Mariss Jansons.

Salzburg Festival 2012.

The Salzburg festival in Austria is a major musical event, and it draws world-class artists every year. During that time, in the city of Mozart’s birth, it is next to impossible to find a hotel room. Later, however, we can enjoy recorded performances, such as this one form the 2012 festival.

In this recording, we get to hear the following:


  • Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Strauss, R:

  • Don Juan, Op. 20


  • Wesendonck-Lieder (5), as performed by Nina Stemme (soprano), with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Mariss Jansons onducting

This concert program, dedicated to music from the second half of the 19th century, was one of the highlights of the 2012 Salzburg Festival last year.

Mariss Jansons, chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra and winner of the Cannes Classical Award, and soprano Nina Stemme offered a “superlative concert experience” (The Kurier newspaper).

Swedish soprano Nina Stemme is outstanding in her performance of Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder.

Brilliant readings of Richard Strauss’ tone poem Don Juan and Johannes Brahms’ symphony No. 1 complete this excellent concert performance.

Here is the trailer for this great concert on DVD:



And next, here is Mariss Jansons, leading Richard Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben”:



Finally, here’s the Brahms Symphony number 4, with Mariss Jansons conducting the Mahler youth orchestra:



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