Music, War and Revolution – A three-part documentary series

Weltkrieg Musik und Macht IMG_2215

When the First World War broke out in 1914, the musical world did not remain unaffected. Artists inevitably became involved, either as soldiers at the front or as composers of patriotic music or of musical memorials to a lost world. The three-part documentary series Music in Times of War and Revolution explores known and unknown as well as obvious and hidden connections between music, revolution and war. more

Brahms, Schönberg, Beethoven – Claudio Abbado, Mihoko Fujimura & Lucerne Festival Orchestra


In 2013, Lucerne was celebrating: the renowned Lucerne Festival turned 75 after it was launched in 1938 under the baton of Arturo Toscanini. In addition, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra celebrated its tenth anniversary with its founder Claudio Abbado – who turned 80 in 2013. Every year in Lucerne he gathers world-famous soloists who are willing to “do the craziest things I ask of them in the interest of the compositions: to fly or to go through the fire”. more