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Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

Series produced by DW ~ Deutsche Welle

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NEW DW SERIES begins SEPT 26, 2016.
Classical performances captured live and featuring some of the world's classical stars performing in Germany's palaces, churches, and concert halls - a front row seat is reserved for your listeners.

Broadcast rights allow PRX subscriber stations to use any or all of the programs in the series that have been already been published, or subscribe to the series to receive the files automatically each week.

DW Radio and PRX are thrilled to announce 26 brand new episodes of Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts for 2016/2017. With the first new program available on September 26th, Festivals host Rick Fulker will transport your listeners to some of the most exciting classical concerts of Germany’s festival season. As always, our music series finds a way to mix the old and the new, from mainstream to contemporary; from Bach to Ives.

With half of the world’s opera houses and with more symphony orchestras than the rest of Europe combined, where else on the planet but Germany could your listeners find more musical excitement and diversity?

In the first 13 programs of this 26-part series, two festivals: the Beethovenfest in Bonn and the Bachfest in Leipzig - celebrate the special connection between composers and their cities. The Ural Philharmonic and conductor Theodor Currentzis both reside on Europe’s eastern edge, but have been sending musical tremors across the continent. The city of Cologne has both an imaginative early music festival and one celebrating the 20th century – the most diverse in music history. The series also showcases the 30-year-old Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla and the new Cantor of St. Thomas' Church in Leipzig, Gotthold Schwarz.

This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for one broadcast within one year of the first release date of each program. As with our previous seasons of Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts, the 2016/17 season provides your station with rights to air each episode once within a year of its release on PRX. Stations may subscribe to the full 26-part series via PRX SubAuto, or may download individual episodes. There is no requirement to air the full season and programs may be used in any order within the rights window. Many programs from the 2015/16 season are also still available for broadcast.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact:
Greg Fitzgerald at dwusa@mac.com (p)508-647-2292.

The recordings are made by Germany’s public broadcasting system and Deutsche Welle itself, so count on solid technical quality.

The programs, each lasting one hour and fifty-eight minutes. Promos provided, custom made promos if requested.

Host Rick Fulker, a long-time observer of the scene, visits the events and interviews soloists and conductors. He loves nothing more than sharing the music with users on radio and online.

It’s another strong season you won’t want to miss! You’re just a click away from launching one of the most exciting music seasons on your station.
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DW Radio and PRX are thrilled to announce 26 brand new episodes of Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts for 2016/2017. With the first new program available on September 26th, Festivals host Rick Fulker will transport your listeners to some of the most exciting classical concerts of Germany’s festival season. As always, our music series finds a way to mix the old and the new, from mainstream to contemporary; from Bach to Ives. With half of the world’s opera houses and with more symphony orchestras than the rest of Europe combined, where else on the planet but Germany could your listeners find more musical excitement and diversity?In the first 13 programs of this 26-part series, two festivals: the Beethovenfest in Bonn and the Bachfest in Leipzig - celebrate the special connection between... Show full description


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Caption: Boulez Ensemble in the Boulez Hall, Credit: Peter Adamik
Performances from the brand-new concert hall in Berlin named after the great French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez by the Boulez ensemble, wi...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: Siegfried Mauser, Credit: Thorsten Mischke
Highlights from the 2016 Beethovenfest including bagatelles by Beethoven and Schubert's E-flat Piano Trio.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: National Youth Orchestra of Germany, Credit: Annette B. Arger
Turkish pianist Seda Röder is a master of the art of avant-garde piano. She performs on this episode from the Beethovenfest "Songs of Spring" progr...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:56
Caption: Jan Vogler, Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivor Bolton, Credit: Oliver Killig
This week, the Dresden music festival - and its director, Jan Vogler, as our guide. Also a renowned cellist, Vogler founded the Dresden Festival Or...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:57
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In this Deutsche Welle Festival Concert, the incomparable tradition of Russian choral music at the Beethovenfest in Bonn, with a performance by the...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:57
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By the time the Berezovsky recital was over, the audience went wild. Russian virtuoso Boris Berezovsky is not only unpredictable with his stupendou...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: Conductor Marek Janowski, Credit: Felix Broede
What do Ludwig van Beethoven and the French composer Hugues Dufourt have in common? You'll find out in this Deutsche Welle Festival Concert, presen...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Le concert spirituel and conductor Hervé Niquet
Two very different kinds of tributes are highlighted in the performances we present during this broadcast: homages to queens by Handel and Purcell ...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:57
Caption: Applause after the opening concert in the Elbphilharmonie, Credit: Michael Zapf
In a special program, Deutsche Welle and NDR present a special program celebrating the grand opening of Germany's newest concert hall, the Elbphilh...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:55
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We're at the Romanesque Summer, a festival in Cologne that celebrates the city's wonderful Romanesque churches - and uses them as concert sites.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:57
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Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and roman Carnival; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5.

  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:57
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The latest round of winners at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, celebrating it's 65th anniversary in the most recent season. The ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:57
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The Mahler Chamber Orchestra - a "nomadic collective" of 45 top musicians from 20 countries get together for tours in Europe and worldwide.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:56
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Far less well known than Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto are the other works in this concert from the Beethovenfest in Bonn: the Steel Forgery b...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:57
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"Music and Revolution" was the theme of the Beethovenfest 2016, which cast a light on music from two revolutionary periods - the French Revolution ...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:56
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Plug in superlative chamber musicians at a remote, historic power plant, and sparks fly. Nowhere else can four string players sound like a symphony...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:57
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"Les Siècles" translates to "The Centuries." This period instrument orchestra is dedicated to discovering the original sound and spirit of each pie...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:58
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The Beethovenfest concert opening casts a glance towards Germany's neighbor to the east, in the heart of Europe. Under its principal conductor Ji?í...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:57
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Together, Teodor Currentzis and Patricia Kopatchinskaja are a team that one should not miss the opportunity to hear. The Greek-born conductor Curre...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:47
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The Eight Bridges Festival includes music by popular Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and an early work by the reclusive and revered Russian composer Ga...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:57