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Rossini - Sigismondo

00:00-00:45

From the Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro: "Sigismondo" by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Conductor: Michele Mariotti - Stage director: Damiano Michieletto. With Daniela Barcellona (Sigismondo), Andrea Concetti (Ulderico/Zenovito), Olga Peretyatko (Aldimira), Antonino Siragusa (Ladislao), Manuela Bisceglie (Anagilda), Enea Scala (Radoski). Sigismondo, King of Poland, has had his wife Aldimira killed, since his chancellor Ladislao convinced him of her infidelity. But that was only an intrigue; Aldimira is rescued - great rejoicing at the happy ending. "Sigismondo" was first performed on Christmas 1814 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. After the success of "Tancredi" in the previous year Rossini was well on the way to become the most popular composer in Europe.

00:00-00:45 Rossini - Sigismondo

From the Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro: "Sigismondo" by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Conductor: Michele Mariotti - Stage director: Damiano Michieletto. With Daniela Barcellona (Sigismondo), Andrea Concetti (Ulderico/Zenovito), Olga Peretyatko (Aldimira), Antonino Siragusa (Ladislao), Manuela Bisceglie (Anagilda), Enea Scala (Radoski). Sigismondo, King of Poland, has had his wife Aldimira killed, since his chancellor Ladislao convinced him of her infidelity. But that was only an intrigue; Aldimira is rescued - great rejoicing at the happy ending. "Sigismondo" was first performed on Christmas 1814 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. After the success of "Tancredi" in the previous year Rossini was well on the way to become the most popular composer in Europe.

Rudolf Buchbinder and Paavo Järvi in Paris

00:45-02:33

The Orchestre de Paris is one of the most famous orchestras in France. Charles Münch founded this orchestra in 1967 in cooperation with the conservatory and became the first conductor. After him great conductors such as Herbert von Karajan (1969-1971), Georg Solti (1972-1975) and Daniel Barenboim (1975-1989) followed. In 2010 the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi became the principal conductor of the Orchestre de Paris. For this concert, recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, he invited pianist Rudolf Buchbiner to join their fantastic program. He plays Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 3. The other two works on the program are composed by Antonín Dvorák: Symphonic Variations Op. 78 and Symphony No. 8 in G major.

00:45-02:33 Rudolf Buchbinder and Paavo Järvi in Paris

The Orchestre de Paris is one of the most famous orchestras in France. Charles Münch founded this orchestra in 1967 in cooperation with the conservatory and became the first conductor. After him great conductors such as Herbert von Karajan (1969-1971), Georg Solti (1972-1975) and Daniel Barenboim (1975-1989) followed. In 2010 the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi became the principal conductor of the Orchestre de Paris. For this concert, recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, he invited pianist Rudolf Buchbiner to join their fantastic program. He plays Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 3. The other two works on the program are composed by Antonín Dvorák: Symphonic Variations Op. 78 and Symphony No. 8 in G major.

Hommage à Pierre Boulez

02:33-03:53

Pierre Boulez, one of the most distinguished musical personalities of our time, was honored with a very special gift on his 85th birthday. His close friend and artistic collaborator Daniel Barenboim arranged a concert with three key compositions by Boulez. The works were performed by members of Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Berlin Staatsoper "Unter den Linden". At the helm was, next to Barenboim, the vigorous and highly concentrated Boulez himself. The concert opens with "Messagesquisse" (1976), which is typical of Boulez' late 1970s period. It leaves behind the strict serialism of the 1950s and opts for a more emotional musical idiom. Written in 1997, "Anthèmes 2" for solo violin and live electronics is a perfect example of the fusion of traditional instrumental colors and new electronic sounds. The closing work is Boulez' early masterpiece, the work with which he made his international breakthrough as one of the leading figures of the young avant-garde generation: "Le marteau sans maître". The nine-movement work pays tribute to the music of Schoenberg and Webern and is regarded as a keystone of 20th-century music.

02:33-03:53 Hommage à Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez, one of the most distinguished musical personalities of our time, was honored with a very special gift on his 85th birthday. His close friend and artistic collaborator Daniel Barenboim arranged a concert with three key compositions by Boulez. The works were performed by members of Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Berlin Staatsoper "Unter den Linden". At the helm was, next to Barenboim, the vigorous and highly concentrated Boulez himself. The concert opens with "Messagesquisse" (1976), which is typical of Boulez' late 1970s period. It leaves behind the strict serialism of the 1950s and opts for a more emotional musical idiom. Written in 1997, "Anthèmes 2" for solo violin and live electronics is a perfect example of the fusion of traditional instrumental colors and new electronic sounds. The closing work is Boulez' early masterpiece, the work with which he made his international breakthrough as one of the leading figures of the young avant-garde generation: "Le marteau sans maître". The nine-movement work pays tribute to the music of Schoenberg and Webern and is regarded as a keystone of 20th-century music.

03:53-04:01 Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39/4

The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Georg Solti plays the orchestral march "Pomp and Circumstance" Op. 39 No. 4 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Recorded at the New Year's Eve Concert 1979 in the Hercules Hall of the Munich Palace. Sir Georg Solti (1912-1997) was one of the greatest conductors of the 20th Century. "The last of the great international orchestral and operatic maestri" (The Times) represented as a conductor of the old school the elegance and tastefulness of Central European music-making.

Europakonzert 1998 - Stockholm

04:01-05:40

Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882) and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1998 was held in a unique location: The Vasa museum in Stockholm which displays a 17th-century ship that capsized and sank during its maiden voyage in 1628. The ship measures 69 meters in length, 12 meters in width, and 1.210 tons in weight. It offers the perfect backdrop for the Berlin Philharmonic. Under the baton of Claudio Abbado, they perform melodies in tune with the maritime surroundings, such as the Overture to Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's symphonic fantasia The Tempest. The program also features Claude Debussy's Nocturnes. For the concert's main piece, discover a memorable and powerful impression of Giuseppe Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri. The orchestra is joined by the Swedish Radio Choir and the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir.

04:01-05:40 Europakonzert 1998 - Stockholm

Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. Every year, the musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding (May 1st, 1882) and celebrate their heritage from the Old World. The Europakonzert of 1998 was held in a unique location: The Vasa museum in Stockholm which displays a 17th-century ship that capsized and sank during its maiden voyage in 1628. The ship measures 69 meters in length, 12 meters in width, and 1.210 tons in weight. It offers the perfect backdrop for the Berlin Philharmonic. Under the baton of Claudio Abbado, they perform melodies in tune with the maritime surroundings, such as the Overture to Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's symphonic fantasia The Tempest. The program also features Claude Debussy's Nocturnes. For the concert's main piece, discover a memorable and powerful impression of Giuseppe Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri. The orchestra is joined by the Swedish Radio Choir and the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir.

Güher and Süher Pekinel in Concert

05:40-07:04

Franz Schubert: Fantasia in F minor for piano four-hands, D. 940 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for two pianos in D major, K. 448 - Claude Debussy: En blanc et noir - Manuel Infante: Sentimento from 3 Danses andalouses - Francis Poulenc: Élégie - Witold Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini - Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F sharp minor - Darius Milhaud: Brazileira from Scaramouche. Recorded at the Ludwigsburg International Music Festival in the Forum am Schlosspark. The twin sisters Pekinel, born in 1953 in Istanbul, learned piano at the age of five at the conservatory of their hometown. At 13 they continued the education in Paris and then went to Frankfurt to study music, philosophy and psychology. They perfected their musical education with Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Arrau, Leon Fleisher and at the Juilliard School in New York. Since the 1970s the Pekinel sisters have been playing successfully as a piano duo all over the world.

05:40-07:04 Güher and Süher Pekinel in Concert

Franz Schubert: Fantasia in F minor for piano four-hands, D. 940 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for two pianos in D major, K. 448 - Claude Debussy: En blanc et noir - Manuel Infante: Sentimento from 3 Danses andalouses - Francis Poulenc: Élégie - Witold Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini - Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F sharp minor - Darius Milhaud: Brazileira from Scaramouche. Recorded at the Ludwigsburg International Music Festival in the Forum am Schlosspark. The twin sisters Pekinel, born in 1953 in Istanbul, learned piano at the age of five at the conservatory of their hometown. At 13 they continued the education in Paris and then went to Frankfurt to study music, philosophy and psychology. They perfected their musical education with Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Arrau, Leon Fleisher and at the Juilliard School in New York. Since the 1970s the Pekinel sisters have been playing successfully as a piano duo all over the world.

Beethoven - Violin Sonata 'Kreuzer Sonata'

07:04-08:02

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer". Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Enrico Pace (piano). Recorded at the Salzburg Festival in the Salzburg Mozarteum. Kavakos, born in 1967 in Athens, ranks among the leading violinists of our time. The internationally renowned Italian pianist Enrico Pace shares with Kavakos the passion for chamber music. During three evenings, the perfect duo played in Salzburg the complete Beethoven cycle consisting of ten sonatas.

07:04-08:02 Beethoven - Violin Sonata 'Kreuzer Sonata'

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer". Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Enrico Pace (piano). Recorded at the Salzburg Festival in the Salzburg Mozarteum. Kavakos, born in 1967 in Athens, ranks among the leading violinists of our time. The internationally renowned Italian pianist Enrico Pace shares with Kavakos the passion for chamber music. During three evenings, the perfect duo played in Salzburg the complete Beethoven cycle consisting of ten sonatas.

My time will come - About Gustav Mahler

08:02-09:01

Filmmaker Beate Thalberg has put together a docudrama based on a precious but little-known source of information on Gustav Mahler: the diaries of Natalie Bauer-Lechner, Mahler’s long-time confidante. For her film, Thalberg gained exclusive access to Bauer-Lechner’s original diaries, which until now were inaccessible to the public. Taking the form of a feature film while remaining true to the writings of the diarist, the film depicts Mahler’s private and professional life, from his student years in Vienna to his marriage with Alma Schindler, and draws the portrait of the man behind the artist, testifying not only to Mahler's erratic character and humor, but also to his incessant quest for recognition as a composer. Besides Vienna, the film stops in Berlin, Budapest, Hamburg, and beautiful Lake Attersee, where Mahler and Bauer-Lechner spent some of their most intimate moments.

08:02-09:01 My time will come - About Gustav Mahler

Filmmaker Beate Thalberg has put together a docudrama based on a precious but little-known source of information on Gustav Mahler: the diaries of Natalie Bauer-Lechner, Mahler’s long-time confidante. For her film, Thalberg gained exclusive access to Bauer-Lechner’s original diaries, which until now were inaccessible to the public. Taking the form of a feature film while remaining true to the writings of the diarist, the film depicts Mahler’s private and professional life, from his student years in Vienna to his marriage with Alma Schindler, and draws the portrait of the man behind the artist, testifying not only to Mahler's erratic character and humor, but also to his incessant quest for recognition as a composer. Besides Vienna, the film stops in Berlin, Budapest, Hamburg, and beautiful Lake Attersee, where Mahler and Bauer-Lechner spent some of their most intimate moments.

Brahms - Sonatas for Violin and Piano

09:01-10:17

Anne-Sophie Mutter, perhaps the best-known and most widely respected violinist of our time, has been fascinated by the three Brahms sonatas since her youth. Several early recordings testify to her love for these works which, in her words, reflect Brahms’ understanding of “the singing quality” of the violin. Over the years, she and her longtime piano partner Lambert Orkis have “ripened” their interpretation of these works. Now, with the sonatas “under their skin”, the multiple award-winning violinist and her partner felt the time was right for their first audiovisual recording of the complete set. For the live concert recording, Mutter selected a venue of small but noble dimensions, the beautiful library of Polling Abbey in Bavaria, which magnificently underscores the intimate character of this chamber music.

09:01-10:17 Brahms - Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Anne-Sophie Mutter, perhaps the best-known and most widely respected violinist of our time, has been fascinated by the three Brahms sonatas since her youth. Several early recordings testify to her love for these works which, in her words, reflect Brahms’ understanding of “the singing quality” of the violin. Over the years, she and her longtime piano partner Lambert Orkis have “ripened” their interpretation of these works. Now, with the sonatas “under their skin”, the multiple award-winning violinist and her partner felt the time was right for their first audiovisual recording of the complete set. For the live concert recording, Mutter selected a venue of small but noble dimensions, the beautiful library of Polling Abbey in Bavaria, which magnificently underscores the intimate character of this chamber music.

Schumann - Symphony No. 3

10:17-10:53

Kent Nagano conducts the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin in this live recording of Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish" from the Berliner Philharmonie. The characteristic Rhenish zest for life permeates the musical texture of the Third Symphony. In Schumann's own lifetime, it was by far the most successful of his four symphonies. The composer himself conducted the first performance in 1851. Kent Nagano is one of the most successful and high-profile conductors of today. He has led all the major orchestras of New York, London, Berlin, Vienna, Paris. In 2000 he was named artistic director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. In fall 2006 he succeeded Zubin Mehta as General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (until 2013) and in 2015 became Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera.

10:17-10:53 Schumann - Symphony No. 3

Kent Nagano conducts the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin in this live recording of Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish" from the Berliner Philharmonie. The characteristic Rhenish zest for life permeates the musical texture of the Third Symphony. In Schumann's own lifetime, it was by far the most successful of his four symphonies. The composer himself conducted the first performance in 1851. Kent Nagano is one of the most successful and high-profile conductors of today. He has led all the major orchestras of New York, London, Berlin, Vienna, Paris. In 2000 he was named artistic director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. In fall 2006 he succeeded Zubin Mehta as General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (until 2013) and in 2015 became Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera.

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5

10:53-11:45

"No other pianist plays Beethoven in such a supremely classic manner and at such a high level", writes Vienna's "Kurier" about Rudolf Buchbinder's performance of all five Beethoven piano concertos with the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Musikverein. Buchbinder, who has given many cyclical performances of these works all over the world, performs here both as soloist and conductor.

10:53-11:45 Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5

"No other pianist plays Beethoven in such a supremely classic manner and at such a high level", writes Vienna's "Kurier" about Rudolf Buchbinder's performance of all five Beethoven piano concertos with the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Musikverein. Buchbinder, who has given many cyclical performances of these works all over the world, performs here both as soloist and conductor.

Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

11:45-12:07

One of the greatest champions of Johann Sebastian Bach in the 20th century was Karl Richter (1926-1981). Over the course of his long career as conductor, organist and harpsichordist, Richter became synonymous with Bach. He helped trigger the Bach revival in the 1950s. He founded the Munich Bach Choir and the Munich Bach Orchestra and turned his adopted city of Munich in a Bach center. Richter - he was born in Saxony and studied in Dresden and Leipzig - absorbed the Bach tradition at its source, in the cities where the composer had lived and worked. Although he saw several dramatic shifts in Baroque performance practice during his lifetime, he remained true to his own style, which was considered revolutionary in the 1950s and 60s. Richter's own style of keyboard playing also accented a cool, brisk, almost abstract attitude toward the music.

11:45-12:07 Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

One of the greatest champions of Johann Sebastian Bach in the 20th century was Karl Richter (1926-1981). Over the course of his long career as conductor, organist and harpsichordist, Richter became synonymous with Bach. He helped trigger the Bach revival in the 1950s. He founded the Munich Bach Choir and the Munich Bach Orchestra and turned his adopted city of Munich in a Bach center. Richter - he was born in Saxony and studied in Dresden and Leipzig - absorbed the Bach tradition at its source, in the cities where the composer had lived and worked. Although he saw several dramatic shifts in Baroque performance practice during his lifetime, he remained true to his own style, which was considered revolutionary in the 1950s and 60s. Richter's own style of keyboard playing also accented a cool, brisk, almost abstract attitude toward the music.

Pfitzner - Palestrina

12:07-15:33

From the Bavarian State Opera Munich: "Palestrina" by Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949). Conductor: Simone Young - Stage director: Christian Stückl. With Christopher Ventris (Palestrina), Falk Struckmann (Carlo Borromeo), Michael Volle (Giovanni Morone), John Daszak (Bernardo Novagerio), Roland Bracht (Kardinal Christoph Madruscht), Christiane Karg (Ighino), Claudia Mahnke (Silla). Written in a lush late-Romantic idiom, the masterpiece weaves a fictitious tale around Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, one of the most important Renaissance composers and renovators of sacred music, who fears losing his creative powers and his role in society. Requiring 38 soloists, chorus and large orchestra, Hans Pfitzner’s most important work is a challenging opera to stage. In Munich, the city in which it was given its world premiere in 1917, the Bavarian State Opera succeeded - director Christian Stückl, best known for his staging of the Oberammergau Passion Play and the Salzburg Festival’s “Jedermann”, transformed the monumental work into an optical pop art event.

12:07-15:33 Pfitzner - Palestrina

From the Bavarian State Opera Munich: "Palestrina" by Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949). Conductor: Simone Young - Stage director: Christian Stückl. With Christopher Ventris (Palestrina), Falk Struckmann (Carlo Borromeo), Michael Volle (Giovanni Morone), John Daszak (Bernardo Novagerio), Roland Bracht (Kardinal Christoph Madruscht), Christiane Karg (Ighino), Claudia Mahnke (Silla). Written in a lush late-Romantic idiom, the masterpiece weaves a fictitious tale around Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, one of the most important Renaissance composers and renovators of sacred music, who fears losing his creative powers and his role in society. Requiring 38 soloists, chorus and large orchestra, Hans Pfitzner’s most important work is a challenging opera to stage. In Munich, the city in which it was given its world premiere in 1917, the Bavarian State Opera succeeded - director Christian Stückl, best known for his staging of the Oberammergau Passion Play and the Salzburg Festival’s “Jedermann”, transformed the monumental work into an optical pop art event.

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5

15:33-16:51

The performance of all six of Anton Bruckner's mature symphonies on six nearly consecutive evenings is an accomplishment that can truly be called "superhuman" (Der Tagesspiegel). Daniel Barenboim - conductor, pianist, all round musical genius - set himself this task in June 2010 with the Staatskapelle Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie. What Barenboim and his orchestra - he has been its principal conductor since 1992 - achieve in this marathon is a new view of the Bruckner opus that opts for grandeur and the mighty theatrical gesture. Bruckner's symphonies as "operas without words" (Der Tagesspiegel).

15:33-16:51 Bruckner - Symphony No. 5

The performance of all six of Anton Bruckner's mature symphonies on six nearly consecutive evenings is an accomplishment that can truly be called "superhuman" (Der Tagesspiegel). Daniel Barenboim - conductor, pianist, all round musical genius - set himself this task in June 2010 with the Staatskapelle Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie. What Barenboim and his orchestra - he has been its principal conductor since 1992 - achieve in this marathon is a new view of the Bruckner opus that opts for grandeur and the mighty theatrical gesture. Bruckner's symphonies as "operas without words" (Der Tagesspiegel).

Valery Gergiev Marathon - Part 2

16:51-17:55

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.

16:51-17:55 Valery Gergiev 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.

Chopin - Ballade No. 4

17:55-19:01

Krystian Zimerman plays the Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849). Zimerman was born in Zabrze (Poland) on 7 December 1956. He made his first major breakthrough in 1975, when he won the first prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. His friendship with Artur Rubinstein exerted a lasting influence on him in his youth. After expanding his repertoire and studying in London in 1980, he began to make a name for himself as one of the most talented pianists of his generation through numerous concerts and recordings.

17:55-19:01 Chopin - Ballade No. 4

Krystian Zimerman plays the Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849). Zimerman was born in Zabrze (Poland) on 7 December 1956. He made his first major breakthrough in 1975, when he won the first prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. His friendship with Artur Rubinstein exerted a lasting influence on him in his youth. After expanding his repertoire and studying in London in 1980, he began to make a name for himself as one of the most talented pianists of his generation through numerous concerts and recordings.

C(h)oeurs

19:01-20:53

For years, tension between the group and the individual has been a central theme of Platel’s performances. In C(H)ŒURS, his biggest project yet, he examines how dangerously beautiful a group can be. What is the relationship between the progressive 19th-century nationalism of Verdi and Wagner and the current tendency for countries to close themselves off? Platel looks at the emotions that arise from the assembly of individuals within groups, reflects on the dynamics of collective movements, and explores the boundary between the public and the individual. C(H)ŒURS features magnificent choral scenes with over 80 singers, dancers and musicians and was premiered on March 12, 2012 at the Teatro Real Madrid.

19:01-20:53 C(h)oeurs

For years, tension between the group and the individual has been a central theme of Platel’s performances. In C(H)ŒURS, his biggest project yet, he examines how dangerously beautiful a group can be. What is the relationship between the progressive 19th-century nationalism of Verdi and Wagner and the current tendency for countries to close themselves off? Platel looks at the emotions that arise from the assembly of individuals within groups, reflects on the dynamics of collective movements, and explores the boundary between the public and the individual. C(H)ŒURS features magnificent choral scenes with over 80 singers, dancers and musicians and was premiered on March 12, 2012 at the Teatro Real Madrid.

Mahler - Symphony No. 1 (Titan)

20:53-22:01

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 1 in D major. Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at the Rheingau Musik Festival in the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden. 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.

20:53-22:01 Mahler - Symphony No. 1 (Titan)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 1 in D major. Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at the Rheingau Musik Festival in the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden. 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.

Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri

22:01-23:59

From the Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro: "L'Italiana in Algeri" (The Italian Girl in Algiers) by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Conductor: José Ramón Encinar - Stage director: Davide Livermore. With Anna Goryachova (Isabella), Alex Esposito (Mustafà), Yijie Shi (Lindoro), Mario Cassi (Taddeo), Mariangela Sicilia (Elvira), Davide Luciano (Haly), Raffaella Lupinacci (Zulma). The plot - which was inspired by a real misadventure that happened to an Italian woman in 1808 - relates the story of Bey Mustafà, who is bored with his wife Elvira and thinks that his needs can only be satisfied by an Italian woman. Into his palace steps the fearless Isabella, who has come to free her lover Lindoro, now a slave at the Bey's court. "L'Italiana" is certainly the most comic of Rossini's buffo operas, with get-up-and-go rhythms and flashy colors. Davide Livermore transposes the action to the 1960s, where Mustafà and his court seem to be living in a psychedelic wonderland of miniskirts and lava lamps, film excerpts and comic strip exclamations, revue-style sequined costumes, and delirious, Arabian Nights-style twirling, spinning colors that capture the viewer's ears and eyes.

22:01-23:59 Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri

From the Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro: "L'Italiana in Algeri" (The Italian Girl in Algiers) by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Conductor: José Ramón Encinar - Stage director: Davide Livermore. With Anna Goryachova (Isabella), Alex Esposito (Mustafà), Yijie Shi (Lindoro), Mario Cassi (Taddeo), Mariangela Sicilia (Elvira), Davide Luciano (Haly), Raffaella Lupinacci (Zulma). The plot - which was inspired by a real misadventure that happened to an Italian woman in 1808 - relates the story of Bey Mustafà, who is bored with his wife Elvira and thinks that his needs can only be satisfied by an Italian woman. Into his palace steps the fearless Isabella, who has come to free her lover Lindoro, now a slave at the Bey's court. "L'Italiana" is certainly the most comic of Rossini's buffo operas, with get-up-and-go rhythms and flashy colors. Davide Livermore transposes the action to the 1960s, where Mustafà and his court seem to be living in a psychedelic wonderland of miniskirts and lava lamps, film excerpts and comic strip exclamations, revue-style sequined costumes, and delirious, Arabian Nights-style twirling, spinning colors that capture the viewer's ears and eyes.

23:59-00:00 The End

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