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The Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Järvi with Tatjana Vassiljeva at the Musikverein in Vienne

The Orchestre de Paris (ODP) Conducted by Paavo Järvi with Tatjana Vassiljeva Recorded at the Musikverein in Vienna, 28 May 2014 Cello: Tatjana Vassiljeva Conductor: Paavo Järvi Solo violin: Philippe Aïche Modest Mussorgsky / A Night on Bald Mountain (Rimski-Korsakov version) Dmitry Shostakovich / Concerto for Cello n° 1 in E-flat major, op.107 (with Tatjana Vassiljeva) Maurice Ravel / Noble and Sentimental Waltzes, version for orchestra Igor Stravinsky / The Firebird, orchestral suite (1919 version) Paavo Järvi, artistic musical of the Orchestre de Paris since 2010, opens the evening with a symphonic poem, Night on Bald Mountain,...

Uri Caine & Friends Uri Caine, Theo Bleckmann & David Gilmore - Live at St Prex Classics

Nothing seems to stand in the way of Uri Caine, not even when it comes to borrowing, in a constantly innovative way, from the classical composers, from Bach to Mahler by way of Schuman, as his many recordings prove. A composer and jazz pianist of genius, Uri Caine has no equal when immersing himself in every style of music. His incursions into the classical register have certainly not gone unnoticed. 2013, of course, is the bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner, one of the greatest opera composers of all time. Uri Caine, naturally, could not miss this opportunity: he has devised a program exclusively devoted to the master of Bayreuth, whose high point...

Das Rheingold

Das Rheingold (Munich, 1869) is the prologue to the Ring of the Nibelung. In a world where harmony still holds sway, the Rhine maidens (water nymphs) watch over their treasure in the depths of the Rhine. However, it is then stolen by Alberich, the Nibelung, an evil, lecherous dwarf who knows its secret: whoever steals the gold and makes it into a ring will become ruler of the world, on condition that he renounces love. Wotan, king of the gods, advised by the cunning demigod, Loge, takes the gold and the ring from Alberich to pay for the palace of Walhalla, which the giants Fasolt and Fafner have built for him. However, Alberich lays a terrible curse: the...

The Tales of Hoffman

‘The Tales of Hoffman’ (Paris, 1881) is evidence of Hoffman’s determination to surpass his success with operettas and enter the world of grand opera. This is a highly inspired work where fantasy and emotion form a subtle, supernatural blend with satire and the grotesque. Hoffman, the narrator and protagonist, relates three tales to his drinking companions. Each tale illustrates a facet of his stormy affair with the singer Stella. The tales tell the stories of Olympia, a mechanical doll, Antonia, a singer, who sings herself to death, and Giulietta, a courtesan who steals people’s reflections. Casting : Stella - Susana Cordón Olympia - Kathleen...

Bejart Ballet Lausanne - Light at Chaillot

Choreography by Maurice BéjartArtistic Director Gil Roman The arrival of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne at the National Theatre of Chaillot in the company’s twenty-fifth anniversary year is a major event. Now under the artistic direction of Gil Roman, the Béjart’s presence will sparkle with the performance of Light, created in 1981 and now enjoying a long-awaited revival. In this work Béjart takes inspiration from Vivaldi and Venice. He finds another source of energy from San Francisco in the music of two special bands: The Residents and Tuxedomoon. Yet more visions arise on stage: Pulcinella by Tiepolo, Casanova, and a gold digger. And a pregnant woman, the...