April 2015 programs on the Deutsche Welle Festival

April 2015 programs on the Deutsche Welle Festival

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

A giant hammer in a symphony? You better believe it... listen for this cool effect in Mahler's sixth Symphony, performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic and broadcasted from the Deutsche Welle Festival this month. 

Hear music from The Deutsche Welle Festival in Germany. This month's highlights include performances from the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and more...

4/1   Tugan Sokhiev leads the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in performance of    Aribert Reimann:   Seven Fragments for orchestra, in memory of Robert Schumann, Schumann:  Piano Concertos, Op. 134 and Op. 55 played by Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, and  Tchaikovsky:  Orchestral Suite No. 3.

4/8   Hear  Rachmaninoff:  Trio élégiaque No. 2, Dvorak:   String Quartet No. 14,and  Rachmaninoff:  Suite for Two Pianos. Performers: Christian Tetzlaff and Elisabeth Kufferath, violin; Rachel Roberts, viola; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello; Artur Pizarro and Lars Vogt, piano. 

4/15    The Rotterdam Philharmonic performs Mahler: Symphony No. 6, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

4/22     Hear Palestrina:   Kyrie from Missa Te deum laudamus, Arvo Pärt: Most Holy Mother of God, Josquin Desprez:  Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria, Sting: Fields of Gold, Adrian Willaert: Cantai, or piango –Tengan dunque ver me, Martin Smolka: Alma Redemtoris Mater, Chick Corea: Crystal Silence, Brahms:  Darthulas Grabgesang, Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, Mahler: Five Lieder, Brahms:  Von ewiger Liebe, Mozart: Unglückliche Liebe, and Mahler: Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt. Performers: Waltraud Meier, soprano; Singer Pur, and Joseph Breinl, piano.

4/29     Joing the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in performance of Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, Stravinsky: Apollon musagète, and Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4. Leif Ove Andsnes plays piano and conducts!