28/05/2009

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle

Katarina Dalayman

  • Siegfried Matthus
    “Concerto for Five” for wind quintet and orchestra Première (00:33:14)

    Andreas Blau Flöte, Radek Baborak Horn, Wenzel Fuchs Clarinet, Albrecht Mayer Oboe, Stefan Schweigert Bassoon

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    Arie Malando
    Encore: Ole Guapa (00:04:31)

  • Richard Wagner
    Götterdämmerung: Excerpts from Acts I and III (01:16:13)

    Karen Cargill Waltraute, Katarina Dalayman Brünnhilde

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    Siegfried Matthus in conversation with Tobias Möller (in German only) (00:18:06)

Aix-en-Provence is the place to be during the summer. And that’s not just due to the wonderful weather. The end of the world is nigh in Aix – as the lovely festival venue in the South of France is called in short – in a positive sense: impending glory, in form of a kind of a grand finale. Stéphane Braunschweig’s interpretation of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle is coming to close with the production of Götterdämmerung. Unfortunately, not everyone can travel to Aix. And that’s why those staying in Berlin can enjoy this piece of music before the actual premiere – however, only in extracts, with excerpts from the first and third act. A premiere by Siegfried Matthus, one of the great opera composers of our time, makes up for this. His sense of potent musical gestures is manifest in his newest orchestral work, developed in commission for the Berliner Philharmoniker: the Konzert für Fünf for wind quintet and orchestra.

EMISir Simon Rattle appears by kind permission of EMI Classics.

 

Deutsche GrammophonAlbrecht Mayer appears in the Digital Concert Hall courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.