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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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Barati & Debargue perform Debussy, Brahms & Franck

00:00-00:46

Violinist Kristof Barati and Pianist Lucas Debargue pair for the first time in a duo concert at the 25th anniversary edition of the Swiss Verbier Festival in 2018. Although this was their inaugural collaboration, the two young artists found a perfect understanding around this romantic programme. The two featured works were written very few years apart from one another (Brahms' first sonata for violin and piano in 1879 and Franck's sonata in A in 1886). The Brahms sonata was recorded by Kristof Barati a few years ago, while Franck's is known to be a favourite of Lucas Debargue. The virtuoso piano part suits his gigantic hands and the fantasy of the third movement his love for improvisation. The cyclic form and the many echoes between the piano and violin parts unite the two artists, like accomplices in possession of the best assets to bring in all the emotion these romantic works have to offer. The listener is suddenly in a position to re-discover the scores and cannot but join the admiration marks that escape from the audience in between the movements. A very moving performance which deserves its benchmark status.

00:00-00:46 Barati & Debargue perform Debussy, Brahms & Franck

Violinist Kristof Barati and Pianist Lucas Debargue pair for the first time in a duo concert at the 25th anniversary edition of the Swiss Verbier Festival in 2018. Although this was their inaugural collaboration, the two young artists found a perfect understanding around this romantic programme. The two featured works were written very few years apart from one another (Brahms' first sonata for violin and piano in 1879 and Franck's sonata in A in 1886). The Brahms sonata was recorded by Kristof Barati a few years ago, while Franck's is known to be a favourite of Lucas Debargue. The virtuoso piano part suits his gigantic hands and the fantasy of the third movement his love for improvisation. The cyclic form and the many echoes between the piano and violin parts unite the two artists, like accomplices in possession of the best assets to bring in all the emotion these romantic works have to offer. The listener is suddenly in a position to re-discover the scores and cannot but join the admiration marks that escape from the audience in between the movements. A very moving performance which deserves its benchmark status.

Looking for Cole

00:46-01:45

The world-famous American composer and lyricist Cole Porter has long made his way into hearts and songbooks all around the globe. The documentary "Looking for Cole" by Wilfried van den Brande, which was recorded over the course of three years, gives a unique insight into the artist's most interesting life as a "supreme sophisticate." Van den Brande may well call himself an expert on Porter since he has completed a PhD on the topic and recorded the largest Porter anthology to date, and published concert recordings of 325 Porter songs online. In "Looking for Cole," Van den Brande journeys in the composer's footsteps, discusses his work and life with numerous experts, and shares the stage with musicians such as Kim Criswell, Wayne Marshall, the WDR Funkhaus Orchester, and the Brussels Philharmonic.

00:46-01:45 Looking for Cole

The world-famous American composer and lyricist Cole Porter has long made his way into hearts and songbooks all around the globe. The documentary "Looking for Cole" by Wilfried van den Brande, which was recorded over the course of three years, gives a unique insight into the artist's most interesting life as a "supreme sophisticate." Van den Brande may well call himself an expert on Porter since he has completed a PhD on the topic and recorded the largest Porter anthology to date, and published concert recordings of 325 Porter songs online. In "Looking for Cole," Van den Brande journeys in the composer's footsteps, discusses his work and life with numerous experts, and shares the stage with musicians such as Kim Criswell, Wayne Marshall, the WDR Funkhaus Orchester, and the Brussels Philharmonic.

CMIM - Quarter Finals - Gemma Summerfield

01:45-02:49

Sebastian Wybrew accompanies soprano Gemma Summerfield (UK, 1990) during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Schubert's Ganymed (D. 544), Britten's Fish in the Unruffled Lakes and Poème d'un jour, Op. 21 by Fauré. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It's the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.

01:45-02:49 CMIM - Quarter Finals - Gemma Summerfield

Sebastian Wybrew accompanies soprano Gemma Summerfield (UK, 1990) during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Schubert's Ganymed (D. 544), Britten's Fish in the Unruffled Lakes and Poème d'un jour, Op. 21 by Fauré. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It's the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.

02:49-03:00 TEMKO - Darkness Rises

What does outer space sound like? Composer Aart Strootman, artist in residence at the Tilburg Theatre and winner of the Gaudeamus Award in 2017, pondered this question. He analysed the last data NASA received in 2003 from its space probe Pioneer 10 and translated its sounds to mysterious music for his ensemble TEMKO. The ephemeral, long lines, the short outbursts, the electronics, and the voices all together made for a truly cosmic experience. Last year, Strootman arranged this insinuating score for the South Netherlands Philharmonic, for his own TEMKO to play along with the orchestra. The result was even more insinuating, thanks in part to the footage of space impressions Dries Alkemade made to accompany the music. Because of the many requests to repeat the programme, Darkness Rises returns unchanged as a part of November Music. Like last year, Karel Deseure will conduct. A mind-boggling experience for anyone who has not yet had a chance to see and hear the show and a great opportunity to discover new layers for those who did see it before.

Tales of Two Cities: Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House

03:00-04:39

The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra also known simply as Tafelmusik, is a Toronto-based Canadian baroque orchestra, specialised in early music. Its musical director is Jeanne Lamon. Together with the Trio Arabica they celebrate the music and culture in the eighteenth century. The cities of Leipzig and Damascus both lay at the crossroads of ancient trading routes and are important centres of scholarship and famous for their coffee houses, where music was performed by the most brilliant musicians of the day. This concert presents works by Bach, Telemann, Handel and treasures of classical Arabic music. In this cross-cultural café, music, words, and images are used to explore the ways in which people separated by great distances are bound together by trade, ideas, and art. Recorded at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Created by Alison Mackay and staging by Marshall Pynkoski.

03:00-04:39 Tales of Two Cities: Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House

The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra also known simply as Tafelmusik, is a Toronto-based Canadian baroque orchestra, specialised in early music. Its musical director is Jeanne Lamon. Together with the Trio Arabica they celebrate the music and culture in the eighteenth century. The cities of Leipzig and Damascus both lay at the crossroads of ancient trading routes and are important centres of scholarship and famous for their coffee houses, where music was performed by the most brilliant musicians of the day. This concert presents works by Bach, Telemann, Handel and treasures of classical Arabic music. In this cross-cultural café, music, words, and images are used to explore the ways in which people separated by great distances are bound together by trade, ideas, and art. Recorded at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Created by Alison Mackay and staging by Marshall Pynkoski.

Händel - Dettingen Te Deum (HV 283)

04:39-05:23

Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago choir in a performance of The Dettingen Te Deum (HWV 283), a canticle composed by George Frideric Handel, in 1743. On June 27, 1743, the British army and its allies, under the command of King George II and Lord Stair, won a victory at the Battle of Dettingen, over the French army. On the King's return, a day of public thanksgiving was appointed, and Handel was commissioned to write a Te Deum. Soloists are Bart Uvyn (alto), Denzil Delaere (tenor), Helena Maes (soprano), and Joris Stroobants (bas). The Vox Mago is made up of a group of enthusiastic and dynamic singers. The perfromance is recorded at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Presentatiekerk in Gent in 2018.

04:39-05:23 Händel - Dettingen Te Deum (HV 283)

Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago choir in a performance of The Dettingen Te Deum (HWV 283), a canticle composed by George Frideric Handel, in 1743. On June 27, 1743, the British army and its allies, under the command of King George II and Lord Stair, won a victory at the Battle of Dettingen, over the French army. On the King's return, a day of public thanksgiving was appointed, and Handel was commissioned to write a Te Deum. Soloists are Bart Uvyn (alto), Denzil Delaere (tenor), Helena Maes (soprano), and Joris Stroobants (bas). The Vox Mago is made up of a group of enthusiastic and dynamic singers. The perfromance is recorded at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Presentatiekerk in Gent in 2018.

Lucerne Festival 2004 - Pollini plays Beethoven

05:23-07:00

Maurizio Pollini and the Lucerne Festival play under the baton of maestro Claudio Abbado. At the yearly Lucerne Festival in Switzerland they perform the beautiful Piano Concerto No 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven. This Piano Concerto was composed between 1805 and 1806 and Beethoven himself played the solo when the concerto premiered in December 1808. In this concert the solo is played by the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini, well known for his interpretations of works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin. This concert was recorded at the Lucerne Festival in 2004.

05:23-07:00 Lucerne Festival 2004 - Pollini plays Beethoven

Maurizio Pollini and the Lucerne Festival play under the baton of maestro Claudio Abbado. At the yearly Lucerne Festival in Switzerland they perform the beautiful Piano Concerto No 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven. This Piano Concerto was composed between 1805 and 1806 and Beethoven himself played the solo when the concerto premiered in December 1808. In this concert the solo is played by the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini, well known for his interpretations of works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin. This concert was recorded at the Lucerne Festival in 2004.

Mahler - Symphony No. 5

07:00-08:16

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 under the direction of Claudio Abbado. This unique orchestra was formed as part of the annual festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.

07:00-08:16 Mahler - Symphony No. 5

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 under the direction of Claudio Abbado. This unique orchestra was formed as part of the annual festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Scandale

08:16-09:58

The German network ZDF called Scandale "classical music for the pop age," a great way to describe the piano collaboration between German Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano from Luxembourg. The program radiates energy and joy as these two artists go on stage to perform together. This recording of a performance at the Heidelberger Frühling of 2015 - a renowned festival for contemporary classical music - brings all that and more to the table. On the program are piano arrangements of Maurice Ravel's Bolero and La Valse, "Nuages" and "Fêtes" from Debussy's Trois Nocturnes and Igor Stravinsky's famous ballet music from "Le sacre du printemps." The duo also introduces a composition by Tristano himself, titled "A Soft Shell Groove Suite."

08:16-09:58 Scandale

The German network ZDF called Scandale "classical music for the pop age," a great way to describe the piano collaboration between German Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano from Luxembourg. The program radiates energy and joy as these two artists go on stage to perform together. This recording of a performance at the Heidelberger Frühling of 2015 - a renowned festival for contemporary classical music - brings all that and more to the table. On the program are piano arrangements of Maurice Ravel's Bolero and La Valse, "Nuages" and "Fêtes" from Debussy's Trois Nocturnes and Igor Stravinsky's famous ballet music from "Le sacre du printemps." The duo also introduces a composition by Tristano himself, titled "A Soft Shell Groove Suite."

The Boy with the Wig: Kids on Mozart

09:58-11:03

The Boy with the Wig - Kids on Mozart explores children's fascination with the composer. The 30-minute film by Claus Wischmann features boys and girls aged between eight and eleven recounting his life through humour and serious interpretations of Mozart's biography. Discover Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the eyes of children.

09:58-11:03 The Boy with the Wig: Kids on Mozart

The Boy with the Wig - Kids on Mozart explores children's fascination with the composer. The 30-minute film by Claus Wischmann features boys and girls aged between eight and eleven recounting his life through humour and serious interpretations of Mozart's biography. Discover Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the eyes of children.

Europa Konzert 2004 – Athens

11:03-12:46

Europakonzert 2004 was held in Athens, Greece. This concert featured the Berliner Philharmoniker performing live at the ancient Herodes Atticus Theatre along with an interesting combination of conductor and soloist - Sir Simon Rattle wielding the baton as pianist Daniel Barenboim plays Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 and Arnold Schoenberg's arrangement of Brahms' Piano Quartet No 1. The Athens concert marked a double première: it was the first Europakonzert under the direction of the new chief conductor, as well as the first time Rattle and Barenboim appeared together. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an amphitheatre built in 161 AD in memory of Herodes Atticus' wife, is situated on the slope of the Acropolis. With a seating capacity of at least 5,000 spectators, it was reputed to be the finest theatre in all of Greece.

11:03-12:46 Europa Konzert 2004 – Athens

Europakonzert 2004 was held in Athens, Greece. This concert featured the Berliner Philharmoniker performing live at the ancient Herodes Atticus Theatre along with an interesting combination of conductor and soloist - Sir Simon Rattle wielding the baton as pianist Daniel Barenboim plays Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 and Arnold Schoenberg's arrangement of Brahms' Piano Quartet No 1. The Athens concert marked a double première: it was the first Europakonzert under the direction of the new chief conductor, as well as the first time Rattle and Barenboim appeared together. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an amphitheatre built in 161 AD in memory of Herodes Atticus' wife, is situated on the slope of the Acropolis. With a seating capacity of at least 5,000 spectators, it was reputed to be the finest theatre in all of Greece.

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466

12:46-13:20

Under the baton of Jiri Belohlávek, soloist Ivan Klánský is accompanied by the Prague Chamber Orchestra during his performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466 at the Waldstein palace in Prague.

12:46-13:20 Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466

Under the baton of Jiri Belohlávek, soloist Ivan Klánský is accompanied by the Prague Chamber Orchestra during his performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466 at the Waldstein palace in Prague.

13:20-13:39 Semi Final II - Liszt Competition 2017

Leon Bernsdorf (1992, Germany) performs Epithalam zu Eduard Reményis Vermählungsfeier (S129) and Grand Duo concertant sur la Romance de 'Le Marin' (S128) during semi-final II (chamber music) of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, in 2017. The competition actively presents, develops, and promotes piano talents from around the world. In doing so, it has become one of the prominent gateways to the international professional classical music scene for young musicians. The International Franz Liszt Piano Competition was founded in 1986 in the Netherlands and has since built a reputation as one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions.

Absolute Prokofiev: The Third Concert

13:39-14:58

The Easter Festival is an internationally renowned event among classical music lovers, traditionally opened in Moscow on Easter Sunday. Each year the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and its musical director Valery Gergiev travel across Russia - for the past 10 years now! This year we can anticipate an exceptional musical gift: the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev performs the complete cycle of Sergei Prokofiev's symphonies and piano concerti - a composer with whom Maestro Gergiev and the orchestra seem particularly in tune. Complete program: Symphony No. 4 , Piano Concerto No. 4 'left hand', Encore Sonata No.7, III, "Romeo & Juliet – Masks, Friar Laurence, Montagues & Capulets".

13:39-14:58 Absolute Prokofiev: The Third Concert

The Easter Festival is an internationally renowned event among classical music lovers, traditionally opened in Moscow on Easter Sunday. Each year the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and its musical director Valery Gergiev travel across Russia - for the past 10 years now! This year we can anticipate an exceptional musical gift: the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev performs the complete cycle of Sergei Prokofiev's symphonies and piano concerti - a composer with whom Maestro Gergiev and the orchestra seem particularly in tune. Complete program: Symphony No. 4 , Piano Concerto No. 4 'left hand', Encore Sonata No.7, III, "Romeo & Juliet – Masks, Friar Laurence, Montagues & Capulets".

14:58-15:16 CMIM - Quarter Finals - ByeongMin Gil

Marie-Ève Scarfone accompanies bass ByeongMin Gil (South-Korea, 1994) during the first round of the Aria competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features G. F. Handel's Tu sei il cor di questo core (Giulio Cesare), Quand la flamme de l'amour from Bizet's La jolie fille de Perth and Bellini's Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni (La Sonnambula). Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It's the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.

Brendel and Abbado at Lucerne Festival

15:16-15:59

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major. Alfred Brendel (piano), Lucerne Festival Orchestra; conductor: Claudio Abbado. The Lucerne Festival is one of the world's biggest and most important music festivals. Its history began with the inaugural concert on 25 August 1938 conducted by Arturo Toscanini. In 2003, Claudio Abbado, who had been a regular guest at the festival since 1966, became director of the newly founded Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Until his death in January 2014 he inspired his "orchestra family" to play top-class performances. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra consists of musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and of international soloists.

15:16-15:59 Brendel and Abbado at Lucerne Festival

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major. Alfred Brendel (piano), Lucerne Festival Orchestra; conductor: Claudio Abbado. The Lucerne Festival is one of the world's biggest and most important music festivals. Its history began with the inaugural concert on 25 August 1938 conducted by Arturo Toscanini. In 2003, Claudio Abbado, who had been a regular guest at the festival since 1966, became director of the newly founded Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Until his death in January 2014 he inspired his "orchestra family" to play top-class performances. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra consists of musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and of international soloists.

The 12 Cellists - Documentary

15:59-18:00

Directed in 2012 by Enrique Sánchez Lansch, the documentary The 12 Cellists follows the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1972, this group is a staple of the international musical universe. Whether they play classical music, jazz, tango or avant-garde music, these talented musicians invariably enthrall audiences with the wide range of unique and bewitching sounds they produce with their cellos. Their combination of seriousness and humor, depth, and lightness promises to captivate listeners of all ages.

15:59-18:00 The 12 Cellists - Documentary

Directed in 2012 by Enrique Sánchez Lansch, the documentary The 12 Cellists follows the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1972, this group is a staple of the international musical universe. Whether they play classical music, jazz, tango or avant-garde music, these talented musicians invariably enthrall audiences with the wide range of unique and bewitching sounds they produce with their cellos. Their combination of seriousness and humor, depth, and lightness promises to captivate listeners of all ages.

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

18:00-19:51

Berlioz let his imagination run wild in his music, finding inspiration in all manner of sources, including his own turbulent personal life. His experience of powerful, unrequited love finds its expression in the emotionally charged Symphonie Fantastique, the story of an artist's 'hopeless love', complete with waltzes, witches and a hallucinogenic nightmare. There are few orchestras with the music of Berlioz more thoroughly in their blood than the LSO, and here Valery Gergiev brings to bear his opulent interpretation of this landmark piece.Featuring the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, this triple header also includes Hector Berlioz' Waverley Overture and Les nuits d'été.

18:00-19:51 Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz let his imagination run wild in his music, finding inspiration in all manner of sources, including his own turbulent personal life. His experience of powerful, unrequited love finds its expression in the emotionally charged Symphonie Fantastique, the story of an artist's 'hopeless love', complete with waltzes, witches and a hallucinogenic nightmare. There are few orchestras with the music of Berlioz more thoroughly in their blood than the LSO, and here Valery Gergiev brings to bear his opulent interpretation of this landmark piece.Featuring the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, this triple header also includes Hector Berlioz' Waverley Overture and Les nuits d'été.

Mozart - Symphony No. 36, K. 425

19:51-20:23

Jeffrey Tate conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in a performance of W. A. Mozart's "Linzer" Symphony No. 36 (K. 425). The broadcast is directed by János Darvas. Mozart composed the work in 1783, during his short stay in the Austrian town of Linz, on the way home from Vienna to Salzburg. The symphony was written in an impressive span of only four days to accommodate a local concert. The premier took place on November 4 and premiered in Vienna the year after. The introduction of trumpets and drums in the second movement is an unusual feature of the piece. The closing Presto is provided with some contrapuntal passages to contrast the homophonic texture.

19:51-20:23 Mozart - Symphony No. 36, K. 425

Jeffrey Tate conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in a performance of W. A. Mozart's "Linzer" Symphony No. 36 (K. 425). The broadcast is directed by János Darvas. Mozart composed the work in 1783, during his short stay in the Austrian town of Linz, on the way home from Vienna to Salzburg. The symphony was written in an impressive span of only four days to accommodate a local concert. The premier took place on November 4 and premiered in Vienna the year after. The introduction of trumpets and drums in the second movement is an unusual feature of the piece. The closing Presto is provided with some contrapuntal passages to contrast the homophonic texture.

Christmas Concert

20:23-21:00

On 18 December 2017, the Valerius Ensemble played a Christmas concert in Concordia, Enschede. The ensemble consists of Robert Windak (violin), Annemarie van Vliegen (violin), Eva Šušliková (viola) and Réne Geesing (cello). The program consists of "Das neugeborne Kindelein" from Bachs Cantata BWV 122, the Largo from Vivaldi's Winter, the Allegro from Mozart's Divertimento in D (KV. 136), Méditation from Massenet's opera "Thaïs," The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, the Vilja song from Léhars "Die Lustige Witwe" and the animated Romanian folk-tune Geampara. The Ensemble closes with Piazzolla's Ave Maria (Tanti anni prima).

20:23-21:00 Christmas Concert

On 18 December 2017, the Valerius Ensemble played a Christmas concert in Concordia, Enschede. The ensemble consists of Robert Windak (violin), Annemarie van Vliegen (violin), Eva Šušliková (viola) and Réne Geesing (cello). The program consists of "Das neugeborne Kindelein" from Bachs Cantata BWV 122, the Largo from Vivaldi's Winter, the Allegro from Mozart's Divertimento in D (KV. 136), Méditation from Massenet's opera "Thaïs," The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, the Vilja song from Léhars "Die Lustige Witwe" and the animated Romanian folk-tune Geampara. The Ensemble closes with Piazzolla's Ave Maria (Tanti anni prima).

Haydn - Orlando Paladino

21:00-23:48

For more than 25 years, René Jacobs has dedicated his life to baroque operas and works with the best ensembles for early music. On occasion of the 2009 Haydn Year the renowned Freiburger Barockorchester and outstanding baroque opera singers such as Marlis Petersen, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Pietro Spagnoli and Tom Randle present Haydn's most successful opera at the Berlin Staatsoper. 'Orlando Paladino', written in 1782, was Haydn's most famous opera during his lifetime, with thirty performances in Esterháza in the first two years after its composition. The libretto, a 'drama eroicomico', gives scope to Haydn's frequently puckish sense of humour, as well as his inventive melodic expression. Most semi-serious operas of the period typically inserted comic characters into an essentially serious story but Haydn expanded the comedy even into the more serious scenes.

21:00-23:48 Haydn - Orlando Paladino

For more than 25 years, René Jacobs has dedicated his life to baroque operas and works with the best ensembles for early music. On occasion of the 2009 Haydn Year the renowned Freiburger Barockorchester and outstanding baroque opera singers such as Marlis Petersen, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Pietro Spagnoli and Tom Randle present Haydn's most successful opera at the Berlin Staatsoper. 'Orlando Paladino', written in 1782, was Haydn's most famous opera during his lifetime, with thirty performances in Esterháza in the first two years after its composition. The libretto, a 'drama eroicomico', gives scope to Haydn's frequently puckish sense of humour, as well as his inventive melodic expression. Most semi-serious operas of the period typically inserted comic characters into an essentially serious story but Haydn expanded the comedy even into the more serious scenes.

23:48-23:59 Waldbühne 2016 - A Czech Night

For the 2016 edition of the Waldbühne, the Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili and the Québécois conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin join the Berliner Philharmoniker for a beautiful concert. They present an all Czech program! We always think of Germany, Austria, and Italy when we name great classical composers, but the Czech Republic also delivered some master composers such as Antonin Dvorák, Bedrich Smetana, Leos Janacek, and Bohuslav Martinu. This concert starts with Smetana's famous Vltava from Má Vlast. Lisa Batiashvili plays Dvorák's Violin Concerto in A minor, and the concerts centerpiece is Dvorák's Symphony No. 6.

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