Currentzis conducts Prokofiev | Live recording in the Stuttgart Liederhalle on September 10, 2021. Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major op.26 00:00:00 - Andante - Allegro 00:09:49 - Subject con variazioni. Andantino 00:19:50 - Allegro ma non troppo
00:30:16 - Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor op. Posth. (Encore Yulianna Avdeeva)
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 00:35:17 - Andante 00:48:53 - Allegro marcato 00:57:47 - Adagio 01:11:08 - Allegro giocoso
01:21:24 - Sergei Prokofiev: "Montagues and Capulets" from "Romeo and Juliet" Suite No. 2 (orchestral addition)
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano SWR Symphony Orchestra Teodor Currentzis, conductor
“Aline” . Directed by Wes Anderson . Illustrated by Javi Aznarez . Featuring Christophe’s “Aline” sung by Jarvis Cocker as Tip Top from The French Dispatch (Original Soundtrack) . Written By: Daniel Georges Jacq Bevilacqua
‘Hold Me Close When You Can’ by Efterklang. Taken from the new album ‘Windflowers’
'Hold Me Close When You Can' was first released through Efterklang's Developed platform in May 2021. For five days, fans and friends were invited to collaborate by using their eyes and cameras to respond to the song while listening to it. In total more than 800 people from 49 different countries attended and their photos now form the music video for 'Hold Me Close When You Can'. The photos have been edited to the song by Matt Felstead, and the video's director credit is shared by everyone who contributed.
Efterklang Developed concept developed by Efterklang & MARRIAGE Creative Direction: Arnold Hattingh, Michael Winawer @ MARRIAGE Developed WebApp designed & programmed by Joseph Ansell @ MARRIAGE Video Edit: Matt Felstead @ Other Crowd The Director credit is shared between everyone who contributed with photos on the Efterklang Developed platform.
hold yourself to yourself hold me close when you can it floods and it builds and you can't go on
even love is a string let us rush to the spring looking closer within when we can't go on
standing still in a stream from a mouth of extreme even now when you enter grace hold yourself to yourself
in the mind when you trip, even in your highs with the figs, and you wear the wild when you win
hold yourself to yourself hold me close when you can
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, played by the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. In this August 4, 2019 concert recording from the Young Euro Classic festival in Berlin’s Konzerthaus, the outstanding virtuosity of this European youth orchestra is once again made evident. The young musicians display their mastery in a work even as demanding as Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with great dynamism, and a tangible delight in performing.
‘Beethoven's Ninth as the symphony of Europe’ might easily have been the motto of this concert, in which Europe is represented in many aspects: Firstly as the European Union Youth Orchestra brings together the most talented young musicians from all of the EU’s member states; secondly because the Young Euro Classic festival – with young orchestras from all over the world – is a celebration of Europe’s classical music tradition; and thirdly since it is Beethoven's arrangement of Friedrich Schiller's poem Ode To Joy – in the fourth movement of the 9th Symphony – which in 1985 served as the template for the song that has been the European Union’s official anthem.
A chance for the audience to sing along to this European anthem is the shimmering climax of this Beethoven concert. In the concert hall as well as on the public square outside the building, the watching audiences passionately sing along to ‘Freude, schöner Götterfunken’. It’s a statue of Schiller – of all things – that looms in white marble above the singing crowds in front of the Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt; a goosebump-inducing moment in which the utopia of a universal community of all people – brought to life by Schiller and set to music by Beethoven – becomes, for a moment, reality.
If you would like to experience Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as a moving and atmospheric celebration of human ideals, this concert by the EUYO is for you.
Performers: European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) Vasily Petrenko, conductor Ernst Senff Chor Steffen Schubert, conductor Miah Persson, soprano Theresa Kronthaler, mezzo soprano Norbert Ernst, tenor Leon Košavić, bass
(0:00:03) I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso (0:16:50) II. Molto vivace (0:28:02) III. Adagio molto e cantabile (0:42:59) IV. Finale (1:07:18) Europe’s anthem Ode to Joy to sing along to
the consequences of leaving would be more cruel than if i should stay though it's impossible to say i know still, white horses take us home there isn't much past believin' only a fool would have had the faith though it's impossible to say i know still white horses take us home still white horses take us home
Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 1 | Geneva Lewis, Maria Ioudenitch, NEC Philharmonia
Conductor Hugh Wolff leads the NEC Philharmonia in a concert performance of Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 1, featuring NEC Artist Diploma violinists Geneva Lewis and Maria Ioudenitch, as well as keyboardist Teng Cao on harpischord and prepared piano. This livestreamed concert took place in NEC’s Jordan Hall on February 5, 2021.
Alfred Schnittke, a Soviet composer of the post-Shostakovich generation, struggled with a musical identity crisis in the mid-1960s when art and politics were in turmoil worldwide. Strict 12-tone serialism had led to a dead-end (and earned him the opprobrium of the Soviet authorities).
“We know that Webern understood the basic principle of sonata form as a contrast between strict and free,” he wrote, “and I found this idea convincing. I thought that such a contrast might also be possible between tonal and atonal.” This led to the breakthrough of polystylistic music – exploring the tension between styles. Thus the Concerto Grosso no. 1 was born with neo-Baroque figurations, free chromaticism (even micro-intervals), and vernacular dance music in the form of a wild tango in the Rondo movement.
Written for two equal solo violins and a string orchestra with individual parts, it is a brilliant exploration of the timbral possibilities of strings. Adding amplified prepared piano and harpsichord reinforces the stylistic incongruities. Written for Gidon Kremer and Tatiana Grindenko, the work was a huge success and received dozens of performances in its first few years.
FESTIVAL NUMERIQUE DANSE & MUSIQUE DE LA CAISSE DES DEPOTS 6 rendez-vous du 8 décembre au 8 janvier 2021 Premier RV avec l'Ensemble Jupiter sous la direction de Thomas Dunford , Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano), Cyril Poulet (violoncelle), Hugo Abraham (contrebasse), Sophie Gent (violon) et Théotime Langlois de Swarte (violon). « Lettres Amoureuses », Montage d’œuvres réalisé par Thomas Dunford et Lea Desandre Monteverdi - Si dolce è’l tormento Frescobaldi - Se l’aura spira Kapsberger - Toccata VI Dalza - Calata ala Spagnola Haendel - Lascia la spina Falconieri - Folias Monteverdi - Lettera amorosa Frescobaldi - Cosi mi disprezzate Haendel - Ombra mai fu Kapsberger - Toccata I Merula - Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla nanna Vitali - Toccata et Bergamasca Merula - Folle è ben chi si crede, Ciaccona Monteverdi - Quel sguardo sdegnosetto
L'Ensemble Jupiter est soutenu par la Caisse des Dépôts et est en résidence à la Fondation Singer-Polignac. Thomas Dunford et Lea Desandre apparaissent avec l’aimable autorisation de Erato/Warner Classics Réalisation Yan Proefrock
Concert de Théotime Langlois de Swarte et William Christie à l’Abbaye de Fontevraud
At the crossroads of the Italian and French schools, Leclair and Senaillé were, in a way, the Paganinis of 18th century France. For this new recording of the "Les Arts Florissants" collection for harmonia mundi, William Christie has invited the young violin prodigy, Théotime Langlois de Swarte (former Arts Flo Junior and longtime Les Arts Florissants collaborator), to delve into these pieces, which are still unjustly ignored, creating a program of violin-harpsichord duets that are both virtuoso and sensitive.