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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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Mozart - Così fan tutte

00:00-00:22

The opera, based on a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, is a romantic comedy about the complexity of relationships between men and women. With his sensual, spirited and passionate music, Mozart poses fundamental questions about love and brings to the libretto surprising psychological depth and an underlying seriousness not present in the original farce. Michael Haneke created a contemporary staging for the Teatro Real Madrid. The orchestra and chorus of the Teatro Real performed this masterpiece in 2013 under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling. The work features Anett Fritsch, Paola Gardina, Juan Francisco Gatell, Andreas Wolf, Kerstin Avemo, and William Shimell.

00:00-00:22 Mozart - Così fan tutte

The opera, based on a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, is a romantic comedy about the complexity of relationships between men and women. With his sensual, spirited and passionate music, Mozart poses fundamental questions about love and brings to the libretto surprising psychological depth and an underlying seriousness not present in the original farce. Michael Haneke created a contemporary staging for the Teatro Real Madrid. The orchestra and chorus of the Teatro Real performed this masterpiece in 2013 under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling. The work features Anett Fritsch, Paola Gardina, Juan Francisco Gatell, Andreas Wolf, Kerstin Avemo, and William Shimell.

Buxtehude - Abendmusik

00:22-02:00

Dietrich Buxtehude is one of the founding fathers of the 17th century German school, whose influence on composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, his spiritual son, cannot be overestimated. Not only was he an indisputable master of organ music, but also a prolific composer whose oeuvre consists of more than 200 works. Buxtehude spent his life traveling between Lübeck and Helsingborg, Hamburg and Copenhagen. Very innovative, at a pivotal time in the history of music, Buxtehude established the 'Abendmusiken' (Evening Concerts) that were introduced by his predecessor Franz Tunder on the five Sundays preceding Christmas. Let's us join the Masques ensemble and the Vox Luminis choir and discover 17th century baroque music and the composer Buxtehude through his vocal compositions, ranging from spiritual concert, choral, aria to cantata parties. The ensembles are led by Olivier Fortin and Lionel Meunier. This concert was recorded in 2017 at Centre Amuz in Antwerp, Belgium.

00:22-02:00 Buxtehude - Abendmusik

Dietrich Buxtehude is one of the founding fathers of the 17th century German school, whose influence on composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, his spiritual son, cannot be overestimated. Not only was he an indisputable master of organ music, but also a prolific composer whose oeuvre consists of more than 200 works. Buxtehude spent his life traveling between Lübeck and Helsingborg, Hamburg and Copenhagen. Very innovative, at a pivotal time in the history of music, Buxtehude established the 'Abendmusiken' (Evening Concerts) that were introduced by his predecessor Franz Tunder on the five Sundays preceding Christmas. Let's us join the Masques ensemble and the Vox Luminis choir and discover 17th century baroque music and the composer Buxtehude through his vocal compositions, ranging from spiritual concert, choral, aria to cantata parties. The ensembles are led by Olivier Fortin and Lionel Meunier. This concert was recorded in 2017 at Centre Amuz in Antwerp, Belgium.

Sons of Vienna: Part 1 - Papa & Wolfgang

02:00-02:23

The six-part series Sons of Vienna explores stories through the eyes of musicians, professors and musicologists. It portrays extraordinary composers who were active in the cultural city of Vienna and deserve the label of genius. In Papa & Wolfgang (Part 1) we follow the lives and work of "Papa" Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In 18th century Vienna, a dynasty was born from the unbreakable bond between these two extraordinary men of music. It was a bond forged from respect and friendship. Learn how their individual skills and imagination grew and flourished; how their friendship and mutual respect took their music to places then unimagined; how their joy of life and living molded Vienna's unique musical culture. Their story is told against the background of their time.

02:00-02:23 Sons of Vienna: Part 1 - Papa & Wolfgang

The six-part series Sons of Vienna explores stories through the eyes of musicians, professors and musicologists. It portrays extraordinary composers who were active in the cultural city of Vienna and deserve the label of genius. In Papa & Wolfgang (Part 1) we follow the lives and work of "Papa" Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In 18th century Vienna, a dynasty was born from the unbreakable bond between these two extraordinary men of music. It was a bond forged from respect and friendship. Learn how their individual skills and imagination grew and flourished; how their friendship and mutual respect took their music to places then unimagined; how their joy of life and living molded Vienna's unique musical culture. Their story is told against the background of their time.

CMIM - Quarter Finals - Rihab Chaieb

02:23-02:45

Michel-Alexandre Broekaert accompanies mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb (Canada/Tunisia, 1987 during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Bizet's Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe, Op. 21/4, Schubert's Der Tod und das Mädchen (D. 531), Lust der Sturmnacht, Op. 35/1 by Schumann and Herbert Howell's King David. 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.

02:23-02:45 CMIM - Quarter Finals - Rihab Chaieb

Michel-Alexandre Broekaert accompanies mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb (Canada/Tunisia, 1987 during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Bizet's Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe, Op. 21/4, Schubert's Der Tod und das Mädchen (D. 531), Lust der Sturmnacht, Op. 35/1 by Schumann and Herbert Howell's King David. 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.

02:45-03:00 Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 - III

It must have been quite a concert: at 6:30 PM on December 22, 1808, the poorly heated Theater an der Wien provided the backdrop for the premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. His Choral Fantasy, his concert aria 'Ah! perfido', selections from the Mass in C and his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies were performed. Each and every one of these compositions is a masterpiece; their influence on music history has proven enormous. Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, 'Pastorale', is a text book example of programme music: Beethoven cleverly sketches the peace and quiet of the country life. In this broadcast: the third movement.

Dufay - Missa Ave regina caelorum

03:00-03:57

Why make use of a brilliant idea only once…? Guillaume Dufay upcycled his Marian antiphon Ave Regina Coeloruminto, a four-part mass, probably intended for the dedication of the cathedral of Cambrai. This dazzling piece of polyphony is a reminder of the extraordinary history of Kamerijk, which managed to maintain its position as an independent bastion in Burgundian territory. This is music of rebellion and devotion, powerfully performed by Cantica Symphonia's specialists!

03:00-03:57 Dufay - Missa Ave regina caelorum

Why make use of a brilliant idea only once…? Guillaume Dufay upcycled his Marian antiphon Ave Regina Coeloruminto, a four-part mass, probably intended for the dedication of the cathedral of Cambrai. This dazzling piece of polyphony is a reminder of the extraordinary history of Kamerijk, which managed to maintain its position as an independent bastion in Burgundian territory. This is music of rebellion and devotion, powerfully performed by Cantica Symphonia's specialists!

Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann

03:57-05:19

The film Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann is a portrait of a very special vocalist, and of two exceptional composers. When Philippe Jaroussky - whose angelic voice seems almost timeless, not belonging to any one epoque or decade - sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying power of their music have not diminished over the centuries. The works performed in this film are Telemann's Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen and Sinfonia from Brockes-Passion; Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus, and Bach's Sinfonia from Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis and Ich habe genug.

03:57-05:19 Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann

The film Jaroussky sings Bach & Telemann is a portrait of a very special vocalist, and of two exceptional composers. When Philippe Jaroussky - whose angelic voice seems almost timeless, not belonging to any one epoque or decade - sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying power of their music have not diminished over the centuries. The works performed in this film are Telemann's Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen and Sinfonia from Brockes-Passion; Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus, and Bach's Sinfonia from Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis and Ich habe genug.

Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017

05:19-05:56

Wouter Bergenhuizen (1988, The Netherlands) performs Grandes Études de Paganini, S141 and Années de Pèlerinage: Deuxième Année (Italie), No. 1 Sposalizio, S161/1 during semi-final I (transcription) 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.

05:19-05:56 Semi Final I - Liszt Competition 2017

Wouter Bergenhuizen (1988, The Netherlands) performs Grandes Études de Paganini, S141 and Années de Pèlerinage: Deuxième Année (Italie), No. 1 Sposalizio, S161/1 during semi-final I (transcription) 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.

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 5, K 175

05:56-06:26

Malcolm Frager performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 5, K 175, a work of contrapuntal writing, a style that Mozart perfected under Padre Martini's tutelage. Discover the Orchestra della Radiotelevisione della Svizzera and conducted by Marc Andreae, at the Teatro Bibiena in Mantua.

05:56-06:26 Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 5, K 175

Malcolm Frager performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 5, K 175, a work of contrapuntal writing, a style that Mozart perfected under Padre Martini's tutelage. Discover the Orchestra della Radiotelevisione della Svizzera and conducted by Marc Andreae, at the Teatro Bibiena in Mantua.

Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 No.12

06:26-06:53

In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are regarded as some of the most important works in the history of Western classical music. In this broadcast, Andrei Gavrilov plays Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1 to 12 (BWV 846-857) from Book One of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, recorded at the New Art Gallery in Walsall, England, in 2010.

06:26-06:53 Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 No.12

In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are regarded as some of the most important works in the history of Western classical music. In this broadcast, Andrei Gavrilov plays Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1 to 12 (BWV 846-857) from Book One of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, recorded at the New Art Gallery in Walsall, England, in 2010.

06:53-07:00 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 part 3

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Brahms - Symphony No. 1, Op. 68

07:00-07:49

For over two decades, the Berlin Philharmonic has celebrated its creation on May 1 with the annual Europakonzert, which in 2010 was held in Oxford. Led by Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra performed a program including Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1.

07:00-07:49 Brahms - Symphony No. 1, Op. 68

For over two decades, the Berlin Philharmonic has celebrated its creation on May 1 with the annual Europakonzert, which in 2010 was held in Oxford. Led by Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra performed a program including Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1.

Pianomania - Elisabeth Leonskaja

07:49-09:01

Elisabeth Leonskaja (1945) performs Ludwig van Beethoven's last three piano sonatas (Op. 109, 110 and 111) during a concert recorded at the Grand Auditorium of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon, in 2018. Beethoven's last three sonatas mark a culmination in the classical-romantic sonata form, and it is also Beethoven's farewell to the genre. The composer not only aesthetically and emotionally heralds the arrival of the Romantic Age in music but also profoundly alters what had been the accepted parameters of sonata form. Because of these three works, it was possible for Liszt to create his Sonata in B minor. Leonskaja began her studies at the Moscow Conservatory in 1964, during which she won multiple international prizes. In 1978 Leonskaja left the Soviet Union and has resided in Vienna, Austria, since then.

07:49-09:01 Pianomania - Elisabeth Leonskaja

Elisabeth Leonskaja (1945) performs Ludwig van Beethoven's last three piano sonatas (Op. 109, 110 and 111) during a concert recorded at the Grand Auditorium of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon, in 2018. Beethoven's last three sonatas mark a culmination in the classical-romantic sonata form, and it is also Beethoven's farewell to the genre. The composer not only aesthetically and emotionally heralds the arrival of the Romantic Age in music but also profoundly alters what had been the accepted parameters of sonata form. Because of these three works, it was possible for Liszt to create his Sonata in B minor. Leonskaja began her studies at the Moscow Conservatory in 1964, during which she won multiple international prizes. In 1978 Leonskaja left the Soviet Union and has resided in Vienna, Austria, since then.

Claudio Abbado & Orchestra Mozart

09:01-10:00

In 2004, Claudio Abbado founded the Orchestra Mozart in Bologna, Italy. The orchestra collects the best classical music performers of the world by gathering promising young talents and well-established artists. Among them are Johani Gonzales, a young double bass player from one of Caracas' worst quarters, and the famous German trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich. The documentary follows the orchestra's European tour of 2012-2013, offering a unique glance at Maestro Abbado's work, as well as on the work of today's classical musicians. The film describes, both from a musical and a human point of view, the public and the private life of a group of musicians: Maria Francesca Latella, Federica Vignoni, Lucas Navarro, Alois Posch, Reinhold Friedrich, Alessio Allegrini, and Johane Gonzalez. The documentary includes a long and previously unreleased interview with Maestro Abbado, and concert and rehearsal footage from Bologna, Lucerne, Vienna, Madrid and Palermo.

09:01-10:00 Claudio Abbado & Orchestra Mozart

In 2004, Claudio Abbado founded the Orchestra Mozart in Bologna, Italy. The orchestra collects the best classical music performers of the world by gathering promising young talents and well-established artists. Among them are Johani Gonzales, a young double bass player from one of Caracas' worst quarters, and the famous German trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich. The documentary follows the orchestra's European tour of 2012-2013, offering a unique glance at Maestro Abbado's work, as well as on the work of today's classical musicians. The film describes, both from a musical and a human point of view, the public and the private life of a group of musicians: Maria Francesca Latella, Federica Vignoni, Lucas Navarro, Alois Posch, Reinhold Friedrich, Alessio Allegrini, and Johane Gonzalez. The documentary includes a long and previously unreleased interview with Maestro Abbado, and concert and rehearsal footage from Bologna, Lucerne, Vienna, Madrid and Palermo.

Christmas Concert

10:00-11:00

On 18 December 2017, the Valerius Ensemble played a Christmas concert in Concordia, Enschede. The ensemble consists of Robert Windak (violin), Annemarie van Vliegen (violin), Eva Šušliková (viola) and Réne Geesing (cello). The program consists of "Das neugeborne Kindelein" from Bachs Cantata BWV 122, the Largo from Vivaldi's Winter, the Allegro from Mozart's Divertimento in D (KV. 136), Méditation from Massenet's opera "Thaïs," The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, the Vilja song from Léhars "Die Lustige Witwe" and the animated Romanian folk-tune Geampara. The Ensemble closes with Piazzolla's Ave Maria (Tanti anni prima).

10:00-11:00 Christmas Concert

On 18 December 2017, the Valerius Ensemble played a Christmas concert in Concordia, Enschede. The ensemble consists of Robert Windak (violin), Annemarie van Vliegen (violin), Eva Šušliková (viola) and Réne Geesing (cello). The program consists of "Das neugeborne Kindelein" from Bachs Cantata BWV 122, the Largo from Vivaldi's Winter, the Allegro from Mozart's Divertimento in D (KV. 136), Méditation from Massenet's opera "Thaïs," The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, the Vilja song from Léhars "Die Lustige Witwe" and the animated Romanian folk-tune Geampara. The Ensemble closes with Piazzolla's Ave Maria (Tanti anni prima).

Chopin - Preludes, Op. 28

11:00-11:44

Alessandra Amara performs Chopin's complete Preludes, Op. 28. Chopin wrote the 24 preludes between 1835 and 1839, partly at Valldemossa, Mallorca, where he spent the winter of 1838–39 and where he had fled with George Sand to escape Paris. Chopin brought a copy of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier with him to Mallorca and just like Bach's work, Chopin's set of preludes contains a complete cycle of all major and minor keys. Whereas Bach arranged his preludes and fugues according to keys separated by semitones, Chopin choose a circle of fifths, with majors key being followed by its relative minor. The term prelude had been used to describe an introductory piece, however, Chopin's pieces stand as self-contained units.

11:00-11:44 Chopin - Preludes, Op. 28

Alessandra Amara performs Chopin's complete Preludes, Op. 28. Chopin wrote the 24 preludes between 1835 and 1839, partly at Valldemossa, Mallorca, where he spent the winter of 1838–39 and where he had fled with George Sand to escape Paris. Chopin brought a copy of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier with him to Mallorca and just like Bach's work, Chopin's set of preludes contains a complete cycle of all major and minor keys. Whereas Bach arranged his preludes and fugues according to keys separated by semitones, Chopin choose a circle of fifths, with majors key being followed by its relative minor. The term prelude had been used to describe an introductory piece, however, Chopin's pieces stand as self-contained units.

The Ramallah Concert

11:44-13:15

The internationally respected West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, consists of young, highly talented Israeli and Arabic musicians. The ensemble works to create dialogue between Middle-Eastern cultures through the experience of playing music together. Until recently, a concert by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Ramallah, Palestine was unthinkable. However, the country was the centre of attraction when the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performed there on August 21, 2005. Faced with myriad organizational and political hurdles, the orchestra overcame the impossible in order to play there. The performance was a sensation and is considered the absolute highlight of the orchestra's six-year history. The Ramallah concert event attracted worldwide attention far beyond the musical community and was reviewed by all media.

11:44-13:15 The Ramallah Concert

The internationally respected West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, consists of young, highly talented Israeli and Arabic musicians. The ensemble works to create dialogue between Middle-Eastern cultures through the experience of playing music together. Until recently, a concert by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Ramallah, Palestine was unthinkable. However, the country was the centre of attraction when the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performed there on August 21, 2005. Faced with myriad organizational and political hurdles, the orchestra overcame the impossible in order to play there. The performance was a sensation and is considered the absolute highlight of the orchestra's six-year history. The Ramallah concert event attracted worldwide attention far beyond the musical community and was reviewed by all media.

Händel - Dettingen Te Deum (HV 283)

13:15-13:59

Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago choir in a performance of The Dettingen Te Deum (HWV 283), a canticle composed by George Frideric Handel, in 1743. On June 27, 1743, the British army and its allies, under the command of King George II and Lord Stair, won a victory at the Battle of Dettingen, over the French army. On the King's return, a day of public thanksgiving was appointed, and Handel was commissioned to write a Te Deum. Soloists are Bart Uvyn (alto), Denzil Delaere (tenor), Helena Maes (soprano), and Joris Stroobants (bas). The Vox Mago is made up of a group of enthusiastic and dynamic singers. The perfromance is recorded at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Presentatiekerk in Gent in 2018.

13:15-13:59 Händel - Dettingen Te Deum (HV 283)

Patrick Debrabandere conducts the Vox Mago choir in a performance of The Dettingen Te Deum (HWV 283), a canticle composed by George Frideric Handel, in 1743. On June 27, 1743, the British army and its allies, under the command of King George II and Lord Stair, won a victory at the Battle of Dettingen, over the French army. On the King's return, a day of public thanksgiving was appointed, and Handel was commissioned to write a Te Deum. Soloists are Bart Uvyn (alto), Denzil Delaere (tenor), Helena Maes (soprano), and Joris Stroobants (bas). The Vox Mago is made up of a group of enthusiastic and dynamic singers. The perfromance is recorded at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Presentatiekerk in Gent in 2018.

13:59-14:16 CMIM - Quarter Finals - Suzanne Taffot

Louise-Andrée Baril accompanies soprano Suzanne Taffot (Canada/Cameroon, 1984) during the first round of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Schubert's Die junge Nonne (D. 828), Fêtes galantes by Reynaldo Hahn, O, Let Him Kiss Me (from 7 Tableaux from the Song of Songs) by Srul Irving Glick and Alfred Bachelet's Chère nuit. 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.

Burgundian Alphabet II - Josquin to Quadris

14:16-15:05

Enjoy a genuine musical marathon as a prelude to the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018. During three concerts, the Huelgas Ensemble sing an entire alphabet of Burgundian composers, one for every letter. It concerns composers who were employed by the Burgundian court, with a special exception for Josquin, prince of polyphony. The singers perform arm-in-arm with Paul Van Nevel, visiting mass movements, motets and chansons by known and masters-to-be-discovered like Champion, Divitis, Binchois, de Orto, van Weerbeke, and many others. With "anonymous" to "incognito" they bring a double ode to the many nameless polyphonists who nonetheless made breathtaking contributions to the polyphonic repertoire of the 15th century.

14:16-15:05 Burgundian Alphabet II - Josquin to Quadris

Enjoy a genuine musical marathon as a prelude to the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018. During three concerts, the Huelgas Ensemble sing an entire alphabet of Burgundian composers, one for every letter. It concerns composers who were employed by the Burgundian court, with a special exception for Josquin, prince of polyphony. The singers perform arm-in-arm with Paul Van Nevel, visiting mass movements, motets and chansons by known and masters-to-be-discovered like Champion, Divitis, Binchois, de Orto, van Weerbeke, and many others. With "anonymous" to "incognito" they bring a double ode to the many nameless polyphonists who nonetheless made breathtaking contributions to the polyphonic repertoire of the 15th century.

CMIM - Semi Finals - Clara Osowski

15:05-15:28

Olivier Godin accompanies mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski (USA, 1986) during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Heliopolis 1 (D. 753), Auflösung (D. 807) and Die Sterne (D. 176) by Schubert, Sibelius' Den första kyssen, Op. 37/1, Fauré's Clair de lune, Op. 46/2 and Tired (from 4 Last Songs) by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The program closes with Marx's Pierrot Dandy, Pierrot (FP 66) by Poulenc and Let's Take a Walk by Virgil Thomson. 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.

15:05-15:28 CMIM - Semi Finals - Clara Osowski

Olivier Godin accompanies mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski (USA, 1986) during the semi-finals of the Art Song competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Heliopolis 1 (D. 753), Auflösung (D. 807) and Die Sterne (D. 176) by Schubert, Sibelius' Den första kyssen, Op. 37/1, Fauré's Clair de lune, Op. 46/2 and Tired (from 4 Last Songs) by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The program closes with Marx's Pierrot Dandy, Pierrot (FP 66) by Poulenc and Let's Take a Walk by Virgil Thomson. 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.

Martinu and Berlioz

15:28-16:42

The Royal Flemish Philharmonic 'deFilharmonie' specializes in the historically informed performance of various classical music styles. deFilharmonie's unique character is shaped by several conductors, such as the Dutch conductor Edo de Waart and the Flemish conductor Philippe Herreweghe. Given his specific background and experience, Herreweghe focuses on the music of the Romantic era and before. The orchestra holds an unusual position in the Flemish music landscape due to its unique nation- and worldwide concert series. Concerts at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam have drawn crowds. This concert was performed at Antwerp's Queen Elisabeth Hall under the baton of the Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden. Hector Berlioz's 'Symphonie Fantastique' is among the compositions played.

15:28-16:42 Martinu and Berlioz

The Royal Flemish Philharmonic 'deFilharmonie' specializes in the historically informed performance of various classical music styles. deFilharmonie's unique character is shaped by several conductors, such as the Dutch conductor Edo de Waart and the Flemish conductor Philippe Herreweghe. Given his specific background and experience, Herreweghe focuses on the music of the Romantic era and before. The orchestra holds an unusual position in the Flemish music landscape due to its unique nation- and worldwide concert series. Concerts at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam have drawn crowds. This concert was performed at Antwerp's Queen Elisabeth Hall under the baton of the Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden. Hector Berlioz's 'Symphonie Fantastique' is among the compositions played.

The 12 Cellists - Documentary

16:42-18:00

Directed in 2012 by Enrique Sánchez Lansch, the documentary The 12 Cellists follows the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1972, this group is a staple of the international musical universe. Whether they play classical music, jazz, tango or avant-garde music, these talented musicians invariably enthrall audiences with the wide range of unique and bewitching sounds they produce with their cellos. Their combination of seriousness and humor, depth, and lightness promises to captivate listeners of all ages.

16:42-18:00 The 12 Cellists - Documentary

Directed in 2012 by Enrique Sánchez Lansch, the documentary The 12 Cellists follows the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1972, this group is a staple of the international musical universe. Whether they play classical music, jazz, tango or avant-garde music, these talented musicians invariably enthrall audiences with the wide range of unique and bewitching sounds they produce with their cellos. Their combination of seriousness and humor, depth, and lightness promises to captivate listeners of all ages.

Schubert - Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100, D. 929

18:00-18:51

Ester Hoppe (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) perform Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100 (D. 929) during the International Chamber Music Festival in Bellinzona, Switzerland in 2019. This trio was among the last compositions completed by Schubert and is dated November 1827. It was published late 1828, shortly before Schubert's death and first performed in January 1828 to celebrate the engagement of Schubert's friend Josef von Spaun. The second theme of the opening movement is based on a theme from the Trio of Schubert's Piano Sonata No. 18 (D. 894). The main theme of the second movement is used as a central musical theme in Kubrick's film Barry Lyndon (1975).

18:00-18:51 Schubert - Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100, D. 929

Ester Hoppe (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello) and Francesco Piemontesi (piano) perform Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 100 (D. 929) during the International Chamber Music Festival in Bellinzona, Switzerland in 2019. This trio was among the last compositions completed by Schubert and is dated November 1827. It was published late 1828, shortly before Schubert's death and first performed in January 1828 to celebrate the engagement of Schubert's friend Josef von Spaun. The second theme of the opening movement is based on a theme from the Trio of Schubert's Piano Sonata No. 18 (D. 894). The main theme of the second movement is used as a central musical theme in Kubrick's film Barry Lyndon (1975).

A Mozart Celebration from Berlin

18:51-20:22

Performed in the grandeur of Berlin's foremost opera house, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Mozart Celebration is dedicated to the life's work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This one-time-only gala concert features exuberant Mozart pieces, performed by some of the world's leading singers and musicians. Conductor Julien Salemkour leads these beautiful performances played by the Staatskapelle Berlin. The star solists are Nicolaj Znaider (violin), Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) and Sylvia Schwartz (soprano). The program features Ouverture from la Clemenza di Tito, 'Violin Concerto No. 5', the song 'Chi sa, chi sa, qual sia', Piano Concerto No. 23, the aria 'Per questa bella mano', Papageno's Aria from the Magic Flute, the duet 'Papageno-Papagena' from The Magic Flute, and Symphony No. 40.

18:51-20:22 A Mozart Celebration from Berlin

Performed in the grandeur of Berlin's foremost opera house, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Mozart Celebration is dedicated to the life's work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This one-time-only gala concert features exuberant Mozart pieces, performed by some of the world's leading singers and musicians. Conductor Julien Salemkour leads these beautiful performances played by the Staatskapelle Berlin. The star solists are Nicolaj Znaider (violin), Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) and Sylvia Schwartz (soprano). The program features Ouverture from la Clemenza di Tito, 'Violin Concerto No. 5', the song 'Chi sa, chi sa, qual sia', Piano Concerto No. 23, the aria 'Per questa bella mano', Papageno's Aria from the Magic Flute, the duet 'Papageno-Papagena' from The Magic Flute, and Symphony No. 40.

20:22-20:38 CMIM - Quarter Finals - Andrew Haji

Esther Gonthier accompanies tenor Andrew Haji (Canada, 1985) during the first round of the Aria competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal of 2018 (CMIM). The program features Questa o quella from Verdi's Rigoletto, Here I stand from Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Ciel e terra armi di sdegno from G. F. Handel's Tamerlano and Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti. 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.

Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 No.4

20:38-21:00

In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are regarded as some of the most important works in the history of Western classical music. In this broadcast, Andrei Gavrilov plays Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1 to 12 (BWV 846-857) from Book One of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, recorded at the New Art Gallery in Walsall, England, in 2010.

20:38-21:00 Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 No.4

In 1722, when Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Köthen, Germany, he published a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. This collection became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846–869. About two decades later, Bach compiled a second book in Leipzig, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Two, BWV 870-893. Bach intended these pieces for the clavier, which includes the harpsichord, clavichord, and organ. Despite this unclarity, these pieces are regarded as some of the most important works in the history of Western classical music. In this broadcast, Andrei Gavrilov plays Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1 to 12 (BWV 846-857) from Book One of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, recorded at the New Art Gallery in Walsall, England, in 2010.

Verdi - Luisa Miller

21:00-23:28

Under the musical direction of Massimo Zanetti, the Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opéra Royal de Wallonie present the opera "Luisa Miller". As the result of the collaboration between Verdi and the Neapolitan librettist Salvatore Cammarano, Luisa Miller is based on a play written by Friedrich Schiller titled Intrigue and Love. The work was composed in 1849 for the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. It marks a turning point in Verdi's production and life, since the composer had moved back to Busseto, his birthplace, while writing it. As a consequence, Verdi distanced himself from patriotic heroism, a typical characteristic found in his early operas. This becomes obvious in his work: the action of Luisa Miller is not part of great historical events, but revolves around love affairs in a simple Tyrolean village. This interpretation was recorded 2014 at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège and stars Patrizia Ciofi, Gregory Kunde, Nicola Alaimo, Bálint Szabó, Luciano Montanaro, Alexise Yerna, Cristina Melis and Stefano De Rosa.

21:00-23:28 Verdi - Luisa Miller

Under the musical direction of Massimo Zanetti, the Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opéra Royal de Wallonie present the opera "Luisa Miller". As the result of the collaboration between Verdi and the Neapolitan librettist Salvatore Cammarano, Luisa Miller is based on a play written by Friedrich Schiller titled Intrigue and Love. The work was composed in 1849 for the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. It marks a turning point in Verdi's production and life, since the composer had moved back to Busseto, his birthplace, while writing it. As a consequence, Verdi distanced himself from patriotic heroism, a typical characteristic found in his early operas. This becomes obvious in his work: the action of Luisa Miller is not part of great historical events, but revolves around love affairs in a simple Tyrolean village. This interpretation was recorded 2014 at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège and stars Patrizia Ciofi, Gregory Kunde, Nicola Alaimo, Bálint Szabó, Luciano Montanaro, Alexise Yerna, Cristina Melis and Stefano De Rosa.

Seong-Jin Cho plays Debussy, Schumann & Chopin

23:28-23:59

In this performance from the 25th anniversary edition of the Verbier Festival, Seong-Jin Cho pays tribute to Debussy on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the French composer's death. Cho's refined palette of color and superb technical mastery is perfectly suited for revealing the subtle harmonic invention of Images. Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Op.12 are rarely featured in concert programs. This half-hour long cycle is a challenge for the performer who has to demonstrate an extreme versatility of moods ranging from the dark "Des Abends", the angst-filled "In der Nacht" to the virtuous "Traumeswirren". With Chopin's Op.58, Cho shows his ability in the grand sonata form and his affinity for the composer that earned him the distinction by winning the First Prize of the 2015 Chopin competition. Recorded at the 2018 edition of the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

23:28-23:59 Seong-Jin Cho plays Debussy, Schumann & Chopin

In this performance from the 25th anniversary edition of the Verbier Festival, Seong-Jin Cho pays tribute to Debussy on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the French composer's death. Cho's refined palette of color and superb technical mastery is perfectly suited for revealing the subtle harmonic invention of Images. Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Op.12 are rarely featured in concert programs. This half-hour long cycle is a challenge for the performer who has to demonstrate an extreme versatility of moods ranging from the dark "Des Abends", the angst-filled "In der Nacht" to the virtuous "Traumeswirren". With Chopin's Op.58, Cho shows his ability in the grand sonata form and his affinity for the composer that earned him the distinction by winning the First Prize of the 2015 Chopin competition. Recorded at the 2018 edition of the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

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