Dmitrij Schostakowitsch

Russian composer Dmitrij Schostakowitsch, born on September 25th 1906 in St. Petersburg, was in a difficult artistic position. He was severely restricted in his artistic freedom by the severe strictures of the Soviet Union's cultural ideologues and...  more

Symphony No. 13 in B minor, Opus 13 "Babi Yar"

In 1961 the poem "Babi Yar" by the Russian poet Yevgenyi Yevtushenko was published in the Soviet Union. In it, he describes the murder of 34,000 Jews by the SS in September of 1941. The 20th anniversary of this gruesome event also served him as a...

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Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770 in Bonn into a musical family, attracted attention early in his life thanks to his outstanding musical talent. In 1792 the Prince Elector of Bonn sent him to Vienna to enable him to perfect his knowledge...  more

Overture to "Corolian", Opus 62

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770 in Bonn into a musical family, attracted attention early in his life thanks to his outstanding musical talent. In 1792 the Prince Elector of Bonn sent him to Vienna to enable him to perfect his knowledge...  more

Choral Fantasy, Opus 80

 

Michael Sanderling, conductor

Michael Sanderling has been Principal Conductor at the Dresden Philharmonic since 2011. As his contract was prolonged, this extremely successful example of co-operation between the conductor and the orchestra will continue until at least 2019. At...  more

Matthias Goerne, bass

Matthias Goerne is one of the most internationally sought-after vocalists and a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with leading orchestras all over the world. Conductors of the first rank as well as eminent...  more

Herbert Schuch, piano

Herbert Schuch is recognized as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation by virtue of his sophisticated programs and recordings. In 2013 he received the ECHO Klassik for his recording of Viktor Ullmann’s Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s...  more

Philharmonischer Chor München, musical production: Andreas Herrmann

The Philharmonic Chorus of Munich is one of the leading large scale concert choruses in Germany and partner chorus of the Munich Philharmonic. Its repertoire ranges throughout the choral music of every period, from early polyphonic works all the way...  more