Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

Wednesday at 7:00 PM

If you can't fly to Germany for the music festival season, we'll bring it to you!

Concert Hour features live recordings of the world's music stars performing in Germany's palaces, churches and concert halls, conveying the full immediacy and festivity of these renowned musical events.

Hosted and produced by Rick Fulker, Concert Hour explores festivals like the Bach Festival in Leipzig, the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth and the Beethoven Festival in Bonn. We also pay a visit to Germany's big, regional festivals, such as the statewide Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in the North, MDR Summer Music in the East and the Rheingau Festival in the center of the country.

The concerts are recorded live by Deutsche Welle and its sister broadcasters in the ARD -- Germany's public broadcasting network.

  •     Oct  3    BARTOK: Rumanian Folk Dances; Divertimento for Strings

         HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D; Symphony No. 96 in D
            DUTILLEUX: Three Verses on the Name Paul Sacher
            MARTINU: Cello Concerto No. 1, 2nd and 3rd Movements
            TCHAIKOVSKY: Lensky’s Aria from “Eugen Onegin,” arranged for Cello

  •     Oct 10    BRITTEN: War Requiem; String Quartet No. 1, 1st, 3rd, and 4th movements
  •     Oct 17    BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3 in C; Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat

         WAGNER: Wesendonck Songs
            STRAUSS: Don Juan
            RAVEL: Sheherazade
            BERG: Seven Early Songs

  •     Oct 24    BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D

         PROKOFIEV: Sonata, 1st movement
            SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D
            WEBER: Symphony No. 1 in C, 3rd Movement
            SCHUBERT: Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus, ballet music and interlude

  •     Oct 31    BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in d

         LIGETI: Lontano fur grobes orchester
            TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D, 2nd Movement
            STRAVINSKY: Les Noces
            SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 14, 9th Movement