Semyon Bychkov Concert Films
Summer Night Concert 2016
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minAt the Summer Night Concert, the Vienna Philharmonic play open-air in Schönbrunn Palace park and to the familiar high standard. What is unusual is that they play this concert, held each year since 2004, with free admission: it is a way for the famous ensemble to give around 100,000 visitors and the global TV audience a special experience.
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Frauenkirche Concert Homage to Robert Schumann
Runtime: 1 hr 17 minBetween 1844 and 1859 Robert Schumann lived in Dresden where he composed a third of his complete work. For the 200th anniversary of the romanticist in 2010 Daniel Harding conducts a programme consisting of three of Schumann’s compositions from the Dresden era (overture to “Genoveva”, “Requiem für Mignon“ and “Nachtlied”). Moreover, the “Rheinische Sinfonie”, composed by Schumann after leaving Dresden and widely influenced by his impressions of the Cologne Cathedral, blends in perfectly with the sacral architecture of the Frauenkirche.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Runtime: 1 hr 52 minThis film documents Jurowski's first appearance as principle conductor of the London Philharmonic in 2007, which was also the first filmed concert from the newly restored Royal Festival Hall. They perform works by Wagner, Berg, and Mahler with soloists Dav
Jurowski leads a program of modernism and its antecedents. His way with Wagner's Prelude to "Parsifal" is so voluptuously patient that it seems drug-enhanced. Mahler's early cantata "Das Klagende Lied," with good solo singers, sounds aptly like modernism itching to get out of its Romantic clothes. The fever dreams of Alban Berg's Three Orchestral Pieces come alive with rich playing and mellow surround sound. Although from 1914, Berg's Expressionistic intricacies still demanded 75 percent of Jurowski's rehearsal time. He reveals this in a 50-minute interview in which he also lays out his philosophies for a 21st-century orchestra with charismatic warmth.