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CLASSICA is the worldwide leading Pay TV channel for the perfect enjoyment of high-quality classical music - from operas to concerts and dance performances from the most renowned international music events and festivals.

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00:00-00:13 Gala from Berlin 2002 - What a Wonderful Town

"What a Wonderful Town" was the motto of the traditional New Year's Eve Concert at the Berlin Philharmonie. The Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle along with some of the most sought-after singers in this field including Thomas Hampson, Kim Criswell, Simone Sauphanor and Karl Daymond perform Leonard Bernstein's 'Wonderful Town'. 'Wonderful Town' was the second of Bernstein's trio of 'New York' musicals begun in 1944 with 'On The Town' and completed with 1957's 'West Side Story' and is a love letter to New York in the '30's. Bernstein's score combines witty pastiches of various popular musical styles of the 30s - Conga!, Swing! - and some of his most winning ballads. The program also includes George Gershwin's songs 'My Man's Gone Now', 'Ask Me Again' and 'Fascinatin' Rhythm'.

Discovering Masterpieces – Strauss

00:13-00:43

Watch the series 'Discovering Masterpieces'! Your audio-visual concert guides to the great masterpieces of classical music. The series brings you 20 half-hour documentaries on 20 classical masterpieces: acclaimed experts, famous soloists and outstanding conductors take you on a journey back to the time and place of composition. In today's documentary, we present Richard Strauss's 'Eine Alpensinfonie'. This 'Alpine Symphony' is one of Strauss' largest works outside of his operas. He considered it his best-wrought work in terms of its orchestration. Although it is a symphony in title, it is not a symphony in the generally accepted sense of the word: rather it is a 'tone poem', a musical form which Strauss specialised in for about 20 years of his life. The German author and Strauss specialist Habakuk Traber explains the concept of the work and the story behind: a story of a human life, with its jollity, its fear, its glory, beginning and ending in darkness.

00:13-00:43 Discovering Masterpieces – Strauss

Watch the series 'Discovering Masterpieces'! Your audio-visual concert guides to the great masterpieces of classical music. The series brings you 20 half-hour documentaries on 20 classical masterpieces: acclaimed experts, famous soloists and outstanding conductors take you on a journey back to the time and place of composition. In today's documentary, we present Richard Strauss's 'Eine Alpensinfonie'. This 'Alpine Symphony' is one of Strauss' largest works outside of his operas. He considered it his best-wrought work in terms of its orchestration. Although it is a symphony in title, it is not a symphony in the generally accepted sense of the word: rather it is a 'tone poem', a musical form which Strauss specialised in for about 20 years of his life. The German author and Strauss specialist Habakuk Traber explains the concept of the work and the story behind: a story of a human life, with its jollity, its fear, its glory, beginning and ending in darkness.

CMIM - Quarter Finals - Clara Osowski

00:43-02:01

Olivier Godin accompanies mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski (USA, 1986) during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Schubert's Memnon (D. 541), Homme au sourire tendre (from La Fraîcheur et le Feu, FP 147) by Poulenc, Britten's Sephestia's Lullaby (from A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41), Parents (from Diary of Virginia Woolf) by Dominick Argento and Bei dir allein! (D. 866/2) by Schubert. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It's the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.

00:43-02:01 CMIM - Quarter Finals - Clara Osowski

Olivier Godin accompanies mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski (USA, 1986) during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Schubert's Memnon (D. 541), Homme au sourire tendre (from La Fraîcheur et le Feu, FP 147) by Poulenc, Britten's Sephestia's Lullaby (from A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41), Parents (from Diary of Virginia Woolf) by Dominick Argento and Bei dir allein! (D. 866/2) by Schubert. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It's the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.

Haydn - The Creation

02:01-03:51

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Die Schöpfung (The Creation). Annette Dasch (soprano), Christoph Strehl (tenor), Thomas Quasthoff (baritone), Vienna Chamber Choir, Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic, conductor: Ádám Fischer. This performance at the beautiful historic concert hall of Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria, is a tribute to one of the world's greatest musical geniuses, Joseph Haydn, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his death. The oratorio describes the creation of the world: The first to the fourth day with the creation of the earth and the stars, the fifth and sixth day with the creation of the animals and humans, the seventh day with life in paradise. Despite all naively pious narration of the text, Haydn's music impresses by a bold description of the Genesis, such as the illustration of chaos at the beginning or the creation of light as a bright sound event in C major.

02:01-03:51 Haydn - The Creation

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Die Schöpfung (The Creation). Annette Dasch (soprano), Christoph Strehl (tenor), Thomas Quasthoff (baritone), Vienna Chamber Choir, Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic, conductor: Ádám Fischer. This performance at the beautiful historic concert hall of Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria, is a tribute to one of the world's greatest musical geniuses, Joseph Haydn, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his death. The oratorio describes the creation of the world: The first to the fourth day with the creation of the earth and the stars, the fifth and sixth day with the creation of the animals and humans, the seventh day with life in paradise. Despite all naively pious narration of the text, Haydn's music impresses by a bold description of the Genesis, such as the illustration of chaos at the beginning or the creation of light as a bright sound event in C major.

Herbert von Karajan Memorial Concert

03:51-04:54

No-one has been more important to musical life in post-war Europe than Herbert von Karajan. The Austrian conductor was musical director-for-life at the Berliner Philharmoniker, artistic director of the Wiener Staatsoper (through which he was closely involved with the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Salzburg Festival), he directed regularly at the Bayreuth Festival and the Lucerne Festival, he practically nursed the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra, and was a welcome guest in the United States: he performed at both the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall in New York. Moreover, Karajan played a major role in the development of the CD: he oversaw the birth of this new medium and made countless recordings. His death in 1989 marked the end of an era. His successor Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker commemorated him on July 16, 1999 by playing a concert at the Salzburg Cathedral. On the concert's programme were Mozart's arias "Betrachte dies mein Herz un Frage Mich," KV42 and "Laudate Dominum," KV339, and his beautiful Requiem, completed by Franz Xaver Süszmayr.

03:51-04:54 Herbert von Karajan Memorial Concert

No-one has been more important to musical life in post-war Europe than Herbert von Karajan. The Austrian conductor was musical director-for-life at the Berliner Philharmoniker, artistic director of the Wiener Staatsoper (through which he was closely involved with the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Salzburg Festival), he directed regularly at the Bayreuth Festival and the Lucerne Festival, he practically nursed the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra, and was a welcome guest in the United States: he performed at both the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall in New York. Moreover, Karajan played a major role in the development of the CD: he oversaw the birth of this new medium and made countless recordings. His death in 1989 marked the end of an era. His successor Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker commemorated him on July 16, 1999 by playing a concert at the Salzburg Cathedral. On the concert's programme were Mozart's arias "Betrachte dies mein Herz un Frage Mich," KV42 and "Laudate Dominum," KV339, and his beautiful Requiem, completed by Franz Xaver Süszmayr.

Glière, Op. 20 and Shostakovich, Op. 57

04:54-06:03

The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Robert Windak (violin), Michael Rein (violin), Eva Šušlíková (viola), Judith Chapman (cello) and Ingo Lylofs (piano) played a concert in Muziekcentrum Enschede on April 15, 2018. On the concert program are the Allegro Moderato from Glières String Quartet No. 2 and the Scherzo, Intermezzo, and Finale from Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, Op. 57. The work is one of the more popular chamber music works by the composer and a year after its premiere it was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1941.

04:54-06:03 Glière, Op. 20 and Shostakovich, Op. 57

The Valerius Ensemble, consisting of Robert Windak (violin), Michael Rein (violin), Eva Šušlíková (viola), Judith Chapman (cello) and Ingo Lylofs (piano) played a concert in Muziekcentrum Enschede on April 15, 2018. On the concert program are the Allegro Moderato from Glières String Quartet No. 2 and the Scherzo, Intermezzo, and Finale from Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, Op. 57. The work is one of the more popular chamber music works by the composer and a year after its premiere it was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1941.

Discovering Masterpieces - Concerto for Orchestra

06:03-06:31

Watch the series 'Discovering Masterpieces', your audio-visual concert guide to the great masterpieces of classical music. The series brings you 20 half-hour documentaries on 20 classical masterpieces: acclaimed experts, famous soloists and outstanding conductors take you on a journey back to the time and place of composition. In today's documentary, Bela Bartok's 'Concerto for Orchestra' is discussed. This piece is one of the most frequently performed works of the twentieth century. Pierre Boulez explains how he interpreted this composition with the Berlin Philharmonic. He also describes its fascination against the backdrop of Bartok's biography.

06:03-06:31 Discovering Masterpieces - Concerto for Orchestra

Watch the series 'Discovering Masterpieces', your audio-visual concert guide to the great masterpieces of classical music. The series brings you 20 half-hour documentaries on 20 classical masterpieces: acclaimed experts, famous soloists and outstanding conductors take you on a journey back to the time and place of composition. In today's documentary, Bela Bartok's 'Concerto for Orchestra' is discussed. This piece is one of the most frequently performed works of the twentieth century. Pierre Boulez explains how he interpreted this composition with the Berlin Philharmonic. He also describes its fascination against the backdrop of Bartok's biography.

Kristine Opolais Recital

06:31-08:12

Critics praise her, and the audience loves her. Kristine Opolais, the prima donna and the star of the New York Metropolitan Opera, performs in her home country Latvia.  She gives a splendid concert with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, at the Latvian National Opera, in 2017. The program includes arias from operas that made Kristine an international star. It includes mostly Italian music that will encourage you to dream about love and think about what is truly important. Enjoy the most beautiful arias and instrumental pieces of opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, Camille Saint-Saëns, Arrigo Boito, and Alfredo Catalani.

06:31-08:12 Kristine Opolais Recital

Critics praise her, and the audience loves her. Kristine Opolais, the prima donna and the star of the New York Metropolitan Opera, performs in her home country Latvia.  She gives a splendid concert with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, at the Latvian National Opera, in 2017. The program includes arias from operas that made Kristine an international star. It includes mostly Italian music that will encourage you to dream about love and think about what is truly important. Enjoy the most beautiful arias and instrumental pieces of opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, Camille Saint-Saëns, Arrigo Boito, and Alfredo Catalani.

Mozart - Symphony No. 41, K. 551

08:12-08:49

Jeffrey Tate conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41 (K. 551). This symphony is the last of a set of three that Mozart composed in rapid succession during the summer of 1788. The symphony is known for its humour, exuberant energy and grand scale for a symphony of this period, hence its nickname "Jupiter". Generally, Mozart composed from commissions, but scholars have found no indication of this for the 41st Symphony. It could well be Mozart composed the work in the hopes of selling them or presenting them in a concert in Vienna. Directed by János Darvos.

08:12-08:49 Mozart - Symphony No. 41, K. 551

Jeffrey Tate conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41 (K. 551). This symphony is the last of a set of three that Mozart composed in rapid succession during the summer of 1788. The symphony is known for its humour, exuberant energy and grand scale for a symphony of this period, hence its nickname "Jupiter". Generally, Mozart composed from commissions, but scholars have found no indication of this for the 41st Symphony. It could well be Mozart composed the work in the hopes of selling them or presenting them in a concert in Vienna. Directed by János Darvos.

Dvořák - Symphony No. 8, Op. 88

08:49-10:01

André Previn conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of Antonín Dvořák's (1841-1904) Symphony No. 8, Op. 88. The work was almost completely written in the summer of 1889 in Dvořák's house in Vysoká, South-East of Prague. The symphony is in great contrast with the composer's famous Ninth "From the New World" Symphony. The Eighth is an overall triumphant work of extroverted joviality, dedicated to outdoor life. Classical symphonic forms are combined with Bohemian folk tunes, clearly showing Dvořák being at the peak of his symphonic creativity. This rendition is recorded in the Berliner Philharmonie and directed by Claus Viller.

08:49-10:01 Dvořák - Symphony No. 8, Op. 88

André Previn conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance of Antonín Dvořák's (1841-1904) Symphony No. 8, Op. 88. The work was almost completely written in the summer of 1889 in Dvořák's house in Vysoká, South-East of Prague. The symphony is in great contrast with the composer's famous Ninth "From the New World" Symphony. The Eighth is an overall triumphant work of extroverted joviality, dedicated to outdoor life. Classical symphonic forms are combined with Bohemian folk tunes, clearly showing Dvořák being at the peak of his symphonic creativity. This rendition is recorded in the Berliner Philharmonie and directed by Claus Viller.

Easter Concert in Baden-Baden 2015

10:01-11:32

Bernard Haitink conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, 2015. On the program are Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, and Violin Concerto, Op. 61. The award-winning Isabelle Faust is the soloist, and since her recordings with Claudio Abbado, she's the first choice when it comes to this masterpiece. Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 6 between 1802 and 1808. Nicknamed "Pastoral Symphony," this piece is one of the few examples of program music for the German composer. Unlike other Beethoven symphonies, this piece has not four, but five movements, each with a programmatic title.

10:01-11:32 Easter Concert in Baden-Baden 2015

Bernard Haitink conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, 2015. On the program are Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, and Violin Concerto, Op. 61. The award-winning Isabelle Faust is the soloist, and since her recordings with Claudio Abbado, she's the first choice when it comes to this masterpiece. Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 6 between 1802 and 1808. Nicknamed "Pastoral Symphony," this piece is one of the few examples of program music for the German composer. Unlike other Beethoven symphonies, this piece has not four, but five movements, each with a programmatic title.

Mozart - Symphony No. 39, K. 543

11:32-12:04

David Zinman conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W. A. Mozart's (1756-1791) Symphony No. 39, K. 543. Recorded in the Sophiensaal in Munich in 1991 and directed by János Darvas. The work is the first in a set of three which became Mozart's last symphonies. The set was composed in rapid succession in the summer of 1788. The first movement opens with a majestic introduction with fanfares heard in the brass section. The work has an interesting minuet and trio, which features an Austrian folk dance ("Ländler") and a clarinet solo.

11:32-12:04 Mozart - Symphony No. 39, K. 543

David Zinman conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W. A. Mozart's (1756-1791) Symphony No. 39, K. 543. Recorded in the Sophiensaal in Munich in 1991 and directed by János Darvas. The work is the first in a set of three which became Mozart's last symphonies. The set was composed in rapid succession in the summer of 1788. The first movement opens with a majestic introduction with fanfares heard in the brass section. The work has an interesting minuet and trio, which features an Austrian folk dance ("Ländler") and a clarinet solo.

12:04-12:17 CMIM - Quarter Finals - Konstantin Lee

Martin Dubé accompanies tenor Konstantin Lee (South-Korea, 1988) during the first round of the Aria competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Di rigori armato il seno from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, È la solita storia del pastore from Francesco Cilea's L'arlesiana and Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from Franz Lehár's operetta Das Land des Lächelns. Founded in 2002, the CMIM is an annual event that draws thousands of spectators to concert halls, as well as listeners on the radio and the web. The competition seeks to discover and support musicians who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. It's the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice-violin-piano) in a three-year rotation.

Lucerne Festival: Abbado conducts Mahler No. 4

12:17-13:44

Mezzo soprano Magdalena Kožená does not only make the heavenly joys resound in the final movement of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4, earlier in the concert, she devotes herself to the seraphic beauty and intimate simplicity of Mahler's Rückert Lieder. Practically all songs that Mahler composed prior to 1900 were based on texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of folk poems published by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim. Since then, Mahler turned exclusively towards one single poet, the Franconian orientalist and translator Friedrich Rückert. Mahler acknowledged that the poems moved him so deeply that he sometimes felt he had written them himself. In the transcendent final Lied, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, he also quoted a phrase from the Adagio of his fourth symphony. Asked what it meant, he replied that it personifies himself.

12:17-13:44 Lucerne Festival: Abbado conducts Mahler No. 4

Mezzo soprano Magdalena Kožená does not only make the heavenly joys resound in the final movement of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4, earlier in the concert, she devotes herself to the seraphic beauty and intimate simplicity of Mahler's Rückert Lieder. Practically all songs that Mahler composed prior to 1900 were based on texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of folk poems published by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim. Since then, Mahler turned exclusively towards one single poet, the Franconian orientalist and translator Friedrich Rückert. Mahler acknowledged that the poems moved him so deeply that he sometimes felt he had written them himself. In the transcendent final Lied, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, he also quoted a phrase from the Adagio of his fourth symphony. Asked what it meant, he replied that it personifies himself.

Semi Final II - Liszt Competition 2017

13:44-14:05

Han Chen (1992, Taiwan) performs Epithalam zu Eduard Reményis Vermählungsfeier (S129) and Grand Duo concertant sur la Romance de 'Le Marin' (S128) during semi-final II (chamber music) of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, in 2017. The competition actively presents, develops, and promotes piano talents from around the world. In doing so, it has become one of the prominent gateways to the international professional classical music scene for young musicians. The International Franz Liszt Piano Competition was founded in 1986 in the Netherlands and has since built a reputation as one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions.

13:44-14:05 Semi Final II - Liszt Competition 2017

Han Chen (1992, Taiwan) performs Epithalam zu Eduard Reményis Vermählungsfeier (S129) and Grand Duo concertant sur la Romance de 'Le Marin' (S128) during semi-final II (chamber music) of the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, held in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, in 2017. The competition actively presents, develops, and promotes piano talents from around the world. In doing so, it has become one of the prominent gateways to the international professional classical music scene for young musicians. The International Franz Liszt Piano Competition was founded in 1986 in the Netherlands and has since built a reputation as one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions.

Europakonzert 1999 from Krakow

14:05-15:39

The Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1, 1882 by playing in different European cities every year. This concert was recorded at St. Mary's Church in Kraków, Poland, where Bernard Haitink wielded the baton over the Berlin Philharmonic along with soloists Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Emanuel Ax (piano). The performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165, and Et incarnatus est from Mass in C minor, K. 427. Pianist Emanuel Ax shines in Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. The show ends with Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38.

14:05-15:39 Europakonzert 1999 from Krakow

The Europakonzert has been a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1991. The musicians commemorate the anniversary of the orchestra's founding on May 1, 1882 by playing in different European cities every year. This concert was recorded at St. Mary's Church in Kraków, Poland, where Bernard Haitink wielded the baton over the Berlin Philharmonic along with soloists Christine Schäfer (soprano) and Emanuel Ax (piano). The performance features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165, and Et incarnatus est from Mass in C minor, K. 427. Pianist Emanuel Ax shines in Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. The show ends with Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38.

Loving Carmen

15:39-17:01

The documentary "Loving Carmen," (2016) by Nayo Titzin, builds on the earliest studies of Carmen in art, literature, music, and cinema. The film shows the history of the recording industry at the end of 19th and early 20th century and presents multiple archive images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, The Library of the US Congress, and private collections. The main narrator in the film is the Bulgarian prima Alex Penda who recreates the role of Carmen in a staging by Nicola Berloffa in the Swiss town of St. Gallen, conducted by the Latvian conductor Modestas Pitrenas. The film also features Ladislav Elgr (tenor), Aris Argiris (baritone), and Christina Pasaroiu (soprano).

15:39-17:01 Loving Carmen

The documentary "Loving Carmen," (2016) by Nayo Titzin, builds on the earliest studies of Carmen in art, literature, music, and cinema. The film shows the history of the recording industry at the end of 19th and early 20th century and presents multiple archive images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, The Library of the US Congress, and private collections. The main narrator in the film is the Bulgarian prima Alex Penda who recreates the role of Carmen in a staging by Nicola Berloffa in the Swiss town of St. Gallen, conducted by the Latvian conductor Modestas Pitrenas. The film also features Ladislav Elgr (tenor), Aris Argiris (baritone), and Christina Pasaroiu (soprano).

Prokofiev - The Gambler

17:01-19:08

Set in the fictional town of Roulettenburg in the mid-19th Century, Prokofiev's The Gambler is a four-act opera that displays the dramatic highs and lows involved in the game of chance. At the centre of the story is Alexei, who is in love with The General's step-daughter, Pauline. All of the characters fall victim to the temptation of gambling, each one consumed by the obsession and greed that drives them. Filmed at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in 2010, The Gambler stars celebrated Russian tenor Vladimir Galuzin and bass Sergei Aleksashkin. Other soloists are Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Vladimir Galusin, Larisa Dyadkova and Nikolai Gassiev. The orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre is conducted by Valery Gergiev. Georgian stage director Temur Chkheidze directed the opera with critical success at the Metropolitan Opera in 2001 and gives a fresh look to Prokofiev's first opera.

17:01-19:08 Prokofiev - The Gambler

Set in the fictional town of Roulettenburg in the mid-19th Century, Prokofiev's The Gambler is a four-act opera that displays the dramatic highs and lows involved in the game of chance. At the centre of the story is Alexei, who is in love with The General's step-daughter, Pauline. All of the characters fall victim to the temptation of gambling, each one consumed by the obsession and greed that drives them. Filmed at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in 2010, The Gambler stars celebrated Russian tenor Vladimir Galuzin and bass Sergei Aleksashkin. Other soloists are Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Vladimir Galusin, Larisa Dyadkova and Nikolai Gassiev. The orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre is conducted by Valery Gergiev. Georgian stage director Temur Chkheidze directed the opera with critical success at the Metropolitan Opera in 2001 and gives a fresh look to Prokofiev's first opera.

Mozart - Symphony No. 38, K. 504

19:08-19:48

Gerd Albrecht conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W. A. Mozart's "Prague" Symphony No. 38 (K. 504). The work was composed by Mozart in late 1786 and premiered in January 1787, during the composer's first visit to Prague, hence the nickname "Prague". An unusual feature of the symphony is that it consists of only three movements, making it the only major symphonic work from the Classical period without a minuet or scherzo movement. The symphony opens with an Adagio introduction followed by a hugely powerful Allegro, with dramatic qualities that foreshadow Mozart's opera Don Giovanni. Directed by János Darvas.

19:08-19:48 Mozart - Symphony No. 38, K. 504

Gerd Albrecht conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in a performance of W. A. Mozart's "Prague" Symphony No. 38 (K. 504). The work was composed by Mozart in late 1786 and premiered in January 1787, during the composer's first visit to Prague, hence the nickname "Prague". An unusual feature of the symphony is that it consists of only three movements, making it the only major symphonic work from the Classical period without a minuet or scherzo movement. The symphony opens with an Adagio introduction followed by a hugely powerful Allegro, with dramatic qualities that foreshadow Mozart's opera Don Giovanni. Directed by János Darvas.

19:48-20:00 TEMKO - Darkness Rises

What does outer space sound like? Composer Aart Strootman, artist in residence at the Tilburg Theatre and winner of the Gaudeamus Award in 2017, pondered this question. He analysed the last data NASA received in 2003 from its space probe Pioneer 10 and translated its sounds to mysterious music for his ensemble TEMKO. The ephemeral, long lines, the short outbursts, the electronics, and the voices all together made for a truly cosmic experience. Last year, Strootman arranged this insinuating score for the South Netherlands Philharmonic, for his own TEMKO to play along with the orchestra. The result was even more insinuating, thanks in part to the footage of space impressions Dries Alkemade made to accompany the music. Because of the many requests to repeat the programme, Darkness Rises returns unchanged as a part of November Music. Like last year, Karel Deseure will conduct. A mind-boggling experience for anyone who has not yet had a chance to see and hear the show and a great opportunity to discover new layers for those who did see it before.

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro

20:00-23:14

From the opening notes of the overture to the final curtain, Emilio Sagi's classic, triumphant production brings to life all the elegant wit and theatricality of Mozart's comic masterpiece "Le nozze di Figaro." Leading baritone Ludovic Tézier shines as the lustful Count Almaviva who attempts to obtain the favors of Figaro's bride-to-be, Susanna (Isabel Rey), while Luca Pisaroni gives a feisty performance as Figaro. Conductor Jesús López Cobos masterfully captures the enchanting score. It is a witty yet profound tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness performed by Ludovic Tézier, Barbara Frittoli, Luca Pissaroni, Isabel Rey, Marina Comparato, Jeanette Fischer, Carlos Chausson, Raúl Giménez, Enrique Viana, Soledad Cardoso, and Miguel Soda at the Teatro Real Madrid in 2009.

20:00-23:14 Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro

From the opening notes of the overture to the final curtain, Emilio Sagi's classic, triumphant production brings to life all the elegant wit and theatricality of Mozart's comic masterpiece "Le nozze di Figaro." Leading baritone Ludovic Tézier shines as the lustful Count Almaviva who attempts to obtain the favors of Figaro's bride-to-be, Susanna (Isabel Rey), while Luca Pisaroni gives a feisty performance as Figaro. Conductor Jesús López Cobos masterfully captures the enchanting score. It is a witty yet profound tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness performed by Ludovic Tézier, Barbara Frittoli, Luca Pissaroni, Isabel Rey, Marina Comparato, Jeanette Fischer, Carlos Chausson, Raúl Giménez, Enrique Viana, Soledad Cardoso, and Miguel Soda at the Teatro Real Madrid in 2009.

A Tango Night - Live from Buenos Aires

23:14-23:59

2006 closed with a spectacular festival of Argentinean music broadcast live from Buenos Aires. At the height of the Argentinean summer, the Orquesta Filarmónica del Teatro Colon under Daniel Barenboim (conductor & soloist) join bandoneon virtuoso Leopoldo Federico and his Orquesta Tipica for an extraordinary New Year's Eve show with popular tangos and Latin American orchestra classics. The old master of tango, José Carli, created enchanting new arrangements of works by Argentinean artists Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Julio de Caro, Alberto Ginastera and Horacio Salgán. Performances by leading tango dancers Mora Godoy and Junior Cervilla from Buenos Aires add atmosphere and round off the night.

23:14-23:59 A Tango Night - Live from Buenos Aires

2006 closed with a spectacular festival of Argentinean music broadcast live from Buenos Aires. At the height of the Argentinean summer, the Orquesta Filarmónica del Teatro Colon under Daniel Barenboim (conductor & soloist) join bandoneon virtuoso Leopoldo Federico and his Orquesta Tipica for an extraordinary New Year's Eve show with popular tangos and Latin American orchestra classics. The old master of tango, José Carli, created enchanting new arrangements of works by Argentinean artists Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Julio de Caro, Alberto Ginastera and Horacio Salgán. Performances by leading tango dancers Mora Godoy and Junior Cervilla from Buenos Aires add atmosphere and round off the night.

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