Ludovico Einaudi

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(c) Monika Rittershaus

Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Gala from Berlin 2021, Photo (c) Stephan Rabold

Gala from Berlin 2021

Live recorded at the Philharmonie Berlin

Janine Jansen, violin

Berliner Philharmoniker

Lahav Shani, conductor

 

The Berliner Philharmoniker and Lahav Shani ring in the new year virtuosic, dance-like, and full of dynamism. We start with the overture to Johann Straussʼ Fledermaus before star violinist Janine Jansen presents Max Bruch’s passionate Violin Concerto No. 1. The second part of the concert is dedicated to the world of ballet. We hear Stravinsky’s Firebird, a fascinating melange of Russian fairy tale and visionary energy, and Ravel’s La Valse, an intoxicatingly explosive vision of the Viennese waltz – which links us back to the beginning of the programme.

 

Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus: Overture; Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Fritz Kreisler Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow); Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird, Suite No. 2 (1919 version); Maurice Ravel La Valse

 

Duration: approx. 90'

TV Director: Henning Kasten

Produced by EuroArts Music in coproduction with RBB/ARTE & SMG

Watch the EuroArts showreel 2021

(c) Peter Adamik

Eine Alpensinfonie – A film by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Recorded at Berlin’s Tempodrom, the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and its chief conductor Robin Ticciati present Richard Strauss’s "An Alpine Symphony" as a musical and philosophical mountain hike with the legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner.
Existential reports from Messner engage in a cinematic dialogue with concert recordings that were made in a 360-degree arrangement of the impressive large orchestral forces around DSO Music Director Robin Ticciati in Berlin’s Tempodrom.
The concert leads us through the Alps, lets the audience pass flowering meadows en route, through thickets and underbrush, over mountain pastures and glaciers to the summit, and finally the descent surrounded by thunderstorms. Juxtaposed with this, Messner provides insights into the physical and psychological borderline experiences of his mountain ascents and speaks about extreme situations, the perception of nature, and his mental state on the night before departure, during the conquest of the peak, during the long, onerous descent and the exhausted, contented return home.

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Robin Ticciati, conductor

with Reinhold Messner

 

Progr. No.: 6851

TV Director: Andreas Morell

Duration:  45/57'

Produced by Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in coproduction with EuroArts & rbb Kultur

 

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