MIRGA Concert & Portrait. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Inaugural Concert, Going for the Impossible – A Portrait by Daniela Schmidt-Langels. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla. Euroarts 2DVDs
Concert & Portrait
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Inaugural Concert
Going for the Impossible
A Portrait by Daniela Schmidt-Langels
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
“The only thing that could stop me is the power of my own imagination.” (Mirga Grainyte-Tyla)
How did Mirga Grainyte-Tyla succeed in breaking into one of the last
male dominated domains? Will she meet the challenges of the CBSO?
These and other questions will be answered in the portrait “Going for the Impossible”.
The centrepiece of the inaugural concert is the song cycle “Let me tell you” by Danish composer Hans Abrahmansen, commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker and dedicated to soprano Barbara Hannigan, who did perform it. The award-winning song cycle about Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet is solely made up of the 481 words used by the character in Hamlet. The Guardian called the piece “ravishingly and astonishingly beautiful”. In the second half of the concert, Mirga and the CBSO vividly explore Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Fourth Symphony.
“The musicality of the new director of the CBSO becomes evident within
30 seconds of her raising her baton.” - The Times
DVD Picture: 16:9 – NTSC
DVD Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Language/subtitles Doc: English, German
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 98 mins Concert, 54 mins Documentary
Euroarts 2DVDs 0880242970886
|Release Period||October 2018|