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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
In 2018 Yannick Nézet-Séguin will end his tenure with the Rotterdam Philharmonic for which he will stay Honorary Conductor to become Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Yannick has worked with many leading European orchestras and…
Length
75 mins
Prog. No.
5580
The German tenor Jonas Kaufmann is one of the hottest properties in the opera world. He captivates audiences with the power, emotion and beauty of his singing, the intelligence of his acting, his matinee-idol delivery, and his extraordinary range -…
Length
90 mins
Prog. No.
6466
“Jazz is more than just a style of music”, says Amro Salah. “It’s about freedom.” Salah, a jazz pianist, is an enthusiastic promoter of the genre. Every year he organises the Cairo Jazz Festival, but doesn’t view himself as a festival director: He is…
Length
82 mins
Prog. No.
6441
Theo Croker was born and raised in central Florida but at the age of eleven he heard his grandfather Doc Cheatham (a great jazz trumpeter) playing in New York. Doc died the following year but Theo continued to listen to his recordings. “i would just…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6469
The remarkable life and career of opera singer Soňa Červená: After escaping from the Iron Curtain, she made a career in Western Germany both as an internationally successful opera singer and actress on TV and on the theatre stage. It was not before…
Length
83 mins
Prog. No.
6006
Vicente was born in Woodstock, NY, and here embraced the rich cultural arts of this historical town by listening to local great Jazz artists Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb, Jack Dejohnette, among many others. He began his musical career on guitar at the…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6474
Greg Osby alto saxophonist, producer, composer and educator has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with many other acclaimed jazz groups, notably Jack DeJohnnette’s “special edition”.…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6468
Having made his conducting debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1987, Sir Simon Rattle was appointed as Claudio Abbado‘s successor in 1999. On 7 September 2002, Sir Simon gave his first concert as the orchestra‘s chief conductor. Sixteen years…
Length
67 mins
Prog. No.
6465
Stefon Harris passionate artistry, energetic stage presence, and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him into the forefront of the current jazz scene. Widely recognized and lauded by both his peers and jazz critics, Harris is committed to exploring…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6473