Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

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Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

DW SERIES with fresh performances from Germany.

A new season with performances from top music festivals Made in Germany.

Broadcast rights allow PRX subscriber stations to use any or all of the programs in the series that have been already been published, or subscribe to the series to receive the files automatically each week.

DW Radio and PRX are thrilled to announce the season of episodes of Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts beginning in the fall quarter 2019.

Host Rick Fulker brings it all to you in 26 programs, each one hour, 58 minutes long.

The shows reflect the best on the music scene, and along with Rick, the musicians themselves are on hand to give their insights into the events and the music.

We begin the fall quarter with the Schwetzingen Festival, where a hot young clarinetist was artist in residence, Andreas Ottensamer.

It's an anniversary year for Jacques Offenbach, Clara Schumann and Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and we have the programs to fit.

Definitely don't miss the inaugural performance of the Berlin Philharmonic's new principal conductor Kirill Petrenko with Beethoven's Ninth.

We'll also take you to hear what's exciting in 20th and 21st century music at the Eight Bridges Festival in Cologne. Greek/Russian conductor Teodor Currentzis has been making waves all across Europe, and there too.

You'll also hear the country's oldest-youngest orchestra: The National Youth Orchestra of Germany on its 50th anniversary tour.

Added to that are festivals without which this series would never be complete, including our yearly pilgrimage to the Bachfest in Leipzig.

The annual opera gala in Bonn is an opportunity to sample the most exciting singers on the European opera circuit.

That too is a mainstay, but with hundreds of music festivals to choose from, we always discover something new, like the String Quartet Festival in Heidelberg.

Stations are free to use the entire series in running order or to pick and choose.
It's a strong season, so we hope you'll be along for the ride.

Carry the entire series or use the programs as needed: With 364 days from release to expiration, the rights window is generous.

Stations may subscribe to the full 26-part series via PRX SubAuto, or may download individual episodes, including those from the past season where the rights window is still open.

Each program lasts one hour and fifty-eight minutes. Promos provided, custom-made if requested.
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DW Radio and PRX are thrilled to announce the season of episodes of Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts beginning in the fall quarter 2019. Host Rick Fulker brings it all to you in 26 programs, each one hour, 58 minutes long.The shows reflect the best on the music scene, and along with Rick, the musicians themselves are on hand to give their insights into the events and the music.We begin the fall quarter with the Schwetzingen Festival, where a hot young clarinetist was artist in residence, Andreas Ottensamer.It's an anniversary year for Jacques Offenbach, Clara Schumann and Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and we have the programs to fit. Definitely don't miss the inaugural performance of the Berlin Philharmonic's new principal conductor Kirill Petrenko with Beethoven's Ninth. We'll also take you... Show full description


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Caption: Bach statue in front of St. Thomas' Church
Under the slogan "Court Composer Bach," this year's festival highlighted works written when Bach was engaged at various courts. The opening concert...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: MIchael Schneider
The Würzburg Residential Palace has been called "a symphony in marble:" reason enough for a conductor named Hermann Zilcher to establish a Mozart f...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:56
Caption: Jacques Offenbach
"Yes, we Can-Can" is what the fine people of Cologne are chanting in 2019, two hundred years after the birth of Jakob – later Jacques – Offenbach. ...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: Sitkovetsky Trio
Performed just feet away from the little room where Ludwig van Beethoven was born, this concert comes to you from Germany's most often-visited musi...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:56
Caption: Mieczyslaw Weinberg
2019 is, among other things, the Weinberg year. Born 100 years ago in Poland, Mieczyslaw Weinberg is an unsung hero worth getting better acquainted...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: National Youth Orchestra of Germany
At age fifty, is one getting on in years? Absolutely not, especially if that fifty-year-old is the National Youth Orchestra of Germany. We've got t...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Clara Schumann
Portrait of a power woman: composer, critic, impresario, pianist, celebrity, mother and wife (and not necessarily in that order): Clara Schumann, w...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Andreas Ottensamer
A program from a palace befitting a prince: In the 18th century, Schwetzingen was the summer residence of Prince Elector Carl Theodor of Mannheim. ...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Kristjan Järvi
Ten countries border on the Baltic Sea: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Proving that they...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Anna Torge
A ten-day fest dedicated to Papa Haydn with the splendid Concerto Köln as orchestra-in-residence: this one has three Haydn symphonies and an opera ...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Patricia Kopatschinskaja
"Time and Eternity" is the name of a project dreamed up by the Moldavian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who performs and leads the Camerata Ber...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Carolin Widmann
An enigmatic work banned by the composer's widow and premiered over eight decades after his death: the brilliant violinist Carolin Widmann has devo...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: uri caine
In its "Brandenburg Project," the Swedish Chamber Orchestra sought out contemporary composers, asking them to take a Brandenburg Concerto by Johann...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Kathak dancer at the Campus Concert
Two utterly different music cultures merge here in a program you won't hear anywhere else. This productive dialogue between the classical art music...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Christine Schornsheim
A composer like Ludwig van Beethoven towers over others, but even that singular genius didn't come out of the blue. A look at the musical environme...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Church of the Cross, Bonn
How, where and why did Beethoven emerge as a great composer? We'll get an impression in two concerts "From the Rhineland." An early cantata by the ...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: Ensemble Mare Nostrum
Envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath: the seven deadly sins have plagued the consciences of sinners for centuries – and inspired a ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:56
Caption: Tatyana Masurenko
More electrifying performances from the historic hydroelectric power plant in a river valley in a remote corner of western Germany. The mostly Russ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Herbert Blomstedt
International understanding and the free flow of ideas are the lifeblood of the music world. Reminding us of these core values, two of Saxony's sto...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57