Concert Premieres

Saturdays in November


Each Saturday evening in November, Stingray Brava will broadcast a new concert. This month features a magnificent show from Covent Garden with superb vocals from the world-famous tenor Placido Domingo, and a festive concert in Salzburg to honour the 250th birthday of W. A. Mozart. Stingray Brava will conclude with two 1994 performances of the Berlin Philharmonic: a night with Liszt’s rhapsodies and Brahms’s dances at the famous green forest venue of the Waldbühne, and a performance from the German town of Meiningen with Daniel Barenboim as the star soloist in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto!

November 3 at 21:00 | Mozart - Festive Concert from Salzburg

This performance was recorded during Mozart Week on January 27, 2006 in Salzburg, Austria, at the Großes Festspielhaus (Large Festival House) in celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th birthday. Under conductor Riccardo Muti, it features Thomas Hampson (baritone), Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Wiener Singverein, and Wiener Philharmoniker. Pieces include Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major, K. 364, arias and scenes from Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, The Magic Flute and Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 ("Haffner").

November 10 at 21:00 | Covent Garden - Gold and Silver Gala

Frequently performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English and Russian, and appearing in famous roles and prestigious theatres worldwide, including the Royal Opera House in London, Spanish opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo is a highly acclaimed and versatile tenor. Domingo celebrates his 25th Anniversary at the Royal Opera House with a gala in Covent Garden, appearing with Asher Fish and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, plus a range of guests, including Susan Graham and Roberto Alagna. They perform beautiful opera arias by Mozart, Donizetti, Gounod, Bizet and others.

November 17 at 21:00 | Waldbühne 1994 - A Night of Dances and Rhapsodies

The Berliner Philharmoniker performs a beautiful annual concert at the Waldbühne in Berlin, an amphitheatre with a 22,290 capacity. In 1994, conductor Mariss Jansons and pianist Mikhail Rudy were invited to perform dances and rhapsodies. The concert kicks off with Franz von Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture. Later in the program you can enjoy the famous Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, which he originally wrote for piano. The program ends with Dvorák’s Slavonic Dance No. 1.

November 24 at 21:00 | Europakonzert 1994 – Meiningen

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 is often compared to Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony given its cheerful and pastoral character.