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Elbphilharmonie – Grand Opening Concert

GRAND OPENING CONCERT

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 instrumentation the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under the baton of Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and several top-class soloists explores in the opening concert 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: 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.

 

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DVD 1:

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
“Pan”, from: “Six metamorphoses after Ovid op. 49

HENRI DUTILLEUX
“Appels”, “Echos” und “Prismes”, from: “Mystère de l’instant”

EMILIO DE’ CAVALIERI
“Dalle più alte sfere”, from: “La pellegrina”

BERND ALOIS ZIMERMANN
Photoptosis. Prélude for large orchestra

JACOB PRAETORIUS
“Quam pulchra es”. Motet for 5 voices and Basso continuo

ROLF LIEBERMANN
Furioso

GIULIO CACCINI
“Amarilli mia bella”, from: “Le nuove musiche”

OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Final movement from the Turangalîla symphony

RICHARD WAGNER
Prelude to “Parsifal”

WOLFGANG RIHM
Reminiszenz. Triptychon und Spruch in memoriam Hans Henny Jahnn
(World premiere commissioned by the NDR)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Fourth movement from symphony No. 9 d minor op. 125

 

DVD 2:

Documentary: “The Elbphilharmonie. Hamburg’s new landmark”

Publication: 2017