DVD + Blu-Ray:
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - Grand Opening Concert
The Elbphilharmonie, the “hall of wonders” (The Guardian), is undoubtedly the new landmark of Hamburg.
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - Grand Opening Concert © C Major Entertainment
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - Grand Opening Concert © Michael Zapf
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - Grand Opening Concert © Ralph Larmann
In varying instrumentation 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 that spans across all musical eras, from the Renaissance to the present. It culminates in a brand-new commissioned work, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm. “A striking building, a scintillating concert!” (The New York Times).
Concert + BONUS Documentary: The film "The Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg´s New Landmark" accompanies the formation process of this grand building, from the first sketch plans to the rehearsals before it´s festive inauguration and includes statements by the architects Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog, the acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, Christoph Lieben-Seutter, Thomas Hengelbrock and many more.
English title Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - Grand Opening Concert
Original title Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - Das Eröffnungskonzert
Recording location Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, January 2017
Duration 165 mins (112’ concert + 53’ documentary)
Production Company Concert: A production of Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Documentary: A production of NDR in cooperation with ARTE / licensed by Studio Hamburg Enterprises GmbH, distributed by UNITEL
Composer Beethoven, Britten, Caccini, Cavalieri, Liebermann, Messiaen, Praetorius, Rihm, Wagner, Zimmermann
Orchestra / Band NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock
Choir NDR Choir, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Soloist Philippe Jaroussky, Sir Bryn Terfel, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Pavol Breslik, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Iveta Apkalna, Ensemble Praetorius
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