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!

August 2018

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Even when most of us enjoy a summer break, many artists are busier at music and opera festivals than at any other time of year. We can experience artists such as Christiane Karg, Matthias Goerne, and Anja Kampe live at the Bayreuth or Salzburg Festivals. In this Klassikcast we also hear what they have to say about it. Let yourself be inspired by both current and past interpretations of vocal music and enjoy a fresh summer wind from German Brass' latest album.

Author: Sylvia Schreiber
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz
Music by: Released by:
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Album: Parfum
Artists: Christiane Karg (Soprano), Bamberger Symphoniker, David Afkham (Conductor)
Berlin Classics
Composer: Kurt Weil
Der Kirschdieb
Album: Hanns Eisler: Ernste Gesänge - Lieder with Piano
Artists: Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Larcher (Piano), Ensemble Resonanz
harmonia mundi
Composer: Peter I. Tschaikowsky
Ausschnitte aus Pique Dame
Album: Pique Dame
Artists: Misha Didyk (Tenor), Tatiana Serjan (Sopran), Larissa Diadkova (Mezzosopran), Alexey Shishlyaev (Baritone), Alexey Markov (Bariton); Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons (Conductor)
BR Klassik
Composer: Richard Wagner
Nothung! Nothung! Neidliches Schwert aus Siegfried Album: Wolfgang Windgassen: Der erste Heldentenor in Neu-Bayreuth
Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Clemens Krauss (Conductor)
The Intense Media / Decca
Composer: Richard Wagner
Du bist der Lenz, O süßeste Wonne aus Die Walküre
Album: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - Box Set
Artists: Anja Kampe, (Sopran), Mariinsky Orchester, Valery Gergiev (Conductor)
Mariinsky Label
Composer: Eddie Cooley und Otis Blackwell, Richard Strauss
Fever, Also sprach Zarathustra
Album: Brass Hommage
Artist: German Brass
Berlin Classics