Concert archive

15 concert with Magdalena KožEná

  • “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Simon Rattle, Christian Gerhaher and Magdalena Kožená

    “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Simon Rattle, Christian Gerhaher and Magdalena Kožená

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Thriller, chamber play, romantic drama: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is all of this and much more. The New York Times wrote about this performance with Simon Rattle: “The result surpasses even the expectations raised by the Bach Passions . Mr. Sellars’s staging completely captures the human essence of Maurice Maeterlinck’s play. The singers are as fine as one could wish for.”

    20/12/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Magdalena Kožená, Christian Gerhaher, Bernarda Fink, Franz-Josef Selig, Gerald Finley, Elias Mädler, Peter Sellars

    • Claude Debussy
      Pelléas et Mélisande Semi-Staged Performance

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Mélisande), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Pelléas), Bernarda Fink Contralto (Geneviève), Franz-Josef Selig Bass Baritone (Arkel), Gerald Finley Bass Baritone (Golaud), Elias Mädler Boy Soprano, Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor (Yniold), Jörg Schneider Bass (Doctor), Sascha Glintenkamp Bass-Baritone (Shepherd), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Nicolas Fink Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

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      Peter Sellars in conversation with Sarah Willis

    “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Simon Rattle, Christian Gerhaher and Magdalena Kožená Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony

    Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony

    Hardly a work is closer to Simon Rattle’s heart than Gustav Mahler’s monumental Second Symphony, which he conducted in a student performance when he was only a teenager. The press wrote about this 2015 performance that it was “philosophically underpinned and intoxicating at the same time, colourful, overwhelming”. In addition, we take a trip through the magical sound spaces of Helmut Lachenmann’s Tableau for orchestra.

    31/01/2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Rundfunkchor Berlin, Magdalena Kožená, Kate Royal

    • Helmut Lachenmann
      Tableau for orchestra

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 2 in C minor Resurrection

      Rundfunkchor Berlin, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Kate Royal Soprano

    Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts “Manon Lescaut”

    Simon Rattle conducts “Manon Lescaut”

    Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut is a shocking tale, told in softly melting vocal lines and seductive orchestral colours. Following staged performances at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, the audience of the Philharmonie had the opportunity to enjoy a concert version in April 2014. Sir Simon Rattle conducts an illustrious ensemble of singers with the magnificent Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role.

    26/04/2014

    Philharmonia Chor Wien

    Philharmonia Chor Wien, Massimo Giordano, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Lester Lynch, Bogdan Mihai

    • Giacomo Puccini
      "Manon Lescaut" Concert Performance Part I

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Musician), Massimo Giordano Tenor (Renato Des Grieux), Eva-Maria Westbroek Soprano (Manon Lescaut), Liang Li (Bass) Geronte de Ravoir, Lester Lynch Baritone (Lescaut), Reinhard Dorn Bass (Innkeeper, Naval Captain), Bogdan Mihai Tenor (Edmondo), Arthur Espiritu Tenor (Lamp Lighter), Krešimir Špicer Tenor (Dancing Master), Philharmonia Chor Wien, Johannes Kammler Bass (Sergeant of the Royal Archers), Walter Zeh Chorus Master

    • Giacomo Puccini
      "Manon Lescaut" Concert Performance Part II

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Musician), Massimo Giordano Tenor (Renato Des Grieux), Eva-Maria Westbroek Soprano (Manon Lescaut), Liang Li (Bass) Geronte de Ravoir, Lester Lynch Baritone (Lescaut), Reinhard Dorn Bass (Innkeeper, Naval Captain), Bogdan Mihai Tenor (Edmondo), Arthur Espiritu Tenor (Lamp Lighter), Krešimir Špicer Tenor (Dancing Master), Philharmonia Chor Wien, Johannes Kammler Bass (Sergeant of the Royal Archers), Walter Zeh Chorus Master

    Simon Rattle conducts “Manon Lescaut” Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts “Manon Lescaut” at the Easter Festival

    Simon Rattle conducts “Manon Lescaut” at the Easter Festival

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The eponymous heroine of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut shifts constantly between true love and her lust for luxury, and inspired the composer to create music full of passion and drama, ravishing melodies and seductive instrumental colours. This highlight of the second Easter Festival in Baden-Baden is conducted by Simon Rattle with Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role in a production by Sir Richard Eyre.

    16/04/2014
    From the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Massimo Giordano, Eva-Maria Westbroek

    • Giacomo Puccini
      Manon Lescaut Act I

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Musician), Massimo Giordano Tenor (Renato Des Grieux), Eva-Maria Westbroek Soprano (Manon Lescaut), Liang Li Bass (Geronte de Ravoir), Lester Lynch Baritone (Lescaut), Reinhard Dorn Bass (Innkeeper, Naval Captain), Bogdan Mihai Tenor (Edmondo), Arthur Espiritu Tenor (Lamp Lighter), Krešimir Špicer Tenor (Dancing Master), Philharmonia Chor Wien, Johannes Kammler Bass (Sergeant of the Royal Archers), Walter Zeh Chorus Master, Sir Richard Eyre Staging

    • Giacomo Puccini
      Manon Lescaut Act II

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Musician), Massimo Giordano Tenor (Renato Des Grieux), Eva-Maria Westbroek Soprano (Manon Lescaut), Liang Li Bass (Geronte de Ravoir), Lester Lynch Baritone (Lescaut), Reinhard Dorn Bass (Innkeeper, Naval Captain), Bogdan Mihai Tenor (Edmondo), Arthur Espiritu Tenor (Lamp Lighter), Krešimir Špicer Tenor (Dancing Master), Philharmonia Chor Wien, Johannes Kammler Bass (Sergeant of the Royal Archers), Walter Zeh Chorus Master, Sir Richard Eyre Staging

    • Giacomo Puccini
      Manon Lescaut Act III

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Musician), Massimo Giordano Tenor (Renato Des Grieux), Eva-Maria Westbroek Soprano (Manon Lescaut), Liang Li Bass (Geronte de Ravoir), Lester Lynch Baritone (Lescaut), Reinhard Dorn Bass (Innkeeper, Naval Captain), Bogdan Mihai Tenor (Edmondo), Arthur Espiritu Tenor (Lamp Lighter), Krešimir Špicer Tenor (Dancing Master), Philharmonia Chor Wien, Johannes Kammler Bass (Sergeant of the Royal Archers), Walter Zeh Chorus Master, Sir Richard Eyre Staging

    • Giacomo Puccini
      Manon Lescaut Act IV

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Musician), Massimo Giordano Tenor (Renato Des Grieux), Eva-Maria Westbroek Soprano (Manon Lescaut), Liang Li Bass (Geronte de Ravoir), Lester Lynch Baritone (Lescaut), Reinhard Dorn Bass (Innkeeper, Naval Captain), Bogdan Mihai Tenor (Edmondo), Arthur Espiritu Tenor (Lamp Lighter), Krešimir Špicer Tenor (Dancing Master), Philharmonia Chor Wien, Johannes Kammler Bass (Sergeant of the Royal Archers), Walter Zeh Chorus Master, Sir Richard Eyre Staging

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      Live Lounge from the 2014 Baden-Baden Easter Festival

    Simon Rattle conducts “Manon Lescaut” at the Easter Festival Go to concert
  • Bach’s “St John Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s “St John Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Following their acclaimed performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars also presented a staged version of the St John Passion in February 2014. The concert, which struck a balance between contemplation and dramatic power, received standing ovations and was judged by the press to be a “new Easter miracle”. Mark Padmore as the Evangelist heads a spectacular ensemble of singers.

    01/03/2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St John Passion

      Camilla Tilling Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Mark Padmore Tenor (Evangelist), Topi Lehtipuu Tenor (Arias), Roderick Williams Baritone (Jesus), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Pilatus, Petrus), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

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      Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars in conversation with Andy King-Dabbs

    Bach’s “St John Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars Go to concert
  • Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s St Matthew Passion in the staging by Peter Sellars is one of the landmarks of the Simon Rattle era with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In this haunting version, Bach’s monumental work is not only explored from a new perspective; in a way never seen before, the Philharmonie itself proved to be a great venue for staged performances. This recording comes from the second series of performances in October 2013.

    19/10/2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Camilla Tilling, Magdalena Kožená, Mark Padmore, Topi Lehtipuu, Christian Gerhaher, Eric Owens, Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey, Peter Sellars

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St Matthew Passion · Part I

      Camilla Tilling Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Mark Padmore Tenor (Evangelist), Topi Lehtipuu Tenor (Arias), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Christ), Eric Owens Baritone (Arias), Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin Chorus Master, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St Matthew Passion · Part II

      Camilla Tilling Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Mark Padmore Tenor (Evangelist), Topi Lehtipuu Tenor (Arias), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Christ), Eric Owens Baritone (Arias), Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Peter Sellars Staging

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      Introduction by Simon Halsey

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      Peter Sellars in conversation with Mark Padmore

    Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Mozart’s “Magic Flute”

    Simon Rattle conducts Mozart’s “Magic Flute”

    Mozart’s Magic Flute was the highlight of the first Easter Festival in Baden-Baden in April 2013. Following the festival, the musicians also gave a concert performance of the production in which the singers enchanted the audience with both their vocal and dramatic skills. Simon Rattle also revealed himself to be an excellent interpreter of Mozart, bringing out the whole transparency, tonal beauty and drama of the score.

    07/04/2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Dimitry Ivashchenko, Kate Royal, Michael Nagy, Pavol Breslik

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      The Magic Flute Concert Performance · Act 1

      Dimitry Ivashchenko Baritone (Papageno), José van Dam, Andreas Schager, Jonathan Lemalu Bass Baritone (2nd Priest), Ana Durlovski Tenor (Monostatos), Kate Royal (5.4.) Tenor (Tamino), Annick Massis Sopran (1st Lady), Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (2nd Lady), Nathalie Stutzmann Contralto (3rd Lady), Regula Mühlemann Bass Baritone (2nd Armoured Man), Michael Nagy Soprano (The Queen of the Night), Pavol Breslik Tenor (Tamino), James Elliott Soprano (Papagena), Benjamin Hulett (5.4.) Tenor (Tamino), David Jerusalem Tenor (1st Armoured Man), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      The Magic Flute Concert Performance · Act 2

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      Sir Simon Rattle on Mozart’s “Magic Flute”

    Simon Rattle conducts Mozart’s “Magic Flute” Go to concert
  • Mozart’s “Magic Flute” from Baden-Baden

    Mozart’s “Magic Flute” from Baden-Baden

    With a memorable performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute, Sir Simon Rattle opened the first Easter Festival in Baden-Baden in March 2013. The Financial Times spoke of a “top-drawer cast”: “Pavol Breslik is all you could wish for in a Tamino, Michael Nagy’s Papageno is charismatic and lithe, Kate Royal gives Pamina subtle complexity as well as grace.”

    01/04/2013
    From the Baden-Baden Easter Festival

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Dimitry Ivashchenko, Pavol Breslik, Kate Royal, Michael Nagy

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      The Magic Flute

      Dimitry Ivashchenko Bass Baritone (Sarastro), Pavol Breslik Tenor (Tamino), José van Dam Baritone (Speaker), Andreas Schager Tenor (1st Priest), Jonathan Lemalu Bass (2nd Priest), Ana Durlovski Soprano (The Queen of Night), Kate Royal Soprano (Pamina), Annick Massis Soprano (1st Lady), Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (2nd Lady), Nathalie Stutzmann Contralto (3rd Lady), Regula Mühlemann Soprano (Papagena), Michael Nagy Baritone (Papageno), James Elliott Tenor (Monostatos), Benjamin Hulett Tenor (1st Armoured Man), David Jerusalem Bassbariton (2nd Armoured Man), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Robert Carsen Director, Petra Reinhardt Costumes, Michael Levine Set Design, Peter van Praet and Robert Carsen Light Design

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      Introduction by Sir Simon Rattle

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      Robert Carsen on the staging of The Magic Flute

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      Behind the scenes

    Mozart’s “Magic Flute” from Baden-Baden Go to concert
  • “Carmen” with Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Jonas Kaufmann

    “Carmen” with Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Jonas Kaufmann

    For many, it is the operatic event of the season: Bizet’s Carmen at the Salzburg Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with Magdalena Kožená and Jonas Kaufmann in the leading roles. After the festival, the musicians present their interpretation to audiences in both the Philharmonie in Berlin and in the Digital Concert Hall.

    21/04/2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Magdalena Kožená, Jonas Kaufmann

    • Georges Bizet
      Carmen (Reconstruction of the original version by Fritz Oeser) concert performance

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Carmen), Jonas Kaufmann Tenor (Don José), Genia Kühmeier Soprano (Micaëla), Kostas Smoriginas Baritone (Escamillo), Christian van Horn Bass Bariton (Zuniga), Andrè Schuen Bass-Baritone (Moralès), Christina Landshamer Soprano (Frasquita), Rachel Frenkel Mezzo-Soprano (Mercédès), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt Tenor (Remendado), Simone del Salvio Bariton (Dancaïro), Children’s choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Vinzenz Weissenburger Chorus Master, Eberhard Friedrich Chorus Master

    • Carmen: Video with English and German subtitles

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      “Carmen” at the Berlin Philharmonie

    “Carmen” with Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Jonas Kaufmann Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená with songs by Dvořák and Mahler

    Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená with songs by Dvořák and Mahler

    Delicate melancholy in various forms characterizes this concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle. In addition to orchestral works by Ravel and Schubert, this concert includes late songs by Dvořák and Mahler. The soloist is the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená.

    27/01/2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Magdalena Kožená, Olaf Maninger

    • Maurice Ravel
      Le Tombeau de Couperin

      Klaus Wallendorf Presentation

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Biblical Songs

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

    • Gustav Mahler
      Rückert-Lieder

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

    • Franz Schubert
      Symphony No. 7 in B minor »Unfinished«

    • Luciano Berio
      Ritorno degli snovidenia

      Olaf Maninger Violoncello, Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Maurice Ravel
      Shéhérazade

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

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      Magdalena Kožená and Sir Simon Rattle in conversation and in rehearsal

    Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená with songs by Dvořák and Mahler Go to concert
  • Philharmonie “Late Night” with Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Olaf Ott

    Philharmonie “Late Night” with Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Olaf Ott

    With this concert, we start a new series of events at an unusual hour: “Late Night” at the Philharmonie. Directly following a concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker, the music continues – with exciting musical programmes. The opening event is a concert with Sir Simon Rattle, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and the orchestra’s trombonist Olaf Ott.

    29/10/2011
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Magdalena Kožená, Olaf Ott

    • Manuel de Falla
      Psyché

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

    • Luigi Dallapiccola
      Piccola musica notturna

    • Luciano Berio
      Sequenza V for trombone

      Olaf Ott Trombone

    • Luciano Berio
      Folk Songs for mezzo-soprano and seven instruments

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano

    Philharmonie “Late Night” with Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and Olaf Ott Go to concert
  • Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony has a particular significance in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker: Mahler himself gave the first performance of this work with this orchestra in 1895. The symphony has also played a special role in the career of Sir Simon Rattle.

    30/10/2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Rundfunkchor Berlin, Kate Royal, Magdalena Kožená

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      A Survivor from Warsaw

      Hanns Zischler Speaker, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 2 in C minor »Resurrection«

      Kate Royal Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

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      An introduction by Simon Halsey

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 Go to concert
  • Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

    The critics’ reviews of this St Matthew Passion in the Philharmonie were full of superlatives. The radio station RBB Kultur considered it to be “a moment of glory for Rattle! And one of the best evenings with the Philharmoniker for years.« Media praise didn’t stop at the Berliner Philharmoniker and their principal conductor but extended to what is called the “ritualization” by American star director Peter Sellars.

    11/04/2010

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St Matthew Passion · Part I

      Mark Padmore Tenor (Evangelist), Christian Gerhaher Bass (Jesus), Camilla Tilling Soprano, Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Musician), Topi Lehtipuu Tenor (Arias), Thomas Quasthoff Baritone (Arias), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master, Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Kai-Uwe Jirka Chorus Master

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      St Matthew Passion · Part II

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      Peter Sellars in conversation with Simon Halsey

    Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars Go to concert
  • Ravel: L’Enfant et les ... / Rattle

    Ravel: L’Enfant et les ... / Rattle

    Discover Ravel’s most charming side! Sir Simon Rattle conducts the magical children’s opera L’Enfant et les sortilèges with a top-class ensemble of singers and the ballet music Ma Mère l’Oye.

    27/09/2008

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Maurice Ravel
      Ma Mère l’oye, complete ballet

    • Maurice Ravel
      L’Enfant et les sortilèges (complete opera)

      Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano, Annick Massis Soprano, Mojca Erdmann Soprano, Sophie Koch Mezzo-Soprano, Nathalie Stutzmann Contralto, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt Tenor, François Le Roux Baritone, José van Dam Bariton, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

    Ravel: L’Enfant et les ... / Rattle Go to concert
  • Sir Simon Rattle conducts a Mozart Gala at the 2005 New Year’s Eve Concert

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts a Mozart Gala at the 2005 New Year’s Eve Concert

    The 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth fell on 27 January 2006. In order to pre-empt the occasion Sir Simon Rattle had prepared an all-Mozart programme for the New Year’s Eve Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker on 31 December 2005. He and his orchestra were aided and abetted by a team of internationally acclaimed vocal soloists and by the American star pianist Emanuel Ax.

    31/12/2005
    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Camilla Nylund

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Overture to Le nozze di Figaro K. 492

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major K. 271 “Jenamy”

      Emanuel Ax Klavier

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 38 in D major K. 504 “Prague”

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Finale from Le nozze di Figaro K. 492

      Christiane Oelze Soprano (Susanna), Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-soprano (Cherubino), Camilla Nylund Soprano (Countess Almaviva), John Relyea Baritone (Figaro), Burkhard Ulrich Bass (Basilio), Gerald Finley Baritone (Count Almaviva), Gerald Finley Baritone (Count Almaviva), Konstantin Wolff

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Ave verum corpus K. 618

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts a Mozart Gala at the 2005 New Year’s Eve Concert Go to concert