Title: Europakonzert from Paris
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Artist: Christine Schäfer (soprano), Emanuel Ax (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. For this newly released EUROPAKONZERT Blu-ray Disc all recordings were lovingly restored and converted to High Definition video. The Berliner Philharmoniker are joined for Mozart's Motet and Mass on this recording by Christine Schäfer, whose unique timbre and performing style has more than once been likened to those of other vocal greats such as Irmgard Seefried and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. This round of exceptional musicians is completed by Emanuel Ax, winner the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, as the soloist for the works of Chopin and Schumann.
Recorded live from St. Mary Church, Krakow, 1999.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Exsultate jubilate, K. 165
- Mass No. 18 in C Minor, K. 427, "Great": Credo: Et incarnatus est
- Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
- Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring"
Issued: United States | EUROARTS