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.

   Feb  24: 

  • PURCELL:  March from Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary 
  • BIRTWISTLE:  Cortege – A Ceremony for 14 musicians 
  • PROKOFIEV:  Violin concerto No. 1 in D, op. 19 
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Fantasy on a theme by Thomas Tallis 
  • BARTOK:  Concerto for two pianos, percussion and orchestra; Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos, version for two pianos 
  • BRAHMS:  Sonata in f for two pianos

Mar   3

  • DOWLAND:  Weep you no more, sad fountains
  • BIBER:  Battalia for strings and continuo
  • SCELSI:  Anahit, lyrical poem on the name of Venus for violin and 18 instruments
  • STRAUSS:  Death and Transfiguration
  • MAHLER:  Symphony No. 1 in D

Mar  10

  • CHERUBINI:  Overture to the opera Lodoiska
  • MEHUL:  Symphony No. 1 in g
  • HOLZBAUER:  Symphony in E-flat
  • KNECHT:  Musical Portrait of Nature or Grand Symphony
  • BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 5, 4th Movement; Symphony No. 6, 4th and 5th Movements
  • BRAHMS:  Three Intermezzos for Piano 

Mar  17

  • BEETHOVEN:  String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat; Große Fuge, String Quartet in B-flat; Große Fuge, version for two pianos
  • SHOSTAKOVICH:  String Quartet No. 15 in e-flat
  • KURTAG:  Homage to Mihaly Andras. 12 Mikoludes for string quartet
  • BARBER:  Adagio from the String Quartet No. 1 in b
  • WEBERN:  Five movements for String Quartet

Mar  24

  • STRAVINSKY:  Three pieces for String Quartet
  • DEBUSSY:  String Quartet in g
  • SCHUBERT:  Octet in F
  • BEETHOVEN:  String Quartet No. 4 in c

Mar  31

  • WRANITZKY:  Grand Symphony characteristic of peace with French Republic in c
  • MOZART:  Intrada from the Singspiel Bastien und Bastienne
  • BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat
  • WILMS:  Ariette from Paul Wranitzky’s opera Oberon
  • BACH:  Harpsichord Concerto in C; Symphony in E-flat