>>NEW<< STABAT MATER by GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESE

FR | 2018 | 69’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Les Nouveaux Caractères | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

© Arnaud Bertereau

After the big success of "Dios Proveera", stage directors David Bobée and Caroline Mutel, accompanied by the baroque Ensemble "les Nouveaux Caractères"  conducted by Sébastien d'Hérin, tackle the cult work by Giovanni Battista Pergolese: Stabat Mater! By creating a series of portraits of pain, embodied by the dancers, they show us through this mix of music, acrobatie, dance and vocal performance how much the message of Pergolese of the in vain sacrificed humanity, is timeless.

>> NEW << Danielsson & Ives – a dangerously attractive mix

SE | 2018 | 66'/42'/23 | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

Lars Danielsson, jazz bassist and Björn Bohlin, cor-anglais perform a truly creative self-composed work with the Gothenburg Symphony. Following up, the orchestra plays the chord and melody rich "Three Places in new England" by Charles Ives, eccentric composer, well known for refusing every conventions. A very dangerously attractive mix!

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg. 

This concert is also available in 42' and 23'

42': Danielsson Concerto for corno inglese and double bass | 23' Three Places in New England by Charles Ives

>> NEW << Sibelius First Symphony, Valse Triste & Strauss Rosenkavalier

SE | 2018 | 61' | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

Sibelius' First Symphony  encountered with colossal success. Santtu-Matias Rouvali's distinctive interpretation opens new worlds in Sibelius' work. Followed by Strauss' sweeping and flourishing Rosenkavalier, the symphonic orchestra of Gothenburg rounds up the concert with Sibelius' Valse Triste as Encore.

>> NEW << THIS woman's work: a tribute to Kate Bush

SE | 2018 | 102' | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

As one of the most visionary British rock artist, Kate Bush broke through with "Wuthering Heights" in 1978, thanks to her unique voice and personality. This tribute concert celebrates the 40th anniversary of this work premiere, which inspired countless musicians, such as Martin Schaub who adapted it for the symphonic orchestra of Gothenburg.

>> NEW << popical: ane Brun

SE | 2018 | 100' | HD | English (songs and credits in English, spoken Swedish in between) | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

This "popical concert"  features Ane Brun, Norwegian pop music artist performing with the Symphonic Orchestra of Göteborg. Rose to be Norway’s best artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards, she got selected for the Swedish awards “Manifest” after her first album “Spending Time With  Morgan” published by her own label DetErMineRecords, in 2003. She plays the guitar, sings her own songs, written by herself with a unique sensibility and adds her own spice to cover songs from any genre raging from Monteverdi, Spanish folk music, Björk's song or electro music, proving that her musical repertoire has no limit.
Conducted by Hans Ek.

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg.

>> NEW << E.S.T. SymphonY, a symphony odyssey of the classical songs from the esbjörn svensson trio

SE | 2018 | 114' | HD | English (sub.) | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

The Esbjörn Svensson Trio, the Swedish jazz band, composed of Dan Berglund (double-bass) and Magnus Öström (percussions) are playing with the National Orchestra of Sweden in Göteborg an original arrangement by Hans Ek, conducting the whole concert. The third player, Esbjörn Svensson, former leader and main composer passed away on 14 June 2008. For the 10th anniversary of his death, this concert plunges us into the passion for jazz and classical music in a unique mix.

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg.

>> NEW << berlioz's symphonie fantastique

SE | 2018 | 54' | HD | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

The French conductor, Lionel Bringuier conducts the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg to perform Hector Berlioz’s "symphonic poem", “Symphonie Fantastique”. This revolutionary work, dedicated to Nicolas I from Russia, blends inventive orchestral sounds creating a dream-like experience. The auditory pleasure is further increased by the unique sound of the specially crafted bells.

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg. 

>> NEW << rouvali conducts moldau

SE | 2018 | 15' | HD | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

The National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg performs Bedřich Smetana’s famous “The Moldau” under the conduction of the Finnish talented Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Smetana lived in Gothenburg from 1856 to 1862 as music teacher and choirmaster. It was during these years that he started writing his large-scale orchestral works. Those musical pieces were performed in Gothenburg 150 years ago. It is therefore in the continuation of the tradition that Smetana’s music resonates in the walls of the city.

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg.

>> NEW << shostakovich SYMPHONY NO 12, "THE YEAR 1917" & passacaglia from lady macbeth of mtsensk

SE | 2018 | 56' (47'+ 9') | HD | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

The 12th Symphony, dubbed The Year 1917 was composed  by Dimitri Shostakovich in the memory of Vladimir Lenin. The National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg conducted by non-other than the young talented Finnish Santtu-Matias Rouvali performs with passion the four movements describing the Russian Revolution before the dramatic intermezzo from Shostakovich’s masterpiece “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District”. This opera dates back to 1934 and is dedicated to his first wife. It is historically known for its censorship and the almost 30 year ban of the piece by the Russian communist party.

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg. 

>>NEW<< mahler symphony no 6 with eschenbach!

SE | 2018 | 91' | HD | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

Mahler's Symphony no 6, performed by the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg conducted by the German conductor, Eschenbach reflects brilliantly the existential conditions. This fateful music with its heart-rending eruptions gives us a glimpse of death, but at the same time celebrates life. 

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg. 

>> NEW << kullervo, sibelius's sibling drama

SE | 2018 | 83' | HD | (sang in Finnish) | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

Kullervo is one of Sibelius's early masterpieces, a symphonic suite performed by the Gothenburg Symphony and the renowned Orphei Drängdar men's choir (from Sweden), conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali (from Finland),  featuring the Finnish soprano,  Johanna Rusanen-Kartano and the Finnish Baritone, Ville Rusanen. The piece is structured in five parts telling the tragic story of Kullervo, a man who lost everything and only found solace in a woman, who later turns out to be his sister. 

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg. 

>> NEW << sibelius: the wood nymph, en saga and the Symphony No 5

SE | 2018 | 78' / 43' / 33' | HD | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

The Gothenburg Symphony performs three magnificent pieces of the Finnish composer, Jean Sibilius, conducted by the young Finnish prodigy Santtu-Matias Rouvali. The Wood Nymph is Sibilius’s musical interpretation of a poem by Swedish writer, Viktor Rydberg, while En Saga expresses a mental state which doesn't allow any literary interpretation according to Sibelius himself. To bring this concert to its rightful end, the Symphony No 5 will bless your ears with the National Orchestra of Sweden in Göteborg playing in full swing. Created in the troubled historical period of 1914, this symphony expresses a certain optimism in front of a wild nature.

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg. 

This concert is also available in 43' and 33'

43': The Wood Nymph and En Saga | 33' Symphony No 5

 

UNIQUE SOLO RECITAL BY MARC ANDRé HAMELIN

 

SE | 2016 | 98' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

Phenomenal pianist Marc-André Hamelin is a virtuoso in the true meaning of the word, paying as much attention to minute details as playing like thundering fireworks. Let’s enjoy his art in two sonatas by secretive Russian Samuil Feinberg, Beethoven’s finger-breaking Appassionata, an intimate nocturne by Maria Szymanowska, and in Schumann’s monumental Fantasy.

Concert Hall of the National Symphonic Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg

THE PERFECT COMBINATION: ROUVALI & HAMELIN

SE | 2016 | 111' (with interviews) / 48' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

© Raymond Meier

Marc-André Hamelin is held by many classical music aficionados as the world’s finest pianist. In this programme, he tackles Brahms’ colossal first piano concerto. The Gothenburg Symphony impresses with its virtuosity in Bartok’s sparkling Concerto for Orchestra, and in Katarina Leyman’s atmospheric study of the sun, Solar Flares.

Possibility to buy Brahms’ first piano concerto, 48' separately.

Conducted by the young Finnish phenomenon Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Göteborg. 

Grieg's greatest Music: Peer Gynt

SE | 2016 | 48' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

In this classical music concert of Peer Gynt (originally written by the Norwegian Henrik Ibsen, as a theater play) the lovely Solveig’s Song is interpreted by the soloist soprano, Klara Ek. This program including as well the famous In the Hall of the Mountain King is conducted by Alain Altinoglu, Music Director at La Monnaie in Brussels. Shot on The National Orchestra of Sweden in Goteborg’s stage, this concert unveils a Gothenburg’s Orchestra magnifying this Scandinavian story. 

SANTTU-MATIAS ROUVALI CONDUCTS NIELSEN & STRAVINSKY

SE | 2016 | 55' / 52' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra performs the Helios Overture by Carl Nielsen and Petrushka by Stravinsky conducted by the brilliant Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.


Inteviews could be included.

MUSICA VITAE & BRANTELID

SE | 2016 | 76' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

Andreas Brantelid is a major Swedish-Danish cello soloist. He played his first concerto at the age of 14 and received Denmark’s biggest prize: the Carl Nielsen’s Scholarship. Accompanied by the skilled Swedish chamber orchestra Musica Vitae at the Gothenburg Concert Hall, he performs A Study in Scarlet by Britta Byström, the Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major by Joseph Haydn, Player from Jewish life by Ernst Bloch and Souvenir de Florence, a string sextet in D minor by Tchaikovsky.

CARION

SE | 2016 | 78' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

© R. Johansen

The woodwinds quintet CARION, known as one of Europe’s finest woodwind quintet, interacts in a very unusual direct way. It plays here Beethoven's Woodwind Sextett (rearranged for quintet) but also Nielsen's Woodwind Quintet, Montague's Bolt from the Blue, Lizst Grand Etudes by Paganini and Ibert's Three short pieces. A memorable concert ending perfectly with a sweet “encore” with Italian flair. 

ON AIR: HANNIGAN

SE | 2016 | 60' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

© Musacchio-Ianniello- Accademia-Nazionale-di-Santa-Cecilia

Canadian singer-conductor Barbara Hannigan belongs to the few who seem to have it all: a lovely voice, a sense of drama, a sensibility in shaping the phrase and a strong artistic ambition. One can’t resist her performances. 

Bouchapa by Nono Djamila: 04'
Symphony nr 49 "LA PASSIONE" by Joseph Haydn: 18'
Annes Aria Act 1 by Stravinsky: 10'
Symphony in three movements by Stravinsky: 24'

MARVELOUS MOZART - Arabella STEINBACHER

SE | 2015 | 37' (including interviews) | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | The Gothenburg Symphony | Gothenburg Symphony

 

© Robert Vano

Born of a Japanese mother and a German father, both musicians, Arabella Steinbacher finds her passion for violin at the age of three. Since then, she impresses the classical music world with her talent and became one of today's  leading violonists on the international scene. Together with the German conductor Marc Albrecht and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, she performs the very inventive Mozart Violin Concerto n° 3, mastering expressivness.

Mozart Violin Concerto No 3: 27'30''
Encore: Fritz Kreisler, Recitivo and Scherzo-Caprice: 05'46''
Interview: 04'31

FREIBURGER BAROCKORCHESTER - PURE MOZART

SE | 2015 | 90' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

The Freiburger Barockorchester conquered the most famous international concert halls thanks to their mastery of historical instruments. The great Italian soloist Lorenzo Coppola plays Mozart's Clarinet Concerto on a replica of the clarinetto that Anton Stadler used for the Première. Christian Gerhaher, German Bariton, sings the well-known Mozart Arias, a vigorous version of Mozart's "Paris" symphony, No 31 and Contredance “Les filles des malicieuses”.

PETER AND THE VEGETERIAN WOLF

IT | 2015 | 62' | HD | Italian, English (sub.), a true international version exists | By Francesco Manfio et Sergio Manfio | Gruppo Alcuni, le “Teatri e Umanesimo Latino” de Trévises 

 

Based on the most famous classical music score for children this is a funny innovative performance. It modernizes the work of Sergei Prokofiev with musicians & actors on stage interacting with well-known animated characters (the wolf, the bird, the duck, the cat and the hunters) on big screens.
Conducted by Maestro Diego Basso
In Trevisio Teatri e Umanesimo Latino

RENAUD GARCIA-FONS SOLO, THE MARCEVOL CONCERT

FR | 2013 | 60’ | HD | By Nicolas Dattilesi | KOALA Prod 

 

Renaud Garcia-Fons is one of the greatest double bass virtuosos, mixing influences from classical music to flamenco, jazz & Middle Eastern flavors. Combining the highest level of dexterity with freedom & creativity, he is a genius revolutionizing how double bass is conceived, played and perceived. A documentary is also available.

CASAdesus conducts sacre du printemps and brahms

FR | 2013 | 83' | HD | French | By Isabelle Soulard | Skopia films, France 2, France 3 Lille | Broadcaster: France 2

 

Under Jean-Claude Casadesus’ conduction, the Lille National Orchestra, France performs Le Sacre du Printemps, Stravinsky (36’) in the 'Nouveau Siècle' concert hall in Lille, and a concerto by Brahms. 

tRIBUTE TO DEBUSSY

FR | 2012 | 85'/52' | HD | French | By Dominique Thiel & Christian Leblé | Cinétévé, ARTE France | Broadcaster: ARTE France

 

Only a highly talented and renowned French conductor such as Jean-Claude Casadesus could pay tribute to the French prominent composer Claude Debussy. Casadesus, the Orchestre national de Lille & the Chœur de l’Opéra de Lille revisit Debussy’s best orchestral works: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Nocturnes & The Sea. The performance is punctuated by short explanations enlightening on the compositions.
A 83' version without interviews is also available.

aNNEES DE PELERINAGE

FR | 2011 | 89' / 148’ | HD | By Antoine Carlier | Walter Films | Broadcaster: Mezzo

 

Among all Frantz Liszt’s work, the "Years of Pilgrimage" is the piece depicting the best his Romantic inspiration. Bertrand Chamayou, piano rising star got awarded "Best soloist" in 2011 and "Best Recording” in 2012 for this stunning performance at the "Victoire de la musique classique".

DIABOLICAL PARAPHRASES

FR | 2011 | 71’ | HD | By Yan Proefrock | Step by Step, Palazzetto Bru Zane | Broadcaster: Mezzo

 

The promising French pianist David Violi plays Berlioz, Liszt & Ravel.

ROMANTIC ETUDES

FR | 2011 | 86’ | HD | By Yan Proefrock | Step by Step | Broadcaster: Mezzo

 

The French media darling pianist, G. Couteau, plays St-Saëns, Liszt, Brahms & Scarlatti.

ROMANTIC VIOLIN

FR | 2011 | 68’ | HD | By Yan Proefrock Step by Step, Palazzetto Bru Zane | Broadcaster: Mezzo

 

Step by Step

Multi-awarded pianist Pascal Devoyon & the promising violinist Philippe Graffin play St-Saëns & Ravel. 

PARIS VIRTUOSO

FR | 2011 | 86’ | HD | By Yan Proefrock | Step by Step, Palazzetto Bru Zane | Broadcaster: Mezzo

 

Roberta Invernizzi, praised baroque soprano & Jonathan Guyonnet, charismatic violinist under the conduction of Stefano Molardi play Mozart at the Scuola Grande in Venice.

40-VOICES MASS

FR | 2011 | 73’ | HD | By Olivier Simonnet | Step by Step | Coproducers: Le Concert Spirituel, Mezzo | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Hervé Niquet, iconoclastic and jubilant choir master of the Opéra National de Paris, conducts the 40-voice Mass by Alessandro Striggio, never-performed since baroque times and mythical becaue of its 40 to 60 voices. The concert takes place in the Cité de l’architecture, Palais de Chaillot. A 52’ version of the documentary is available. 

Orchestra: Le Concert Spirituel

THE MESSIAH BY HANDEL

FR | 2011 | 210' | HD | German, French (sub.) | By Denis Caïozzi | Producer: Axe Sud | Partner: Théâtre du Châtelet | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

The Messiah is an atypical but famous Oratorio by Handel, a collage of biblical texts evoking the figure of Christ, from his birth to his resurrection. Handel's work lends itself to the most excessive scenic daring. That of Oleg Kulik (visual conception and costumes), the Russian artist who designed a striking spatial of Vespers of the Virgin by Monteverdi in 2009, is again unusual. 

Shot in Théâtre du Châtelet.

Orchestre philarmonique de Radio France, Coeur du Châtelet.