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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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Mozart on Tour - Episode 7: Vienna - I

00:00-00:50

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.

00:00-00:50 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.

Mozart - Piano Quartet No. 2, K. 493

00:50-02:00

Christian Zacharias (piano), Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Tabea Zimmerman (viola) and Tilmann Wick (Cello) perform Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 2 (K. 493) at the Ludwigsburg Festival in 1988. Mozart received a commission for three quartets in 1785 from publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister. Hoffmeister thought the first quartet (K. 478) was too difficult and the public would not like it. He released Mozart from the obligation of completing the three quartets. However, nine months later, Mozart composed this second quartet anyway.

00:50-02:00 Mozart - Piano Quartet No. 2, K. 493

Christian Zacharias (piano), Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Tabea Zimmerman (viola) and Tilmann Wick (Cello) perform Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 2 (K. 493) at the Ludwigsburg Festival in 1988. Mozart received a commission for three quartets in 1785 from publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister. Hoffmeister thought the first quartet (K. 478) was too difficult and the public would not like it. He released Mozart from the obligation of completing the three quartets. However, nine months later, Mozart composed this second quartet anyway.

Bach - Motets

02:00-03:34

This festive concert from the Gethsemanekirche in Berlin marks the 60th anniversary of the RIAS Kammerchor. Under the baton of the new chief conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann, the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin perform famous Motets by Johann Sebastian Bach, interspersed with some fine instrumental works of the composer. Founded in 1948, the choir enjoys today a worldwide reputation as one of the best ensembles of its kind. The choir sings „Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf", Motet BWV 226, Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 146; „Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn" BWV Anh. 159; Concerto from Cantata BWV 35; „Jesu, meine Freude" BWV 227 and Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 188.

02:00-03:34 Bach - Motets

This festive concert from the Gethsemanekirche in Berlin marks the 60th anniversary of the RIAS Kammerchor. Under the baton of the new chief conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann, the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin perform famous Motets by Johann Sebastian Bach, interspersed with some fine instrumental works of the composer. Founded in 1948, the choir enjoys today a worldwide reputation as one of the best ensembles of its kind. The choir sings „Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf", Motet BWV 226, Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 146; „Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn" BWV Anh. 159; Concerto from Cantata BWV 35; „Jesu, meine Freude" BWV 227 and Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 188.

Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann

03:34-04:56

The film Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann is a portrait of a very special vocalist, and of two exceptional composers. When Philippe Jaroussky - whose angelic voice seems almost timeless, not belonging to any one epoque or decade - sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying power of their music have not diminished over the centuries. The works performed in this film are Telemann's Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen and Sinfonia from Brockes-Passion; Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus, and Bach's Sinfonia from Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis and Ich habe genug.

03:34-04:56 Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann

The film Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann is a portrait of a very special vocalist, and of two exceptional composers. When Philippe Jaroussky - whose angelic voice seems almost timeless, not belonging to any one epoque or decade - sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying power of their music have not diminished over the centuries. The works performed in this film are Telemann's Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen and Sinfonia from Brockes-Passion; Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus, and Bach's Sinfonia from Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis and Ich habe genug.

Haydn - String Quartet in F minor Op. 20 No. 5

04:56-06:01

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. 5. 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.

04:56-06:01 Haydn - String Quartet in F minor Op. 20 No. 5

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. 5. 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.

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.

The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

07:04-08:59

Since 1972 the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker have been a prominent institution in international musical life. Listeners around the world are invariably fascinated by the wide range of the unique and intoxicating timbres that these twelve cellos can produce, whether they are playing classical music, jazz, tango or avant-garde. Their mixture of seriousness and humour, of depth and lightness, appeals to audiences of all ages. Recorded in the Philharmonie Berlin on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the ensemble; soloists: Annette Dasch (soprano), Till Brönner (trumpet).

07:04-08:59 The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Since 1972 the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker have been a prominent institution in international musical life. Listeners around the world are invariably fascinated by the wide range of the unique and intoxicating timbres that these twelve cellos can produce, whether they are playing classical music, jazz, tango or avant-garde. Their mixture of seriousness and humour, of depth and lightness, appeals to audiences of all ages. Recorded in the Philharmonie Berlin on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the ensemble; soloists: Annette Dasch (soprano), Till Brönner (trumpet).

In Opera: Opera Modena

08:59-10:01

Emblem of the excellence and uniqueness of Italian opera, the community theatre of Modena is named in honour of Luciano Pavarotti, the greatest tenor of all time. It is in Modena that this pillar of opera began his extraordinary career, whose notable influence on the new generation of opera singers is evident in this behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the production of the opera Nabucco.

08:59-10:01 In Opera: Opera Modena

Emblem of the excellence and uniqueness of Italian opera, the community theatre of Modena is named in honour of Luciano Pavarotti, the greatest tenor of all time. It is in Modena that this pillar of opera began his extraordinary career, whose notable influence on the new generation of opera singers is evident in this behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the production of the opera Nabucco.

The spirits of Mozart

10:01-11:45

A crossover experience inspired by the music of Mozart: the surprising and original Spirits of Mozart. In this crossover concert, outstanding personalities from the fields of pop, jazz and classical music interpret Mozart`s compositions in their personal musical languages for a broad public of the 21st century. These performances show that the impact of Mozart`s music reaches far beyond the boundaries of classical music. Performers like Dee Dee Bridgewater, the young violinist Benjamin Schmid with jazz band and orchestra, Jethro Tull's singer-flautist Ian Anderson and many others present Mozart arrangements in a rousing, electrifying mélange of classical, jazz and pop culture.

10:01-11:45 The spirits of Mozart

A crossover experience inspired by the music of Mozart: the surprising and original Spirits of Mozart. In this crossover concert, outstanding personalities from the fields of pop, jazz and classical music interpret Mozart`s compositions in their personal musical languages for a broad public of the 21st century. These performances show that the impact of Mozart`s music reaches far beyond the boundaries of classical music. Performers like Dee Dee Bridgewater, the young violinist Benjamin Schmid with jazz band and orchestra, Jethro Tull's singer-flautist Ian Anderson and many others present Mozart arrangements in a rousing, electrifying mélange of classical, jazz and pop culture.

Mahler - Symphony No. 5

11:45-12:59

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.

11:45-12:59 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.

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

12:59-14:09

Beethoven's Symphony no 9 is interpreted by the Berlin Philharmonic under former chief conductor Claudio Abbado at the Berliner Philharmonie in 2001. The recording features interpretations that are the fruit of decades of Claudio Abbado's involvement with Beethoven. Listening to the music, one hears how the Berlin Philharmonic transforms Abbado's musical intentions into sound – there is a sense of unity that can only be achieved through many years of shared artistic experience and attention to detail.

12:59-14:09 Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

Beethoven's Symphony no 9 is interpreted by the Berlin Philharmonic under former chief conductor Claudio Abbado at the Berliner Philharmonie in 2001. The recording features interpretations that are the fruit of decades of Claudio Abbado's involvement with Beethoven. Listening to the music, one hears how the Berlin Philharmonic transforms Abbado's musical intentions into sound – there is a sense of unity that can only be achieved through many years of shared artistic experience and attention to detail.

Gala from Berlin 2000 - Tutto nel mondo

14:09-17:01

Recording of the 2000 New Year's Eve Concert at the Philharmonie in Berlin. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's death, the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of maestro Claudio Abbado perform highlights from "Un Ballo in Maschera", "Don Carlos", "Rigoletto", "La Traviata" and "Falstaff". With Ramón Vargas, Andrea Rost, Lucio Gallo, Massimo Giordano, Enrico Facini, Anthony Mee, Anatoli Kotscherga, Alan Titus, Carmela Remigio, Stella Doufexis, Larissa Diadkova, Elisabeth Futral.

14:09-17:01 Gala from Berlin 2000 - Tutto nel mondo

Recording of the 2000 New Year's Eve Concert at the Philharmonie in Berlin. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's death, the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of maestro Claudio Abbado perform highlights from "Un Ballo in Maschera", "Don Carlos", "Rigoletto", "La Traviata" and "Falstaff". With Ramón Vargas, Andrea Rost, Lucio Gallo, Massimo Giordano, Enrico Facini, Anthony Mee, Anatoli Kotscherga, Alan Titus, Carmela Remigio, Stella Doufexis, Larissa Diadkova, Elisabeth Futral.

Puccini - Manon Lescaut

17:01-19:05

Manon Lescaut received thirty standing ovations when Giacomo Puccini's work was first performed in Turin, in 1893. The Monnaie is banking on the exceptional partnership between the conductor Carlo Rizzi and a new arrival, the Polish director, Mariusz Trelinski, for this long-awaited return to the Brussels stage because the opera was last performed there 37 years ago. The opera returns to La Monnaie with an all-star cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, in the role of Manon, Brandon Jovanovich in the role of Knight Des Grieux, and Aris Argiris as Lescaut.The Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie perform a unique staging of Manon Lescaut.

17:01-19:05 Puccini - Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut received thirty standing ovations when Giacomo Puccini's work was first performed in Turin, in 1893. The Monnaie is banking on the exceptional partnership between the conductor Carlo Rizzi and a new arrival, the Polish director, Mariusz Trelinski, for this long-awaited return to the Brussels stage because the opera was last performed there 37 years ago. The opera returns to La Monnaie with an all-star cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, in the role of Manon, Brandon Jovanovich in the role of Knight Des Grieux, and Aris Argiris as Lescaut.The Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie perform a unique staging of Manon Lescaut.

Mozart - Symphony No. 38, K. 504

19:05-20:00

Gerd Albrecht conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W. A. Mozart's "Prague" Symphony No. 38 (K. 504). The work was composed by Mozart in late 1786 and premiered in January 1787, during the composer's first visit to Prague, hence the nickname "Prague". An unusual feature of the symphony is that it consists of only three movements, making it the only major symphonic work from the Classical period without a minuet or scherzo movement. The symphony opens with an Adagio introduction followed by a hugely powerful Allegro, with dramatic qualities that foreshadow Mozart's opera Don Giovanni. Directed by János Darvas.

19:05-20:00 Mozart - Symphony No. 38, K. 504

Gerd Albrecht conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W. A. Mozart's "Prague" Symphony No. 38 (K. 504). The work was composed by Mozart in late 1786 and premiered in January 1787, during the composer's first visit to Prague, hence the nickname "Prague". An unusual feature of the symphony is that it consists of only three movements, making it the only major symphonic work from the Classical period without a minuet or scherzo movement. The symphony opens with an Adagio introduction followed by a hugely powerful Allegro, with dramatic qualities that foreshadow Mozart's opera Don Giovanni. Directed by János Darvas.

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro

20:00-23:13

From the opening notes of the overture to the final curtain, Emilio Sagi's classic, triumphant production brings to life all the elegant wit and theatricality of Mozart's comic masterpiece "Le nozze di Figaro." Leading baritone Ludovic Tézier shines as the lustful Count Almaviva who attempts to obtain the favors of Figaro's bride-to-be, Susanna (Isabel Rey), while Luca Pisaroni gives a feisty performance as Figaro. Conductor Jesús López Cobos masterfully captures the enchanting score. It is a witty yet profound tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness performed by Ludovic Tézier, Barbara Frittoli, Luca Pissaroni, Isabel Rey, Marina Comparato, Jeanette Fischer, Carlos Chausson, Raúl Giménez, Enrique Viana, Soledad Cardoso, and Miguel Soda at the Teatro Real Madrid in 2009.

20:00-23:13 Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro

From the opening notes of the overture to the final curtain, Emilio Sagi's classic, triumphant production brings to life all the elegant wit and theatricality of Mozart's comic masterpiece "Le nozze di Figaro." Leading baritone Ludovic Tézier shines as the lustful Count Almaviva who attempts to obtain the favors of Figaro's bride-to-be, Susanna (Isabel Rey), while Luca Pisaroni gives a feisty performance as Figaro. Conductor Jesús López Cobos masterfully captures the enchanting score. It is a witty yet profound tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness performed by Ludovic Tézier, Barbara Frittoli, Luca Pissaroni, Isabel Rey, Marina Comparato, Jeanette Fischer, Carlos Chausson, Raúl Giménez, Enrique Viana, Soledad Cardoso, and Miguel Soda at the Teatro Real Madrid in 2009.

Veerhavenconcert 2016

23:13-23:59

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, OVG and Sinfonia Rotterdam presented a new Veerhavenconcert under the direction of Conrad van Alphen. As part of this annual event presented in the port of Rotterdam, the musicians perform on a floating stage, and audiences watch the show on the dock and on boats. This fantastic concert features soloists Maria Warenberg (mezzo-soprano) and Melle de Vries (cello), who perform works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, Beethoven, and Fauré.

23:13-23:59 Veerhavenconcert 2016

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, OVG and Sinfonia Rotterdam presented a new Veerhavenconcert under the direction of Conrad van Alphen. As part of this annual event presented in the port of Rotterdam, the musicians perform on a floating stage, and audiences watch the show on the dock and on boats. This fantastic concert features soloists Maria Warenberg (mezzo-soprano) and Melle de Vries (cello), who perform works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, Beethoven, and Fauré.

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