Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (DVD) | C Major Entertainment 741408

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (DVD)

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Label: C Major Entertainment

Cat No: 741408

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 30th June 2017

Contents

Artists

Hanna-Elisabeth Muller (soprano)
Wiebke Lehmkuhl (mezzo-soprano)
Pavol Breslik (tenor)
Bryn Terfel (bass)
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Ensemble Praetorius
NDR Chor
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Conductor

Thomas Hengelbrock

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'
» IV Finale

Britten, Benjamin

Metamorphoses after Ovid (6), op.49
» I Pan

Caccini, Giulio

Le nuove musiche: Amarilli mia bella (My beautiful Amaryllis)

Cavalieri, Emilio de

La Pellegrina
» Dalle piu alte sfere

Dutilleux, Henri

Mystere de l'instant
» Appels, Echos, Prismes

Liebermann, Rolf

Furioso for Orchestra

Messiaen, Olivier

Turangalila Symphony
» Finale

Praetorius, Jacob

Quam pulchra es

Rihm, Wolfgang

Reminiszenz Triptychon und Spruch in memoriam Hans Henny Jahnn

Wagner, Richard

Parsifal
» Prelude

Zimmermann, Bernd Alois

Photoptosis

Artists

Hanna-Elisabeth Muller (soprano)
Wiebke Lehmkuhl (mezzo-soprano)
Pavol Breslik (tenor)
Bryn Terfel (bass)
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Ensemble Praetorius
NDR Chor
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Conductor

Thomas Hengelbrock

About

The Elbphilharmonie, the 'hall of wonders' (The Guardian), is undoubtedly the new landmark of Hamburg, a monumental synthesis of breath-taking architecture, a unique location and a world-class concert hall. In varying instrumentations the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, under the baton of Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, and several top-class soloists explore the possibilities of the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall and its acoustics with an exciting programme that spans across all musical eras, from the Renaissance to the present. It culminates in a brand-new commissioned work, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm.

'A striking building, a scintillating concert!' - The New York Times

Bonus: The Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg's New Landmark
This documentary accompanies the formation process of this grand building, from the first sketch plans to the rehearsals before it's festive inauguration and includes statements by the architects Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog, the acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, Christoph Lieben-Seutter, Thomas Hengelbrock and more.

Total running time: 165 mins (112’ concert + 53’ bonus)
Picture: 16:9, HD
Sound: PCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
Booklet: English, German, French
Subtitles: German, English, French, Korean, Japanese; Bonus: German, English, Korean, Japanese

Reviews

However, hearing those first notes will remain one of the most magical and unforgettable concert experiences of many a hardened music critic’s career: in place of a brightly lit, onstage colossus of a symphonic chord, darkness and the strains of a single oboe intoning Britten’s ‘Pan’ from the back of one of the seating terraces. ... As a concert recording this may not represent absolute as-it-was perfection but as a package with the documentary, and as a record of an extraordinary musical event, it comes highly recommended.  Charlotte Gardner
Gramophone September 2017
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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