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Classical music is often thought of as being austere, ponderous and stern. Yet there are examples that were explicitly intended to be the exact opposite. "Carnival of the Animals" is one of those compositions. Regarded as being plain fun by Saint…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
6794
This summer, the Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Tugan Sokhiev distinguish themselves as musical storytellers. We listen to Prokofiev’s humorous music for the film satire "Lieutenant Kijé", we travel to the Orient with Maurice Ravel's song…
Length
90 mins
Prog. No.
6779
It is hard to believe that Beethoven wrote his 5th Piano Concerto when he was already starting to lose his hearing. Grandiose and intimate, heroic, and powerful, complete with cannon shots, there is so much to hear in this score, penned under…
Length
87 mins
Prog. No.
6540
Paralleling Beethoven’s Triple concerto in C Major for piano, violin and cello, Insula orchestra pays tribute to the French composer Louise Farrenc, a talented artist whose unjustly neglected work was nonetheless acclaimed by her contemporaries,…
Length
79 mins
Prog. No.
6541
An architectural gem is the venue for this European Concert: the Markgräfliches Opernhaus in Bayreuth, one of the few remaining original Baroque theatres, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2012. For the first time, the European…
Length
81 mins
Prog. No.
6450
Length
90 mins
Prog. No.
6457
The Wild West meets the soulful sound of Italy. Fearless New York gangsters meet cowboys from the dusty prairie. Godfather meets Taxi Driver. And the magic of cinema meets the rich sound of a first-class symphony orchestra. This exclusive live…
Length
75 mins
Prog. No.
6488
In this Baden-Baden concert, Simon Rattle presents a sonorous snapshot of the European music scene in the early 20th century. It includes Richard Strauss’s self-confidently impressive Don Juan, sumptuous songs by Alban Berg, Ravel’s overwhelmingly…
Length
90 mins
Prog. No.
6449
James Judd and the Slovak Philharmonic present two forgotten gems of the Czech and Slovak repertoire: Fibich and Suchon, who are currently being rediscovered by Czech and Slovak musicians. The program is complemented by Janácek’s Sinfonietta, a work…
Length
81 mins
Prog. No.
6512