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Including Brahms: Academic Festival Overture. Strauss: Festliches Praeludium. Schubert: Death and the Maiden. Handel: Oratorio: Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (Part 1).

Great Music Festivals of 2011.
Louise Fryer this week presents highlights from some of 2011's top continental festivals, including Salzburg, Lucerne, Berlin, Schwetzingen and Utrecht. The music ranges from Bruckner and Brahms to Bach and Handel from leading musicians of our time including conductors, Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Christian Thielmann and Franz Welser Möst. Today's programme sees Bernard Haitink conducting Brahms in Lucerne and the leading harpsichordist, Lars Ulrik Mortensen directing a top flight team of soloists in Handel's first oratorio at Vienna's Resonanzen Festival.

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

approx 2.30pm
Handel Oratorio: Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno Part 1 (Rome 1707)
Piacere.....Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano)
Bellezza.... Maria Keohane (soprano)
Disinganno..... Sara Mingardo (contralto)
Tempo.... Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)
Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord and director)

approx 3.40pm
Richard Strauss Festliches Präludium, op. 61
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Thielemann (conductor)

Richard Strauss Notturno, op. 44/1
Thomas Hampson (baritone), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Thielemann (conductor)

approx 4.00pm
Schubert arr. Mahler String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 ('Death and the Maiden')
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser Möst (conductor).

3 hours

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Mon 19 Dec 2011 14:00

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  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic festival overture Op.80

    Conductor: Bernard HAITINK Performer: Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a theme by Haydn Op.56a vers. for orchestra

    Conductor: Bernard HAITINK Performer: Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

  • George Frideric Handel

    Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno - oratorio - Part I

    Performer: Jorg DURMULLER - Tenor Performer: Lars-Ulrik MORTENSEN - Harpsichord / Director Performer: Maria KEOHANE - Soprano Performer: Sara MINGARDO - Contralto Performer: Vivica GENAUX - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Concerto Copenhagen

  • Richard Strauss

    Festliches Praludium Op.61

    Conductor: Christian THIELEMANN Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Richard Strauss

    Traum durch die Dammerung (Op.29`1), arr. for voice & orch

    Conductor: Christian THIELEMANN Performer: Renee FLEMING - Soprano Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Richard Strauss

    Notturno Op.44`1 vers. for voice & orch.

    Conductor: Christian THIELEMANN Performer: Thomas HAMPSON - Baritone Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Franz Schubert

    Der Tod und das Madchen - quartet, arr. Mahler for string orch. from D.810

    Conductor: Franz WELSER-MOST Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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