Baden-Baden: François-Xavier Roth & Albrecht Mayer

Easter Concert live from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

  • François-Xavier Roth | Copyright: © Stephan Röhl

    François-Xavier Roth © Stephan Röhl

  • Albrecht Mayer | Copyright: © Stephan Röhl

    Albrecht Mayer © Stephan Röhl

  • François-Xavier Roth | Copyright: © Holger Talinski

    François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski

Music lovers in Baden-Baden know conductor François-Xavier Roth from his time as chief conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg. Now we meet him again with the Berliner Philharmoniker, this time with their principal oboist Albrecht Mayer, who performs a magnificent Bach concerto.

Playing Bach is an obvious choice for a conductor who founded "Les Siècles", an ensemble for music on original instruments. Otherwise, Roth's heart beats for modernity: here in the form of fairy tales, which were in vogue in Russia around 1900. In "Petrushka", Stravinsky takes us to a fair in St. Petersburg around 1830, while for "Kiss of the Fairy", the Russian composer was inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky.

Genre Orchestral Music
Recording location Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Recording date 10 April 2022
Production Company EuroArts Music in cooperation with Mezzo/Medici
TV Director Torben Jacobsen
Duration approx. 80'
Distribution TV EuroArts Music
English title of music work Igor Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss, suite from the ballet music after Piotr Tchaikovsky
English title of music work Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe dʼAmore and Orchestra, BWV 1055R
English title of music work Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
Orchestra / Band Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor François-Xavier Roth
Soloist Albrecht Mayer, oboe



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