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100094 - BERLINER LUFT: Gala Concert (A) (PAL)

Gala Unter den Linden

New Year's concert with/featuring Daniel Barenboim

Running Time : 53 min
Recording Date: 1997
Menu languages: GB,D,F,SP
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 2,5
Sel. No. 100 094 PAL

The turn of the year is celebrated in a festive manner by the Staatskapelle Berlin with a concert. In accordance with tradition a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is on the program. In addition, on New Year's Day 1997 Daniel Barenboim conducted a festive concert program with soloists, magicians and dancers. It was transmitted worldwide by many television stations and now appears on DVD. The stars of the New Year's concert included the young violinist Raphael Christ, the sopranos Dorothea Roschmann and Simone Nold, and Rosemarie Lang, Reiner Goldberg and Rene Pape amongst others, who you can see and hear singing songs and opera excerpts by Kurt Weill, Walter Kollo and W.A. Mozart. Barenboim also directs orchestral pieces by Otto Nicolai, Camile Saint-Saens, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Dimitri Shostakovich, Paul Lincke and finally, of course, the polka Unter Donner Und Blitzen by Johann Strauss.

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