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Grand Opening Concert / Hengelbrock, NDR Elbphilharmonie


Release Date: 07/28/2017 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 741408  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenHenri DutilleuxEmilio de CavalieriBernd Alois Zimmermann,   ... 
Performer:  Kalev KuljusPhilippe JarousskyMargret KollIveta Apkalna,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Elbphilharmonie OrchestraEnsemble PraetoriusNDR Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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The Elbphilharmonie, the ''hall of wonders'' (The Guardian), is undoubtedly the new landmark of Hamburg, a monumental synthesis of breath-taking architecture, a unique location and a world-class concert hall. In varying instrumentation of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under the baton of Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and several top-class soloists explores in the opening concert the possibilities of the Elbphilharmonie's Grand Hall and its acoustics with an exciting programme, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm. ''A striking building, a scintillating concert!'' (The New
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Works on This Recording

1.
Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid for Oboe solo, Op. 49: Pan by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Kalev Kuljus (Oboe)
2.
Mystere de l'instant: Appels, Echos & Prismes by Henri Dutilleux
Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
3.
Dalle piů alte sfere by Emilio de Cavalieri
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Margret Koll (Harp)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1589; Italy 
4.
Photoptosis by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Performer:  Iveta Apkalna (Organ)
Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Germany 
5.
Quam pulchra es by Jacob Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Praetorius
Period: Renaissance 
6.
Furioso by Rolf Liebermann
Performer:  Ya-ou Xie (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Switzerland 
7.
Le nuove musiche: Amarilli mia bella by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Margret Koll (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
8.
Turangalîla-Symphonie: 10th movement, Finale by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Thomas Bloch (Ondes Martenot), Ya-ou Xie (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
9.
Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
10.
Reminiszenz Triptychon und Spruch by Wolfgang Rihm
Performer:  Iveta Apkalna (Organ), Pavol Breslik (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Germany 
11.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Alto), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Hanna-elisabeth Muller (Soprano),
Pavol Breslik (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Choir,  NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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