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CLASSICA is the worldwide leading Pay TV channel for the perfect enjoyment of high-quality classical music - from operas to concerts and dance performances from the most renowned international music events and festivals.

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00:00-00:19 Mahler, Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 3 in D minor. Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), Limburg Cathedral Boys' Choir, MDR Radio Chorus Leipzig, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at the Rheingau Musik Festival in Eberbach Abbey. The Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler led the traditional symphonic genre into the 20th century. His works are today part of the standard repertoire of every major orchestra. When conductor Bruno Walter came to visit Gustav Mahler at his holiday home in the Austrian Alps, he was greeted with these words: "There's no need to look at the landscape, all of it is in my symphony". The Third, the longest of Mahler's symphonies, is an ode to nature, but a nature from which many torments emerge.

Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden

00:20-01:54

In September 1998 the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden performed a Gala Concert to celebrate its 450th anniversary. Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946-2001) was at that time chief conductor of the Staatskapelle. The programme includes pieces that were first performed by this orchestra: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto per l'orchestra di Dresda - Carl Maria von Weber, Jubel-Ouvertüre, Op. 59 - Richard Wagner, Overture to "Rienzi" - Richard Strauss, Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64. From the Semperoper Dresden.

00:20-01:54 Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden

In September 1998 the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden performed a Gala Concert to celebrate its 450th anniversary. Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946-2001) was at that time chief conductor of the Staatskapelle. The programme includes pieces that were first performed by this orchestra: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto per l'orchestra di Dresda - Carl Maria von Weber, Jubel-Ouvertüre, Op. 59 - Richard Wagner, Overture to "Rienzi" - Richard Strauss, Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64. From the Semperoper Dresden.

The Prokofiev Marathon - Part 2

01:55-02:59

For the beginning of his music directorship of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev came up with a truly special event: A one-day Prokofiev marathon with all five Piano Concertos - complemented with a wide spectrum of works by Haydn, Mozart, Weber, Reger, Shchedrin and clarinettist-composer Jörg Widmann. Concert II: Carl Maria von Weber, Overture to "Der Freischütz" - Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 - Carl Maria von Weber, Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance), Arr. Hector Berlioz. Denis Matsuev (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra. From the Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich.

01:55-02:59 The Prokofiev Marathon - Part 2

For the beginning of his music directorship of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev came up with a truly special event: A one-day Prokofiev marathon with all five Piano Concertos - complemented with a wide spectrum of works by Haydn, Mozart, Weber, Reger, Shchedrin and clarinettist-composer Jörg Widmann. Concert II: Carl Maria von Weber, Overture to "Der Freischütz" - Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 - Carl Maria von Weber, Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance), Arr. Hector Berlioz. Denis Matsuev (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra. From the Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich.

Donizetti, Maria Stuarda

03:00-05:19

From the Teatro La Fenice, Venice: "Maria Stuarda" (Mary Stuart) by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). Conductor: Fabrizio Maria Carminati - Stage director Denis Krief. With Fiorenza Cedolins (Maria Stuarda), Sonia Ganassi (Elisabetta), José Bros (Roberto, conte di Leicester), Mirco Palazzi (Giorgio Talbot). The tragedy of the Stuart Queen Mary and her embittered foe Elizabeth, is the most popular work in Donizetti's trilogy of bel canto operas on Tudor queens (next to "Anna Bolena" and "Roberto Devereux"). In Donizetti's version, the two women fight less over power than over the love of a man, the Earl of Leicester. This production shows Maria and Elisabetta both as prisoners, trapped in a labyrinth. The recording was made at Venice's beautiful Teatro La Fenice, rebuilt after the fire that destroyed it in 1996. "An extraordinary performance" (Opera Today).

03:00-05:19 Donizetti, Maria Stuarda

From the Teatro La Fenice, Venice: "Maria Stuarda" (Mary Stuart) by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). Conductor: Fabrizio Maria Carminati - Stage director Denis Krief. With Fiorenza Cedolins (Maria Stuarda), Sonia Ganassi (Elisabetta), José Bros (Roberto, conte di Leicester), Mirco Palazzi (Giorgio Talbot). The tragedy of the Stuart Queen Mary and her embittered foe Elizabeth, is the most popular work in Donizetti's trilogy of bel canto operas on Tudor queens (next to "Anna Bolena" and "Roberto Devereux"). In Donizetti's version, the two women fight less over power than over the love of a man, the Earl of Leicester. This production shows Maria and Elisabetta both as prisoners, trapped in a labyrinth. The recording was made at Venice's beautiful Teatro La Fenice, rebuilt after the fire that destroyed it in 1996. "An extraordinary performance" (Opera Today).

Paavo Järvi conducts Fauré

05:20-06:34

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Pavane in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Elégie in C minor, Op. 24 - Psalm "Super flumina Babylonis" - Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 - Requiem in D minor, Op. 48. Chen Reiss (soprano), Matthias Goerne (baritone), Eric Picard (cello); Philippe Aïche (solo violin); Choir of the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Paris; conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris. "A wonderful introduction to this magnificent composer's work ... This is music of supreme intellect and heart, lovingly crafted and gorgeously wrought. These performances are splendid and capture the Gallic charm of the composer" (blu-ray.com).

05:20-06:34 Paavo Järvi conducts Fauré

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Pavane in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Elégie in C minor, Op. 24 - Psalm "Super flumina Babylonis" - Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 - Requiem in D minor, Op. 48. Chen Reiss (soprano), Matthias Goerne (baritone), Eric Picard (cello); Philippe Aïche (solo violin); Choir of the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Paris; conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris. "A wonderful introduction to this magnificent composer's work ... This is music of supreme intellect and heart, lovingly crafted and gorgeously wrought. These performances are splendid and capture the Gallic charm of the composer" (blu-ray.com).

Mahler, Symphony No. 3 in D minor

06:35-08:19

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 3 in D minor. Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), Limburg Cathedral Boys' Choir, MDR Radio Chorus Leipzig, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at the Rheingau Musik Festival in Eberbach Abbey. The Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler led the traditional symphonic genre into the 20th century. His works are today part of the standard repertoire of every major orchestra. When conductor Bruno Walter came to visit Gustav Mahler at his holiday home in the Austrian Alps, he was greeted with these words: "There's no need to look at the landscape, all of it is in my symphony". The Third, the longest of Mahler's symphonies, is an ode to nature, but a nature from which many torments emerge.

06:35-08:19 Mahler, Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 3 in D minor. Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), Limburg Cathedral Boys' Choir, MDR Radio Chorus Leipzig, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at the Rheingau Musik Festival in Eberbach Abbey. The Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler led the traditional symphonic genre into the 20th century. His works are today part of the standard repertoire of every major orchestra. When conductor Bruno Walter came to visit Gustav Mahler at his holiday home in the Austrian Alps, he was greeted with these words: "There's no need to look at the landscape, all of it is in my symphony". The Third, the longest of Mahler's symphonies, is an ode to nature, but a nature from which many torments emerge.

Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden

08:20-09:54

In September 1998 the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden performed a Gala Concert to celebrate its 450th anniversary. Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946-2001) was at that time chief conductor of the Staatskapelle. The programme includes pieces that were first performed by this orchestra: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto per l'orchestra di Dresda - Carl Maria von Weber, Jubel-Ouvertüre, Op. 59 - Richard Wagner, Overture to "Rienzi" - Richard Strauss, Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64. From the Semperoper Dresden.

08:20-09:54 Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden

In September 1998 the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden performed a Gala Concert to celebrate its 450th anniversary. Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946-2001) was at that time chief conductor of the Staatskapelle. The programme includes pieces that were first performed by this orchestra: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto per l'orchestra di Dresda - Carl Maria von Weber, Jubel-Ouvertüre, Op. 59 - Richard Wagner, Overture to "Rienzi" - Richard Strauss, Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64. From the Semperoper Dresden.

The Prokofiev Marathon - Part 2

09:55-10:59

For the beginning of his music directorship of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev came up with a truly special event: A one-day Prokofiev marathon with all five Piano Concertos - complemented with a wide spectrum of works by Haydn, Mozart, Weber, Reger, Shchedrin and clarinettist-composer Jörg Widmann. Concert II: Carl Maria von Weber, Overture to "Der Freischütz" - Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 - Carl Maria von Weber, Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance), Arr. Hector Berlioz. Denis Matsuev (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra. From the Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich.

09:55-10:59 The Prokofiev Marathon - Part 2

For the beginning of his music directorship of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev came up with a truly special event: A one-day Prokofiev marathon with all five Piano Concertos - complemented with a wide spectrum of works by Haydn, Mozart, Weber, Reger, Shchedrin and clarinettist-composer Jörg Widmann. Concert II: Carl Maria von Weber, Overture to "Der Freischütz" - Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 - Carl Maria von Weber, Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance), Arr. Hector Berlioz. Denis Matsuev (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra. From the Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich.

Behind the scenes - "The Seasons" in Salzburg

11:00-11:29

An informative look behind the scenes of Joseph Haydn’s Oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons) at the Salzburg Festival. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. With Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Florian Boesch (bass), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. After "The Creation" (1798), "The Seasons" (1801) are Haydn's second great German-language oratorio. It describes the seasons from the perspective of farmers: spring is the time of sowing and hope, in summer the whole nature revives, autumn brings harvest, hunting and vintage, in winter fog and darkness come. The popular four-part work is a summary of all that Haydn was able to describe in music.

11:00-11:29 Behind the scenes - "The Seasons" in Salzburg

An informative look behind the scenes of Joseph Haydn’s Oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons) at the Salzburg Festival. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. With Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Florian Boesch (bass), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. After "The Creation" (1798), "The Seasons" (1801) are Haydn's second great German-language oratorio. It describes the seasons from the perspective of farmers: spring is the time of sowing and hope, in summer the whole nature revives, autumn brings harvest, hunting and vintage, in winter fog and darkness come. The popular four-part work is a summary of all that Haydn was able to describe in music.

Salzburg Festival: Opening Concert 2011

11:30-13:04

In the Mahler year 2011, the eminent Pierre Boulez conducted the traditional opening concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival. The concert begins with the "Lulu Suite" by Gustav Mahler's pupil Alban Berg. The music for the tragic temptress is sung here by the dazzling young soprano Anna Prohaska. In Berg's concert aria "Der Wein", Dorothea Röschmann delivers a masterful interpretation. The main work of the concert is Mahler's "Das klagende Lied" - a great spectral opera for the mind's eye scored for massive orchestral and vocal forces; the soloists are Dorothea Röschmann, Anna Larsson and Johan Botha.

11:30-13:04 Salzburg Festival: Opening Concert 2011

In the Mahler year 2011, the eminent Pierre Boulez conducted the traditional opening concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival. The concert begins with the "Lulu Suite" by Gustav Mahler's pupil Alban Berg. The music for the tragic temptress is sung here by the dazzling young soprano Anna Prohaska. In Berg's concert aria "Der Wein", Dorothea Röschmann delivers a masterful interpretation. The main work of the concert is Mahler's "Das klagende Lied" - a great spectral opera for the mind's eye scored for massive orchestral and vocal forces; the soloists are Dorothea Röschmann, Anna Larsson and Johan Botha.

13:05-13:24 Making of "Nabucco"

A glimpse behind the scenes of the production of Verdi's opera ''Nabucco'' in the Arena di Verona in the Summer of 2007. Conductor: Daniel Oren - Director: Denis Krief. Soloists are Leo Nucci (Nabucco) and Maria Guleghina (Abigaille).

Making of Roberto Devereux

13:25-13:49

Take a glimpse behind the scenes of Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' by Christof Loy. Discover the Bavarian State Opera Munich and all it's secrets. Meet conductor Friedrich Haider, director Christof Loy and the soloists in this short 'Behind the scenes'.

13:25-13:49 Making of Roberto Devereux

Take a glimpse behind the scenes of Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' by Christof Loy. Discover the Bavarian State Opera Munich and all it's secrets. Meet conductor Friedrich Haider, director Christof Loy and the soloists in this short 'Behind the scenes'.

European Concert from Prague

13:50-15:29

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - Antonín Dvorák: Biblical Songs, Op. 99 - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastorale". Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Simon Rattle. The European Concert has been a tradition of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1st, 1882, playing in different European cities. This concert was recorded in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle.

13:50-15:29 European Concert from Prague

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - Antonín Dvorák: Biblical Songs, Op. 99 - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastorale". Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Simon Rattle. The European Concert has been a tradition of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1st, 1882, playing in different European cities. This concert was recorded in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle.

Janácek, Jenufa

15:30-17:44

From the Deutsche Oper Berlin: "Jenufa" by Leos Janácek (1854-1928). Conductor: Donald Runnicles - Stage director: Christof Loy. With Michaela Kaune (Jenufa), Jennifer Larmore (The verger Buryja, Jenufa's stepmother), Will Hartmann (Laca Klemen), Ladislav Elgr (Steva Buryja), Hanna Schwarz (The old Buryja). Janácek counts with Dvorák and Smetana to the most important Czech composers and is considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. He is primarily known for his operas "Jenufa" and "Katja Kabanova", the Sinfonietta and the Glagolitic Mass. - Jenufa is expecting a child by her fiancé Steva. Laca, Steva's stepbrother, loves Jenufa, but she rejects him. After the birth, Steva leaves Jenufa; he is already engaged with another woman. Jenufa's stepmother wants Laca to marry Jenufa, but she thinks that the child stands in the way and kills him. She claims the baby had died while Jenufa suffered from high fever. When dead child is found, the murder suspicion falls on the stepmother. Jenufa forgives her; Laca wants to start a new life with Jenufa.

15:30-17:44 Janácek, Jenufa

From the Deutsche Oper Berlin: "Jenufa" by Leos Janácek (1854-1928). Conductor: Donald Runnicles - Stage director: Christof Loy. With Michaela Kaune (Jenufa), Jennifer Larmore (The verger Buryja, Jenufa's stepmother), Will Hartmann (Laca Klemen), Ladislav Elgr (Steva Buryja), Hanna Schwarz (The old Buryja). Janácek counts with Dvorák and Smetana to the most important Czech composers and is considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. He is primarily known for his operas "Jenufa" and "Katja Kabanova", the Sinfonietta and the Glagolitic Mass. - Jenufa is expecting a child by her fiancé Steva. Laca, Steva's stepbrother, loves Jenufa, but she rejects him. After the birth, Steva leaves Jenufa; he is already engaged with another woman. Jenufa's stepmother wants Laca to marry Jenufa, but she thinks that the child stands in the way and kills him. She claims the baby had died while Jenufa suffered from high fever. When dead child is found, the murder suspicion falls on the stepmother. Jenufa forgives her; Laca wants to start a new life with Jenufa.

Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

17:45-18:34

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), tone poem Op. 40. Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin. From a charity concert to aid the reconstruction of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, recorded in the Philharmonie Berlin. Richard Strauss wrote his major tone poems between 1888 and 1898. "Ein Heldenleben" was premiered in 1899 in Frankfurt, with the composer conducting. Six explanatory subheadings were initially included in the score but - although they are indispensable to an understanding of the work - Strauss suppressed them following the first performance: The Hero - The Hero's Adversaries - The Hero's Companion - The Hero's Battlefield - The Hero's Works of Peace. Strauss wrote that the portrait was "only partially" based on himself.

17:45-18:34 Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), tone poem Op. 40. Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin. From a charity concert to aid the reconstruction of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, recorded in the Philharmonie Berlin. Richard Strauss wrote his major tone poems between 1888 and 1898. "Ein Heldenleben" was premiered in 1899 in Frankfurt, with the composer conducting. Six explanatory subheadings were initially included in the score but - although they are indispensable to an understanding of the work - Strauss suppressed them following the first performance: The Hero - The Hero's Adversaries - The Hero's Companion - The Hero's Battlefield - The Hero's Works of Peace. Strauss wrote that the portrait was "only partially" based on himself.

Mozart, Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338

18:35-18:59

From the Salzburg Mozart Week: Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Ton Koopman, with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. The Dutch musician Ton Koopman was born in 1944 and ranks among the outstanding specialists in the field of historical performance practice. He studied organ, harpsichord and musicology in Amsterdam and turned to conducting during his training. From the very beginning, he used original instruments and combined theory and practice into a fascinating, historically well-founded interpretation of the works.

18:35-18:59 Mozart, Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338

From the Salzburg Mozart Week: Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Ton Koopman, with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. The Dutch musician Ton Koopman was born in 1944 and ranks among the outstanding specialists in the field of historical performance practice. He studied organ, harpsichord and musicology in Amsterdam and turned to conducting during his training. From the very beginning, he used original instruments and combined theory and practice into a fascinating, historically well-founded interpretation of the works.

Behind the scenes - "The Seasons" in Salzburg

19:00-19:29

An informative look behind the scenes of Joseph Haydn’s Oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons) at the Salzburg Festival. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. With Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Florian Boesch (bass), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. After "The Creation" (1798), "The Seasons" (1801) are Haydn's second great German-language oratorio. It describes the seasons from the perspective of farmers: spring is the time of sowing and hope, in summer the whole nature revives, autumn brings harvest, hunting and vintage, in winter fog and darkness come. The popular four-part work is a summary of all that Haydn was able to describe in music.

19:00-19:29 Behind the scenes - "The Seasons" in Salzburg

An informative look behind the scenes of Joseph Haydn’s Oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons) at the Salzburg Festival. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. With Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Florian Boesch (bass), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. After "The Creation" (1798), "The Seasons" (1801) are Haydn's second great German-language oratorio. It describes the seasons from the perspective of farmers: spring is the time of sowing and hope, in summer the whole nature revives, autumn brings harvest, hunting and vintage, in winter fog and darkness come. The popular four-part work is a summary of all that Haydn was able to describe in music.

Salzburg Festival: Opening Concert 2011

19:30-21:04

In the Mahler year 2011, the eminent Pierre Boulez conducted the traditional opening concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival. The concert begins with the "Lulu Suite" by Gustav Mahler's pupil Alban Berg. The music for the tragic temptress is sung here by the dazzling young soprano Anna Prohaska. In Berg's concert aria "Der Wein", Dorothea Röschmann delivers a masterful interpretation. The main work of the concert is Mahler's "Das klagende Lied" - a great spectral opera for the mind's eye scored for massive orchestral and vocal forces; the soloists are Dorothea Röschmann, Anna Larsson and Johan Botha.

19:30-21:04 Salzburg Festival: Opening Concert 2011

In the Mahler year 2011, the eminent Pierre Boulez conducted the traditional opening concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival. The concert begins with the "Lulu Suite" by Gustav Mahler's pupil Alban Berg. The music for the tragic temptress is sung here by the dazzling young soprano Anna Prohaska. In Berg's concert aria "Der Wein", Dorothea Röschmann delivers a masterful interpretation. The main work of the concert is Mahler's "Das klagende Lied" - a great spectral opera for the mind's eye scored for massive orchestral and vocal forces; the soloists are Dorothea Röschmann, Anna Larsson and Johan Botha.

21:05-21:24 Making of "Nabucco"

A glimpse behind the scenes of the production of Verdi's opera ''Nabucco'' in the Arena di Verona in the Summer of 2007. Conductor: Daniel Oren - Director: Denis Krief. Soloists are Leo Nucci (Nabucco) and Maria Guleghina (Abigaille).

Making of Roberto Devereux

21:25-21:49

Take a glimpse behind the scenes of Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' by Christof Loy. Discover the Bavarian State Opera Munich and all it's secrets. Meet conductor Friedrich Haider, director Christof Loy and the soloists in this short 'Behind the scenes'.

21:25-21:49 Making of Roberto Devereux

Take a glimpse behind the scenes of Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' by Christof Loy. Discover the Bavarian State Opera Munich and all it's secrets. Meet conductor Friedrich Haider, director Christof Loy and the soloists in this short 'Behind the scenes'.

European Concert from Prague

21:50-23:29

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - Antonín Dvorák: Biblical Songs, Op. 99 - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastorale". Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Simon Rattle. The European Concert has been a tradition of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1st, 1882, playing in different European cities. This concert was recorded in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle.

21:50-23:29 European Concert from Prague

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - Antonín Dvorák: Biblical Songs, Op. 99 - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastorale". Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano), Berliner Philharmoniker; conductor: Simon Rattle. The European Concert has been a tradition of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1st, 1882, playing in different European cities. This concert was recorded in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle.

Janácek, Jenufa

23:30-23:58

From the Deutsche Oper Berlin: "Jenufa" by Leos Janácek (1854-1928). Conductor: Donald Runnicles - Stage director: Christof Loy. With Michaela Kaune (Jenufa), Jennifer Larmore (The verger Buryja, Jenufa's stepmother), Will Hartmann (Laca Klemen), Ladislav Elgr (Steva Buryja), Hanna Schwarz (The old Buryja). Janácek counts with Dvorák and Smetana to the most important Czech composers and is considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. He is primarily known for his operas "Jenufa" and "Katja Kabanova", the Sinfonietta and the Glagolitic Mass. - Jenufa is expecting a child by her fiancé Steva. Laca, Steva's stepbrother, loves Jenufa, but she rejects him. After the birth, Steva leaves Jenufa; he is already engaged with another woman. Jenufa's stepmother wants Laca to marry Jenufa, but she thinks that the child stands in the way and kills him. She claims the baby had died while Jenufa suffered from high fever. When dead child is found, the murder suspicion falls on the stepmother. Jenufa forgives her; Laca wants to start a new life with Jenufa.

23:30-23:58 Janácek, Jenufa

From the Deutsche Oper Berlin: "Jenufa" by Leos Janácek (1854-1928). Conductor: Donald Runnicles - Stage director: Christof Loy. With Michaela Kaune (Jenufa), Jennifer Larmore (The verger Buryja, Jenufa's stepmother), Will Hartmann (Laca Klemen), Ladislav Elgr (Steva Buryja), Hanna Schwarz (The old Buryja). Janácek counts with Dvorák and Smetana to the most important Czech composers and is considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. He is primarily known for his operas "Jenufa" and "Katja Kabanova", the Sinfonietta and the Glagolitic Mass. - Jenufa is expecting a child by her fiancé Steva. Laca, Steva's stepbrother, loves Jenufa, but she rejects him. After the birth, Steva leaves Jenufa; he is already engaged with another woman. Jenufa's stepmother wants Laca to marry Jenufa, but she thinks that the child stands in the way and kills him. She claims the baby had died while Jenufa suffered from high fever. When dead child is found, the murder suspicion falls on the stepmother. Jenufa forgives her; Laca wants to start a new life with Jenufa.

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