Mon, 4. March 2019

Mei-Ann Chen, Dirigentin © KK
Mei-Ann Chen, Dirigentin
Gewandhaus
Bernd Glemser, the darling of the audience, gets two piano concertos on the podium: Schumann's “Introduction and Allegro” and Mendelssohn's Number 1. The excellent Taiwanese conductor Mei-Ann Chen adds Mendelssohn's “Italian".

Tue, 5. March 2019

Mei-Ann Chen, Dirigentin © KK
Mei-Ann Chen, Dirigentin
Gewandhaus
Bernd Glemser, the darling of the audience, gets two piano concertos on the podium: Schumann's “Introduction and Allegro” and Mendelssohn's Number 1. The excellent Taiwanese conductor Mei-Ann Chen adds Mendelssohn's “Italian".

Mon, 18. March 2019

Rüdiger Lotter, Violine © Werner Kmetitsch
Rüdiger Lotter, Violine
Bach im Caféhaus
Music by the gentlemen from the house of Bach, composed for performances in the Café Zimmermann in Leipzig. Of course, most beautiful music, as made for the excellent Munich violinist Rüdiger Lotter.

Tue, 19. March 2019

Rüdiger Lotter, Violine © Werner Kmetitsch
Rüdiger Lotter, Violine
Bach im Caféhaus
Music by the gentlemen from the house of Bach, composed for performances in the Café Zimmermann in Leipzig. Of course, most beautiful music, as made for the excellent Munich violinist Rüdiger Lotter.

Mon, 1. April 2019

Lara St. John, Violine © Andrew Ousley
Lara St. John, Violine
Sommer in der Schweiz
Mei-Ann Chen conjures up the summer in Switzerland with one of her core pieces, Raff’s Symphony No. 9 from 1878. Perfect start: Rossini's Wilhelm Tell Overture. In between: Piazzolla's “Seasons of Buenos Aires” with Lara St. John on the violin.

Tue, 2. April 2019

Lara St. John, Violine © Andrew Ousley
Lara St. John, Violine
Sommer in der Schweiz
Mei-Ann Chen conjures up the summer in Switzerland with one of her core pieces, Raff’s Symphony No. 9 from 1878. Perfect start: Rossini's Wilhelm Tell Overture. In between: Piazzolla's “Seasons of Buenos Aires” with Lara St. John on the violin.

Sun, 14. April 2019

François-Joseph Navez: Agar et Ismaël dans le désert © François-Joseph Navez: Hagar und Ismael in der Wüste
Hagar und Ismael
It is a biblical marital drama that is still seen as the myth at the root of the conflict between the Jews and the Palestinians. The Neue Hofkapelle Graz will play Alessandro Scarlatti’s touching rendering of the story of the banishment of Hagar and Ismael.

Mon, 15. April 2019

Maimónides: Misné Torá, ca. 1450 Biblioteca Apostólica Vaticana © Maimónides: Misné Torá, ca. 1450
Biblioteca Apostólica Vaticana
Die blühende Rose
The “Golden Age“ of the peaceful co-existence of Christians, Jews and Muslims on the Iberian peninsula came to an end in 1492, but it lives on to this day in music, as Arianna Savall and her musician friends demonstrate.

Tue, 16. April 2019

Nobuntu - Frauenpower aus Simbabwe © Nobuntu - Frauenpower aus Simbabwe
Lieder der Hoffnung
Zimbabwe, in southern Africa, is a country in transition between tradition and the modern age, between dictatorship and hope. The a-cappella ensembles Nobuntu und Insingizi tell moving stories of these things in song.

Wed, 17. April 2019

Aleksandra Mikulska, Klavier © Harald Hoffmann
Aleksandra Mikulska, Klavier
Chopin im Exil
He was in exile when he supported the Poles’ fight for freedom: most of Frédéric Chopin’s masterpieces were written far from his lost homeland. The virtuoso Polish pianist Alexsandra Mikulska plays his moving pieces for us. Julius Feldmeier reads from Chopin’s letters.
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