For twenty years the Berliner Philharmoniker has celebrated its 1882 founding with a concert at a major European venue, and the 2011 event takes place at the magnificent Teatro Real in Madrid. The renowned orchestra, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, performs Joaquín Rodrigo’s beloved Concierto de Aranjuez, Emmanuel Chabrier’s exuberant España, and Sergey Rachmaninov’s dramatic Second Symphony. It is joined for the Concierto by the famous flamenco guitarist Cañizares, whose virtuosity and sensitivity are given full opportunity to shine in this multi-faceted and subtle work.
For twenty years the Berliner Philarmoniker has celebrated its 1882 founding with a concert at a major European venue, and the 2011 event takes place at the magnificent Teatro Real in Madrid.
The world’s greatest tenor presents an evening of melodies from a golden era + an engrossing documentary. NB German-language documentary. Accompanying the new album, the Blu-ray “Du bist die Welt für mich - Live Performance from Berlin”. Jonas dedicates an evening to the glorious tunes made famous by the tenor stars of Berlin’s legendary heyday.
A programme on the courage and ingenuity of East Germans who were willing to risk their lives escaping through, over, and even under, the murderous Wall that divided Berlin between 1961 and 1989.The programme includes astonishing actuality footage of escapes as they happened (such as tunnelling, swimming and even escaping in a microlight aircraft) along with recreations of some of the most daring escape attempts, and some of the deadly failures.