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A rehearsal under the Austrian conductor Karl Böhm (1894-1981) was a prospect that prompted distinctly mixed feelings among orchestral musicians in Vienna, Berlin, Bayreuth and New York. He was an uncompromising, expert orchestral trainer and an…
Total running time
74 mins
In 2011 the Berliner Philharmoniker and their musical director Sir Simon Rattle welcomed in the New Year with a gala concert entitled ‘Dances & Dreams’. Spinetingling and inspiring performances of music by Dvorˇák, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky…
Total running time
88 mins
Claudio Abbado has realised a dream with his new Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The orchestra, an exclusive ensemble of handpicked orchestral musicians, opens up new dimensions in the interpretation of symphonic music with exceptional soloists such as…
Total running time
89 mins
The charismatic and inspiring Claudio Abbado and the magnificent mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, hold the audience spellbound in this live recording from Lucerne Festival in Summer. Mahler’s five Rückert-Lieder –…
Total running time
88 mins
In 2005, the Staatsoper Berlin and its orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin under musical director Daniel Barenboim, celebrated a series of events to celebrate the 80th birthday of French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez. Artistically associated…
Total running time
89 mins
The Argentine pianist Martha Argerich has been dazzling audiences for decades with what the New York Times has referred to as ‘prodigious technique with uncanny musicality.’ She is now a regular of the artistic family at the popular Verbier Festival…
Total running time
87 mins
Baritone Matthias Goerne, soprano Chen Reiss, cellist Eric Picard and violinist Philippe Aïche come together at Paris’s renowned Salle Pleyel for a concert of Fauré’s works for chorus and orchestra. They are joined by the Orchestre de Paris under the…
Total running time
85 mins
The Gala from Berlin 2008 features the Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle, and world-class singers Thomas Quasthoff and Pauline Malefane with an outstanding all-American program ranging from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris…
Total running time
82 mins
In January 2009 at Paris's Cité de la Musique, the internationally renowned conductor Vladimir Jurowski led the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in a varied and imaginative programme that included Strauss's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Metamorphosen, as…
Total running time
81 mins
This all-Beethoven concert gathers together the lesser-known Fourth Symphony − composed while Beethoven was enjoying one of the most peaceful times of his life − with the celebrated Seventh. For this performance, fi lmed live at the Théâtre des…
Total running time
89 mins