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Janine Jansen (c) Marco Borggreve

Gala from Berlin 2021

Live signal available, 31 December 2021, 5:30 pm CET

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

Ludovico Einaudi at Waldbühne Berlin

The Sound Weavers: Neo-Classical Composers and Performers

In production:

A film by Anne-Kathrin Peitz

They attract millions of people to their concerts and via streaming services; their albums sell like hot cakes. Both young and old flock to sold-out houses; making directors and managers in the classical music industry green with envy. In any case, NEO-CLASSICAL, as the new music trend is called, is a mega hit.
What makes the form so popular? Is their music ingenious or simply comforting? Are they Mozarts 2.0 or rather maestros for the masses? Do they build a bridge to the musical past, allowing our ears to walk comfortably in "familiar territory"? 
The documentary, THE SOUND WEAVERS: THE NEO-CLASSICAL COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS LUDOVICO EINAUDI, HANIA RANI, JOEP BEVING AND HAUSCHKA (WT) portrays the four  most successful protagonists of the genre. It tells their stories, visits them and their concerts. It gets up close and personal with their audience, seeks answers from socialists, neuroscientists, musicologists and even marketing experts. But above it all, it allows these creators – these weavers – to have their own say.

Duration: approx. 52'

Produced by EuroArts Music

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Productions 2018

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