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      Salzburg Festival 2013

      Sundays at 5:00 pm

      The world’s first international music festival, and its most renowned, Salzburg in 2013 continued its over 93-year history of producing and presenting great orchestras, soloists, opera, and theater in the historic, picturesque Austrian town where Mozart was born. Among the focuses of the 2013 summer festival were the bi-centennials of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, and the centennial of Benjamin Britten. Our broadcasts include Verdi’s Requiem, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti; a portion of Wagner’s only operatic comedy, Die Meistersinger, with baritone Michael Volle as Hans Sachs; and Britten’s War Requiem, with soloists Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Hampson.

      Salzburg 2013

      In addition, we bring you a chamber music performance by the Simon Bolivar String Quartet from Venezuela; two Mozart Matinee performances, with conductors Ingo Metzmacher and Ivor Bolton; the Vienna Philharmonic with Christian Thielemann in a symphony of Bruckner; the ORF Symphony Orchestra in music of Mahler, Smetana and featured composer Harrison Birtwistle; a solo recital by baritone Christian Gerhaher; and Nicholas Harnoncourt conducting the Swiss early-music orchestra La Scintilla in Haydn’s first, and rarely performed, oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia. SALZBURG FESTIVAL 2013 is hosted by Kerry Frumkin and produced by Carolyn Paulin. It is generously underwritten by the Salzburg Festival Society.

      Program Schedule | Winter 2014

      Salzburg 2013

      January 5, 2014


      Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
      Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
      Frank Stadler, violin

      Mozart: Six German Dances, K. 517
      Ives: Four Ragtime Dances
      Stravinsky: Danses Concertantes
      Mozart: Serenade in D (March, K. 215, Serenade, K. 204)

      Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire, pianos
      Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b

      Salzburg 2013

      January 12, 2014


      Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
      Shostakovich: String quartet No. 8 in c minor, Op. 110
      Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
      Bach/arr. Birtwistle: Contrapunctus from The Art of Fugue

      Alfred Brendel, piano
      Mozart: Piano Sonata in c minor, K. 457, mvt. 1, Allegro

      Salzburg 2013

      January 19, 2014


      Krassimira Stoyanova, s; Elina Garanca, ms; Piotr Becala, t; Dmitry Belosselskiy, b
      Concert Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Riccardo Muti, conductor

      Salzburg Festival Retrospective
      Vienna Philharmonic
      Riccardo Muti, conductor

      Haydn: Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, mvts. 6, 7 (1982)

      Salzburg 2013

      January 26, 2014


      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Christian Thielemann, conductor

      Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B Major, WAB 105

      Salzburg Festival Retrospective
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Herbert von Karajan, conductor
      From the Grosses Festspielhaus, 1987

      Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
      Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
      Jessie Norman, soprano

      Salzburg 2013

      February 2, 2014


      Michael Volle, br. (Han Sachs); Roberto Saccá, t. (Walther von Stolzing); Markus Werba, br; (Sixtus Beckmesser); Anna Gabler, t. (Eva); Peter Sonn, t. (David); George Zeppenfeld, br.(Veit Pogner.
      Concert Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Daniele Gatti, conductor

      Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
      Prelude and chorus
      Act II, Scene 2 (Finale)

      Mozart Matinee
      Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
      Ivor Bolton, conductor

      Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D (“London”), Hob. 1:104

      Salzburg 2013

      February 9, 2014


      Anna Netrebko, s; Ian Bostridge, t; Thomas Hampson, br. Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Chorus
      Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome
      Antonio Pappano, conductor

      Britten: War Requiem

      Salzburg 2013

      February 16, 2014


      Chamber Music
      Till Fellner, piano and Belcea Quartet

      Dvorak: Piano Quintet in a Major, Op. 81

      Mozart Matinee
      Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
      Ivor Bolton, conductor

      Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338

      Christian Gerhaher, baritone
      Gerold Huber, piano

      Schumann: Six Songs, Op. 107
      Dichterliebe, Op. 48

      Salzburg 2013

      February 23, 2014


      Christian Tetzlaff, violin
      Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
      ORF Radio-Symphony Orchestra
      Cornelius Meister, conductor

      Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride (Mahler version)

      Birtwistle: Violin Concerto (Austrian premiere)

      Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major

      Salzburg 2013

      March 2, 2014


      Valentina Farcas, s. (Sara); Sen Guo, s. (Raffaelle ); Ann Hallenberg, ms. (Anna); Mauro Peter, t. (Tobia); Ruben Drolle, br. (Tobit);
      Arnold Schönberg Choir of Vienna
      Orchestra La Scintilla
      Nicholas Harnoncourt, conductor

      Haydn: Il ritorno di Tobia (oratorio)