Charles Ives

Born in Danbury, Connecticut on October 20, 1874, Charles Ives pursued what is perhaps one of the most extraordinary and paradoxical careers in American music history. Businessman by day and composer by night, Ives´s vast output has gradually brought...  more

"The Unanswered Question"

George Benjamin

Born in 1960, George Benjamin began composing at the age of seven. In 1976 he entered the Paris Conservatoire to study with Messiaen, after which he worked with Alexander Goehr at King's College Cambridge. Ringed by the Flat Horizon was played at...  more

"Dream of the song" for Countertenor, Women's choir and small Orchestra


Leonard Bernstein

He was one of the greatest all-rounders in 20th century music. As a conductor, he did outstanding work in all areas of the repertoire. He also made a major contribution to the performance of Gustav Mahler´s music, instituting the post-war...  more

Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra „The Age of Anxiety“


Kent Nagano, conductor

Kent Nagano is renowned for interpretations of clarity, elegance and intelligence. He is equally at home in music of the classical, romantic and contemporary eras, introducing concert and opera audiences throughout the world to new and rediscovered...  more

Christopher Robson, countertenor

Christopher Robson was born in Scotland and studied privately in London with Paul Esswood and Helga Mott. He also took part in master classes with Peter Pears, Laura Sarti, John Shirley-Quirk and Geoffrey Parsons. Now widely regarded as one of the...  more

Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Called a "wanderer between worlds" by the Lucerne Festival, Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. Comfortable with and seeking out an enormous range of repertoire, Vonsattel displays a...  more

The Ladies of the Munich Philharmonic Chorus, musical production: Andreas Herrmann

The Munich Philharmonic Choral Society can look back a more than 100 years of history. It was launched in 1895 by Franz Kaim, who also founded the Munich Philharmonic, and that self-same year, it gave its first concert, featuring Georg Friedrich...  more