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Daniel Barenboim – Wege zur Musik (Crossing Borders – Music and Politics)

02.08.2015 09:50 (53 minutes)

The three-part documentary “Daniel Barenboim – Crossing Borders” accompanies Daniel Barenboim on his quest into the social meaning of music and the secrets of sound. It features him as a UN Messenger of Peace leading a spectacular concert in Gaza, working with the West-Eastern-Divan-Orchestra and conducting the Cairo Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. […]

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Julian Rachlin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Mahler Symphony No. 1

19.07.2015 17:30 (100 minutes)

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major op. 61 and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 Riccardo Chailly is, without a doubt, one of the great conductors of our times. At the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, he conducted Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. The violin concerto is played by […]

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Satiesfictions – Promenades with Erik Satie

05.07.2015 09:05 (57 minutes)

Always armed with a bowler, wisecracks and affectations, he is not only on the outside one of the strangest fellows in French music history: Erik Satie was not just a composer, he was also a designer, church founder, PR pioneer, master of aperçus, author, wayfarer, professional self-publicist and inventor of “Musique d’ameublement.” The music documentary […]

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Satiesfictions – Promenades with Erik Satie

08.06.2015 00:09 (56 minutes)

Always armed with a bowler, wisecracks and affectations, he is not only on the outside one of the strangest fellows in French music history: Erik Satie was not just a composer, he was also a designer, church founder, PR pioneer, master of aperçus, author, wayfarer, professional self-publicist and inventor of “Musique d’ameublement.” The music documentary […]

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Andris Nelsons, Lucerne Festival Orchestra: Brahms Serenade No. 2 and Alto Rhapsody

01.06.2015 00:20 (57 minutes)

From the LUCERNE FESTIVAL IN SUMMER 2014 LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Andris Nelsons, conductor Sara Mingardo, alto “Ah, who will heal the pains/of one for whom balm turned to poison?” wrote the poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe in December 1777, after visiting a depressed admirer who – inspired by the example of Goethe’s legendary protagonist, the young […]

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Classical Music for Everyone?

31.05.2015 23:25 (52 minutes)

Although the aesthetics of staging and broadcasting classical music haven’t changed much within the past 30 years, a parallel universe driven by a new event culture, marketing strategies and stardom has developed. With the first CD in 1982 as the starting point of the popularization of classical music the phenomenon found its peak in the […]

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J. S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

25.05.2015 00:40 (114 minutes)

The Mass in B Minor, Bach’s last completed vocal work as well as the climax of his creativity, reveals the overwhelming wealth of his compositional skills. In the history of music it ranks highly, as the “Montblanc of church music” (Franz Liszt) – composed during Bach’s time as cantor at the St. Thomas Church in […]

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C.P.E. Bach – The 1786 Charity Concert – A Revival

29.12.2014 18:25 (45 minutes)

From the Konzerthaus Berlin RIAS Kammerchor Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Hans-Christoph Rademann Wiebke Lehmkuhl – Thomas E. Bauer – Christina Landshamer – Lothar Odinius When music and musicians combine in the service of a good cause, the memory alone makes it worthwhile. Add that to the historic charity concert held by Carl Philipp Emanuel […]

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Festive Christmas Music – Thomas Clamor, Ruth Ziesak, Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie

20.12.2014 22:30 (1h20)

On Saturday, 20 December 2014 at 22.30, the festive Christmas concert with the Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, soprano Ruth Ziesak and theRundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode, which was recorded at the church of St. Mary in Marienberg, will be airing on German TV channel mdr. The concert program includes: 1. Wolfgang Schumann: Christmas Toccata 2. Gloria in Excelsis Deo 3. […]

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J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations – Zhu Xiao-Mei

15.12.2014 01:25 (90:00)

Zhu Xiao-Mei ranks among the greatest pianists of our times and is one of the most renowned interpreters of J. S. Bach’s music. The Goldberg Variations stood at the beginning of her international career and represent the “greatest musical encounter” of her life. “It is a universal piece of music that knows no frontiers”; this […]

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