23 February

Spotlight Strauss: “An Alpine Symphony”

Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony“ is a symphonic poem that was first performed in 1915. It is his longest orchestral work...

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17 February

Spotlight Tchaikovsky: The piano concerto No.1

Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No.1 in B flat minor is arguably the most popular solo concerto of all. The triumphant introduction is one of the famous beginnings in classical music...

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03 February

Spotlight Mozart: “The Magic Flute”

“The Magic Flute” is arguably the most popular opera of all time. It had a special significance at several turning points in Karajan’s career (and because of his importance for the development of classical recording)...

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26 January

Spotlight Mendelssohn: The orchestral works

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was one of the most important and influential composers in the first half of the 19th century, admired by Goethe, Schumann, Wagner and Berlioz, a genius, a prodigy and a European celebrity...

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