Maestras – the long journey of women to the podium | on RSI 1 (Switzerland)

19.02.2017 ~ 11h10 (55 minutes)

Being a female conductor means being an exception. Even today. When a woman stands on the podium she is, in most cases, somehow “the first”: the first to lead a world-class orchestra, the first to conduct the “Last Night of the Proms” in London, the first to win the German Conductor Prize. For decades, this […]


Zubin Mehta at 80 – Jubilee Concert from Mumbai with works by Ravel | on Arte

29.01.2017 18h30 (45 minutes)

“I’m a pucca Indian. Mumbai is my home,” says Zubin Mehta about his birthplace. The Musical Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra travelled to India with “his” inspiring 110-member orchestra and on April 17th and 18th, 2016 they celebrated Maestro Mehta’s 80th birthday with two fantastic concerts at the National Center of Performing […]


Isang Yun – In Between North and South Korea | on Arte

22.01.2017 23h55 (60 minutes)

This documentary, directed by Maria Stodtmeier, filmed in North and South Korea, explores whether music can overcome the boundaries of a divided country. There is one figure of the two Koreas, whose outstanding biography in itself forms a bridge between both worlds: The Korean composer Isang Yun, one of the very few people acknowledged on […]


80 years Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – Jubilee Concert with Zubin Mehta | on 3Sat

14.01.2017 20h15 (105 minutes)

On December 26th, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 80th anniversary with an all-Beethoven program. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman and its inaugural concert, on 26 December 1936, was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. 80 years later on the same day, Zubin Mehta, the orchestra’s musical director for life, […]


Gewandhausorchester ǀ Blomstedt – Beethoven 5 ǀ Triple Concerto | on Arte Concert

13.01.2017 19h55 (120 minutes)

The Gewandhausorchester and its Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt continue their Beethoven cycle with the composer’s most well-known symphony: the Fifth. With its ideal form, balance, and richness in melodic and harmonic invention, it is a classic of its genre. Its four famous first notes so poignantly engrave themselves in our collective ears that one can […]


Christmas Oratorio with St. Thomas Boys Choir and Gewandhausorchester | on MDR

24.12.2016 23h (105 minutes)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig St. Thomas Boys Choir Georg Christoph Biller, conductor Johannette Zomer soprano Bogna Bartosz alto Werner Güra tenor-Evangelist Martin Petzold tenor-Arien Klaus Häger bass Every year the outstanding Thomanerchor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in St. Thomas Church. It ist one of his most famous works. For many people it […]


Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with Ballet and Opera Zurich | on Arte

18.12.2016 23h05 (90 minutes)

With the Messa da Requiem, Christian Spuck brings one of Giuseppe Verdi’s key works to the stage. In a large-scale co-production by the Ballet and Opera Zurich, the German choreograph and director ventures to portray an overwhelming interpretation of Verdi’s funeral mass in his scenic-choreographic interpretation. 36 dancers, the choir of the Zurich Opera and […]


Reger Piano Concerto & Beethoven 6 – Blomstedt, Serkin, Gewandhausorchester

31.10.2016 00h45 (80 minutes)

Max Reger (1873-1916) Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 114 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 6 in F major Peter Serkin, piano Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Herbert Blomstedt Max Reger’s Piano Concerto Op. 114 was created in the summer of 1910 in Leipzig and was there brought into the world by pianist Frieda Kwast‐Hodapp and the […]