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Sat. May 27

Puccini - Il trittico - Suor Angelica
Rumor has it that Sister Angelica has been sent to the convict by her family, as a punishment. She hasn’t heard from them from the moment she entered the monastery seven years ago, and she secretly hopes to hear from them ever since. But when her aunt, a frigid lady, comes to see her this is hardly the warm family reunion one could hope for. The aunt tells Sister Angelica that her sister is about to be married, and that Angelica has to sign some papers to renounce the claim on her inheritance. Angelica replies that she has paid for her sin but that she can’t forget the illegitimate child which was taken from her seven years ago. Her aunt ignores this remark but in the end tells the devastated sister that her son has died of fever. Angelica signs the papers and collapses in tears. When her aunt has left she makes herself a poison and drinks it, only realizing too late that suicide is a mortal sin and she therefore is dammed. She begs the Virgin Mary for mercy and then a miracle happens: as she is dying the Virgin Mary appears, together with her son.
Display Titles: Puccini - Il trittico - Suor Angelica
Artists: Juan Pons,Leo Nucci,Teatro alla Scala Choir,Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,Barbara Fritolli,Riccardo Chailly,Marjana Lipovsek
Location: Teatro la Scala, Milano
Concert Year: 2008
Mariss Jansons conducts the RCO
Mariss Jansons conducts Richard Strauss’ famous tone poem “Tod und Verklärung”, Op. 24 (“Death and Transfiguration”). The tone poem describes an old artist’s sickbed, death, and, in the end, transfiguration. When Strauss was on his deathbed in 1949, he reportedly said to his daughter in law: “It is funny, Alice, dying is just like I composed it in “Tod und Verklärung”.” Also on the program are Tchaikovsky’s famous Symphony No. 5 and a work by the Dutch composer Johan Wagenaar, who died in 1942 and whose music was influenced by Richard Strauss to a considerable extent.
Display Titles: Mariss Jansons conducts the RCO
Artists: Mariss Jansons,Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Location: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Concert Year: 2013
Vivaldi - The four seasons
‘Music is about life, about people’s stories, about emotion’, says the Dutch violinist Frederieke Saeijs. She certainly provides ample testimony for this statement with her performance of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. Vivaldi was neither the first nor the only musician of his time who composed musical portraits of the four seasons. Yet he was the only one whose portrayal of the seasons immortalized him: his compositions made it to the top of the classical top-100. And rightly so: the melodic richness and the detailed atmospheric sketch of his four violin concertos make them brilliant, accessible and timeless.
Display Titles: Vivaldi - The four seasons
Artists: Frederieke Saeijs ,HET Symfonieorkest
Location: Muziekcentrum Enschede, Netherlands
Concert Year: 2014
Symphony for the Peatlands
Composer Jurriaan Berger (Zaandam) explores sounds that have long been characteristic for the eastern area of the Dutch province of Groningen. The ‘Veenkoloniën’, peatlands, used to be swamps in the northern parts of the Netherlands until the development of new infrastructure brought wealth to the region. About a century ago, trade and industrialisation boosted the local economy; the sounds of the cardboard factory were heard all through the area. Today, the region’s prosperity seems a thing from the past, forcing the area to plan ahead in search of new opportunities. Which road will restore the peatlands to their former glory?
Display Titles: Symphony for the Peatlands
Artists: Jurriaan Berger,Veenkoloniaal Symfonieorkest
Location: the Netherlands
Concert Year: 2016
Saint-Saëns - Introduction et Rondo…
When fifteen-year-old Spanish violin prodigy Pablo de Sarasate approached Camille Saint-Saëns for a piece, the composer was honoured. He took the opportunity with both hands and wrote his First Violin Concerto. De Sarasate, at his young age, was already a celebrity and he performed all over the world. Saint-Saëns, who like many French composers of the Romantic period was very interested in Spanish folk music, wrote another piece for the young violin legend four years later: ‘Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso’ for violin and orchestra. This piece not only contains elements of several Spanish dances, but Saint-Saëns also deliberately made it difficult to play. He wanted to present the violinist, who had grown up in the meantime, with a challenge. De Sarasate was very pleased with the result and performed the piece on a regular basis, with popularity ensuing: both George Bizet and Claude Debussy made their own versions.
Display Titles: Saint-Saëns - Introduction et Rondo capriccioso
Artists: Neeme Järvi,Janine Jansen,Berliner Philharmoniker
Location: Waldbühne, Berlin
Concert Year: 2006
Márquez - Dánzon No. 2
If you could assign human ages to classical music, Arturo Márquez’s Dánzon No. 2 would still be a toddler. This swinging piece was first performed in 1994, by the Orchestra Filarmonica of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico), that also commissioned Márquez to write it. The title of this contemporary piece refers to the Dánzon, a type of dance originally from Cuba but also important in the folklore of Veracruz, one of Mexico’s 31 states.
Display Titles: Márquez - Dánzon No. 2
Artists: Gustavo Dudamel,Berliner Philharmoniker
Location: Waldbühne, Berlin
Concert Year: 2008
Beethoven - Piano concerto No. 1 part 1
In time for his 65th birthday in November 2007, Daniel Barenboim has completed a cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos. Recorded live at the prestigious 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. Daniel 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. Daniel 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. With a tradition reaching back to 1570, the Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Barenboim plays Beethoven brings together two musical masterminds. In this broadcast: the first part.
Display Titles: Beethoven - Piano concerto No. 1 part 1
Artists: Daniel Barenboim,Staatskapelle Berlin
Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum
Concert Year: 2007
Bortniansky - Sey dén yehó zhe sotvori…
Many 18th century Russian composers have been forgotten, but Dmitry Bortniansky (1751-1825) has escaped that fate. Bortniansky, who was very much loved and admired in his day, was as respected after death as in life: his chamber music and vocal compositions remained very popular. As Director of the Imperial Chapel Choir, he composed an impressive number of choral pieces, which unfortunately have not all survived. Among his published compositions are 35 sacred concertos, 10 concertos for double choruses, two complete liturgical works, several Cherubic Hymns, and countless settings of traditional orthodox chants. In Bortniansky’s works, the Russian choral composition got its classic shape: three parts in fast-slow-fast movements, augmented by elements of secular instrumental concerts and sacred vocal music.
Display Titles: Bortniansky - Sey dén yehó zhe sotvori Hospód
Artists: Nederlands Kamerkoor,Risto Joost
Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi...
Every year, the closing concert of the Pianoscope Festival is a unique moment, in which all musicians who took part in any of the Festival’s concerts and masterclasses come together for a majestic conclusion to the festivities. In this broadcast: Claude Debussy’s ‘Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune’ for piano.
Display Titles: Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi...
Artists: Jean-Claude Pennetier,Jean-Philippe Collard
Location: Pianoscope Festival
Concert Year: 2009
Bach - Partita No. 6 part 4
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 4.
Display Titles: Bach - Partita No. 6 part 4
Artists: David Fray
Location: Pianoscope Festival
Concert Year: 2009
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
Liszt - 3 parts from Années de…
This composition by Franz Liszt belongs to the second set of 'Années de pèlerinage' which, like the first and third set, consists of pieces inspired by the composer's trips with his mistress Marie d'Agoult. While Liszt in the first set still wanted to describe the landscape in his music, the pieces of this second set are a description of the works or art he encountered. This broadcast shows a selection of three pieces (Sonets 47, 104 and 123) by Daniel Barenboim.
Display Titles: Liszt - 3 parts from Années de pèlerinage
Artists: Daniel Barenboim
Location: Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Concert Year: 2007
My Music My Passion: Jeroen de Groot
Jeroen de Groot plays works by Bach
Display Titles: My Music My Passion: Jeroen de Groot
Artists: Jeroen de Groot
Concert Year: 2016
Beethoven - Sonate Nr. 7 Op. 30 No. 2
Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov and French pianist David Fray represent a young generation of music heroes, and both musicians have a large following from all over the world. In this performance they play Ludwig van Beethoven’s ‘Seventh Violin Sonata’ (Op. 30 No. 2). The master composer from Vienna dedicated this piece to Tsar Alexander I of Russia. In his 30th opus, Beethoven brought together three violin sonatas, each of almost symphonic length. The Seventh Violin Sonata that is played here even shows the symphonic pattern. The piece consists of four contrasting movements: Allegro, Adagio, Scherzo and Finale together making up almost half an hour of chamber music brilliance.
Display Titles: Beethoven - Sonate Nr. 7 Op. 30 No. 2
Artists: David Fray,Valeriy Sokolov
Location: Verbier Festival
Concert Year: 2009
Medtner - Fairy Tales
Russian composer Nikolai Medtner’s musicality already showed at an early age: he was only twelve when he was admitted to the Moscow conservatory. In his early years it was mostly his piano playing that caught everyone’s attention only later on he started dedicating more time to composing. As pianist-composer, he left a large number of piano pieces of which these ‘fairy tales’ are a prime example. Russian composer Boris Berezovsky, performing in this broadcast, is one of the greatest advocates of Medtner’s music.
Display Titles: Medtner - Fairy Tales
Artists: Boris Berezovsky
Location: Berliner Philharmonie
Concert Year: 2006
Dvorák – Symphony No. 6, part III
The Czech composer Antonín Dvorák dedicated his Symphony No. 6 to Hans Richter, who at that time was the conducter of the Wiener Philharmoniker. It is no coincidence Dvorák had the Wiener Philharmoniker in mind when he composed his Symphony No. 6. He even used German classical-romantic influences, interweaving his own Czech musicality. Dvorák did all this, hoping that Richter and the Wiener Philharmoniker would premiere his composition. Unfortunately, Richter was not charmed by the idea. Moreover, the orchestra was overworked at the time. The première was performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - in 1882, Richter was to conduct the piece in London, albeit not with the Wiener Philharmoniker. The Wiener Philharmoniker first performed Dvorák’s Symphony No. 6 as late as 1942. 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 Competitio
Display Titles: Dvorák – Symphony No. 6, part III
Artists: Jiri Belohlavek,Czech Philharmonic
Location: Dvorák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague
Concert Year: 2014
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 '…
Although the ‘Scottish’ is known as the third of Felix Mendelssohn’s five symphonies, it is in fact the last symphonic work he composed. Visiting the British Isles for the first time in 1829, the composer was inspired by the natural scenery to write the first sketchy notes, which he returned to only 12 years later, in 1841. The symphony was finally completed on January 20, 1842 and premiered to great public acclaim. After several successful performances, Mendelssohn dedicated his symphony to Queen Victoria of England.
Display Titles: Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'
Artists: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig,Riccardo Chailly
Location: Gewandhaus, Leizpig
Concert Year: 2009
Stravinsky - Le Sacre du printemps
Few premieres will have been as troublesome as that of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’. The ballet, written for Sergey Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes with a choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky in which a young girl literally has to dance herself to death as a sacrifice to the sun god, did not meet with much understanding among 1913’s listeners. The intensely rhythmic score of the piece and the unusual choreography caused loud arguments among parts of the audience. This quickly led to small fights between the piece’s advocates and adversaries. Interference by the police eventually made it possible for the performance to continue. After the riot-ridden event, Diaghilev is reported to have said to Nijinsky and Stravinsky that the scandal was ,,exactly what I wanted”.
Display Titles: Stravinsky - Le Sacre du printemps
Artists: Sir Simon Rattle,Berliner Philharmoniker
Location: Waldbühne, Berlin
Concert Year: 2009
Fauré - Quartet No. 1 Op. 15
When Gabriel Fauré was born in 1845, Felix Mendelssohn’s famous violin concerto had just premiered and the German states had not yet been united. When he died in 1924, the old Europe had passed away in the devastating fires of World War I and the musical world was still recovering from the shock of Igor Stravinsky’s scandalous ‘Le sacre du printemps’. Living in these turbulent times, Fauré strove in his music to unite the old and the new. He composed this piano quartet in 1871, just after finishing his studies at the Parisian ‘École Niedermeyer’ where he met Camille Saint-Saëns. Still under the influence of Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner, he began to find his own musical voice, though his compositions were still limited to chamber music and songs. It was only many years later, when he worked as composition teacher at the Parisian conservatorium (he would later become its director), that he started composing longer works, including his wonderful Requiem. When his life drew to a close, he returned to his cherished chamber music and songs.
Display Titles: Fauré - Quartet No. 1 Op. 15
Artists: Torleif Thedéen,Lars Anders Tomter,Nelson Goerner,Janine Jansen
Location: Verbier Festival
Les Salons de Musique: Opus 14
The philosophy behind ‘Les Salons de Musique’ is to bring about original and exclusive meetings between preeminent musicians. These meetings take place in unusual and intimate venues. The musicians share their emotions with each other and with the audience: a recipe for unforgettable moments. Pianist Shani Diluka has two cultural roots: the east and the west. She performs a wide repertoire in the spirit of the great musical philosophers such as Schnabel and Kempf, to whom she frequently refers in her work. Her international career brought her to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Salle Pleyel, La Cité de La Musique, La Fenice, the Arsenal de Metz, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, the Festival de La Roque d’Anthéron, the Festival International de Menton and the Zubin Mehta Festival in Mumbai. She keeps up with the time, and she works with the world’s most important contemporary composers, like Kurtag, Rihm and Mantovani. She premiered one of Mantovani’s compositions. In today’s episode, she is accompanied by the Quatuor Ebene. This preeminent string quartet, which played its inaugural concert in 1999 at the Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt, can often be found at the world’s most prestigious concert venues and festivals. The quartet is known for its incredible versatility and its strong attention to current trends in music. The Quatuor Ebene is equally at home with classical music, contemporary music, and even jazz.
Display Titles: Les Salons de Musique: Opus 14
Location: Le Galerie Thaddaeus, Pantin
Concert Year: 2013
Liszt - Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
This work forms part of Franz Liszt’s ‘Années de pèlerinage’, a musical journey accompanying the composer’s travels with his beloved Marie d’Agoult. Where the first set focused on describing natural scenery, the pieces in this second set describe the artworks Liszt discovers. This program broadcasts Sonetto 123 as performed by Daniel Barenboim
Display Titles: Liszt - Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Artists: Daniel Barenboim
Location: Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Concert Year: 2007
Bach - Partita No. 6 part 3
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 3.
Display Titles: Bach - Partita No. 6 part 3
Artists: David Fray
Location: Pianoscope Festival
Concert Year: 2009
Now on
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 part 1
For two centuries it was assumed that Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Second Piano Concerto as a 23-year-old in 1794, when he was preparing his debut in Vienna and needed a show piece. It is quite an accomplishment to be able to compose and perform a concerto like this one at such a young age. The piece was indeed part of the programme for his first public performance on March 29 1795. From letters it now appears, though, that a large part of the concerto, the first two movements at least, were written as early as 1789. Six years before his official debut! Impressive as that may be, Beethoven himself was not entirely satisfied with the piece. Throughout the years he continued to make changes to the concerto and only in 1801 he granted permission to publish it, to which he adds in an accompanying letter: ,,I do not claim it to be one of my best ... However, it will not disgrace you to publish it”. In this broadcast: the first movement.
Display Titles: Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 part 1
Artists: Daniel Barenboim,Staatskapelle Berlin
Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum
Concert Year: 2007
Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 part 2
Though it was the premiere of his Fourth Symphony that earned Anton Bruckner his status as composer in Vienna, none of his pieces would exceed his Seventh Symphony in E major in success. Artur Nikisch led the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig its first performance on the 30th of January 1884, and in January 1885 the piece was first performed in Vienna by Hans Richter and the Wiener Philharmoniker. The second movement of the symphony is inseparable from Bruckner’s idol, Richard Wagner the adagio was written with Wagner’s death in mind and for the first time Bruckner made use of the Wagner tuba. In this broadcast: the second movement.
Display Titles: Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 part 2
Artists: Claudio Abbado,Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Location: Lucerne Festival
Concert Year: 2005
Arvo Pärt - Adam's Passion
‘Adam’s Passion’ is the moving first collaboration between two “masters of slow motion who harmonize perfectly with each other” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). In the spectacular setting of a former submarine factory, American director and universal artist Robert Wilson creates a poetic visual world, in which the mystical musical language of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt can cast its meditative spell. Three of Pärt’s major works – ‘Adam’s Lament’, ‘Tabula rasa’, and ‘Miserere’, as well as the new work ‘Sequentia’ which was composed especially for this production – are brought together here, using light, space, and movement to create a tightly-woven Gesamtkunstwerk in which the artistic visions of these two great artists mirror each other.
Display Titles: Arvo Pärt - Adam's Passion
Artists: Estionian Philharmonic Chamber Choir,Tallin Chamber Orchestra,Tonu Kaljuste
Location: Noblessler Foundin, Tallin
Concert Year: 2015
The 12 Cellists in Moscow
They are unique. Naturally, every symphony orchestra has its cello section. But nowhere else in the world have the deeper, larger strings joined together to form an independent ensemble - an orchestra within an orchestra - meeting with success after success. That is why every music lover knows immediately where the "12 Cellists" come from, even if they cannot name their orchestra. They are an institution. They have played together since 1972, appearing as an ensemble, occasionally in Berlin, often elsewhere, and quite often traveling great distances. The Concert with the 12 Cellisten of the Berliner Philharmoniker took place at the First Moscow International Cello Festival in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. It was organized by the Moscow State Philharmonic Society and was dedicated to the memory of Mstislav Rostropovich. Program: Klengel – Hymnus, Piazzolla – Milonga del Angel, Fauré – Pavane, Piazzolla – Muerta del Angel, Debussy – La Cathedral engloutie, Verdi – Ave Marie (from Quattro pezzi sacri), Piazzolla – Resureccion del Angel, Françaix – Presto from ‘Aubade’, Blacher – Espagnola, Kaiser- Lindemann – The 12 in Bossa Nova, Shostakovich – Lyric Waltz, Gershwin – Clap Yo’ hands, Morricone – The man with the harmonica, Ben – Mas que nada, Granda – La Flor de la Canela, Piazzolla – Fuga y misterio.
Display Titles: The 12 Cellists in Moscow
Artists: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker
Location: Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow
Concert Year: 2008
Skrjabin – Sonate No. 2, opus 19
After five years of hard toil, Alexander Scriabin completed his Piano Sonata No 2 in 1898. His efforts paid off, because the sonata has become regarded highly all over the world. It is a romantic and impressionistic work in a style that resembles Chopin’s. The sonata consists of two contrasting movements: the first part is slow and lyrical, while the second is virtuoso and fast. The first part is therefore comparable to a murmuring brook, while the second part sounds like a maelstrom of thunderous water, its waves expressed in music by a rapid succession of short notes.
Display Titles: Skrjabin – Sonate No. 2, opus 19
Artists: Yuja Wang
Location: Verbier Festival
Concert Year: 2008
IVC 2014: Eric Jurenas & Bretton…
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: Eric Jurenas & Bretton Brown
Artists: Bretton Brown,Eric Jurenas
Location: 's Herthogenbosch, Netherlands
Concert Year: 2014
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
We present the young and brilliant world famous American violinist Joshua Bell, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major at the Nobel Prize Concert 2010. As part of the official Nobel Week, the world’s most renowned artists gather each year to pay tribute to the Nobel Laureates. The concert is a special highlight in the series. On the rostrum: Sakari Oramo the Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Display Titles: Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Artists: The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra,Sakari Oramo,Joshua Bell
Location: Stockholm
Concert Year: 2010
Bartók - Violin Concerto No. 2
Béla Bartók’s second violin concerto has a slight connection to The Netherlands: in 1939 the piece had its first performance in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra led by Willem Mengelberg. The soloist was Zoltan Székely, a good friend of the composer. He had asked Bartók to compose a tripartite piece but the composer something altogether different in mind: he envisioned a grand piece consisting of a theme and variations. Székely did not like the idea at all and insisted on a more traditional piece. In a very clever way, Bartók eventually mixed his ideas with those of Székely: he made a composition consisting of three movements, but the slower second movement is made up of a theme with variations and the entire third movement is based upon the first.
Display Titles: Bartók - Violin Concerto No. 2
Artists: Sir Simon Rattle,Berliner Philharmoniker,Leonidas Kavakos
Location: Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest
Concert Year: 2005
The Archive: Celebrating Verdi
The collection “The Archive” presents great performances by legendary artists, remastered using the latest digital technology and enhanced with commentary for today’s audiences. These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various archives and have been made accessible for home viewing audiences - appealing and enjoyable performances, that offer unique glimpses into our classical music heritage. This episode of Classic Archive brings the greatest performers of Giuseppe Verdi's compositions into focus: the Overture ‘La forza del destino’ is played by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Arturo Toscanini in 1943. It is followed by performances of the Overture ‘I vespri siciliani’ and ‘Quattro pezzi sacri’ by the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus led by Carlo Maria Giulini in 1968. On May 16, 1958, the London Symphony Orchestra under direction of Sir Charles Mackerras recorded Verdi’s ‘Stabat mater’, “Ehi ! Taverniere!” from ‘Falstaff’ and “Vanne… - Credo in un Dio crudel…” from ‘Otello’, with Tito Gobbi as soloist. Maria Callas and the Orchestre du Theatre national de l’Opéra de Paris led by Georges Sébastian finish this broadcast with their renditions of “Vanne, lasciami … D’amor sull’ali rosee… Miserere” from ‘Il Trovatore’.
Display Titles: The Archive: Celebrating Verdi
Artists: Arturo Toscanini,Carlo Maria Giulini,Maria Callas,Tito Gobbi,NBC Symphony Orchestra,New Philharmonia Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra,Sir Charles Mackerras,Orchestre du Théâtre national de l'Opéra de Paris,Georges Sébastian
Location: United States of America, Fairfield Hall, Croydon; BBC studio, London
Concert Year: 1943
Beethoven - Two Violin Romances
Ludwig van Beethoven was an exceptional pianist, perhaps that is why people tend to forget he was also a capable violinist. Although perhaps not a virtuoso, Beethoven loved the instrument and wrote no lesser than ten sonatas for it, several pieces of chamber music and of course the violin concerto. His ‘Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra’ stand out , because they are two pieces of a whole that are still very reminiscent of solo concertos.
Display Titles: Beethoven - Two Violin Romances
Artists: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig,Kurt Masur,Renaud Capucon
Location: St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
Concert Year: 2009
Rameau - Gavotte et doubles
Jean-Philippe Rameau was a musician of many talents: he was renowned for his innovative and popular operas, we know he was a great organ player and a grand musical thinker. Rameau Sr. was also a musician, but he had destined his son for a career in law. Music seems to have been in his blood, though, and after having taught himself to play various instruments as well as basic music theory, he was allowed to start a career in music - at long last - at age 18. Music took him all over Europe and eventually brought him to the French court. This broadcast shows a performance by Roland Pöntinen of his ‘Gavotte et doubles’.
Display Titles: Rameau - Gavotte et doubles
Artists: Roland Pontinen
Location: Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany
Concert Year: 2007
Misha Fomin at the Concertgebouw
Display Titles: Misha Fomin at the Concertgebouw
Artists: Misha Fomin,Atrium Sting Quartet
Location: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Concert Year: 2016
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