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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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Rolando Villazón - One Night in Berlin

00:00-00:21

French-Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón (1972) is accompanied by the Südwestdeutsche Kammerphilharmonie Konstanz in performing a colourful recital from the Berliner Philharmonie. In this concert from 2006, Villazón performs various arias by Italian opera composers like Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Cilea and Mascagni. On the program are also some French works by Massenet, like Ô Souverain, ô juge, ô père from Le Cid and Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemp from 'Werther'. Through his uniquely compelling performances with leading opera houses and orchestras around the world, Villazón established himself as one of the music world's most beloved stars and one of the leading tenors of our day. The Times heralded him as "the most charming of today's divos."

00:00-00:21 Rolando Villazón - One Night in Berlin

French-Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón (1972) is accompanied by the Südwestdeutsche Kammerphilharmonie Konstanz in performing a colourful recital from the Berliner Philharmonie. In this concert from 2006, Villazón performs various arias by Italian opera composers like Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Cilea and Mascagni. On the program are also some French works by Massenet, like Ô Souverain, ô juge, ô père from Le Cid and Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemp from 'Werther'. Through his uniquely compelling performances with leading opera houses and orchestras around the world, Villazón established himself as one of the music world's most beloved stars and one of the leading tenors of our day. The Times heralded him as "the most charming of today's divos."

Sons of Vienna: Part 1 - Papa & Wolfgang

00:21-00:44

The six-part series Sons of Vienna explores stories through the eyes of musicians, professors and musicologists. It portrays extraordinary composers who were active in the cultural city of Vienna and deserve the label of genius. In Papa & Wolfgang (Part 1) we follow the lives and work of "Papa" Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In 18th century Vienna, a dynasty was born from the unbreakable bond between these two extraordinary men of music. It was a bond forged from respect and friendship. Learn how their individual skills and imagination grew and flourished; how their friendship and mutual respect took their music to places then unimagined; how their joy of life and living molded Vienna's unique musical culture. Their story is told against the background of their time.

00:21-00:44 Sons of Vienna: Part 1 - Papa & Wolfgang

The six-part series Sons of Vienna explores stories through the eyes of musicians, professors and musicologists. It portrays extraordinary composers who were active in the cultural city of Vienna and deserve the label of genius. In Papa & Wolfgang (Part 1) we follow the lives and work of "Papa" Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In 18th century Vienna, a dynasty was born from the unbreakable bond between these two extraordinary men of music. It was a bond forged from respect and friendship. Learn how their individual skills and imagination grew and flourished; how their friendship and mutual respect took their music to places then unimagined; how their joy of life and living molded Vienna's unique musical culture. Their story is told against the background of their time.

CMIM - Quarter Finals - Julien van Mellaerts

00:44-01:37

João Araújo accompanies baritone Julien van Mellaerts (New-Zealand/UK, 1988) during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Ravel' s Le Paon (from Histoires Naturelles), A Poison Tree (from Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op. 74) by Britten, Schubert's Wandrers Nachtlied II (D.768) and Abschied (from Mörike-Lieder) by Wolf. 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.

00:44-01:37 CMIM - Quarter Finals - Julien van Mellaerts

João Araújo accompanies baritone Julien van Mellaerts (New-Zealand/UK, 1988) during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Ravel' s Le Paon (from Histoires Naturelles), A Poison Tree (from Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op. 74) by Britten, Schubert's Wandrers Nachtlied II (D.768) and Abschied (from Mörike-Lieder) by Wolf. 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.

TEMKO - Darkness Rises

01:37-02:00

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.

01:37-02:00 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.

Domaine Forget - Concert 2016

02:00-03:15

The ensemble Les Violons du Roy, led by Jean-Francois Rivest, performs a captivating concert of early and late classical music. Discover Franz Schubert's Overture for Orchestra in B-flat major, D.470 and his Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485. Schubert composed these pieces when he was 20-year-old in September and October 1816. Pianist Benedetto Lupo joins Les Violons du Roy for a classical intermezzo: a sparkling rendition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503. This atmospheric performance was recorded at the Canadian festival of Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée in 2016.

02:00-03:15 Domaine Forget - Concert 2016

The ensemble Les Violons du Roy, led by Jean-Francois Rivest, performs a captivating concert of early and late classical music. Discover Franz Schubert's Overture for Orchestra in B-flat major, D.470 and his Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485. Schubert composed these pieces when he was 20-year-old in September and October 1816. Pianist Benedetto Lupo joins Les Violons du Roy for a classical intermezzo: a sparkling rendition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503. This atmospheric performance was recorded at the Canadian festival of Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée in 2016.

Europakonzert 1998 - Stockholm

03:15-04:55

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.

03:15-04:55 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.

Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017

04:55-06:01

Sergey Belyavskiy (1993, Russia) performs Rapsodie hongroise No. 9 'Carnival in Pest', S244/9 and Grandes Études de Paganini, S141 during semi-final I (transcription) 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.

04:55-06:01 Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017

Sergey Belyavskiy (1993, Russia) performs Rapsodie hongroise No. 9 'Carnival in Pest', S244/9 and Grandes Études de Paganini, S141 during semi-final I (transcription) 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.

Mahler - Symphony No. 1

06:01-07:04

Bernhard Haitink conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Directed by Barry Gavin, this concert took place at the Berliner Philharmonie in 1992. Mahler was inspired by Jean Paul's novel Titan, in which an artistically gifted young man, driven by his failure to find his way in society, eventually commits suicide in despair. The genesis of this work was not easy for Mahler: he composed it between 1887 and 1888, at the time when he was conductor of the Leipzig opera. The first version of the work first took the form of a two-part symphonic poem and premiered in Budapest in 1898. However, the work was poorly received by the public and critics, which forced Mahler to revise it. The new version resulted in the wonderful Symphony No. 1 that we know today, an incredible achievement for such a young composer.

06:01-07:04 Mahler - Symphony No. 1

Bernhard Haitink conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Directed by Barry Gavin, this concert took place at the Berliner Philharmonie in 1992. Mahler was inspired by Jean Paul's novel Titan, in which an artistically gifted young man, driven by his failure to find his way in society, eventually commits suicide in despair. The genesis of this work was not easy for Mahler: he composed it between 1887 and 1888, at the time when he was conductor of the Leipzig opera. The first version of the work first took the form of a two-part symphonic poem and premiered in Budapest in 1898. However, the work was poorly received by the public and critics, which forced Mahler to revise it. The new version resulted in the wonderful Symphony No. 1 that we know today, an incredible achievement for such a young composer.

Liszt Recital from La Scala

07:04-08:31

Daniel Barenboim, one of the most prolific and high-profile artists performing on international stages today, introduced this concert, which was recorded live at the famous Teatro alla Scala Milan in May 2007 as "A concert dedicated to Italy, but not by a conductor". It is a highly personal tribute to a country he has toured regularly as a conductor. For his solo piano recital he chose Franz Liszt's Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), composed 1837–1849, which contains some of the composer's most beautiful piano music - a feast not only for piano lovers. Daniel Barenboim, one of the world's foremost pianists and leading experts on Liszt, gracefully melds the technical and poetic aspects of one of the most rewarding of all Romantic piano works. The recital includes several numbers from the "Deuxième Année: Italie" and other Italy-related compositions by Liszt such as "St. François d'Assise. La prédication aux oiseaux" from Légendes and finally several creative transcriptions from well-known operas like Verdi's "Miserere" from Trovatore, "Danza sacra e duetto" from Aida and "Paraphrase de concert" from Rigoletto. Barenboim brings his passion and his special approach.

07:04-08:31 Liszt Recital from La Scala

Daniel Barenboim, one of the most prolific and high-profile artists performing on international stages today, introduced this concert, which was recorded live at the famous Teatro alla Scala Milan in May 2007 as "A concert dedicated to Italy, but not by a conductor". It is a highly personal tribute to a country he has toured regularly as a conductor. For his solo piano recital he chose Franz Liszt's Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), composed 1837–1849, which contains some of the composer's most beautiful piano music - a feast not only for piano lovers. Daniel Barenboim, one of the world's foremost pianists and leading experts on Liszt, gracefully melds the technical and poetic aspects of one of the most rewarding of all Romantic piano works. The recital includes several numbers from the "Deuxième Année: Italie" and other Italy-related compositions by Liszt such as "St. François d'Assise. La prédication aux oiseaux" from Légendes and finally several creative transcriptions from well-known operas like Verdi's "Miserere" from Trovatore, "Danza sacra e duetto" from Aida and "Paraphrase de concert" from Rigoletto. Barenboim brings his passion and his special approach.

Mozart on Tour - Episode 7: Vienna - I

08:31-10:03

The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. In Vienna, Mozart experienced the highest and lowest points of his life. Traveling in the retinue of his ecclesiastical employer, Archbishop Colloredo of Salzburg, Wolfgang was fired from his job; too proud to follow his father's example and beg for his old position, Wolfgang found himself abandoned, friendless, and destitute. But whom did he run into, but the Webers from Mannheim. Mozart fell madly in love with Constanze, an ingenious young woman who would do anything to win her man's heart. The tumultuous union of Mozart and Constanze is today considered one of the greatest love stories of all time. The performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17, KV 453 was recorded at the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna and features soloist Dezsö Ránki and the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by JeffreyTate.

08:31-10:03 Mozart on Tour - Episode 7: Vienna - I

The 13-part Mozart on Tour series chronicles the journey of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart across Europe. In Vienna, Mozart experienced the highest and lowest points of his life. Traveling in the retinue of his ecclesiastical employer, Archbishop Colloredo of Salzburg, Wolfgang was fired from his job; too proud to follow his father's example and beg for his old position, Wolfgang found himself abandoned, friendless, and destitute. But whom did he run into, but the Webers from Mannheim. Mozart fell madly in love with Constanze, an ingenious young woman who would do anything to win her man's heart. The tumultuous union of Mozart and Constanze is today considered one of the greatest love stories of all time. The performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17, KV 453 was recorded at the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna and features soloist Dezsö Ránki and the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by JeffreyTate.

Waldbühne 2010 - Nacht der Liebe

10:03-12:09

Enjoy this year's summer concert presented by the Berliner Philharmoniker from the Waldbühne Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheaters in Europe. Under the baton of Ion Marin, one of the most exciting conductors in today's musical scene, the Berliner Philharmoniker welcome "America's beautiful voice", Grammy Award winning soprano Renée Fleming, who has a devoted international following wherever she appears. Her career has been built on success across a wide range of musical styles, but she is best known for her excellence in opera and lieder worldwide. The program features Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Dvořák's "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka, Khachaturian's "Adagio" from Spartacus, and many more beautiful songs and arias.

10:03-12:09 Waldbühne 2010 - Nacht der Liebe

Enjoy this year's summer concert presented by the Berliner Philharmoniker from the Waldbühne Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheaters in Europe. Under the baton of Ion Marin, one of the most exciting conductors in today's musical scene, the Berliner Philharmoniker welcome "America's beautiful voice", Grammy Award winning soprano Renée Fleming, who has a devoted international following wherever she appears. Her career has been built on success across a wide range of musical styles, but she is best known for her excellence in opera and lieder worldwide. The program features Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Dvořák's "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka, Khachaturian's "Adagio" from Spartacus, and many more beautiful songs and arias.

Mozart - Symphony No. 36, K. 425

12:09-12:41

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.

12:09-12:41 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.

Haydn - String Quartet in C Major Op. 20 No. 2

12:41-13:07

One of the most famous Austrian composers of the Classical period is Joseph Haydn. During his career he composed over a hundred symphonies which gave him the title 'Father of the Symphony', but he has also been a key figure in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. Haydn is still very famous for his 68 string quartets that he wrote between 1762 and 1803. 'Father of the String Quartet' is therefore also a title that describes Haydn as a composer. The British String Quartet The Lindsays have recorded all substantial Haydn String Quartets during their active years, from 1965 to 2005. Besides Haydn, there are an extensive list of highly praised recordings such as Beethoven String Quartets, but also String Quartets by Mozart, Schubert and Dvorak. In 2004 they recorded seven Haydn String Quartets for television at the Kuhmo Arts Centre in Finland. One of them is Haydn's String Quartet in F minor Op. 20 No. 2. Opus 20 consist of six quartets that are considered a milestone in the history of composition. Haydn developed techniques in this composition that were to define the string quartet for the next 200 years. The quartets were composed in 1772 when Haydn was already an established composer in Europe.

12:41-13:07 Haydn - String Quartet in C Major Op. 20 No. 2

One of the most famous Austrian composers of the Classical period is Joseph Haydn. During his career he composed over a hundred symphonies which gave him the title 'Father of the Symphony', but he has also been a key figure in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. Haydn is still very famous for his 68 string quartets that he wrote between 1762 and 1803. 'Father of the String Quartet' is therefore also a title that describes Haydn as a composer. The British String Quartet The Lindsays have recorded all substantial Haydn String Quartets during their active years, from 1965 to 2005. Besides Haydn, there are an extensive list of highly praised recordings such as Beethoven String Quartets, but also String Quartets by Mozart, Schubert and Dvorak. In 2004 they recorded seven Haydn String Quartets for television at the Kuhmo Arts Centre in Finland. One of them is Haydn's String Quartet in F minor Op. 20 No. 2. Opus 20 consist of six quartets that are considered a milestone in the history of composition. Haydn developed techniques in this composition that were to define the string quartet for the next 200 years. The quartets were composed in 1772 when Haydn was already an established composer in Europe.

German Brass goes Bach

13:07-14:06

The German Brass ensemble delivers some of Bach's most popular tunes in breathtaking brass arrangements. Recorded live from the magnificent St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, this concert features timeless pieces by the legendary German composer, such as Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Adagio in G minor, and Jesus bleibet meine Freude. The German Brass is one of the most popular brass ensembles of our time and includes musicians from the best German orchestras, including the philharmonic orchestras of Berlin and Munich. Offering a complete view of the church for which Bach has designed most of his works and taking advantage of the room's exceptional acoustics, this cutting-edge recording is a veritable visual and aural feast, and a perfect celebration of Bach's work.

13:07-14:06 German Brass goes Bach

The German Brass ensemble delivers some of Bach's most popular tunes in breathtaking brass arrangements. Recorded live from the magnificent St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, this concert features timeless pieces by the legendary German composer, such as Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Adagio in G minor, and Jesus bleibet meine Freude. The German Brass is one of the most popular brass ensembles of our time and includes musicians from the best German orchestras, including the philharmonic orchestras of Berlin and Munich. Offering a complete view of the church for which Bach has designed most of his works and taking advantage of the room's exceptional acoustics, this cutting-edge recording is a veritable visual and aural feast, and a perfect celebration of Bach's work.

14:06-14:21 CMIM - Quarter Finals - Mario Bahg

Marie-Ève Scarfone accompanies Tenor Mario Bahg (South-Korea, 1990) during the first round of the Aria competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features La fleur que je t'avais jetée from Bizet's Carmen, Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Donizetti's Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore. 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.

Europakonzert 1991: Prague

14:21-15:39

The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and Rondo for Soprano and piano forta obligato and Orchestra (K. 505) and the Symphony No. 35 (K. 385), nicknamed "Haffner".

14:21-15:39 Europakonzert 1991: Prague

The Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, perform their first Europakonzert in Prague in 1991. Since then, the founding of the orchestra on May 1st in 1882 is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. Soloists in this first edition are soprano Cheryl Studer and pianist Bruno Canino. On the program are various works by W.A. Mozart, like the overture and a selection of arias from the opera "Don Giovanni", his Symphony No. 29 (K. 201), Scena and Rondo for Soprano and piano forta obligato and Orchestra (K. 505) and the Symphony No. 35 (K. 385), nicknamed "Haffner".

How to get out of the Cage - A year with John Cage

15:39-17:01

The compelling documentary How to Get Out of the Cage (2012) by award-winning filmmaker Frank Scheffer presents an intimate portrait of John Cage (1912-1992), one of 20th century's most important composers. From 1982 to 1992, Scheffer worked with Cage on numerous occasions, which resulted in unique archives of historical audio-visual material, including interviews, musical performances, and images of locations related to the composer's life and work. In all Scheffer's works related to Cage, he used the old Chinese method of chance operations based on the Yi Jing – as often used by Cage himself in his compositions. Instead of using chance operations, Scheffer edited the film in the usual way that is based on choice.

15:39-17:01 How to get out of the Cage - A year with John Cage

The compelling documentary How to Get Out of the Cage (2012) by award-winning filmmaker Frank Scheffer presents an intimate portrait of John Cage (1912-1992), one of 20th century's most important composers. From 1982 to 1992, Scheffer worked with Cage on numerous occasions, which resulted in unique archives of historical audio-visual material, including interviews, musical performances, and images of locations related to the composer's life and work. In all Scheffer's works related to Cage, he used the old Chinese method of chance operations based on the Yi Jing – as often used by Cage himself in his compositions. Instead of using chance operations, Scheffer edited the film in the usual way that is based on choice.

Paavo Järvi & Yefim Bronfman: A Russian Night

17:01-18:34

Paavo Järvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a concert dedicated to the works of Russian composers at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, 2013. The programme features Mikhail Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 in b-flat major, Op. 23. and multiple works of Sergei Prokofiev. Soviet-born Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman is the soloist of Tchaikovsky's piece. The grammy-award winning piano virtuoso is known for his excellent interpretations of the works of Russian composers - and this concert is no exception.

17:01-18:34 Paavo Järvi & Yefim Bronfman: A Russian Night

Paavo Järvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a concert dedicated to the works of Russian composers at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, 2013. The programme features Mikhail Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 in b-flat major, Op. 23. and multiple works of Sergei Prokofiev. Soviet-born Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman is the soloist of Tchaikovsky's piece. The grammy-award winning piano virtuoso is known for his excellent interpretations of the works of Russian composers - and this concert is no exception.

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20, K 466

18:34-19:08

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.

18:34-19:08 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.

Rachmaninoff & Dvořák Trios

19:08-20:00

The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Eeva Koskinen (violin), René Geesing (cello) and Ingo Lulofs (piano) plays Rachmaninoff's Trio élégiaque Nr. 1 and the Finale of Dvořák's Piano Trio No.3, Op. 65. Rachmaninoff composed this Trio in 1892 at the age of 19. The work does not have an opus number and consists only of one movement, which is highly unusual for a Piano Trio. This concert was recorded at Muziekcentrum Enschede in the Netherlands on March 18, 2018.

19:08-20:00 Rachmaninoff & Dvořák Trios

The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Eeva Koskinen (violin), René Geesing (cello) and Ingo Lulofs (piano) plays Rachmaninoff's Trio élégiaque Nr. 1 and the Finale of Dvořák's Piano Trio No.3, Op. 65. Rachmaninoff composed this Trio in 1892 at the age of 19. The work does not have an opus number and consists only of one movement, which is highly unusual for a Piano Trio. This concert was recorded at Muziekcentrum Enschede in the Netherlands on March 18, 2018.

Prokofiev - Betrothal in a Monastery

20:00-22:38

Deliberate confusion in 18th-century Seville which is entangled with three marriages blessed by the monks of the monastery. After performances at the famous 'Stars of the White Nights' Festival held in St. Petersburg and the 1991 - 92 festival dedicated to Prokofiev, this outstanding new staging of Betrothal in a Monastery was recorded at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, brilliantly performed by the Kirov Opera Company and Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Valery Gergiev.

20:00-22:38 Prokofiev - Betrothal in a Monastery

Deliberate confusion in 18th-century Seville which is entangled with three marriages blessed by the monks of the monastery. After performances at the famous 'Stars of the White Nights' Festival held in St. Petersburg and the 1991 - 92 festival dedicated to Prokofiev, this outstanding new staging of Betrothal in a Monastery was recorded at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, brilliantly performed by the Kirov Opera Company and Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Valery Gergiev.

A Mozart Concert from Berlin

22:38-23:52

The Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra delivers a program entirely devoted to Mozart at the Konzerthaus in Berlin under the direction of Hartmut Haenchen. In reduced form, the ensemble manages to bring to life the many characteristics of the music and the unique spirit of the famous composer, be it his gaiety of heart, his lyricism, his dramatic side or his polyphonic writing inspired. Criticism has always praised Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's stylistic assurance, transparency of textures and technical precision. The extraordinary sensitivity and ease of Stefan Vladar make him an ideal partner for Haenchen and his orchestra. The evening's program includes Divertimento, K. 113; the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20, K. 466, and Symphony No. 41, K. 551.

22:38-23:52 A Mozart Concert from Berlin

The Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra delivers a program entirely devoted to Mozart at the Konzerthaus in Berlin under the direction of Hartmut Haenchen. In reduced form, the ensemble manages to bring to life the many characteristics of the music and the unique spirit of the famous composer, be it his gaiety of heart, his lyricism, his dramatic side or his polyphonic writing inspired. Criticism has always praised Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's stylistic assurance, transparency of textures and technical precision. The extraordinary sensitivity and ease of Stefan Vladar make him an ideal partner for Haenchen and his orchestra. The evening's program includes Divertimento, K. 113; the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20, K. 466, and Symphony No. 41, K. 551.

23:52-23:59 Behind the Scenes at the Zurich Opera House

The Zurich Opera House is one of the most renowned in Europe. Fifteen premieres are staged here every year - a significant achievement, when one considers just how much work goes into each individual production. In this exciting documentary, we go behind-the-scenes at the Zurich Opera House and follow the intensive progress of the new production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Vesselina Kasarova in the role of Rosina. The film also shows preparations for other productions, such as a workshop for Richard Wagner's Siegfried directed by Robert Wilson, and a rehearsal for Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps with choreography by Heinz Spoerli. This film opens the curtain to understanding an opera house's many exciting facets.

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