Current from the classical scene

What’s happening these days in classical music in Germany? Around the 15th of each month we join forces with BR Klassik to showcase current CD releases of classical and contemporary music, as well as noteworthy developments in the German-speaking classical scene. You can subscribe to the Klassikcast on RSSFeeds or iTunes!

October 2018

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With familiar and unfamiliar music, old tunes and new, modern, soft and wild renditions – replete with violins and singing, organ pipes and flute. Modest Moussorgsky's pictures of an exhibition open in unknown guise Sylvia Schreiber’s October Klassikcast, sometimes stormy, sometimes foggy and sometimes colorful – just like autumn.

Author: Sylvia Schreiber
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz
Music by: Released by:
Composer: Jindrîch Feld, Miki Theodorakis.
Excerpts from Concert for Flute and Orchestra and excerpts from Adagio for Solo Flute, Chamber Orchestra and Percussion
Album: Kathrin Christians - Feld / Weinberg / Theodorakis
Artist: Kathrin Christians (Flute), Württembergisches Kammerorchester, Ruben Gazarian (Conductor)
hänssler Classic
Composer: Richard Rudolf Klein
Excerpts from Die alte Kasche and Der Rebbe tanzt
Album: Das ewige Rätsel, L'Enigme Eternelle
Artists: Johannes Martin Kränzle (Bariton), Hilko Dumno (Piano)
With the kind permission of OehmsClassics Musikproduktion GmbH
Composer: Dimitri Schostakowitsch
Excerpts from Streichquartette Nr. 3 & 9
Album: Goldmund Quartett: Shostakovich
Artists: Goldmund Quartett
Berlin Classics
Composer: Modest Mussorgskij
Excerpts from Promenade, Die Hütte der Baba Jaga and Das große Tor von Kiew
Album: Fauré Quartett: Pictures at an Exhibition
Artist: Fauré Quartett 
Berlin Classics
Composer: Dimitri Schostakowitsch, Leoš Janácek.  
Excerpts from Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and excerpts from Varhany Sólo from Postludium's Glagolitischen Messe
Album: Iveta Apkalna - Light & Dark
Artist: Iveta Apkalna (Organ)
Berlin Classics