Check out this video clip from the BBC of the recent world premiere of the newly discovered piano work by Johannes Brahms and given the name ‘Albumbatt’ by Christopher Hogwood, who discovered it in the Princeton University library. Pianist Andras Schiff performed the work on radio last weekend.
French counter-tenor is soon to perform in Sydney with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. This excerpt from a French made TV feature (English sub-titles) takes a behind the scenes look at the prodigious singer. See http://soundslikesydney.com.au/shows/the-fascination-of-jaroussky/10867.html for more.
J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 must have one of the most thrilling and celebratory openings ever heard. Hope you enjoy this version of the opening chorus Jauchzet frohlocket from the Frauenkirche Dresden in the heart of Saxony. The Staatskapelle Dresden, is conducted by Christian Thielemann, Sophie Koch (Mezzosoprano) und Thomas Hampson (Baritone).
September 4th marks the birth in 1824, of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner, famous for his mighty symphonies and sacred works. This video, made in the 1970’s is a comprehensive biography of Bruckner and features some memorable footage. Grab a drink, turn off your phone and spend a couple of hours with Anton Bruckner seen through…
Watch violinist Nicola Benedetti perform and talk during recording sessions for The Silver Violin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Fc3WKHnuU
Nick Mohammed is a character comedian based in Edinburgh. He appears at comedy festivals and makes programmes for BBC TV and radio. His caustic humour delivers insights that are suspiciously close to the truth! Belly laughs aplenty in this YouTube video parodying the conductor!