Pierre Boulez Saal Opening Concert

Author: Arthaus Musik

Opening concert from the Pierre-Boulez-Saal starring the new founded Boulez Ensemble and famous soloists under the direction of Daniel Barenboim.

  • Pierre Boulez Saal  | Copyright: © Peter Adamik

    Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik

  • Daniel Barenboim, Anna Prohaska and Jörg Widmann at the Pierre Boulez Saal | Copyright: © Peter Adamik

    Daniel Barenboim, Anna Prohaska and Jörg Widmann at the Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik

In the Pierre Boulez Saal Opening Concert, Daniel Barenboim, the Boulez Ensemble and renowned soloists are celebrating the idea of what this new concert hall of the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin stands for: to create a space where beloved classics, modern masterworks of the early 20th century, and music of our time can be heard side by side and inspire audiences and performers alike.
The Boulez Ensemble, which has been founded especially for the new concert hall, consists of musicians drawn from the ranks of the Staatskapelle Berlin and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and of professors from the Barenboim-Said Akademie. For its concerts, it will regularly be joined by guest artists (both singers and instrumentalists) in order to cover a wide array of musical styles and to combine flexibility with a fine sense of each separate musical voice.
Together with conductor Daniel Barenboim the Boulez Ensemble takes its audience on a musical journey from the 18th century to our days. Soprano Anna Prohaska and clarinettist Jörg Widmann present Schubert’s lyrical scene Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, while the latter also partners with the Ensemble’s strings in Mozart’s Piano Quartet. Karim Said and Michael Barenboim take on Berg’s Chamber Concerto, and Widmann performs his own Fantasy for Solo Clarinet. In honour of the recently deceased French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, to which the concert hall has been dedicated, the programme is opened by his fanfare-like Initiale and closed with sur Incises.

Cat.No. 109427 (DVD) | 109428 (Blu-ray)

Genre Concert
Recording location Pierre Boulez Saal
Recording date 4 March 2017
Duration 144 min
Video format DVD / NTSC | Blu-ray Disc 1080i High Definition
Audio format PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 | Blu-ray Disc DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1
Composer Pierre Boulez, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alban Berg & Jörg Widmann
Orchestra / Band Boulez Ensemble
Conductor Daniel Barenboim
Soloist Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Soloist Karim Said (piano)
Soloist Michael Barenboim (violin)
Soloist Yulia Deyneka (viola)
Soloist Kian Soltani (violoncello)
Soloist Jörg Widmann (clarinet)
Soloist Anna Prohaska (soprano)



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