Gala from Berlin 2021
Live signal available, 31 December 2021
Janine Jansen, violin
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
The Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko welcome the new year with a very special style of Viennese dance music. Incidental music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold enriches a Shakespeare comedy with Viennese air, Richard Strauss celebrates the culture of coffee houses in his ballet Schlagobers (‘Whipped Cream‘), while Maurice Ravel offers an ecstatically explosive version of the Viennese waltz in La Valse. Another highlight is Max Bruch’s First Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen, the turbulent Finale of which is unmistakably inspired by the Hungarian part of the Habsburg Monarchy.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Incidental Music to Much Ado about Nothing: Overture; Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Richard Strauss: Schlagobers, Orchestral Suite: In der Konditorküche, Marsch and Schlagobers, Orchestral Suite: Finale, Allgemeiner Tanz; Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow); Maurice Ravel: La Valse
Duration: approx. 90'
TV Director: Henning Kasten
Produced by EuroArts Music in coproduction with RBB/ARTE & SMG
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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
Produced by Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in coproduction with EuroArts & rbb Kultur