completed the symphony in 1893 while he was serving as director of the National Conservatory of Music of America. For this piece, Dvorák was inspired by the music of America and by the Afro-American spirituals he heard there. He was convinced that the so-called ‘negro spiritual’ would lie at the basis of the future American approach to composition. The Symphony No. 9 was received with applause after each movement: the absolute peak in the career of the Czech composer. Today’s broadcast is part of a series of all nine Dvorák Symphonies, which were performed by the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of the Czech conductor Jirí Belohlávek in 2014. Belohlávek won the Czech National Conducting Competition in 1970. After this, he served as guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic for two years. Afterwards, Belohlávek was often found in Prague; moreover, he was guest conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 it was announced that he would return to the Czech Philharmonic as principal conductor, which resulted in in this string beautiful performances of Dvorák’s symphonies.
Display Titles: Dvorák – Symphony No. 9, part III
Artists: Jiri Belohlavek,Czech Philharmonic
Location: Dvorák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague
Concert Year: 2014
07:09
Bach/Busoni–Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Attending an 1888 performance of Johann Sebastian Bachs Prelude and Fuga in D minor with his student Kathi Petri, Italian composer Ferrucio Busoni was encouraged by his student to rescore the piece for piano. Less than a week later, he played her his adaptation – before he had even committed it to paper. In hindsight, this first adaptation marks the beginning of Busoni’s thirty-year long career of rewriting Bach’s music. The present program shows a performance of Busoni´s revision of Bach´s cantata ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’.
Display Titles: Bach/Busoni–Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Artists: Nelson Freire
Location: Verbier Festival
Concert Year: 2007
07:15
Franz Liszt Piano Competition - Ave…
Pianist Peter Klimo studied with Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music in New York and with Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music in New Haven. He continued his studies with Tamás Ungár at Texas Christian University (TCU). Aside from playing recitals, Peter Klimo enjoys performing as a lied accompanist and with chamber music ensembles. His performance during a masterclass given by Graham Johnson enabled him to take private lessons in lied accompaniment and chamber music with Jean Barr. In 2011, he won First Prize at the Eastman Piano Concerto Competition; a year later he won Second Prize for pianist accompanists at the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, which is held annually at Eastman. He has performed in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and at festivals such as the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival.
Display Titles: Franz Liszt Piano Competition - Ave Maris Stella
Artists: Peter Klimo
Location: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
Concert Year: 2014
07:22
Llywelyn - Mutata Consilia
Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky plays German composer Dafydd Llywelyn's "Mutata Consilia - Change of Plans'.
Display Titles: Llywelyn - Mutata Consilia
Artists: Boris Berezovsky
Location: Philharmonie, Essen
Concert Year: 2006
07:35
Bach - Partita No. 6 part 1
Thanks to his antics at the piano, his unquestionable love for the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, and his unbelievable technique, it is only logical that the young French pianist David Fray has often been compared to pianist Glenn Gould. How true this comparison rings is evident from this concert that features music by J. S. Bach alone. In this broadcast: 'Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830', part 1.
Display Titles: Bach - Partita No. 6 part 1
Artists: David Fray
Location: Pianoscope Festival
Concert Year: 2009
07:45
Beethoven - Piano Sonate No. 29 part 3
The title of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 29 ‘Hammerklavier’ may give the impression of an especially loud piece that involves a lot of ‘hammering’ on the piano keys. Though this sonata may have its fierce moments, it is in fact just the German word for piano that was meant. Put simply: the composer wanted to make clear that the sonata was to be played on a modern instrument and that instruments which required plucking of strings (such as the harpsichord), instead of pressing keys that make hammers touch the strings, were not an option. Beethoven wrote the piece in 1818 and dedicated it to his patron Archduke Rudolph of Austria. It was a revolutionary sonata: not only because of its length (an average performance takes about 45 minutes), but its difficulty also makes it legendary unto this day. In this broadcast: the third movement.
Display Titles: Beethoven - Piano Sonate No. 29 part 3
Artists: Jean Frederic Neuburger
Location: Berliner Philharmonie
Concert Year: 2008
08:06
Verbier 2007: Schumann & Ravel
The Verbier Festival is an innovative music festival which was created in 1994. The greatest stars in classical music come here year after year. The Verbier Festival also relies on the talents of young artists from all over the world, forging links between the young and the great masters. The Verbier Festival creates, develops and promotes excellence in the field of performing arts. It offers a unique and welcoming artistic experience to its 40,000-strong audience every year. In 2007 there was a beautiful concert with masters like Helene Grimaud (piano), Renaud Capucon (violin) playing Ravel’s 'Sonata for violin and piano' and Schumann’s 'Piano quintet', together with Sayaka Shoji, Lars Anders Tomter and Mischa Maisky.
Display Titles: Verbier 2007: Schumann & Ravel
Artists: Sayaka Shoji,Hélène Grimaud,Lars Anders Tomter,Mischa Maisky,Renaud Capucon
Location: Verbier Festival
Concert Year: 2007
09:00
Liszt - Sonata in B minor
Richard Wagner almost ran out of superlatives in his description of Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor. He called the composition “sublime” and “beyond all conception”. The sonata was dedicated to Robert Schumann and written in 1854, shortly after the Princess Carolyn Sayn-Wittgenstein, with whom the composer lived, had convinced Liszt to quit touring as a pianist and concentrate on composition. This sonata is often regarded as his best composition for solo piano.
Display Titles: Liszt - Sonata in B minor
Artists: Boris Berezovsky
Location: Verbier Festival
Concert Year: 2008
09:26
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1
Confusing as it may be: Ludwig van Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto was in fact composed ten years prior to his First Piano Concerto. The cause of this mess lies with the composer himself: Beethoven held back the publication of what we know as the Second Piano Concerto until after that of the First Piano Concerto, so he could thoroughly review the piece. Together with his septet and First Symphony, this piano concerto was finally performed at his official Vienna debut on April 2, 1800 at the Hofburg theatre, with Beethoven himself at the piano. The composer had long ceased to be an unknown in Austria’s capital: he had been playing private concerts all around town for years.
Display Titles: Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1
Artists: Esa-Pekka Salonen,Verbier Festival Orchestra,Evgeny Kissin
Location: Verbier Festival
Concert Year: 2007
10:00
All of Bach
Brava presents the new programme ‘All of Bach’. Every Friday, Brava offers you the chance to enjoy performances of Bach’s most beautiful compositions. Moreover, interviews about Bach’s music will give you new insights. The series ‘All of Bach’ is an initiative of the Netherlands Bach Society, which has been a prominent player on the Dutch cultural scene for a long time.
Display Titles: All of Bach
10:56
Dvorák – Symphony No. 4
It is noteworthy that Antonín Dvorák’s symphonies were all written within in a brief timespan. He composed his Symphony No. 4 between January and March 1874. Dvorak’s Czech colleague Bedrich Smetana, keen to conduct the piece’s premiere, had the honour to do so, in Prague. Unfortunately, the symphony was not a commercial success; Dvorák found it prudent to make several modifications. He conducted this rewritten version himself in 1892, but it was only in 1912, after the composer’s death, that the sheet music was published. Dvorák was inspired to write this symphony after Richard Wagner visited Prague to see his ‘Tannhäuser’ performed: echoes of this opera can be heard in Dvorák’s Symphony No. 4. Today’s broadcast is part of a series of all nine Dvorák Symphonies, which were performed by the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of the Czech conductor Jirí Belohlávek in 2014. Belohlávek won the Czech National Conducting Competition in 1970. After this, he served as guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic for tw
Display Titles: Dvorák – Symphony No. 4
Artists: Jiri Belohlavek,Czech Philharmonic
Location: Dvorák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague
Concert Year: 2014
11:39
Now on
Bosch Requiem 2010
Through this concert, a centuries-old tradition is restored. Painter Jheronimus Bosch may well be the most famous inhabitant the Brabant city of 's Hertogenbosch has ever known. In his own unique fashion Bosch immortalised fifteenth-century life as teeming with temptation, sin and other religious themes. His unorthodox pieces are truly one-of-a-kind and still form an inspiration to artists everywhere. We know little about the circumstances of his birth, but are sure he died in early August of 1516. The Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady, of which Bosch was a member, arranged his funeral mass later that month and commemorated his passing - along with that of other brothers that had died - four times a year. With this concert on 6 November 2010 in Den Bosch's St. John's Cathedral, the practice was revived. Cappella Pratensis, conducted by Bo Holten, sings the 'Requiem' of Pierre de la Rue, one of Bosch's contemporaries, beautifully supplemented with Louis Andriessen's '...miserere...' by the Dutch Matangi Quartet. Josquin Deprez' wonderful motet 'Miserere mei, Deus' is the concert's finale.
Display Titles: Bosch Requiem 2010
Artists: Bo Holten,Cappella Pratensis,Matangi Kwartet
Location: St. John's Cathedral, 's-Hertogenbosch
Concert Year: 2010
14:04
El Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
The ‘Red Book of Montserrat’ is a collection of medieval manuscripts from the area surrounding the Virgin of Montserrat Abbey in Catalonia, Spain. This collection, which was compiled for use by pilgrims, contained liturgical, informative and instructive texts and songs about the Maria celebrations near the monastery of Montserrat. The collection, which was bound together in the late 14th century, gets its name from its 19th-century red binding. It contains a number of songs, ten of which include a musical notation. Some of these songs have the characteristics of folk songs: the pilgrims often spent their nights in churches, where they sang songs of devotion alongside traditional folk music. Also included are several canons, dances, and a motet. In today’s broadcast, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya, led by Jordi Savall, perform these ten songs at Barcelona’s 14th century Gothic church ‘Santa Maria del Pi’.
Display Titles: El Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
Artists: Jordi Savall,Hesperion XXl,La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Location: Santa Maria de Pi, Barcelona
Concert Year: 2013
15:18
The Orchestre national d’Île-de-France…
The Orchestre national d’Île-de France was founded in 1974 on the initiative of Marcel Landowski. The orchestra is supported by the Regional Council of the Île-de-France and the Ministry of Culture and Communication. The orchestra’s primary mission is to bring symphonic music to audiences across the Île-de-France region (which includes Paris and the surrounding area), with a special concern to reach new audiences. The orchestra is one of France’s most dynamic national ensembles, and was rated in the top 10 of most socially engaged orchestras worldwide by the monthly magazine ‘Gramophone’. The Orchestre national d’Île-de-France is a partner orchestra of the Philharmonie de Paris and organizes countless performances for young audiences, among which the musical narrative ‘Zazie dans le métro’. The 10-year-old Zazie, a rude and foul-mouthed provincial girl, is staying over at her uncle’s in Paris. She’d really like to ride the métro. When her uncle Gabriel collects her from the railway station, she’s immediately disappointed: she’s put in a taxi cab, driven by Charles, a friend of Gabriel’s, and dropped off at Café Turandot. There she meets Mado P’tits Pieds, a waitress with a heart of gold, and with her aunt Albertine, an exemplary housewife, as well as countless other colourful figures. Zazie sneaks away to ride the métro, but she bursts into tears when she finds out there is a métro strike. Now everyone embarks on adventures: uncle Gabriel dresses up as a dancer, performing in a ‘café chantant’; Charles confesses his love for Mado; and Zazie discovers the flea market with Pédro-Surplus, who will eventually transform into officer Trouscaillon and Aroun-Arachide. After two crazy days in Paris, Zazie finally gets to ride on the métro in order to get to the railway station for her return journey. But Zazie, who fell asleep in her aunt’s arms, still hasn’t seen the métro… She tells her mother: “I’ve grown older.”
Display Titles: The Orchestre national d’Île-de-France plays Zazie
Artists: Orchestre National d'île de France
Location: Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Concert Year: 2012
16:13
The art of the virtuoso piano…
The volunteers of the "Klassiek in 't Veen" foundation organize a modest number of classical chamber music performances, piano recitals, jazz concerts, and a mini festival in the concert farm "Onder de Linden" in Valthermond. A concert was organized in honour of pianist Rian de Waal (1958-2011), inspired by his book ‘Metamorphoses, the Art of the Virtuoso Piano Transcription’. In this book, De Waal investigates the way piano playing has developed throughout the centuries, noting that it was the risk-taking and boundary-crossing pianists who really helped the genre along. In this concert, pianists Igor Roma (*1969) and Mengjie Han (*1989) perform several such key works from piano-playing history.
Display Titles: The art of the virtuoso piano transcription
Concert Year: 2016
17:28
Franz Liszt Piano Competition -…
Pianist Vinsenso Julius Pratama Husin studied at the Pelita Harapan Conservatory in Jakarta with, among others, Henoch Kristianto and Johannes Nugroho. Aside from piano, he studied orchestra conducting with Budi Utomo Prabowo at Musicasa in Jakarta. He continued his studies at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf with Paolo Giacometti. He has taken part in masterclasses with, among others, Wibi Soerjadi and Klaus Helwig. Vinsenso Julius Pratama Husin won prizes at the UPH National Piano Competition, the Third Prize of the Ananda Sukarlan Award for Best Indonesian pianist, and the First Prize at the Indopos National Piano competition. He played solo recitals in Indonesia (Semarang and Jakarta), Germany (Düsseldorf, Xanten and Kleve), and the Netherlands (among others during the Holland Music Sessions in Bergen).
Display Titles: Franz Liszt Piano Competition - Vinsenso Husin
Artists: Vinsenso Husin
Location: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
Concert Year: 2014
18:06
In Search of Beethoven
‘In Search of Beethoven’ brings together the world's leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer. The line-up of performers and interviewees includes Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, Frans Brüggen, Ronald Brautigam, Hélène Grimaud, Vadim Repin, Janine Jansen, Paul Lewis, Lars Vogt, and Emanuel Ax, among others. In Search of Beethoven takes a comprehensive look at the composer's life through his musical output. Having created a blueprint with ‘In Search of Mozart’, film maker Phil Grabsky documents each piece of music by chronologically marrying it to Beethoven’s biography and letters. Grabsky travelled across Europe and North America to interview historians and musicians between rehearsals and performances. He managed to film a remarkable 55 performances for the film - and has once again captured the raw energy of these world-class artists. Above all, ‘In Search of Beethoven’ addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate, struck down by deafness, who searched for his 'immortal beloved' but remained unmarried. It delves beyond the image of the tortured, cantankerous, unhinged personality, to reveal someone quite different and far more interesting.
Display Titles: In Search of Beethoven
Concert Year: 2009
20:26
Beethoven - Symphony No. 4, first…
Robert Schumann once described Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony as ‘a slender Greek maiden between two Norse giants’. The ‘two Norse giants’ referred to the Third and Fifth Symphonies, which have an almost mythical reputation. Unintentionally, his description suggested that Beethoven’s ‘even’ Symphonies are not as profound as his ‘odd’ Symphonies. Beethoven received his commission for this Symphony because of another, ‘even’ Symphony. In 1806, Count Franz von Oppersdorf responded enthusiastically to Beethoven’s Second Symphony, and promptly offered the composer a large sum of money for a new one. In October of the same year, the Count received ‘his’ Symphony. Although Schumann’s description might seem accurate on a first hearing, the intense and tragic introduction of the Fourth Symphony illustrates that this Beethoven composition, too, is not in the least short of heartfelt emotion. In this broadcast: the first movement.
Display Titles: Beethoven - Symphony No. 4, first movement
Artists: Berliner Philharmoniker,Claudio Abbado
Location: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome
Concert Year: 2001
20:37
Mozart - Piano concerto No. 20 part 2
A few days after the first performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, the composer’s father wrote to his daughter Nannerl: ,,I heard an excellent new piano concerto by Wolfgang, […] the copyist was still at work when we got there”. The story goes that Mozart completed the concerto on the 10th of February 1785 and performed the premiere in Vienna the very next day. Young Ludwig van Beethoven loved this concerto and played it regularly. He was not the only one to admire the concerto according to conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim this piece was Joseph Stalin’s favourite composition. In this broadcast: the second movement.
Display Titles: Mozart - Piano concerto No. 20 part 2
Artists: Mitsuko Uchida,Sir Simon Rattle,Berliner Philharmoniker
Location: Berliner Philharmonie
Concert Year: 2006
21:00
Carmen (ballet)
Created by Antonio Gades in collaboration with Carlos Saura, this matchless production shows how the explosive power and intensity of feeling in traditional Spanish flamenco can bring vividly to life the sultry passion, earthy emotion, love and rivalry that is Carmen. Vanesa Vento lives and breathes Carmen, emphasizing the many faces of this character, female, passionate and freedom fighter, but fickle in love as she shamelessly flirts with men she likes, inspiring desire, rivalry and jealousy amongst both the men and other women. But Carmen’s gypsy wildness becomes her own downfall when she discards Don José’s (Ángel Gil) love for that of the bullfighter (Jairo Rodríguez), as possessed by a piercing despair Don José kills her.
Display Titles: Carmen (ballet)
Artists: Teatro Real Orchestra
Location: Teatro Real, Madrid
Concert Year: 2014
22:45
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5
In time for his 65th birthday in 2007, Daniel Barenboim has completed a cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos. Recorded live at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, this recording reflects both a very individual and special reading of Beethoven’s music and the artist’s life-long dedication to the composer. Barenboim is one of the most prolific and high-profile artists performing on international stages today and Beethoven’s masterpieces have been a key part of his repertoire throughout his career, both as conductor and as pianist. Beethoven himself was a keyboard virtuoso of almost awesome abilities who created a sensation wherever he played. It is no wonder, therefore, that the piano was central to Beethoven’s overall output. Barenboim, artistic personality and former wunderkind, long an essential part of the international musical scene both on the conductor’s podium and at the piano, is the perfect match for this demanding music. Conducting and playing at the same time, Barenboim chose his orchestra of almost two decades, the Staatskapelle Berlin, which he has praised warmly for its exceptional, dark and warm sound. During this recording you can enjoy the 'Piano Concerto No. 5'.
Display Titles: Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5
Artists: Daniel Barenboim,Staatskapelle Berlin
Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum
Concert Year: 2007
23:26
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
The original score to Richard Wagner’s ‘Siegfried Idyll’ has a dedication saying: "Tribschen Idyll,with Fidi's Bird-song and Orange Sunrise, presented as a Symphonic Birthday Greeting to his Cosima by her Richard, 1870.” The piece is very intimate in nature, not just because it was written for small orchestra which is uncommon to Wagner, but the orange sunrise for instance refers to the colour of the wallpaper in Cosina’s bedroom. This makes it a very personal composition indeed, that Wagner wrote and rehearsed on in secret. On Christmas Day 1870, Wagner put together a small orchestra and arranged for them to play his composition in the stairwell outside Cosina’s bedroom, as a birthday surprise. The story goes that Cosima was so affected that she could not get enough of the piece and made the musicians perform it several times in a row. The ‘Siegfried’ in this title, by the way, does not refer to the hero from the opera of the same name, but to their son, who went by the pet name of Fidi.
Display Titles: Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Artists: Herman Draaisma,Nieuw Klassiek Collectief
Location: NedPhO-Koepel, Amsterdam
Concert Year: 2015