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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps – Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester

Andris Nelsons Gewandhausorchester

When Andris Nelsons made his debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in 2011, the conductor and the orchestra are said to have felt a magical connection, which only a few years later resulted in his appointment as the 21st principal conductor of the world-renowned orchestra, beginning in 2018. In 2016, one of his concerts with the Gewandhausorchester featured three works by three composers, each of whom revolutionized the musical traditions of their times. more

Wagner in Switzerland

Wagner in Switzerland Wesendonck Siegfried Idyll Museum Schweiz Produktionsfoto

“Wagner in Switzerland” is shot at unique historical sites and explores Richard Wagner’s life at Tribschen: Concerts at the composer’s villa are complemented by documentary elements offer insight into Wagner’s life at Tribschen. It features soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing his “Siegfried Idyll” at the very place where he premiered it on the staircase in 1870 as a birthday present to his wife Cosima.

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Daniel Barenboim – Liszt Piano Concertos

Daniel Barenboim Pierre Boulez List Piano Concertos Klavierkonzerte

Music by two great composers of the 19th century, Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner, were combined in one concert: two superb orchestral works – A Faust Overture and Siegfried Idyll – by Richard Wagner and the Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2 of Franz Liszt. With Daniel Barenboim on the piano, and the Staatskapelle Berlin under the baton of Pierre Boulez, this event was a very special musical highlight of the Liszt year 2011. more