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Young Euro Classic 2023: Highlights

Sten Heinoja piano
Orchester der Estnischen Akademie für Musik und Theater, Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Toomas Vavilov, Oksana Lyniv

Highlights from Young Euro Classic 2023, live recorded at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
This year’s festival appearance by the young Ukrainian musicians is certainly one to look forward to: The orchestra is led by the internationally sought-after conductor Oksana Lyniv. The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine presents the Odessa Rhapsody for Two Violins and Symphony Orchestra by the Ukrainian-born composer Evgeni Orkin, which is a German premiere and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, a work whose dramatic development from the darkness of C minor to the light of C Major also offers a musical sign of hope in these dispiriting times of war.
Compared to Ukraine, Estonia is a very small country, but one with a large – and very vivacious – musical tradition! No wonder the Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre presents itself at Young Euro Classic with a programme focusing on music from its homeland. Arvo Pärt's unmistakable musical style is perfectly encapsulated in his work Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte. All this surrounds a classical “island”, for which the Estonians have chosen the sparkling Piano Concerto in D Major by Joseph Haydn.


Arvo Pärt: Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte; Joseph Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11; Evgeni Orkin: Odessa Rhapsody; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor op. 67 III. + IV


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Orchestral Music
66 mins
Torben Jacobsen, Nele Münchmeyer, Jörg Mohr
EuroArts Music in coproduction with ZDF/arte
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