Today we have updated DG Premium, our new online platform of concert-length productions from our DG family of artists, with three new concerts in our “Great Orchestras” section.
Focusing on Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, we feature his leading the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in their 275th-anniversary gala concert in 2018, just instated as the orchestra’s new musical director, and two concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker from 2015 and 2016. These concerts are free of charge to watch upon registration. We will however, very soon be launching a new section called ‘DG Stage’, where we will be selling tickets to watch new productions.
Andris Nelsons conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Bruckner’s Third Symphony
In 1865, Anton Bruckner attended the premiere of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, and he is thought to have then been present at every subsequent Wagnerian premiere. Bruckner dedicated his own Third Symphony to his role model, whose influence can be heard in many of his works. Conductor Andris Nelsons feels a close affinity with the music of both composers. Here he leads the Berliner Philharmoniker in a concert from April 2016.
Andris Nelsons conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony
Watch Andris Nelsons direct the huge forces of the Berliner Philharmoniker in one of Richard Strauss’s most sumptuous symphonic works. Setting out to portray the beauty of the Alpine landscape on the one hand and its dangers on the other, Strauss had originally intended to follow the script of Friedrich Nietzsche’s text The Antichrist. But he soon gave up that idea once an extraordinary flow of musical ideas began to pour from his pen in the same way as, to quote the composer, “milk flows from a cow”!
Andris Nelsons conducts Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra’s 275th-anniversary gala concert
Andris Nelsons became Music Director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in February 2018 and just a few weeks later, on 11 March 2018, conducted a gala concert to mark the orchestra’s 275th anniversary. Bruckner’s towering Seventh Symphony, originally premiered in Leipzig in 1884 by Arthur Nikisch was one of two works on the programme. It was preceded by Jörg Widmann’s Partita – Five Reminiscences for large orchestra, a joint commission for this anniversary celebration from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of which Nelsons is also Music Director.