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!

November 2018

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Our first Klassikcast went online a year ago, in November 2017. Month for month we have been showcasing artists, their music and their stories. It’s been an eventful year covering the opening of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the Bayreuth Festival, up-and-coming talents and established stars, as well as a number of jubilees and premieres. And now we’re celebrating our own first anniversary!

Author: Johann Jahn
Speaker: David Creedon
Translation: Eric Rosenkranz
Music by: Released by:
Composer: Improvisationen von Axel Wolf and Hugo Siegmeth
Excerpts from Ammersee nach Traxler
Album: Now - Jazz and Renaissance Improvisations
Artists: Axel Wolf (Lute), Hugo Siemeth (Saxophone)
Composer: Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn
Excerpts from Frühlingsnacht, (song and piano version) and Auf Flügeln des Gesangs
Album: Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (Romantische Lieder & ihre Klavier-Transkriptionen)
Artists: Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
Challenge Records
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Busoni)
Excerpts from Chaconne in D moll, BWV 1004
Album: Variations sérieuses
Artist: Lilit Grigoryan (Piano)
Orchid Classics
Composer: Dimitri Schostakowitsch, Ludwig van Beethoven
Excerpts from Schostakowitsch 13. Sinfonie Babi YarBeethoven 9. Sinfonie
Album: Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 9 & Schostakowitsch: Sinfonie Nr. 13 Doppel-CD
Artists:  Bernhard Berchtold (Tenor), Mikhail Petrenko (Bass), Kristina Stanek (Mezzosoprano), Vera-Lotta Böcker (Soprano), MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Estonian National Choir, Dresdner Philharmonie, Michael Sanderling (Conductor)
Sony Classical