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Berliner Philharmoniker at LUCERNE FESTIVAL 2015 – Mozart & Haydn

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At this summer’s LUCERNE FESTIVAL, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker presented a new Haydn symphony that never existed before: Rattle gathered together ten of the most original and avant-garde-like instrumental movements by Joseph Haydn to fashion a Symphonie imaginaire. In addition to this astonishing Haydn Pasticcio, Rattle conducted Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra, soloists were Daishin Kashimoto (violin) and Amihai Grosz (viola). more

Live streams for Arte Concert from TFF Rudolstadt 2015

Picture: Russkaja 2014_-®Michael Pohl

From July 2nd until July 5th, Accentus Music is responsible for the live streams of eight concerts from the TFF Rudolstadt on the Arte Concert website:

Thu, July 2nd, 21:00 – Coetus
Fri, July 3rd, 18:00 – Ramzailech
Fri, July 3rd, 21:00 – Rhiannon Giddens
Sat, July 4th, 22:00 – Celtic Social Club
Sun, July 5th, 01:00 – Nomadic Massive
Sun, July 5th, 16:30 – Džambo Aguševi Orchestra
Sun, July 5th, 18:00 – Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force
Sun, July 5th, 21:00 – Patrice more

Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti E I Montecchi with Joyce DiDonato

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A Romeo and Juliet opera without the poetic balcony scene and with a woman singing the role of Romeo: Vincenzo Bellini’s reworking of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy is in many respects remarkable. Not least because the young composer presents in his opera “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” perhaps the most moving final scene of opera repertoire to date: Romeo and Juliet are both alive and conscious, allowing them to sing a duet before dying together.

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Arvo Pärt | Robert Wilson: Adam’s Passion – A World Premiere Performance

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Both have been giants in the international scenery of music and arts for decades: Arvo Pärt (born 1935), one of the most played contemporary composers of our time, and Robert Wilson (born 1941), one of the most sought-after stage directors worldwide. Pärt, Estonian, whose compositions stand out due to their clear harmonies and unmistakable beauty, and Wilson, Texan, a Master of Lighting, whose personal experiences function as the motivation and inspiration for his staging. more

Arvo Pärt │Robert Wilson – The Lost Paradise

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He is the most performed contemporary composer in the world. Nevertheless, he also rarely ventures out in public, keeps quiet about his music, feels at home in the forests of Estonia and generates therewith – perhaps involuntarily – the impression of a recluse, which is attributed to him again and again: Arvo Pärt. more

Herbert Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester – Nielsen 3 & Beethoven 7

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Since his time as chief conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester between 1998 and 2005, Herbert Blomstedt – now its honorary conductor – has returned to Leipzig every year to conduct one or more always celebrated concerts. In May 2015, he conducted Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 in three sold-out concerts at the Gewandhaus. more

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma – From China NCPA Beijing

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“Bellini was, I believe, the last composer of opera fully to recognize that song was not just a means to a dramatic end but a magical power.” This statement by the musicologist David Kimbell describes a specific characteristic of Vincenzo Bellini’s music that constantly fascinates us. Bellini’s undisputed masterpiece Norma has now found its way to Beijing’s most important opera house: the National Centre for the Performing Arts. more

Mahler 1 – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly

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Most classical music guides write that Gustav Mahler’s symphonies all originate from and are inspired by the impressive backdrop of the Alps. All except one: the First. Mahler wrote his first symphony in the springtime of 1888 in Leipzig, close to the Rosental, where the then 28 year-old had moved into an apartment.

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Classical Music for Everyone?

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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 1990s with the overwhelming success of the “Three Tenors.” This documentary offers a close look at the origin and development of classical music presentation. more