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Summer Night Concert from Vienna

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Spectacular summer-night concerts from the grounds of the Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna.

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2016

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Katie Derham introduces this year's traditional spectacular concert from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the gardens of Schonbrunn Palace. There's a distinctly French flavour to the evening with music from Bizet, Berlioz, Poulenc and Ravel, and a special appearance from the world-renowned French piano duo the Labeque sisters. The concert is conducted for the first time by Semyon Bychkov who, though Russian-born, is an honorary Frenchman on account of his being married to Marielle Labeque. This year's concert features such musical favourites as Ravel's exuberant Bolero and his ravishing Daphnis and Chloe. There is also a chance to dance along to the can-can from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld plus, of course, the traditional end to the concert, Johann Strauss Junior's romantic waltz Wiener Blut. It wouldn't be a summer's night in Vienna without it!

Review

You don’t get much grander settings for an outdoor concert than the majestic ornamental gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. The baroque palace makes for an almost Disneyish backdrop to the Vienna Philharmonic as they play their traditional summer concert, this year with a French theme.

The climax is a version of Ravel’s Boléro that cranks up the tension brilliantly, and before that there’s Poulenc’s Concerto for two pianos, played by sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque, and works by Bizet and Berlioz. Russian maestro Semyon Bychkov conducts.

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PresenterKatie Derham
DirectorHenning Kasten
ConductorSemyon Bychkov
Orchestra
MusicianKatia Labeque
MusicianMarielle Labeque

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    Katie Derham introduces this year's traditional spectacular concert from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the gardens of Schonbrunn Palace. There's a distinctly French flavour to the evening with music from Bizet, Berlioz, Poulenc and Ravel, and a special appearance from the world-renowned French piano duo the Labeque sisters. The concert is conducted for the first time by Semyon Bychkov who, though Russian-born, is an honorary Frenchman on account of his being married to Marielle Labeque. This year's concert features such musical favourites as Ravel's exuberant Bolero and his ravishing Daphnis and Chloe. There is also a chance to dance along to the can-can from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld plus, of course, the traditional end to the concert, Johann Strauss Junior's romantic waltz Wiener Blut. It wouldn't be a summer's night in Vienna without it!

    Review

    You don’t get much grander settings for an outdoor concert than the majestic ornamental gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. The baroque palace makes for an almost Disneyish backdrop to the Vienna Philharmonic as they play their traditional summer concert, this year with a French theme.

    The climax is a version of Ravel’s Boléro that cranks up the tension brilliantly, and before that there’s Poulenc’s Concerto for two pianos, played by sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque, and works by Bizet and Berlioz. Russian maestro Semyon Bychkov conducts.

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterKatie Derham
    DirectorHenning Kasten
    ConductorSemyon Bychkov
    Orchestra
    MusicianKatia Labeque
    MusicianMarielle Labeque
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