On May 2, Gustavo Dudamel and prominent cellist Gautier Capuçon joined the Berlin Philharmonic for the twenty-second annual Europa Konzert, celebrating the 129th anniversary of the orchestra’s founding in 1883. The program consisted of Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Performed in Vienna’s Spanische Hofreitschule, this spectacular program is available for free on medici.tv through the end of the month.
Two more exciting live broadcasts form the end of medici.tv’s 2011-12 season. This weekend’s concert – Saturday, May 26, from Paris’s Cité de la Musique – sees Paul Agnew conduct the peerless early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants in madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi (his complete Book III) and by one of the Italian composer’s keenest influences, the Franco-Flemish composer Giaches de Wert (1535-96). The following Saturday, June 2, the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya under the baton of Pablo González closes the season with Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, broadcast live from L’Auditori in Barcelona.
Events on medici.tv:
Available now through May 31
Europa Konzert 2012: 129th Birthday of the Berlin Philharmonic
Gautier Capuçon, cello; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Spanische Hofreitschule, Vienna
May 26, 2:00pm EDT (live)
Les Arts Florissants plays Monteverdi and De Wert
Paul Agnew, conductor
Cité de la Musique, Paris
June 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT (live)
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya plays Mahler and Toldrà
Elena Copons, soprano; Donald Litaker, tenor; Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Pablo González, conductor