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July 2018

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This month's Klassikcast is focused on the latest events in Munich. We take a look back to the Munich Biennale, the international festival for new music theater. We review one of the most discussed premieres of late: Helmut Lachenmanns work My Melodies, which he wrote in Munich for musica viva. And we introduce you to the latest CD from the Münchner Philharmoniker, who are currently working on the complete Bruckner Symphonies under music director Valery Gergiev.

Author: Johann Jahn
Speaker: David Ingram
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz

Music by: Released by:
Anton Bruckner: 1. Symphony 
Album: Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 Valery Gergiev
Münchner Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev (Conductor)
Münchner Philharmoniker
Clara Iannotta: String Quartet A Failed Entertainment
Album: Clara Iannotta: A Failed Entertainment
Quatuor Diotima
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June 2018

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Author: Sylvia Schreiber
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz

Music by: Released by:
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy:
Third Movement from Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Orchestra, Violin Concerto in D minor
Third Movement from Konzert für Violine in d moll.
Album: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Konzert d-moll für Violine,Piano,Orchester
Lena Neudauer (Violin), Matthias Kirschnereit (Piano), Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Timo Handschuh (Conductor)
cpo
Alexander von Zemlinksy: Finale from Eine florentinische Tragödie, op.16 Album: Eine florentinische Tragödie
Heidi Brunner (Soprano), Wolfgang Koch (Bariton), Charles Reid (Tenor), ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bertrand de Billy (Conductor)
Capriccio
Naxos
 
Franz Schubert: Erlkönig
Album: In Erlkönigs Reich
David Jerusalem (Tenor), Eric Schneider (Piano)
Hänssler CLASSIC /
Profile Medien GmbH
 
Gregor Mayrhofer: Insekten
Berliner Philharmoniker
Mit freundlicher
Genehmigung der
Karajan-Akademie
 
Fanny Mendelssohn:
Clara Schumann: Scherzo No. 2 c-moll
Album: In Between
Sophie Pacini (Piano)
Sony Classical
Warner Classics
Peter IljitschTschaikowsky: Ausschnitt from Rococo Variations for Cello and Wind Quintet
Friedrich Gulda: Ausschnitt from Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra
Album: Cello Concertos: Tschaikovsky, Gulda,
Jakob Spahn (Cello), Orchestra Academy of Bayersches Staatsorchester, Stephan Frucht (Conductor)
Hänssler CLASSIC /
Profile Medien GmbH


 

May 2018

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The current Klassikcast drops by the Händel Festival in Göttingen, introduces the composer Rebecca Saunders, lets Nils Mönkemeyer sing on his viola and follows violinist Julia Schröder on mysterious paths ...
 
Author: Johann Jahn
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz

Music by: Released by:
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: The Annunciation from Sonata no. 1, C. 90. Mary's Visit to Elizabeth from Sonata no. 2, C.91 and Carrying the Cross from Sonata no. 9, C. 98, Astor Piazzolla: Cafe 1930 from Historie du Tango and Fuga y Misterio.
Album: Misterio
Julia Schröder (Baroque Violin), Lautten Compagney, Mara Miribung (Baroque Cello), Wolfgang Katschner (Lute), Gerd Amelung (Harpsichord, Chest Organ) 
Sony Classical
harmonia mundi
Robert de Visée: Allemande „La Plainte“, from Suite f-moll, Pièces de théorbe et de luth.
Michel Lambert: Vos mépris chaque jour
Album: Baroque
Nils Mönkemeyer (Viola), Andreas Arend (Theorbo/ Lute), Dorothee Mields (Soprano), Sara Kim (Viola), Niklas Trüstedt (Violin)
Sony Classical
 
Rebecca Saunders: Excerpt from Skin for soprano and 13 instruments.
Album: Donaueschinger Musiktage 2016
Juliet Fraser (Sopranpo), Klangforum Wien, Titus Engel (Conductor)
Schott Music &
NEOS
 
Sarah Nemtsov: Excerpt from Zimmer I-III
Album: Sarah Nemtsov ampflified imagination
ensemble adapter, ensemble mosaik, sonar quartett
WERGO
 
Georg Friedrich Händel:
Album: G. F. Händel: Duetti amorosi Enhanced
Nuria Rial (Sopran), Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor)
Sony Classical
harmonia mundi


 

April 2018

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In the April edition we concentrate on the vibrations of strings, with a look at fresh, refreshing and unusual recordings for violin, cello, piano and others. We feature the latest releases from Niklas Liepe, Benedikt Kloeckner, Elisaveta Blumina, Isabelle Faust, Raphaela Gromes and others.

Author: Sylvia Schreiber
Speaker: David Creedon 
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz

Music by: Released by:
Niccolo Paganini: Caprice No. 1 in E-Dur from 24 Capricen; Fazil Say: Paganini-Jazz. Album: The New Paganini Project, Artists: Niklas Liepe (Violin), Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Gregor Bühl (Conductor) Sony Classical
Frederic Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise brillante from Sonata für Cello. Album: Chopin, Franck: Cello Sonatas, Artist: Benedict Kloeckner (Cello) Piano Classics
 
Enjott Schneider: rondo perpetuoso from: Phoenix - Mythologische Dichtung für Oboe, Schlagzeug und Streichorchester, Album: Schatten im Dunkel - Shadows in the Dark (WER 5115 2), Artists: Johannes Fischer (Schlagzeug), Christoph Hartmann (Oboe), Oliver Triendl (Piano), das Tonkünstler Orchester, Kevin John Edusei (Conductor) Schott Music &
Media/WERGO, Mainz
 
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Klaviersonate Nr.2 (op.8) and andantino from Sonate op. 49. Album: Klaviersonaten Nr.2 & 4 (op.8 & 56), Artist: Elisaveta Blumina (Piano) cpo
Johann Sebastian Bach: 4. Satz from Violinsonate Nr. 4 in c-moll. Album: J.S. Bach Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord, Artists: Isabelle Faust (Violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (Cembalo), Elizabeth Kenny (Laute) harmonia mundi
Einohuhani Rautavaara: Polska. Album: RAUTAVAARA: Works for Cello & Piano, Artists: Tanja Tetzlaff (Cello), Gunilla Süssmann (Piano) Ondine
 
Gustav Mahler: Das irdische Leben from Knaben Wunderhorn Lieder. Album: Mahler: Wunderhorn-Lieder and Symphony 10, Artists: Michael Volle (Bariton), Münchner Philharmoniker, Christian Thielemann (Conductor) Warner Classics
 
Alfredo Casella: Tarantella. Album: Serenata italiana, Artists: Raphaela Gromes (Cello), Julian Riem (Piano) Sony Classical


 

March 2018

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Our March edition of the Klassikcast showcases three past masters of German music with big birthdays this year: composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann was born 100 years ago, singer Christa Ludwig 90 years ago, and the maverick composer Hans-Joachim Hespos is celebrating his 80th birthday mid-March.

Author: Johann Jahn
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz

Music by: Released by:
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Excerpts from Die Soldaten. Album: Die Soldaten, Gürzenich-Orchester, Michael Gielen (Conductor) WERGO 
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Excerpts from 3 Early Piano Pieces. Album: Complete Works for Piano Solo, Andreas Skouras (Piano) NEOS
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Excerpts from  Konfigurationen. Album: Complete Works for Piano Solo, Andreas Skouras (Piano) NEOS
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Hommage à Strawinsky (1. Movement) from his Oboe Concerto. Album: Concertos; Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Michael Gielen (Conductor) Philipps 
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Excerpts from Photoptosis. Album: Zender Collection Vol. 10; RSO Saarbrücken, Hans Zender (Conductor) cpo
Hans-Joachim Hespos: Excerpts from Kitara. Album: Solo Works 69-6 Michael Schröder (Guitar) cpo
 
Hans-Joachim Hespos: Excerpts from Ruhil. Album: Konzert für Arno Schmidt (THOROFON CTH2094); Klaus König (Bass trombone), Karel Jokusch (Cornet), Thomas Sonnen (Tenor tuba) Thorofon / Capella
Richard Strauss: Die Zeit ist ein sonderbar Ding from Rosenkavalier; Album: Salzburger Festspieldokumente – Christa Ludwig Highlights 1955-1974 (Order Nr. C 365 941 B) Christa Ludwig (Mezzo soprano), Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm (Conductor) ORFEO
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Non so piu from The Marriage of Figaro; Album: Wiener Staatsoper Live (Order Nr.  C 758083 D); Christa Ludwig (Mezzo soprano), Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm (Conductor) ORFEO
Richard Wagner: Ortruds Fluch from the 2nd act of Lohengrin; Album: Wiener Staatsoper Live (Bestellnummer C 758083 D); Christa Ludwig (Mezzo soprano), Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm (Conductor) ORFEO
Richard Strauss: Cäcilie, op. 27 No. 2 (1894). Album: Richard Strauss - Salzburger Liederabende 1956-2010 (Bestellnummer C 894142 I); Christa Ludwig (Mezzo soprano), Erik Werba (Piano) ORFEO


 

February 2018

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Author: Sylvia Schreiber
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz
Music by: Published by:
Johannes Brahms: Symphony Nr. 3 F-Major op. 90 and Symphony Nr. 4 e-minor op. 98. Album: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Die ersten Aufnahmen: Sinfonie 3 & 4, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Die ersten Aufnahmen: Sinfonie 3 & 4, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Thomas Hengelbrock (Conductor) Sony Classical 
Kalle Kalima: Louhi for E-Guitar und string orchestra. Live-Recording of the 30th July 2017 at Verdo Concert hall. Ensemble Resonanz, Kalle Kalima (E-Gitarre) Bayerischer Rundfunk
Franz Schubert: Forellenquintett. Album: Franz Schubert. Forellenquintett, Anne Sophie Mutter (Violin), Daniil Trifonov (Piano) Deutsche Grammophon 
Ludwig van Beethoven: Schottische Lieder. Album: Ludwig van Beethoven. Irische und schottische Lieder, Boulanger Trio, Andrè Schuen (Baritone) CAvi Music 
Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune from Suite bergamasque. Live-Recording from the 3rd subscription concert of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in the season 2017/18, Daniel Barenboim (Piano)  Bayerischer Rundfunk
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 1 in b-Moll BWV 1002. Album: J. S. Bach. Sonaten & Partiten für Violine BWV 1001-1006 Re-Release, Julia Fischer (Violin)  Pentatone
 
   


 

January 2018

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Author: Johann Jahn
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz

Music by: Published by:
Marton Illes: Ez-Tér. Live recording from Donaueschinger Musiktage 2017, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Pablo Rus Broseta (conductor) SWR Mediathek
Christophe Betrand: Sanh. Album: Sanh, Trio Catch Col legno
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonie Nr. 5. Album: Mahler ‑ Symphony no. 5, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor) harmonia mundi
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Klavierkonzerte wq. 1, 45 and 15. Album: Piano Concertos, Berliner Barocksolisten, Michael Rische (conductor) Hänssler classic
   


 

December 2017

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Author: Sylvia Schreiber
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz

Music by: Published by:
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Schneeglöckchen from Sechs einfache Lieder op. 9. Album: Im Arm der LiebeJuliane Banse (soprano), Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Sebastian Weigle (conductor) BR Klassik
Edouard Lalo: Puisqu'on ne peut fléchir… from Le Roi D´Ys. Album: L'OperaJonas Kaufmann (tenor), Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bertrand de Billy (conductor) Sony Classical
Robert Schumann: Nachtlied from Lieder und Gesänge op. 96, Nr. 1. Album: Einsamkeit, Matthias Goerne (baritone), Markus Hinterhäuser (piano) harmonia mundi
Richard Wagner: Abendlicht strahlt aus Rheingold und Leb wohl du kühnes herrliches Kind... from die Walküre. Album: The Wagner Project, Matthias Goerne (baritone),  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor) harmonia mundi
Franz Schubert: Das Wandern and Die liebe Farbe from die Schöne Müllerin. Album: Die Schöne MüllerinChristian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano) Sony Classical
Joseph Marx: Marienlied. Album: Im Arm der Liebe, Juliane Banse, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Sebastian Weigle  Sony Classical
   


 

November 2017

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Author: Johann Jahn
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz

Music by: Published by:
Sergei Prokofjew: “Sonate Nr. 1 for violin and piano op. 80” from “Gegenwelten”, Sarah Christian and Lilit Grigoryan GENUIN
Béla Bartók: “Out of doors” from “Im Freien - Out of doors”, Fabian Müller ARS Produktion
Ludwig van Beethoven: “String quartet No. 9 op. 59/3” from “Streichquartette”, Aris Quartett GENUIN
Isang Yun: “Intermezzo” and “Pezzo fantasioso” from "Isang Yun", Minguet Quartett, Stefan Hussong, Julius Berger WERGO
Wolfgang Rihm: “Geste zu Venova” from “Streichquartette”, Minguet Quartett and Jens Peter Maintz WERGO