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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Grand Opening Concert

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Grand Opening Concert

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The Elbphilharmonie, the ''hall of wonders'' (The Guardian), is undoubtedly the new landmark of Hamburg, a monumental synthesis of breath-taking architecture, a unique location and a world-class concert hall. In varying instrumentation of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under the baton of Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and several top-class soloists explores in the opening concert the possibilities of the Elbphilharmonie's Grand Hall and its acoustics with an exciting programme, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm. ''A striking building, a scintillating concert!'' (The New York Times).



An unequivocal success is the way the drama of the leaps between the centuries remains absolutely undiluted. As a concert recording this may not represent absolute as-it-was perfection but as a package with the documentary, and as a record of an extraordinary musical event, it comes highly recommended.

– Gramophone
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Product Description:

  • Release Date: July 28, 2017

  • UPC: 814337014148

  • Catalog Number: 741408

  • Label: C Major

  • Number of Discs: 2

  • Composer: Benjamin Britten, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Emilio de Cavalieri, Giulio Caccini, Henri Dutilleux, Jacob Praetorius, Ludwig van Beethoven, Olivier Messiaen, Richard Wagner, Rolf Liebermann, Wolfgang Rihm

  • Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Choir, Ensemble Praetorius, NDR Choir, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

  • Performer: Bryn Terfel, Hanna-elisabeth Muller, Hanna-elisabeth Müller, Iveta Apkalna, Kalev Kuljus, Margret Koll, Pavol Breslik, Philippe Jaroussky, Thomas Bloch, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Ya-ou Xie